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Zack • New York • 06/10/13
This gimmick is one of the best I have ever used. People literally spend minutes after the performance trying to figure out how it is done asking me questions and throwing out suggestions. The shock factor alone is well worth the price.
Nick Young • New York • 03/04/13
I love this! Alan, I bow before your genius!
Hunter • New York • 02/26/13
This is the most clever gimmick I have ever seen. It has unlimited applications. It's also extremely easy to use and you can start using it as soon as you get it. The DVD isn't the best though - it gives some good ideas but I don't think it was even necessary. Overall very good, highly recommended.
Ben • United Kingdom • 02/16/13
This gimmick is so clever, you will never suspect a thing!
Douglas Billingsley • Edmonton • 02/06/13
Great gimmick. However, the DVD did not provide good applications for it. I recommend using Smoke to enhance the Regeneration effect.
Xabi • DSS • 01/27/13
By itself, "Portal", the effect taught on the DVD (created by Dan White), isn't very powerful. You will get good reactions, but the audience won't be amazed. They'll think there's a gimmick.
The good thing is when you start to create your own routines. Create an easy "card to mouth", add SMOKE, and it will be awesome. The audience will be asking themselves two questions: What's that f*cking smoke? How could he make my card appear in his mouth? That's when the good thing starts!
I can't say too much of this, but it's a really clever gimmick. You can't imagine what it is. You don't need to have it concealed during the entire effect and your mouth can be examined immediately after the puff of smoke comes out of your mouth. Nuff said.
I think that 21 minutes is not enough. Not a lot of details given and just a routine taught. Some additional ideas are given for you to develop them, but it's still not long enough. The quality is amazing though - just like any other T11 DVD.
Even if the effect by itself is not amazing, with some creativity you'll create a miracle, and I think $50 is not too much for this, even if the price would be cheaper if instead of the DVD some written instructions were given.
Jack • UK • 01/15/13
Wow. This is my favourite trick to do at the moment and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants an easy way to blow people's minds.
Arthur • Hong Kong • 12/30/12
Hands down the best utility device. Smoke can be adapted to any routine you have been performing with. For me I use it when I perform one coin routine to make the coin vanish.
Eva • UK • 12/27/12
I have recently received this trick and at first I was very skeptical because witnessing the trick, it looked highly impressive and a true magician tricker! Don't be put off by the price - with all the work that has gone into it, it seems like a bargain once I obtained it. The one thing I love most about this trick is it is not limited to just card tricks or just street magic. With good imagination, it can be adapted into any genre of magic.
Quite obviously the DVD quality was next to nothing. (amazing as always t11) Dan White went into great depths about the trick giving you some brilliant routines and the ability to create your own. The gimmick itself holds no suspicion whatsoever, being cleverly disguised as a common utility used by all magicians, it is practically invisible. It is also top quality. This trick is perfect for any magician from beginners to pros. It is worth every penny and I highly recommend it.
Chase • CA • 12/26/12
I love this trick. The gimmick is great and can be used in plain sight. People don't have a clue. Pick this one up. It is great as a standalone trick or it can be added to any number of tricks.
Pieter • Michigan • 12/26/12
The great part about this device is that it so undetectable.
Pieter Hofstra • Michigan • 12/22/12
Oh my gosh! This is way more than just a trick! It's a utility device that allows you to make the trick you already do 100 times better! S.W.A.K + smoke = BAMF!
Mitchell • US • 12/08/12
Okay so first of all the gimmick is the best and no one will ever figure it out. I have been through 2 performances and I have left everyone speechless. Now go click ADD TO CART NOW! You will NOT regret it!
Siddharth • India • 11/27/12
A really cool, classy, and awesome trick to perform that will surely leave your spectators speechless!
Josh Ferguson • UK • 11/24/12
Smoke is an awesome piece of magic which will just leave your audiences in a state of bewilderment. It is very likely your spectators will not have seen anything like this before. The best part about this is that it is 100% practical. Carry the gimmick on you all day and perform on seemingly a moment's notice.
