When compared to the originals, the stamp looks a little tacky and faded in some parts, not to
mention REALLY obvious, I did receive 7 blues and 7 reds, but oddly, I got 2 x 7s, 2 x Jd, 4 x 3c
and 6 x Qh. Maybe the quality control team were finishing up for the day.
I know you didn’t say
14 different gimmicks, but I guess I just expected at least 7 different faces. But, still the price
is decent and it’s good to see some different routines for it.
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This has been out of print for a long time. Get them now before Bicycle changes the rules again.
This is a wonderful little offbeat piece to have in your arsenal. It will get reactions far
above what you might expect if you just use it as a prediction. If you would like to use it for a
more advanced routine the 45 minute teaching by Nick is really good and provides some excellent
If you would like to see a great routine that has been done thousands of times
(literally tens of thousands) by its creator. Just look up Terry Ward's lecture and you will find a
real worker of a routine and many other really good pieces of magic. The Terry Ward lecture is a
great lecture and he has likely performed more "shows" than almost any other magician in the world.
He is worth listening to.
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This is a great enhancement to many card tricks involving a forced card. Introduces a false magician
fail that is like salt on french fries, mayonnaise on salad or cheese in a burger. So worth it.
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Great trick I use it a lot in of my routines.Easy to do. Recommend this trick for everybody Nicks
Routines very good too
Thank you Guys
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I've been using Fine Print for some time now and I love it. Great motivation to learn several
different forces, also.
One of the keys to doing this trick (and virtually all others)
well is to not rush through it (Vernon's advice in general). For magic effects to hit hard, there
needs to be suspense, and suspense is built by anticipation which takes time. I see a lot of
trailers where magicians are rushing through tricks at the speed of light and/or talking as fast as
is humanly possible and I think this is done to keep spectators from thinking too much and asking
inconvenient questions. Verbal misdirection out of control, if you will. Try a little piece of
slow - that will catch spectators off guard since everyone is talking/presenting so fast these days.
This will work in your favor. Fine Print is a great trick partially because it is a natural for the
slow building of suspense. Let the spectators slowly discover the "secret" to Fine Print on their
own - with a little coaxing, if necessary.
I used this as an out not long ago (I had
forgotten that I had placed one of the Fine Print cards under my close-up mat). It had a red back
and I was using a blue deck, but that did not take away from the effect at all. Really good
solution/reaction to the "magician-in-trouble" scenario. And I WAS in trouble for just a couple of
seconds, when I remembered that the perfect out was right in front of me.
Here's one way to
play it that I've found to be very effective. The spectator who chose the card will, of course, say
that the Fine Print card is not her card. I pass it around the table and ask all present, "Did you
see her card? Are you sure that's not it?" By the time it gets around the table, someone will
likely have discovered the "fine print" and that quickly becomes a big climax.
If no one
discovers the "fine print" as it is being passed around, that is even better. That is when I use
Nick's line, "Have you ever noticed the fine print on the back of the Aces of Spades?" An even
greater reaction at that point!
Thanks to Jay and the folks at Penguin for carrying this
fine product and for your efforts at convincing the USPCC to make these very special cards. This a
very effective trick. Do not let its simplicity fool you. It's a winner! Don't miss out on the
fun. The pain to glory ratio is in your favor big-time!!! Very little work to get great
This is simple to use and can be added to a lot of card routines as a clever kicker or as an end
result. The fun is in thinking you have blown the reveal, and then revealing you got it! Nick Locapo
does a really nice job presenting multiple applications. Very pleased with this and the variations
that are provided, including different colored backings.
The reveal can be incorporated into almost any routine, and there are
more than enough cards so
it can be duplicated.
The video instructions are worth the price of
the trick. They
are a mini-tutorial on some
excellent card magic.
Love it a different way to reveal a card is always needed. Love the different options provided
Nice addition. Simple and effective. It's always there whether you choose to use it or not.
This gets a great reaction from your audience, don’t believe me take a look at my Act Lecture and
watch it’s impact.