NEW! Passing the Weights Instructional Video ~ DVD
On DVD Passing the Weights is Pop Haydn's wonderful routine for Chink a Chink. This nearly 50 minute video includes a live performance of Pop Haydn's Passing the Weights at Hollywood's world-famous Magic Castle. Pop explains every detail of his routine's performance, moves and the thinking behind it.
Pop teaches basic moves like the Thumb Palm and Finger Palm to Thumb Palm Transfer, as well as his uses for the Bobo Switch, The Change Over Palm, The Finger Palm to Finger Palm Transfer, the Bobo Switch and Change Over Palm Clean Up.
These original applications enable the performer to show his hands convincingly empty after every phase, but without replacing the shell.
Included on the video as a bonus is the complete Instructional Video for the Jim Riser Shells.
This is the instructional video that came with the Chink a Chink set put out by Pop Haydn and Jim Riser.
It demonstrates several routines with the Chink a Chink set, which are then taught by Pop Haydn and Roscoe Tarwater Beaumont.
Pop Haydn originally put out a Chink a Chink set with Encore Magic (Chris Reesman). That set was an exact copy of the antique set from Pop's collection that belonged to Dai Vernon.
When those sold out, Pop went to Jim Riser to make an improved model.
The design Jim came up with was amazing! The shell seemed to be the exact same size as the solid weights. The weights and the shell had "2 oz" inscribed into the top.
The Encore and the Riser sets are no longer available and have become collectables (one of these sets recently sold online for $1900!), but the instructions can be applied to any set of Chink a Chink.
We recommend a currently available set below.
Ronjo's Chink a Chink
You can find Ronjo's Chink a Chink on their site: