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Ben your booked the next time your in Florida:)
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Hoping to get mine in the mail today. Will post back!
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YAY Eric!!

Still loing this Keiron, I don't think I will ever stop loving it either!

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To the Max came yesterday. Well, as most posted- I had to laugh when I saw the gimmick but the important thing - it will do the job. Keiron teaches both handlings, appearing ice block and signed coin frozen in ice effects, on the DVD but only teaches them when wearing a jacket. I normally perform without a jacket so I will have to adjust the handling procedure. It would have been nice to hear his ideas when not using a jacket. I'm sure there will be some not as experienced magicians buying this who may have a more difficult time alternating the handling when not using a jacket. You just will have to be more comfortable with misdirection to get the job done if you don't perform wearing a jacket. Other than that I really like this and think it will get great reactions! The DVD is not long and Keiron explains both handling in pretty good detail but does speak a little fast.

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I suppose it would be possible to attach the holder to your belt and then the handling wouldn't be too different, you would need to cover it with a shirt or untucked t-shirt though...
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You could have the holder in your trouser pocket. The ice might melt sooner but it should work fine.
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Very clever, mine arrived today, think I'm going to have fun with this.
Been pondering a routine I need to play around with. I borrow a £5 note, ignites (or some may saw even flashes) and appears in the block of ice..
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GREAT effect! The gimmick looks pretty basic, but I know I couldn't make one if someone held a gun to my head. This is ready to go right out of the box. The instructional DVD and tips have no fluff - it's all meat. Very happy with this. Now to to find the right jacket...
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I like this one. Well conceived and constructed gimmick. Awesome routine.

Bear in mind you might need to spend another £20 to buy the additional items to make the trick workable if you don't already have them.
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On 2012-11-02 09:17, Jamie Ferguson wrote:
I like this one. Well conceived and constructed gimmick. Awesome routine.

Bear in mind you might need to spend another £20 to buy the additional items to make the trick workable if you don't already have them.


Not sure what this means and I have this. I didn't have to spend anything to make this work???????????????
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I think Jamie is referring to the ice moulds and thermos.
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On 2012-11-02 15:12, jugglestruck wrote:
I think Jamie is referring to the ice moulds and thermos.


Oh... Understand. WOW- things are expensive over there. You can get ice molds for $1 to $2 dollars and a thermos for $10.00!
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On 2012-11-02 15:12, jugglestruck wrote:
I think Jamie is referring to the ice moulds and thermos.

Nothing like keeping secrets!
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Apologies if I said more than I should have but it seems to be quite well published on the web just what the accessories needed are.
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Loose lips sink ships.

Just be more careful next time.

Cheers

J
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I'm just back from being on the road for a few days lecturing and filming with Kieron, and I've watched first hand how brilliantly this effect plays. After my lecture on Monday night in Cannock Kieron did a little guest spot and floored the room with this, and the gimmick was sat in my case for over two hours during my lecture. I picked Kieron up at 1pm that day and Kieron didn't perform this until about 10.30 that evening and the ice was still ready to go!

The following night after a day of studio filming we ended up in a pub and Kieron was blowing everyone away again (laypeople), one guy said to Kieron "I bet you couldn't do it again" and Kieron immediately repeated it (and I still missed the load!)

Kieron's handling of this is very clean and every little wrinkle has been ironed out, and considering what the effect is (producing a block of ice) this is very practical and very easy to set up, once in place you're always ready to go.

My main concern was, how long could you stay comfortably set up and still produce the ice, well that was answered when Kieron performed after the lecture, my ice ice now being prepared for the weekend ;-)!

This is a reputation maker, if it was good enough for Malini.......need I say more!

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Ok guys, I was going to keep this one to myself but what the heck!

Here's my twist on the effect.

Buy a cheap lolly mould and make some small lollies using food colouring (avoids a sticky sugar solution).

Use the gimmick as taught but produce the lolly under from under a small silk or from a small empty bag. I use it as a climax to a short coin routine. Patter theme around "lots of lolly".

This one really gets gasps. More so than the original version I've found.

I wish I hadn't given it away but I guess I'm just too kind.

Have fun.
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So I ended up in a bar with a group. And I got the feeling they were going to ask me for a trick later in the night and I only had the 'max', but no ice.
Up to the barman, pint of cider, could I have a bit of ice in that please. Discretely fished out.
Cue later when the remaining ice in my drink had melted..
Let's just say I got great reactions for a production when I didn't even use fire.
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Jamie, I think the block of ice is more impressive. That's great thinking on the lolly to avoid the stickiness issue, but you could just produce the lolly with a wrapper on it, as I don't think they care. Not that a lolly production isn't magical to them, but a block of ice is, well, a block of ice.
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I think any ice production is awesome and there's something really 'off the wall' about Jamie's idea which I love. Imagine mentioning how warm the room is and then producing an ice lolly and eating it, you will be remembered that's for sure! The idea of using food colouring also opens up many other avenues you could go down.

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