Can Your PK Deck Do THIS?!?!?! (video)

Can your PK deck do this? Probably not. But you can do all those things and more with mine, and I’ll give you one FREE!

This is my “pet” PK deck, not a mass-produced product. I need a super-strong, super-thin PK deck gimmick for a signature routine—unpublished—that I perform every year at a special event. The spectator selects a deck for me to use from an unopened brick. I have to make a dozen PK decks every year, but only need one. Giving away the extras has become a tradition.

This means I only have 11 DECKS LEFT!

Update! Only 10 DECKS LEFT!

Update! Only 9 DECKS LEFT!

Update! Only 7 DECKS LEFT!

Update! Only 6 DECKS LEFT!

There are two ways you can get one of these decks: Place an order for $50 or more, write “FREE PK DECK” in the comments box during checkout, and I will give you one FREE! Or click the link below to buy one of my PK decks for $39.95, plus shipping.

Limit one deck per customer, please.

This deck does not come with instructions. It is a professional prop meant for magicians who are already well-versed in PK magic. If you are new to PK magic, there are a variety of items at The Depot to help you get started.

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Will this liquid revolutionize your closeup magic?

black_liquidThis innovative liquid transforms one of magic’s most popular tools into an even more versatile method.

When the liquid is applied and allowed to dry, it removes the gimmick’s telltale shine and replaces it with a light-absorbing, flat-black invisibility. And unlike other methods for “cloaking,” this liquid works its magic with only a slight reduction to the gimmick’s strength.

Visibility is one of the two major reasons cited by magicians for not using this gimmick as part of their regular closeup repertoire.

The second reason is frustration.

But today, both problems are easily solved.

The black liquid in the picture—formula SR9—is a very special mixture of synthetic and natural ingredients compounded together for the exclusive purpose of removing shine and providing camouflage for polyurethane-polyurea copolymers and aliphatic polyamides: Invisible Elastic Thread and Nylon/Kevlar Invisible Threads.

For years, individual magicians and independent manufacturers have used repurposed dyes and pigments, even black markers, to color their Invisible Thread to reduce visibility under performance conditions.

Since the surface of Invisible Thread is slippery like plastic, the only colorants that will stick contain a solvent, which destroys the thread wall and weakens it dramatically.

With a basic understanding of how these polymers bond together, one will immediately recognize the damage that can be done by removing even a nanoscale layer of the thread wall—a variable of great importance for static fibers, multiplied exponentially for the delicate structure of elastic threads.

Some magicians have given up entirely and have chosen a black Invisible Elastic Thread for closeup applications. But the color is not what the audience glimpses from the corner of their eye. It is the hint of shine reflected from ambient light. Black Invisible Thread is often just as shiny as its white/clear counterpart.

Magicians have balanced a tradeoff: alter the molecular structure of the thread, reducing its strength, or run the risk of flashing under ambient light.

SR9 is phobic to common IT and IET polymers. It wraps around the structure of the thread, concealing it without altering the structure of the thread itself. Does it still reduce strength? Yes, to a small degree. The particles are so fine they can embed in microscopic cracks and imperfections in the thread, adding weight and causing friction. Compared to harsh solvents, however, this reduction in strength is trivial.

SR9 solves the visibility problem, but it still leaves the second issue: Invisible Thread is a huge hassle.

Here is the truth about Invisible Thread…

Almost everything you want to perform with “regular” Invisible Thread—Nylon and Kevlar—can be performed with Invisible Elastic Thread, bypassing much of the frustration.

With Invisible Elastic Thread, 1) there is no stripping of a single thread from a bundle of other strands; 2) its elasticity absorbs minor shock loads that will snap regular IT; 3) it acts as its own reel.

The last example is the “reel” reason you should pay attention.

A thread reel adjusts the length of Invisible Thread during performance.

Anchored Invisible Elastic Thread performs similarly without a reel.

The elasticity of a high-quality Invisible Elastic Thread mimics the performance of a static thread in a thread reel, but with much less bother—providing you have the proper setup.

cylinderTypically, Invisible Elastic Thread is supplied wound on a spool or bobbin. Performing with IET while it is still attached to the spool causes the loose end of the thread to dig in under the rest of the supply. When the thread breaks, the end is lost. The spool is useless.

The secret is to wind about ten feet of the thread onto another cylinder. Unwind the amount you want to use—one foot will get you three-to-five feet depending on the brand—and then slip the thread into a double notch to hold tight the thread not in use at the time. Put the cylinder in your shirt pocket and you are ready to go.

When the working end of the thread is stretched, the burden is at the notches, leaving the balance of the thread untouched. When the thread snaps, the loose end is right there at the notch, ready to be WaxTaqed. You are setup for the next performance.

With this technique, you might get fifty performances out of ten feet of thread, instead of [barely] one performance from a hundred-foot spool. PK magic at your fingertips!

Click HERE to try SR9 Cloaking Fluid in an easy-to-use applicator pen.

Ultimate Test: Magic Worth a Salt

Our new HYBRID Sands of the Desert treated sand is a combination of both Waxed and Synthetic Sands. But how is that possible? It’s all thanks to our innovative “wetsuit” technology that envelopes every grain of sand, mimicking the traditional Synthetic coating without harming the Waxed layer. Because this hydrophobic barrier is applied without heat and it is not a liquid, sprayed or dipped, we can apply it to anything.

