I love utilizing 'Out To Lunch' routines/presentations. I've used rubber bands of various size and
type and I've used a couple of other fairly expensive items on the market that were designed to be
used specifically for executing OTL routines. But this Out To Dinner clip by Doc Eason is my
favorite! It's elegant looking and so unobtrusive as to be above suspicion. Simple, elegant and
perfectly designed. Talk about 'packs small, plays big'!
Now the technical stuff you
need to know: If you care, it's made out of a metal that will stick to a magnet. It's
silver/chrome in color and shiny. In the three years or so I've had mine, I have never had to polish
it. It doesn't tarnish and doesn't chip. The clip is snug enough to hold even two or three
standard business cards snugly and hasn't ever lost it's clip strength.
For optimal use,
you'll want to use between 6 and 12 business cards of standard thickness. If you try to stick more
than about 15 cards in the clip, you may find you have to wiggle/struggle to get them out of the
clip. Keep the number under 15 for smooth, flawless, removal of a single card when you're ready.
If you already perform OTL, then you'll wonder why you didn't get this before. If you are
new to, or interested in, performing OTL, this clip will spoil you and you'll refuse to use any
other method/tool, (or if you try, you'll come back to this one).
One final word: This is the
clip for OTL. It is not a 'trick', per se. It is a utility item designed to provide smooth and
classy execution of the OTL principle. You should know what OTL is and you should have at least one
routine in mind when you purchase this. If that is the case, then you absolutely cannot go wrong
with Doc's Out To Dinner clip!
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
Much better than using a broccoli band.
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I love the OTL plot and use it for a lot of effects. However, I would always get frustrated with the
rubber bands I used around my cards. This clip is classy looking and serves it's purpose so well. I
love it. I carry it with me every day as making my business card part of the magic that is kept with
the spectator is so powerful. They can't help to forget the magic you shared. Worth every penny.
Good quality. A nice touch to my cards.
Nice clip for the out to lunch effect. Much neater than elastics.
I love OTL routines and so do the people I do it to. The problem with OTL functions in peek wallets
is that the strap loosens too easily and the gimmicked card will fall out easily and flash. Thick
rubber bands have generally worked, but sometimes I have to struggle to pull out a card and make
sure I don't flash the gimmicked card or have to adjust it before I show someone. This device solves
all that. It's nice and snug, but not too tight, and fits with cards perfectly. I'm glad I got this.
The only issue, and it's a slight issue, is that its hard to put in my packet trick wallet, as one
edge sticks out and i could not close the wallet, but again, a minor inconvenience. This is great.
very nice product,much more professional than rubber bands,and it does not look like a prop
I love this gimmick. I have already started to use it with great success. I find that people don't
question the gimmick at all. It looks great. Of course, the reactions depend on how you use the
principle. I like to make something apparently pop out into their hands.
The "Out to Lunch" principle is so versatile that it is almost a utility effect. It can be used for
predictions, genii tricks, to enhance business card hand-outs, you name it. The Doc Eason Out to
Dinner clip classes up this effect a lot. I must admit that I am one of those magicians who used to
use a broccoli band. If "Out to Lunch" in any form is in your repertoire, you owe it to yourself to
pick up this clip.
I finally have the confidence to do more effects using this principle. It looks great, looks
innocent, and it does what it does! Will be getting a couple more!