THE EFFECT: A magician pours a shaker full of salt
into his left fist. Suddenly the salt disappears from his left hand and
reappears in a long stream from the right hand.
This legendary trick
has been featured by such great magicians as Dai Vernon, Roy Benson and Fred
Kaps, and it has been written about in the acclaimed book ďRoy Benson By
StarlightĒ. As a result many magicians have been hoping to include it in
their acts. But the perfect gimmick has been unavailable.
Finally the wait is
Levent, the author
of ďRoy Benson By StarlightĒ has taken Roy Bensonís original Salt Pour Gimmick
and he has added many unique design features that make it by far the best
gimmick ever produced.
Custom molded out of
durable and corrosion resistant flesh-colored plastic, ďLeventís Super Salt Pour
GimmickĒ never requires painting or touching up.
lightweight material is slightly translucent
so that under proper stage lighting conditions the
magician can see exactly how much salt remains in the gimmick as the salt is
reproduced. This feature is crucial for magicians that wish to choreograph
their salt pour routine to recorded music.
The following are
among the advanced physical features:
A very large flared
opening which makes it effortless to fill with salt and allows it to be thumb
palmed very securely;
A high salt capacity
egg-shape that ergonomically conforms to the shape of your closed fist, thus
making it easier to palm;
A concave base
enabling the gimmick to sit upright and be ready to use in the prop case which
also provides an indentation for your thumb making it easier to do the Benson
ďTurnover MoveĒ as well as allow for better control during Vernonís salt flow
The gimmick includes
a DVD, in which Levent teaches the various Salt Pour techniques from the past
masters of magic such as Dai Vernon, Roy Benson, Ross Bertram and Fred
Kaps. Leventís comprehensive lessons show the real secrets, such as how to
covertly introduce the gimmick into your hands at the start of the routine, how
to control the flow of salt when it is reproduced and how to secretly ditch the
gimmick at the conclusion.
gives the Salt Pour historical context by explaining its progenitor, namely the
legendary Tobacco Sleeving routine of the vaudeville headliner Emil
Levent also teaches
the entire Salt Pour routine that he currently performs in his comedy magic
act. Plus, he includes multiple variations such as the production of the
salt from both fists. Finally as a bonus he reveals the secret of his
earlier routine in which a borrowed wrist watch is transformed into an
hourglass, the sand from the hourglass is used for the Salt Pour trick and at
the finale the sand magically transforms back to the borrowed
As amazing as all of
this magic is the most astounding thing is that the price for the Gimmick and
the 70 minute long DVD is only $39.95.