David Regal was kind enough
to send us an advanced copy of Shufton’s Portal. And while David is
one of my favorite magicians in the industry, I was skeptical of the
item in question for one reason: I’m hesitant to use any items that
appear abstract—like balls or props that don’t look like items found
in daily life.
NOT A PROBLEM! Just watch the
demo video and I think that all your concerns, like mine, will fade
away. The prop is actually quite charming and intriguing, and it serves
to ADD interest rather than detract from the magic.
Plus, just look at the magic.
You can do breathtaking changes and transformations, and I could see
this being a fabulous piece to music. I’m glad Regal performs this
in the close-up gallery at the Magic Castle because that seems to be
a perfect setting for it: formal close-up.
My other concern for the prop
was angles. Sure, these things look amazing from the front, but what
kind of angle restrictions are there? Good news here, too. As long as
you keep the angled more or less toward the floor (which feels awkward
at first) your angles are extremely good, and you will be able to perform
this in most any scenario you are likely to encounter.
There’s excellent value with
the package: you get several balls, the portal prop (which has four
secret and VERY helpful gimmicks built in…don’t want to tip too
much here, but these add SO MUCH versatility), a couple other props,
and a detailed DVD taught by one of magic’s most trusted teachers…Mr.
David Regal. It’s a classy package and a very unique item.
Five full routines, performed and
explained by David Regal
This amazing device will allow you
to produce, vanish, transform, change and mutate small objects at will.
Colorful, easy and visually amazing!
When Steve Shufton discovered this
Portal to the 4rth dimension, he realized that this is for YOU, the
performing magician. Why? Because Shufton's Portal is the absolute perfect
trick for table hopping, walk-around, seated and stand up performances
in any close-up or parlor venue, and at any time!
David Regal fell into the 4rth dimension,
and liked it there! That is why he went to the Academy of Magical Arts
and had them lower the drawbridge to the Magic Castle, where he demonstrated,
in 5 stunning routines, just a taste of what Shufton and Regal discovered
through the Portal. Full performances and explanations are presented
on the instructional DVD that comes with your package. AND, so much
Don't stop there - your own creative
juices will burst out! You will endlessly invent new material for the
Portal to entertain your audiences of all ages.
Here is what you get:
- Shufton's Portal
- Color Bender
- Instructional DVD
- David Regal teaches you
5 full routines and tons of additional handlings and tips!
"Shufton's Portal arrived today.
What a wonderful prop it is. Great magic, with a unique theme. Many
tricks require practice, but your trick is so much fun, it requires
playing around. It's too enjoyable to call it practicing.
The assortment of effects on the DVD
were all wonderful - David Regal fooled me several times. While watching
the DVD, I thought of some clever moves to do with the trick, but as
I continued watching, the moves I thought about were taught. None of
my ideas turned out to be new or original. You and David seem to have
covered it all.
I would like to produce a glass of
whiskey for the climax. The difficult thing will be to keep (my) routine
short. With so many neat moves and so many possible suprise endings,
I could wind up doing 20 minutes - especially if I'm watching myself
in the mirror!
I really do think your portal is an
exceptionally clever idea. If I would have been able to improve upon
your idea I would have gladly shared my ideas with you. I think Shufton's
Portal is perfect." - Steve Dusheck
"The Portal rocks. Magical, Enchanting
and so versatile... it's like Card Warp in 3 Dimensions!" - Ben Harris
"My only problem with Steve Shufton's
newest effect, "The Portal," is deciding which of the several
provided routines I prefer. They all look like like real crowd pleasers." - Tony L. Lewis
Get your Portal today - Let the 4rth
dimensional fun begin!