Skill Level: Intermediate

Optix

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Optix by Tobias Dostal

Optix can be used for a multitude of vanishes and transpositions. However, there is one stand-out routine that seems impossible. This routine, if performed, cannot be followed.

Borrow a spectators phone, then hand them your phone to film the magic... In an instant, their phone vanishes into thin air. No sleeves. No pulls. GONE.

When they ask where their phone is, you point to their own hands. The phone they've been holding the entire time is THEIR phone.

That means they filmed their phone vanishing, on their own phone. It's only confusing because the laws of science shouldn't allow it to be possible.

Their phone exists in two different places... At the same time.

Phones come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

In the trailer you'll see Toby perform Optix with gold phones, black phones, white phones, androids, iPhones, phones with cases, phones with pop-sockets... It genuinely doesn't matter.

Optix isn't restricted by the ability to use only one kind of phone, it's universal.

Toby will teach you exactly what you need to do to overcome every kind of phone your audience could hand you... and that chapter is only 5% of the entire video, so there isn't a lot to overcome with this ingenious gimmick. It just works.

With thousands of performances and 13 different production samples, if you can name it, we've seen it and fixed it... so you can feel comfortable during performance.

In this 90 minute training video, Toby covers EVERYTHING you need to know about Optix, so you can get the most out of it.

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    EU
    03/16/2020
    Ellusionist U.

    Optix is one of the most clever and fantastic ideas for an effect / gimmick I have seen in a LONG time. I am a worker, and am grateful to be able to perform 3 to 5 times per week. I received Optix only two days ago, and still have a lot of practicing to do. The concept, the instructions and the gimmick are superb. The only thing I'd recommend is replacing the loop that comes with the gimmick with your own, as the one that came with it doesn't behave the same way it looks like it does for Tobias in the video. This may be due to my lack of practice compared to his, <> Point is, take this beautiful thing - make it your own. Don't be afraid to take it apart, tweak it and customize it so that it works best for you. Also, I absolutely wouldn't recommend this for beginners as the misdirection and psychology involved to pull-off the effect shown in the trailer is "easy" as long as you have the chops and experience. Overall, huge thanks to Tobias (and Team E) for sharing this with our community. Anytime I can add something to my arsenal that involves using a spectator's belongings, it immediately adds to the perception that they have just experienced REAL MAGIC, not just a magic trick, and as far as I'm concerned that's something I strive for everytime I perform. Looking forward to becoming better at this, so I can do it justice and create the punch it deserves.

    EU
    03/16/2020
    Ellusionist U.

    Button should have been on the side of the gimmick. But yes! This will definitely take a lot of practice to pull this off.

    EU
    03/16/2020
    Ellusionist U.

    Its very good, the twist that comes into play in the end. There a lot of possibilities with this gimmick and the trailer is just a short example of what this thing is capable of. Its notably better and easier for magicians to perform this at night or in darker settings since its harder for spectator to recognize their own phone and cover any flashes, but the creator does goes useful insights and tips to help eliminate problems. Also a lot of practice, especially in front of a mirror is required for optimized performance live, this isn't easy as it looks and requires plenty of time to master. Remember that it stays forever on their phone and they'll be showing it for the rest of their life! I'm quite satisfied from what I received, however the price especially in other countries isn't friendly (costed me more than 100 bucks aud to afford). Otherwise, I'd recommend this revolutionary kicker to any magician.

    EU
    03/16/2020
    Ellusionist U.

    This is the best magic trick I have ever performed in front of my friends. They were speechless by seeing this. But I did the easy vanish I could perform (eating vanish), as some effects require more practice than just the gimmick. They were so mad on seeing this effect.

    EU
    03/16/2020
    Ellusionist U.

    Optix is amazing. In the main routine you vanish their phone...and then point out that they have been holding it the whole time, which leaves peope more stupified than "stupefy!" However, I think it is important to note that Optix can be performed without the need of borrowing a phone as a quick "flashy" opener that introduces you as a magician. I also think that the trick is not for everyone; we all have different performance preferences and styles and some people may not like performing with this style of gimmick or gimmicks in general. Fortunately I live for gimmicks and this fits my style! The trick will take some work to look as flawless and clean and Tobias. Practice in front of a mirror, maybe with polarized glasses on to not go blind, and work at it, and readjust the routine to better fit you. I personally have tweaked the load procedure to make it more comfortable and consistent for myself. Also, by rotating and twisting your wrist, you may find that the gimmick vanishes better. Overall, you should get this if you think it will fit your magic style. You might think there is no way it can be pulled off....but it works...and it fries minds.

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