This one gets my highest recommendation.
David Levitan has taken the classic Gypsy Thread plot and made it super cool. David is a much sort after professional magician.
It's very rare to be able to add to your repertoire a 100% audience tested piece of magic. After hundreds of performances, tweaking and re-tweaking every last detail of the Gypsy Yo-Yo, you can rest assured every wrinkle has be ironed out.
Bring from you pocket a real Imperial Yo-Yo. After showing the Yo-Yo go up and down several times, you explain to your audience that, as a kid, the string was always far too long and the Yo-Yo would always hit the ground. Trying to adjust the length, you proceed to snap the string, breaking off a small piece. This is repeated several times until all that is left dangling from the Yo-Yo are a few inches of string.
The pieces are rolled together into a ball and added to the small, dangling Yo-Yo string. Without any cover etc., the very end of the string is slowly pulled, the ball unravels and the Yo-Yo string is once again fully restored. The string is wound back around the Yo-Yo. You finish by showing the Yo-Yo freely spinning up and down and back to its original state.
The gimmick is custom-built, inside a real Yo-Yo. We love the method and handling. This effect is perfect for so many different types of show. It is destined to become a classic for many years.
Perfect for stand up, strolling, kids' shows, emcees, trade shows. This prop fits into any performer's pocket and is always ready to go.
- Resets in less than 30 seconds.
- Visually stunning.
- Set up
- Optional Opening
- Optional Handling
Bob Sheets - "How much fun is this. Anyone can start doing Gypsy YO-YO right away. It doesn't look like a prop. Extremely visual restoration. Nothing to hide. Quick reset. Everyone gets it. This is a really good. Really good. Really".
Danny Orleans - Great idea! Practical! Adding the kid-friendly YO-YO to the Gypsy Thread now grounds the routine with an everyday object that kids - strike that - everybody -- can relate to!
Justin Miller - This is the BEST Gypsy Thread plot EVER.
Rich Marotta - “Gypsy YO-YO brings meaning, relevance and excitement to a classic effect”.
David Kaye aka Silly Billy - This is going straight into my show. I can get the Impact of gypsy thread with a prop that kids are totally familiar with. I have been a big fan of David levitan’s magic for many years. We are lucky to get a glimpse of his solid magic thinking.
Robert Baxt - "Dave Levitan's YoYo Gypsy thread is my new favorite trick! It's makes the trick more visible AND more logical. Like a yo-yo, life has it's ups and down but my shows will be going up with this routine!"
Seth Kramer - "David Levitan has taken the iconic Gypsy Thread Trick, put a new spin on it and makes it accessible for audiences of all ages."
Magic Al Garber - Dave Levitan’s YoYo trick is a real winner! The moves can be learned quickly and easily and re-set is a snap. I highly recommend this trick and I know it will become a staple in your magical arsenal! It has become a GO (YO) TO TRICK FOR ME!!!
Lee Earle - This makes me want to start performing magic again.
Ken Scott - That is just BRILLIANT.