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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.
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.
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.
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.
fantastic idea that ends dirty Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 26th, 2010
Incredibly thought through gimmick and you do end up with a product that does everything that the video shows. It IS quite astonishing actually.
With that said, it ends really dirty (you can't just hand it out afterwards) and you need a bit of cover-up to than hand out a decoy. Still all in all it is a great trick. You have to put a bit of work into building the product but after the first couple builds you can put together one in a matter of 5 min.
One practical thought:
1. If you are a roving magician, build a few DIFFERENT gimmicks that you have in card sleeves to reset your deck with. You have 12 good choices to work with. I built two and was able to do two back to back performances for the same group which made it even more remarkable.
The joke shared in the beginning of the routine is fantastic, it ALONE is worth the price of the DVD. And besides, who in the world has a stuffed beaver in their living room?
Visually Epic! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 12th, 2010
Honestly, yeah you end dirty but the ride there looks so clean and visual you could EASILY pull this off and if your thinking really tough card manipulation then think again it's very simple, effective, and with nice creative applications even..... EPIC!
TnR Reveiw Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 31st, 2010
This is THE most visual T&R you'll ever see on the market,I suggest you getting it.
Yes,you end dirty at the end but don't 50% of the tricks do? don't worry there is a way to clean in it up in matter of seconds and nobody will notice.
Another thing is get ready to spend approx 15 - 30 mins on making the gimmick the first time,you have to be very precise or else it won't look good.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 13th, 2011
ok this is a cool trick what you see is what you get a kick ass trick but my god i took me over an hour to make the gimmick im not joking i was so stressed by the time i had made it that i didnt want to perform it but i did anyway and my gimmick fell apart lucky it wasnt in a live situation i just dont have the patients to make this gimmick everytime i think once for my youtube channel then thats it cool trick tho with a killer ending
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