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Linking Laces by Paul Harris, David Jockisch and William Goodwin (Instant Download) One of the best impromptu tricks of all time, now better than ever. INTRO PRICE ENDS SOON. START LEARNING INSTANTLY AND SAVE.
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"Looking for a cool impromptu visual effect you can perform anywhere anytime? Look no further, 'Linking Laces' by Paul Harris is made for you!" - Boris Wild

"A modern classic.... starts clean.. end clean... leaving an impossible object at your spectator’s feet to remember... only problem... doesn’t work with flip flops" - JB Dumas

"This is slick! There are not a lot of strong, COMPLETELY impromptu things you can do with a spectator's shoes but this is REALLY sweet. Can't wait to add this to my skill set." - Geoff Williams

"Paul Harris has created some of the greatest magic we'll ever see. Linking Laces is no exception! After you learn this completely impromptu miracle, you'll be performing this trick all the time. Nick Locapo does a great job of teaching this, and you'll be able to practice along with him. It's time to arm yourself with a trick that you can perform anytime, anywhere!" - Jesse Feinberg

Linking Laces is one of the greatest impromptu effects in all of magic. This simple effect takes the classic solid through solid effect and allows you to leave your spectator with proof of a miracle.

Here’s what happens:

With no gimmicks, the magician gently massages the loops of a spectator’s shoelaces and they visually link together. The laces must be untied to come apart. The spectator’s shoes are re-tied and the laces link again, this time in their hands. You can then leave the spectator with their shoelaces linked together ending completely clean. This stunning effect allows you to create an impossible object with something that belongs to the spectator. It’s that strong and that easy to do.

In addition to detailed video instruction of this modern classic, you also learn a non-gimmicked version of the Self-Tying Shoelace.

Created by: David Jockisch, William Goodwin and Paul Harris

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Great impromptu effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
This is not a feature effect by any means, but as a throw-away impromptu you can’t go wrong. If someone has laced shoes with long-ish laces you are good to go. Phase one sets up the second phase which leaves your spectator with permanently linked laces.

The bonus effect of ungimmicked self-tying laces is a bit iffy, I have trouble keeping it set as I walk around but you can be 90% set and complete it discretely.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
because I want as few as possible other than me doing this trick! Just kidding. This is one of the best impromptu tricks that you can perform where you link a spectators laces together. Not only that, they walk away with their shoelaces still linked, a huge smile on their face and puzzled to heck. There is no preparation required, no gimmicks, no set-up just learning the trick and having it your arsenal at all times and ready to go in a pinch. Yes, they have to be wearing shoes with laces, I’m sure you will be able to find someone. If not, no problem, demonstrate it on your own shoes.

Nick does an amazing job of teaching you how to do this and the camera work is excellent. He also relates many useful tips to help make your performance as perfect as possible. I and you I’m sure will learn the first phase in just a couple minutes. The second phase where they walk away with their laces still linked will take a bit longer but it is very well taught. One you learn it, you have it! Use one or both phases, it is up to you. Great to transition into after doing some linking rubber band magic. As a bonus, you will also learn a ‘gimmickless’ version of the self-tying shoelace. The tutorial is 40 minutes long and there is no wasted time.

You will wish that you had known how to do this earlier and realized all the missed opportunities you had to blow away your spectators minds. This is really a fun trick and you will enjoy doing it as much as the spectator will enjoy having it done on them.
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Great trick you can do anytime! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 28th, 2019
This is a great little trick. I'll have to admit that it's pretty darn convincing. When I watched the demo, I could see a move that was suspicious... but I suppose laymen aren't watching that closely.

Nick does, as usual, a great job teaching this. He's very clear and goes nice and slow. This trick is essentially a mini-routine as you actually do a variation of the linking laces twice (and if you choose to, you can even start with Nick's version of the self-tying shoelace).

Speaking of self-tying shoelace, I will just say this right off the bat: when I heard that there was a bonus trick of the self-tying shoelace, I was excited to see how this would be done gimmickless. To be honest, this version, in my opinion, is not as good as the original... so it doesn't replace it. HOWEVER, it is a sufficient method that works. So I would use it. In fact, my idea would be to attract spectators by leading with the Jay Noblezada self-tying shoelace... and then have your other foot ready for the linking laces mini-routine. You could, in effect, be redoing the self-tying shoelace using a different method. If you have some smart butt out there that knows the original trick and calls you out, you can let him examine this other leg (where you just did it a second time). I guarantee you that if he looks for a gimmick and doesn't find it, his mind will be BLOWN.

