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But to be honest I've never found this effect to get incredible reactions anyway. Sponge balls blows it away by at least tenfold but maybe that's just me.


I agree. That's just you.

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This looks awesome!
I do however prefer the deck box sized version.
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But to be honest I've never found this effect to get incredible reactions anyway. Sponge balls blows it away by at least tenfold but maybe that's just me.


I agree. That's just you.

R.


Yes, that has certainly been my experience but I don't think its unusual. I think if you competently performed both effects, sponge balls would be far more memorable to most spectators. The penetration effect will be perceived as a puzzle in many (most?) cases.
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I agree completely, videoman. This is smth that mostly excites magicians, not lay people. Nothing wrong with that, but you shouldn’t be kidding yourself when you buy this.
Please check regularly if you are becoming the type of magician Jerry Seinfeld jokes about. (This applies to mentalists as well.)
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On Feb 16, 2020, Robert Houdin 78 wrote:
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On Feb 14, 2020, videoman wrote:

But to be honest I've never found this effect to get incredible reactions anyway. Sponge balls blows it away by at least tenfold but maybe that's just me.


I agree. That's just you.

R.


Yes, that has certainly been my experience but I don't think its unusual. I think if you competently performed both effects, sponge balls would be far more memorable to most spectators. The penetration effect will be perceived as a puzzle in many (most?) cases.


I do not want to offend you but what you are mentioning is absolutely incorrect as it is a very minimalist form of thinking.

EVERY magic trick on earth can look like a puzzle IF they are presented exactly like that, a puzzle!

It is up to the performer to create a good presentation and add layers of impossibility and psychology into them, and for Metal Phone me and Calen did that job for you, with the justification of the slit in the case (which is to allow the magician to show an optical illusion to the spectator) or even the transformation in their hands of the phone into a heavy object (later to be shown the actual stainless steel phone).

Lets grab on the classic and old matchbox effect. If you don't place layers of psychology and simply present it like: Here I have a matchbox and I will pass it thru with a match and look inside is a block of metal, this is how most magicians would present and yes that would be like a puzzle.

Think about it.. when David Copperfield presented the passing thru the Great Wall of China he did not just passed thru a simple wall... it was all justified and had the layers of impossibility and psychology I mentioned before: the history he told to connect both people of either side of the wall, the radar, the spandex cloth where you could see him protruding from the wall, the people around to prove the magic, and the list goes on and on.

If David passed thru the wall simply like you would do your standard matchbox penetration, well, sorry to say but it also would be perceived as a puzzle.

Remember, the secret to good magic is not in the prop but in the performer.

Metal Phone IS a great and powerful magic effect and is NOT a puzzle, unless you perform it incorrectly.
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I'm pretty sure that eventually some magician will perform this on TV and will destroy everyone with it. It's a quality gimmick with a lot of potential.

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I agree that it’s definitely in the presentation.

If only you could show the gimmick beforehand as a solid block, then place it in the case, before the penetration it would make a big difference imo.
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I agree that it’s definitely in the presentation.

If only you could show the gimmick beforehand as a solid block, then place it in the case, before the penetration it would make a big difference imo.


In this case you don’t need a phone case, nor phone, nor nothing... grab a block of steel and pass a card, because if you put the block on the case etc that become a puzzle..

The thing is, this project has been very well thought of. When you watch the instructions and how everything works, you’ll not regret your purchase.

But as I said, I’ll review it ASAP
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Ryan Tricks has just posted his 'edgy' presentation of this trick using a razor blade. It's great, if somewhat faked. Find it on any good social media channel.
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Fantastic look at it:
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I've had a chance to work with this. It can't be over-stressed that this is a beautiful, well-made and solid piece of work and magic. There are pro workers already using this and swearing by it (David Penn gave it one of his highest recommendations) and I agree. It resets quick, and will last forever. It's not cheaply made, and the price reflects that; anything of good quality will. And that's good for us, this thing feels indestructible.

Side note: any so-called discrepancy problem of it turning out not to be a phone? Doesn't matter; honestly it's purely inside baseball. Reactions are crazy (and there's a few videos floating out there of performances already). Super well made and just incredibly fun to perform. It feels good in the hands and looks great.

The instructional videos are short and to the point. From proper usage to tips for presentation, the videos cover it. You have the option to buy accessories but they are not needed. I did so for a few reasons, mainly to reserve the option to do so when I experiment with different handlings. In fact, David Penn doesn't even use the camera sticker or anything else but this case. If you do, all these add-ons can be reused with care in how you remove them.

Angles are not a concern, and with any good presentation this becomes far more than a puzzle which has been some people's reservations with effects like these in the past. It's relevant, modern, easy to carry and packs a punch, especially if you save it for "the big moment" in a gig. This IS going into rotation in my work.

Well done. Highly recommended.
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How long does reset take. Penn says too long for walk around.
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I can do it in 30 seconds fairly easily. Done it in twenty as well.
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Funny how people have this already. This was a pre-order for release in April. Reason why I got a refund.
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I’m guessing he brought a bunch to blackpool. Reset sounds quick enough. Maybe David meant that it’s too fiddly to do in the open while strolling.
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Funny how people have this already. This was a pre-order for release in April. Reason why I got a refund.


Huge sale at Blackpool for a finite amount of ready units. Sold out, and the rest are on preorder, although my understanding is the next batch ready for April are nearly sold out as well, then the next round won't be available until July.

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I’m guessing he brought a bunch to blackpool. Reset sounds quick enough. Maybe David meant that it’s too fiddly to do in the open while strolling.


Yeah, I think David means you have to be careful how and when you reset, but you for sure can, just discreetly. Or save it for a few groups, etc.
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Funny how people have this already. This was a pre-order for release in April. Reason why I got a refund.


You must have missed the part where he had a few to sell at Blackpool where he officially announced Metal Phone. I hope you don't regret refunding your preorder.
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I’m extremely glad I took the refund. I was one of the first to pre-order on his website, so I should’ve taken precedence over cash buyers at Blackpool. Terrible customer service.
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^ Why so bent out of shape over this? If you like the trick, who cares if you have to wait another month or so? Not to mention you were on the other Blackpool thread where Joao disclosed that "the first batch will be available only at Blackpool."

You even responded to it. So it was no big secret that those at BP would get first dibs.

Not sure I understand your point of frustration on this thread?
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I’m extremely glad I took the refund. I was one of the first to pre-order on his website, so I should’ve taken precedence over cash buyers at Blackpool. Terrible customer service.


That's just silly. LOL.
Oh how I would love to see you release a product someday.
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