view Cart View Cart      helpGet Help

Questions?   Call us!   877-946-2442

Follow us:   twitter facebook youtube

Real World Product Reviews

Reviews from the repertoire of a real working professional!

Issue 32 - July 1st, 2015
In this issue:
The Vault by David Penn reviewed by Jon Jensen

Real World Reviews

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 keys.

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 suspicion.

You will have fun with this new classic of an old classic. And yes, sometimes small things make a big difference.

The Vault