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The Sizzle (Instant Download) Your spectators EXAMINE a straw. They CHOOSE a spot on the straw. You RUB on that spot, and the straw starts to MELT. Unwrap the straw and HAND EVERYTHING OUT FOR EXAMINATION!
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Credit for this effect goes to David Harkey. We'd like to thank renowned magician and actor David Harkey for giving us permission to sell this effect. The effect is based on David's wonderful trick, Spotweld, which appears in his 1991 book, Simply Harkey. Simply Harkey is currently out of print, but it's a fantastic book. We recommend saving room on your bookshelf, because it will be available again soon, and when it is, you can bet we'll have it at Penguin.

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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 10th, 2010
This effect is a great trick because it can be done using ordinary everyday objects. Yes, there is some set up and it can be tricky to do, but it's just a straw. It's not like you are pulling out some weird rod that no one has ever seen before. It's a straw. And on that note, it's a sealed straw too. No one is going to suspect it. Just pull a straw out of the holder (wink) and do the trick. You can even get a server to bring it out with the drink if you are really ambitious, but just be careful with that one. Overall, it's actually a really good trick and if you don't mind doing a bit of set up, then it's certainly worth it.
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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 10th, 2010
This download started out really funny. It was actually Oz Pearlman running into a place and runnning out with an armful of straws lol

The effect you get is second to none. It's so powerful and so original, that you won't even believe how it's done. It's so strong and looks great. You just run your finger down a straw and where they say stop, you begin to visually melt with your finger.

The method in practicality is interesting. You can have it wrapped up or unwrapped, yet the straw still needs prepping. Kids shouldn't try this though.

Over all, I say it deserves a high 5.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 9th, 2010
Very weird trick but really good presentation and just looks and feels like real magic because it's an everyday object no one should suspect any set-up it's just that good.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
This effect is PURE power. You would be hard pressed to do something that is more powerful than BURNING a hole through a WRAPPED straw and then handing it out for examination...

...but that is exactly what you do here. Very powerful and pretty decently priced for the excellent teaching you receive here.

Oh, and for the other reviews that say the set-up is impractical or it takes too long, sometimes doing REALLY good, powerful effects takes somewhat of a set-up. Also, you can spend about 30 minutes and have a good 10 or 12 performances of this READY, almost anytime, anywhere.

I really liked this download, and I really like this effect. Recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
Such an offbeat display of your mental powers and skill. This trick is something else. Mentally melting plastic BEHIND a SEALED wrapper. and the straw can be borrowed. No gimmicks to have in your hand, no secret devices. Just you...the straw...and the power of the mind.

GREAT TRICK!

BUY NOW!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
Not an impromptu trick and the reaction isn't that strong.Not recommended.
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Good trick but be careful. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 24th, 2008
This is a great trick but be careful with some spectators with doing more than they should.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2007
wow, amazing, if everything works out good you get GREAT reactions
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 6th, 2008
ITs a great trick, nobody will get how you did it, and its pretty funny. I would definetly recomend it to people who work in bars or restertaunts. ADD TO CART
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2007
The preparation really isn't a hassle. Only takes like 5 minutes to prepare a dozen of these.

Only thing is that it's very situation-dependent. You can't really walk up to someone and say... "hey, wannna see a magic trick?" The circumstances are pretty tight.

It's a cool, but not for a magician who's looking to perform this trick on anyone at anytime.
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