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Vortex of Refreshment by David Regal (DVD + Gimmicks) It's not a card trick, and not a coin trick. It's baffling, amusing, and astonishing.
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Originally published as "The World's Greatest Invention" in Approaching Magic, it's not a card trick, and not a coin trick. It's baffling, amusing, and astonishing. It can be performed for a room filled with sophisticated adults or at a kid show.
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 10)3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 12th, 2013
This is a unique illusion and I have gotten great responses so far. You definitely want to practice the handling extensively before you perform it. There are a few things that can go wrong if you aren't careful and I have managed to experience them first hand. Having said that, it is a crowd pleaser, people think they are getting it, and then a couple of moves later they realize they're not. Patter can make or break the trick, I wrote down exactly what I wanted to say, and rehearsed the patter until it became second nature. The trick is definitely worth the price, it is different and entertaining.
Now you see it,now you 'mat' Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2012
This is a very cool trick. It could be done anywhere,any time.You could borrow the glass or use you own and the mat could be examine before and after. This trick could be done with other things such as cards,silks,etc. Use your imagination and you will be amazed. Get it now,it is worth it and easy to carry around.
THEE Bomb! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2012
I've got thousands of tricks, some are good, some are bad, but they're very few that I can say are simply off the charts, and this is one of them! It took me a couple times to get the hang of it, but in no time, I was performing miracles with a straw mat and a beverage of any kind, this is in your face magic that will have EVERYONE scratching their heads, including magicians, if you ask me, I'd say this is extremely under priced, the gimmick is very clever and of great quality, this is very hard to fail, the biggest hurdle I'd say is creating the patter to go along with the action, you can do this with your eyes closed!! 2 thumbs WAY UP!!!!!!!!
David Regal Rules! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 17th, 2013
David Regal is a genious! All his tricks are awesome. This one is so cool, easy to perform and unique that you will love it. By the way, if you try to get in contact directly with Mr. Regal, you will find an excellent person. He always answer any question!
A Must-Have! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 2nd, 2013
Well, here's another winner from the brilliant mind of David Regal. It's simply great, hard-hitting commercial magic --- period. As another review has pointed out here, you're limited only by your own imagination in terms of routine and presentation.
This gets my highest recommendation!
Perfect for comedic acts! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 15th, 2013
I love this trick! It takes minutes to learn, yet packs a wallop. No one will know how you are doing it as all of the visible props can be passed out for examination. I am more of a fan of Stage Magic than the in-your-face-watch-closely-as-I'm-about-to-melt your-face stuff and Vortex was right up my alley between the blocks of Quaint and Classic.
My little brother recently served overseas in Afghanistan. Upon his return, the only thing he wanted was a beer because Afghanistan and other Muslim nations are dry countries where alcohol is concerned. I based my patter around this premise. Thus the "World's Greatest Invention" became my "Magic Prayer Mat". Take it with you whenever you travel abroad.
I was performing Vortex within minutes in front of a mirror, taking great pleasure in fooling myself. I went even further with the trick and developed my own effect using red solo cups. With it I can produce multiple cups during the performance by not going the see-through glass route. I'd chug a cup, toss it away, and using the Vortex gimmicks as well as my custom ones, produce yet another. And another. At the end when I pour the contents of the last cup into an empty glass, people tend to storm the stage with hair clippers to see if I have the 'mark'. Not really, but they are sure impressed. Buy it.
A Classic at it's best Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 16th, 2013
This is my first Penguin review, but I am an old timer who has bought thousands of effects over the years.
I am having a blast performing Vortex and I highly recomend this one.
For those who are not familiar with the classics,this one will give you a taste of what magic is all about.
Buy it for crying out loud.
I do not know David from a hole in the ground.
Wow Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2013
Awesome effect and very clever
Must buy! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2013
A very cool trick. Very good instruction easy to follow with. Very strong Gimmicks, perform anywhere on Earth.
Not for me Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 13th, 2014
I see this has been given only has 5 star ratings so far, which frankly I'm surprised.
I really wanted to like this trick, but to start off with, at least the one I received, the workmanship on the mat wasn't good. The edges of the mat were bent and not what I was expecting.
One commenter stated "It takes minutes to learn". Maybe, but definitely not to master for performance to others. To learn to perform this adequately will definitely take more time than I expected.
I'm also not fond of the method.
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