Review: eLit by Peter Eggink

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A selected card is revealed by a watermarked embedded on a dollar bill.

Product description:

  • SUPER PRACTICAL – Checked!
  • PERFECT FOR STROLLING MAGIC – Checked!
  • EASY TO DO – Checked!
  • NO SLEIGHT OF HAND – Checked!
  • SELF- CONTAINED GIMMICK – Checked!
  • PERFECT FOR MENTALISM EFFECTS – Checked!

Hey, all checked! Accurate product description but……. read on.

Method:

The method is not difficult and you can perform it as many times as you want until the gimmick is expended but refills are available and it also comes with a different card revelation. You will need to prepare an easy and fast set up and you’re good to go.

There are 2 methods taught in the DVD on how to make the revelations.  One method uses a lighter and the other uses a phone. I’d prefer the lighter version as it is simple and provides good misdirection.

You can use this on any currency that has a space big enough for the watermark (just a small space will do) however, you can’t use this on plastic currencies (not mentioned on product description). For Singaporeans, you can only do it on a $50 note and higher denominations.

Quality:

The gimmick’s built is of high quality and you can tell that these are specially made for the trick and not something you produce at home to sell. The gimmick is also very clever, I’m not talking about the method but how it is being designed to make it work easier.  I’m always the sucker for such subtleties.

Pricing:

At $34.95, I think this is priced just niced. With a DVD and a gimmick, what more can you ask for at this price?

Verdict:

When I opened the package, I tried it on a paper bill and also a plastic bill before I watch the explanation part of the DVD. I was very careful with the paper bill ($50) and not so careful with the plastic bill ($10) due to the value of it. Silly me, The paper bill worked fine but the plastic bill deformed, I guess I deserve it for not watching the complete DVD hahahaha.

The watermark doesn’t look as good as shown in the DVD but I guess I have used too much of the gimmick. I think this will improve once you know how to guage.

A unique way to reveal a card using a spectator’s money. Despite the drawback of not being able to use plastic currencies, it is still a pretty cool effect. Recommended.

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Peter Eggink is no stranger to the magic scene, having come out with quite a number of products in the market. His latest offering, eLit, has got to be my favourite one of his yet.

What he provides you is a revelation method and it is completely up to you how you intend to use it. The DVD was clear and decently produced with a contemporary feel to it, using English subtitles in a minimalist approach so it’s not one of those talky instructional videos.

Everything you need to get going is included in the package. The one-time set up would not take up too much time, with the gimmick’s alternatives and “refills” easily available at about 1/3 the price of Eggink’s DVD.

Because of the clever motivation built into the performance, there is hardly any technical difficulty handling eLit. Having said that, misdirection and practice is of course, still required. Eggink teaches an impromptu way of making magic miracles with their money, as well as, another method that already has prior set-up.

What is lovely about effects like eLit is that your spectator gets to keep a special souvenir from you. While using polymer dollar notes (Singaporean, Australian, etc) can be tricky, you can always use ticket stubs or receipts, besides paper currency.

As a self-contained gimmick where its simplicity adds to its sophistication, I think eLit is extremely practical, super easy to perform and will last you quite a long time. Well done, Mr Eggink!

Please support intellectual property. Only buy original. Available from all reputable Murphy’s Magic dealers.

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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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