It doesn't include gimmick. You have to make your own. But it is not difficult. Within 30 minutes
you will make your own gimmick.
First, the good thing about this trick is that it's visual and
you can use it for the opener of your card magic act. But there is some disadvantages. The
handling is little bit difficult as I said on the title. It has to be precise and needs some
practice. The best way to practice this is to look at the mirror and practice it. Oh and I don't
recommend this to people who have small hands. And please know that you cannot hand the cards or
deck to the spectator.
Anyway my final opinion is, you need to practice and you will get a
Hope this helped you guys~~~~
20 of 21 magicians found this helpful.
First of, this is a fantastic visual opener/closer. The only issue I have with it is it isn't very
small hand friendly. Don't get me wrong, I found a way to make it work for me even with small hands
but it isn't easy. You will have to find a slightly altered handling that works for you if you have
small hands. Aside from this, it is a easy to make gimmick and it is extremely durable. With
practice, the effect is nearly undetectable and highly visual. I've gotten great reactions out of it
10 of 10 magicians found this helpful.
Every time I watch the demo of this effect, I think this is hands down one of the coolest effects
I've ever seen with cards. Unfortunately, the deck is collecting dust on my shelf because of all its
flaws. For starters, when anyone buys a magic trick, the first thing you can't wait to do is unpack
it and try it out. So I hate... did I mention HATE? ... any trick where you have to spend the next
hour creating your own gimmick after seeking out arts & crafts utensils to do so. Geez, at least
give us the option to spend a little more money for the effect with the gimmick included. I would
gladly pay more for a working routine. It's like buying a new car and then finding an instruction
manual upon receipt on how to build a key so you can drive it! Ok, enough about this gripe.
The more legitimate downside to this trick is in its flaws. It is very angle sensitive,
obviously can't be examined before or afterwards, and requires tons of practice to get it right.
They say practice makes perfect. Well if this is true and you're willing to put in the time to build
the gimmick and perfect the routine, you will admittedly have a incredible gem in your act because I
can assure you that there won't be many other magicians out there doing this for all the reasons I
8 of 8 magicians found this helpful.
This trick is an amazing opener,it is a bit difficult for the handling and I do not recommend using
a deck that has a very bright or flashy box. Overall great trick and I plan to use it as an opener.
7 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
Strong and visual, gimmick takes about a half hour to make and looks solid. handling is very simple
but practice will be needed to make this as smooth as butter. I spent the whole weekend just walking
around putting practise to my slights (minor)...Im now confident to walk out and do this in the
street. Great opener and it teaches a way to end clean with a ditch, actually if you own tko,problem
solved and you can hand the deck out with no problem...
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
A great magic trick, a perfect opener, and ender for a card rutine. The gimmick is very clever, very
easy to make and holds long. The handling is a little hard, you have to practice, but its great!
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
this is an awesome trick! i love it a lot . it was very easy to make and is very easy to do. GET IT
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
The gimmick is very easy to make, and i didnt spend a dime making the gimmick, as long as you have a
deck of cards, scissors, a knife/ xacto blade, and glue stick/ rubber cement, then it wont cost you
anything. The holding of the cards is a little awkward, but you get the hang of it, with some
practice. It took me 30 min to make the gimmick, but now i can maje it in under 15 min. I strongly
reccomend this dvd, but i would just go to theory 11 and buy the instant download, that way, you get
it sooner, and no shipping and handling. Money well spent!!!!
4 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
I recently bought this and then I started reading some of the negative reviews on penguin and just
had to leave my own review.
First off, dont listen to the haters, this is a fantastic
effect! Most people have been complaining that it's too hard, which it's not, it will of course take
some practice, as every magic effect. Another thing people seem to hate about this trick is the fact
that you have to make your own gimmick. I dont know why people hate that, I LOVE IT! Creating your
own gimmicks is so much easier and more practical that way I barely have to spend money and wait for
shipping and handling and blah blah blah. Besides if you've been in magic for at least a bit, you've
probably got most of the things you need to great the gimmicks, if not, it's cheap to get them.
Now with that said, there are some things that you need to bring to your attention, yes this
trick is a bit angle sensitive, it's more of 1 on 1 or small group kind of effect, which is fine.
Edward is a great teacher and he teaches you a few different effects you can do with this gimmick.
Oh by the way, I dont know why people are saying this but people on here have been saying that
you cant hand the deck of cards for examination after the trick, YES YOU CAN! I dont know why people
are saying that, the gimmick is NOT the deck so the deck CAN be examined after the trick.
long as a little bit of arts and crafts and a little bit of practice is alright with you, then I
RECOMMEND THIS DVD!!
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
I purchased rapture about a year ago. Initially I watched the video and then left it on my shelf. I
finally cracked it open again a few days ago, and I must say I love this effect. It is highly
visual, catches the spectators off guard and is a great way to open a card set.
I had to
play with the handling of this effect a little until I found a way that I feel comfortable with it,
but that is as it should be for any effect.
I have read several reviews that complain that
a large portion of the DVD is teaching how to make the gimmick rather than including one. In my
opinion, I prefer it this way because the gimmick was easy to make and now when mine wears out I can
just make another one rather than having to cough up more money on this effect.
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