TSA by Adam Wilber
STAGE MEETS STREET
As the stand-out piece of Adam Wilber's Show-To-Go, TSA is his version to ring/wallet/watch.
Known only to those lucky few kit owners, TSA was hailed as being worth 10 times the price of the set on it's own... and it is.
Filmed earlier this year on the streets of Las Vegas, even the most impressive card tricks could not compete with TSA.
It drew crowds and shattered expectations.
With TSA, you throw all of your personal items into a TSA bag (the kind airport security would use to seize your items), but when it's ripped open it's found to be completely empty and everything is back on your body. The watch is on your wrist, the phone is back in your pocket and the money appears back in the wallet THEY'RE HOLDING.
WATCH TSA BEING PERFORMED BY LEON ETIENNE ON MASTERS OF ILLUSION
(Safety Disclaimer: This trick is so good, if you try to do this trick while going through airport security you might get tasered in the face.)
TSA packs over 20 years performing experience into a 5-7 minute routine, suitable for stage, parlour and street performances.
The best magic, the best jokes and the most heartfelt stories all hit hard because they're relatable. Everyone that's flown on an airplane has an experience with airport security... and it's not always a happy one.
This routine builds towards a triumphant kicker when the items suddenly appear back where they where and you've beaten TSA.
And as a self-working miracle, TSA ensures that the props do all the work, so you don't have to. Focus purely on presentation.
Finally beat TSA & Order today.
(Legal Disclaimer: This is in no way affiliated with the Transportation Security Administration and that is not our intention. TSA on our box and sales assets stands for 'THE SUDDEN APPEARANCE' and all artwork serves as a visual parody of the actual entertainment performance.)
BrianSo, I love this effect...always have...just like Rich Marotta's "Mugged". But this is more topical and EVERYONE can relate to TSA issues. But my complaint with this as with a lot of magic being put out there today is the quality of the props. If this is truly to be performed regularly then why go "cheap" with the props.
The bag is nice and should hold up nicely, the i-phone replicas are very nice and look and feel real. The wallet is okay but not stellar. But the watches are pure JUNK. When I finally started practising this they both actually fell apart...one at the band connector and they other band broke in half. Imagine performing this and have that happen...you are done!
Performers don't mind spending more if the props are solid. This effect as sold should be about $25...NOT $75...unless ALL of the items are upgraded. I know we are all out to profit...I get that...but let's up our game and make it more magical for everyone!
AlanThis has got to be the the highest quality item I've ever purchased at the most reasonable of prices. I'm from Canada, and even with the exchange rate you're getting an item, no, a full routine at a steal. The props are truly top notch. I don't know what to say. I don't even know how they're making money on this one. It's the perfect opener. And very little as far as sleights so all efforts can be utilized on the presentation. This is the BOMB!
All the props are great! They will definitely last a lifetime. Pack small play big. Brilliant for an opener. For what you get, Definitely worth more than what Ellusionist is selling it for.
JorgeThis package is a parlour effect just waiting to be performed. However I found that for my intimate performances with a small group is exceptionally powerful. I probably wouldn't take this out on the street but everything is contained on you so it is possible. This trick is such a fresh take on the classic it's outstanding! This is brilliant and easy to perform. The only thing i wish were different is the TSA lettering wasn't on the bag but The patter can be adapted to your style and I've come up with a really cool story to work out this effect! A must have!
KevinSad to see Ellusionist cut corners and replace the wallet in this set, pinching pennies to deliver an inferior product. Adam references the best wallet and says that's what you receive, but this is a cheap knockoff, not the real wallet. The quality of all the items looks cheap...makes you wonder if other corners were cut. We'll see if the bag holds up for a few performances.
EarleneAwesome!! Very entertaining to crowd and everyone loves it.
SummaryAdam Wilbur has a great way of turning an ordinary effect into a super effect. His routine with the TSA is fabulous. Keeps the crowd captivated until the last second.
My TSA kit arrived ready to go and was really impressed with the packaging.
In 20 minutes I was doing the presentation for my friends. Buy it, you'll love it.
MatthewIf you dont have an I phone in real life it looks sketchy but it's a great trick
SummaryTSA is great! It is worth more than the 75$. Sure, the watches are a bit cheap, but they get the job done and actually tell time. The wallet is a bigger wallet but can be made to fit your style. For a well polished routine like this, you should be paying way more. Grab this now.
SummaryI've always loved this effect and like Adam, didn't want the complications of pulls and crazy gimmicks. So the package of everything and how non-gimmicked everything is, is great! The reason for the 4/5 stars is because you'll receive everything exactly how you see it in the trailer except the wallet. Unfortunately they do not provide a mini himber wallet as seen in the trailer and as it says in the instructional video. It's still a himber wallet, yet a dinner wallet of much less quality which can be cumbersome and a bit antiquated to carry such a massive sized wallet.