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Eric Ross
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Https://lostartmagic.com/products/hook

Hook by Eric Ross

Survival Kit Includes:

Specially crafted hook.
Proper string Xavior uses.
Access to instructional video.
Basically, everything you need to perform right out of the box.

Eric Ross has invented a trick that we swear will be the new roulette routine. We hope you will agree. Hook is strong, visual, simple and safe and even though it's pocket sized its perfect for close up and large stages alike. You cant help but get a strong reaction with HOOK from beginning to end.

Imagine placing a hook in your mouth. Several strings dangle from your lips.

One of them is attached, the rest are not.

You call on 5 spectators to pull on a string of their choice. Let the games begin.

No matter which string they pull, the last string always remains attached to the hook in your mouth. You’re safe for another day.

"What a sick and twisted effect! I can't wait to perform it myself!" - Justin Flom

WORKS 100% OF THE TIME. No forces, no switches, it's self working and safe.

Everything you need is contained in the package.

We created the special prop for safe transport, easy setup, and maximimum performance results. We’ve also designed the packaging to purposely look unassuming. This way you can create the strongest reactions when they least expect it.

"You want reactions? THIS is how you get reactions!!" - Garrett Thomas

https://lostartmagic.com/products/hook
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Hey Eric -

I received this yesterday and am overall very impressed with it so far and excited to give it a shot on some unsuspecting people! I have two questions:

1. Xavior mentioned about a video link to your performance of this which I am curious to see however a link wasn't provided.

2. The hemp string I find to be a little "messy" meaning Im getting little pieces in my mouth which is not pleasant. *edit* do you have an alternate suggestion?

Any answers you may have would be great! Again, love the effect, pretty badass!
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I too am grateful about my purchase. It's safe and well made. I thought of a presentation where after I explain the rules, I slam an airplane bottle of vodka(water) and slap my face to "get my adrenaline going"....I think it sells it. Smile
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On Jun 28, 2019, MagicBrent wrote:
I too am grateful about my purchase. It's safe and well made. I thought of a presentation where after I explain the rules, I slam an airplane bottle of vodka(water) and slap my face to "get my adrenaline going"....I think it sells it. Smile


Are you having any issues with the hemp twin "shedding" ?
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Jimmy Strange was performing this in the magic shop all through today. (MoM don’t sell it, but he wanted to bring it in to show us, as it’s going in his working set)

I absolutely love this. It had everyone freaking out with each pull of the twine....

Highly recommended

Hope this helps
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I really like this idea for Halloween gigs, but at this price point I first want to see an uncut performance. With better close-ups of the actual string and the hook attached going into the mouth. 'Cause that part better be dang convincing.
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I have this and performed it multiple times now and it really is convincing. The audience is truly on the edge of their seat with each pull and when you pull the last string out attached to the hook I have never had any questions.
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Anybody familiar with both of these that can make a comparison or recommendation?
Certainly a significant price difference. But wasn’t Eric's Hook about $300.00 a few months ago?

Hooked by Ruben Vilagrand
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/11066
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It’s now 99 and that’s why I scooped it up. The twine does split and I haven’t practiced with others. I was thinking kite string maybe?
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I have this and performed it multiple times now and it really is convincing. The audience is truly on the edge of their seat with each pull and when you pull the last string out attached to the hook I have never had any questions.


Ok thanks for letting me know.
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On Jun 28, 2019, videoman wrote:
Anybody familiar with both of these that can make a comparison or recommendation?
Certainly a significant price difference. But wasn’t Eric's Hook about $300.00 a few months ago?

Hooked by Ruben Vilagrand
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/11066


The premise of Ruben’s looks like the razor blade illusion, while Eric’s looks more like a Russion Roulette Spike thingy. It also looks like multiple hooks vs. one.
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Thank you all! I'm glad you like it. I'm humbled by your kind words and support.

I'll try to answer your questions now. I am not on the Café often so please email me eric@ericrossmagic.com with any questions/concerns.

brandon90
1. My performance vid - There is an uncut performance of me on my website under Hook on product page.
2. Hemp String Splitting - You can go to any Walmart and pick up a different twine.

videoman
Price drop - After a few years of performing and a limited release on my website only, I decided to release to community. Lost Art and I decided to lower the price to be more affordable to some. We feel $99 is perfect.

Ruben's Hooked - I'm not too familiar with Ruben's version. I hear good things.
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Thanks, Eric! That helps a lot! One more question! Do you need as much time as you take after you put everything in your mouth, before they start pulling strings? It looks like you are “doing smth” there to me, with all that moving your tongue around in your mouth right when the heat is on. I would find it more convincing to start pulling immediately. Is that possible with your method?
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Unmasked, I noticed that too before I bought it. Don’t let it deter you. To a spec it reaffirms how dangerous it is if you wince a little bit while you position it behind your teeth.
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Ok, thanks! That makes sense. Glad you noticed it too. I would really like to hear what kind of settings have you performed this in. Using ones mouth is walking a delicate line, I find. People are easily grossed out. It’s a fine line between admiringly watching something amazing & bizarre and feeling the urge to vomit.
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I just ordered this. Plan on using it in Vegas on Fremont st in August.
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Looks great and reminds me of Morgan Streblers Razors Edge, where the razorblade is kept in the hand, but could be held in the mouth too.
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I'm curious to know if this could would work well if the hook is in the closed fist instead of the mouth, I have a script that I would like to keep, I like how clean it looks but having it inside my mouth doesn't suit my character
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I'm curious to know if this could would work well if the hook is in the closed fist instead of the mouth, I have a script that I would like to keep, I like how clean it looks but having it inside my mouth doesn't suit my character

Yep, it can work in the hand.
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A sure way to get hooked on magic Smile ...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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