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Permanent (Gimmicks and DVD) by Chris Ballinger and Magic Geek - DVD
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If you use a Sharpie in your show, you're in the perfect position to start performing Permanent.

The Effect: The magician shows both sides of a Sharpie marker, and then rubs some of the ink off the side. The magician transfers their powers to a spectator so that they can do it themselves! Then, in the blink of an eye, the writing jumps back onto the marker. The Sharpie can be examined and used in your next routine.

Visual magic with a prop you already use.

The ultimate in audience participation.

Resets in seconds.

Great for walk-around.

Bonus Effects:

Letter Carrier:

The magician pulls a printed letter from one side of the Sharpie to another.

Ambitious Card:
Chris' favorite trick to use with the Permanent routine. A signed card repeatedly jumps to the top of the deck.

Ball of Yarn:
Another great classic that can be used with the Permanent gimmick. A signed coin vanishes and ends up trapped in a ball of yarn.

Trick Specifications:
Comes with custom-made Sharpie gimmick, two bonus gimmicks, and instructional DVD.

Running Time Approximately: 30 min

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A Great Effect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 30th, 2013
I really like Permanent, and it is the perfect companion to any Sharpie-adjacent activity, not just 'pro' magicians. I wanted Permanent as a way to add something magical to balloon twisting, and it's perfect. Oddly, I get a bigger reaction from the parents than the kids. Who knew?

BTW, I am an amateur newbie to magic, wanting to add a handful of effects to supplement my twisting. (Albeit, since getting my first handful of effects, I am totally hooked, and could easily see magic becoming the priority, and the twisting becoming secondary.) Anyway, I can vouch that this is a totally newb-friendly effect. :-)
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Awesome addition! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 17th, 2012
Obviously, this is designed as an addition to a routine using a sharpie. It is really awesome! I also really like that it comes with a "test tube" like plastic holder to keep the sharpie protected while in your pocket. He teaches how to do the effect where it is a fun piece of magic and in classic Chris style, he brings a lighthearted humor to the whole thing. Excellent little effect and I would highly recommend it to anyone who does anything with a sharpie pen. This would be a perfect addition to "Chop" by Graig Petty. If you don't have Psypher, that is a great device that uses a specially gimmicked sharpie that you could use with this effect. You may need to purchase the extra "sharpie psypher pen". Mine came with a slightly different marker. However, a spare Sharpie marker is not a bad idea. Great effect, highly recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 17th, 2011
this trick is fantastic i love it i dont use it where you rub off the ink because when i work in restraunts i cant reset is but its great it went straight into my repatraur. great buy letter carrier is awesome and ball of yarn would be pretty good for parlour.great buy a solid trick.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 20th, 2012
Yes, I WILL do this, but with a normal sharpie.

Slight of hand. Why a gimmick?
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
We all use sharpies in our performances so why not learn a trick which actually uses the sharpie. This isn't an amazing trick but it's one worth knowing and using. The bonus tricks on this DVD make the price justified.
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