Even though Smoke is an amazing piece of magic, it is very limited on where you perform this. You don't want to be performing this for children (since it can be seen as promoting smoking), don't perform this in bars or restaurants, since people can easily think you're smoking right in front of them (which can possibly offend them).
But overall, Smoke is one of my favourite things to do in the right type of environment and it is almost guaranteed for awesome reactions
Wes • Ceres, Ca • 11/16/12
This trick is AWESOME! I can't believe how many people I have made drop their jaws when I make the smoke appear from my mouth! The video is a little short but they give you the foundation to use this in more ways than you would think. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Zach • Singapore • 11/06/12
This is THE trick where you will definitely get big reactions. Seems impossible to be producing smoke from your mouth.
Patto • Portugal • 10/20/12
Very nice trick, but very expensive too!
Avery Wilson • Columbus Ohio • 10/20/12
if you are looking for a reputation maker, this will get reactions like you have never seen! Best trick I've bought in a while!
Valdimar • Denmark, Horsens • 10/18/12
This is really good, great gimmick, great DVD and trick! If you're creative you can find so many applications with this thing.
Arman • Illinois • 10/18/12
This thing is a brilliant utility! I think it's much better than Pure Smoke in the way that the gimmick is made because it's so undetectable! It's so easy and what makes the best use out of the gimmick is using your imagination! This utility will help clean up some of your existing routines.
Wei • NYC • 10/17/12
Smoke is deceptive and astonishing, and it is harmless. If you don't want to pay $150 for pure smoke or dont want to wear a jacket - get this and produce smoke naked!
Brent • Skokie, IL • 10/13/12
Awesome tool. Tons of effects. You'll get crazy reactions!
Jahid • London • 10/12/12
Endless possibilities. Great gimmick.
Ryan • Singapore • 10/06/12
Brilliant utility. It's always hot here and I like to take advantage of the weather to bring out this clever device!
James • UK • 10/06/12
An absolutely amazing effect and gimmick. The gimmick is so clever, I love it. You are by no means limited to 'Portal' (even though it gets great reactions!). Get the effect guys. Buy this!
Ricardo • Mexico • 10/02/12
Amazing gimmick. Buy it and use your imagination.
Jonny • England • 10/01/12
Absolutely fantastic Trick. The gimmick is ingenious; a must buy.
Peter • West Hollywood, CA • 09/24/12
A great gimmick. The portal trick shown in the trailer works, but I think Smoke works better as a utility for a ton of different effects.
Chandler M. • Indiana • 09/23/12
I held off on buying this trick at first but then I decided to go ahead and buy it after seeing a bunch of great reviews for it! A while ago (around a year or so) I bought it and this is the effect that I take with me everywhere! It has unlimited applications, this effect amazes any spectator, and is pretty much undetectable unless you know the method obviously. Any intermediate level magician looking for that one trick to amaze somebody all the time then get this. I hear he is working on a v2 of this and I really hope it is going to be for sale! Why are you stilll reading this? Go buy it! Go! Go! GO!
Oli Smith • England • 09/21/12
Really great effect. The possibilities are truly endless. I don't actually perform Portal (the routine taught in depth on the DVD) but have come up with a number of great uses for it in a variety of effects. The gimmick is very versatile and easy to use. The DVD is the great theory11 quality we've come to expect. Although pricey, this is absolutely worth is as no matter what your experience level, you will use this.
5 Stars easily!
Imag • Argentina • 07/27/12
Renata B • Mexico • 07/09/12
At first when I saw the price I wasn't really sure. But I have had this effect for over a year now and it is simply brilliant. I use this for all sorts of routines. I have even adapted this to an ambitious card routine! This is a must get for ANY kind of magician, whether you're stage, street, close up, or whatever just GET IT. The gimmick is very well made and lasts forever. I have had mine for over a year and a half now!
