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 Post subject: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Psypher by Robert Smith

Price: $39.95

http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=2135

What you get- The DVD, a card wallet, a 3"x5" piece of something secret, another secret something for the reset, and a special Expo dry-erase marker. You do not, I repeat, do NOT get a notepad with this.

Intro- This just shows the trailer for the DVD

Gimmick Preparation- Robert tells you how to prepare the gimmicks to make sure they work properly.

Card Box- Robert tells you how to make a gimmick to use with a card box. With this method, you can do Jay Sankey's "Private Property" but with an ungimmicked card case.

Impression Wallet- Robert teaches you how to set up your card wallet with the gimmick. This method is extremely clever and does what a lot of peek wallet do but this wallet costs about .50 cents.

NOTE: With all these methods you will need to cut the gimmick one way or another so think about choosing a method BEFORE you cut anything.

Note Pad- This is a method using a note pad. You can see exactly what this looks like in the trailer. This has to be my favorite method and it is what I use. Robert says in the trailer that the impression goes through ten pages. I tried with ten but could barely read. I do it with two or three pages.
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The DVD- Paper Crane, 'nuff said.

Difficulty- Out of ten, I'd give it a three. It's very easy to perform so you can (cliche' time) FOCUS ON YOUR PRESENTATION. :)

The Secret- Wow oh wow. This is the good stuff. I must say that the description lies- there are NO impressions. The spectator does not need to write hard enough to tear a hole in the paper. They can write in any softness they want.

Reset- The reset takes about five seconds and you can do it in your pocket. The reset is actually a BIT impractical but it works fine.

Clearness of Impression- If you do it through 20 pages, you will have to play a guessing game with the spectator to find out what they wrote. As stated before, I do it through 2 or 3 pages and I get a really strong and clear impression.

I strongly recommend you pick this up. My recommendation: 9/10

Actually I hate it. It's terrible. You shouldn't buy it because it is so bad. At least I'll be the only one to suffer from it's awesom....I mean horribleness. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:56 pm 
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If you have any questions regarding Psypher, feel free to ask!


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Great review! Now that I hear some things about it, I'll be looking into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:06 pm 
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So you need a special pen to get an "impression" with Psypher?


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:11 pm 
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evanbishop wrote:
So you need a special pen to get an "impression" with Psypher?

Yes, that is what some people consider to be one of the "let-downs" of this trick. I really don't mind that. Robert teaches you how to convert the Expo marker to a Sharpie, if you want.


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:14 pm 
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duds wrote:
evanbishop wrote:
So you need a special pen to get an "impression" with Psypher?

Yes, that is what some people consider to be one of the "let-downs" of this trick. I really don't mind that. Robert teaches you how to convert the Expo marker to a Sharpie, if you want.

So can you just buy refills from Staples, or do you have to spend $10 on another pen from a magic shop?


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:16 pm 
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You can't buy refills at Staples. Currently the only place I know to get pen refills is at Paper Crane's site for $10 a pop.


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:53 pm 
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UPDATE: I forgot to write that, for some reason, Robert doesn't teach you how to use the note pad version of the gimmick. I just figured out my own way.

And another thing, if you want to use the note pad get one with spirals on the long side. I only had note pads with the spirals on top and I found it a bit awkward to get a peek.


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
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duds wrote:
UPDATE: I forgot to write that, for some reason, Robert doesn't teach you how to use the note pad version of the gimmick. I just figured out my own way.

And another thing, if you want to use the note pad get one with spirals on the long side. I only had note pads with the spirals on top and I found it a bit awkward to get a peek.


Too bad he doesn't teach that. He did in the original version and that is my preferred method.


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:15 pm 
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I can't believe that he wouldn't afterall, that is the method on the promo video right?


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
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k2var2002 wrote:
I can't believe that he wouldn't afterall, that is the method on the promo video right?

I watched the note pad section twice to make sure and he doesn't teach it. I would call him a jerk but he's such a nice guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:52 pm 
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Greetings everyone,

When I ran across this amazing piece of Mentalism I almost purchased it, until I remembered that I already own a similar device. It's called The Notebook by Kerry Summers. Does anyone here own a copy of the Notebook by Kerry Summers? So if anyone who reads this, I would so greatly appreciate any and all differences between the two? I am not asking for exposure, but from the video demo it looks like it might be a little different. But then again I could be wrong.

So to anyone who reads this and might possibly know the answers to my question(s), I would be extremely grateful because even though the Notebook by Kerry Summers has served my so well over the past 8 years I wouldn't mind buying this as either a replacement or if I should just throw away Kerry Summer's Notebook mentalism device.

Thank you in advance to whomever can help me with this little problem I've been having.


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:32 pm 
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UPDATE!

I just checked Paper Crane's site and they posted the explanation to the note pad method and a video on resetting. I believe these were taken from the original Universal Impression DVD.

And obviously you will need a password to view the videos.


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:06 am 
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so would be a good first mentalism purchase? cause i still dont have a mental trick in my repertiore yet!


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 Post subject: Re: Psypher by Robert Smith
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:40 am 
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I'd pick up either 13 Steps to Mentalism or Anneman's Practical Mental Magic. Both are filled with dozens of mentalism effects, and you can choose the ones that fit you.

-JT


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