Inside Magic Favorite Magician Dan Garrett’s newest effect Heartz is a winner.
We have spent incredible amounts of money for effects we have never used or even opened. Most of the items were brought home and immediately condemned to permanent storage in our old steamer trunk or magic junk drawer.
Those effects probably grabbed our interest initially but lost their luster by the time we returned to our estate. We are neither wasteful nor wealthy so we have tried to break this habit.
We now only buy magic tricks that we will actually perform. It does not have to be a trick we would include in our professional act. If we are sure we will perform it somewhere for someone, it is worthy of further consideration.
Few tricks may the cut.
Mr. Garrett’s Heartz is one of those very few tricks worthy of our attention and funds.
Here is what the audience sees. We know this to be true because we sat in the audience during Mr. Garrett’s lecture last week when he performed.
The magician’s hands are empty. He or she brings them together to form a heart shape. The hands are still empty. Slowly, the hands are rotated and a bright red sponge heart magically appears.
Let us review.
Hands are empty.
Hands are brought together to form the shape of a heart and can still be seen to be empty.
The hands turn slightly and a red heart appears between the fingers.
We were fooled and we watched Mr. Garrett carefully – we were getting wise to his tricky ways by that point in the lecture – and were amazed when the red heart appeared.
He held a red pen behind the sponge heart to resemble Cupid’s arrow. In one fluid movement, the heart was split into two separate hearts; setting up a nice sponge ball routine with love as its theme.
Mr. Garrett has the sponge hearts made by the experts at Goshman. They are super soft but resilient so they are easily manipulated and handled. The method for production is straight-forward and within the reach of even novice magicians so your focus can be on the presentation.
As always, Mr. Garrett’s instructions are top-notch and include additional suggestions for your routine. We loved the trick and its natural flow from empty hands to two hearts appearing in your spectator’s hand. It will be a piece your audience will remember. Heartz is a commercial effect with real magic and a great story. It will not end up in your junk drawer. Rather, we predict it will receive a special place in your routine.