Please...as much as i have respect for PCP...Dont buy this. Its not even Dan Hauss' trick. He got it out of the Swami matra book and this has been done so many times before by many people, why should Dan be able to release this and profit off an idea thats not even his?! I also heard he was trying to come up with a gimmicked version of it as soon as the original video was put up but could not find a method so just left it out. I could be wrong on that, buts its what i heard.
As I was part of the production and am good friends with Dan Hauss I can assure you that he was not trying to come up with a gimmicked version. He wanted to teach this stunt as it is something that he loves performing. He has a deep respect for the sideshow arts and wanted to teach this as a sideshow piece. He/we never tried to make it even sound like he created this stunt idea. He goes into great detail about this on the DVD. It is also NOT in swami mantra. You might only want to comment on things that you actually know not just what you have heard.
I know for a fact this is not original, you even said it! And why should you be able to profit off it? Not even your idea and it has been published before. You dont know how many sideshow performers are pissed at Dan Hauss, In fact i talked to one today! Just like Downfall...published before...Dont even start me on Infintity coin bend on how crappy that was.
I still want to support papercrane but these 3 effects (Infinity bend, down fall, through and through) should not have been released.
You are entitled to your opinion on our products and I have no issue with that. We made through and through an entertainig dvd for those who want to know how it is done. You can disagree but I will always respond strongly to lies being told about Dan and about this being in Sawmi Mantra. As far as this being published before, we do our research but did not find this to be published anywhere.
Okay, okay, okay... please stop.
Do you realize how many different effects are republished?? My god, can't you think of all the two card transpo's or whatever else is out there that different magician's have stuck their names on? they give credit to who made it and then go on. How is this any different? It's not.
We realize you aren't a fan of Through and Through. Let it end on that. Arguing with ppc isn't going to get you anywhere and it's just going to make you look like a jerk.
There are many efffects out there that i don't particularly care for but i don't go bashing them.
I respect ppc and all the produce. As should you. Even if you don't like some of the things they put out, they deserve your respect.
Enough with arguing... i think this looks cool. I'd never do it however, because i'm afraid of needles haha.
The acupuncture needle is a great addition. That Dan adds, but there is a method that has virtually NO PAIN, only the prick when it comes out of the palm. Study the Metatarsals, Tendons, and Muscles to find out.
FYI, the objects that Dan refers to as bones in the hands, are actually the tendons. You can perform this trick 50 times in a single day and no damage, unless the needle is larger than 18 gauge.
I met Dan at a convention in NY. I bought sleeping queen from him and he threw this dvd in with it. Basically he told me that he has an abundance of Through and Through because a lot of magicians are afraid to put a needle through their hand. I don't blame them, I still have yet to watch the dvd because it is dangerous. I can see why Papercrane pulled the plug.