O.C.L. By Ben Williams
Two Rings. One Impossible Souvenir
"OCL is not a pipe dream. This is the real deal. Destined to go straight into the working repertoire of every magician. Destined to become a classic."- Richard Sanders
From one playing card you tear two rings, each of these rings are signed. The two rings are held together, one behind the other. With one smooth motion you visually link them. No magnets, no tape, no illusions. They are actually linked.
The best part is, you can immediately hand it out for inspection. Nothing to find and perhaps the most impossible souvenir you could give out.
"The cleanest card link I've ever seen"- Daniel Madison
For decades magicians all over the world have tried to create a method for linking two signed rings of playing cards that can then be examined. Other versions have come close but there have always been compromises.
Whether you're performing for a bride and groom at a wedding, at your local residency or just for friends at the bar; Ben goes through every detail step by step to make your performances flawless.
• Only one card is used
• No magnets
• No compromises
• Both rings are signed by the spectator before they are linked
• The link happens visually
• It can then be handed out straight away for inspection
The definitive method on linking cards. Learn OCL today.
Duration: 35 minutes
JonathanA bit challenging making the gimmick, but after making a few you get better at it. the overview of construction could be better, but it gets the concept across. the best part of this effect is the method used to virtually hide all signs of how you linked the card rings together. all the spectator is left with is two permanently linked card rings. the payoff is in taking the time to make the gimmick correctly, then the performance is quite easy.
SummaryThere is a so much of dirty work you have to do during the performance, before reaching the moment where you do the link (0:07 in the video). If the entire performance was shown, nobody would buy the effect. By dirty work I don't refer only to the tedious work fabricating the gimmick, i mean things you have to do that not all spectators would fall into.
All of that for handing a gimmick that by the way should not be given away if you don't want to get caught.
I would not be writing this if i would have been charged less than $10.
SummaryI expected this to be much more simpler than what it really was. You have to go through so much trouble to prep for this. But in the end, it is still a brilliant piece. It just shows to go ya how much one can really hide in such a beautiful routine.