Mr. Ortiz • TX • 07/06/12
Great gimmick. The only reason I don't give this trick five stars is because the video is misleading. The best thing about this trick is that you have infinite ways to produce smoke.
Magicnerd • Arizona • 05/14/12
I was thinking about getting this so I looked it up everywhere. I finally got the trick and let me just say, you don't have to do your research on this one. This trick is perfect for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of magic. Definitely get this trick.
Puzzle • MD • 04/25/12
This is amazing.
Xavier Washington • Pontiac, MI • 03/26/12
Best trick ever! Best utility gimmick I have ever seen. No matter how manny times you do the trick people will never know.
Alan Morley • England - Bolton - Northwest • 02/21/12
I got Smoke today and I have to say I'm more than happy with it. I've got a few sneaky little ways to get the best effects out of this and it works like a charm. I love it. The best part is that it's really easy to do. If you're thinking of buying this then please don't think any longer! Just buy it and I promise that you will be writing a review like this saying how good it is.
Matthew Bixby • Granville, NY • 01/15/12
I absolutely love this gimmick. It can be used to enhance any trick.
Nice • Gimmick • 01/12/12
5 stars, buy it N-O-W. RIGHT NOW! And the thing is, is that you can perform it over and over to the same people, and they won't figure it out.
Joe • New York • 12/28/11
I use this as a closer to any one of my performances because it packs the biggest punch in the face in the world. If I were to marry one effect in the whole universe, it would probably be this one.
And if I were to hug one magician on planet earth it would be Chris Mayhew, then Alan Rorrison for creating such a gem of an effect.
Markus • Zurich, Switzerland • 12/26/11
I just LOVE this gimmick! It's so cleverly hidden it's actually invisible. It's very practical and works like a charm. It can be used for a multitude of effects - your brain will go crazy working out an outstanding unique effect. The effects shown on the DVD are not really my taste, I had to find my own and work out a better misdirection, that's the only reason why I don't give it 5 stars.
On the other hand, that's also the beauty of it: Smoke is a great gimmick - and you can take it and create an effect that fits your style. If you do you will get huge reactions from your audiences. I highly recommend it.
Luis • AZ • 12/22/11
Smoke is honestly one of the best tricks I've purchased! I am absolutely happy with it. The main trick taught on this DVD is so simple, yet has such a strong impact on the spectators. This is something I carry with me where ever I go and promise you, you will too! Whether a beginner or a seasoned magician this is something that seriously belongs in your repitore. This trick is worth the money! BUY IT NOW!
Me • Albany, GA • 11/26/11
This is perfect. Very clean performance. It's a James Bond type gimmick that I will never leave home without. The teaching on the DVD is great, very simple, very safe, much fun. One of my favorite tricks ever.
Michael • Arizona • 11/11/11
Just got mine and I must say that this is an incredible trick. It is devious! Cleverly devised gimmick that has a great routine behind it. theory11 has come out with a keeper!
Thomas H. • Maitland Fl • 11/04/11
It's and amazing effect and I highly recommend it. It is astonishing to whoever your audience may be and is practical to use in an every day situation.
Johnny C. • Newton ,Kansas • 10/16/11
Probably one of the best things I have ever used. No one has figured this out. I got this yesterday and have already mastered it!! Loving it the gimmick, it's so ingenious and is super safe. Bottom line - 5/5 stars! Get this now!
JT • Thailand • 08/30/11
If I had to perform this, I would never say never! A must trick for all magicians!
Ryan T. • Lethbridge, Alberta • 08/21/11
Fantastic! The gimmick is so practical, no one will suspect a thing! I perform this trick to my friends, and their reactions are priceless, buy this trick! It's well worth the money!
Rylan Ladion • Stockton. CA • 08/13/11
Amazing trick. Well worth the money! A simple trick that will blow your spectators away!
IKmagic123 • Australia • 08/12/11
This is the best trick ever. You must buy this. If you should get anything, get this
Don W. • Kansas City • 08/09/11
Visually blows them away! Easy to do. It is worth it!
