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Anthony Miller's Colossal Blizzard with Oz Pearlman (DVD) A spectator names one card in the deck... and THAT'S the ONLY card in the deck. The rest are BLANK! No deck switch. Totally self-contained. Highly recommended!
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We all LOVE the type of magic tricks where the hardest thing about performing them is keeping that SMUG look off our faces. In other words, the exact OPPOSITE of nervousness ;)
Setup requires a regular deck and a blank face deck of the same brand (not included)
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 31)7 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
Colossal Blizzard Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Effect- A card is selected through a process and taken out of the deck. All of the other cards are shown to be blank except for their thought of card.
I will have to admit that I was a slight bit disappointed with the method. With that said, it still fooled me. This uses a very old principle that you already know (some may be scared to use it), but applied and dressed up in a way that not many people would pick up on, even a few magicians. It isn't as clean as the ad makes it sound, but it still appears super fair to the spectator and looks legit to them. It's extremely easy to perform, but you can't have anyone behind you which may be a problem in some cases, but easily managed.
The DVD is very well produced and attractive. No complaints. Oz Pearlman is a great teacher and lets you in on the subtleties that make this more convincing to the spectators. There are 2 variations taught which are the basic handling and the advanced handling by Luke Jermay. I saw flaws in both so I combined them both so that they made more sense (you had to remove cards which was a drag) and eliminated a lot of procedure. There are also a ton of performances throughout the DVD and while I applaud the effort, Oz is a very bad performer. A problem with DVDs and younger magicians is that they'll copy the performers directly. Oz is very technically skilled, but his acting and presentation is weak in my opinion.
Overall, this is a solid product and I recommend it.
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There is just no explanation for spectators Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 11th, 2010
This is a really strong trick. Its not so good walk around but if you are doing a show it really hits them between the eyes. A tip is to do a trick with a normal pack of cards first. Have the cards be shuffled by the spectator. Then do something else like spongeballs. Come out with this trick and nail em. Its really easy to learn and theres not that much practice. I got this as a bonus from penguin and was really surprised about how amazing it is. I would definitely buy this.
Decent. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
This is pretty amazing, and from a spectator's point of view it's mindboggling. So long as you don't mind carrying around a gimmicked deck in your pocket then there's no reason you shouldn't go for this!
The tuition is clear and very detailed, although ultimately the effect is pretty easy to do which is great because it lets you focus on performance!
Not bad Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 7th, 2009
This is a great effect, but make sure you choose your audience wisely, i tried it on two persons today and they wanted to take the deck and go thru it themselves, not good..
technique is good and it plays big, im not sure if ill add it to my act simply because i dont see it being a good opener, and you can only do that one trick with the deck.
other than that i think ill keep trying it on ramdom people and see how it goes..
overall i cant complain, Oz is a great teacher and it wasnt expensive..
Pretty good Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2008
Its a great concept, one of the greatest concepts in card magic - a spectator names a card and it is the only card in the deck that appears different from all the others.
If you want the most direct, hard hitting version of this concept just stick with the invisible deck.
This is a great trick, but I would never use this AND the invisible deck in the same routine. And I would never replace this trick with the invisible deck because this effect isn't near as direct and straight forward as the invisible deck.
It's not that this is a bad effect, its just that there is another effect out there that uses the same concept, but plays much stronger.
Not For Me Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2014
Oz does a Good job Performing & Teaching. I wish you had put the whole performance on the Video. I would have known not to buy. I'm sticking with the Original Blizzard. On the bright side... I only lost $4.95! For that price... it was worth trying!
Very nice Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 24th, 2008
Very nice idea but I loved the original blizzard more. You can`t pass out for examination.
I don't love the handling.
Worth Getting If You Have $$$ Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2009
This a 20 dollar trick. If you have 20 dollars, and are looking for an effect like this than you should definitely get it.
-easy to do
-deck can be shuffled (YES, I always do tricks with normal cards, take out my sponges, then come out with my blizzard deck, shuffle it, and then start).
- Advanced handling thats not that advanced, just a bit different
-Although the cards are real they cannot be examined (most can, but you cant hand the deck out)
-Have to carry it around only for one trick
GET IT IF YOU HAVE MONEY ITS GREAT
Very informative & practical Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 14th, 2015
I don't have the "special" deck to prep this, so would be nice if
there was some note saying I needed this.
Usually, Penguin will indicate "Gimmick included" but in this case, I had to watch the video to find out that I needed to get a "special" deck.
Apart from that, very good.
I really like it! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2014
A blizzard type of effect where I don't have to do a deck switch or drag around extra props like the cooler. Very subtle and deceptive. Nice thinking and Oz is a great teacher. The deck ends up being a one trick deck of cards, but its a killer and worth it. I will be using this one!
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