Real World Product Reviews
Reviews from the repertoire of a real working professional!
Issue 21 - April 8th 2015
Real World Reviews
In this issue:
Gonzo reviewed by Jon Jensen
There has been a lot of hype on this brand new trick. I am not quick to
jump on the hype bandwagon, but something about this trick intrigued me.
As I mentioned in an earlier review, one of my favorite tricks is the Raven. I
wanted to know how this compared, and if it was worth the investment.
Jose Lac`Quest has devised a hold out that can be used with your shirt
sleeves rolled up to the elbows. Like most hold outs, it can be used to
visually vanish and produce items. Unlike most hold outs, there is very little
set up as the devise is pretty much self contained.
This is a very unique hold out, unlike anything I have ever seen. When
you first open the very cool leather bag that is provided, you will discover
the gimmick which will create more questions than answers. After watching
the DVD, it will become obvious how devious and well thought out this
I, of course, can not give away the secret to Jose`s devise. I can only
say that it is a hold out (a devise, usually a pull, that causes items to vanish
up the sleeve) that stays hidden until you need it, than easily retrieved.
With this device, you can cause items to visually vanish, show both hands
empty, than cause the item to reappear. There are many ideas on the DVD
for it`s use.
The trick is best performed while standing, with the spectators also
standing. There are some angle restrictions and it should be performed for
small groups standing directly in front of you.
Gonzo, when performed correctly, is one of those tricks that creates a
miracle moment for you audience. Simply, it looks like real magic. An item
vanishes with a simple wave of your hand, then both hands are shown
As I said, there are some angle restrictions. But, it is the easiest hold
out I have encountered to use. With very little practice you will be