Creator: Danny Weiser
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 20:07
Type of effect: ring through finger effect
Manufacturer's Write Up:
From the creator of Triage comes an effect that is seemingly impromptu and leaves you looking like a physics defying master!!! Headphones have become a worldwide accessory and lead to many great effects. Borrow a pair of Apple headphones, wrap the headphones around your finger, then pull the wrapped cord through each of your fingers. An impossible solid through solid effect done with an ordinary object. This is WIRED!!!
How accurate is the ad copy? No deception found
What's in the box? It's a tiny little box with only the plastic gimmick and a tiny cut strip of paper that contains the URL for the download video
1) An organic ring through fingers effect
2) Uses a pair of borrowed headphones (white)
3) Starts and ends with headphones being completely inspectable
4) A very casual piece of magic that is easy to have on you when not in use
How are the production values: It's a stand alone camera (tripod) all shot in a waist high shot as Danny performs and teaches for the camera. The "behind the scenes" shots show up about 11 minutes in and Danny takes you to a close up pad. The video is well mic'd and well lit, but contains no live performances
Is it well made: This is a well made gimmick, very convincing and should last you a long time.
Is it well taught: Danny does give you everything you need to know including a few tips and inspiration.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" All you need is the gimmick (if you are going to borrow the headphones) and the gimmick itself is about the size of a half dollar.
Does it "play big?" this is a modern version of ring through finger using a very contemporary and relevant prop.
Difficulty / Skill level required: beginner to intermediate. It does have some palming, hidden ditching elements to it - you have to be able to ring in and ditch the gimmick pretty sneakily.
How much arts and crafts are involved? None
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Absolutely - this trick comes ready to go.
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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The video felt rushed to me, filmed very quickly, with not very many takes - Danny doesn't look excited to be teaching either, so it comes across as a little flat.
For $30 I was a little disappointed to see "so little" fall out of the package - I suppose my disappointment could have dissipated with a longer video - 20 minutes is very short. A few bonus handlings, tips on loading and ditching, live performances all would have been great additions.
+ 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=H2nuCVbe2yQ