Optix by Tobias Dostal
DECEIVES PROS, DESTROYS LAYMEN
Optix was, without a doubt THE #1 TRICK OF MAGIC LIVE.
If you were there, you know what this is and you don't need to read further. The 'add to cart button' is ready for you.
Chances are, if you were there, you've still got the evidence on your phone, because you recorded it. Do you remember the chatter spreading around the convention, the reactions, the child-like feeling of being completely amazed again? It's what magic is about.
During this convention, Tobias Dostal was constantly surrounded by the biggest names in magic. Daniel Garcia, Doug McKenzie, Dan White, Kenner, Patrick Kun, Garrett Thomas, John Stessel... The list goes on.
We heard through the grapevine that David Copperfield himself specifically came to the Orleans casino to see one effect... This effect. Optix.
Offers from various prominent performers were made to obtain this effect for their private shows and TV spots.
However, what they didn't know was that Ellusionist and Tobias were specifically IN Las Vegas to film it.
"This is my favorite thing that I've EVER created. I'm so proud of it and want as many magicians as possible to perform OPTIX."
- Tobias (Toby) Dostal, Optix creator.
THE UNIVERSAL GIMMICK
Android & iPhone
The gimmick Toby was using to fool everyone in the trailer (filmed in Las Vegas) was built at his studio. He pieced it together out of spare parts and filled his office with the unforgivable smoke that only soldered metal could give off.
Art is dedication.
However, Ellusionist has taken that gimmick to the next level. With our superb manufacturing contacts, we've created a sleek, robust, universal gimmick.
Charged by a magnetic-locking usb cable in under an hour, the battery gives off over 2 and a half hours of illumination.
If the average requirement for the light during performance is 30 seconds, that's around 300 performances per charge.
THE ULTIMATE TRANSPO ROUTINE
Optix can be used for a multitude of vanishes and transpositions. However, there is one stand-out routine that seems impossible.
This routine, if performed, cannot be followed.
Borrow a spectators phone, then hand them your phone to film the magic... In an instant, their phone vanishes into thin air. No sleeves. No pulls. GONE.
When they ask where their phone is, you point to their own hands. The phone they've been holding the entire time is THIER phone.
That means they filmed their phone vanishing, on their own phone. It's only confusing because the laws of science shouldn't allow it to be possible.
Their phone exists in two different places... At the same time.
FINDING SOMETHING TO SUIT YOUR STYLE
Amongst that critically-acclaimed version of Optix, Toby gives other superb routines and methods including:
PROBLEMS? WHAT PROBLEMS?
Phones come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
In the trailer you'll see Toby perform Optix with gold phones, black phones, white phones, androids, iPhones, phones with cases, phones with pop-sockets... It genuinely doesn't matter.
Optix isn't restricted by the ability to use only one kind of phone, it's universal.
Toby will teach you exactly what you need to do to overcome every kind of phone your audience could hand you... and that chapter is only 5% of the entire tuition video, so there isn't a lot to overcome with this ingenious gimmick. It just works.
With thousands of performances and 13 different production samples, if you can name it, we've seen it and fixed it... so you can feel comfortable during performance.
In this 90 minute training video, Toby covers EVERYTHING you need to know about Optix, so you can get the most out of it.
WHAT THE PROS ARE SAYING
Most of them are still speechless, but Toby reached out to two of his favorite magicians to see what they thought 6 months after seeing it. Did the hype wear off? Does it still hold up?
This is what they said:
"Optix is what magic should feel like."
- Danny Garcia
"Very few effects get me excited about the future of magic... THIS ONE DOES."
- Garrett Thomas
"That's the BEST magic trick I've seen in my entire life."
- John Stessel
SummaryI'm waiting for mine should be here today, but I did my preorder when the first teaser trailer was out. I found the link and ordered it immediately when I saw the reaction of some of my favorite magicians. I could not say no I'll wait for reviews, I just jump and got it. Then I saw the tutorial when it was release and omg i was so right to get it, the gimmick is so clever. Don't hesitate get it - you won't regret it.
Summaryjust watched video and waiting for this trick to arrive at mail
probably one of best tricks in last 10 years. and so versatile prop :) :) :)
michaelThis is truly amazing! i just ordered it and finished watching the video, and i cant wait to get my hands on the gimmick, which is so cleverly built. its very practical and has one genius little feature that makes it very easy to use. You can use almost any phone! Really, its that good. This masterpiece is practical, not very hard and has pretty good angles, especially if you use the swallow vanish. in the instruction Tobias can be seen performing for a very big crowd, and by using the swallow vanish he gets away with it.
With how amazing this is, i don't think its for everyone. It gets amazing reactions, and is so well made and so well thought out, but its bold and is definitely not meant for inexperienced performers. it requires pretty good audience management and some practice. The one problem i have with this is that you do need a jacket or a coat. Anything that goes over your shirt and has a front opening, like jackets, coats, hoodies etc. This requirement is not for the vanish, but for the other part of the trick.
In conclusion, this effect is amazing! Its brilliant and interesting and will make people go crazy. but you should think about purchasing it before clicking the add to cart button. Other than that it is totally worth it!
ScottI just got this in the mail yesterday and it is ingenious. I thought I had an idea of how it worked, but I was wrong. It's even better than what I thought. The gimmick is awesome and the method is very clever. I practiced this in front of a mirror yesterday and I couldn't help but laugh as I was fooling myself. I can tell that everytime I perform this, I'm gonna smile just thinking about how the method is fooling my spectator. Tobias really created an epic effect with this one.
DavidEvery now and then I see an effect and say damn it that's clever. I wish I thought of that. This is one of those moments. I hate him for coming up with it first. Good job f*cker!
KeithThere has only been one other time in my career in magic that I experienced the feeling I felt when I saw this at Magic Live. It was so beautiful I literally wanted to cry. Optix will forever be in my life. Thank you Tobias for your brilliance.
SummaryI Just Watched The Trailer And... HOLY S***! Buy It Before It Sells Out!
I Can Not Wait To Get My Hands On It!