The instruction sheet that comes with Rodger Lovins' Shaker devotes a single paragraph to explaining its use. I shall likewise devote a paragraph to this review. For $24.95, the purchaser receives the aforementioned instruction sheet with its perfunctory paragraph, a saltshaker, and two crocheted balls. The sanctity of the Reviewer's Oath precludes my revealing the exact method for Rodger Lovins' Shaker, but I can say this: The saltshaker is gaffed to function in the manner of a familiar magician's prop that rhymes with "chlop clup"; one of the crocheted balls is slightly different from the other, but not in a way someone would notice unless that person happens to be a compulsive dissectionist; and when the ball vanishes from within the saltshaker -- because where would one keep a crocheted ball but inside a saltshaker? -- its disappearance is accompanied by an audible "thunk," a sound very reminiscent of the one that happens when a tiny plastic replica of a slice of watermelon is applied to the refrigerator to hold up a drawing made by a precociously artistic child. You might not wish to accept the following bit of information, dear reader, but I can attest to its veracity: The ball does not really vanish. It is actually hidden in the first place anyone would guess when looking at this prop. That very same ball is supposed to make a reappearance inside the shaker in the next phase of the routine, but -- chagrin and vexation! -- so strong is the ball's affinity for its hiding place, no amount of shaking, jostling or slapping can coax the crocheted rascal from its hideaway! Thus are we obligated to skip that phase and move on to the thrilling conclusion, in which the saltshaker and the ball inside it disappear after having been covered with a paper napkin. I'll allow the instruction sheet to describe the shattering climax: "Bring the napkin over the table and crush it into a ball, dropping the napkin on the table. THE BALL AND NAPKIN HAVE BOTH VANISHED!" (Yes, the instructions really say that.) If it were possible to give this product a star rating below zero, I would. Instead I will rely on you, dear reader, to imagine a minus sign in front of the half star.
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Author: Rodger Lovins Average Rating: (2) Retail Price: $24.95 Buy Now
The magician places a ball inside of a salt shaker. He covers the shaker with a napkin. Upon removing the napkin from the shaker, the ball has vanished and is found inside of the magicians pocket. The Magician then places the ball back inside of the shaker. Once again the shaker is covered with the napkin. He gives it a little shake and the ball drops out from under the napkin onto the table! The magician then places the ball onto his open outstretched hand. He picks up the shaker and hits the ball. The spectators see the ball VISIBLY penetrate the bottom of the salt shaker! WOW!
The magician then opens the shaker and pours the ball onto the table! He then places the ball back inside of the shaker, replaces the lid, and covers it with a napkin. He tells the spectators that he will make the ball vanish once more. He crushes the napkin with his hand and the ball and shaker have both vanished!
Easy to do!
Perfect for close up or table magic!
SHAKER is one of those effects you will use for many applications. Comes with everything you need.
"When I saw Rodger Lovins do SHAKER, it really SHOOK ME UP!" -Dan Garrett
This special gimmicked salt shaker is also great for your favorite Chop Cup routine. Add Shaker to Ultimate Coin Purse for an amazing finale.
Comes complete Shaker, 2 balls, gimmick, and instructions.