I'll be honest with you. The effect is GREAT! I've blown several people away with this one and the
reactions are unlike many of my other effects, especially those with cards. The idea that a selected
card later appears in written format on the side of a sharpie is truly Mind-Blowing!
You start clean and you can end clean.
The DVD is straight and to the point.
a few different routines and even room for your own creativity.
If you were to think about it
critically you could pull it off with a borrowed sharpie.
You will most likely get the reactions
that Sanders gets in the trailer.
The sharpie writes like all other sharpies.
When I originally unboxed the effect I
was a little disappointed when I realized how simple the effect really is.
Some slight of hand
Your clothes are not dependent on this effect, but you might want to give some
thought to what you wear so you can store the sharpie in an easily accessible pocket.
only change the logo from Sharpie to the first selected card, then from the first selected card to a
second selected card.
I really like this effect, my only wish was that it gave
more options for the sharpie logo to change other than twice. Regardless it is totally worth the
money paid. Because of this effect I have highly considered Richard Sander's other work. This
product is high quality and easy to learn. I highly recommend it for intermediate and professional
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This is by far the one of the most visual illusions out there. They can examine everything, and they
love it. I perform at high end clubs in NYC and I will tell you, this right here is a money maker!
Richard Sanders never disappoints. Buy it!!
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I like it, it's easy to do and it's different. I've even done it in they're hand (I asked them to
sign the card, then I said "We mareked the card with the marker now I'm going to mark the marker
with the card." I made believe I invisibly throw the the card and told them to look at the marker,
and I got a great reaction.
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I love performing this trick. it’s so commercial and fun. Well make a mix. I performed it today at
a gig and they were blown away. Nuff said.
I've bought a lot of stuff from Penguin and I think that this is one of the best things I've ever
put my hands on. After watching the DVD, (which is top notch I might add), and a little practice
this became the strongest piece of close-up/walk around magic in my routine. It packs small and
plays big; to put it plainly, with this effect I've absolutely melted people's minds and it seems to
be the thing they remember.
Not to mention, since you are performing with a Sharpie, (an
everyday object and something seemingly all magicians have on them), it ends nearly completely
clean. *I'll stop there and let you find out the rest on your own :)
Richard Sanders is one
of my favorite magicians thanks to his work on this! It's fantastic!
P.S. don't do what I
did and misplace the contents that come along with the DVD. Needless to say, I will be purchasing
this for a second time in the near future. It was that valuable to my routine and I absolutely love
This is one of those rare Finds, BUY THIS !!! let me tell you why. The GIMMICKS are made by the
Manufacturer. It is very rare that the manufacturer gets on board and produces such items. THE
FACTS: DVD teaching, lighting and sound real good. The Props / Gimmicks are FANTASTIC !!!! I don't
care for Mr. Sanders Routine, I made up my own and if you at all creative you could do the same. His
routine is good and not too hard to master. My routine is KILLER, However I should point out I WASTE
TWO PLAYING CARDS in my routine. For me that's not a problem, I do canned card in my kids show and
go thru lots of cards. The reason I gave it 4 stars
is because I don't like his routine,
otherwise its a GREAT PRODUCT. BUY TWO SETS !!! you know the rule in magic if you like something
BUY TWO , because you may not be able to get your hands on this again and I am pretty sure there
will be a limited run on this item. Skill level w/ his routine is ADVANCED BEGINNER, the reason I
say that is because there is one basic slight ( you don't need to do) and a small amount of audience
management. My routine requires more audience management , Two spectators and a bold switch. Mr.
Sanders has a WINNER w/ this one !!!
I think that this is a great closer if you are able to do it correctly. He teaches it well and helps
you through each step, the only thing missing in my opinion is a sharpie. SO HAVE THEM WRITE THEIR
NAME ON THEIR CARDS! Then I thought about that and figured that I only had those 2 cards and
thought, well there goes that. That's the only thing missing from this effect, other than that it is
If you are looking for a novel effect with cards that goes beyond being a card trick, this is it. I
suggest it for intermediate and above, but beginners should also be able to master it with some
The trick seems kind of expensive for a sharpie but this is worth it. If you love a trick that fits
in your pocket easily, this one is for you. I always carry sharpies with me now just because they
are so versatile. I absolutely love the delayed reaction that the trick gets. When I do this, it
usually takes a couple seconds for my audience to realize anything even happened but when they do,
their minds are blown.
i literally watched this dvd in like 40 minutes. and i started practicing this trick. 2 hours later,
i started performing this effect on the streets. amazing reactions. i highly recommend this effect.
richards sanders has some great visual tricks just like extreme burn 2.0