Here is part two of my review of tricks that will get you paid by gary norsigian. I would say that
this dvd is somewhat better than the first one. it has a couple of great tricks in it
back card 3/4 Gary is obviously very good at his sleights and can perform fluently without issue. He
puts great detail and a lot of work into sound in this particular effect. He performs this in the
penguin studio as well as in his stand up show in vegas for a live audience (What, we arnt live?)the
effect is basically a card replaced in the deck, then it invisibly (or very fast mind you) the card
jumps out of the deck and into your hands a few times. there are times when the card is wrong but
you change the card. then the last time the card does not come out and your hands come alive and it
shoots out, spinning to your hands. receives a standing ovation. one of his repuation makers. The
method is very difficult. it requires palming a LOT of cards so if you can get around that then it
is great. I changed this routine to fit me and my needs and I do it all the time. Great trick!
Invisible plalm meets phoenex aces 3/4 Again, This is a very hard thing to do and requires a lot
of palming and sleeving. basically the effect is done by producing 4 aces then they change to
queens, then they vanish one by one in the invisible palm manner and then you produce them again,
the last time looks almost like lee ashers thunderbird but better. This is a fun one to watch and he
gets people really freaking out over this one. It is basically the invisible palm but without the
table which I think is really nice.
Chop cup 2/4 He admits that this isnt even his routine
in the DVD. I didnt like it though. it is really short and boring. ok I put the ball in my pocket,
ok its under the cup. ball in pocket, under cup, ball in pocket, under cup blah blah blah blah
blah. Thats basically what it is. Then he gives this ridiculous explanation of it which was pretty
stupid. and for the finale a baseball appears under the cup which they dont seem surprised at. I
didnt like it.
Coins through the table 3/4 his performance was very stiff durring it. He
teaches it very well though. but when he does each of the moves he kind of grunts like hes having
trouble doing it. It is a very pretty trick though and I really enjoyed it. one of my favorite coin
throught able effects. in the beggining he produces 4 coins which really doesent look good at all
though. he produces the first two then he shakes them, nothing happens, and then the coins are
there. I would rather omit that in my performance. but what was funny was that durring the
performance he had a gun on the table haha. you will understand in a minute. so good effect over
revised evapor-ace-tion 2/4 I liked the idea but it seemed like he put it in here to
just fill up the dvd some more. you need a card box and you need to know some pretty heavy sleights
which can be very difficult for a lot of people. basically he takes the 4 aces and then one by one
makes them vanish. with a cut of the cards he produces 2 of the black aces, then he catches you off
guard and changes them to red aces, then a card goes to the box which was examiend at the beggining,
then the last ace comes flying out of the deck. durring the performance he was very stiff with this
last phase. he grunted a bit and couldnt complete the cut or the fly out.
The gun trick
4/4 oh boy. this was my favorite routine out of the whole 2 dvd set. I think it was more of a joke
but he gives a lot of inspirations behind the effect. basically he tells a story of him being at an
airport and he pulls out this little gun, does a bad finger palm vanish, makes it vanish, and appear
up the sleeve,makes it go through the body, then makes it vanish and appear in the other hand. then
he says that once he has policemen running at him with M16s, he says WAIT A MINUTE! its not a gun,
ITS A KNIFE! and produces a knife from his bare hands. it was a very good trick but if I were to do
it I would do it with maybe a coin or something. you can even put this into your snap back card
routine but with the one card for a warmup. good routine. what was funny was that he gives a big
detailed explanation on the kinds of guns to use haha. good trick!
4 ace productions 3/4 I
believe I have seen something similar to this routine before. I cant remember when. It kind of
reminds me of the spring change from generation extreme. basically it is shuffled and cut by a
spactator, then you spring the cards and an ace is visually produced from the spring. you do it 3
more times. then you can go into revised evaporacion or the invisible palm also tought on this dvd.
not my fault 4/4 there is one thing I dont like about his performance of it. int he studio
performance, he uses 4 cards from a regular deck. basically he puts one card away in his pocket
after a spectator mentally thought of one. they name the card and u pull out from your pocket, there
card. this is done a few more times. Then he goes into the propped version of the trick. This was
not a great idea. He says somehting like on these cards I have excuses durring a court hearing. I
have childhood poverty, high on dugs, shot somebody, god told me to do it. I would never do this
because god forbid my spectator actually was one of these they might get offended by it. but he says
that you can use other things. I have been playing with it latelly. it uses a very hard move I cant
do but I omit that and replaced it. very nice trick. the teaching is fast but watch it over and over
again a few times and you will realize how easy it is and you will most likelly get it.
Uncle Garys virus 2/4 My rating is a bit unfair. this is nothing more than a quick 5 minute
manipulation act with cards but without the backpalming. dont learn this effect until everything
from the dvd is mastered! this uses pretty much every sleight learned in the dvds all together.
there is palming, tenkaiing, sleeving, copping ect. basically you produce a bunch of cards. Im not
into this effect because i cant palm or sleeve due to my jacket size. and im not into manipulations.
Ok so that is my review for the DVDs. You can buy these for physical dvd or dvd download
here at penguin. I think that they both have an equal balance of close up tricks, restaurant tricks,
and platform tricks. if you like prop tricks and dont like to carry a big big case with you and
would like to carry a show in just your pcokets, then get volume 2. if you like card tricks and
would like to spend a reasonable amount of time practicing, then get volume 1. If you like the
classics in magic and would like to support a great magician, get them both