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The great Gumbini
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Are the materials used to make the gimmick easily found? Can they be purchased at everyday places? And is this gimmick easy to put together? Thanks.

Good magic to all,


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Yes the materials for the gimmick - just one item is needed - is very easily found at a local gas station or store or you may even already have it.

Very easy to make, nothing to 'put together', you'll see what I mean in the tutorial.

Best.
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Full discloser, Kevin sent me this as a review copy.

Like Alan, I was taken aback by the method. I thought, "This can't possibly work." But then I thought about it and realized it's pretty clever, and does exactly what it needs to do.

When I first saw the length of the video I thought Kevin had accidentally sent me a promo video instead of the instructions - but really, the method is so incredibly simple it just doesn't need much explanation. Do this, this, and this and there you go - now go be creative. He covers everything you need to know and gives a few ways to affect the motion of the object.

I don't know if I am bold enough to use this in someone's hands as codydavismagic mentioned, but I am sure I will be using this in the future. The idea of the genie in the bottle is kind of fun but I would most likely be using something more like an audience energy focus kind of deal. I could see this being a great introduction effect, actually, sitting at a table on stage, a single spotlight, a story, the bottle shifting forward like that. It is very striking.

So, in short - You will probably think the method is way too obvious, but then if you actually do it you will figure out that this has a ton of potential.
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Hi all. Happy New Year!

Does the type of bottle matter? Can it be a plastic water bottle or beer bottle? Can you also do it with a coffee cup or glass, etc?
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The only thing I can think is that some mugs or glasses might be too heavy to get a good slide without being obvious.
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Wow. Havent seen Kevin Parker in a minute. I'm a huge fan of Passing Thru.
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I was curious about the weight issue as well, I need it to work with a brass bottle that weighs about half a pound,
Kevin is that possible?
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How are the angles with this one?
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

-Roald Dahl
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On Jan 2, 2017, brandon90 wrote:
Wow. Havent seen Kevin Parker in a minute. I'm a huge fan of Passing Thru.



Try this http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S21840
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Angles are quite good. If your audience is not looking too much down there is nothing to see.
I'd rather be read than (w)ri(gh)t(e)
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On Jul 17, 2017, m.o.pfeil wrote:
Angles are quite good. If your audience is not looking too much down there is nothing to see.


Thanks! Certainly worth a look.
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Genie will let you do one of the spookiest looking moving-object effects out there without the use of thread or waving hands/moving body. Using your own bottle or the spectator's, you tell them that the bottle starts moving every time you uncap it, as if you stirred up a genie inside, so you uncap it and wait...not touching the bottle...and it starts moving eerily and slowly across the table. This is only one format of presentation; you could equally tell them to toss a coin in the bottle and 3 secs later is starts moving.

Trailer: https://www.kevinparkerproductions.com/p......download

I'm offering free review copies (downloads) in exchange for an honest thorough review.

Product features:

No use of thread, loops, ITRs, wires, or anything similar
Ideal for closeup, street or anywhere there's a surface
No special environmental or surface requirements
No magnets
Extremely easy
Can use borrowed bottle
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Looks cool, is it required to be an empty bottle?
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I'm interested.
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I�ll give it a look. Looks pretty cool!
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I�m interested as well
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Looks cool, is it required to be an empty bottle?


Thx, it works best empty but will work the same if anything you drop inside there isn't too heavy.
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Hello,

I would be interested in checking this out.

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It does look good on video. I like no threads but I look forward to reading a complete review. I get its a simple download at a reasonable price but Im waiting on a review.
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Genie: by Kevin Parker
Instant download tutorial video by Kevin Parker.
* new product release *

Trailer: http://www.kevinparkerproductions.com/pr......download
Effect:
When you uncover the mouth of a bottle, the bottle starts moving as if you stirred up a genie inside. Must-see video.

o No use of thread, loops, ITRs, wires, or anything similar
o Ideal for closeup, street or anywhere there's a surface
o No special environmental or surface requirements
o No magnets
o Extremely easy
o Can use borrowed bottle

Review:
As advertised, it is a fair and accurate dealer write up that uses a simple method that gets the job done, is virtually invisible and is startling- even close up to see the bottle move away from you without you physically touching it. It can immediately be repeated. I love that there are no threads used , nice to see another method here. Actually, the bottle does not need to be empty. However, an empty transparent bottle actually adds to this effect as you are seeing everything quite clearly, thus proving again, no attachment to you, it looks impossible. Presented as a spirit in the bottle is logical and actually aids in the handling.

Final notes:
Angles are pretty good here, even close up. Handling is free, not cozy and tight, meaning its a relaxed effect, pretty impromptu and the bottle can be borrowed on the spot as nothing is ever attached. Like in the video, a smooth surface does make for a smooth move. So is a smooth table top necessary? No but this will not work with a tablecloth as an example. Tables, bar-tops, desktops, any suitable smooth surfaces are good for this. But it would work on a top like a picnic table or park bench, which are not smooth. The effect may be different depending on the surface. There will still be unexplainable movements, the bottle may even tip over. This is not a bad thing.
Video is under 8 mins long but it covers everything.
There are no arts & crafts necessary and there is virtually an immediate get ready and clean up.
Price is fair and as I thought about it, the idea used for this effect can be used elsewhere so from a value perspective, an effect and the simple video, I recommend it.
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