I bought Twisted Sisters like 5 years ago when I first got into magic, and it instantly became one
of my favorite tricks. However, I didn't really perform it much because it was gaffed and I don't
like carrying around stuff with me especially if it can't be examined. So Twisted Sisters went into
the magic junk drawer.
(fast forward 4 years)
John Bannon has done what magicians were
waiting years for - create a version of Twisted Sisters that is examinable.
Effect: Same exact as Twisted Sis. but with aces.
Slights: Only one slight
is used, and it's a slight that every magician knows (and if they don't - John teaches it in depth).
Difficulty: The hardest part is remembering the patter. You are gonna have to remember some
patter, but it's quite simple to remember.
Practicality: EXTREMELY practical. You can so this
trick for close-up, walkaround, and stage (if you have a projector bec. the cards are small - but
you can always use jumbo cards).
Set UP/Reset : 3 seconds each.
Reactions: Worth a LOT more
DVD: Very well made. And you get an AWESOME bonus effect which kills people!
Conclusion: If you don't have Duplicity, buy it. NOW. You won't regret it.
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I reckon this is worth the 11.25. It is a one routine item, but there are some helpful, subtle
insights into the way JB presents "guiding" the spectator so that it all looks like free choices.
(Unlike Twisted Sisters, this set of cards isn't gaffed and can be examined). Also, he gives some
helpful insights into the basic sleight and explains why different handlings fit different
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I was amazed by the video and when I got the package and saw how it was done I was almost
disappointed by its sheer simplicity, but then became even more awestruck by its total deviousness.
By the way the bonus trick that comes on the CD is quite strong as well--I was expecting something a
bit more "throwaway" but it is a quality trick and both will leave your audiences scratching their
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love it its like the b wave but 10 times beter they can examin all of it, you end up clean and easy
to do. but be careful how you word it ....follow the dvd and youll have no problem you will love
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Essentially the effect of Duplicity and Twisted Sisters is the same. But Duplicity is gimmickless.
Instead it uses a simple principle in mentalism. It does require more scripting but it's not
difficult. I have both effects and it depends on the setting to decide which one is suitable.
Overall, if you like Twisted Sisters but don't want to use gimmicks, get this.
Easy handling and fast to learn. I Practiced one evening and was performance ready by the next day.
It should be noted that I am considered a beginner in magic with decent skills. I love that fact
that you end completely clean with this trick. Has a nice build up of surprises as you reach the
climax of the trick. The instructional video is nice and clear and even includes a bonus trick.
Unlike Twisted Sisters, there are NO gaffs. Just regular cards and some brilliant wording. This is
mentalism at its finest!
This is a elegant magicians effect...it has class. Its simple, short, sweet...brilliant. Cards are
examinable. Enough said. Add this one to your collection.
John Bannon have never failed us, this trick is so simple yet so strong. Very easy to perform, no
sleights of hand is needed, end clean and everything is examinable(this is what beat twisted
sister). The price is way too low for this gem in my opinion.
Simply a great effect that is easy to learn and will astonish people of all ages on the street or on
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