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Stand Up Monte by Garrett Thomas (DVD + Gimmick) A hyper-deceptive, ultra-refined, multi-phase routine. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2011
I love this trick, it is very easy to perform and it's highly deceptive.11 of 13 magicians found this helpful.
even if you know how the trick is done, you can still be fooled, one of my spectators actually thought he figured it out once, and he was correct, but just by doing the trick I could prove him wrong.
I carry this trick with me everywhere, perform it daily, and it has never let me down and I never get bored with it.
a must have for every magician.
Amazing! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 3rd, 2011
This is definitely one of my new favorite tricks! I used to do color monte but this has replaced it! its great for table magic or for strolling. Garrett's teaching is incredible and the video quality is outstanding.4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
My only downfall was some spectators might be nosey and want to look at all the cards at the end but they are not 100% examinable. But I added a 3 card switch at the end of my monte so then I hand all cards to the spectators and it works great!
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Must Have Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2011
This is an incredibly fun-to-do, fun-to-perform trick with a solid premise and beautiful structure. It's a reaction machine and a great worker for everyone, including walk-around since it's all in the hands. Garrett is a great teacher and you'll learn all the necessary moves without trouble. A sure fire buy.4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 18th, 2011
I stopped doing gimmicked card tricks a while ago but this is a beautiful trick that is easy to carry around but packs a big punch (not to mention little sleight of hand needed). Though the cards are not examinable, the trick is brilliantly worked so the spectators never think to examine the cards. This is an easy trick to keep in your pocket next to your card case and will be your go-to trick. Add to cart + get overnight shipping. You won't regret it.3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Best trick I know Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 5th, 2011
I like the monte card tricks and when I watched the performance of Garrett's I was just baffled.2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
I bought a couple of weeks ago and here are my thoughts on it:
Packaging: It comes on a cardboard casing, which does protect everything, so you don't have to worry about your gimmicks getting bent on their way to you, but I would prefer a plastic DVD case, because I do think that the way you store the DVD in this will eventually scratch and ruin it.
Gimmicks: They are the quality you'd expect. I got mandolin backs, but you can use your own Bicycle or Tally-Ho cards if you prefer.
DVD content quality: Great. Both over-the-shoulder and from the front teaching and great image quality too. First you watch two full performances, then Garrett goes over every detail of the routine, and as he explains each sequence and move, that part of the real-world performance is shown.
Difficulty: Easy. If you can handle cards, you can do it.
Effect: I fool myself doing it to the mirror. It is that good.
All in all: Just buy it already. These were the best I have ever spent.
Stand Up Monte Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 24th, 2012
A great routine with the classic scam. I believe you can throw some Scottie York moves in there too. Takes much practice learning with the DVD only because Garrett tends to backtrack a few times rather than go through the whole routine slowly. It got confusing so I took some streamlined notes to practice with. Excellent stuff, though.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Great Routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2011
This has become one of my favorite close-up/walk around routines to do. People really like the "buyer beware" aspects of the presentation I use (I'm trying to keep them from being ripped off by showing how easy it is to be deceived). The instruction on the DVD is complete and the gimmick can be easily replaced if worn out (which I'm sure to do with how much I've been doing this one). Garrett shows several performances with varying patter to allow you ideas to construct your own style of presentation. The sleights are very easy to learn and perform. This one is definitely a keeper!1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
This is a KILLER routine Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 2nd, 2012
This is a real magician fooler. In fact, I never laughed so hard, but I was laughing along with the audience. How is this guy doing this? One effect right after another and his patter seemed to make so much sense. He sets you up and you swear that you saw the money card and know where it is at, but discover its totally somewhere else. It all happens before your very eyes or, better yet, right in the spectators hands.1 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Yes, this may take a little practice to master, but thats a good thing. It weeds out those who want instant gratification without wanting to practice, so your performance will stand out in the crowds. The good thing is that these gimmicks are easily accessible if you want to perform this routine using different cards. Garrett gives you a cleanup method that is easy and works just in case someone wants to see the cards. Once you learn the concept, this will be a routine you will perform all the time. If you want something that makes people laugh and say, how the heck did he/she do that?, then buy it. It is worth every dollar!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2011
good trick but the cards are worn out by the time you learn all the moves. they should at least include extra gaffs1 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
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This is a very powerful performance Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 17th, 2016
This is a very powerful performance for your friends that leaves them with their mind blown.
I'm not a strong performer but this has boosted my confidence level by a lot.
It took about an hour to learn, another hour to get smoother, and an hour of practicing dialogue etc.
I highly suggest this. You won't be disappointed.
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