Have you ever wanted to perform an apparently dangerous Russian roulette type of effect with no real danger? Well, now you can!
Gerry Frenette has come up with a very clever way to do this.
Here is the effect: A 3" long aluminum spike is shown, and rapped against the table to show that it is solid. While your back is turned, a spectator hides the spike under one of 4 cups. When you turn around, you immediately know where the spike is, even from across the room. You can now smash the cups with your hand, one at at time, then finally lift the last cup to show that the spike is still there. You can remind yourself as often as you want where it is, but here's the best part: you will not get hurt, even if you hit the wrong cup by mistake!
"I think Nailed is the smartest solution out there. Completely safe without comprising the effect. Well worth the asking price. Goes the extra mile to not only remove the risk, but maximize the effect. An elegant well-thought-out solution. Very deceptive and a really nice prop. I can tell you put a lot of thought into this. Thank you!!"
"It's the ONLY version of this effect that I'll use, and I speak from experience." -
"Love the safety feature and love your method! Just great!!!!"
Mike Super (winner of Criss Angel and Uri Geller's 'Phenomenon')
"Nailed' by Gerry Frenette just arrived yesterday. It is truly an impressive example of modern creativity and engineering! I was first drawn to its safety, but found it to be so much more than that--when I examined the apparatus and considered its potential effectiveness. Every aspect of the routine is carefully crafted; the performance is seamless and virtually effortless. My sincere congratulations to Gerry for his marvelous contribution to our field!!"
Tom Heino, Texas
"Essentially the big question really is...
How can one maintain the cleanliness and drama of a spike under cup effect whilst also maintining ONE HUNDRED PERCENT safety at all times?
With past incarnations of the Russian Roulette plot there was always some compromise on one or more of the above points, but now Gerry Frenette has come up with what we believe could be THE FINAL WORD and the ULTIMATE SOLUTION for performing the SPIKE ROULETTE effect with all the suspense and perceived danger of previous versions but with one MAJOR difference...
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT TOTAL SAFETY FOR THE PERFORMER & SPECTATORS AT ALL TIMES!"
Peter Nardi, England
Full live performance.
Buying Outside of Canada
"I think Nailed is the smartest solution out there. Completely safe without compromising the effect. Well worth the asking price. Goes the extra mile to not only remove the risk, but maximize the effect. An elegant well-thought-out solution. Very deceptive and a really nice prop. I can tell you put a lot of thought into this. Thank you!!"