I understand that there may be new principles here that are interesting to magicians and mentaists,
but from the layman’s perspective the routine is very long and procedural. I think as magicians we
often lose sight of what the effect is. If a magician can read a mind from a name written on a
billet or duplicate an image, I feel it’s underwhelming to identify which hand contains an object
after a a very long procedure that is several minutes long. I much preferred Tequila Sunrise,
especially the one in the pdf that accompanies the download where you can use multiple spectators.
Just my 2¢.
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Patrick takes 3 similar principles, and shows how they can be used to create lovely showpieces, for
stage or close up.
In my opinion, the trailer doesn't quite do this project justice (and
the trailer looks pretty good!)
There are lots of extra ideas, tips, and kicker endings included
that you don't get a glimpse of. Every trick you see is really well routined, with multiple
revelations and a great structure.
This is workable stuff; you really
can perform everything here in the real world.
No sleight of hand needed.
organic; you can perform these routines anywhere, using 3 or 4 borrowed objects, and it doesn't feel
You will find stuff on here suitable for a stage performance.
It is a
masterclass in presentation. While the methods are clever, the psychology and scripting really make
this something special.
Cons (though I don't think these should stop you getting this
Some memory work required, though it's fairly simple.
(though nobody claimed it was!) You will need some performance skill to present these properly, so
not recommended for total beginners.
Overall, it's a great project, and you will use
things on here. It's an instant download, so what are you waiting for?
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well explained and incredibly powerful, workable...sure to baffle any audience; any time.. any place
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If you like people's mentalism you will love this. So easy to do but so killer. Not only do you get
great routines but you will figure out your own based off what you learn.
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I've been trying to discover a
mental monte routine with Bob Hummers - Mathematical Monte. (Which I 1st discovered on Jim Diamonds
1st Penguin Lecture. 1:26:00) I had no idea sunrise is a steroid version of that principal.
To my surprise when Redford covered not just the routine you payed for, but variations for
Stage, variations of principal, Origin of principal. With this knowledge and the knowledge of other
effects. You have as short or long a routine you want.
Plus you always this effect with
Showmanship: 10 - There are no props and nothing to mentally taxing to achieve this
effect. One really can focus their mind on the audience.
Creativity: 9 - Although it
is not Patrick's principal, (Seriously even the great David Blaine did not create the tricks by
himself on his specials.) he gives 2 hours and a multitude of options to incorporate into your
repertoire. Plus in depth exploration of the other principals.
Deception: 8 - This grade
is assuming you yourself are an expert at adding smoke. Smoke must be added to muddy up the
principal. Smart logical people can see the puzzle and reverse engineer. In which case, I recommend
the Triune force. (Covered in this tutorial 01:22:00)
Plaudits - Jiager
This is excellent, as most of Redford's stuff is. You get a variety of methods and approaches that
you'll have to study a bit, but they are all superb and baffling. Patrick Redford is an outstanding
teacher. About the only thing that was a tad off-putting about the instruction was Redford's
constant whining about who else has used his ideas without attribution. He notes in one case that
the other creator clearly came up with one of the methods independently--since Redford's method was
originally printed in an obscure, limited-edition pamphlet--but he whines about it anyway. I realize
that failing to credit or outright stealing methods is a problem in the magic arts, but Redford
should just stick to the instruction. The basis of this particular material is like a mathematical
process--you can't claim it for yourself or copyright it. Also, by analogy, car manufacturers today
don't have to say in their TV commercials "Based on a concept by Henry Ford."
Patrick spends a lot of time on this one giving some great direction on this project.
is material that is easy to perform and can be dressed up or down given the environment, your
Do not overlook this one, Patrick gives you tons of ideas and options on
making this work for you.
After watching the full performance this fooled me bad. I could get some of it but not all of it. As
someone already said not for a beginner but not difficult at all. If you're on the fence just do it!
I only wish they would make this a limit release its that good!
Gimmick free mentalism is relatively rare, and really good gimmick free mentalism is rare still.
Sunrise can be performed anywhere anytime with money that can be borrowed, if necessary. It is an
excellent effect to have in one's repetoire either as a feature effect or as a spontaneous or
emergency trick. Highly recommended.
This is an incredible download from the creative (and genius) mind of George Tate- aka Patrick G.
What is taught is much more than a series of 'tricks' or 'routines', instead
Patrick teaches a bunch of the most ingenious mentalism utilities that you've probably never heard
of (unless you are familiar with his other works).
I personally had never heard of the
principles from this project before watching this and my mind was BLOWN!!! So much so, that in just
30mins after watching this download, I was on the phone performing some of these to a friend of
mine! It's really powerful stuff!
100% worth the money and I know that I will be using much
from this project now that I have learned the principles from here.
Kudos to you Patrick 👌