Creator: Rob Thomson
Publisher: Amaze Kids
MSRP: $ 25
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 11 min
Type of effect: kid's party / food magic
Manufacturer's Write Up:
One of the biggest challenges for kids magicians is finding powerful CLOSE-UP effects for children. The Pizza Paddle is the newest, best solution we've ever seen. With nothing more than the simple paddle move (learned within minutes on the instructional video) you'll be able to interact with kids up close - in a way you can't achieve in a platform show. Best of all, the trick is themed around a subject every kid loves: PIZZA!
Did you ever see a giant pizza paddle used in Italian restaurants to pull large pizzas from hot, brick ovens? Imagine a miniature version. Now imagine that you show both sides of the 4.5" paddle, give it a shake, and make a tiny and oh-so-cute pizza appear. You can "remove" the pizza and "eat" it, or you can make it vanish and reappear. Best of all, creator Rob Thompson has devised a way for you to visually take it right off the paddle and hand the spectator a silver dollar-sized pizza.
The Pizza Paddle and the dollar-sized pizzas that come with it are "Made in America" to AmazeKids' exact specs. The paddle handles like a dream and you can do lots of coin moves with the tiny pizzas. Check out the trailer and see some of Danny Orleans' ideas. You'll also see a live close up performance by Rob Thompson in the restaurant where he works every week.
This is a practical paddle trick for the working pro straight from the repertoire of professional restaurant magician, Rob Thompson who specializes in close-up family entertainment. Kids love pizza. Their parents love pizza. So you know they're going to love the routine you create with The Pizza Paddle.
How accurate is the ad copy? Accurate
What's in the box? You get:
- The solid wood 4.5" long pizza paddle
- Two pizza coins
- Video instructions which include, studio performance, explanation and live performance footage
Key points: this is great for the walk around restaurant magicician
How are the production values: Well shot, well mic'd and no distracting background music. Camera follows performer to get every good shot.
Is it well made: Very well made, made from wood and hand painted.
Is it well taught: Rob goes over all the ins and outs, perfect for anyone who is already well verses in the paddle move
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I liked that this makes the paddle trick more accessible, looks a lot better than a sparkly stick
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" very compact, perfect for strolling
Does it "play big?" plays big with kids
Difficulty / Skill level required: very easy
How much arts and crafts are involved? none
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Very practical
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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Finally a paddle tick I'd love to carry .
+ 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=nUprGyRypFU