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Bulldog by Joel Dickinson (Instant Download) A groundbreaking new method. A card in full view SINCE BEFORE THE TRICK is the card your spectator SIGNS DURING THE TRICK. INTRO PRICE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT.
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"I am super impressed by the thinking here. Wish I had thought of it!" -Matt Johnson

"Joel always comes up with practical, direct methods for strong effects and Bulldog is no exception." -Ben Williams

"The second I saw this, I knew I would be using it! It’s simple, versatile and soo damn clever! I absolutely love it, and so will everyone else! Get it! It’s GOLD!" -Jamie Daws

When choosing a closer for your card magic set, there are a few things to take into consideration:

You need this final effect to be incredibly powerful, memorable, impossible and it's REALLY nice if you can include a call back to the beginning of your set so your act comes full circle to give you an automatic applause cue and a resolved finish.

BULLDOG by Joel Dickinson ticks all of the above boxes. It can be used as a stand alone effect, or as the final phase to ANY signed card routine!

The best part is that it's SUPER easy to make with a couple items you already have at home, it resets in seconds and you can use the same gimmick over and over and over and over! (It'll take a long time to wear out, and when it does, it will take just a minute or two to make a new one!)

Here's what happens; you show two folded cards clipped together (use a bulldog clip, a paperclip, a peg - Anything!) at the beginning of your set. You isolate this 'prediction' in a wine glass, or leave it in the middle of the table as you proceed to perform your other favourite tricks.

As your set comes to a close you draw attention back to the clipped cards. You remove the clip (which is examinable, by the way) and open the first card. This card predicts the card that they selected at the top of the act! **Hit One**

You then open up the second card, or hand it to a spectator to open and unbelievably, it is the signed card that they saw lost in the deck just moments before! **K.O.**

Seeing Joel perform BULLDOG when we shot this was a dream come true - When you're shooting magic videos you NEED to be shooting the hardest hitting effects possible to get those HUGE reactions. BULLDOG definitely fit the bill and it was a lot of fun to see how FLOORED every group was when Joel closed his set with this!

A few things to consider:

- This will work with any deck of cards.

- Joel has worked this countless times, so you'll be learning everything you need to know to go out and perform this with a just tiny bit of practice.

- You don't have to use a bulldog clip, it could be anything that can hold two cards together.

- For mentalists, with a bit of thought this could easily work as a confabulation or prediction of any kind if you use business cards.

- The secret is diabolical, they will never figure this one out; it looks even better in person than it does on video.


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Bulldog Not Really As Described in the Ad Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2019
Three stars because it's a good effect combining a prediction with a signed card to improbably place. But be aware that the advertising, which reads: "NO SWITCHES. NO DITCHING.", is quite misleading, which for me costs it a couple stars. The trick at its heart relies on (i) a gimmick that MUST be ditched immediately and, (ii) at it's essence, a switch with a clip ala Sankey. (The idea of presenting this kind of effect without a ditch and/or switch prompted me to buy the trick so that's a bit disappointing and the gimmick alone isn't really worth the $15. A gimmick that wouldn't need to be ditched would be worth that price.)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2019
Well, it's definitely a neat little trick. However, just like another reviewer pointed out, it loses a couple stars for a misleading ad copy. I suppose technically there is no switch, but even Joel calls it a switch in the video. Also, you must ditch a gimmick, which is a pain. If you're ballsy you can keep the gimmick out and it could definitely work. Good trick, but also misleading.
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Trailer Doesn't Do It Justice! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 7th, 2019
I was originally going to rate it just 3 or 4 stars, citing some of the concerns raised by others.

But I thought it through, and decided a full 5 was warranted.

First, I think it is a shame that Joel ditches the gimmick, because with careful handling you really don't have to if you are wary of angles. So you can indeed finish with two unfolded cards, one the signed original, and empty hands in full view. Gorgeous and baffling.

Second, there really isn't a switch in the truest sense. Rather, the clever gimmick permits the bold introduction of the original without truly switching out anything at all!

Finally, Sankey loyalists may think this really isn't much different. It actually is different enough to be considered a new handling, and in the credits Joel does indeed give credit where credit is due.

I have been more discriminating downloading from Penguin of late, as I have hit a few duds that I doubt I will ever use. But this isn't just a trick, it is a clever utility, well worth the price, and creative card workers will relish this and run with it.
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Bulldog Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2019
Good points
Superb teaching, great concept, that can be adapted but this routine works well so I don't think people will tinker with this too much , justification for all moves are covered by natural movements, this is easily re set as stated, I really do like this and look forward to trying this.
Bad points
I feel there is really only one point, in the advertising it states no palming, and as a purist this is correct , but a sub form of palming is required without giving anything away, this was the point on advertising that got me to purchase ha ha as I was totally intrigued, having said that , I am pleased I purchased this as stated in the above points, it is an extremely clever concept , and well taught .
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Favourite card to bulldog clip Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 4th, 2019
Bulldog is my favourite card to bulldog clip.
This is really well figured out, extremely well taught and no stone is left unturned.
Highly recommended.
GET THIS.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 8th, 2019
Good effect with a nice little gift for the audience member. Fully and well taught, he teaches a force and another needed move, rather than the common use the one you like dodge. Not 100% angle proof but easily managed. Well worth the minor arts and crafts needed for the gaff.
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Great walk around worker magic - Bulldog Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 6th, 2019
Just bought it. A brilliant deceptive technique and a fooler - from a real worker like Joel Dickinson.
Easy to perform if you have a basic knowledge of card handling. The explanations are easy to follow and well taught buy Joel, so it would't too difficult for an amateur magician to learn.
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Insane ***** Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2019
I just love how this performs and I love the thinking gone in to it.
I'm excited to hit the road and perform this and I know it will get top reactions.

The method fooled me and it is very well explained.

Good : Cheap to make and a worker
Bad : I can't think of a negative

Jack
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Very Practical and clever. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 15th, 2019
I was a little put off that this does not provide you with a routine. What the audience is reacting to in the trailer is the culmatation of an entire routine, but this video does not give you that. The ad could’ve been more clear about that. (hint: Penguin).

That said, this is a great concept that many magicians will use. A few bucks overpriced compared to other downloads that actually give you a trick to perform (at least examples of tricks you can perform).

It’s worth 5 stars, even though Penguin could have been more generous with performance footage of an expample routine.
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Bulldog by Joel Dickinson Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 9th, 2019
Grerat Trick and very good explanation.
Thank you Joel
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