What the audience sees:
1. You show two REGULAR AND UNPREPARED rubber bands, each held between a thumb and finger. The bands and your fingers make rings. You show that there is no way to link these rings.You rub the bands against each other, and make them VISUALLY penetrate each other. This is a compelling illusion, with exactly the same visual as crazy man’s handcuffs- except the bands are going IN!
2. You show that now there is no way to get out. Then, the bands visually penetrate out- ONE STRAND AT A TIME! When they are half way through, the bands can be pulled to show that the bands are REALLY HALF-WAY THROUGH! Then, the last strand pulls on the other rubber band and VISUALLY POPS THROUGH!!!
3. You offer to repeat the effect, bringing the bands up to chest height. Again, the bands penetrate IN AND OUT!
4. You then ask an audience member to hold one of the bands between their two hands. You show that the bands are definitely outside each other, and there is no way to get through.Now YOU TELL THEM EXACTLY WHERE TO LOOK! The bands immediately and visually penetrate each other RIGHT AT THAT SPOT!!! Then, they penetrate back out and you take your applause.
The above routine is 100% commercial, and has been audience tested over thousands of performances. PLUS, you will have all the tools you will ever need to construct your own personalized version of the crazy man’s handcuff’s:
1. DEAN DILL personally teaches his legendary “no pull” method for getting the bands apart.
2. MICHAEL AMMAR’S brilliant handling of the crazy man’s handcuffs, in which the spectator is holding one of the bands.
3. DAVE WOMACH’S move to show the bands HALFWAY THROUGH the penetration!
4. All the refinements and subtleties Nabil has made over the years.
5. LOREN MICHAELS teaches his original “Band-It” move, which allows you to make the bands penetrate IN! NO MORE AKWARD SET-UP!
6. Nabil takes you through 6 VARIATIONS of Loren’s move, including HOW TO GO IN ON A BAND HELD BY AN AUDIENCE MEMBER!!! This leads directly into Michael Ammar’s penetration and makes an unbelievable finalÈ that NEVER FAILS TO GET AUDABLE GASPS!!!
EVERYTHING IS TAUGHT FROM THE OVER-THE-SHOULDER PERSPECTIVE. What you see on your screen will look just like you are looking down at your own hands. All you have to do is just follow along and do exactly what you see on the screen. This is the EASIEST, FASTEST, AND MOST POWERFUL WAY TO LEARN MAGIC!!!
With the above, you can perform THE MOST AMAZING, COMMERCIAL CLOSE-UP EFFECT OF ALL TIME, and do it BETTER THEN EVER!!! All you need is two rubber bands…THAT’S IT! You can perform this anywhere, anytime, and under any condition (even underwater)!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
“LINK!” has 2 HOURS OF CONTENT!
You will learn how to make and use a special gimmick that will allow you to VISUALLY LINK AND UNLINK 2 UNPREPARED, EXAMINABLE RUBBER BANDS!!!
You can do this with BORROWED rubber bands! You will learn 3 VERSIONS of the gimmick:
1. Nabil’s original version, which he has used time and again to FRY BOTH MAGICIANS AND LAYMEN.
2. CYRIL’S REVOLUTIONARY VERSION. Cyril’s design on the gimmick allows you to perform the effect in casual clothing, whereas Nabil’s original set-up is designed specifically for a tie.
3. Dave Womach’s version, designed for stage performers. Dave’s version allows you to have the gimmick come on and off your person whenever you want, with no suspicious moves!
With this gimmick, you can VISUALLY LINK AND UNLINK ANY SMALL, THIN ITEMS! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!! Here are the routines you will learn that use the gimmick:
1. The WORLD’S CLEANEST AND MOST DIRECT Linking Rubber Bands.
2. LOTS OF CONTENT ON THE LINKING FINGER RINGS. First, you learn how to LINK TWO UNGIMMICKED, BORROWED RINGS, then have them VISUALLY MELT APART! Then you learn Nabil’s basic linking finger rings routine without the gimmick, utilizing a standard himber ring. This includes NEW SUBTLETIES AND MOVES with the rings. Next, you learn 2 versions of the effect using 2 rings and the gimmick. Finally, you learn how to combine the gimmick together with a three-ring routine. The Linking Finger Rings is A REPUTATION MAKER, and now it’s BETTER THEN EVER!!!
3. A Ring on Rubber Band finale that will BLOW THEM AWAY!
And that’s just THE TIP OF THE ICEBURG. By combining the LINK! gimmick with other linking effects, you can perform the links and/or unlinks in a VISUAL, CLEAN, AND COMPELLING MANNER.
Guess what? THERE’S EVEN MORE!!!
DISCOVER NEW AND POWERFULWORK ON 2 EASY-TO-DO, CLASSIC EFFECTS!
1. The Broken and Restored Rubber Band. With this handling, you will be able to set up FASTER THEN EVER, right under the audiences nose. When you break the band, the AUDIENCE CAN SEE THE BROKEN ENDS! Then, the band is VISUALLY RESTORED and without any wasted motion or suspicious looking moves. The restoration is STREAMLINED, FAST, AND STUNNING.
2. The Jumping Rubber Band. Discover how YOU CAN PERFORM THIS WITH ONE HAND! The effect is now CLEANER AND MORE FAST PACED THEN EVER BEFORE!
With “LINK!” you don’t just get the WORLD’S GREATEST Crazy Man’s Handcuffs, Linking Rubber Bands, Linking Finger Rings, Ring on Rubber Band, Broken and Restored Band, and the Jumping Rubber Band. You don’t just gain a powerful weapon which will REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR MAGIC. You also will GROW AS A PERFORMER! Throughout the ENTIRE DVD, you learn how to apply the concepts and philosophies to all your magic.
Running Time Approximately 2hr 5min
Magic on the Menu:
Do you want routines and effects that will play well with all types of spectators?
Then you have come to the right DVD! Carroll’s magic is great for table-hopping and strolling events. This DVD has 11 effects from Carroll’s working repertoire. Carroll’s experience comes from performing magic “table-side” in restaurants for over 15 years. His sharp wit and funny routines keep the customers coming back.
• Sponge Bunnies
• Cheaters Lament
• Shaken & Not Stirred
• Just Think
• Chopped Lemon
• Coins Across
• Ambitious card to wallet
• Dragon Okito
• Ring in Box
Shot on Location for real people and then back to the Studio for the explanations!
1. Resetting Travelers
You begin by showing 4 Jacks and placing them into 4 separate pockets. You then take 4 Aces and slowly change them one-by-one into the 4 Jacks. Now that the Jacks are on the table, you reveal that the Aces are in your pockets where the Jacks used to be! The final surprise comes when you reveal that the Jacks have also jumped back into your pockets! Only 8 cards are used – no gaffs or gimmicks!
The routine begins by having the spectator shuffle the deck – there is no question in their mind that the cards are thoroughly mixed. You then instruct them to use their intuition to deal the cards into 2 separate piles however they would like, only to reveal that they have blindly separated the red cards from the black cards. The spectator is truly in control of the shuffling and dealing, and you can use any deck!
3. Manhattan Opener
A blue deck of cards is introduced and handed to a spectator. They are directed to allow another spectator to select a card and return it to the deck. When the cards are spread, one card in the middle has turned red! The spectator removes the card from the spread to reveal that it is the selection! The process is repeated with a 2nd card, but this time nothing in the deck changes. There is still one red card on the table, the original selection. It is turned over to reveal that it has inexplicably turned into the 2nd selection! All of the magic is performed by the spectator, making it that much more impossible!
Running Time Approximately: 1hr 30min