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Wink –The Other Brothers – Vanishing Inc.

The Hype:
Wink is a stunning way to reveal a card, thought-of number, initials, and more. See the trailer to experience just how magical Wink will look. Staring right through a wine glass, an eerie message appears and then vanishes without a trace.

The Other Brothers provide everything you need to perform this effect. Use any wine glass or bottle of water. The performance is easy to learn and use, and it's an effect that is ideal for any venue or event that has wine glasses on tabletops.
Easy to perform
Carry the gimmick with you in your wallet and be ready to go at a moment's notice!
Complete with gimmicks for revealing cards, ESP symbols and more
Learn how to make your own gimmicks
Many versions and ideas taught on the DVD
The perfect (almost) impromptu bar trick
Complete with gimmicks and DVD. Running time: 30 mins. approx.

My Take:
In a word? Wow! In two words? Holy cow! Arthur C. Clarke once said "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While Wink is not advanced technology it is certainly a case of science appearing to be magic.

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when I saw the trailer, Something that looks that good, beginner level and only twenty bucks? Then I saw it was from Vanishing Inc. I don't believe that Josh and Andi have released a dog yet so my interest was aroused. The first thing I noticed when I put the DVD on was that there was no performance footage. However, there is a performance available at the Murphy's link above. What you get on the DVD is only the meat. The Other Brothers (Darryl Davis and Daryl Williams. Yep, this is my brother Darryl and my other brother Daryl) do a superb job in teaching how the gimmick works. And get this. You get 42 gimmicks in the package plus material if you would like to design your own. And each gimmick is good for multiple uses. With care, they should last quite a while.

In watching the DVD, I realized right away that I was familiar with the principle used and wondered why I didn't think of this myself. You will not be able to wait to start playing with this. Can be used with most glasses and see through bottles. This will be ideal for doing walk around. You are shown ingenious ways to carry the gimmick and ring it in and out of play.

And a new Facebook page has been set up for owners to both get and post questions and new ideas.

I have to apologize. I am keeping this review a little short because I want to go play with my Wink!

Conclusion - Stunning visual magic that is easy to do. Worth the cash? You betcha! At twenty bucks for a trick that includes over 40 reusable gimmicks, what are you waiting for? This one gets 5 out of 5.
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