This is an awesome routine. I realize it is pricy, but the gimmicked glasses are worth their weight
in gold. There are so many things you can do with these. I use these in a modified Paper Balls and
Rings routine (See the wonderful Tony Clark's Paper Balls & Rings DVD). I also got some good ideas
from Dan Harland's live on Penguin to load items into a walnut (He does a routine with a loaded
Pistachio - you must see it, definitively worth the price). Highly recommended.
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So the instruction video is not what I would expect for the cost. It starts and ends very poorly.
You are shown how to use one magnet, but there is not instruction how to prepare the item that is to
be connected to it. Are we to use the other magnet to creat our own gimmick? The glass is well made
and the gimmick walnut is good. The handling is good for this routine. If the instruction video was
put together I would give this 5 Stars.
The effect is a classic, and Mariano Goni has done a phenomenal job working out an improved handling
for the effect. His modified glass also improves the trick.
My only complaint is that the
video instruction is pretty poor.
Simply put this is a classic masterpiece. The thought and detail that Mariano has created /
reworked are worthy of 10 stars! The vanishes are a blend of classic and modern (old and new) and
are totally awesome. The handling and sequence are brilliant. So why only 4 stars you ask? What
would make it better? Like 5 stars better? The performances were for the camera only and not a real
live audience complete with real reactions, heckling, and challenges. As Bruce Lee might comically
point out - boards do not hit back. A real audience can be difficult to manage ... additionally a
room full of magicians are more than kind and extremely passive ... but the camera simply does not
care. Finally - A waltz is perhaps a little too stiff and dry for some performance styles. Although
lovey, a waltz may not be well suited for everyone's performance environment. I do not find it a
good fit for my shows or performance style. To include a more upbeat and modern variation would
have been very nice, as such would appeal to a much broader youthful audience. Any extra bucks
required to achieve this would have been considered money well spent. This is indeed a classic. A
modern classic masterpiece. Well done Mariano ... very well done.