Now regarding the actual trick, it is definitely a brain stumper as well. Nick's presentation really makes this feel like a magic trick (instead of just some topographical manipulation or tricky knot). The fact that this is done on a spectator's shoe instead of your own is a huge bonus.

The only downside to this trick is an obvious one... this is a limited viewing trick. You'll want to position your body so that everyone can easily see what is happening. Either that or use a stool to prop the spectator's foot up for easy viewing.

This is an impromptu trick that, once you learn it, will enable you to always have something when people ask and you have nothing else. It's organic (everyone wears shoes) so you don't have to have cards or coins.

All in all, I say that this is a great trick. I give it four stars... I generally reserve 5 stars for the mind-blowing extreme visual stuff. Get this trick!

(By the way, I always try to be honest and straightforward in my reviews, while being respectful to the magician. If you appreciate my reviews, can you please click the "Yes" button below beside the question, "Did this review help you?" It's not like I actually benefit in any way by your clicking it... but it would be nice to see if my reviews are helpful or not. I hope they are. If you ever have suggestions or comments or questions about my reviews, please feel free to leave me a constructive comment. I'm just trying to be helpful. I love the Penguin community and hope that I can someday contribute my own product. :-) Thanks for reading and for any (hopefully positive, but either way, at least kind) feedback.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
I feel like we are the lucky ones here. I do own the original. But it came with pictures. So it’s easy to see why a video of something I already love is so good. I don’t think I can add anything to the reviews that hasn’t already been said. I can promise that once you learn how this is done, ( it’s sooo easy ) you’ll be performing this on every pair of shoes that has laces. This is something I can recommend and encourage others to pick up. It’s worth every penny.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
I love having a video tutorial on this link! I'm a longtime owner of this effect. I've owned this in its print form for over 10 years. I did learn the special knot from the text and pictures. Though over time I've forgotten the knot.

Now that I own the Penguin video I can easily relearn the effect and special knot without trying to make sense of the intricacies of the knot from text.

Yay!

Recommended.

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Linking Laces by Paul Harris Presented by Nick Locapo Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
I have written quite a few reviews, I love new magic. This trick has got to be one of my all time favorites for a couple of reasons. Number one, it's impromptu, you may want to scout out your favorite shoe to work with but that's it. Second, your spectator is going to walk away wearing what you just did. They're going to be showing their shoe to people and talking about what the "Magic Guy" just did. They are wearing the physical evidence of a little miracle. You will definitely need to practice this until it's ultra smooth. Nick gives great advice about how to get ready and what you need to do before giving this a go in the real world. He is an outstanding teacher and the camera angles in the tutorial are perfect. This is a worker and you don't need to carry a thing except the knowledge of what to do. Practice hard and give people something their going to walk home with !!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 21st, 2019
How many times do we hear , show us a trick?
This can be done on the moment with nothing but a practiced routine and your own presentation stamp 👍👍👍
If you are a kids entertainer , spot on , parlour magician superb, after your walk around gig , show this as an intermit extra ha ha , and leave someone in a muddle they won’t forget ha ha
As mentioned, if this was just in print , forget it, easy to understand step by step teaching from Nick , get this it will stay with you for life 👌👌👌
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Amazing two-phase effect - plus a bonus! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 21st, 2019
I absolutely love this! I’ll be performing this every chance I get. This is one of the most organic, natural and even somewhat intimate and effects I’ve ever seen. It’s appropriate for absolutely any audience and it’s 100% impromptu.

I don’t know how someone could even come up with this method. It’s incredible. My brain can’t figure out how one would say to themselves “I want to invent a linking shoelace effect,” and then proceed to develop this clever solution.

You can link your spectator’s shoelaces, then have them link them. Or they can link your laces. It’s impromtu and versatile.

Plus, Nick presents a really cool, no gimmick bonus “self-tying shoelace effect. You could create a fantastic 3-phase routine with this one download.
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A rare 5 stars from me! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
I never thought I'd look forward to playing with someone else's shoelaces.

First off, I have to mention Nick Locapo and his hair are great teachers.
He really is one of the best teachers you're going to find. Everything is super clear/no confusing explanations. He makes sure you have all the information to understand everything, repeating it and different tempos before moving on.

This is the kind of trick you need to learn. I can't think of many situations where this one won't come in handy.

And the BONUS TRICK had me saying "Why didn't I think of that!"
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WILDLY GREAT! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
This has been around since the 1940's according to the instructions and I missed it? It is SOOOO GREAT!! Nothing to carry or prepare. Works on anyone's laces. the first link can be learned in about 30 seconds and you have magic on you for the rest of your life! Highly recommended. Fantastic trick and requires no pocket space or prep. WOW!
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