Review: Linko (LifeSavers) by Ben Williams

Reviewer: John Teo

Magic with everyday objects never fails to impress people, because that is what they expect of any magician.  “Linko” falls into this category.  “Linko” is magic with a packet of hole-mints, an ordinary object.  This will leave an extraordinary magical experience with your audience!

In effect, the performer displays a packet of Lifesavers hole-mints.  He takes out 2 mints and puts them into the hand of a spectator.  The spectator closes her hand over the 2 mints.

The performer then draws attention to the Lifesavers logo on the wrapper of the packet.  The logo has the picture of 2 mints, one at each end of the wrapper.  The performer proceeds to use his fingers to drag the picture of one of the mints all the way to the other end of the wrapper, and magically links onto the other mint!  The logo now has the picture of 2 linked mints at one end and no mint at the other end!  The spectator opens her hand.  The 2 mints she has been holding in her hand are now inexplicably linked together!  Everything can be left for examination.

The effect can have an extended ending.  The linked mints are then taken from the spectator and held in the performer’s own hand.  He takes the packet from the spectator and reverses the magic – the picture of the linked mints now reverts to the original logo with one mint at each end of the wrapper.  When he opens his hand, the linked mints also become unlinked!

You receive 10 specially printed wrappers plus one other gimmick, and a downloadable video instructions.  In the video, you get to see the creator himself, Ben Williams, sitting in his sofa, for 1 hour and 22 minutes, explaining everything that you need to know about preparing and performing “Linko”.

Ben teaches you how to prepare the wrapper as well as the mints so that you can link 2 of them.  He then explores the various ways of linking the 2 mints, from sleight-of-hand to using a rubber mint, a C-mint, and a more sensational way of linking the mints using flash-paper.

He also discusses the different methods of linking the printed mints on the wrapper.  They include dragging the printed mint, shaking the packet, waving the packet, using an extra “O” and in the spectator’s hand.

There is an interesting presentation where the printed mint of the wrapper is being “pluck” off the packet by the performer and it turns into a real mint.  This real mint is then magically “replaced” back onto the wrapper!

If “Lifesavers” mints are not available in your country, there is another version using the “Polo” instead.  When ordering, please state which version you wish to purchase.

 

You get to perform linking mints twice – one with real mints, and another one with the picture of mints in the logo of the wrapper!  Both are equally astonishing.  “Linko” is a refreshing magical effect.  

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9 Stars (9 / 10)

Linko (LifeSavers) by Ben Williams

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