I saw David do it once, at the booth, and then I found my hand reaching into my wallet for a C-note,
like I was Dr. Strangelove.
It just seems impossible that a 3-dimensional object (a folded
up bill or card) could somehow disappear into a plexiglass box. So this switch is just about as
close to 'invisible' as you can get.
Something that Losander says on his DVD applies here.
(And I paraphrase): "The trick is so good that even if you perform it poorly, it will still fool
My only (small) critique is that I wish Regal would have gone over some different
ways to make a dollar vanish/switch a dollar for another. But if you've been in magic for more than
a week, you can figure out how to do this on your own. I just suspect Regal would have some great
tips on a bill/vanish switch.
But this is a small issue; the real issue is that Regal has
created a wonderful prop that's easy to use and very deceptive.
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Clarity is a nice tool indeed. There is enough said about it in the previous reviews. But no single
word about the angle sensivity. You can't place the box on the table when surrounded. I would say
the box has an angle of 120 degrees. You can't use the box like you see in the teaser. This is
another good example how custumers shall be fooled. The box itself get 5 stars but in combination
with this betrayer video I can't give more than 3 stars.
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My Clarity Box has arrived from Penguin!
If you ever worked with any of the other props
in this plot, you can perform it right away. If you never perofmred this type of trick, the DVD has
detalied instruction on how to use and perform with the Clarity Box.
I went right to the
mirror to do the playing card illusion and it's beautiful. I like the size and the weight ( it fits
nicely in my sport coat pocket ). It will last until you're in a box.
The Clarity Box is
going to be one of the memorable releases for years to come.
The ad doesn't list the DVD
contents, so I wrote it up for those that are interested.
David demos the clarity box.
The Basic Principle: David gives the history of the signed
card to box and goes all out with tribute to Bruno Hennig. He comes other cerators that have given
their twist ( Scotty York, Jamy Ian Swiss, etc. )
Carity Box Explanation: David goes over
The gimmick and customization:
Why it works: David explains why
the illusion is so powerful
A Basic Card Routine: David demos the signed card to box.
David's "Emergency Use Only" trick is so funny, it would be had for me not to use it.
Mercury Fold: instruction on the MCF sleight.
A Simpler Way: Anyone that doesn't do a
Mercury Fold, David gives an alternate solution.
A Basic Bill Effect: David demos and
teaches a signed bill trick. A bill is signed and isolated inside a silk and vanishes...it is inside
the Calrity Box.
A Basic Mental Effect: David demos and teaches a prediction trick. 5
pieces of paper each have an ESP symbol written on them. The spectator will choose one ( no force )
and the prediction inside the box matches.
Care and Handling: David goes over ways to care
for the prop.
Outro: David gives some closing comments
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The box is well made and works as advertised. Considerations: it is bigger and heavier than other
boxes on the market. It is also angle sensitive and, at least in my opion, better suited for a
formal parlor show than for walk around. Reset is almost instant but it is not as examinable as the
Mystery Box and other similar items. Granted, because it is clear, most will probably never ask to
inspect the box. Bottom line, if examinability, portability, and angles are important factors for
you, the Mystery Box is the way to go. If you intentd to use this in a formal close up show or
platform show and like the visibility of a clear box, the Clarity Box is your winner.
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What a deceptive, elegantly simple concept and beautifully made device! I'm using it as the perfect
ending to a comedy version of the burnt and restored borrowed bill. I'll also put this to use in a
variety of mental effects including Confabulation and a three billet version of Mental Epic. And
that's just scratching the surface! Thank you, David, for giving us all an incredibly versatile tool
to design our own miracles. Well done!
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Pros: Nice quality glass. easy to handle. great durability. And it is an utility prop. My most props
are for mentalism. I've bought many different props. I think lots of the props related to switch
device like bulldog switch clip, billet knife etc are not going to be used in my performance. This
one kills many my mentalism props. This is the best of its kind.
Cons: I don't think you
will use it for walk-around or street magic situation. If they look at the box from side views, it
will be 100% okay but they can't see the box from the back. It's almost angle proof indeed because
you stand right behind the box so that you block the sight of the people on the back but you can't
hand them the box out. You need any place to put the box on. That's it. This is the only con.
There are many great fantastic effects on the market. But it is hard to meet performer's 5 star
satisfaction. Some tricks need to be prepared a lot of things, not portable, easy to break, not
repairable, need stooges or preshow, consumable, need to buy refills, some tricks can't be sure 100%
success in performance, and etc.
However, you don't need to worry about anything else with
Clarity Box. This is the biggest reason why I give 5 stars.
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I have picked up lots of cool items from Penguin but this one tops them all! It is a cool
see-through box and it comes pre-loaded with real magic that even this apprentice mage can work
with! I simply lack the words to properly express both my happiness and gratitude to David Regal
(and those who contributed to this effect). It is nice to be able to find a powerful effect like
this one for a reasonable price.
Magic Box 5 stars (Truly Cool Looking Box!!)
Education from the Master, David Regal (D-Real is his street name, heh) PRICELESS!
You ever make it to Seattle David, dinner is on me :o)
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This is a VERY beautifully made and powerfully deceptive box.
Best thing I have bought in
2013 - and probably the best thing that Regal has ever released. A true utility gem.
DVD with many ideas and routines and also instructions on doing a mercury fold.
perform, unique, and very flexible in terms of customization. It doesn't get any better than this.
I wish David had included some kind of protective drawstring bag for this to protect it,
but that is trivial as this is a five star release and a keeper.
I love my Clarity Box -
you will too.
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This is a high quality item, but has its limitations. I think if used in a parlor setting it is
perfect. For me, I would not want anyone up close or to my sides. I don't think I'm going to use
this. Again the DVD and product is top notch, it's just not for me.
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I own the Clarity Box and Vision Box. While both are very good, I've gotta give the edge to the
Clarity Box. To me, it's much more natural to nonchalantly dump the card in your hand, than to reach
in and pull it out. The action of dumping works perfectly because that's the easiest way, and
exactly how you would remove the card in a real situation. Nothing looks out of the ordinary. With
practice, you can even dump it in the SPECTATORS hand!
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars
is because the gimmick looks a little two dimensional, but if you don't call too much attention to
it, until the reveal, it's no problem. Play it just like David does on the performance demo and you
can't go wrong. Also, David teaches a very cool prediction effect with ESP symbols that I can't wait
All in all, it's a pretty awesome trick and worth the $80.
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