In a hurry? Learn this one in less than 30 seconds!
You'll have your spectators totally puzzled with this one! It's CUBIO- the Obedient Cube!
But Cubio is only obedient to your commands! Show everyone that the block slides freely on the cord. If you hold the cord vertically, and let the block drop from the top, of course the block will quickly slide down the cord. That's gravity for you!
But you are the magician, and you have an "invisible helper" with you. Let everyone watch as you place the invisible helper into the cube. Now, when you hold the cord vertically, the block stays at the top!
Wait wait wait! Here comes the best part- at your command, the block drops an inch or two, then stops, then drops a little bit more, then stops... Whatever you want it to do! Let your spectator choose a spot on the cord, and you can command Cubio to drop and stop at the exact spot chosen!
Of course, now your spectator will want to try it. But when he picks up the cord, the cube is again loose, and quickly drops down to the bottom of the cord.
What's the secret??? Find out!
Pocket size, ready to go when you are. The Brass Cubio measures about 1" on all sides. The block is made of brass, brightly painted and decorated with a circle on each side.
Special thanks to our friend, magician and legendary radio personality Lou Dean, for helping us demonstrate this effect.