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Misled by Timothy Wenk What more could you ask for? Misled was created by FISM award-winning inventor Timothy Wenk and performed exactly as described in this booklet by David Copperfield on international television!
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A 20 dollar bill and (in most cases) a pencil are borrowed from a member of the audience. The borrowed bill may be marked for later identification if desired.

You proceed to use the pencil to pierce a hole in the center of the bill-there\'s no doubt that the pencil is truly through the bill. Watch the audience gasp (especially the bill\'s owner) at what happens next...you rip the pencil through the bill-the audience clearly sees the pencil rip through and they can hear the sound of paper ripping! Yet, somehow the bill is left completely unharmed!

You offer to repeat the effect, this time the pencil mysteriosly melts through the bill in slow motion-it looks unbelievable! Both the pencil and the bill may then be handed out for complete examination.

Comes with very special gimmick, pencil and detailed instruction booklet.

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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Great effect. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 4th, 2011
If you don't like this effect, it has to be because you've not practiced it enough to make it smooth and natural. How can someone argue with an effect that brought Copperfield down off of his thousands and thousands of dollars worth of props to perform in the faces of his audience?

This effect is misleading (no pun intended) in the sense that you feel as though you might be able to perform this properly very quickly. Don't be "Misled". Practice this until it's simply second nature, and you'll be thrilled with the outcome. About the time you think you've got it, you'll want to spend another week performing it a few times per day, and then you'll be ready to unleash it in a close-up environment. If you've got some distance between you and your spectators, you can cut off the last week, as the distance alone will hide the last vestiges of gimmickery (is that a word?).

I very much recommend you pick this up. It's a great effect, and it's a staple in the magician's learning process.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
When the conditions are right... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I purchased Misled about two years ago and when I first looked at it, the method was very different from what I thought it would be! I think you'll enjoy that aspect of it. The illusion created by this gimmick is terrific, yet this gimmick also has some limitations...

1)You must use a pencil (Which in some cases it may seem weird to pull a pencil out of your pocket instead of using a pen)
2)That pencil has to be of a specific type for the trick to work
3)It is angle sensitive on side and back views
4)It is very fragile and CAN break if you aren't careful with it. (Mine hasn't broken)

Those things being said, when the conditions are right to perform this, it is a GREAT illusion that I think people will remember for a long time.
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Direct and simple. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 11th, 2011
The gimmick is somewhat a masterpiece. Not only is it a product of some very smart thinking process, it's also from the perfect metirial - almost non-breakable, easy to work with, the right dimensions...
The effect is so visual and convincing that I have it on my youtube channel to show potential customers.
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Misled by Timothy Wenk Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 10th, 2011
is true that it is an old game, but is still able to astonish. 5 stars because it requires little practice to impress people, and why it does not cost much
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
Hi! This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.

THIS TRICK IS THE BOMB-DIGGITY! Add to cart. It's great!

I've been using Misled for years and years now, and it has always been and may always be part of my Absolute Arsenal. Now I will say this, it's not an effect I do all the time. In fact, there are weeks when I don't use it at all. But when the timing and conditions are right, I always have this on me and ready to go, because I know it's gonna KILL.

The effect is simple and fairly straightforward. Beware, there are serious angle issues with this effect, so you will want to put in practice time in front of a mirror, or even better, a camera, in order to make this trick look great. You will also want to practice a solid patter to go with this, otherwise the effect will lack punch. The trick is great, however, and can be performed many ways.

In my opinion, there is no other pen-thru (or in this case, pencil-thru) that I have EVER seen or performed that is better than this one. It's that good, but unlike its counterparts, it takes more work and practice to pull this one off. Definitely not a virtual self-worker like many other pen-thrus.

B_Magic
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Sometimes, the classics are always the best Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
Classic. I have performed this for friends, family, and professionally during walk-around gigs. It always gets a great reaction. In my opinion, this is and always will be better than any of the "pen-thru-bill" effects because both the pencil AND the bill may be borrowed. Misled stands out and is better than all of the imitations. Do not be fooled by the simplicity of the effect or the method. Take the time needed to read the manuscript. Read and take to heart what Copperfield did "wrong" when he performed this on t.v. Practice and make every move appear natural. There is a reason that Copperfield performed this on national television - with the proper amount of time and practice, it is just a great effect.
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I love this trick Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Get this. It is so adaptable to the environment it is in. It can be close-up or parlour. Great for restaurants and while it does take some practice, it is visual candy and to the audience, it seems as though it can be examined immediately after.
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Misled Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
The thing that separates this from all the other pun through dollar routines is that you can actually control the depth of the penetration. Start of with just a little bit poking through and then push it through a little more. The only problem that I have is that I find the handling a bit unnatural for me. Other than that, this is a great product. On the plus side, it can also be handed out for inspection afterwards with no switch outs.
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Strong effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
This is a strong effect, but you can only do it with specific pencils. It's great, though, because you can push and pull the pencil and and out of the dollar unlike the stealth pen! I would recommend it highly. It even makes a great follow-up with the stealth pen!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Perfect!... virtually...

Why virtually? Because it is not angle proof. However this effect can easily be performed in the living room or parlor setting, as I have done many times. It allows for a real shocker moment, as many magicians themselves have never seen a PENCIL through dollar effect.

You can even hand out the pencil and the dollar at the end, without either of them ever leaving the audiences site; theres no need for switches or anything.

Lovely! Buy now!
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