-You will master it in a day or two
- Can be done in a short
- Freaks people out
-Directions are hard to understand (but
everything is explained very clearly in the forums)
- Harder to do for short sleeves
and irritating set up (but when u get used to it you'll get faster at it)
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First off, just because this is only getting 3 stars doesn't mean I don't think this is extremely
cool or hard hitting magic. In fact, it's an incredible effect. But for me, it all boils down to
If you are a good coin handler, basically everything you can do with the
raven can also be done without the gimmick. Maybe not quite as perfectly cleanly, but pretty darn
close. In my honest opinion, someone performing the raven vanish versus someone performing a fluid
retention vanish...the effect is identical in the mind of a spectator. Maybe I'm just being a
purist, but if you can do something ungimmicked I don't see a reason to gimmick it.
the trade-offs in a nutshell. Using the Raven, you will be performing arguably the cleanest vanish
in magic. However you will be forced to wear a gimmick when you perform. Unless you live in
certain countries, you will not be able to use regular coins in your vanishes. You won't be able to
borrow US currency and do this [editors note: without a switch]. Whether or not its worth it is up
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If you're a fan of close up magic this is pretty much a must have. The effects you can do really hit
home. I had one for 5 years before having to replace it.
The only reason I'm giving it a 4
star review is the shell nickel is comes with wasn't the same as the mini-nickel also included. The
shell was a new nickel (with the new face) and the mini one was an old nickel.
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so i must say i love this effect. i bought this years and years ago, one of the only tricks i own i
didn't get from penguin, but i was at my local magic shop and the owner recommended this to me. i
live in canada and for once it is an advantage for a trick, our coins are different up here and
don't require special gimmicks to make it work. highly recommend it, especially to canadians, self
working and hits hard. even if i needed to practice a little more with other countries coins i would
gladly just because of the jaw droppin reactions you will get.
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This is a fantastic gimmick and arguably one of the most well known in all of magic... for good
Having the ability to do a "bare-handed" coin vanish on the SPECTATORS hand without
EVER TOUCHING their hand is just... An amazing ability worth hundreds of dollars, if you were to put
a value on it.
Regardless, this is a gimmick that does not only vanish, oh no. The ideas
don't stop when you pick this up; you can vanish, change and manipulate objects at will and end
COMPLETELY clean afterwards. If you don't own one of these, pick it up now.
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This is a great one but If you like me and just wear a short sleeve shirt all the time then this is
not for you...If you wear a jacked or sleeves then this will make you very happy.
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First off, the raven is the best trick I have bought from penguin, hands down. I thought I would
give you guys a few performance tips. If you find the refuels for movemint you can do this with
mints. Carry them in an empty case of mints and you will be able to make them disappear! If you are
having trouble trying the l##p, the you can check out disturb reality show page for an in depth
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I've only had it about 30 minutes and i already love it so cool no body will catch you don't listen
to the haters buy this right now its amazing!!!!
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Really great trick that Allows you to end very clean. Practice for a couple of days and you Will get
it. Deffently worth the money :)
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I do this trick a lot now and it goes with my personality because I like to eat. This is a workers
pice of cake. I love performing this on stage because The Audience thinks OK what is he going to
do cook for us now? I love this effect.