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BankWave by John Carey (Instant Download) You show EIGHT plain envelopes, 4 of them have CASH inside, and your spectators get to choose any 4. All but guaranteeing them free money.. right? START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"Oh man, that is so clever, it fooled me badly the first time I saw it, and even the second time watching it, I wasn't sure! Finally a completely different and diabolic approach - I wish I would have had John's idea!" - Jan Forster

"Bank Wave checks off all my boxes for a great routine. It’s simple In concept, direct in plot and completely interactive. Congratulations are in order!" - Michael Kaminskas

John Carey is known for his unique twists on classic card plots, so when he came to us with the promise of unique close up mentalism our ears pricked up in anticipation!

BankWave did not disappoint.

In the classic bank night effect, the magician is left with the one envelope out of four that the audience members did not choose. It contains a little folded up bill or a message proving that you knew which envelope they'd leave behind.

John's BankWave is different and even more impossible.

In BankWave, you have EIGHT envelopes. Your spectator freely chooses four for themselves and four for you.

All four of their envelopes are empty, and the four they selected for you to keep each contain a bill - proving your incredible skills of psychological influence!

What's even more amazing (for us magicians, anyway...) is that there are no loads or secret switching moves, everything is examinable before and after the effect and the spectator mixes EVERYTHING.

While John performs this close up, your imagination is your only limit; you could perform this on stage with large coloured envelopes, or envelopes with words or pictures upon them.

This is the perfect starting point to create your own signature routine; regardless of how comedic or serious a performer you are. We like the original routine though; clean cut, slick and ultra-powerful.

Download BankWave today, and use it to close your table sets... Nothing hits them harder!

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Great routine, poor video venue! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 13th, 2019
Firstly, this is a great rethinking of an older idea, reframed entirely. I will use this, a lot. Perfect little gambling piece, you can present it as influence, chance, a prediction. Seriously, It's 8 normal envelopes and whatever you want to put in them - go wild. You could even use business cards.

BUT - who thought presenting the video, using BLACK ENVELOPES on a BLACK TABLE, in a BLACK BOOTH was a great idea?!?! WOW. They deserve a spanking and the video deserves a reshoot.

In short, great routine/poor directing.
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You buy more the presentation then the method. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 15th, 2019
That is fine, I love John Carey's work and this one felt like Spanish school met John's style and they have fused into a great piece of mental magic.

Since you buy the presentation more than the method I would have loved to see more of that in the download.

It is not five stars because it is not terribly inventive in my eyes. Just recently I saw something similar with business cards. It was in a download lecture where I have the feeling John could have attended it as well. (Did not find it right now, may add a comment later to tell what it was.)

To be clear, John gave proper credit. Cannot reveal that because it would tell too much.
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Superb routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2019
John Carey created a great routine with this version of the bank night plot. He really took the plot to a new level.
It is super easy to do. But what I like most is that you can take the principle to any 4 to 4 matching idea. It works even with 10 cards.
I personally like it more, if you take the spectator to the winner stage instead of the looser stage.
Take the method for a matching ESP-Card Routine,picture and number cards, blank postcards and four picturepostcards, whatever your imagination takes you to.
Thank you John, great job.
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Real worker Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 13th, 2019
I bought this already convened that I would be disappointed. It's nice to be wrong sometimes. This is a real worker. It is perfect for any skill level. Beginner to pro. So simple but so strong. Dont miss on this one. It's worth the investment. This will be in my strolling show. Thanks John Carey for a great piece of magic.
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Poker deal with Envelopes Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 15th, 2019
It was exactly as I predicted, a poker deal with envelopes. If you're familiar with Joshua Jay's or John Bannon's poker deals, you'll know what I'm talking about. That being said & done, I do enjoy the variation with the envelopes and will be trying it out at my regular restaurant gigs. I'm also going to experiment with various coupons, photos, money and other items, to find out what works best for me.
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Clever Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 16th, 2019
I like this handling of Bank Night. I intend to use it.
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Absolutely Brilliant Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2019
A top notch method and routine. Simply does not get any better than this for the money. Make adjustments to suit your style. This is everything it claims to be and more - very clever, diabolical and appears 100% fair to the spectator. No funny moves, loads, etc. Awesome.
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Clever, Clean, Powerful Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 27th, 2019
Great effect...no gimmicks, clean throughout-including the ending...easy...no complicated memory work..not difficult, no knuckle busting sleight of hand, no false shuffles, no arts and crafts, just eight envelopes (and some money to go into four of them. This is all presentation with an emphasis on linguistics and some verbal subterfuge....think Kenton Knepper style.

Great effect for any therapists working with patients with Gambling Disorder,
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Bankwave by John Carey Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 27th, 2019
A really good easy to do effect. Four stars as perhaps established magicians may think that it is too easy but as for anyone from beginner up it's a really good trick.
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Adaptable for multi-person mentalism Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 25th, 2019
Good routine, which can be adapted in a variety of ways. I prefer effects where multiple spectators are involved, and they all "win" rather than losing to the magician. Here's the version I'm testing out now: the eight envelopes contain four large bills and four small bills (I use "stage money" available on Amazon). The concept is that four spectators each test their psychic powers by trying to pick the large bills for themselves and the small bills for me. After each of four spectators has picked one envelope for themselves and one for me, we open each pair of envelopes. In each case, the spectator has succeeded! They can keep the bills as souvenirs (I just warn them not to try spending them!).
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