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Explosive Card Rise

by Vinson & McKee

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(Based on 1 reviews)
Category: General
Media Type: Trick
Publisher: Viking

Product Description

A beautifully crafted wooden houlette is shown. The houlette is crafted from polished hardwood with gold, black and copper trim. First class all the way. A card is selected from a shuffled deck. The card is shuffled backin the deck. The deck is placed in the houlette. So far, nothing special. You command the card to rise from the deck. Nothing happens. You say the magic words and comnad the card to rise. Still nothing. You wave your magic wand and say the magic words and do a little magic dance. Still nothing. Bummer. In complete frustration, you bring out an explosive plunger box. You know, the same kind they use in Roadrunner cartoons. Hook the wires up from the plunger box to the base of the houlette stand. Push the plunger and BLAM. A flash and a puff of smoke and the houlette is blown to pieces, leaving but one card standing. Of course, it is the signed, selected card.
Date Added: Mar 16th, 2003


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December 30th, 2002 11:10pm
Reviewed by Ace
The concept for "Explosive Card Rise" is a good one. And if you are a collector, you will probably appreciate the beautiful look of this prop.

But as a working magician, this just doesn't cut it for me.

Be aware that this uses REAL pyrotechnics. Flash paper, flash powder, smoke powder, and flash string are all required for this trick. And there is extensive set-up. It initially took me about 1/2 hour to set this up, but I soon had it down to about 6 minutes.

When the prop blows apart, it REALLY blows apart. Pieces fly everywhere, and it could be very easy to lose something. I went through two lost firing springs before I realized that the spring really isn't needed, and that the force of the blast is enough to scatter the cards. Eliminating the spring also greatly simplifies setup.

The biggest drawback is that the thing doesn't always work. And when I'm doing a show, I need a reliable prop. The firing mechanism is a glow plug, like those found in model airplanes. The... [Read More]

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