Joe • Ohio • 08/07/11
OH MY GOD! This is AWESOME! I showed this to my friend and his jaw dropped. This effect is incredible!
Bobby Roop • Pueblo, Colorado • 06/06/11
Don't even think. Just buy it. Great for table hopping and even a stand alone effect. There is so many applications. Just scroll up and click that buy button - the effect is too perfect.
Elijah • Hong Kong • 05/25/11
Smoke is a prop which will add endless effects to your repertoire. It requires no skills, 100% examinable, and you will be the star of magic starting from today!
Thanks must be given to Alan Rorrison, with your outstanding idea, I can now perform myriads of wonderful effects that don't involve SMOKING.
Jevon Phillips • Anchorage, Alaska • 05/17/11
Amazing. Great effect, and imperceptibly simple. Impromptu and easily done.
QL • NJ • 04/13/11
1 word: Amazing! I'm pretty new to magic and have to say this is super easy to learn, fun to preform, and it hits hard. If i could give it ten stars, I would.
Robert Westphal • California • 04/09/11
I love it, and you will too! Even if you don't do the trick for a spectator, it's so awesome to perform it for yourself. Just buy it!
Bobby • New York • 03/23/11
I am 100% happy with my purchase, this trick is SICK! It will blow people's minds for real. Get it.
Unseen Aura • Richardson, Texas • 03/20/11
I just got the trick in today. Finally, after months of waiting, I was able to afford it. This trick will blow your spectators - including yourself - AWAY! The best effect I have ever gotten, greatest bargain in the world, and worth every penny. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about it. I mentioned it to my friend (who by the way is not into magic at all) and he was drooling all over it! If anybody trusts me, they would click the order button without further ado. Recommended for any type of magician. This effect will blend in almost anything. One word of advice: SMOKE your audience with this one! :-D
Fabio • Singapore • 03/20/11
I received Smoke today and I was so happy that it's finally here! I can't wait to perform it to my friends and they sure will be freak out!
Virginia • Beach • 02/28/11
I just received mine today in the mail and I have never been so happy purchasing a magic gimmick before. This is worth it and I will be implementing this into my routines!
Troy Beyrouty • NEW JERSEY • 02/04/11
Best s*** ever! THIS IS A MUST BUY for anything that has to do with signing cards. You can get very creative with this!!
Near • Singapore • 01/31/11
If you are looking for a trick that blow of minds without you doing any hard sleights, THEN THIS IS THE ONE YOU MUST PURCHASE! I've done this for many people and the reactions were simply awesome. I've seen some who stare at me for a few seconds, too stunned to talk, then they started laughing following with a few curse words. I STRONGLY encourage people to get it!
Jasser • Managua, Nicaragua • 01/28/11
This is one of my favorite effects - freaks the $#!% out of people!
Sang N. • Japan • 12/18/10
I'm as amateur a magician as the term could possibly allow. I usually only perform for my students, most of which are elementary school kids. Although card tricks are appreciated by adults, sometimes the subtleties are lost on the little bastards. So I've been looking for something away from that that still has that OOMPH factor that comes from the unexpected.
Fortunately, this is available. Easy as hell to perform and diabolically deceptive, it's been blowing minds left and right.
David Nguyen • Australia • 11/08/10
If you are looking to make your first step into general magic or even if you just need that extra 'magical filler' in your routine, this is it!
I used to be a card magic purist, until I saw this. SMOKE is applicable with almost all forms of magic and is really versatile if your imagination let's it self run wild with this effect.
SMOKE is incredible and Alan Rorrison has really outdone himself this time. it truly is able to be done right under the spectator's gaze. It's easy to do as well, which leaves a lot of room for creativity or presentation which could really do good for all of us.
$50 is, in my opinion fairly cheap for the SMOKE pack and I recommend it to all magicians.
