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Mental balls vase

Postby Rob Rand » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:36 am

Here is another great effect, exclusive Made in Holland :

https://www.dynamitemagic.nl/shop/en/cl ... -vase-4472

Again only available at Dynamite Magic.

Or is there an other version of this effect available? Victor? :)
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby VictorS » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:48 am

Unfortunately no Rob :) I see it for the first time this kind of effect. Very interesting. Must be something clever inside that vase. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby Roberto B. » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:08 am

Looks very interesting and unique Rob....did you ordered one?
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby PeterW » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:39 pm

This effect does sound quite unique, and being a woodworker I have an idea how it may be constructed. Very cool concept and an interesting effect!
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby Rob Rand » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:37 pm

Because I consider this as a very unique effect, I decided to order it....

Hopefully the last item for this year :)

As soon as Iʼve received it, I will let you know more....
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby BluBob » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:38 am

This looks very interesting Rob.

once it arrives, please let us know what you think ...
and now, on with the show ...
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby David DeTenyo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:21 am

Very nice effect, thanks for sharing Rob. Let us know if it's worth the price once you have played with it :)
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby Steve S. » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 am

That looks really nice but I am wondering why there is no demo for the product on their website. They do a quick demo of it on their new product show but not with a spectator. I am wondering if there are any "moves" necessary for this. Interesting apparatus!

Because the review is not in English, I am probably missing something worthwhile in the review.
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby EvanS » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:01 pm

Interesting! If it plays as well as it reads it should be a good one. Looking forward to your review, Rob.
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby Rob Rand » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Hi all,

As a lucky Dutch citizen, I received Mental Balls and Vase today. And I am pleasantly surprised!

1) The craftmanship is top notch. This could have been a Magic Wagon item.
The wood is hard-wood, and perfectly made. Not a single flawness.
You can remove the top part, and then you see the gimmicked part. It made me smile. It is made of acrylic, or perspex - it's transparant. This is also made 100% perfect, made of the best materials. Very sturdy, nothing can break. Because it is perspex, and not wood, it is very durable and wil not be affected by humidity.

Both wooden parts have a near perfect match concerning the grain.

So, the quality is outstanding.

2) The mechanism is perhaps simple, but yet very clever. I never expected it to work that way.
To my knowledge, I have never seen such a principle before. But, perhaps someone in the past has invented this,

3) It is very easy to perform. Of course practice is needed, but once you understand the concept, it is easy to do, and your presentation should do the rest.

4) There are no written instructions, but a link to a 10 minutes video. René Geelen himself, the owner of Dynamite magic, explains how it works and shows 2 routines. And, he explains it in English :)
So, it is also meant for international customers.

5) On the bottom there is a very nice laser-cut 'signature' or logo, that says Magic Workshop.

6) On the inside there is a 'number' hand-written. I have number 2. On the video I saw the number was 27.
Also on the bottom of the gimmick is the corresponding number. That means, that the 2 wooden parts belong to each other, so both pieces are made of the same piece of wood.

This is a real performer, and a real collector's item.

Ps It looks like a cute little terra cotta vase.
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby Rob Rand » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:19 pm

I was searching for a magic trick to combine with the Mental Balls and Vase, and suddenly knew it: Magic Wagon's Knight Vision Box. I made a video with the 2 combined:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaC6QUfgBBY
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby EvanS » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:35 pm

Those two items really do pair well together. Nice thinking, Rob!
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Re: Mental balls vase

Postby Steve S. » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:47 pm

EvanS wrote:Those two items really do pair well together. Nice thinking, Rob!


I must agree! A perfect pair! Leave it to Rob for such a perfect pairing. He's done that successfully on several occasions.
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