A box made of cards that is much more than a box - your new "go-to" Chop-Cup style routine!
"I think this will appeal to a wide range of performers on all levels. Here is something that comes from a performer's repertoire that they have been performing for almost 30 years so you know it is a well-constructed and thought-out routine. The fact you can perform it anywhere and anytime makes this a real winner for me."
- Harry Monk, *Reviews Vanish Magazine
Roch's thinking is really "Outside of the Box" when it comes to something so innocent as a little origami box built in front of the spectator in a matter of seconds out of just six playing cards. He then performs a diabolical Chop-Cup style routine without any magnets or gimmicks. Everything can be examined and even given away at the end of the routine. This is ideal for every close-up or walk-about situation.
In this video, Ray teaches how to quickly build the card box, as well as giving away his in-depth secrets. This turns the Impossible Box in to an amazing device for producing, vanishing and switching. Not only does Ray share two very magical and entertaining routines, but he also gives you the ability to easily create an instant cost-nothing working prop that you can give away to the spectator as a souvenir.
Version 2 offers Ray's signature 'Chop-Cup' style routine. He fooled top magicians with this at FFFF Convention when he performed it. For the first time, Ray shares a revolutionary NEW move that makes it possible to do your favorite Chop-Cup routine without using any gimmicks. The design of the box allows for some very clever sequences that will fool your audience and keep them entertained.
CLOSE-UP & PLATFORM ROUTINE: Ray teaches his routine that can be performed at trade-shows, restaurants or any close-up condition. You build a box from six cards and then produce a small object. This object is placed in your pocket but jumps back under the box. This is continued until you magically produce three large objects, such as an egg, die and lime.
WALK-ABOUT ROUTINE: Perform a Chop-Cup routine in the hands of a spectator without any tables. While the spectator is holding the box, a ball jumps back and forth until three large objects are produced. This routine is ideal for any walk-about gig.
BONUS: Performance with a 3-year-old - making this a very versatile routine for both adult and kid shows.
BONUS: Interview with Ray Roch on the history and background to this effect that he has been performing for over 20 years.
"I LOVE that trick. An 'origami' sort of thing that isn't, a card sort of thing that isn't that either, and just great magic."
- Gene Anderson