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 Post subject: Paint ball bullet catch.
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 7:48 pm 
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Me and my friend (also a magican) have bin thinking about a illusion, the paint ball bullet catch. It will basicly be a bullet catch using a paintball gun. Any advice or suggestions.


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thats actually a really good idea!!!! i think i'm gonna use that at my magic show..... THANKS


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Sounds really good, and a great alternative to a real gun. Good luck with it!


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I take it you saw Justin Kredible perform? He uses it to close his show. I asked him about it and he said it's that one. He also said they couldn't get the gun anymore so it was discontinued. Guess they found them.


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blackbeltbud wrote:
thats actually a really good idea!!!! i think i'm gonna use that at my magic show..... THANKS


Would that be your magic show containing the "awesome" effect that you don't tell anyone about? LOL



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This has been done for real before, more than once.

But I guess an illusion would be nice alternative.


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This routine is much cleaner than any of the others I've seen, though. Kreds pulled it off really well and the paintball was signed. I didn't even see a steal. That's why this runs that much.


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When I was in Vegas this last December, I got together with Bob Kohler and we talked at length about a number of effects he was producing and marketing. One of these effects was Velocity. It really is an amazing updated version of a very old effect. The fact that the spectator signs and loads the gun immediately before firing it really helps to sell the impossibility of this effect.

I purchased Velocity directly from Bob and it's one of the key effects in my stage show. It really does pack small and play HUGE! But be forwarned. A lot of really good acting is necessary to present any bullet catch effect, and this is no exception.

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I know its bin done befor. Gest me and my friend decided to think of a method, witch can be done with a barrowed ( spelling) paintball gun and paintballs. I really hope I dont screw up. We are also thinking about doing it blind folded.


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If I were you, I'd go for the chest rather than the face. Just in case...

Do a "Kung Fu" sort of grab and snatch it out of the air. Lots of acting, and just as exciting for the audience.


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DaveV wrote:
If I were you, I'd go for the chest rather than the face. Just in case...

Do a "Kung Fu" sort of grab and snatch it out of the air. Lots of acting, and just as exciting for the audience.


I was planning to have him shoot at my side and do a " Kung Fu " grab, never will he be shooting at my face ar body.


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So you expect someone to just "happen" to bring a paintball gun and paintballs to your show? Where I'm from people don't just carry these things around with them all the time. I mean it's not like borrowing a coin or something. In other words, borrowing the item is not natural. People will see him as a stooge.

The borrowed gun method also means that the spectator cannot load the gun himself. He can't confirm that the ball actually went into the chamber just seconds before he fired the gun. In all, the effect becomes much weaker.

This also means you have to give the gun and paintballs back at the end of the performance. So now, you run the risk of an audience member grabbing the gun and firing it at you while you are still on stage. Why not? You caught the bullet before didn't you?

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So you expect someone to just "happen" to bring a paintball gun and paintballs to your show? Where I'm from people don't just carry these things around with them all the time. I mean it's not like borrowing a coin or something. In other words, borrowing the item is not natural. People will see him as a stooge.

The borrowed gun method also means that the spectator cannot load the gun himself. He can't confirm that the ball actually went into the chamber just seconds before he fired the gun. In all, the effect becomes much weaker.

This also means you have to give the gun and paintballs back at the end of the performance. So now, you run the risk of an audience member grabbing the gun and firing it at you while you are still on stage. Why not? You caught the bullet before didn't you?

Kent


the place that i'm performing at has paintball guns right there and i know the guy that runs them and he said i could use one for this trick.


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