Creator: Will and Adam Tsai (inspired by Adam Grace)
MSRP: $ 85
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 45 minutes
Type of effect: Freeze items in your spectator’s hands
Manufacturer's Write Up:
In 2009, magician Adam Grace introduced his very own choreography that made it possible to adapt a real science experiment into a magic performance. Inspired by Adam's prior work, is the newest addition to the SansMinds Pro Series: Absolute Zero; a devious DEVICE that took three years of development. It's designed to allow you to perform the scientific phenomenon with less restriction and more flexibility. It's like having a superhero power in your pocket that you can perform ANYTIME and ANYWHERE.
Just imagine having the power to freeze objects in your spectator's hand with just a simple blow.
Absolute Zero is a pocket size liquid nitrogen pressure container made with precise inner pressure point calculation. When triggered the contained liquid will go through a reversed valve that is designed to release the liquid nitrogen in liquid form.
Bonus Special Feature:
It is the perfect device to reset "Blossom by Will Tsai" on the go (or any memory metal).
With this intricate device that's easily concealed in the palm of your hands, there is no complicated set-up, preparation, or choreography. It just sits in your pocket waiting for the right moment to shine.
The best part is that the device doesn't do the magic for you. YOU do.
You have complete control on when you want to cover the object in frost.
Admit it, you've dreamed of having superpowers. Finally, a practical secret weapon that gives you a super hero power at your disposal.
How accurate is the ad copy? It is not taught or recommended for the event to happen in your spectator’s hands. The process is too cold and your spectator will feel it.
What's in the box?
1. One Absolute Zero device
2. Two connectors
3. Online instructions on device usage, routines, tips, and much more
How are the production values: SansMinds does make great DVDs with well produced visuals
Is it well made: lots of months and several prototypes were built to make sure that you got the best device possible.
Is it well taught: Jason does a live performance and Will Tsai teaches this to you personally. Herman comes in the end for a “hack” modifier that might make your experience easier (I suggest you do the hack). It is well taught and they do give you some tips on it’s “flaws.”
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" in my opinion this a big clunky device, if you have issues ringing in – audience management - ditching and palming – this might not be for you.
Does it "play big?" Hard to say. I think SansMinds certainly has the “best audience reaction” in their videos. I think it has potential, but would need a great set up for the climax you want.
Difficulty / Skill level required: the effect is not difficult, but the practice will be in your presentation and aim.
How much arts and crafts are involved? Only a little
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) It’s not real world ready – you are going to have to be in the right setting for this to work the way you want.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
The device was big,.. loud and …. More miss than hit for me, It’s a pass
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb5mIyctO1o