As has become the "norm" in the magic industry, trailers for magic tricks are highly-produced and
highly-edited clips that give the sense of an effect without actually showing you the full
Sadly, when I received the effect, I understood why. The full-length
presentation (provided in the tutorial) is painful to watch. The handling is completely unnatural.
I lost count of the number of "moves" that have no motivation at all (other than making the trick
work). And, even then, the performance was still highly edited.
I'm giving it 2 stars
because the actual physical objects you receive are well-made and well-designed. Unfortunately,
mine will likely stay in a box with countless other unused magic tricks that turned out to be
grossly different from what was presented before the sale.
Maybe I'm naive but I expected
more with Paul Harris' name on it. Disappointing to say the least.
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I just posted an in-depth review of Deep Clear!
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Often, I buy things like this because of the hype and then get it, only to realize that I could
never really do it professionally. It is aimed more at the person who wants to fool his friends at
I am glad to say that this is not one of those routines. This is a real worker that
could be done a number of times a night at a gig.
One thing to realize is that words, plucked
from the mind of a spectator, is a really powerful effect. I once had a person cry because I had
predicted someone who was very close to her. This moves beyond a trick and becomes an emotional
experience, especially if the word really means something to them.
The effect requires no
difficult moves and is virtually foolproof. I am very thankful that I bought this and I will be
using it at paying gigs. That, after all, is the ultimate question; would you do it for important
clients? I would and will.
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As a fan of a lot of Paul Harris' effects, I bought this effect based upon the trailer, which shows
an astonishing, almost impossible reveal.
In actuality, the trailer omits most of the
moves that are necessary to pull this off. Quite frankly, most of the moves are quite unnatural and
lack proper motivation, and--if performed as explained in the tutorial--should be quite easy for
even a layperson to bust.
The biggest omission from the tutorial is that the whole kicker
is couched inside a fairly bland "pick a card" routine that doesn't really feel connected to the
That said, it's not all bad. The gimmick is clever and well-constructed, and it
has the potential to be a real stunning reveal with a little work. You also get a lot of video and
printed material for this effect.
Contrary to what is suggested in the video, I do not
think this is strong enough to be performed as a stand-alone effect or as a closer by itself. Maybe
the kicker would have more impact if you ask someone to pick a word, do the pick-a-card routine,
insert some other effects in between, and then, as almost an afterthought, go back to the wallet
that's been sitting in full view throughout, and deliver the big reveal.
All in all, the
gimmick has potential if you're creative, but expect to put a little work into making it your own
before adding it to your routine.
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This will become my ending trick forever, great explanation video...
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I've always considered Paul Harris to be the Andy Warhol of close up magic creations. They're both a
little aloof, a tad eccentric and both artist are extremely talented. I have to agree with a couple
of the reviewers, the gimmick is outstanding but the routine provided is dreadful. I don't much care
for having to juggle several cards around while I'm only searching for one! The gimmick is the
saving grace for this one. Andy isn't with us anymore but we can still enjoy and learn from Mr.
Harris's work. I do believe that the price point on this is appropriate, but a better handling would
do it justice....
In the demo for this trick they do cut- a -ways. So it looks like the wallet does not get touched
until the reveal. Not...But in the description it does read one touch and done and that is correct.
Some ppl may have trouble with the first part of this trick and for that I say just be creative and
come up with your own input.The explanation video is well thought and I believe you get to see the
hands of Paul Harris.I will be performing this one on Friday at a party and it will be on my YouTube
page by Monday@ Dopemagic so be sure to watch.
i disagree with some of the neg remarks. i found the trick fun for me as well as the people gathered
around. i always play it kind of the bumbling magic guy. i drop cards make jokes but at end the
people are rooting for me to succeed. this works right into my style. love it..
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