Another incredible creation from the undisputed “King of Bar Magic.” Alex Lourido’s CAPtivated is the perfect culmination of what a magic trick should be: It’s shocking, it’s highly visual, it’s simple to perform, it’s an instant reset with multiple possibilities and routines, not to mention it comes with a handsome metal carrying case that easily fits into your pocket! Alex unveiled Captivated at this years Blackpool, creating a feeding frenzy and completely selling out in less than two hours!
“We have never had a product sell out so fast at a magic convention as Captivated did at Blackpool 2009! It is so refreshing to see such an original and amazing close up trick with objects that aren’t cards or coins for once!” — Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie – Owners of MagicTricks.co.uk
One of the beautiful things about CAPtivated is it can be performed for both stage and close-up audiences. The gaffs — which you receive eight of — are beautifully designed and defy scrutiny from the most critical audience. With Captivated you are able to easily change the identity of any bottle cap while in the hands of a spectator! You are also able to make bottle caps switch places while tightly held by two different spectators! With CAPtivated the magic happens within the hands of the spectators.
Three Cap Monte: Now you can perform this classic of street magic for your audiences using bottle caps, but with an incredible twist! You openly display three simple caps of different brands and place them on a table face down. You turn over the center cap, or have your audience choose a brand, as you tell them that this cap is the proverbial Ace, and is the one they are going to try and follow. Then very slowly you mix up the caps and ask a spectator to point to the one they believe to be theirs. To everyone’s shock when the cap is turned over it is revealed that they are wrong! This is done two or three more times but to everyone’s surprise the spectator chooses incorrectly every time. Then you inform them that you are going to let them in on the big secret. The cap they were instructed to track is no longer among the three! “In fact,” you say, “none of the original caps are here!” You ask a spectator to turn over the caps, which reveal that all three have changed to a brand that was originally never there!
To appreciate the amazing impact CAPtivated has on people please watch the video demo!
- Very simple to perform.
- There is no switching of caps.
- Caps can be examined thoroughly.
- No sleeving, pulls or invisible threads.
- You end clean and set-up is virtually instant!
- Can be performed completely surrounded, no bad angles.