Originally posted by hpcman:
...from Thinair (Marks) response I was unaware that the audience sees the exact gimmick.
I believe Mark's point is that because of the multiple ways the extra “gimmicked” hanger is used to affect the penetrations, the audience members are prevented from reconstructing precisely what happens to the volunteer. With Paper Balls Over the Head
, someone can simply say, “He kept throwing the paper over your head” and that pretty much covers it. Yes, with POD they can tell the volunteer about the extra hanger with the gap, but exactly how it was used is difficult to backtrack. I have seen Mike Caveney perform POD many times and can attest to its effectiveness. If you do PBOH, the POD will probably fit your style as well, so you can't go wrong. There's also nothing to clean up from the stage afterward!