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Dis Jointed by Joe Russell

PostPosted: Nov 15th, '06, 14:41
by PickAnyCard

You all know the classic arm twist? Well how would you like to put a spin on to it? Like maybe breaking your elbow?

From Ellusionist:
Disjointed gives you the freakish talent to twist your normal arm 360 degrees around with bone crunching sound. Then there's a heart stopping "pop" as you physically break your elbow at the joint.

You then complete the dislocation by shoving your shoulder back into your arm socket.

The freak-fest ends with one more 360 degree twist of your arm as your shocked spectators watch your bones snap back into place!

Disjointed is a revolutionary new method for "Shinko's Classic Arm Twist" that turns the screws on the scream factor. Disjointed was hand-selected by Paul Harris because it takes the classic arm-twisting illusion to the next incredible level. Order now and get your freak on.


The Effect
You twist your arm almost between 180-360 degrees. Then you will hit your elbow so it will break. Your elbow & shoulder are not in place. You are fixing your arm slowly.

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On Penguin:

$19.95 Ellusionist/Penguinmagic

(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

1 if you are aware of the classic arm twist, just for the experience. 2 if you are whole new into arm twists, if you NEVER donw the arm twist.

Well its a very good arm twist. The part when you are breaking your elbow seems so good. Now, Joe goes over a method for creating the bone-cracking sound, while you are twisting your arm and also when you are breaking it, now I know a way to make the snap sound more realistic and I give the creds to Andrew Mayne, caus in one of his books he teaches you a thing that could be very handy in this trick and make the snap sound even more convincing when breaking your elbow.
Its visual magic. Now, Joe goes over with a NOT-recommended way to practice your armtwist, just the part when you are twisting your arm so much that you can. I dont know if this good for your arm, but,,, I dont know and I will not try it either.

Well this is a good trick, makes the classic to present. If you are ready to brake your elbow, you are welcome to buy this.

9/10 - If performed VERY well.
8/10 - If performed in the same tempo as the classic arm twist.

PostPosted: Nov 15th, '06, 14:56
by I.D
I certainly wouldnt recommend doing the ''extra training''.. though I did put myself through the agony involved.. Its worth it if you can bother with it.. I did injure myself a good few times before I reached where I aimed to be..

Be careful in what you say about it as it may reveal the method. I would slightly alter your first post where you mention the above as it seems to be a little close to exposure.. but that maybe only because I know it!! :wink: and its quite a simple method. As close to 'real magic' as you can get :lol:

I would say '' There is a method in which you can perform the effect more convinvingly.. though I would not recommend this for medical reason '' something like that.

The reactions you get from this are quite astounding.. people shudder.. run. look away.. and if you use Andrew Mayne's method of vreating bone crunching sound.. it adds to the effect dramtaically!!

andrew mayne's way

PostPosted: Aug 16th, '08, 13:50
by streetmentalist
Hi! Just curious that where does Mayne teach the "crack sound" name of a book/dvd would be nice. ty!

PostPosted: Feb 25th, '10, 21:50
by Ettienne Frost
I second that question. I think Joe Russell's way is simple and effective but it's always nice to check out the other options.
Any chance of the name of the Mayne dvd/book?