Think - A - Drink
I have done my research and study on the system. Know of several methods for purchase to perform this effect.
I wanted to know if anyone here recommended any of the ones available in the market today, and why you recommend it?
I know that Jim Steinmeyer's "Hospitality" is a favored one among many magicians. The only issue i have is that Hospitality is poured out of a milk carton, for my show, i would not want to use a milk carton. Does anyone here know if it may be adjusted to other pouring devices.
Also, lastly. Does anyone know of a method of Think A Drink, where every single drink poured may be tasted? If so, is it available? As well as Hoffman's version? Is it available?
Thanks in advance to everyone.
This thread is probably going to fly over about 15/16 of the member’s head here. May I suggest you ask the Cafe?
If I am not mistaken Think a Drink was a mentalism effect using force cards, I do believe they have a version buried in the library at The Learned Pig Project site.
David Charvet has created a version, so I am sure the principle behind the original Steinmeyer effect maybe applied to other containers.
Now an alternate that I am just throwing out is to use powdered dyes in the bottoms of the cups to make the liquid resemble certain drinks. You set the clear cups down on a tray and while cleaning up. You or your assistant switches out the entire tray with the faux drinks via a shelf or hidden place behind your table and then hand out the drinks for consumption. Personally I feel this may be a better method because you may pour as many or as little as you want. Hope this helps.
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Charvet's version used a gimmick? I thought it only needed to pour 4 or 5 drinks, since he was able to pre-show which drinks would be selected... but I guess I was wrong.Team Mentalism or something...
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Thanks guys for your input.
You mentioned your alternative with the dyes. It is something i had considered for quite sometime as you can visibly pour water and see as it enters the cup it changes into the drink.
I have been doing research on this effect for quite sometime as i soon want to enter it into my full show.
However, the audience tasting the drinks, is a pure must for me.
I saw this video of Hoffman performing it. Now Hoffman's method is not published i believe as he did not want anyone to know how he did it. However in his method, he could pour clear water (What was told, i dont know if it was water of course) into clear cups, and as soon as it contacted the cups, it changed into the Drink... the killer was they could then be tasted by audience members.
Now i dont want to cause exposure and do not want methods to be shouted out by others but if anyone knows of a method similar to the video below of Hoffman, i would truly appreciate any kind of information on it.
This is a link to an old performance of Hoffman's on a TV show some time ago...
Okay I am going to carry on this conversation via pm out of courtesy for Hoffman, but for anyone who is looking for something similar to this effect, I invite you to turn to page 181 of Jim Steinmeyer's book, "Magic of Alan Wakeling"