X Ray by Rasmus is great! Now that you know where I stand on this product, let me tell you a bit about it. With your purchase you get a nice tin container that contains everything you need. Two excellent gimmicks (you only use one) which you are likely familiar with (sorry, not telling), 4 marble sized white balls, 1 marble sized black ball, a small black canvas bag that can be used during the performance, another small something necessary for this method and a link to a 28 minute downloadable video. The quality of the 5 balls is excellent and should last until you lose them.
The video is taught by Marc Lavelle and the creator, Rasmus. The two are seated on a couch, behind a coffee table, looking into the video camera straight ahead. At times the camera angle changes to focus on an aerial view of their hands or another angle. The quality of the video and audio is below average. There was no lighting set up (or at least a poor one) and there are deep shadows cast on the wall behind the two. That does not detract from the ability to learn the trick however since the method is simple and the teaching is clear. You will learn a great incidental lesson when watching Rasmus perform a “which hand” effect with Lavelle when you just observe how casual and comfortable he is during the presentation. Once you buy this product, and you should, you will understand what I mean. The instruction on how to use the gimmicks and perform is very good. Rasmus give a good explanation on how to use the gimmick if you are a bit gun shy, since you need to have just a small bit of confidence to use something hidden in plain sight.
He also teaches a kurotsuke style effect, to be performed with multiple spectators, with clarity and directness. He teaches a multiple object divination routine as well with a white ball, a black ball and a coin. Then a cute Bank Night routine is taught using the canvas bag and paper balls, one of which is a bank note.
Although the balls are of a great quality and impossible to tell apart, I would not let the spectator place the balls on the table, but you will have no audience management problem based upon the structure of the routines.
The trick is easy to perform, has no angles to be concerned about and has an instant reset. You can do this over and over to the same group. With a bit of imagination, you can come up with your own routines.
Although the ad copy is accurate and there are no electronics, you will be required to be close to the person holding the ball. In the promotional video, Lavelle does a “which hand” demonstration and to my eyes, he is just a bit too far from the spectator to feel comfortable making his guesses.
This is something that I started performing immediately and it is a crowd pleaser.
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Product info for X-RAY
Author: Rasmus Publisher: Rasmus Magic Average Rating: (1) Retail Price: $49.95 Buy Now
The ultimate Which Hand effect + the ultimate Kurotsuke Effect! All needed props included!
X-Ray is the first Which Hand effect and Kurotsuke method to date, that gives you the ability, with rolled up sleeves and no electronics, to guess with 100% accuracy, where the hidden object is. For the first time in magic, Rasmus shares his underground method, that is extremely simple and deceptive to lay people and to magicians as well.
X-Ray uses no electronics and can be performed sleeveless. There is no need to touch the spectators. The method is self contained. You could even do both effects Which Hand and Kurotsuke completely naked if you wanted to.
Includes one black and 4 white balls, for the strongest and most fireproof Which Hand and Kurotsuke style effects, where you guess with 100% accuracy, in which hand the black ball is.
Do it one to one with one black ball Do it with 5 spectators Do it with one white and one black ball to one spectator Do it with a coin or with 2 different coins to one spectator You know at all times, where which of the coins is (coins not included)
- Extremely simple to use - 100% accurate every single time - No complicated setups - No long and complicated stories to tell - No electronics - No noise issues - Completely self contained - Invisible method - Everything you need is included - Works also perfectly with coins (coins are not included) - Same range as other professional devices - No need to touch the spectators - Instant get in and get out - 100% original and never before published method - Perfect for TV shows (no sound issues and no electronics in play) - No interferences or noise issues with microphones - Which Hand and Kurotsuke included - You get a nice velvet bag with 5 plastic balls (one is black) and the gimmick that allows you to do these miracles
"Rasmus is clever! I don't know how he does he Which Hand, but it looks real! - Uri Geller
"I have never been a fan of the 'what hand' effects, but of all the methods I have seen, this one seems to be the best. I just might change my mind about doing it!" - Richard Osterlind