Ray Thompson • Des Moines, IA • 10/11/10
I have had so much fun with Smoke. Even my wife thinks it is great.
Matt Penny • Australia • 10/02/10
SMOKE is THE best trick I have ever had. Friends who have always been very sceptical gasp in amazement. I AM NOW A GOD!
Shandon • Texas • 09/28/10
Draven • Hollywood, CA • 09/27/10
This is the breakout effect of the summer that theory11 has been waiting on. Pure magic. You have no excuse to not own this product, and utility device. The possible applications are limited only by your imagination.
WellZy • Liverpool, UK • 09/20/10
This is by far one of the best effects in modern times. This is one of those effects that will be a reputation maker for both Alan and any magician using it. I have not put this down since I got it. The DVD is very basic but the ideas are amazing.
This is by far the best purchase I have made since practicing magic. I know a lot of people on Magic Cafe have been giving Alan a lot of stick over the delay of this but it was beyond his control and for me, it was most definitely worth the wait.
Thank you Alan this is truly an amazing product.
Selvedin • Sherbrooke • 09/13/10
This is SICK!!!!!
Oleg • Russia • 09/12/10
OH MY GOD! This trick awesome! It is so easy in performance and effect looks totally clean & GREAT.
Best purchase of 2010.
Madison H. • Fort Payne, Alabama • 09/05/10
This is THE best buy of the year. I can honestly say that this is the best utility device that I have ever purchased. The uses for it are crazy. I sat at home all night thinking of hundreds and hundreds of different thing you could do with it.
I also must admit that I have performed this trick about 200 times in front of my mirror, just to see smoke come out of my mouth... and I've only had the trick fopr a day and a half. I think I may be addicted to this trick because every hour I think of a new idea, so I have to run to my room, get the device, and try it out. I am 110% satisfied by this trick, and you will be to, all you have to do is hit "Add to Cart."
Lukas • Atlanta, GA • 08/28/10
Definitely worth the money. It amazes every time no matter how you present it. Sometimes I will just use it to enhance a vanish or change, but have been working with other possibilities for effects based on the gimmick.
I only wish the DVD came with more effects and ideas because I don't really like the ones on it. You should not buy this so it can remain as much of a secret as possible.
7ofhearts • Davao City, Philippines • 08/27/10
One of the best utility props in my opinion. Best purchase of 2010! It never misses to make an awe and amazement to the audience! Smokin' good! Great thinking Alan!
Nazmi Oezil • Malaysia • 08/26/10
This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. I'm going to use this a lot. I will never forget the moment I performed SMOKE!
J Hansen • Gainesville, Florida • 08/24/10
This has to be the coolest utility devices I have seen in a while. Smoke and magic have always been synonymous and we have just updated that relationship with this cool idea. I love using it and get amazing results.
Jo De Rijck • Belgium • 08/23/10
Best value for money ever on a magic trick! I love this one - it was in my show after one week already and it will stay there for years!
T.J. • Earth • 08/22/10
Bought it. Diabolically awesome. Get it! So good.
Griffin • Detroit • 08/21/10
I love it. Crazy good - I perform it a lot.
Eli • Chester • 08/18/10
I have highest regards for Alan. I had the great opportunity of using the limited first version of this gimmick made by Alan himself and I can't love it any more than I do now. An ingenious idea from an incredible magician and friend.
Shayne B • Utah • 08/17/10
BAD@$$! This trick is super freakin' cool. I have only performed this for a couple people, but they thought it was way good. I wish the DVD was longer, but the teaching is pretty good. I wish you could produce smoke and make it come out your sleeve, but the way it is, is REALLY COOL! BUY IT!
Jeffrey • New York • 08/16/10
Genius! This is THE effect for which I've been waiting. It's simple, doesn't require hard-to-handle gimmick(s), and you don't have to seem like you are about to do a trick (for example, I do not have to pull out a deck of cards, obviously hinting that I'm going to do a trick). All in all, I highly recommend this trick! Thanks!
