Ray Kosby 2-Pack (VHS)
Impossible Card Magic & Wow: Its Ray Kosby
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1. Impossible Card Magic
Ray Kosbys card magic is quick, visual, and is guaranteed to have a powerful impact on any audience. Impossible Card Magic is a perfect title for this program. Every item is impossible to figure out when you first see it -- you will be fooled. All the routines are very creative in both effect and method. The skill level ranges from intermediate to advanced, but the effort involved in learning these routines will surely put you ahead of the crowd.
Routines performed and explained:
Smudge: The card case is used as a vacuum cleaner to visually erase the center pip of a three. The three is now a two and an ace is found inside the card case.
Recased: The cards are removed from a card case and the case is put away. In an instant the case is back in your hand with the cards back inside.
Pac Jacks: A sandwich routine where fifty-one cards visually appear sandwiched between two jacks while the selection remains in the hand where the deck was a moment ago.
Deep Thought: A spectator thinks of a card seen in the deck. The deck is shuffled and fanned. A single card is pulled out of the fan so it sticks out of the deck. The spectator names her card as the deck is turned over to show the card sticking out of it is the thought-of selection.
Raise Rise: One of the routines Ray is best known for is this visual ambitious card sequence where a signed selection is placed near the bottom of the deck so it sticks out half its length. All of a sudden it visually jumps to the middle, near the top, it becomes the top card and finally ends up on the bottom of the deck -- you will not believe your eyes.
Venus Fly Trap: Two queens are placed together face up in the deck so they are sticking out for half their length. A card is selected and placed face down protruding from the deck. In an instant the two queens seem to jump through the deck and encircle the selection.
Half Right: A quick and visual torn-and-restored card routine where a card is torn in half and then restored as the spectator pulls it out of the deck.
Freedom Of Choice: A spectator freely touches the backs of four cards as the deck is being spread between your hands. The touched cards are pushed forward. When the spread is turned up the four cards are shockingly seen to be the four aces.
Oil And Water: A devious three phase oil and water routine like no other. It is quick, visual and easy to follow as four red cards and four black cards magically separate and remix.
The Other Cheek: Three selected cards are held face down in your hand. A quick shake causes them to visually turn face up one at a time. The effect and method are unbelievable.
Jack In Box: A jack is placed on top of a card case and in an instant it vanishes to reappear inside the case.
Out Of Space: An impossible looking routine which begins with four kings. As the kings are counted three aces appear between them. The aces are placed on the table as the four kings magically change into the fourth ace.
Original release date: VHS: 2000. Running time: Approximately 60 minutes.
2. WOW: Its Ray Kosby!
Ray Kosby is one of the most creative close-up magicians you will see. He comes up with original and often offbeat effects and his methods are just as wild. The strength behind his magic is that his routines will fool you. Audiences gasp at his effects -- when they are not speechless all they can say is, WOW! Try to figure out how he accomplishes the routines on this program without watching the explanations -- he will absolutely fool you -- you will have no clue as to how Ray accomplishes these impossibilities.
Routines performed and explained:
Silver and Bone: A two phase routine which starts with a coin visually penetrating through your hand and concluding with a visual transposition between a half dollar and a jumbo coin.
Sidewinder Pretzel: An ordinary pretzel stick is bent at right angles and then twisted into the standard pretzel design.
Rubber Nightmare: A large rubber band is split into three equal sized bands and then the three bands are shown to be of different lengths -- a small, medium and large. The professor's Nightmare with rubber bands?
Square One: A startling coin assembly with no covers where the coins assemble to one spot on the table and instantly jump back to the four corners.
The Bite: Ray's trademark routine where he takes a bite out of a red apple and a moment later he is seen holding a green apple with the same bite missing. No switches and no sleight-of-hand used.
Twixt the Threads: A coin penetrates through the center of a handkerchief.
Osmosis: A ball visually penetrates through the center of a clear plastic bag.
The Picnic Trick: A can of soda is popped open so the liquid splashes. You rub the opening of the can and it heals itself so it is as good as new.
1 2 3 4: Four sponge cubes are produced and placed in your fist. The fist is opened to show a giant number "4" made out of sponge. The "4" is then ripped into four separate cubes.
The methods are all straight forward and vary in difficulty from self-working to very difficult. You will love the magic on this tape. Truly something for everyone. Original release date: VHS: 1997. Running time: Approximately 60 minutes.
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