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In this very “easy to do” miracle, the magician fills a glass with water, covers the mouth with a piece of blotting paper, and turns it over. The water stays in the glass!

This is Science.

He then removes the paper, and the water remains in the glass still–

This is Magic!

On command, the water releases itself and falls into a pitcher or tub. This classic trick is amazing and fun to do, but it has been hard to find the right prop. The glass tumblers were too easy to break, and made too much noise when the gimmick is being placed.

Finding a plastic tumbler that looked like real glass on stage, that was unbreakable, and scratch resistant wasn’t easy. It also needed to be able to take the necessary preparation without cracking.

This tumbler is perfect!

It even has a design on the bottom that is very deceptive, and perfectly hides the secret.

Pop Haydn’s Hydrostatic Glass is made of polycarbonate, which is much stronger, harder and more scratch resistant than acrylic.

Our new “improved” version is a restaurant-quality 20 oz tumbler that will give years of service.

It comes with four pages of photos and detailed instructions, the gimmick, and the tumbler.


Sifu Giuseppe Aliotta, Pop Haydn and Michael Vincent in a lively discussion about magic.

Michael Vincent’s Blog: Pop Haydn Part 2

“WOW, what can I say about my very special guest Pop Haydn?

“It has been a great week leading up to this final installment of Pop’s Blog contribution. I have received many emails from my community expressing their delight at reading Pop’s thoughts and the impact it has had on them. In my opinion, Pop is one of the few magician’s left along with Darwin Ortiz who really understands magic as a craft and as a theatrical experience.

“Pop along with Darwin are two people in magic whose opinion about my work really matters to me. I ask you, “who do you turn to for advise and support for your magic”?Mentoring is a dying aspect of mastery in any craft. When I first met Pop at The Magic Castle in 2001, he “BLEW MY MIND” not just with his great magic – it was is attitude and approach to deception that turned me on. I hadn’t met anyone quite like him, not since my first meeting with Slydini in 1982. Here was someone that expanded my understanding of the psychological game we are playing with our audience.

“The time I have spent with Pop, have been truly wonderful and I have come away inspired to be a better magician.  Pop once said to me, “You can perform the classics and make an audience enjoy it, you are a magician” This really inspired me and also our mutual love for Jean Hugads Royal Road to Card Magic particularly the last chapter on Stand-up Card Magic.

“Thank you Pop for a great contribution this week!”

~Michael Vincent


If you missed Part 1–

 Michael Vincent’s Blog: Pop Haydn Part 1

Billy Baque in Los Angeles

Paul Zollo on “Pop Haydn in the 21st Century!”

Paul Zollow interviews Pop Haydn about his upcoming show in Santa Monica.

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