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The Hydrostatic Glass trick is a classic of magic! This trick has been performed by some of the greatest magicians in history!
If you don't already know the routine, it goes something like this: The magician has a glass of liquid, covers it over with a beer mat, fan of cards or piece of paper, turns it upside down, then removes the beer mat, fan of cards or piece of paper and the liquid stays in the glass (often performed over a spectators head!). The magician then clicks his fingers and the liquid falls out, or you he simply turns the glass back the right way and removes the beer mat, fan of cards or piece of paper.
The only problem there has ever been with this trick, is that until now, the gimmicked glass used in the routine has always been made from a cheap looking plastic glass, the kind you see at children's parties! Well now we've added the PropDog touch to this classic of magic, making the gimmicked glass a modern, up to date pint glass, just like any glass you'd find in your local bar. It's made from an almost indestructible polycarbonate and has has the hole that you'd find in the regular gimmicked glass.
The other nice touch we've added is that the other part to the gimmick is laser cut from two pieces of 1mm thin acrylic and bonded together, not like the cheaper injection moulded parts. This means that there's not plastic flashing or bits on the edge left over from the injection moulding process, meaning the gimmick fits 100% perfectly, so no risk of it not working properly as with previous versions or fiddling around to try and get the gimmick to engage.
A great routine would be to use this in conjunction with PropDog's Drink'in the News Gimmick and even combined with a Torn and Restored Newspaper Routine. Imagine - You take a newspaper, tear it up, restore it, take a jug of water, pour it into the news paper, turn the newspaper upside down and nothing falls out, you then open the newspaper, show all the pages, then turn the paper the right way up again and pour the water out into a pint glass. You then cover the pint glass with the newspaper, turn it upside down and remove the newspaper and the liquid stays in the glass. You then click your fingers and the liquid falls out into the jug you started with. A great routine for cabaret or stage or that close up gig, where at the end, they ask you ask for one last trick in front of everybody.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN NOT USE FIZZY DRINKS WITH HYDROSTATIC PRODUCTS, YOU CAN ONLY USE STILL, NON-SPARKLING PRODUCTS