This looks as good in person as it does on the video from the right angle (directly in front of you
and all the way to the left side). Unfortunately, the move makes a loud snap, it doesn’t always
appear as cleanly as it does in the promo (Joe even messes it up in the tutorial more than a few
times), the “get ready” requires more than moderate misdirection, and your whole body is a bit rigid
and awkward before the magic moment. If you are okay with all of that, then buy it (it’s sometimes
the norm for rubberband magic), because it’s a smart move with lots of applications. However, I
won’t be using it. It could work in the real world (loud place, great audience managemt, great
opportunity for misdirection), but for the price, I expect something a little more useable.
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Everybody mentions it...'angles'. Yes, it's true, you have to watch your angles but so far, I have
found two ways to do this. In a parlor' setting, it's the one I start out with and I can take off
my coat hang it up and 'engage myself' as needed at that time. This way, I 'find', my first rubber
band. Lots of natural movement at that time. So I start with this. I have several effects with
one band and when I am finished with that, I hand that one out for examination. While they are
checking it out, I simply remove a second rubber band from my wrist get set and go into the two
rubber band phase of my routine. You have lots of options at that moment for whatever you do. Once
that's done, I magically put them both back on my opposite wrists and using Joe's BH method
(available through Penguin)I cause one to vanish and then I 'toss' the last one onto my wrist and
accept the applause. I only share that to say, 'routining' is your best 'out' for some of the
issues mentioned. In a close up setting I prefer to be standing, so I can 'naturalize' my movement
to do what I must for 'prep' and angle presentation. It's almost easier with a small audience. For
the price it's a worthwhile method. I have only used 'band through the window' as a spontaneous
effect. "Hey check this out". I'm ready before I offer to show them 'something' and it's mind
blowing. So for the 'at just right moment' need, that one is really great. "Cool Huh? Here's my
card..." Oh, Rubber Bands do matter. Get Joe's. That's just easiest. Stretchier and much longer
life than 'office bands'. I will do a practice run or two with brand new ones at home and use those
same ones in a performance. I like them just a little broken in. Last thing, I use the Rubber Band
holding device to keep the set I am going to use (left and right) and the colors I am using and a
few extras as I prepare. From that device the 'band set' goes on my wrists in an instant and I'm
ready to go. Enjoy.
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Great trick but be carefull with the angle
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The fun part of this video, other videos from Joe and others from Penguin is that I'm amused and
amazed while watching myself do rubber band tricks.
This move involves some misdirection
and angles, but bands aren't that obvious. I have Rainbow bands and Legend bands from Joe. The
Legends come in muted colors. Worth having both.
Get Elastrix. One tiny drop will coat 20
bands. Needed for tricks where bands rub against each other.
RHO will get great reactions!
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Anything that Joe brings is golden i have got i think all of them and this one is one of the best
simple but it kills specially the rubber band to glass love it just buy it you wont be disappointed
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Looks so good can't wait to start using it! Video to the point just like I like it!
For me i find it very hard to do (the angles) and hard to put in place also, but i have to keep
working on it
This trick is awesome ~ i love joe Works ~ but there is only one problem and you can overcome it ~
other then that its fooler ~ i hope you guys enjoy it ~! its worth to buy :)
This is another really great one from Rindfleisch. Probably one of the more technically difficult
techniques, but you’ll have it down within an hour. It will also take some misdirection. The amount
of misdirection you’ll need is about equivalent to how much you need for ‘RHO’; maybe a little
less. I already did the color change for a couple magic friends, and if fooled them hard. If you
love Rindfleisch downloads, I can safely say you’ll enjoy this very much.
I love Joes Tricks and bands. This one will be in my arsenal as soon as I have time to practice. A
new concept of handling bands is born. 4 Stars because of angle sensitive which can lead to some
problems if you are not as familiar with angles as a pro.