As I mentioned in another review on Mayne’s products, I have all his early books and admire his thinking. Besides running “itricks”, Andrew has made a name and career creating afforable illusions out of cheap materials. While, I don’t see these illusions cutting it for a professional show, there is obviously a substantial market for budding illusionists or magicians looking to experiment with bigger effects without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Upon first reading, the effect appears very similar to my “6 Inches” illusion detailed in “Urban Illusions” as well as my Illusion Plans #6. It is very similar in method. The big difference is his prop is much smaller and the illusion can be done without assistants.
I’m not sure how strong the effect is and how it will play for laymen. I preferred his “Levitator” DVD but this is a penetration illusion which is a different genre of illusion from the usual vanishes, appearances and floatations.
Fans of Mayne’s will probably still like this. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
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