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Topic: My review of OVERTURNED
Message: Posted by: gitty (Feb 10, 2007 05:16PM)
O V E R T U R N E D

I had the honor to receive this new great trick from Tim Olsen. He will release it on DVD later this year.
You can visit his website and watch the demo-video: http://www.ssproductions.tk

EFFECT:
You borrow an unopenned soda can. For example a Pepsi can. Tilt the can and tell the spectators to pay attention to the letters. You move your hand infront of the letters once. Nothing happens. You do it again. Nothing happens. One last time. This time when you bring your hand down, the letters on the can have been moved upsidedown. The letters are now permanently upsidedown. Hand the borrowed can back to the spectator to keep.

REVIEW:
I think this kind of trick is new in the world of magic!
It's perfect in connection with Criss Angel's "Quarter through Soda Can".
Here are a few point:
- the handling is easy
- you can hand out the can to the spectator after the performance
- you can use every soda can but you will prefer a Pepsi can
- the video instruction is clear
Tim will teach you everything you need to know in order to perform this piece of art. He goes over the method and why it works the way it does.

SUMMARY:
I am very happy that I have received this new trick before it's official available on the market. Thanks again to Tim!
It's clever, easy to do and the effect to audience is something new. I am sure that it will be one of the magic-highlights of the year!

RATING:
8/10
Message: Posted by: Jeff J. (Feb 10, 2007 08:46PM)
I'm just curious. You give it a glowing review and every one of the points you make are positive. You even say it will be "one of the magic-highlights of the year", yet you gave it an 8 out of 10. What were the "cons" that made you deduct 2 out of 10 points?

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Feb 11, 2007 04:40AM)
Review? It reads just like an advertisment!
I agree with you IBD1 why not 10 out of 10!
Message: Posted by: joseph (Feb 11, 2007 06:44AM)
Does that website work for you? All I get is a blank page..
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Feb 11, 2007 09:47AM)
Thanks for the review on this gitty.

Question: Did you say "Criss Angel's" Quarter through Soda Can?
Message: Posted by: gitty (Feb 11, 2007 10:07AM)
That's why I didn't like a rating-system!
I didn't give 10 points because you aren't clean during the performance. That's the only reason but it has nothing to do with the uniqueness of this trick.
Message: Posted by: gitty (Feb 11, 2007 10:10AM)
Nick-V,
ok - Criss Angel's DVD of "WAYNE HOUCHIN'S" Quarter through Soda Can.
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Feb 11, 2007 10:25AM)
Yeah, Criss having his own creation of CTS would have been news to many.
Thanks for clearing that up for the fine people here on the Café.
:)
Message: Posted by: Jeff J. (Feb 11, 2007 06:20PM)
If you click on the link for this trick make sure you have a good pop-up blocker. I got about 5 pop up windows.
Message: Posted by: Scott Imler (Feb 12, 2007 02:22PM)
Gitty:
I have a question and if it can not be answered with out tipping anything then I understand. I live in Canada and I am looking at a PEPSI can here and the Logo is actually horizontal (when can is sitting upright.) In the video the word PEPSI runs vertically and is much easier to conceal. Will this work with the can configured the way I described?
Message: Posted by: gitty (Feb 13, 2007 02:03PM)
Scott Imler:
You can use any can but the word (like Pepsi) must be run vertically. Tim uses a Pepsi can because it's optical the best with the logo and the word.
Message: Posted by: Scott Imler (Feb 13, 2007 03:51PM)
Thanks that is what I thought.
Message: Posted by: waas (Feb 18, 2007 04:16PM)
Just saw the video on Youtube...
I don't know.. I immediately got some theories ow it's done..
Even if I'm wrong, a GOOD trick (to me) must leave me with absolutely no clue..
Not for me.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Feb 18, 2007 05:46PM)
[quote]
On 2007-02-18 17:16, waas wrote:
Just saw the video on Youtube...
I don't know.. I immediately got some theories ow it's done..
Even if I'm wrong, a GOOD trick (to me) must leave me with absolutely no clue..
Not for me.
[/quote]

I believe you may want to reconsider what you define a good trick as.

By this thinking you would have to disqualify any effect that uses a method you happen to know. Your view of good effects also would become more and more narrow the more you learn.

Close-up levitations don't strike me as not being good tricks simply because I know they use IT.
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Feb 18, 2007 06:12PM)
Waas,

No doubt it is fantastic when us magicians see an effect that blows us away completely and we are left wondering how on earth it was possible. As you evolve, you will learn more and more and will be greater equipped to perform spectacles that will leave others in absolute wonder. It would be a shame not to give your audience a feeling of amazement when you are able to.

Remember it's the spectators we do this all for.
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Feb 18, 2007 06:20PM)
[quote]
On 2007-02-18 18:46, gdw wrote:
By this thinking you would have to disqualify any effect that uses a method you happen to know. Your view of good effects also would become more and more narrow the more you learn.
[/quote]

Well said gdw.
Message: Posted by: waas (Feb 18, 2007 06:45PM)
Gdw and Nick V, there was miscommunication, I apologize for this..

1 - I just imagined the effect viewed from a clever non-magician guy, and I thought he would have immediately some explanations or a beginning of an answer...
I mean there are 2 types of effects/tricks :
* The one that leaves most spectators speachless (no way, oh my god etc..)
* The one that turns them immediately into brainstorming activity (there must be a duplicate, is there a magnet? etc..)
I just love effects that gets no comment except the wow.

For this "overturned" effect, I assume that any clever guy would want to play a little with the can and explore the ways to display the brand..
I think all the masters taught never to underestimate the spectator.

Anyway, my experience also taught me that sometimes, what I thought being obvious works fine on 98% of the people, and this rate is ok to start using the method :)

My final word : Composing a repertoire is a matter of taste and one's own vision on magic.

2 - Nick : Yeah, it's true : The more you learn on magic, the more it's hard to be badly fooled, and the more you enjoy it because it gets less frequent.

Thanx guys for reading.
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Feb 18, 2007 06:56PM)
Hey waas, Anytime my friend.

:)