This is ok, but if you're really interested in this sort of routine, there are better options. The
issues I have with this are first with the props: the walnut shells look like cheap plastic... well,
because they are. That's why this is so inexpensive. And the pea can be tough to work with if
you're used to using cups and balls, because it's so small.
Just in case you're not clear
on this, there's no gaff involved... you're basically just learning a basic steal. You don't get
taught any routines... this just shows you the basic move.
I'm also not happy that the
instructional video was shot completely from the spectator's view. Trying to teach a steal without
showing what's seen from the performer's perspective is a very poor idea. Since this product is
clearly intended for someone just starting out with this sort of routine, it needed to be shown and
demonstrated much more clearly.
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It's true the shells are "cheap plastic" but a little use of fine grit sandpaper makes 'em slide
very well on a close-up
pad. The back of the shells are true to original shells with that little
extra "something" you need built into them to steal the pea. No need to use a small file - just the
sandpaper. . .I recommend Patrick Page DVD to learn this trick quickly. . .
Super cheap, and not bad quality. They are hard to slide on felt, but I fixed that by shaving the
edges with a knife very lightly. They slide fine now and are super easy to load and unload the peas.
BTW: This comes with 2 peas
This is a neat trick and alot eaiser than I thought it would be. I enjoyed learning it and amazing
my family with it. This trick is alot of fun and easy to do. You will amaze your friends.
I love these. I have used them in PROFESSIONAL shows. I learned the routine from the Frank Garcia
Stars of Magic DVD which Penguin sells, and I recommend you to get this also.
This set is made
correctly. Once you get this set you will never need another set. I recommend getting extra peas,
which Penguin can supply, as I have lost a couple of peas.
What you get is 3 plastic shells and 2 different sized rubber peas. The instructions that come with
it explaines the basic move but not really anything else. For those who havn't worked with the 3
shell game before, it will take some practice but will completly fool your spectators once you get
good. For the price, I recommed it.
this trick is a great money maker and im sure you have seen many versions of it on the street but
this one is great amazing detailed instructions so all you need to do it practice and get a good
close up mat but you dont have to it you dont want to do it on any surface
The materials that make up the pea and nuts are very well made, and they pretty much pass for the
real thing unless someone heavily scrutinized them. But their intended purpose is not to really
pass off as a real set of walnuts. It does take some practice and relies on the same principles as
the cups and balls. Its too small in my opinion even for most parlor/living room magic, but its fun
to show your friends at their desk if you get free time at work.
I am sad to say this coz i like products from penguin magic.
This product has not satisfied me.
the shell is made of cheap plastic! the shells don't move smoothly on the close up pad. the sharp
edges of the shell spoil the surface of the pad. the
pea is made of rubber. its ok. but the
shells should be made thick and smooth edges at the bottom.
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