This trick is so similar to torn. This is like an exact copy of it, as Daniel Garcia's version is a
lot more effective and more real.
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Mr. magi, I don't know why you don't like this, I'm only 13 and thought it would be really bad but
it was great. I had already purchased another torn and restored card before hand but it was...
well... lets just say bad. I watched how to do this effect and was pleased with it, It does not take
any dodgy gimmick and the card is FULLY examinable. If you have the patience to just sit down and
PRACTICE a lot, you could soon have it as good as Yves himself. Also, think about it, you say it is
easy to figure out eh? Then can YOU say that you could watch the demo video and tell how it was
done. This is not meant to cause any offence, just to question why you hate it so much, I thought it
was good. It is a bit angle sensative but not more so than any other T AND R routine. And "puzzle
card" can be done right in front of the spectator.
I only just purchased this today from a magic
shop in charring cross and only gave it four stars as, by the look of it, If you have not got the
patience to just sit down and practice a trick day and night, this may not be the trick for you.
However this is a great effect, add to cart now, thanks again Penguin.
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This is almost Daniel Garcia's Torn... But it's not as clean and, in my opinion, not worth the
money. If you have Torn, then you shouldn't need this.
Also, the DVD isn't as well done as
Torn. I've tried both for people and Torn gets a better response, since it's a more open view of the
card the whole time.
However... If you are as crazy as I am for different versions of
tricks... Especially if you wabt to create your own, then get this.
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1) Personally I needed a whole week of practice to get it perfect. Probably I am a dumb amataeur
magician, so I do not agree that this trick is easy to master.
2) I dont really like the
idea of asking the audience to sign just "half" of the card only rather than having a full
3) I dont like the last piece of card not being shown to the audience clearly.
4) However, despite all of the above, and after getting practice and performing it in front
of an audience, I got great feedback! Of course they all ask, where have the torn pieces gone?!!!
5) If you do the "Colour Fusion" effect after this one, then you'll create an even
greater effect !!
I was fortunate enough to pick up this on video on an auction site. Being from Canada, things in
the states are VERY pricey, so I bid and won it for a good price.
I was very pleased by
what I saw on the video. While Yves' english is not perfect, I was able to understand him fine, and
his interpreter just 'fine-tuned' things.
The video quality and sound and angle shots were
just fine. Every angle is covered very well. No guessing about any moves.
This is the
BEST handling for a Torn and Restored card I have personally played with, and I have played around
with several; the most previous being Reparation, which I do not like at all. Ripped & Restored is
just SO easy and goes SO smooth.
This routine looks SO close to Reformation, the Original
Masterpiece, and that's what attracted me to it. Little did I know the handling would be so much
easier, for an 'almost' identical illusion.
The only 'downfall', I don't like the 'final'
restoration, but then again, I don't like the 'final' restore of most T& R card effects I've seen or
played with. There just HAS to be a way to MORE MAGICALLY restore the final piece. Yves includes 2
other effects which are also fun, amazing and easy to do.
So, I love this effect, and
love the easy handling. I gave it 4 stars rather than 5, just because of the final restore. It's
almost perfect, but not quite. In the hands of a 'good entertainer' it is truly a masterpiece.
This DVD is WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over-priced! It shows you three restorations and two of them are way easy
to guess and get no reactions. The other one is great if you practice a lot. The DVD quality is
ok... oh yea, except for the guy teaching it can hardly speak english! They should sell just one of
these restorations on an instant download for much less. Listen to me and SERIOUSLY spend your money
somewhere else. Born to Perform Card Magic is GREAT! So is Stealing Pips. I cannot believe this
price matches the price of those other two DVDs. I was lucky and sold mine for less than half the
price, and now the guy hates me for letting him buy it. Anyways, unless you want to be disappointed,
don't purchase this DVD. Peace.
I have this and torched and restored, I think both of them are good. Torched and restored is easier
to do, but this one looks really cool. Each piece healed back to a full restoration!! I recommend
both of them for either pros or beginners, not that hard.
So Hi guys,
I saw this video 10 yaers ago I was suprised How the f.. do this. And from thet time
I collect the same trick. Torn and restored card. I have a lot of variations But this is the base.
You have to learn if you want to be a magician
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The effect is good but not that clean. I like the last routine where you make a "mistake." I was
very disappointed by this DVD.
The video lacks a rehearsed and polished look and feel. It
looks like this was the first time that they ran through teaching the routine.
If you want
to a torn and restored card go with Daniel Garcia's Torn. Basically a cleaner version of this
Order of Merlin (SAM - over 25 years performing)
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