Not a fan. I wish I was (after all I did buy it lol). The gimmicks quality isn’t something that
inspires trust. The more I use it I could definitely see it losing its integrity over time and I’d
rather not have to worry about being that gentle when using it. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t feel
like it’ll break at all, but to keep the illusion you’ll want to be pretty careful; at least if you
plan on making this last. I can’t go into too much detail without giving it away... but I will say
Buy this trick if you want to learn how it’s done, and want to make improvements on
the gimmick/concept. The quality isn’t something I’d trust to put into my performances. My
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Buyer beware. Admittedly, this was an impulse buy which i will never do again. Unfortunately the
product came broken which was addressed in the video. After taking the product apart and fixing it,
it still would not seat correctly. I have tried multiple times to get this to work right but to no
avail. Also this is not a close up trick. It is an instagram trick at best, nothing fits tight and
the slightest bit of scrutiny would get you caught. The way you need to present the gum is very
unnatural also. This is just one man’s thoughts but it should be a hard pass, sorry Brandon and
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So I just received this piece of magic, here are my pros and cons.
-Ready to perform as advertised but gum not included
-Easy to perform, requires subtle move
as you probably see in the trailer but does not expose the performance for what it is
-In depth instructions almost 1 hour long download explaining different ways to perform
-Instructions on customizing/repairing gimmick included
-Need to buy
gum for the performances (1 of the performances does not require gum)
-Juicy fruit sticks are
not readily available from where I am (just the gum pellets)
-Ideally you want the wrapper of
your gum sticks to match the one of your gimmick (may require you to customize your gimmick)
-Fragile gimmick, repairing can take up to around 30mins
When I got
my gimmick it already had a problem so I had to fix it already. The price imo is adequate for what
you get as a whole (i.e. good instructional video, gimmick is fragile but will last as a unit). If
anyone in Canada/Toronto can figure out where I can get JF sticks let me know.
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Well, they warn you on the video that your gimmick may have experienced some wear and tear while
being shipped. That rang true for my shipment. It was worn out before I could even practice once.
Now, I was really hoping that this didn´t require that particular mechanism that wears out
fast. I was hoping it would function more like their previous release ¨envylope¨.
stars are for the great effect. Yes, it´s nice, I like it. I took 3 stars away because I can´t use
it and repairing it is super finnicky and requires superior fine motor skills.
Don´t get me
wrong, I dont mind repairing a gimmick after many uses. I ¨detest¨ repairing one right out of the
box that I spent my hard earned money on.
Great trick .. but c´mon boys, the gimmick
can´t arrive worn out and unusable right out of the box. Iḿ still deciding whether I will ask for a
refund for this.
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Can this be done in the real world? Absolutely. Will you want to? Probably not. The problem is the
set up. It’s a bit of a pain. On top of that, there’s some knacky aspects to carrying it and
performing it, including a ditch. For me anyway, it will keep this from being the fun anytime,
anyplace item you keep in your pocket. Also, I can’t imagine the gimmick holding up too long. Oh
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