The secret for this one is pretty neat. It's almost too simple, but will most likely be extremely
effective in practice.
The "Gimmick" referenced is pretty cool in its simplicity and,
unless handled negligently, the method for which will likely never be discovered by a spectator. The
"move", if we can even call it that, is so simple that you should be capable of performing this out
of the box - of course practice is always recommended before presenting anything to a live audience.
The only "issue" I have with the ad copy here is #2, and you'll see what I mean once you
have purchased this. It's nothing that should worry you enough to not buy the effect, as what is
stated is literally true, but there's a little more to it than that. Again, I would state that this
should not dissuade you as it's a very petty complaint for such a convincing trick.
Overall, I can say that this is going to kill spectators, and is most certainly worth checking
Q: Can it REALLY be done with any card at any number?
Yes, with practice.
Q: Can it REALLY be done without touching the cards at all?
though for higher numbers it may be momentarily required. This is covered briefly in the video.
Q: Does it instantly reset?
A: Yes! As the promo states, no special decks or added gimmicks
are required, so there is nothing stopping the performer from doing it again immediately. Given the
method, however, and depending on how much you sell the fact that you don't have to touch the cards,
this may want to be avoided. "Never perform the same trick twice for the same audience."
Is it easy?
A: YES! As easy as it gets for such a direct and powerful trick.
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I do like this trick but I knocked off one mark each for the two sketchy bits. The original card
spotting/count and the double marking done twice. Both of these each make the trick just a little
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After viewing the demo video I really wasn't all that impressed even though I didn't have a clue how
it was done. However, after working with it a bit and after a few performances I decided to give it
a full 5 stars. The necessary procedure can be done from both ends of the deck which will give you
many more options as far as the number selection goes, even though this was not mentioned in the
video. And due to the fact that this can be performed with any deck, even an incomplete one shuffled
by the spectator adds greatly to the mystery. The "work" can be very easily covered without raising
any suspicion. This does have possibilities beyond what is covered in the demo. Easily carried in
the wallet and always ready to go..don't forget the marker! I like this a lot now!
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There is a way to force the card and number, while the deck has been mixed by the spectator and you
don't touch the deck any more. I didn't except this, i'lll try it, to see if it creates reactions.
Really a Brilliant idea! And easy to do ...
Did not think that the video vs the actual method were miles apart. accordingly, I will not perform
this effect because I do not feel very comfortable with the effect.
Do not waste your money-
this is the first review I have ever written because most of the magic
I purchased from Penguin has been very good-
You cannot understand the tutorial-- not as
powerful as on the advertisement--very weak-