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Topic: Cola Cap by Axel Hecklau Video Demo online
Message: Posted by: Axel Hecklau (Jun 29, 2009 03:18AM)
Here is my version of the classic cap in bottle - called Cola Cap.
Starting with a factory sealed glas bottle and at the end you have a great present for your spectator. Different gimmick, different moves possible ;-)

Just finished the demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ5JJkh5xLE

If you are at the IBM convention in Nashville you will see it live...
Message: Posted by: brainman (Jun 29, 2009 06:51AM)
Molto bello Axel!
; )
Message: Posted by: joseph (Jun 29, 2009 11:40AM)
Awesome...
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Jun 29, 2009 12:21PM)
Not sure how available bottle coke in glass is available here in the states

I will have to check

Don
Message: Posted by: Axel Hecklau (Jun 29, 2009 03:11PM)
Last monday I had my first lecture here in the states in New York City
I went in a small supermarket in 6th street and buyed a sixpack.
The bottles are thinner and the label is different but they work very well.

Axel
Message: Posted by: Tophie (Jun 29, 2009 04:00PM)
Can this be done with a clear beer bottle?
Message: Posted by: Axel Hecklau (Jun 29, 2009 07:47PM)
Yes I recomment clear bottles (like Corona) so you can see the effect better.


I just bought another sixpack of small cola bottles in Louisville (I will have my lecture here today) at a KROGER store - absolute no problem to get them.

See you in Nashville ;-)

Axel
Message: Posted by: music (Jun 29, 2009 10:12PM)
Very nice, and I appreciate that you performed it without any cuts!
Message: Posted by: Mercury52 (Jun 30, 2009 12:49AM)
Looks very good. I'm bummed that I wasn't able to make it to the lecture in NYC last week!
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Jun 30, 2009 01:25AM)
Thanks Axel, I also have seen them now that I'm looking for them,,LOL...

Don
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Jun 30, 2009 01:27AM)
Anxiously looking for reviews of this effect..Looks awesome

I have Newsflash from Axel and that is also awesome

Don
Message: Posted by: Doug Follett (Jun 30, 2009 04:11PM)
I had the priveledge to attend Axel's lecture last evening in Louisville. I highly recommend this one! The instructional DVD is very well done, and the written instructions are very clear. Both are very thorough in the explanation.

Axel has done a great job in including everything you need to make this awesome effect happen.

In addition to recommending this, I also recommend his other products, Spoonaround, and his book Cue Control. Very nice.

Doug
Message: Posted by: Nechto (Jun 30, 2009 06:40PM)
Very rarely do I see someone in magic who's moves are so motivated and well choreographed that they blend in to the naturalness of the performance and as a result become invisible, and I see a lot of new magic and a lot of performers being the sales manager for http://www.magicshop.co.uk.

Axel is one of these magicians, he builds such great structure into his routines that everything dirty looks as clean as a whistle.

I had the pleasure of meeting him at Blackpool and he is also a really nice guy, seeming as I called him Alex for the first half an hour!!!! He really loves magic and thinks about everything in so much depth it would be a crime not to at least look at all of his magic, really though you should buy it all!!!!

All the best with your latest releases and lecture tour Axel, I hope to meet up with you again soon,

Ben Williams
Message: Posted by: EricDraven (Jun 30, 2009 08:01PM)
Isn´t this effect also part of one of your lecture manuscripts?

Eric
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Jun 30, 2009 08:15PM)
Axel when are you comming back to the magic castle ??
vinny
Message: Posted by: Axel Hecklau (Jul 1, 2009 04:39AM)
Eric,

no it isn´t.

It comes now with a 40 min explanation DVD and additional moves discribed on.


Hi vinny,
I come to the magic castle, when they whant me to have there ;-)
I would be happy to lecture in the castle.
(and my wife loved it to ;-)

Axel
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Jul 1, 2009 08:33AM)
Axel

You have it all right:
1. The bottle is full at the start which expresses that there is no slit in the bottle.
2. You are not handling the bottle by the neck which cancels out solutions where a folding cap could be hidden in the bottle neck
3. As I have always expressed here in the café, the performer shouldn't take the cap out by the bottle's neck: something that symbolically express that it could somehow be possible when we want to demonstrate that it is not.
4. You leave the prop (bottle with cap inside) in its final stage with the spectator: something that Michael Ammar recommends in his brilliant "Making Your Tricks Memorable"

Thus congratulation on your version of this great trick. The only thing is that you should come (for yourself) with a much better non descriptive patter.

One way could be to think along the line of "pollution prevention" and the fact that caps are not easily bio-degradable, even when put in a liquid and that therefore the cap should be left in the bottle before taking care of the empty bottle. This would give you a story that is both fashionable and interesting to the audiences.

Congratulations again
Message: Posted by: EricDraven (Jul 1, 2009 10:29AM)
Hi Axel,

many thanks for the insights, but I still do not fully understand: Is the methodology another than the cola cap effect in your manuscript "Details" or is it the same but now on DVD and with "extended" moves? I think the version from "Details" is great and would love to know if this is a new method or "just" a better descritpion of the "old" one...

Many thanks
Eric
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Jul 7, 2009 02:33PM)
[quote]
On 2009-07-01 04:33, Lawrence O wrote:

Thus congratulation on your version of this great trick. The only thing is that you should come (for yourself) with a much better non descriptive patter.

