This is a utility item with a lot of great possibilities. The only shortcoming, in my mind, is that
the fabrication of the gimmick is left up to us. It's a simple matter to do, but for the money, it
should have been done by the seller.
That being said, it's a great gimmick that can help
you do a lot of near miracles, so long as you know you have an arts and crafts project ahead of you
when you buy it (an easy one, but still). Go beyond the usual effects that are possible with this,
and you'll have a winner!
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This is the best clip on the market. It can't fail. No more rubber bands!
What you get is
pretty inexpensive, so you are not paying for prop, but paying for the idea. It is a little steep
for what they put together, but the improvement is definitely worth it to me.
missing a piece, but Penguin mailed out a replacement right away, no questions asked.
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This is really a 4+ stars review. I agree with the other reviewers about the idea, and also that
you're definitely paying a good chunk for the idea, vs. the gimmick (and that's ok). Great video,
not only covers all the bases but highest quality and excellent advice for potential problems etc.
On the downside: the DIY construction of the gimmick, considering the price, arguably should
have been done for you. It's a little tricky and not that easy to get neat and clean for visual
inspection. Speaking of the latter, you can't hand out the clip or let spectators get a close look
at it, if they are observant. They may not figure out what's going on but they'll probably see that
there's something different about the clip. For the same reason you can't get out of the trick
cleanly. Chris has good ideas for ditching the clip, but you'll have to choose your audience wisely.
Like another reviewer I also had a problem with missing parts, and Penguin came through quickly
with replacements. The perfect solution would be a custom-made clip that could even be examined, but
maybe that would be too expensive.
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Chis has done it again with this product. His idea is great and so durable compared to items I have
used in the past.
He did his thinking outside the box on this one.
My plan was to use it
with his one dollar bill mystery and it will work great with that. I don't know why he doesn't plug
that item with it but he should.
Great job Chris.
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I will start with the good. This device works great once you build it (that's right you have to
build it). It fools everyone I have used it on and I use it on a regular basis while street
performing on Fremont in Vegas. It gets an awesome reaction.
The only downside is you
have to build the device and it is not easy to do. Took me a couple of hours and multiple attempts
to get it just right. I wish they had charged double and sent it out complete.
opinion it is worth $80.00 sent out complete. If it had come assembled I would have given it a 5
Chris is an excellent teacher...nothing left out. He gives much more than just the Clip itself.
Several routines rolled into one. Great lines, great performance art. Chris is a very likeable,
world-class expert and it shows. Classy, original and top level showmanship. When you learn this and
perform it like Chris does, but with your own style (I've changed a few of the lines to fit my
style) you WILL be remembered! The clip is durable, faultless and will last you a lifetime of
Great video with more than enough info and detail great gimmick and makes tricks such as papercliped
easier and looks better. Like the look of the clip and how it's not a very small one and it handles
great. If u don't put the pieces in correctly though it might be a little loud for close up so I put
another piece of tape there and it was perfect for all performances I love it and will be using this
Great concept but got to agree with many other comments; the gimmick should come pre-installed. For
me there wasn't quite enough tape and installation can be tricky. And agree, it won't pass
inspection. My bigger issue, though, is the noise. Depending on the choice of item you plan to
switch out, the gimmick can make quite a bit of sound. Squeezing softly reduces the problem, but
runs the risk of an incomplete vanish.
If your looking for a clip this is the one. It takes minimal time to get it working the way you
want. Totally different method that can't break or fail
I have now performed this effect, on stage, as a mentalism effect and a bill switch. Both have
played big and the audience was floored!! It's simple, quick, resets instantly, and durable!!
Amazing job Chris!! Don't wait any longer...get this now!!!