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BrianMillerMagic
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I saw that someone posted this for sale in that section of the forum, but have not seen any reviews on it so here goes:

Anyone seen this demo or own the effect? I can't tell if I like it or not by the looks of the demo, but the penetrations are really stunning.

The demo can be viewed http://www.elmwoodmagic.com/?nd=full&......myaf=141

If I somehow missed this being reviewed somewhere already, my apologies!
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This shaker shook me up!
doug brewer
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This looks closely related to the Gallo routine. What I'm seeing are moves, not a routine. The one penetration is really nice, but I would go to the Gallo DVD for a full routine.
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Good point doug !
magico
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The effect belongs to Neil Prete who put the routine years ago. It is call Shake Sphere. Which is the name that Mike Gallo uses on his dvds.
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Magico is correct. This is a knockoff of Neal Prete's effect ShakeSphere! Mike Gallo does in fact have a great routine using Neal's effect and fully credits it (although he credits Neal's dad Tom). I just spoke to Neal and he will be contacting Murphy's Magic Supplies tonight to cease sales. Buy the original (it’s even less expensive!).

PS Isn't this the same guy who is now advertising Larry Becker's purses as his own?
BrianMillerMagic
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I don't know if this is a knockoff of some other effect or not, but I do know that it just disappeared from Elmwood Magic's website after only a day. Perhaps it has something to do with this?
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I would love to have the real Shake Sphere. Where is the contact for this effect?
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You can get the original by emailing Neal Prete at ntprete@aol.com.
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I have Bob Solari's salt shaker effect you penetrate a penney inside the shaker . The spec has a choice the penney or the nickle . I realized after watching the demo I can do the same effet with the solari shaker & the balls from my chop cup ! nice effect .
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How inspectable is the shaker at the end of any of these effects?
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If it's like solari's Shaker which I think it is by watching the Demo Yes you can examine the shaker . The top of the shaker is not examinable if you put the top on the shaker the gimmick will be hard for the spectator to see.
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Basically it is chop cup tranform into a shaker. Not too like it.
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I just got Shaker a couple of days ago. Perfect idea for working restaurants. I am a bit disappointed with it, thoug. The release is very difficult. The M***** should have been smaller, for that purpose, and it is visible thru the top. Allowing a spectator to look down onto the top would risk exposure of the gaff.
I think this could have been manufactured better. I also watched the video before and after I purchased this and found myself saying " Yeah, his can do that, but mine can't ".
Any suggestions on minimizing the ......strenght of the gimmick ????


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Wow, Rodger used to be know as the cigar guy....Sorry to hear that he is associated with "knock offs".
Pay it forward and remember karma will take it from there
MagicSanta
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Magicshore is dead on with his statements.
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MagicSanta

Do you also have bruises on your hand ? Send me a PM. I'd like to hear more.

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Magicmind, are you confusing this fellow with John Rogers who makes cigars?
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On 2007-01-10 20:36, MagicSanta wrote:
Magicmind, are you confusing this fellow with John Rogers who makes cigars?




ahh your right....good to hear that Smile
Pay it forward and remember karma will take it from there
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We have also heard from a customer of ours about this same problem.....and after reading this post, I have decided to pull this item from our store until Mr. Lovins can address these issues personally.

We added the disclaimer above his product in our store so that others can be aware as well: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/shaker-by-......777.html
Your friend in magic,

Jeff Mash, CEO
MJM Magic - "Magic for Magicians, Jokesters, and Mentalists!"
http://www.MJMMagic.com
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