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Topic: QuickSilver by Mario Tarasini
Message: Posted by: servant (Aug 29, 2019 05:33PM)
So I bit after watching the promo video and I purchased QuickSilver from Ellusionist.com.
https://www.ellusionist.com/quicksilver-by-mario-tarasini.html

I'm wondering how angle-sensitive this gimmick is, especially after watching the instructional videos after my purchase. Not sure when I'll receive it, but hopefully next week sometime.

Anyone else purchase it?
Message: Posted by: btwigg (Aug 29, 2019 06:32PM)
Nope.I get the feeling itís mainly for social media but Iím interested in it regardless for the price.
Message: Posted by: The Mysterious One (Aug 29, 2019 09:55PM)
[quote]On Aug 29, 2019, btwigg wrote:
Nope.I get the feeling itís mainly for social media but Iím interested in it regardless for the price. [/quote]

It is definitely for social media. Very visual.
Message: Posted by: LankyHobo (Aug 30, 2019 12:05PM)
Do they teach you how to make the gimmick yourself as well? Thanks .
Message: Posted by: servant (Aug 30, 2019 12:15PM)
[quote]On Aug 30, 2019, LankyHobo wrote:
Do they teach you how to make the gimmick yourself as well? Thanks . [/quote]

No, I didn't see anything in the instructional videos.
Message: Posted by: ryanshaw9572 (Aug 30, 2019 12:21PM)
I hope itís not just for social media. It looks like a camera trick, so the beauty would be in performing it live.
Message: Posted by: servant (Aug 30, 2019 12:35PM)
[quote]On Aug 30, 2019, ryanshaw9572 wrote:
I hope itís not just for social media. It looks like a camera trick, so the beauty would be in performing it live. [/quote]

It will definitely look like a camera trick when performed live. I'm just worried about the angles, but I'm not a talented magician, so my confidence level probably plays a role in my worries.
Message: Posted by: The Mysterious One (Aug 30, 2019 03:14PM)
[quote]On Aug 30, 2019, servant wrote:

It will definitely look like a camera trick when performed live. I'm just worried about the angles, but I'm not a talented magician, so my confidence level probably plays a role in my worries. [/quote]

All talented magicians always worry about angles. You have a right to be worried since you are a magician.
Message: Posted by: servant (Aug 31, 2019 11:37AM)
It arrived!

First impressions:

It's simple and clever. I'm surprised this is the first time I've seen something like this.

It's a quality gimmick which is made from a genuine Bicycle Rider Back Playing Card (I chose Red). Durability is yet to be determined. Given the nature of the gimmick, it probably won't last forever if used frequently and there aren't any repair instructions. However, someone with more knowledge of the materials used might be able to refurbish it.

As far as handling, I'm definitely not performing this effect straight out of the box. I'm going to have to rewatch the instructional video because I find the handling a bit awkward. They do it exceptionally well in the video.

I'm thinking about performing this along with Mystery Smoke for added effect and also providing a way to ditch the gimmick after the vanish.

Will be interested to hear what others think. Let me know if you all have any questions.
Message: Posted by: The Mysterious One (Aug 31, 2019 11:53AM)
Do you think that you will be able to perform this live? And, how angle sensitive is it? Your advice could help others. I perform for friends, family, and friends that I just met (formerly called strangers) at gigs, parlor, walk-around, and on stage. If the angle isn't good or if it leaves me too dirty (and I cannot use a t**i* to clean up effectively, this effect isn't worth it.
Message: Posted by: servant (Aug 31, 2019 12:27PM)
If you ask me personally, I'm skeptical because I'm just not that great of a magician and this feels outside of my comfort zone. Do I feel like it's doable to perform it live? Yes.

As far as angle-sensitive, I'm less worried about that now. I don't think it is any more angle sensitive than any other sleight of hand.

I'm going to send you a PM.
Message: Posted by: The Mysterious One (Aug 31, 2019 12:30PM)
Sounds good servant! Look forward to your thoughts.
Message: Posted by: Philip Thomas (Sep 5, 2019 10:33AM)
For the price of this, you can't go wrong. I'm thinking about ordering two gimmicks that way I'll have a spare. My only reservations about this effect is that they don't show both hands empty after the vanish. That may raise a few eyebrows and questions from the spectators. I'm sure with some thinking, there can be ways to end clean and ditch the gimmick. Would be something to play around with at least.
Message: Posted by: servant (Sep 10, 2019 04:53PM)
[quote]On Sep 5, 2019, Philip Thomas wrote:
For the price of this, you can't go wrong. I'm thinking about ordering two gimmicks that way I'll have a spare. My only reservations about this effect is that they don't show both hands empty after the vanish. That may raise a few eyebrows and questions from the spectators. I'm sure with some thinking, there can be ways to end clean and ditch the gimmick. Would be something to play around with at least. [/quote]

Philip, have you received your gimmicks yet? I'm getting a lot of PMs asking further questions. Would be beneficial to have someone's second opinion.
Message: Posted by: Philip Thomas (Sep 16, 2019 12:54PM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2019, servant wrote:
[quote]On Sep 5, 2019, Philip Thomas wrote:
For the price of this, you can't go wrong. I'm thinking about ordering two gimmicks that way I'll have a spare. My only reservations about this effect is that they don't show both hands empty after the vanish. That may raise a few eyebrows and questions from the spectators. I'm sure with some thinking, there can be ways to end clean and ditch the gimmick. Would be something to play around with at least. [/quote]

Philip, have you received your gimmicks yet? I'm getting a lot of PMs asking further questions. Would be beneficial to have someone's second opinion. [/quote]


No. I haven't had a chance to order yet. Had some other unexpected things come up that I had to take care of first. I plan on getting this within the next week or so though. I'm still on the fence about it but it does look good!
Message: Posted by: stevie c (Sep 18, 2019 02:27AM)
I received this gimmick a few days ago. First thing is that it does appear to be well made, and the video has clear instructions on how to 'tweak' or 'improve' the gimmick should that be required. As Servant above says, I'm also definitely not performing this straight out of the box. I'm finding the handling a little tricky so plenty of practice needed to make it look slick. The sound might be another issue!!
Message: Posted by: jamesakame (Sep 20, 2019 07:05PM)
Is the gimmick audible, do we need to have some background noise to cover it up?

Can the card "jump" from one hand to the other as in the video or would that require multiple gimmicks?
Is it a vanish alone or can it be a production as well?
Message: Posted by: magic in mind (Sep 22, 2019 06:54AM)
Sadly the price of shipping one playing card to the uk is 15 dollars!!! Wouldnt cost anywhere near that via airmail.So as much as I like my gimmicks I'll pass for now.Would have ordered two!
Cheap as chips if your in the states..Worth the money deffo. Its noisy so I'd recommend as you need two hands ..to make a click sound with tongue and mouth.If your a fan of hondo Chen you'll like this..Would be nice a make your own tutorial.You end dirty so beware you'll need to ditch before you can show hands totally empty.
Message: Posted by: servant (Sep 23, 2019 09:50AM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, jamesakame wrote:
Is the gimmick audible, do we need to have some background noise to cover it up?

Can the card "jump" from one hand to the other as in the video or would that require multiple gimmicks?
Is it a vanish alone or can it be a production as well? [/quote]

Audible, yes, but not loud.

The gimmick is a vanish alone and does not allow for a card production.