MyMagic eNewsletter #908
February 27, 2021
The Win Or Lose trick in my last newsletter sold out very fast and I decided to order more of them by next day shipping for you. So, if you missed out before you can get them again today: HERE
At the end of 2019 during my exclusive Gene Maze Tribute Lectures, I had several recurring themes. One of them was how switches are magic and how many of the tricks we do involve switches even though we don’t realize it.
An example is the the double lift or false deal which basically switch one card for another. Another less obvious switch is the vanish of an object, where you are switching the space where the object is last seen for an empty space where it vanished from.
Without getting too deep into the subject, it is one of the techniques that most interests me. I am also intrigued by objects and gimmicks that are created for the sole purpose of switching, like holdouts and the many switching boxes, bags, envelopes, cups, etc…
Today I will introduce you to a very clever switching device that is very deceptive and at the same time easy and visually satisfying. It is a saucer that is used to switch small pieces of paper.
The ceramic cup looks like a small plate you find in restaurants which hold things like soy sauce, pickled vegetables, or at a bar holding peanuts. It is around three inches round and around an inch high.
It can be used to switch any flat object that is around an inch-and-a-half square. Things like folded up bills or cards, post-it notes, billets, or even coins.
Watch and buy: HERE
Almost every magic set I got as a kid included a Ring & Spring puzzle inside. I fooled my family and friends with it, but it was just a puzzle. But there are people who perform it as magic in many different venues. If you want to be one of them, you should check out this week’s video download by Magic Ian. As usual the introductory price expires on Tuesday.
►Ring & Spring Tutorial:
The Ring & Spring puzzle has been included in magic sets and sold in magic shops for many years. It is likely that you have owned this at one time but never used it. There are a few magicians who perform this and present it as magic.
The basic premise is that of handing a spectator a small spring with a ring attached to it. The spectator will not be able to separate the two objects while you are able to make them penetrate through each other.
Watch and buy: HERE
If you can’t find your Ring & Spring I recommend you get the DVD version which includes two Ring & Springs for only $10: HERE
Stay Safe, Meir
PS: As I continue to update MagicTimes, which now has more that 700 articles, I keep revisiting some older videos. The other day I added my appearance on Comedy Tonight where a young me performed Finger Fantasies… right-handed! I believe that it is the second to last right-handed performance that was recorded. Go: HERE