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A restoration. A reparation. A transformation. Just when you think the effect is over-- it hasn't even begun. A signature effect of International FISM winner Mathieu Bich for half a decade, this is a trick that defines visual magic. The restoration is a masterpiece of aesthetic perfection and technical fluidity. But what happens next will turn your mind inside out.
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Meh... Dirty with nowhere to go? Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2011
Sorry to disagree with all the posts below.
This ended up in my lap from another location.
TnR is great on film. That said... there many Torn and Restored Card Routines out there that end up less dirty and are inspectable right away (Daniel Garcia TORN for one).
If you're doing a "stand back" set where nobody's really around you then yes, this would be great.
In the vid it mentions that this was David Copperfield's Torn Ascunder (or maybe a mix up during Chris' discussion), but I don't think so. From what I've researched David's Torn Ascunder was by David Williamson and has not been sold or shared for many years.
Let's just say you don't have the time to master other Torn and Restored Cards, yes, this is perfect for you. It takes a months practice and you're able to learn Yigel's or Daniels and you have a decently clean ending with immediate inspection (AND the card is signed).
Unfortunately I disagree with those saying this is THE BEST out there. Even my GF saw the intro video (just to mention I share NONE of the secrets to my illusions with her) and she picked up on the fact that each time he brought a piece up it appeared there was something behind it holding it in place due to the fact that he'd release the opposite section.
Why end dirty when you can end cleanly with 29 days more practice (not counting the day to create one or more of these gimmicks... it doesn't take the ENTIRE day, but I'm not counting that day in particular)? Kind of sucks being in one place with NOWHERE to go and NOWHERE to hide anything and NOWHERE to turn. On Film, yes, great, on TV, yes, great, but how many of you perform on TV or FILM only right now? Please post a video where any of you have this in a public location or at a party performing it and show your ending... that would really be a treat.
Plus, NOT ONCE do they show a performance in front of an audience with this (not even on the intro vid).
Personally I love it but... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 22nd, 2010
This is a really clever effect and I love playing with the gimmick but I can only give it 4 stars. This one is more of an academic exercise IMHO. 1st. It is angle dependant...120 degrees I'd say. 2nd. It could be a worker but you would have to "work" to make it so. Basically if you are well organized, experienced, and like the effect enough you can find a way to work this into a walk around set, but the set up is such that, if you are new to magic or are not terrible organized, this could be a one trick pony. 3rd. Making the gimmick will require cards with high quality control. Until USPCC settles into it's new plant and gets things under control you may have to resort to using expensive cards for a torn and restored effect. Not very cost effective!
Those are a lot of "buts", but this is indeed a fantastically visual TNR and it has one of the most clever gimmicks I have ever seen. Even though I have hardly ever performed with it I really enjoyed this one and it has given me plenty of ideas that I have applied to other effects and gimmicks. I'd recommend it for TNR fans and anyone who just loves clever gimmicks.
Great but... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 21st, 2010
The effect is beautiful, the gimmick is fantastic (you make your own). It looks EXACTLY like it does in the video. The card changes from Ace to King after showing each piece of the Ace one by one when restoring it.
The method is genius. Even if you never perform this, just knowing the method was well worth the purchase price of this DVD.
I gave it one less star because it's not practical for the strolling performer. If you want to do it a couple times a night, sure. I'm looking for something that resets almost instantly, or is easy to carry around and perform on a moments notice.
Just Not Practical Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 28th, 2010
Okay, I will say this is a cool effect. The gimmick (which you have to make yourself) is very clever. I even like the way it looks BUT its just not practical. The set up required does not justify the effect and on top of that you do not end clean. Im sure someone more creative than I could figure out a way to work this into a normal routine but for me its just not a practical trick.
Ehh... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 23rd, 2010
This is a great effect. The method is something that no regular human being would think of. It really does look as good as the preview. But it ends really dirty and needs some work to clean up. But if you don't mind all that and the angles being pretty iffy, then go for it. I would say that if you're on the fence about it to go for it just because of the method.
Overall I think it is a great effect and truly unique but it just isn't for me.
Not a bad effect Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 21st, 2010
I must say the effect is very easy and breathtaking. It's a bit angle sensitive (not a lot) and you can't hand the card out for immediate inspection like some other tricks, so there's a bit of a tradeoff, but in my mind it's worth it. As with anything, you'll want to practice the nuances of this, especially ditching the gimmick, quite a bit before performing. While this is an easy effect, doing it for a live audience is hard because everybody will want to see the card right away. Get a good card switch down and you'll be good to go.
Garbage Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2014
Don't waste your money! This is only good for a video and no good for the real world. If you can afford to waste money, then purchase this effect. It sucks!
LOVE THIS GIMMICK Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 1st, 2014
HEY FELLOW MAGICIANS, DON'T BE DISMAYED BY
SOME OF THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS FOR THIS TRICK.
IT'S AN AWESOME GIMMICK THAT MAY TAKE PATIENCE
TO CONSTRUCT THE FIRST TIME, BUT HANG IN THERE
YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DO IT EASIER THE NEXT TIME OR
TWO AROUND & IN LESS TIME. ONCE YOU PRACTICE IN
FRONT OF A MIRROR & GET IT ANGLE PROOF, YOU'LL
LOVE THIS GIMMICK & AMAZEMENT OF YOUR SPECTATORS!
I ALSO SUGGEST USING A RISING DECK AT THE END OF
THE RESTORATION TO HAND IT OUT FOR EXAMINATION THUS
ENDING PERFECTLY CLEAN. NOTHING DIRTY AND GREAT WAY
TO KEEP THE MAGIC EVEN MORE AMAZING. THE REASON FOR
4 STARS IS DIFFICULTY IN CONSTRUCTION & SUPPLIES.
Phenomenal trick that ends dirty Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 14th, 2014
I personally love this trick you spend around 15 minutes making a RE-USABLE gimmick that will last as long as you want but can be easily remade or fixed. The effect itself gets fantastic reactions but is angle sensitive and does end dirty so depends on your genre of work and were you plan on performing this trick.
I don't like it... I LOVE it! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 8th, 2014
I honestly don't know why there are so many bad reviews, I personally think this effect is genious!
The gimmick is great, it might take you about 30 minutes to make the few first gimmicks, but after few times, you will be able to make one in 5 minutes or less!
The reactions you get from this are incredible!
Chris Kenner explains this trick very well.. And after pracicing this effect, you will be able to blow minds in no time!
What are you waiting for? But it now!
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