Review: Golf Ball in Glass by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Maarten Bosmans”][vc_column_text]Ralf Rudolph is a German magician who sells these wonderful impossible bottles. Impossible bottles are …you have guessed it… bottles with something impossible in it. You have probably seen those bottles with a ship inside somewhere where you have to use a tweezers to get the flags to open. This is the same thing except that the object normally does not fit into the bottle.

In Ralf Rudolph’s mysteries solved series he explains how to create this. His “Golf Ball in Glass” is an extremely short ebook that is only 3 pages long, including the cover but he gives you the entire method to do this.

Magicians may wonder what can I do with an impossible bottle… I recall that in the first episode of Penn and Teller (Season 3), a magician Nathan Coe Marsh did a very cool effect with an impossible bottle. The spectators wrote down an item that would be big enough to fit this bottle. The host selected a card …it was you have guessed it… a golfball and magically a real golfball appeared inside the bottle.

This is actually a great trick and is ideal for people who do shows and wish to hand something out to the spectator after the show; with your own patter and some misdirection you can create a real miracle. The best part since you know the secret, you can hand the impossible bottle to the spectator as a present.

If i am honest, I am not entirely sure I want the methods of these impossible bottles with unopened cards and other inanimate objects be revealed because I like pondering how its done. It’s like thinking like a young magician all over again as these bottles still hold a piece of magic.

I would rate the ebook 8/10 because it is just the method without a routine but you can hand out a memorable present and it would be an ideal closer. I already have some ideas with this for my mentalism show.


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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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