Want to try this amazing hydrophobic coating for yourself under the most extreme test conditions? Now you can, FREE! Place any size shippable order, write “HYDRO SALT” in the comments box, and I will include a package of ordinary table salt waterproofed by this new technology, FREE!

Everyone knows that salt dissolves quickly in water. This salt will not only survive its bath, it will emerge from the liquid DRY! Pour the treated salt in the water and watch the magic. I will also include a closeup routine created exclusively for real, hydrophobic salt.

What to buy to qualify? Anything, storewide! Start here with Featured Magic.

(offer ENDS Sunday at Midnight)

Something More Convenient than Mentalism…

Magicians are drawn to mentalism for two key reasons…

human-20424_640First, a great deal of the material can be performed impromptu or with very little setup. Second, mentalism is scalable from an intimate one-on-one setting with a single spectator to a powerful connection with an audience of thousands in a large theatre.

A mentalist can perform anywhere, even on stage, with little or no props. Mentalism is one of the most convenient and versatile types of magic on the planet. Plus it’s amazing! Read someone’s mind and they are baffled in a way unique to the craft.

Unless, of course, your audience cannot hear you over the ambient sound of an outside performance, the rowdy nature of a club environment, the honks and hollers of a busy street, or the clattering of glasses and small-talk echoing through the air of a corporate party.

476px-Mind-reading-Russell-MorganIn those situations, mentalism is a billet never burned, a secret never revealed, a thought transmitted into a blaring divide never to be enjoyed. Luckily, early on I learned a type of “fringe magic” that allowed me to elude those nuisances, draw a huge crowd and perform with zero props—silent if necessary.

Impromptu and scalable, convenient and impressive—just like mentalism—yet unemployed by most magicians. And looking back, I probably booked more gigs demonstrating a trick from this one category than from any other type of magic—including mentalism!

So what is this miracle that is more convenient than mentalism and plays bigger than a rainstorm?

Theft.

Honest theft. Watches, wallets, and keys typically. If your spectator wasn’t born with it or it hasn’t been surgically attached, the item is fair game. And people LOVE it! Especially the “victims.”

Every summer as a teenager, I would find small towns without busking laws—if they said, “What’s busking?” I was usually good to go. I walked around their festivals performing magic where and when I could. As I built my crowds, I nabbed their valuables for magical reveals throughout the show.

My hat filled faster than a pig’s belly! (I worked fairs too)

Like a number of magicians, I was introduced to mindreading from the legendary 13 Steps to Mentalism—it changed my life. But what you may not know is that there is an equivalent for pickpocketing, called The Complete Course in Pickpocketing.

It’s the “13 Steps” of thievery—for entertainment purposes.

The Complete Course in Pickpocketing converts the common magician’s repertoire into an exciting audience interactive where anything can happen. Now those everyday [missed] opportunities become magical events, which to a pro means more venues.

The Complete Course was $60 when I first read it, but today you can get this book for a steal! Making the first step obvious…

Read it Now: The Complete Course in Pickpocketing!

 

Featured Mentalism: 13 Steps to Mentalism, GhostIt Notes, I know What You’re Thinking, Poor Boy Billet Knife, Poor Boy Billet Knife Full-Size, Mental Marker Special FX Pen, Mental Marker FX Juice

A Secret that Fools Magicians…

When I perform for magicians, I fool them best with one “gimmick” above all others. There is this one little secret—though extremely famous and well known—that flies right by seasoned magicians. I think they just don’t expect it.

And it’s not only magicians who are fooled by this stealthy assistant. It baffles laymen even more!

It’s because this “gimmick” causes the spectator to mark their own card, which allows me to trick my audience under [supposedly] impossible conditions. I’ve heard Dai Vernon used this same secret to mark cards when he wasn’t even in the room.

It’s simple. Direct. Powerful. It’s Daub!

I spent years fine-tuning my Daub products in the workshop, developing new technology and mixing it with legendary tried-and-true techniques. Now, I can announce…

ALL OF MY DAUBS ARE SHEEN DAUBS!

Of course, minerals and metals are very expensive today, which has caused the price of these Daubs to increase. But for you, the price is the same! For the next few days, you can have these Daubs at their original price.

PLUS

Yin-Yang Red & Blue Sheen Daub. The perfect amount of red and blue daub, side-by-side, Yin-Yang style.

Yin-Yang Red & Blue Sheen Daub. The perfect amount of red and blue daub, side-by-side, Yin-Yang style.

Order any two of the following Daub products before Wednesday of this week, and get the third Daub of your choice FREE!

(Yes! Daub Noir for $49.95 qualifies for the FREE offer.)

Write the Daub you want FREE in the comments box during checkout. My Free Shipping Worldwide offer also applies.

Enjoy! THANK YOU very much for your business!

Count Deckula Claws Out from the Underground!

count_deckula_aaron_smithThe newest addition to the Pro-Magic Wand Scroll series is Count Deckula. I like to say it’s Hamman’s Signed Card, REVAMPED! His famous trick has always been one of my favorite plots, and now this version has my attention because of the pop-culture obsession with vampires and zombies.

Actually, there’s another reason I like Count Deckula. It features a slight I use probably more than anyone else in the world. It’s not a popular sleight, but I think that’s because it is typically just a flourish. Here, it finds a home as part of a full routine.

If you are looking for something a little lot different, Count Deckula is for you. Like it says in the description, Count Deckula is a comedy routine, or you can play it serious and go for the throat!

Count Deckula is a Pro-Magic Wand Scroll—Number III in the series. That means there is only one way you can get it. FREE! Click here to read more…