This one baffled me...

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Roberto B. » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:22 am

Is it just me? or you are also baffled with this one?:


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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by SimonC » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:40 am

That is very cool! I think maybe there is a paddle move when he shows the fourth side of coloured stones but not sure. The only thing I can think of is that the stones can all shift along to one side to reveal the all red ones.
If you look at the picture below the method used to make the crutch adjustable might have a similar working!
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Randy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:19 am

There are no moving parts on that paddle
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Roberto B. » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:55 am

SimonC wrote:That is very cool! I think maybe there is a paddle move when he shows the fourth side of coloured stones but not sure. The only thing I can think of is that the stones can all shift along to one side to reveal the all red ones.
If you look at the picture below the method used to make the crutch adjustable might have a similar working!
Good idea Simon....or maybe all the gems are translucent and you just see the colors of a striped moving bar inside the square shaped pillar (the bar is fixed at the end with a magnet?)......but Randy looks to know the prop and says that there are no moving parts??...can you tell us a bit more Randy??

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by SimonC » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:27 am

Ahahhh! LEDs!!!
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Roberto B. » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:32 am

SimonC wrote:Ahahhh! LEDs!!!
What?!?!..... o_O ...... of course!!!.....would allow you for any color selection!!

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Post by Randy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:43 pm

It works the same as the original Spectra paddle but with clear gems over the painted holes. Similar to what Roberto is suggesting but no sliding bar is required.
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Roberto B. » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:31 pm

Randy wrote:It works the same as the original Spectra paddle but with clear gems over the painted holes. Similar to what Roberto is suggesting but no sliding bar is required.
Thank you for the info Randy!!....I have never heard of that Spectra paddle....so if I understood correctly this stick uses painted holes with the Dice Illusion (Lubor Fiedler) principle? (at least in two of it sides)....very clever!!

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Post by Randy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:43 pm

Correct
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Post by MadisonPresents » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:11 pm

Is it available anywhere? That is absolutely genius.

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by VictorS » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:32 am

Anyone knows this ? Fantasio Zig Zag Bill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOEiX4g7lA

It looks like Magic Wagon`s Ultimate Zig Zag Card and works quite similar.

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by David DeTenyo » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:20 am

VictorS wrote:Anyone knows this ? Fantasio Zig Zag Bill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOEiX4g7lA

It looks like Magic Wagon`s Ultimate Zig Zag Card and works quite similar.
I'd love to have one of those - looks so elegant!

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Randy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:21 pm

That zig zag bill is made by Robert Jackson Woodworks. It doesn't look like it is available anymore.

More information here

http://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/cl ... t-jackson/
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by John B. » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:18 pm

David DeTenyo wrote:
VictorS wrote:Anyone knows this ? Fantasio Zig Zag Bill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOEiX4g7lA

It looks like Magic Wagon`s Ultimate Zig Zag Card and works quite similar.
I'd love to have one of those - looks so elegant!

I wanted one too- I posted that I was looking to buy the version made by Magic Wagon on the Cafe, but a seller contacted me and wanted $550. I passed.

I will make my own version one day.

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Roberto B. » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:21 pm

John B. wrote: I wanted one too- I posted that I was looking to buy the version made by Magic Wagon on the Cafe, but a seller contacted me and wanted $550. I passed.

I will make my own version one day.
Originally it was one of the cheapest Magic Wagon items....it cost about USD 125.- if I remember correctly.

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by David DeTenyo » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:43 am

John B. wrote: I wanted one too- I posted that I was looking to buy the version made by Magic Wagon on the Cafe, but a seller contacted me and wanted $550. I passed.

I will make my own version one day.
Yes, that's much too expensive for what it basically is as an effect. The apparatus/gimmick isn't something extremely complicated to manufacture I believe, it can even be done by hand ... . I'm sure Simon C. would be able to make a nice wooden one if he has enough time on his hands :)

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by SimonC » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:12 am

The thought had crossed my mind!
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by BluBob » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:42 pm

I 2nd that!
and now, on with the show ...

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by VictorS » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:34 pm

I love the improvement. ..I think it's clever.
http://www.seomagic-usa.com/catalog/pro ... ts_id/1949

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by SimonC » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:20 am

I can see WHAT is happening but I can't figure out HOW they're hiding it at the end! It's a cute trick :)
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by David DeTenyo » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:29 am

Indeed, the 'improvement' puzzles me to be honest, the effect is an oldie but goodie :)

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by BluBob » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:51 am

FOUR OUTS!?!
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by SimonC » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:57 am

That's nothing Bob, witchbeards gold has 6 ;)
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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by VictorS » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:23 am

BluBob wrote:FOUR OUTS!?!
I believe yes Bob, but it will go out from the same place with the same process :)

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Re: This one baffled me...

Post by Rob Rand » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:05 pm

I don't know if someone already mentioned this effect, it's not really baffling but:

https://youtu.be/zKQniQMcCIg

It's Ghost Cash by Astor Magic, and it is very similar to Tenyo's Midas Machine, it looks like a simpler reworking of it. It definitely works smoother than Midas Machine :)

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