This is a really good video - Mark goes through each component of the trick in detail, and it's all
easy to follow. He demonstrates each of the moves as well as referencing where they can be learned
elsewhere, and has alternative handlings for newer magicians to get started with.
6 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
Great teaching! Experienced magicians will have fun with it, but thanks to the great teaching by
Mark it is also good for beginners.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
This is a beautiful routine with a very surprising finish. The routine is move intensive and I would
not suggest this to a beginning magi. Even though none of the separate components are all that
difficult to perform, a good working knowledge of basic palming technique and card control will
serve you well. You will learn a lot after studying Mark's use of misdirection here. This is an
excellent purchase for anyone willing to put in some quality practice time....
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I have been looking for something like this for a while. I've been considering CIM (Card in
Marker) and Bliss for a while and discussing it with other magicians I know. I attended a lecture
by Mike Kaminskas who has yet another unique method (which was amazing), and all of them are
different methods. After reviewing all of them, I think I like this one the best so far (IMHO).
While they all have merit, this one fit my set better. I'm happy with the routine, and it flows
well and was well thought out. It will easily fit into any set.
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This is another winner from Mark!
It's not one for the beginner or hobbyist, as you must have
experience "handling" your audience, awareness of angles, and timing.This being said, you must
practice loading something, as well as switching something out, so timing, angles, patter, and
misdirection is CRUCIAL!
As a working pro, I've already spent some time with the loading, and
I'm now confident that my 40 years of experience with patter, timing, and misdirection will
absolutely enable me to pull this off; I'm not terribly worried about that all-important switch
either, as the effect is built around a natural misdirection at that point! Furthermore, I'll make
it "mine", in other words, I'll have it suit my presentation-style. It's a keeper (as far as I'm
concerned) and what we call a "worker", (a staple in all of my close-up shows)but it will have to
pass first my wife's all-important critical "eye" and her almost-cruel honesty! I'll keep you
posted, but I definitely fooled her with Mark's "Red Medicine", so that's also a keeper in my
I recommend this effect for intermediate and certainly EXPERIENCED magicians, as
the previously-mentioned "work" is not for the faint-of-heart.
-Magic Mike Likey
It’s a very ingenious method, when you see it it’s like I could’ve thought it myself but I’m not as
I clever as Mark Calabrese the only reason it’s not 5 stars it’s that there’s always room for
I bought the trick the day it came out. it has become a part of my closeup routine. one of the best
card to impossible locations to date.
Mark goes into detail on two different handlings for this effect, and each are really strong. If you
like performing sleight of hand and love that feeling of misdirection, this is just a really fun
effect. Highly recommended, I will be doing this daily.
Very well constructed trick. Good thinking. Very clever. An altogether