Mine arrived with blue (paint?) spots on one of the metal buckles, but that's not why I give this 3
The creator demonstrates how you can wrap the band left over right or right over
left, and the magician gets to choose which is more comfortable. There is no velcro. However, the
version you get in the box has velcro, so it is designed to work to attach in a specific way.
That's minor, but finding the velcro was disappointing. For large wrists, the velcro doesn't attach
and there's a gap, so the velcro ends are useless. In fact, even worse than useless.
inner part (facing the skin) is the scratchy wire, and the opposite piece (the cloth part of velcro
to catch the scratchy wires) is on the outside. That means when the velcro doesn't close (because
your hand is too wide), the scratchy part is tight against your wrist. It's very annoying. This
could have been avoided by placing the scratchy part of the velcro facing out and the cloth velcro
facing the skin, or offering a version without velcro at all.
The strap comes with 6 'belt'
holes. Using the furthest 3 holes, the velcro pieces won't attach, and your wrist has the velcro
wires scratching it. Such a simple swap (put the scratchy piece of velcro on the outside instead of
against the skin) or no velcro at all would be a fantastic improvement.
The gimmicked area
is very thick, seemingly so that when the wrist is small and the gimmicked area is curled up, a
dollar coin can still fit. However, on a large wrist this could be as much as half the material for
many vanishes since the gimmick will be flat against a large wrist. One positive is I believe you
can fit more coins with a larger wrist than a smaller one, but a less bulky gimmick might be better.
The video tutorials are great. The audio for the intro is very bad (the mic must have
failed and they used built-in camera audio) but don't worry, the rest of the video is better. I
would have removed the first 4 minutes or simply re-recorded a 30 second intro over Skype or
remotely with a better mic or earbuds, rather than keeping that bad echoing audio from a camera.
One idea is to find a matching piece of soft velcro to protect the wrist from the feeling
of the scratchy velcro rubbing against it, but since there's blue paint on one of the buckles I'll
have to make my first penguin return/exchange anyway.
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The gimmick itself is made very well. So the quality is not my complaint. The moves taugh are also
very smooth. The machanics are not my complaint. The teaching is pretty thorough. Not my complaint.
( although they advertise the blink vanish but don't teach it ) Still not my complaint. My complaint
is the FACT that this already exists on a DVD called coin through nose THATS ON THIS SITE. Which I
believe this was the first of its kind with machanics, animations and it's vanishing movements. ( no
credit given to Lonnie Lyerla in evanesce DVD ) In my personal opinion, the gimmick is a give away
that something is there. It's massive. And I'm willing to bet that if I chose to use this gimmick, (
which I do own ) someone is going to have suspicion. The version in " coin through nose " is more
compatible and magician friendly. That's just my opinion. The only difference between the " GEEK
Vanish " ( the one in coin through nose ) and Evanesce, besides looking super suspicious and
gigantic, is that Evanesce is designed for larger coins. But it does the EXACT SAME THING. If your
interested in this, you should pick up count through nose just for that vanish by Lonnie Lyerla. At
least you'll have a couple of options to choose from.
I would expect the GEEK vanish to be
released independently with a gimmick at some point in the near future. I'm only saying this because
I know it's been in the works for a couple of months and I happen to have a gimmick that was given
to me to test out. And it's a worker for sure. Keep your eyes out for it.
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This items is not a good hold out device.once you make the disappearance happen, you have to hold
your arm in an upright position or the item will fall out. Your audience will notice this bulky item
right away.it looks suspicious and I'm a ten year magic vet so to speek. And I regret this buy.
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So if you're looking for a ditch this is it. The "Gimmick" is the bracelet not really giving much
away there considering they show it on the trailer. It looks good to wear it's comfortable and is
just in general a fantastic magic accessory.
Now there is a part in the trailer where he
does the "Blink" move which is not actually taught but I didn't take a star off because most coin
people already own the DvD.
I will say even though the gimmick does most of the work you're
still going to have to put in practice with Re-tension's and other moves...
It was a bit
disappointing that the majority of the "Vanishes" they teach were all variations of the first but I
cant really complain.
Overall I definitely recommend this gimmick to anyone looking for a
ditch and anyone who likes what they see in the trailer.
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I'm Asian...but damn, I can't get this thing to fit around my wrist...I'm a fat Asian...obviously
too much McDonalds. Reading a previous review where someone speaks of the geek vanish, they forgot
to say that vanish may be the same technically, but you can't ditch a Morgan with it. And when you
have coins from Lassen, Schoolcraft, and Kueppers...they use a dime...so I was searching for
something sleeveless. So if you are a skinny wristed coin worker with hipster/goth look, go for it.
Funny built grimace shaped guys like me..not so much.
I love mine, it works very well and most importantly it suit my style, this little device is very
easy to use, the video tutorial itself already worth the price.
Mike teaches many different
stuff you can do with it, and they all can be done in real life !
I love it, I can't
express it good this gimmick is, it is so different !
Best purchase I have ever made. I have already made all of my coin sleights completely clean with
this. Make vanishes completely clean and impossible looking and then the re-appearance how ever you
like. Also great to change one coin into another and end completely clean. Or change one coin into a
different coin in the spectator's hand! I already plan on purchasing cigarette thru quarter but will
be using with a crayon instead of a cigarette for the kids. Borrow a quarter and make it disappear
and reappear behind their ear but completely clean. I am already using this with the strike vanish
where make coin disappear and then show both hands empty and then shake out of pen cap.. Use your
imagination and you can do almost any type of sleight with this including, coin thru table. This is
extremely easy to use and was ready to start performing with it within 15 minutes...