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Juxtaposition by Devonte (DVD)
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"The effect is solid and easily understandable. I find that many two-deck routines can get muddy very quickly. Such is not the case here." - Bryce Kuhlman
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 12)8 of 8 magicians found the following review helpful:
Hard Hitter With One Minor Flaw Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 7th, 2013
Of all the card effects in my routine, Juxtaposition is the effect that people remember and love the most. The impossible happens under the most fair conditions. What makes this effect so unreal are these: the chosen card is a mere thought in their mind (no cards are ever taken out or even touched by the spectator when it comes to selection), the spectator is the only one who knows the identity of their card from beginning to end, and the thought-of card is revealed at the end when the magician is ready to reveal the indifferent card. Under those fair conditions, the spectator's thought-of card is vanished from one deck only to appear in another deck.
The effect is extremely easy to perform. Devonte explains two methods to perform the effect: one method for skilled magicians (and card skills needed to perform this method doesn't even have to be high), and the other method for all other skills. When performing the method appropriate for all skills in card magic, there is only one sleight that takes virtually no skill to pull off.
There are a couple of cons about this effect, however. Other card effects cannot be done with either decks. If you perform this effect first, you'll have to use a third deck for all other card effects. This effect requires both decks to be set up in a certain way. If you begin to perform another card effect with either deck, doing so will reveal how the deck is set-up. Another thing I don't like is that the set-up involves cards from both decks to be in a particular order. Take note: THERE IS NO MEMORIZATION involved to achieve the effect. This set-up involving cards to be in a particular order is a one-time deal granted you don't use either deck for any other card effect. With that said, I have dedicated these two decks only for this effect because it is inconvenient for me to have to set the deck up again if I mess up the order. That means I have to bring these two decks with me in addition to a third deck if I want to perform this effect with other card effects. Since both decks are set-up in a particular way and order they cannot be examined. That probably won't be much of a problem for anyone because the effect is done under seemingly fair conditions that they won't have the need to examine the decks.
The effect can be performed multiple times in a row but I wouldn't recommend it. Since one of the decks used for card selection is set-up in a particular way and order, a person may be suspicious as to why he or she is always being shown the same half of the deck for card selection.
With all these cons said, don't let them discourage you from not buying the effect. I've performed this many times, and the reactions seem to be better than the previous. If you plan your magic routine just right, you can get away with performing other card effects with this included. You receive a DVD that is produced well. Devonte explains all the details that may come up in real life situations. When setting up each deck for the effect, I suggest you use brand new decks. Following along with Devonte from the DVD as he explains the set-up will be MUCH easier with brand new decks, though it is not necessary to have brand new decks.
I highly recommend this effect to beginners and professionals!
A bit misleading Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 16th, 2013
The box says "no funny moves." I disagree. There are.
No "sleight of hand" is a bold statement. There is a bold, "funny move." It's even acknowledged during the explanation.
No "forcing selections" is MOSTLY a true statement.
"No gimmicks of any kind." You're setting up two gimmicked decks. That's the truth. I believe that if a deck cannot be examined, it should be considered gimmicked. That is the case here.
You may as well go buy two gaffed decks of your choosing and accomplish the same effect with those decks. You will be just as dirty, and probably spend less.
Terrific! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 3rd, 2012
It makes a novice look like a pro!...extremely simple with powerful audience reaction...a must buy!
Nothing groundbreaking but good, Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2012
Pretty sweet little worker...
Though it would have been nice to get a couple decks just like one of the reviewers said...
Otherwise a very workable clean illusion:)
very nice to carry... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 5th, 2013
I bought this a couple months ago and enjoyed it... I still carry it to this day, its always ready to go... I did mind that the dvd didnt come with decks for the price but either way im happy...
Great trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 27th, 2013
I do very little with cards. I don't have the skills. This trick makes me look like I do. One time set-up is easy as it is fully explained. One of the reactions I got was "That looks like something you would see on TV" I would recommend this to anyone even if you have skills.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 26th, 2013
This is a very powerful trick, but it has many drawbacks. The first being you have to carry around 2 decks of cards. Second you must make the decks yourself which means you have to go buy 3 decks of cards. Third the decks aren't examinable. If you want to learn the same effect go get Strange Travelers or learn the biddle trick
one of my favourite effects Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 20th, 2013
this effect is one of my favourites.
pros: very clear intrusions, very visual, I performed this 3-4 days after watching it and got some of my best reactions, and can be used for walk around and table magic,
cons: the decks cant be examined(but that's not to bad)
I think that's about all :) a must have for all magicians
Awesome Juxtaposition Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 11th, 2014
Juxtaposition is very good. Setup was a little hard to follow for me - but that's what rewind is for... lol
Juxtaposition is one of those tricks that you purchase and are truly happy with. Magicians with wisdom and experience will be able to add a lot of subulties to this effect as well. Sitting here for only 30 mins., I added two sleights that make this a blockbuster.
Even with no sleights done, this trick is the bomb. Get it, practice for a few hours and add it to your routine.
Not a good trick, Spend your money to other card tricks Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 14th, 2014
Its not pratical. I dont want to say the trick but there is a lot of preparation, the decks are not examinable and if you want to do more trick to the same persons, you have to change the deck because its like you have a gimmicked deck. In fact the idea is good and the exokanations to, but for the price and the reactions, its not a trick for every one. Spend your money to other card tricks
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