This is a pre-owned item.
The magician patters about Karate and the powers of concentration and offers to give a demonstration. A small board with a hole through its center and a drinking glass are shown, along with a few paper straws and some playing cards. The drinking glass is placed on the table and the board is placed on the mouth of the glass and then one of the playing cards is placed on the board.
The magician asks a spectator to hold the glass at its base to help steady it during the demonstration. The performer picks up one of the straws and jabs it down onto the card resting on the board, but the straw crumbles up. The performer says he wasn’t concentrating enough and will try once again. A second straw is picked up, and after a few moments of concentration, the magician jabs the card once again, and this time the paper straw penetrates the playing card and is seen to be sticking through the other side of the card! The performer lifts the card off the board and slides it back and forth over the straw to further prove it has actually impaled the card.
After the demonstration, everything can be passed for examination, and there is nothing to be found to even give a clue as to how the feat was accomplished. Anyone else attempting to duplicate the feat will fail.
You receive the board, secret gimmick, one sample straw, and original directions. Use any glass. You can purchase the required paper straws at various outlets.