Creator: Other Brothers
Publisher: Vanishing Inc.
MSRP: $ 25
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 22.08
Type of effect: Flash paper product that contains a hidden reveal
Manufacturer's Write Up:
The Other Brothers have done it again! In this commercial effect, the Other Brothers present a way to cause a prediction--of anything you like--to appear LITERALLY IN A BURST OF FLAMES. Using the 40 sheets of specially-treated black flash paper, you are able to reveal a selected card, a shape, a number, a page number, initials, or anything else you can think of.
You apply a simple treatment to the area of the paper you wish to REMAIN after the flash paper is ignited, and the rest, as they say, works itself. Just light the paper, and the excess space just burns away in a beautiful, magical flash.
Ash Paper is ideal for television work, strolling, or parlor performances, and it creates the kind of effect people will remember and talk about.
WARNING: Vanishing Inc. Magic and Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc. are not responsible for any injury resulting from use or misuse of "Ash Paper." Not sold to anyone under 18 years of age. Use with caution.
How accurate is the ad copy? Accurate and believable – why wouldn’t burnt paper leave an ash residue? Only now as a magician you can make it a wonderful revelation.
What's in the box? 40 ash papers (9cm x 5cm) bound with a staple, an extra product to create your own reveals and the download code to the video.
Key points: Burns much slower than “flash paper” and the “reveals” won’t look exactly as you write them – as the ash is real ash. Second, you need to prepare your forces a day in advance, you can not create reveals on the fly.
How are the production values: Video shows the other brothers on a couch working near a coffee table. They don’t appear to be mic’d and the camera is stationary.
Is it well made: It is a well made product that the Other Brothers claim to over a year to design.
Is it well taught: The Other Brothers cover everything you need to know along with a few ideas on how to use it.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Similar to a packet of flash paper
Does it "play big?" This is a utility, it’s up to you to come up with tricks and routines.
Difficulty / Skill level required: very easy
How much arts and crafts are involved? Very minimal, but it needs to be done by you with 24 hours advance notice.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Absolutely, a great upgrade to typical flash paper.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
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__X___ Somewhat Satisfied
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My thoughts: I was hoping it would be burn faster like flash paper, but it’s still a fun production for mentalism and reveals.
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