Give crowd a twist with Titanas’ new effect

November 24th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

Allow us to recommend an alternate, less rude way to give your spectators the finger. They won’t be insulted, but they will stare with disbelief…

With Twist, Titanas has created a sickeningly realistic effect that lets you twist your finger in a way fingers shouldn’t be twisted. A gross feast for the eyes and ears, your spectators will hear and see you twist a finger 180 degrees.

Yes, we said “hear.” Twist (a.k.a. Titan’s Finger) packs an audible crunch as you perform it (not as loud as portrayed in that video, but you’ll hear it). Here’s how it works: Show them your index finger. Breathe deeply, because this is going to hurt. Then twist like your index finger is the starter on your car, and you’re revving it up. You’ll move your hand away and they will see your fingernail IN A PLACE IT JUST SHOULDN’T BE. Then, with another gag-inducing pop, you’ll move your finger back and show your hands completely clean.

  • Twist is easy and painless. Perform it with the appearance of as much pain as you like.
  • Twist involves no palming, pulls or must-ditch doodads.
  • You’ll end as clean as you start, which — judging from the trailer — is pretty flippin’ clean.
  • Twist is practical and angle-proof for most normal performances.

Twist will fingerpoint your audience toward a darker place. It’s also easy to do: No palming, pulls or ditchable doodads here. Just a simple, clever gimmick engineered by Mark Allen. It works with fingers of all sizes and colors. With minimal setup and practice, you will grab all of your spectators’ eyeballs with just one finger.

Twist is the latest offering from the Paul Harris Presents line, so you know it’s solid. Check out more right about here. Oh, there’s some blatant, misleading copy on that page: It says it will be released in December, but it will be available this week. Sorry about that.


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