It's generally pretty obvious how long someone has practiced a move when they release a video of it.
With David's Cull, it's apparently that David Gonzalez has put a HUGE amount of work into making it
I also have to give props to the camera crew. I have never had an easier time
learning a move than from this DVD. It's exhaustive, but not exhausting. The angles are great and it
shows you exactly what you need to see as you're learning. It's not an easy move, but the learning
is facilitated to be as easy as possible.
The only thing I have to say is that I wish Roger
Crosthwaite was credited. His Rapid Cull (as published in Roger's Thesaurus) is pretty similar in
both performance and methodology. Gonzalez has obviously added some subtlety and some very helpful
tips, but it would have been nice to see a credit there.
Either way, it a great move that I
think a lot of people will get use out of.
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The possibilities with this are endless. The DVD is thought in great detail. If you have some
experience handling cards you should be able to get it fairly quickly. It took me about 3 days to
feel like I was able to perform this. Once you have this you'll be able to do some amazing things
with a completely cold deck of cards.
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Just got this about a week ago and have been working on the basic move, before trying to fine tune
my technique. It felt really weird at first, but now is much more comfortable...a bit harder as you
reach the end of the deck. I found that moving my left ring finger to the bottom for the last 10 or
so cards really helps lend support. Next I will focus on making the move invisible. Teaching is
excellent and thorough. I am glad that there is a download with some applications as well as the
method part. I am very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend it to others!
This is a great tool, really invisible if you follow David's suggestions. At first, I thought it
could draw too much attention to your hands while performing it, but the truth is the audience won't
even suspect what you are doing, and you can definitely perform the move faster than David teaches
I like this one. It is so fun practice and you can practice this almost anywhere and no body
wouldn't have the slightest idea of what you are doing. I recommend.
David's Cull is, in a word, beautiful. It is, however, pretty difficult. It is not impossible, you
can do it, but be aware you will have to practice a lot. It is so worth it though. Imagine a triumph
where you can actually shuffle the deck face up and face down and then display them and then they
are completely unshelled and the deck is restored. This is one of the many possibilities with this
concept. Buy it you love it.
I have previous experience with culling, but I got this solely for the purpose of a complete color
separation. David is very likeable and very very detailed in walking through the method. Lots of
camera angles as well so you get a clear sense of what's happening from all sides. I can't compare
to other full deck color separation techniques, but find this one to be logical and definitely
workable in a performance situation. Just keep in mind there's loads of practice ahead so this is
not for the slight feint of heart. Its nice in that he does break down how to learn this in chunks,
so theirs a clear pathway to getting this down.
1) This is not an easy move. It requires practice even if you are an experienced magician. So, you
must be prepared to put some time into this.
2) This is not for beginners. If you get this you
should at least have an idea of how to use it before you get this.
If you fulfill these
two characteristics you will absolutely LOVE this. I use this to perform my own versions of out of
this world in the cleanest way possible. People have commented a lot on the effects I've been
producing with this move with a borrowed deck of cards. It is really amazing.
The move itself is great. The reason I only give this 3 stars is that there are so many easier ways
of accomplishing the same thing that the extra practice and time spent perfecting this could go into
presentation that would equally hide the separation. If you don't know any other way of color
separation, then this is a great place to start. But if you already have methods that work well and
fit your presentations already, I'm not sure that you'll get much from this. That being said, it's a
I thought this was going to be a lot harder than it is. This largely due to David's excellent
explanation. I've never known how to cull before and after about a day of practice I'm starting to
get the hang of it. Very powerful stuff here, endless potential.