QuickSilver by Mario Tarasini
Starting at $5
SPEED-VANISH A PLAYING CARD.
After almost 2 decades of submissions to Ellusionist, it's not often we're fooled... but Quicksilver floored the entire team. We all thought it was a camera trick.
The brainchild of Mario Tarasini, a little-known creator from the small country of Lithuania, Quicksilver is one of the most intricate card gimmicks we’ve ever seen.
Do things like:
• Speed vanish a playing card.
• Transpose a selection.
• Teleport a card anywhere.
& much much more.
The best part is, Quick Silver does 100% of the work for you, all you need to do is open the package and start performing.
Hand-crafted by Gimmick-smiths off the bourbon trail in Kentucky, United States, it’s simplicity and durability means it fires on command… every time.
This is the type of magic plastered on the walls of social media, used to collect likes and grow audiences. Quicksilver is pure eye candy, and unlike some social media tricks this is not the product of some clever editing.
Once triggered, you'll see the gimmick is so fast, you'll fool yourself.
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MICHAELThis is Fun to do on Camera
JoshuaGreat looking effect for a quick Instagram post but not something you will perform for people.
The tutorial is overly adamant about handling the gimmick carefully but, even with extremely careful handling, mine broke almost immediately after opening [it broke before I could learn the handling enough to get one shot of the effect.]
DemetriI got one solid snapchat of it, which def was worth the total of 9 dollars i paid (4 dollar shipping). Just know it will break fairly quick. I might order another though because the trick itself does indeed look like a camera trick.
BlayneGreat for visual magic. The only thing I’d fix is maybe a more durable and less angle sensitive gimmick. Other than that it is an amazing device! Definitely great for beginners entering the craft!
MarcoThe gimmick is well made. As long as you watch the tutorial and take care of the gimmick it will last. This is great looking on camera.
MarcoI’m unable to give a honest review on the gimmick. I opened mine after watching the tutorial and the gimmick broke as soon as opened.
XabiIt's really bad. I do like the idea behind it, but it's very impractical and awkward, don't even think about performing it in real life. You might get something out of it if you only want it for camera work, though. It does break easily as noted by other reviewers, but it shouldn't take much work to fix it ;)
BrianI am going to have to agree with the other reviews, while great for a little bit, after a little practice, mine ripped and stopped functioning the way it should. I think the price I paid, given that, is reasonable, though it could be lower since it doesn't last as long as other gimmicks.
ChrisGot this a few weeks ago and unfortunately have to agree with most of the reviews. Unless you are super crafty and do this effect super fast if performing it live, chances are you'll won't be able to feel comfortable doing it in front of someone...however with that said, it also depends on how long and where you hold it. Doing it live comfortably will take time and effort, but in front of camera works best in my experience so far. As far as other reviews mentioning it "talking" even in front of camera, do it outside in a busy area with a little noise or music in background if in a silent place and that won't be a problem. I also found the more it gets used over time, the less it'll "talk." As for the wear in use over time, there is a way to conceal the worn down areas temporarily instead of re-buying or trying to build your own. The easiest way to end "clean" so you won't be left "dirty" is making it re-appear a seconds after it disappears. Practiced this idea for a while for a fluid production and it works well. Overall, the concept is great but I feel could have been developed more. For the price it's still a good must have, as mentioned in the demo video, great for those who want to grow followers on social media.
NeilThe trick is pretty angle-sensitive and you end up awkwardly dirty, assuming it works when you use it — it's inconsistent at best. It looks great on video, but it would be a trick in itself to find a good place to use this in most real-world performances. The quality of the product is okay, but could be better. The gimmick is very noticeable at close distances or under even moderate scrutiny, so you need to keep it moving and be relatively quick with the effect. If you're looking for a nice effect to add to a demo reel, this can look great on camera, but if you're looking to baffle a small group right in front of you, you might be disappointed. The effect shown at 00:24-00:26 in the trailer is video editing nonsense (obviously) and serves only to mislead — don't expect to produce a card like that with this gimmick.