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mrnavyblue
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ive seen a few street performers use this effect where they ask some one to think of a number write it down then ask them 2 touch the magicians finger and when they touch it shocks them.
whats is the name of this effect?

or does any one have it and reccomend it.

thanks
ZeroPhun31
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Ellusionist sells a product that does this called "electric touch" by Yigal Mesika.
Piz
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There is also a product that I would actually recommend over the electric touch,it is called shocking by eitan klerer. I own both versions of this effect and shocking for me is more reliable,less expensive battery useage wiz, and even though shocking will leave your pockets $110 dollers emptier by the end of your purchase,it will make up for the price in the long run when you factor in battery cost,and if used consistantly,you will make your $110 dollers back within a month or two. Shocking has just flat out been more dependable for me.Even though my electric touch uses 12 volts and shocking uses a 9 volt; The shock value that each unit dispurses out is vertually undetectible as to witch unit has a more powerful discharge,even with pk type effects(and I am talking about the high setting on electric touch). Also with shocking there is no need to worry about your shoes being tampered with. Although I might add that an accessory has just been put on the market for $24.95 for the electric touch that fits in your shoe and is supposed to fix this 'ripping your shoe up problem'!! You can find this at hocus pocus magic shop. I will still be useing my electric touch and I do like it a lot (heck,i put my shoe through living hell just to get the darn thing to work the way it was supposed to), But for dependability,reliabiliy,and my shows I will always go with "SHOCKING". P.S. NOTE-This was not ment to be a review for eithier item,it is a reply on which electric shocking devise I feel is the best on the market,it is my pesonal opinion based on facts,and my personal experience with both of these products in live situations. Thank you!!
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(The following opinions are solely my own and do not reflect those of any organization to which I belong.)

Yep! Nothing like subjecting your volunteers to an electric shock! They just LOVE that!

And before we get into the whole, "it's just a little static shock, it can't hurt anybody" argument, remember that SOME people have things called PHOBIAS and other people have things called pacemakers which CAN be effected by low intensity static shocks.

And even if the pacemaker can't TECHNICALLY be effected by the shock, if the person actually finds out that you used a DEVICE to SHOCK them, be prepared for some person, somewhere to SUE you. And some person, somewhere, who has a serious heart condition CoULD react badle and STILL go into defibrillation (as in have a heart attack), anyway, when he or she gets shocked, simply from the surprise.

And win or lose - defending that suit is going to COST YOU - BIG TIME. Remember, you usually do NOT get court costs and legal fees BACK when you get sued and win. You are still out the costs for your defense lawyer, court fees, depositions, jury fees and all of the other stuff that goes with a trial - even if you settle out of court. And most lawyers STARY at about $125 PER HOUR!

So, you have to ask yourself - it it worth it, when you could do the SAME effect with a little piece of IT and not run the risk at all?

These electric shockers help prove Darrow's First Law: "Common Sense Ain't. If It WAS Common, There'd Be A LOT More Of It Around!"

Respectfully,

Lee Darrow, C.H.
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Lee Darrow,i agree with you on many of the things you have stated. The reason I purchased these items was not to shock people,i want to make this clear, and I do not suggest anyone to do so. I purchased these items for the soul purpuse of being able to move small electro-conductive objects,bend water ect. There are many different amazing magical applications you can adapt these divises to other then shocking people. And for those of you out there who have purchased one of these items just to shock people,just be prepared for what might be coming to you if you happen to do it on the wrong person. These devises should only be used by professionals as stated in Eitan klerer's "shocking" advertisment. Thank you! PIZ
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Piz, THANK YOU! You stated that beautifully. And you have given people alternate uses for what could be a very useful device.

Now, let me offer one other problem these gimmicks could create - problems with other electronic devices. Things like cell phones, Palm devices, Blackberry units and the like can be sensitive to shocks, especially to their dataports. Now, I admit that I'm not sure of the power of the output or the tolerances, but this is something to be aware of.

Just an additional problem. Possibly.

And if you fry someone else's Pocket PC, and they find out that YOU are to blame, it will cost YOU to replace it. Probably not very likely, but... worth finding out about.

OUCH!

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The ET isn't too bad with electronic stuff as long as you don't actually TOUCH it.

That M5 that Ellusionist sells though...
A Trick? Well yes there are quite a few "tricks" I can do, but alas there are women and children present. Find me later.
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ET is the better product. Its just less costly battery wize to use shocking. If battery cost was not in the picture, I would go with the ET 100%. And after some more extensive useage of both products, I did find the ET to put out a little more juice. I was just very angry about having to tap-dance around with the et at first because of how fragil a certain part is, and also having to alter my shoes. But I guess that's a good thing, because shocking does not provide you with a perminant set-up,and is a lot more getto as far as set up goes. That post above I wrote was my true feelings at the time,and every bit of it I feel was me being totally honest about how I felt. Take my last post as more of a reply and take this one as more of a review, even though I do not have a lot of time at this moment to go fully into details. Bottom line- ET is a better,more well rounded product. If battery cost is not a problem for you than go with the ET. I still use my shocking device more often just because of battery cost. THANK YOU. PIZ....... P.S.- Sorry if I seemed to contradict my self from my last post, that was not my intentions to do so or mislead anyone. I felt you all should be updated and get a reply out of me that was not based upon anger and my biased toward a product just because of the problems I had with it at first. Time with the ET will heal all wounds, just be patient with it, PLease. Thanks again.
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If you're a quite reasonable electrician, you can make a device that has the same effect.

http://www.amazing1.com/pranks.htm Sells the plan, and in needed the material or the complete product.

And for the ones that think this is an illegal copy of ET. This plan has been around long before ET and shocking were sold.

I bought the plans it doesn't look that hard (not too many materials needed) but I didn't want to rely on my electrician-skills when it involves shocking people.
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Gaafman. Yes,it is called the electric man. It is much much more bulky than the ET or shocking and I don't believe it has a standby option like them 2 products do ( meaning you can touch someone,nothing happens, then with no funny moves you can touch them again and it hits em ). That is why there was so much hype surounding the electric touch because of its revolutionary access switch and also how much more practicle and compact it is compared to other products like the electric man and similar devises before it. I did much research on the electric man before I made my decision on which item to purchase. And for me it was worth the extra cost for my ET in the end. Also from what I have read the electric man needs 8 triple A battery's just to run the darn thing, and every picture I have ever seen of the electric man it looks like the guys in the pictures are wearing fireman boots just to be able to hold the device on them. If you are a seriouse magician, as far as walk around and table hopping goes, you would have to be crazy to purchase the electric man. Its just not practicle to have on you through a whole routine. The electric touch and shocking were made spacificly for magicians who perform regularly. And they are both very practicle. Thank You. 'PIZ' NOTE- this opinion on the electric man was based on many weeks of research on the subject.
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Thanks Again!!! 'PIZ'
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On 2006-07-30 07:54, gaafman wrote:
If you're a quite reasonable electrician, you can make a device that has the same effect.

http://www.amazing1.com/pranks.htm Sells the plan, and in needed the material or the complete product.

And for the ones that think this is an illegal copy of ET. This plan has been around long before ET and shocking were sold.

I bought the plans it doesn't look that hard (not too many materials needed) but I didn't want to rely on my electrician-skills when it involves shocking people.


NOTE THE LAST LINE!!!

When it comes to liability - leave the building of shock devices to the PROS!!

Lee Darrow, C.H.
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MagicallyMe
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I just acquired Eitan Kierer's SHOCKING. Anyone have one? I have some questions about it.
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