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On Aug 3, 2015, Ado wrote:
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Brian Watson Bewitching Sticks - $125 from Stevens

Search Engine Pen - $10

Up to you!


It's interesting that when someone asked why use $300 cups for cups and balls rather than cheap ones, every one was saying that it made a huge difference. And no one would trade those cups for more "organic" cheap tumblers...
And 20 years from now, maybe no kid will remember Google...

P!



Are the issues really analogous? As I recall the basis for defending the $300 cups was that they were more durable, worked more smoothly, and handled better than cups that cost $100.
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Personally I don’t look for "originality" in a Hot Rod stick. I prefer a nice looking, magical-looking item. E.g., Brian Watson's Bewitching Sticks - made of pewter with Swarovski Crystal stones are beautiful and look like something appropriate for a magic effect.
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Brian Watson Bewitching Sticks - $125 from Stevens

Search Engine Pen - $10

Up to you!


Bewitching Sticks cost me a lot less than that...

Jim


Perhaps for those who got theirs in a private transaction with Mr Watson. Stevens is at present the only authorized US dealer.
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In late 2011, I posted my idea for sponge balls on the Vanishing Inc. blog. Instead of using the classic prop, I performed with headphone covers. As I posted then... "This was not meant to be a replacement for the sponge balls. Instead, when you're in a casual environment (like school or work), you can take these off of your headphones for an 'impromptu' performance. Sponge balls have their time and place, as do these."

You can read more about that idea HERE.

This pen follows the same logic. The Hot Rod is a staple in close-up magic. At a paid performance where a magician is expected to carry obvious props, the traditional design works well. However, in a more casual setting, I choose not to perform with overt tools.

Regarding the legal aspect, please refer to the main Search Engine Pen thread HERE. That thread also contains feedback from buyers, additional tips, and lots of video and text reviews.

While I understand this is not for everyone, I am pleased with how many people have been enjoying this product.
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