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"I LOVE this! It's quick, easy, startling, and the magic happens in the spectator's hands. What's not to like?" Geoff Williams

“Magic in their hands is always stronger that’s what makes the GOAT the GOAT” -Brent Braun

"This effect is a workers dream come true"-Shaun Dunn


The two jokers change places with the four aces in the spectators hands. A simple plot with a devastating finish.

The spectator doesn't know what hit them. One second, they are holding on to the four aces and in the blink of an eye the two jokers you are holding change into the four aces that were in their hand and now they have the two jokers.

Why is G.O.A.T so strong?

That's easy, first they are completely convinced that they are really holding the four aces. So when they appear in the magicians hands it is a total shocker. Second, the handling really makes this method invisible. No funny moves to tip off even the smartest spectator and everything looks natural. The final reason the G.O.A.T is so deceptive is the clever gimmick. Not only does it fool everyone but the gimmicks will actually do all of the work. Allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing reactions.

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Wear an Old Shirt Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 15th, 2019
You need to wear an old shirt when doing this trick because you will explode your spectators' brains all over the place. This is a great transpo. I love the handling on this and the gimmicks are well made.

Any intermediate magician will likely recognize some of the handlng, but all in all, this is a great trick. Great presentation and it really keeps the spectators going: "Whaaaaaaa????!!?!"

If you're a beginner, you'll enjoy the no-sleight version of this trick (which in my opinion, looks better than the sleight versions).

There is some cleanup and, as always, I recommend that you practice, practice, practice. But this is a great trick and I think you'll enjoy it. The pricing is about right, though honestly, I think $14.95 would have been the sweet spot for this.

No arts & crafts. Watch it, practice, and go!

(By the way, I always try to be honest and straightforward in my reviews, while being respectful to the magician. If you appreciate my reviews, can you please click the "Yes" button below beside the question, "Did this review help you?" It's not like I actually benefit in any way by your clicking it... but it would be nice to see if my reviews are helpful or not. I hope they are. If you ever have suggestions or comments or questions about my reviews, please feel free to leave me a constructive comment. I'm just trying to be helpful. I love the Penguin community and hope that I can someday contribute my own product. :-) Thanks for reading and for any (hopefully positive, but either way, at least kind) feedback
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Quite solid, but some caveats Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 8th, 2019
First of all, if you know your magic, this effect is probably exactly what you think it is. To put it another way, this isn't a magician fooler.

That said, so what? I think there's too much emphasis placed on being able to fool a magician these days. (Thanks, P&T!) For the most part, we all perform for laymen, and this is a great effect for them; it appears something magical happens in their own hands.

The gimmicks are very well made, standard bicycle look and feel. You'll have to provide your own non-gimmicked cards (additional (standard) aces and jokers). You likely have dozens of decks sitting around, so this shouldn't be a problem. And yet... as the video started, I had to go foraging for a red-backed colored joker, and sheesh, I just couldn't find one for the longest time.

The video is just over 32 minutes. Nick is a great teacher. He starts with three handlings, (1) the basic effect, (2) an "advanced" one, and then (3) a very simple handling. These three presentations are taught as a packet trick, For those interested, Nick then goes on to show a handling using a full deck. Then, one step further, he teaches how to employ signed cards in the routine, which seems very strong. (I haven't performed it that way yet.) The signed card "ruins" one of your gimmicks, but as Nick explains, you can use that gimmick again and again. (Instead, you are "ruining" a standard joker, and so you probably know where this is going.)

What's great about all this is that the trick is a bit more flexible than it might appear at first. (The gimmicked cards are so great I can imagine other routines I can do with them, like a variation of McDonald's Aces. Could that signed joker be part of an ambitious card routine that concludes with this GOAT effect? You might find yourself thinking like this.)

I think this effect offers something especially for the beginner or intermediate magician who wants to build their skill set. Sleights? It's hard to call these sleights, really; misdirection is a better word. The more advanced handling does ask a particular move that is taught very well here. And If you don't already know what a break is, it's time to get on board with it! As I say, Nick is a great, patient teacher.

Caveats? This shouldn't be a negative at all, but be aware this takes some practice. Squaring the cards without flashing is something that will take a bit of work if you are new to cards.

Also: The spectator ends clean, but you most certainly do not. My wife is used to being my guinea pig audience, so she's more sophisticated than most. When I performed this for her, almost the first thing she said is "Let me see YOUR cards." You'll have to watch out for this. (Nick teaches a subtlety of pointing with your cards, which is great, but just be aware you may get a spectator wanting to examine everything, and — no can do!)

