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Issue 32 - July 1st, 2015
Real World Reviews
In this issue:
The Vault by David Penn reviewed by Jon Jensen
Sometimes it`s the little things that make a big difference, especially
when it comes to the performance of magic. I cannot count the number of
times I have read about a trick and dismissed it, then seen it in
performance with a small spin and was blown away by it.
David Penn has made a small change in the classic nest of boxes, and I
feel it makes a big difference in the performance of the trick. In fact, I feel it
changes the trick completely.
During your performance you casually take out your keys and place
them on the table. You then borrow a coin and have it marked. The coin
vanishes and ends up in the middle of three nested boxes attached to your
The nest of boxes, as I mentioned, is a classic trick. I used Tenyo`s
version for years to fool people at the bar. Cheaper versions were
produced and even included in children`s magic sets.
David Penn has added to the illusion by creating an effect that the keys/
nest of boxes were in view the entire time during the performance. It fooled
me the ten times I watched the trailer, and am happy to say I love his
simple solution to achieve this miracle.
My biggest performance tip is to not rush the handling of the trick after
causing the coin to vanish. The spectators have no idea whats going to
happen, so don`t make any quick jerky movements that will create
You will have fun with this new classic of an old classic. And yes,
sometimes small things make a big difference.