Creator: The Other Brothers
Publisher: Vanishing Inc.
MSRP: $ 20
DVD Run time: 31 minutes
Type of effect: thought of reveal
Manufacturer's Write Up:
Wink is a stunning way to reveal a card, thought-of number, initials, and more. See the trailer to experience just how magical Wink will look. Staring right through a wine glass, an eerie message appears and then vanishes without a trace.
The Other Brothers provide everything you need to perform this effect. Use any wine glass or bottle of water. The performance is easy to learn and use, and it's an effect that is ideal for any venue or event that has wine glasses on tabletops.
- Easy to perform
- Complete with gimmicks for revealing cards, ESP symbols and more
- Learn how to make your own gimmicks
- Many versions and ideas taught on the DVD
- The perfect (almost) impromptu bar trick
Complete with gimmicks and DVD. Running time: 30 mins. approx.
How accurate is the ad copy? It says ‘Learn how to make your own gimmicks’ but that was not taught on the DVD
What's in the box? DVD and gimmicks
Key points: Carry the gimmick with you in your wallet and be ready to go at a moment's notice!
How are the production values: It’s mostly the Brothers standing behind a home bar performing to a stationary camera. No performances of the actual effect at all. I don’t think either of them are mic’d. There were a few close up shots for detail.
Is it well made: the gimmicks are made well, and once you see them, you may have an idea about how you would make your own.
Is it well taught: the Brothers do spend a good deal of time teaching you the particulars of this effect.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): this is a good bar / party effect that can be a real killer in the right situation
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" could not be any flatter
Does it "play big?" this has an almost ‘crystal bal’ type effect that could be very strong if performed well
Difficulty / Skill level required: because this trick does involve loads, ditches, creative forcing and a strong degree of audience management, I would say this effect is reserved for intermediate to advanced level magicians.
How much arts and crafts are involved? Very little.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) this is going to be a tough one to practice. I would suggest you perform it for a confederate until you feel confident and have worked out all of your angles.
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
X Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
I really wish I had a performance video on this, the effect I feel plays a lot stronger with a wine glass than a labelless water bottle. So as a performer it’s not really my “style” of effect
+ 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=NsYJiE1NbUA