The spectator's initials seemingly
melt through solid glass...
Over 15 full effects and applications
Critically-acclaimed from top industry pro's
Brilliant principles and methodology
Completely examinable. Extremely visual. Unbelievably simple.
You're given a real, ungimmicked dry-erase marker. You're told by the
performer to write your initials-- which the performer could never
guess-- on an unprepared
The performer briefly covers the window with a newspaper or jacket for
5 seconds while telling you that the initials are literally passing through
the glass. The newspaper is ripped to the ground. You touch the window. You feel
The initials-- YOUR initials-- have penetrated through to the other side
GLASS, Adam's premiere full-length DVD release, features that effect and over 14 others-- all taught in intricate detail.
DOTS BE GONE
THE GLIDE CHANGE
BEHIND THE 8 BALL
received it a few hours ago. Went through and watched it all the way
through, then I picked out a trick. Practiced for a quick hour, then
went out and did 'Wipe Out' for my wife. (Trick where a card prediction
is written on the glass and shown to spectator. You say something like,
"This is the card that's going to be chosen." Spectator chooses a card
and -- uh oh -- not the same card as what's written on the glass. Then
you do a little magic in front of their eyes -- and BINGO. The name of
the chosen card appears on the glass.)
"Wife was blown away. Freaked out. Much stronger reaction than I'd anticipated.
"I mean, I played up the fact that at first it didn't work. Got ready
to walk away and mumbled something about more practice with my new
piece of glass. Then I sorta turned, did the glide, and the card
"What struck me about the 'Glass' tricks -- most of them, at least --
is that you really have to believe in the tricks. You gotta work on the
performance aspect more than anything else. (Some of the 'dot-on-glass'
tricks require more than a little practice.)
"I think there are a total of 14 different tricks on the DVD -- some
more elaborate than others. A fewI didn't like, but most struck me as
being really interesting. I like the idea of this little piece of glass
doing weird things. I like the tricks where the glass and the cards
"I'd give it a 9/10. Not a 10 because -- like the 'Ultimate Card
Through Window' -- there are a couple of tricks that I'm sure are
effective for a spectator but that just don't do anything for me. But
Adam is great to watch and listen to. Everything is clearly explained
and demonstrated nicely.
"The thing about all of the 'Glass' tricks is that they're really,
really clever -- and simple. Adam exploits all the possibilities -- no
doubt about that. I suspect this is one of those DVDs where one might
be inclined to (at first, at least) underestimate the combined
weirdness of the illusions. Actually, all of the 'Glass' illusions --
now that I think about it -- are very weird. It's nifty stuff."
No gimmicked glass, no gimmicked dry erase markers.
~ Boinko fron Ellusionist Review Forums
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 May, 2006.