After having watched the teaching video, I am very impressed with the simplicity yet brilliance of
the method. This is something that can be performed very quickly after learning, and in the hands
of a good performer, this will get amazing reactions, in my opinion. Good for the beginner, good
for the pro.
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I'm confused why everyone is rating this so highly. As soon as you see it in your own hand and not
on camera, it becomes painfully obvious what is happening. I've shown it to three people so far and
all of them instantly saw what was happening and gave me a "You're better than that" look. I don't
film my tricks to put online so I can't comment on how well it would work for that purpose but for
real-world applications, for me, it doesn't pass the smell test. Unless you are standing several
feet away from your intended audience (and not, as they show in the instructions, with someone
standing next to you looking straight down at it) expect to be called out for this one.
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I feel like an idiot for buying this.
1. I don't like that you have to have things set up
beforehand, and ends dirty. That alone makes it not appealing to me.
2. Secondly, you really
need the conditions to be perfect:
a. cards to be perfectly shaped to line stack up right
b. Dark performing environment
c. Spectators that are as dumb as I was in real life as
I was watching the trailer. I mean come on, it's so obvious that most anyone would dismiss the
method as foolishness. And they may make some people argue that this is a strength of a trick which
allows it to get by spectators when performed correctly. But don't take my word for it, go ahead and
buy the dumb trick and feel the need to kick your own butt as I now do too.
d. This is pure
speculation, but I wonder if creators of tricks get all their brothers, sisters, cousins, parents
and grandparents and aunts and uncles to write positive reviews for them so their crappy tricks
appear to gain favorable impressions. Or maybe get the whole staff at Alakazaam to write a positive
3. I should've known better. This trick sucks and I am a dumbass for buying it.
6 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
This is one of the best ideas I've ever seen!
6 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
This looked so good and was so easy to put together I literally went out at 11:15 at night to head
to Albertsons to pick up what I needed(In Vegas they are open late).
You will be able to
do this trick with very very little practice, were talking two minutes here. Buy this now and start
having some fun.
The only suggestion I have is to use the Jokers instead so you're still
working with a full deck.
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made a mistake on this one :-(
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This is a fabulous trick. Requires no skill. Simple and easy to do but highly mystifying and very
deceptive. “Punched” provides a double surprise.
1. The top card with punched holes
mysteriously vaporizes right before your eyes.
2. Then reappears in the deck, magically
finding the spectator’s selected card.
Lewis Tranter must be a genius. Simply an amazing
trick. Great for beginners as well as seasoned magicians. Incredibly creative with excellent video
and clear instructions. Nice job Lewis.
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When you learn the secret here you're going to swear that it can't work as well as you'd expect. And
to be fair, there is an extremely small set of angles (depending on lighting, etc.) that could make
this trick a little less fooling. What you'll find, however, is that you're going to want this trick
with you constantly. It's a fantastic piece of art that, at its core, appears as pure a magical
moment as just about anything you've ever seen.
To put it simply, this trick is going to
fool YOU half of the time, even though you know what's happening in your hands. When I need to reset
(a process that typically takes about 5-10 seconds with your back turned) it typically takes me much
more time to find the sneaky gimmick (that I manipulated myself!) than it takes to actually put
things back in pre-performance state. I've got decent, not-old-man eyes and I can't even easily spot
the gimmick in it's post-trick state half of the time!
No, you can't let the spectator
inspect the deck until you've done a very small amount of work. You can, however, let them inspect
the gimmick that finds their card (and that chosen/signed card itself!) as much as they want right
away. They can even remove both that 6H (or whichever other card you used to make the gimmick) and
the chosen card from the deck themselves!
You should absolutely be learning this trick
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Great idea! Looks like real magic!!! Buy this!!!!!!!!!
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This trick is extremely visual. I use a joker instead of a regular playing card. Very simple to do
and make the gimmick. All in all the teaching is clear and the effect you see in the demo is what
you can perform. Great purchase from penguin. Get this and you will be performing it.