The Baffling Phones by TCC & Conan Liu is a combination of an old illusion and modern objects. Anytime, anywhere, completely self-working, and limitless presentation possibilities!
A modern take on a classic illusion.
Inspired by the old Charpentier illusion (the size-weight illusion).
Effect: You tell your audience that you are about to do a psychological experiment with some everyday objects. Three cell phones are placed on the table, stacked on top of each other, on the table before your audience. You have a spectator reach out and pick up three of the cell phones, then pick up two, then just one. They soon discover that a single cell phone weighs more than all three phones together. Yes! The fewer they pick up the heavier it FEELS.
There are limitless amounts of presentation possibilities. It can be performed with comedy, mentalism, hypnosis, bizarre magic, and seances.
The only skills needed are making your routine relevant and supporting it with the right script for your purposes.
There are other versions available on the market. Some use metal boxes or card cases. However, those may look like they could have been weighted to achieve the necessary weight, causing the illusion to NOT be as deceptive and organic.
Instead, the cell phone is an everyday object that everyone carries. Using cell phones to do this effect makes more sense and triggers less suspicion.
Utilizes a natural principle of physics! The only trickery is happening inside your head!
No threads, magnets, or any sticky material;
Can be performed anytime and anywhere;
No sleight of hands.
You will receive:
Three (3) customized cell phone models that have been specifically designed, so they are the perfect weight for the illusion.
Online instructional video, in which Conan Liu will not only show you how he performs it in his parlor show but also teach you how to incorporate your spectators’ own cell phones to do this effect with the gimmick.
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