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Nestor Hato by Jean-Luc Bertrand and David Stone (DVD) This is one of the smartest and simplest gimmicks that can be added to any deck of cards.
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Obvious Gimmick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 15th, 2009
This gimmick is far from original, but the ideas on using it are wonderful. The new ideas with this gimmick are incredible . . . but as is, this is one of those that looks best on video or stage. Still, my objections can be overcome.2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
1) The gimmick is bulky, but it alone is not a huge issue. Some trimming can be done to make it a bit thinner, along with basic card handling and mis-direction.
2) The gimmick supplied has glue that leaked on the edges of the card. You can't see the glue when the gimmick is brand new, but the glue picks up dirt fast, and makes a very visible line in the otherwise clean deck. Thankfully you can hand-assemble new gimmicks where this doesn't happen.
All in all, if you make your own gimmick carefully, this can be a lot of fun. My 3 stars is because the gimmick provided SHOULD have been designed a little better (which would mean more work per gimmick) for the price, and instructions on how to make the improvements should have been there.
As for not having verbal instructions, I think they did a wonderful job of demonstrating it, and these were not needed by me.
This gimmick is easy to use - assuming you have basic card handling skills.
Nestorizer Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 11th, 2012
This is a simple but excellent gimmick! I use it all the time to my friends and they have no explanation for it. The teaching is silent but isnt bad at all. I absolutely love this product. The DVD also has some great ace productions. It also shows you how to make you own gimmick which is a very good addition. I would definately reccomends this for a card magician.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Simple,Ingenious Gimmick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2011
I like this.Nestor tells you how to make a new gimmick if yours breaks.There are some great tricks like touch.He even teaches you his version of the coin matrix.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Some of my favorite effects are
NTDs: this is a great haunted daeck down under a bowl.Rating: 9/10 Difficulty 3/10.
Blind Date:In this trick you have 2 cards selected,trying to get a pair. You fail, and immediatly change them into a pair.
Rating:8/10 Difficulty 7/10.
Touch:My final favorite effect on the DVD.A spectator touches 4 cards, being the 4 aces.Rating:8.5/10 Difficulty5/10
There are more effects and flourishes producing 4 aces on the DVD.
Pros:Learn how to make new gimmick,
Not very original,
Nestor is French so no speaking in explanation,
Gimmick separates a little bit, but is nothing double-sided tape can't solve.
Do yourself a favor and buy it.You'll use it and comes with some great ace productions and a version of the coin matrix.
Mixed feelings. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
I like this dvd but, I have mixed feelings about the gimmick. The instructions for the effects are performed silently and are very thorough. However, the gimmick is a little bulky and would call attention to itself. There are plenty of great routines on this dvd that don't use the gimmick that are worth learning and if you are intent on using the gimmick he does teach you how to build more.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Very Good Video. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
I have used it and amazed people with it it's very good because you get a lot of use on the gimmick. Tricks like RIsing Card, Haunted Deck (Variation), Color Card Change, Card Productions, Card Jump. Very versatile and on top there's other sleight of hand tricks with cards. The best part is that it shows you how to make your own Nestorizer's so that's a plus.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Nice! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
As others have said the video demo does sort of lead you astray as to what the DVD actually teaches you, but that aside there are some really good sleights on this DVD. I like the haunted card effects a lot and I like the shooting card too but I actually found the sleights to be the highlight of this DVD. There is a tremendous ace production on the DVD which is a very visual production and one that I have no adopted.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Hato Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2012
I give big praise to anything that David is afilliated with...he does such excellent percise work... the craft is so clever all you need is a little practice... not much dialog... the magic speaks for itself.... Thanks for the chance to brag on him..
not bad Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 15th, 2012
I'm not overly impressed, but the gimmick allows for a very nice rising card and spook deck without having to ditch any props or add anything to the deck. It does look virtually invisible to look for, and with work can spread the cards and handle them completely normally. All and all a good gimmick to add to any magicians repatoire, although not for everyone.
Disappointed Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I was sadly disappointed by this product. After watching the advertisement, I was sure this was a product I really wanted and it would justify the cost. After receiving it though, I am less than impressed. Firstly, the gimmick did not function properly and I cannot explain why without giving anything away. I also found the lack of verbal instruction very frustrating because it meant that I had to constantly pause and rewind so that I could re-watch and practice things myself. It's not that it's a bad product - it just didn't function how I expected it to and the teaching did not meet my needs.
the gimmick is not obvious Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 10th, 2009
the gimmick is incredible. it is well hidden and you can even make your own. but the down side is that it is way over priced. you can make one for under five dollars. that's why it didn't get the full five. another reason why is hato speaks french so he is never explaining everything to you. but the instructions are very clear.
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