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Senses Review

Official Review

June 15th, 2014 2:26am
Reviewed by Joe Diamond
This is a clever principle, with a lot of applications, and in my opinion, very little performance venue options.

The main prop used in these effects is a plastic ketchup cup with a clear lid. if you are a restaurant performer where these kinds of items are plausibly available, then I think you are golden. As a full time professional, I have many routines that use straws, napkins, ketchup cups, and other items that can found in the space.

To do the effects performed on this project you need the exact kinds of cups and lids provided. While there is a gimmick, most of the time, these cups can be examined by the audience.

The principle is VERY cool, and made me smile when I followed along with the DVD. However, none of the uses for this principle made me excited enough to warrant carrying these cups around with me all the time at restaurant gigs. Also, one of the restaurants I work at is VERY high end, and these cups would look VERY out of place in this particular context.

This could be good for at a school cafeteria, outdoor picnic, or casual family restaurant. At an elegant cocktail party, it will be out of place. I think as long as the context fits the props, you will be overall happy with your investment, and you will enjoy playing around with the possibilities.

Four Stars

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Product info for Senses

Author: Wiehl, Christopher
Publisher: Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.
Average Rating:  (3)
Retail Price: $34.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

A souffle cup is an overlooked item at many restaurants but it is something that we find ourselves using all the time. They are fantastic for keeping good things in and bad things out. That is where senses change. What you will learn on this 110 minute long DVD will allow you to take this simple item and perform the impossible. It is an updated rattle box, change box, vanisher and much more.

Senses: Have a spectator take a coin, ring, dice, or whatever they can and put it into the cup and close the lid. You take the cup and shake it. They hear the item, but it slowly starts to fade away until they hear nothing. You then can show the inside of the cup and the item is now gone. You can then bring it back right in their own hands.

Ketchop Cup: A neat update to a chop cup style routine. You have a coin put into the cup with the cap on. You put the cup face down and wave your hand over the cup and instantly the coin jumps to the top of the cup. You can then make it penetrate back into the cup for a visual ending.

TCOC: using one cup you can take a coin and have it penetrate the bottom of the cup, and then through the lid of the cup and even through the bottom of the cup off the spectator's hands.

Quarterly payments: Show an empty cup and one half dollar. Your hands are completely empty. Take the half dollar and drop it into the cup and it instantly turns into two quarters.

Beggars Dream: Show an empty cup and empty hands. Grab an imaginary coin out of the air and drop it into the cup and the coin instantly materializes into a real coin.

Contained: Have a cup with a prediction card inside. Have the spectator pick a card and loose it in the deck. You then show the card that is sealed inside the cup. It is not their card. With a wave of your hand the card sealed inside instantly changes into their card.

This is just a sample of what you can do with the Senses methodology. Start performing right from the box.

  • A simple, single utility
  • Unlimited ways to perform
  • Six polished routines & tricks (list routine names)
  • Penetrations
  • Vanishes
  • Appearances
  • Changes
  • Endless possibilities

"When I saw the demo video for Senses I knew right then and there I had to have this product.  There's actually enough potential with this product that an entire close up show could be constructed around just using this product alone."  - Draven

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