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Hidden Hand (DVD and Gimmick) Review

Official Review

December 11th, 2014 8:25pm
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Reviewed by Doc Johnson
REVIEW

This is a simple device and Sean starts out by apologizing for how simple it is. The ad copy describes what it is not, and some may be a bit disappointed in finding out that it is something that is just slightly different from one of the items in the list of what it is not. OK, getting past that, let’s talk review. It is a simple device, but I can only speak for myself in saying this is not something I have seen before. I would say it combines a few principles to come up with what for me, is a new mouse trap.

I think it is a very effective way of making any small item seem to just disappear like pure magic. It is a very clean vanish. You can also reproduce the small item easily.

It is easy to install and easy to use. It is very practical for any setting.

CAUTION

One word of caution is it is NOT invisible. However, I would say it is only slightly angly, as are many effects. You can control it’s visibility watching your angles. I would say that it would likely not be seen to people up close if they are within about a 70 degree radius in front of you. I would say that is should be totally invisible from a distance of several feet or more, perhaps 8 feet or so.

Also, it comes with a limited supply of what is needed to repair the gimmick. However, it is pretty sturdy, so it should not break easily. I don’t know where you might find a couple of the needed items. Perhaps they are out there, but I can’t say if you would find them easily or not.

I figure that should mine break, and I ran out of material to fix it, I could create a version of this that would work just as well with commonly available materials.

VERDICT

A very nice little device. I am definitely planning on using this.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Hidden Hand (DVD and Gimmick)

Author: Fields, Sean
Publisher: Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $35.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

"Every once in a while the art of magic takes another step forward. The Hidden Hand is a leap."

From the mind of Sean Fields, Hidden Hand is a brand new utility device that allows for stunning vanishes and productions. With NO sleights necessary, you will be able to manipulate items within minutes of learning this secret.

Roll your sleeves up, show your hands completely, unmistakably empty and from out of nowhere produce a small object. No suspicious moves. Just pure magic.

Multiple vanishes including one handed and drop vanishes Multiple versions of Ring to Anywhere straight from Sean's own working repertoire How to install, modify and repair your Hidden Hand Bonus moves, ideas and routines by special guest Eric Jones Nearly two hours of instructions will give you a complete arsenal of moves, routines and ideas that will stun your spectators.

"Brilliant! It's amazing and opens up so many possibilities!!!"
- Dynamo

"If you were ever looking for the most incredible, amazing, versatile, practical way to vanish a small object, you've got to give hidden hand a try!"
- Eric Jones

"When Sean Fields first showed me the effect I freaked out. When he revealed the secret to me, I couldn't believe what I saw. The method is utterly astounding and so creative."
- Shin Lim

"This will get you laid... Just kidding... Not really."
- Chris Ramsay

"Hidden Hand is one of the most beastly things he has come out with yet!"
- Chris Wiehl

'This is something every magician can use in their own way. The possibilities of this gimmick have yet to all be discovered.'
- Tom Elderfield

"I'm a big Sean Fields fan, but my God, that looks like real magic."
- Chris Kavanagh


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