Hunter • PA • 08/16/10
I have been doing magic for around 12 years and I have numerous tricks from all the magic site and stores. I have worked at multiple stores and am a street magician I am not a fan of complex tricks or gimmicks. I actually hate gimmicks and use none in any of my tricks because I find them impractical. I am my hardest critic as well as my parents, but this trick is absolutely incredible.
The gimmick - I would almost hardly call it one. The tricks possibilities are endless and flawless. The use of it is effortless and more natural then any gimmick I own. This trick is one you should buy for sure but keep it a secret to all.
Kevin B • New Jersey • 08/14/10
This is by far one of the best gimmicks I have ever bought!
Something to point out is that this is not one of those things that you can only do certain effects with, this gimmick gives you millions of possible effects you can do and it can be incorporated into different types of magic and effects.
Now as for the gimmick only one word, AWESOME! The gimmick is something that will not only last you for a long time to come, but something you can put into almost any your routines. The refills that came will last you for a long time, that all depends you and how you use it.
Finally, this not only a trick but an utility which if you don't have, you must get one right now. It's that good that this is the first review ever I have written for anything I have ever bought.
nIvan • theory11 forums • 08/14/10
I got smoke ~2 hours ago and I've been psyched to get it since the new site came out.
I opened my package and examined the contents and thought the gimmick was missing. Then it hit me.
Wow, what an ingenious idea. I was so stunned. I watched the dvd, learned the effects, and find that this is so simple to perform. I performed for some people around my condo and they were stunned. I probably did it twice in a mirror and I was set. There is NO difficulty with this trick and it is a complete utility tool. I can see myself using this for many tricks. Coin vanishes and reappearances are at the top of that list as this gimmick is perfect for that.
My last physical purchase from T11 was CRUSH, and to be honest I was fairly dissapointed, but got over it eventually and learned to love it. I had high expectations for Smoke and it met all of them. I love it. It's great.
If you're thinking about getting this, stop thinking and get it. I'm so happy I did. I don't order online much so I'll probably get a few refills and be set for, honestly, life. This is a great trick and the possibilities truly are endless. You'll kick yourself when you see how it's done.
T11, thank you for an awesome product!
Ratings and stuff:
Happy with the DVD. It has a few trick ideas and simple teaching from Dan White. I was disappointed that Rorrison was not in this himself, and that the dvd's contents were not extremely long, but Dan has quite a few ideas to bring to the table. Not all of these are card tricks or smoking tricks but tricks with things like coffee and whatnot. It's great to have so many ideas because it only helps you think of more.
There is barely anything to teach! This trick is so simple, Dan White makes it 100% understandable and gives many ideas which are bound to spark creativity.
The Gimmick: 5/5
I can't say too much, but I'll leave it at one word: awesome. Ingenious device that I will honestly carry anywhere.
Quality is great, as always. Clear HD that demolishes any large screens. 720p.
I can't recommend this enough. There is one question I have that was unanswered in the DVD, I'll email or PM someone.
Alexander Li • San Francisco, CA • 08/13/10
I ordered the Smoke DVD about two days ago and I was completely psyched to learn this! I was literally checking every few hours on the UPS tracking number once I recieved the email.
Once I recieved the package, I quickly opened it and started learning! Great trick, highly recommend it.
r.zhang • theory11 forums • 08/12/10
With a bit of thought you have limitless applications with this. The applications shown on the DVD are really good. I have never been so excited to try something out until I got this. This is easy to use, practical, versatile and extremely fun to play around with.
The gimmick is extremely cool and it comes with refills to last you a while. If James Bond needed a device to do this effect, this gimmick is probably what it would look like. I recommend this highly.
Elliott • Phoenix • 08/12/10
I am going to use this so much. So cool in so many ways. Get it now. Can be great for almost any trick.
Patrick • Davai City • 08/09/10
It's so cool and so easy to do. COOL! I was so excited about it so I got it yesterday.