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A Single Needle

by Wayne Houchin

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(Based on 1 reviews)
Categories: Bizarre, Close Up, Stage
Media Type: DVD
Publisher: Ellusionist

Product Description

From the age of 12 Wayne has been obsessed with Houdini’s ‘East Indian Needle Mystery’ - commonly known as ‘the needle swallow’. His first effects involved toothpicks tied to thread and the swallowing of uncooked spaghetti - but from inauspicious beginnings came the stage version he performs in his stage show, involving 60 needles over a 12 minute routine.

After closing his stage show with the full version for years, Houchin stripped the trick down in order to discover what makes needle swallowing so effective. He distilled the effect down even further, to what has become A Single Needle and knew that the effect had become an impromptu street classic.

While Wayne has made every effort to create the safest version of this effect possible, there is some risk of injury involved. Multiple methods are discussed that heighten the illusion of danger while substantially lessening the actual danger to the performer.

By purchasing and/or performing the effects on this DVD, you acknowledge that performance of any method is at your own risk.


• Unique handling means the thread never disappears from sight.
• No gimmicks - needle, spool and thread and you're ready to perform.
• Multiple versions taught including a "For the Faint of Heart" method.
• Cherries and Giant Cupcake not Included.

This is not an effect that can be missed. Order 'A Single Needle' Now.
Date Added: Jun 10th, 2014
MLA SKU: 539736bde4b3c


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Official Review

September 6th, 2014 2:16am
Reviewed by Josh Burch
Wayne Houchin needs hardly any introduction. He has performed on TV and consulted for some of the most popular magicians of our time. Almost all of his products are solid, strong and fairly creative.

A single needle was created out of necessity for Houchin. He says that he wanted to find a quick way to perform the needle swallowing that he might be able to do on television. For this reason he has asked that on receiving this DVD that you not publish any performances online or on television. He claims exclusive television rights at the moment. But if you are looking for a strong piece of "parlor" magic this is a great trick. I put parlor magic in quotes because really this is a very versatile trick that could be performed fairly up close or on stage.

The actual effect is significantly different from the classic needle swallowing. You'll remember that in the past a group of needles would be swallowed, then some thread, then the needles and the thread would be regurgitated... [Read More]

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