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Grandfather's Top (Gimmick and Online Instructions) by Adam Wilber and Vulpine Creations

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A levitation effect for the professional and hobbyist alike. Insane visuals, a powerful storyline and a killer surprise ending that ties it all together in a magnificently poetic way.

As many of you know, levitations are one of the most powerful things you can show an audience. In fact, they're so powerful that most professional magicians use them as their closing effect because it's just too strong to follow with anything else.

With Grandfather's Top you'll tug at the heartstrings of your audience while at the same time showing them something they've never seen before. The main problem with close up levitations is the lack of a climactic ending. Once the object has levitated for a bit, there isn't much left to do except hand it out for examination and then close the routine. We've always felt there could (and should) be something more...Something to add a big ol' exclamation point to the end of the routine, so it doesn't fall flat.

Grandfather's Top starts with a wooden bottle cap top in a small cardboard box. As the story progresses your spectators watch as the top starts taking on a life of its own, floating from hand to hand, then all around your body. At the end of the performance the wooden top vanishes in mid-air, only to be found back in the box that it came from. This is the perfect ending we've been searching for!

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A REAL SHOWSTOPPER FOR YOUR CLOSE UP SETS THEN GRANDFATHER'S TOP MAY BE JUST THE TRICK FOR YOU!

What You Get: Custom made spinning top gimmick and switching box device with everything you need to float it like a pro plus over an hour of detailed video instructions from the inventor Adam Wilber.

Skill Level Required: This project is taught in extreme detail so you can start floating like a pro regardless of your skill level.

NOTE From Adam/Vulpoine Creations: - To do the wave vanish shown in the trailer the user will need an item they probably already own. We teach an alternative vanish that can be done without any other items but we want to make sure it's clear the wave vanish will require an additional gimmick not supplied in the kit.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 21st, 2021
Received mine this week from elsewhere, wasn't gonna review this but would like to speak fair. Do to an OBVIOUS negative review from above. I believe maybe someone just wanted to reck the rating. In honest retrospect for anyone working with thread it's common sense the procedure is a bit tedious but we still do it cause of the great reaction. With that being said This is a Beutifully crafted detailed Trick with beginning Middle and and a Kick ass ending. Great packaging that makes sense. AND A WONDERFUL SHOW PIECE. So for that review you should definitely do research before diving into something that deserve more of a professional appreciation. Maybe stick to your Magic kits, or elaborate more. Thanks for reading this .
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PURE JOY in a Beautiful Box!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2021
I have a special-needs son who LOVES visual magic, and after seeing the trailer I was sold! Adam’s instructions are very thorough & conscientious, leaving no nuance unturned, which was outstanding. When I finally made this jump up and into my hand, my kid’s face was alight w PURE AMAZEMENT and JOY!! You cannot put a price tag on THAT! It’s why I love magic to begin with.

THANK YOU, Adam, for giving me AND my little one these cherished moments!! 🙏👏👏👊♥️
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Nostalgia! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 21st, 2021
The best magical moments come from a well told story, if you don’t have scripture or structure to your routine, your just showing someone a puzzle for them to solve, this effect was BUILT to 1. Seem completely impromptu and natural, 2. Have a reason to be in play. 3. Backed by a story that will hit the hearts and memories of EVERYONE! Adam loves what he does and teaches every needed piece to perform exactly what you see, you learn an amazingly clean vanish! The main props supplied the components of the top are really all you NEED, the other item needed can be easily replaced with different options/brands that might work better for you (IT) The best magic comes from items that are always on us, that draw zero suspicion, this can be an EDC or a memorabilia piece! $40 you get something that can wow at any event; no intro needed, packs a relatable story, quality prop, we pay $40 for a card deck that cost $1 to make, $40 for the methods and the quality gimmick is a steal! This product just looks dope.... oh and the bottle cap and wooden dowel spin GOOOOOD TOO, Adam, we want more of these every day object effects
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Fantastic, innovative and beautiful. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 21st, 2021
From start to finish I LOVE Grandfathers Top. It’s got everything a BEAUTIFUL effect needs. A story that is emotional and provoking. An incredible mind blowing, deceptive and amazing trick. Not only does it even have an ending (levitations close up with IT almost never have endings) but the ending is incredibly deceptive and perfectly ties the routine into a beautiful bow.

I couldn’t recommend this enough. An effect of this caliber deserves to be even more expensive and it’s a steal at $40. I wish it was $500 so that less magicians were doing it and I could be the only one!

Thank you Adam Wilber for releasing such a beautiful piece of magic start to finish!
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Does all but one thing it states Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 21st, 2021
I would give the product 5 stars easily if came with everything you needed. It is 95% what it says.
A floating top that moves from hand to hand and you can have it assembled by the spectator. It can also vanish and reappear,which is stated, however not as cleanly as shown in the demo unless you purchase an additional item.
It's not hard to get, but it would be nice if it was the exact experience ready to go out of the box. You get detailed step by step instructions, even how to technically make your own top.
Everything, even the box is high quality. Grandfather's top is a great name because it is good, tried and true old school methods at work
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Beautiful piece of magic Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 19th, 2021
This is a beautiful piece of magic, or can be for those who master the effect.

For me, the box is not quite right even though it is quite good. Picky-picky!

...and this effect is venue sensitive. Where it is performed will have a lot to do with whether it is perceived as a trick or magic. (Think Gypsy Thread in a really noisy bar vs a dinner table set up for a romantic occasion.)
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I primarily bought this to pay Adam for the story. Of course I’m going to change it up, and if I can the caps to fit my own adaption. Say what you want, I like Adam and how he put this together. For the price, for anyone new to levitations this is simply a perfectly priced way for them to put in the time to learn. It’s a showpiece and I appreciate him for putting it out. Adam has made literally me sh** my pants before, while it was not with magic I can say that I will make the structure of this routine do the same to my audiences. Well done Adam!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 15th, 2021
I primarily bought this to pay Adam for the story. Of course I’m going to change it up, and if I can the caps to fit my own adaption. Say what you want, I like Adam and how he put this together. For the price, for anyone new to levitations this is simply a perfectly priced way for them to put in the time to learn. It’s a showpiece and I appreciate him for putting it out. Adam has made literally me sh** my pants before, while it was not with magic I can say that I will make the structure of this routine do the same to my audiences. Well done Adam!
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