I like the trick and it's a good idea, but the gimmick is very poor :-(
It is the colour of the
front of the cards that are very grey or beige. It is so bad that you can not fool anyone to believe
that it is the same card, that they were holding before. So it is worthless and you can't use it and
it doesn't deserve the one star.
Even on the demonstration I noticed the difference when
Sankey puts a normal card in between the false ones.
You get two sets and the other one is
even worse. I don't understand how he can make such bad gimmicks. They are unusable and you see it
right away. The back of the cards are perfect and that should be the hardest to duplicate. But
duplicating a single white colour apparently is very very difficult...
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First of all, if you watch the DVD you can easily see how powerful of an effect this is. It's a very
original effect and one that I fell in love with immediately. If you're comfortable with using gaffs
and gimmicked cards, there's really no reason not to include this in your repertoire.
only negative thing I can say about it is that the gimmicks you get aren't quite up to the quality
I've come to expect from other items I've bought on Penguin's website. The description states that
they are specially printed Bicycle playing cards, which simply is not true. They are a gimmick
printed to look like Bicycle playing cards, but they are not on Bicycle card stock, the ink (at
least on the blue ones I received) was slightly off color on the back (very slightly), and they lack
the "Air Cushion Finish" that Bikes have. Most people won't notice the difference, but some might.
That being said, if you use the presentation where you claim it is a manufacturing error that the
cards were not cut apart from each other, just add in a bit about them not being finished and you'll
have a convincer for those who might otherwise notice.
Would have easily been five stars if
the gimmick was higher quality, but it's still a great trick with the gimmicks as is.
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The effect looks exactly like the trailer video!
BUT (And its a BIG BUT)
The gaff cards
are just printed on shiny cardboard, NOT bicycle stock, NOT cushion finish...Cardboard. PLUS, the
card back color is slightly off regular cards.
Does it ruin this? NO, most keep laymen from
noticing the slight discrepancy (with a little management)
IF the effect is going to be
made up with cardboard gaffs, then at least include BOTH "Red" AND "Blue" sets OR a couple
sets...because the cheap gaffs will wear quickly for $25!
RECOMMENDED? YES...for the
routining. Make your own gaffs by buying uncut sheets of Bicycle cards and cut out yours! use a
regular card, trace the edges and cut out carefully with a craft knife and straight edge. THEN, you
can make up multiple sets with different cards too!
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I purchased this effect on Coolbox. It was a steal for such amazing effect. I have literally had
everyone take pictures of the cards and they have examined the cards every time. Their eyes were in
awe because they see cards not are not joined just a second ago and now they are together. One of
the best purchases I've made. You don't need any other sandwich effects if you have this one I
promise you. As always Jay is super personable. Breaks the trick down in every step. Learn it love
it live it. Part of my repertoire in pretty much every performance. Wish I've gotten this earlier!
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Great trick by Sankey. There are alternate handlings to all his routines that he shows on the DVD,
it's easy to set up, and fun to play around with. People can examine the gimmick as closely as they
like and it always makes people smile.
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It's by Jay Sankey..need I say more? 9 out of 10 Sankey effects deserve 5 stars. YOU will like this
WGF Cape Coral, Florida
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