[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Bernard Sim”][vc_column_text]At the time of this review, The Jar is so new that it’s not out in the market and not many people heard about this including me. The Jar was created by Kozmo and the DVD is presented by Garrett Thomas. At the DVD opening, they talked about how The Jar came about and then subsequently, performances and explanations of the routines are shown. Instructions are very clear but beginners will have to put in a little effort to learn the Mercury Fold. Garrett Thomas also teaches it in detail. Other than that, the rest of the sleights are pretty easy and standard.
When I first saw it, I thought this prop is used for penetrations only but upon watching the DVD, there is so much more you can do with it. The first routine that was shown was a signed card appearing in a closed jar that was insight all the time much like Kennedy’s Mystery Box and Regal’s Clarity Box. The routine is well constructed and you would have plenty of time and misdirection to do your Mercury Fold. This routine is performed for 2 persons although you can modify it to 1 person. This routine is strong, entertaining and magical.
Apart from the card routine, you can use this for a coin thru jar, a prediction effect or any effect that requires a switch (switch item has to be relatively flat though). There is a lot of things you can do with the jar. Garrett Thomas’ has a nice take on the coins to jar routine. It is a modification of the classic coins to glass routine using the Jar. There is a Confabulation routine taught in the DVD. The routine was performed as a customized trade show and it works pretty well.
So now we know that there are many uses for this jar, especially when you can customize it for a show. There are many potential things that you can do with. I believe that after this is release, there will be magicians who will come up with unique ways to use it, so this thing can only get better.
And yeah, here’s my short take of the coin routine… nothing spectacular except for the Tee. The video is just to show you what the Jar looks like plus what a cool tee I have 😉 Recommended!
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