[/quote]

From Mr. Hecklau's website:

"I deliver nothing 'complete with presentation', but thought through tricks which waits for your personal customization and presentation form. Our art should develop further and I would be pleased to experience you once as you have converted one of my tricks to 'your' trick by your ideas, your humor and your presentation."

Sounds as though whatever presentation and patter Mr. Hecklau uses are deliberately not part of the package or video, to avoid clones and encourage creativity. But with a mustache, accent and gleam in the eye like Mr. Hecklau's, it probably wouldn't take a whole lot of scripting to be entertaining anyway.
Message: Posted by: Axel Hecklau (Jul 8, 2009 08:04PM)
Thanks ;-)
Message: Posted by: chennell (Sep 14, 2009 05:39PM)
This is without a doubt in my mind the best cap in bottle. PERIOD
Message: Posted by: Ross W (Sep 29, 2009 12:15PM)
This looks truly great - but I have a question. Can it be done with a beer bottle, or does it have to be the Coke bottle? Please don't expose anything, but I haven't seen a Coke bottle like in the demo since I was about six, other than in other countries. Beer bottles, however, I see plenty of!
Message: Posted by: nikola paris (Sep 29, 2009 01:11PM)
Looks great and clean ! A big bunch of applauses ! :)
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Sep 29, 2009 09:15PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-29 08:15, ross welford wrote:
This looks truly great - but I have a question. Can it be done with a beer bottle, or does it have to be the Coke bottle? Beer bottles, however, I see plenty of!
[/quote]

Yes, especially Corona
Message: Posted by: Bryan Smith (Oct 12, 2009 11:17AM)
This effect looks awesome. It would fit in with what I do perfectly and glass coke bottles are used here in Korea often enough as well as being able to do it with a beer bottle is great. I have one question.

Can I set it up discreetly at the table if I order the beer or coke at the restaurant/bar I'm at? Or do I have to come with the bottle on me?

Thanks, great effect
Message: Posted by: Ben Train (Oct 12, 2009 04:21PM)
I have a quick question for those that have the item.

The add says "Factory sealed bottle", implying that this can be done with any bottle, but from the video this doesn't look the like the case (and if it is, I'm fooled!). Is it true this can be done with someone just handing you a bottle and going into the routine, or do you provide, or need a few moments alone, with the "factory sealed" bottle?

Ben
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Oct 12, 2009 08:20PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-12 07:17, Bryan Smith wrote:
I have one question.

Can I set it up discreetly at the table if I order the beer or coke at the restaurant/bar I'm at? Or do I have to come with the bottle on me?

Thanks, great effect
[/quote]
You need about 5 minutes to set up (at least for me), but the beauty is that it is still factory sealed. This is an awesome trick.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Skotster (Nov 7, 2009 10:30PM)
Anyone know how this compares to Justin Miller's Captured? Outcome is very similar, but how do they compare in mechanics, gimmicks, setup etc? What one is recommended?
Message: Posted by: The Manipulator (Jan 24, 2010 04:08PM)
How bent does the cap look when its inside?
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Jan 25, 2010 02:22AM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-24 11:08, The Manipulator wrote:
How bent does the cap look when its inside?
[/quote]

That depends on you. Remember that from the audience's perspective it should look a little bent, since you just popped it off the bottle in front of them. It's unbent enough, though, that it clearly can't get in or out of the bottle without a little "magic."
Message: Posted by: The Manipulator (Jan 25, 2010 08:53PM)
Never thought of that...
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Jun 19, 2012 09:44PM)
I watched the demo and it looks amazing. Later in the demo, Axel shows it so clearly as an uncut routine. WOW! And, they can keep the bottle with the cap inside. What a great show giveaway!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ5JJkh5xLE&feature=player_embedded#!
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Jun 19, 2012 10:10PM)
Axel has created many routines however for me his linking cards that he performed at rthe castle is his very best
vinny
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Message: Posted by: hefemexy (Jun 19, 2012 10:26PM)
Here's my routine of this great worker it's a staple in my show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-qnfB0wbM (Dinner Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucwga30BjLY (Halftime)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy0A5FsxEH0 (Television)
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Jun 19, 2012 10:44PM)
Lion, THANK YOU for sharing your professional performances!
Message: Posted by: hefemexy (Jun 19, 2012 10:51PM)
Not a problem, I think sometimes people can get another view when they see someone else doing it, outside of studio performance...
Message: Posted by: trickychris (Jun 20, 2012 02:35PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-19 18:51, hefemexy wrote:
Not a problem, I think sometimes people can get another view when they see someone else doing it, outside of studio performance...
[/quote]

Hi
With regards to the half time entertainment video, I think you needed more emphasis on the cap before the penetration.
I'm working on this effect so it was nice to see your uploads.
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Jun 20, 2012 09:28PM)
How available have you found the old style glass bottles?

Thanks!
Dan.
Message: Posted by: hefemexy (Jun 21, 2012 06:16AM)
Dan, I find them in my local grocery store, they cost me $1 here, and trickychris if you noticed how rushed I was..I only have time to accomplish something in a very short period of time.
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Jun 21, 2012 11:29AM)
Thanks.

Dan.
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Aug 2, 2012 08:50PM)
Lion
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing. Also checked out your other videos. Very good!

Mike