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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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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Lightning quick and deceptive … WOW Report this review
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This review may be a little long but certainly worth reading. You will love Greatest Of All Transpositions and blow them away as this happens right in the spectators hands, before their very eyes … instantly! It happens so fast it will look like a camera trick in real time. The cards change places right in the spectators hand, what could be stronger than this. Wait until see see the look in their eyes as well as hearing their gasps of surprise. This trick is so freaking amazing that you could actually fool yourself and believe the cards have actually transposed invisibly.

Nick does an amazing job of demonstrating this effect with 3 different handlings in the 32 minute tutorial. Lots of great camera angles to ensure that nothing is left to your imagination. You will receive the gimmicks you need to perform this incredibly visual miracle of magic. Yay, nothing to make, once you receive them you are ready to go. With handling #1, there are no sophisticated slights to learn and practice, just a few sneaky moves that will definitely go undetected by your spectator because they are sooooo natural. The cards that the spectator has in their hands are clean and can be examined, there is nothing to find. Handling #2 is a little advanced, there is a minor sleight/move you will have to practice and handling #3 is crazy easy, probably the best one to use. Whichever one you decide is right for you and your skill level, you will have the same spectator reactions - unbelievable. Use G.O.A.T. as a packet trick or you will learn a version of getting the cards into and out of a boxed deck. Use signed cards - no problem, you will learn that too. Lots of options, you choose.

To sum up, it is a very quick and easy trick with the gimmicks you will receive. With the minimal work you need to do to pull this off, you can spend most all your time perfecting the presentation. I have never seen so many options and versions of a trick available before. This is definitely a must buy.
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It takes a lot for anything to live up a 'the greatest' tout, and while I can't really say where this one falls on the -est scale I can say this is a spiffy and zippy transpo that is built to fool.

I don't have my gimmicks yet, but they look well made in the tutorial. The Nick Locapo-instructed 32 min video details handlings, options, etc - literally a whole lot more than just 'here is how you do it'. And depending on your skill level the chance to make this more complex exist. But not to worry if you are not a card wiz, because none of the moves are mindblowingly advance (dexterity-wise) and the whole routine goes by so rapdily it is almost like one quick handling from start to finish.

I am a sucker for a transposition, if for no other reason in that it always seems to generate stunned amazement from spectators.

Is this 'the greatest'? Beats me - but I do know it is fun, fast, and designed to fool.





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