‘I am looking for hold out devices that can hold items under a coat or table ready to secretly steal as part of a routine. These items could be anything from coins to balls, wine glass or even a wine bottle. Can you suggest anything?’ – Jason
We can certainly help, there are a number of hold out devices, I suppose it really depends on what you want as there isn’t one to cover all, but I will list a few and their uses for you now.
Splash 2.0 – This is the classic splash Bottle gimmick for producing wine bottles or similar. It comes with an excellent teaching video by David Stone who must have performed the classic splash bottle routine a gazillion times! If you want to produce a wine bottle this is my top recommendation.
Ball Holders – This is a selection of ball holders, a couple of these are wire, they are more for manipulation balls, the cloth ball holder is obviously a bit more versatile in what it will hold.
Vanisher – Hold out devices like the Vanisher will hold a pen like a Sharpie so that you can vanish your Sharpie whenever you want to.
TKO 2.0 – This is a gimmick to be worn with a shirt but can be used to hold out items like gaffed playing cards, signed selections, coins or similar. You can use it to vanish items and perform some very perplexing magic with it too with the routines included.
Topit Revolution – A Topit is usually a vanishing tool but with the Topit Revolution you can now reproduce vanished items so you have one of the most versatile hold out devices on the market.
These would be our top suggestions for hold out devices to help hide items for producing and vanishing to enhance your routines.