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Hook (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Eric Ross

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Price: $25.00
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Eric Ross has invented a trick that we swear will be the new roulette routine. We hope you will agree. Imagine placing a hook in your mouth. Several strings dangle from your lips. One of them is attached, the rest are not. You call on 5 spectators to pull on a string of their choice. Let the games begin. No matter which string they pull, the last string always remains attached to the hook in your mouth. You're safe for another day.

Hook is strong, visual, simple and safe. Even though it's pocket sized, it's perfect for close-up and large stages alike. You can't help but get a strong reaction with Hook from beginning to end.

"What a sick and twisted effect! I can't wait to perform it myself!"
- Justin Flom

WORKS 100% OF THE TIME. No forces, no switches, it's self-working and safe. Everything you need is contained in the package. We created the special prop for safe transport, easy setup, and maximum performance results. We've also designed the packaging to purposely look unassuming. This way you can create the strongest reactions when they least expect it.

"You want reactions? THIS is how you get reactions!!"
- Garrett Thomas

Survival Kit Includes:

  • Specially crafted hook.
  • Proper string that Xavior uses.
  • Access to instructional video. (Do NOT use the product before watching completely.)
  • Basically, everything you need to perform right out of the box.
NOTE: this product is intended for use for people 18 years and older.

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Good trick but overpriced Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2020
This is a very visual effect that lets you do the roulette routine in a close-up situation. You'll have reset time between performances before you can do it again, and you won't want to reset this quickly as you can hurt yourself if things aren't done right. It's mostly safe though as long as you follow the instructions.

I do feel this is overpriced for what you are getting. Yes, it's a routine, but ultimately I think it should have been about half the price. There are no replacement pieces for the key part of the routine, and there's no extra string for later. It's all just an "if this wears out get it somewhere" kind of thing. Also, the camera goes in and out of focus during the training all the time so it gets a little frustrating after a while.

I do appreciate how visual the routine is, and it is mostly safe as long as the spectator grabs one string at a time to pull it out. This will keep them on the edge of their seats while watching it performed!
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A True Thrilling Presentation Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 29th, 2019
This is a excellent routine to utterly captivate your audience's attention. I've loved the idea of roulette routines but that risk of failure has daunted me to say the least. After watching the explanation and playing with the method, I can honestly say the chance of danger, should you follow the method to the letter, is non-existent. It's perfectly safe and very simple.
This is one of those effects that the trick itself is done from the very beginning but is purely presentation. You have NO sleights, force, etc. to worry about. Just the thrill of watching people squirm.
Knocked a star for its steep price. It's exactly what they say...a hook and thread, but you're paying for the idea and presentation... which alone, I do feel I got my money's worth I'm rather happy with this dangerous looking, yet fully safe product. I really enjoy that I have nothing to do; I give the power and attention to the spectator and I just get to go along for the ride with no worries whatsoever.
This will be a go to at Halloween or anytime I wanna make a deep impression without the use of cards.
Big thumbs up
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Shock Magic at its Finest Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 25th, 2019
The reactions you get from this are beyond incredible. The hesitation that people have and the look of fear in their eyes alone make the price well worth it. I never understood taking a Star off based on what you get for the price you pay, because you know what you its costs before your pay for it and what else did you expect to get? If you got some high tech gimmick, that could fail, would you feel better spending $100?

There is less than a .001% chance you could get hurt as long as you are diligent in your set up, which is next to nothing. Honestly, I think the worst that could happen might be a slight nick on your gums.

If you want to shock your friends, clients, and whomever, spend the $100 and buy it. Just realize up front, you will receive an actual fish hook and thread, which is inside of a nice tin container that is a "Survival Kit". Plus a link to watch the video. There is no gimmick and no gimmick to make. So when you buy it, no knocking off a star for what you get as you 100% know now.

Once you know how the effect works, you will think of other ways to use this principle.

Cheers!
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Great trick! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 31st, 2019
The only reason I’m not giving it the full 5 stars is because of the price. The price is a little steep for what you get, but you’re getting a routine out of it too, not just the materials. I do wish they had included more (spare hook, or more twine). It’s easy to set up, easy to do, and very safe, given you follow the instructions. It’s good for close up, but there is some reset time, so keep that in mind. All in all, it’s a great version of the “roulette” concept, and I’m happy with my purchase!
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But the price.... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 8th, 2020
I admit this is a fun idea with the whole roulette idea. Most the time as I’ve seen in videos and even some of my own performances you really get people in suspense but the other half the time I perform it everyone wants to see the other string and it attached. So performing for buzzed or gullible people great but others not so great because it’s not very fool proof and a lot seem to catch on. Still a fun trick to perform no doubt. The biggest complaint and main reason for low star rating is the price. I don’t appreciate the feeling of getting ripped off. This easily should have been half the price and most would agree with this. Magic should be available to all and not for elite. This is way overpriced for not even having a backup hook and for how simple this is there’s nothing to learn except presentation. I wish I could give it a better review but price is a killer for what you get.
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Easy simple fast to learn Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 8th, 2020
Hook is a great effect. It is easy to do, easy to reset. And you become great reactions from your spectators.

The problem is that Hook is not for everyone. I think it is a good thing for a strange/shock/Halloween act.

But overall it's a great Trick.
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GREAT shock trick Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 31st, 2020
This is a great trick.

True, the physical cost of it would be less than a dollar, but you are paying for the idea. People need to grow up and realize you aren't just paying for the physical value.

This stands up to, or is better than other roulete routines - I have a bunch. It is MUCH cheaper than all of them.

I have seen this done on TV and it slayed.

This originally sold for $300 and people were happy. Not so happy now that it is $25.
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Pricey and photos misleading Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 9th, 2020
I bought this from another vendor. For what you get the price is too high. You can easily make this at home for a few dollars. The photos showing the hook tied with knots is very misleading and not how the trick is actually performed so if one expects that, one will be very disappointed. The trick is in a league of its own and has that definite shock value.
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Impactful Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 23rd, 2019
Great reactions that leave people talking well after the performance is over. Highly recommend!
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I'm totally hooked on Hook! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 11th, 2019
Whether for close-up, stage, or street, it's compact, versatile, interactive, suspenseful, and will be a highly memorable addition to your act! It's a reputation builder and will become the effect your audience or spectators will be talking about for weeks! As far as learning the handling and performance - easy peasy lemon squeezy! It's a perfect trick and worth every penny - Eric Ross is a genius!
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