If you watch the demo of this you'll be extremely excited, and yes it does look like a miracle...but
that's because there was something important left out of the demo vid that you won't find out until
after you own the effect: contrary to what they claim, the spectator does NOT have free choice of
The first part of this routine (and the part conveniently left out of the video)
is the part where the spectator "chooses" the drink from a prepared list of possibilities (and you
can see where this goes from there). Then you proceed to make the drink appear out of a Coke or
whatever. There is no "pick any drink you can think of" walk-up like they do in the video. While
this might not set some folks off on the effect, it's something that should have been shown rather
than misrepresenting the entirety of the effect.
Next is the gimmick. You are given enough
for 15 performances, after which you buy refills (don't try to make these yourself). Then there is a
good amount of prep work done before you perform, but that's to be expected. Just be careful because
the prepared drink can and will leak if you don't keep it upright. And the spectator cannot hold or
inspect the can during or after the effect.
There is actually an easier way to prepare the
can that doesn't involve the gimmicks and actually plays bigger and safer because the spectator
could actually open the can and pour the drink out. I won't give away the secret of "Cansposed", but
for a non-gimmicked version let me just say concentrate on the bottom of the can and the idea will
probably open up to you.
On the plus side, the gimmick could be used for other effects.
It's easy to see where this could be strong for several things if you use your imagination.
That's one thing I appreciate about Penguin: the opportunity for honest reviews. I don't think
I've given anything away here, but the demo video should have shown us everything preparing for the
trick rather than just the payoff.
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Like the previous reviewer I would agree that the "force" should have been shown, at least in one
form or another to show that you cannot walk up and say "pick any drink you can think of. That being
said, this is a very strong effect and worth the money. I disagree that the can cannot be handled
after the effect is performed (with a little alteration to the original can before hand (you will
know what I mean once you open your first can of "miracle soda" and look inside. Definately do not
tip the can as it will leak and do not prepare too far in advance if the drink is carbonated or it
will eventually go flat and lose it's fizz.
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