My only other caveat is that this seems pricy at $20. My all-time favorite, best packet effect is Max Maven's B'wave, which you used to be able to pick up for less than $15. I see that the cost for B'wave nowadays is $20, so maybe this is a standard price nowadays. Still, it feels like you could get more for your money. At the least, how about including the standard (non-gimmicked) cards needed to round out the effect? Perhaps this is just carping; YMMV.

If you like the effect, and feel like you need to move on to another level, Nick will take good care of you. This just might be right for you.
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6 stars of Excellence Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2019
This is better than a 5 star trick. It is easy to do with multiple handlings. It is a real fooler. It takes very little preparation or practice. It is suitable for both novice and professional and is sure to blow you audience minds. This will be a go-to trick for years to come. So simple and so cool.
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4 Mind Twisting Aces and 2 Jokers Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2019
Clean, high impact, EASY transpo that kicks like a G.O.A.T.!

Go for the 3rd no-sleight handling explained and you're golden with an easy ride to stardom in your spectator's stunned eyes.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Very nice transposition effect. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2019
This is a very nice transposition effect.
The video instructs are a little over 30 minutes and Nick covers everything at a good pace with good camera angles.

Three different handlings are covered as well as how to get in and out of it from a full deck and how to use the cards in a signed card version.

A few things to be aware of, non of which I consider to be issues, just posting for everyone’s awareness.
1. It’s not completely self working. You will have to do a few moves. Nothing hard and one of the handlings doesn’t really require any real moves.
2. You will need to clean up afterwards unless you use the full deck or card box in the effect.
3. It will work well for lay people, but is not a magician filler (not that thta is important to me)

This effect has a lot of untapped potential, especially if you are looking for an uncomplicated way to do a card transposition. T me though, it does seem like a short effect for the price though. But keep in mind they are shipping you a physical product. If, after watching the video, you see this is something you’d like in your move arsenal, I think you’ll be please with GOAT.
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Eye Popping Visual Magic Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2019
This flash transposition is highly visual and highly magical. The teach is pretty solid and covers handlings from super simple to more sleight heavy techniques. There is even a way to do this with signatures which is really powerful.

As time goes on I know there will be more handlings which come to light as people play around with this and tweak or create a totally new handling. I already have one in mind and I will working on that as soon as I am done typing this!
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Great visual and very adaptive Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 16th, 2019
First things first, this is a great visual and the gimmick allows you to be very versatile with your handling and allows you to make up your own and use w/ other techniques.

For those who say it's not a magician fooler you're not putting enough thought and effort into it. Besides I'm a magician and I enjoy watching a skilled craftsman in prestidigitation blatantly use an overused gimmick that the "whole world" already knows about and proceeds to entertain her/his audience including the magicians in the crowd. So it doesn't have to be a "magician fooler" to be worth buying, although I'm sure there are plenty of magicians who will be fooled and the list includes those who acquire this sleight of hand secret. I remember Ammar's Ultimate 3 Card Monte which I'll bet most if not every magician knows about and I still use this today and get great reactions...I don't care if magicians in the crowd aren't fooled...they are now envious of my audience.

I was happy to be fooled by the GOAT and look forward to utilizing my new found "secret" and incorporating into my routine. Great instructions and alternative thoughts on handling!
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The greatest Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 8th, 2019
I'm always very sceptical when something is called the greatest. It always turns out to be a tremendous letdown. That is not the case at all with the GOAT. I've spent the last day thinking if I could think of a better transposition and honestly, I couldn't.

The angles are fantastic and it's very easy, especially with the third handling. It's incredibly clean. It's very powerful.

Generally, I never do packet tricks because it always seemed weird to pull out a packet of cards, but he teaches a fantastic method to get into and out of it from a clean deck of cards.

There is also a great method to do this with signed cards. I personally wouldn't bother do it unless I was performing on Fool Us or something so as not to ruin the cards, but it's really nice to have the option.

The teaching is very clear with no stone left unturned. I really am confident that you will love this effect as much and your spectators will as well.

Is it the Greatest Of All Transpositions? It really might be.
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Excellent effect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2019
Nick, as always, does a great job teaching this effect. Multiple camera angles, several variations to choose from. This can really appear to be a camera trick done in real life! An amazing, instant transposition. I really like this.
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GOAT has a lot of the qualities that make an effect great Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2019
This is a really great trick. The magic moment happens in the magicians hands and the spectators hands simultaneously. When the moment happens, you are so far ahead of them, they won't know what hit them. The gimmicks do the heavy lifting for you so you can focus more on the presentation. The gimmicks are pretty simple and should last awhile, but aren't too hard to replace if you need to. Nick teaches the moves well and gives a few different handlings so you can see what works best for you. Really cool trick, five stars.
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