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The Baldini
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First watch the several videos here, then read my review.

http://www.lebanoncircle.co.uk/CSI.htm

I know there are many threads all over this site about this, but I felt a new fresh one is necessary.
The box came airmail from overseas, very fast. I popped in the DVD and the production value is just o.k. and there was a bit of an echo, none of this was distracting in any way, probably not even worth mentioning, Everything in the ad is correct, there is no misleading wording of any kind, no trick camera shot’s, what you see in the video , you will be able to do out of the box, and it is so easy, No slight’s of any kind, for those who purchased this, I would say all of us who have this are saying WOW, BUT, after you do it the first or second time, things change a bit, you can not repeat the performance right away, the re-set although easy is very time consuming and requires some work, more than most are willing, for me, I would purchase the extra“Thing” needed from LC and have it ready for several back to back performances, I do a lot of trade show work and it requires me to perform all day, and this is not something that could be done due to the re-set. Also I find it would work as an impromptu looking effect, but there are some hurdles to overcome to do so, I wish I could explain this better so you guy’s could tell me how to , You are given some good ideas in the DVD , they are the same as in the web site ad, only with an explanation, as I stated before, this is an amazing thing to see and do, but the one major hurdle while in the coffee shop or wherever is a tough one, you are given an idea to overcome this, but I still do not see how to use it, if you own this and wish to PM me , I would love to see how you do it, when / if you do pm me, please mention something from the DVD so I know you do have it, you can also ask me questions and I will do my best to answer you, in conclusion, I wish it was a little less expensive, but I understand why it can not be, there is no way to do it, and I will try to do it outside of my house , in the street, in the real world and report back soon, amazed and not sure yet.
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Vanish in the video certainly looks good.
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It is just what happens.
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I received mine today as well. I have not tried it yet but from what I've learned and looked at---it's off to a good start. I also PM'd Dan and I have to say he is fantastic about getting back to you. I too will make a review as soon as I perform this. It will be by this weekend or this weekend itself. It's a lot nicer than I thought though. (The Props and needed things).


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Eric
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Looks good.
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So gumbystock... what's the verdict? Is this a good or great effect? It been awhile since anyone that received it has said anything. Does that mean it's not worth buying? The videos are fantastic but is the effect not workable in the real world?

This is a lot of money to spend to find that it's impractible. What's the reviews have to say?

-Ron
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I posted a review on it as well. It is a good effect.

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I was wondering if one could perform an acid type of russian roulette using the same principle.
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I think I was one of the first to receive this, and what you get from the company is a very high quality set, from instruction to product, it's all high end and very complete, the effect is extremely easy to perform, but as with all effects if your story line is boring, so too will be the effect, and people today are easily bored, I patter in a fast tone with a story designed around those who are watching, therefore , it is always changing so it will relate to the spectators, back to CSI.
The down side, it is difficult to do this for a working pro who is in a strolling venue, it is hard to do multiple time in one evening, Now , I did not say impossible, if you are working and need to do this multiple times ( say 5-10 ) times an evening, you will need to buy something from the manufacturer .
My biggest problem with it was that one stage of the routine is hard to accomplish in a certain setting, I am sorry I can not say more on this with out giving too much away, I have emailed Dan and others and no one has yet found a solution, Dan has a brilliant way to resolve this in many settings but not all, this is best suited in a controlled environment, such as your house or a friends, or as in the ad, a coffee shop, I found it hard to pull off beyond that. If you wish to PM me, I will try to be a bit more specific.
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I agree with Dave, I will probably only perform this in the company of friends at my own home. It's not really suitable for a strolling environment, although I don't see why with a bit of though you could not gimmick something to make it work.

I would like to say more also, but I can't. I have a few ideas, Dave PM me.

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I imagine this would be difficult for strolling magicians. I have never performed that venue and my hats off to all of you who do. I did perform this at a very huge birthday party the other night and I used my Samurai Sword in conjunction with CSI. It totally caused a jaw dropping reaction especially when the spectator pulled the chain up and then when I lifted the curtain on the sword and the ring was there. I had a picture of Houdini on the table as well and it helped my patter on my story line. I can not stress enough how beautiful this goes with the Samurai Sword effect. But it can most certainly stand on it's own as well. I really enjoy CSI and I look forward to using it in most of my performances.


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Ron,

Please excuse me I just now read your post. In my opinion I believe this is a fantastic effect. I do not do stroll around magic. I will only do a show where I'm able to have set up time and a chance to view where I'll be performing. So for me this is right down my ally. If I lost CSI tonight I would buy it again right away---as soon as I saved up again that is. I have a story line where I use my Samurai Sword as I stated above. I myself would absolutely recommend this. If I did stroll around maybe I would do this at every 4th or 5th table after letting the other tables know that "in a few moments" I'll be doing a very special effect I think they would like. Then after performing at other tables I would get everyones attention and simply do the CSI effect then move on to other tables across the room. But like I said my hats off to all who perform in that venue.

My honest opinion is buy it if you can. I have no buyers remorse over this at all. Do I wish it was less expensive? I wish all magic was! But do I think it's worth it? Yes. Why? Simple before CSI came along I never knew this type of magic would ever get into our hands. Think about it when have you ever seen a street magician or a magician who works parties do anything like this? I'm very glad this came to us.

Ron I hope that helps and again I'm sorry I somehow skipped your post my friend.


Good magic to all,


Eric
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No problem Eric... Guess I'll have to put it on my "To Buy" list. I appreciate the information which helps in making better decisions.

Thanks,
-Ron
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I Feel it is an amazing effect for the right person, I sold mine as it just did not fit my routine, and if it was an inexpensive effect, I would have kept it, and I bet someday I will wish I had it. If this were 3 or4 years ago and gigs were easy to come buy and I had money, I would keep it.
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Also, for Ron, there are many post's from those who have this and all love it, my opinion, if it sounds like it fits your style, buy it, you will not have a problem re-selling it if you don't love it, my guess, you will, just the method alone is great.
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On 2009-07-26 09:48, dave wrote:

The down side, it is difficult to do this for a working pro who is in a strolling venue, it is hard to do multiple time in one evening, Now , I did not say impossible, if you are working and need to do this multiple times ( say 5-10 ) times an evening, you will need to buy something from the manufacturer.


Dave,

I'm very interested in this effect and wonder if you could give me a rough cost for this extra "something" I would need to buy from the manufacturer. I also sent you a PM so that you could speak more freely if need be. As a magician and a science teacher this effect has great appeal to me I'd just like more info so that I can make a completely informed decision.

Thanks!

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My pleasure Ron. Dave hit it on the head. It has to fit what you do. As I said I do only performances where I can set up and plan my approach. I really enjoy this effect. I was sorry when I knew Dave was selling his. He was I believe one of the very first ones to buy this and we swapped some PM's over this. But as Dave said it has to fit what you do. I recently sold some pretty good items because I went more into mentalism and I understand what Dave means.

But Ron if I can help in the future when you get your let me know.


Good magic to all,


Eric
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This is not something really want to do in live. The coffee can't drink is one off,someone will easy notice the reason
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This is a great piece to play with. But, the novelty wore off for me.
I will sell mine tonight when I return. Great effect, but I will never perform it.
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A 2 minute video demo and the first full minute is intro. I'm not familiar with this effect at all, but how clean can it be if the video cuts each time the ring is vanished?

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