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T-REX by Ran Pink (Book + DVD + BONUS) One of the sneakiest, fastest and most natural ways to tear and secretly read what’s written on a folded piece of paper. LIMITED SUPPLY JUST ARRIVED. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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“I really do like T-REX and have used it regularly over the last year. It is indeed excellent and extremely utilitarian. It is one of the smoothest and most efficient tears I’ve seen.” -Bob Cassidy

“It’s the single best Center Tear I’ve seen in 20 years. For Real!” -Jerome Finley

“T-REX is quite simply perfect. I’m now convinced a center tear can be fast and invisible whilst allowing you to see roughly 75% of the billet after just one tear. Please read that sentence again. This is the way we’ll all be doing center tears as of 2013. Fact!” -Colin McLeod

“Finding the way to the center has yielded many solutions, but only a few feel as natural and as smooth as Ran Pink’s T-REX.” -Patrick Redford

“I saw Ran perform T-REX and I was amazed. Then he taught me the moves and I was even more astounded! So easy, practical, and very smart. This is by far the best Center Tear I have ever seen. I’m definitely going to use it!” -Haim Goldenberg

Create the illusion of REAL mindreading in the most direct, personal, casual and powerful way, and be able to do it anytime with nothing more than a pen and piece of paper. It’s classic and simple, yet so strong that it can bring people to tears.

In 2010 Ran began experimenting with an approach that could get him to the information faster than any move that has ever existed before. He wanted to rip the paper, making it seem un-needed and dispose of it like it was irrelevant. Yet he still wanted to access the information instantly without having to steal pieces or turning around for the peek.

He wanted to move away from the origami-like, methodical tearing, and focus on a bolder move, one which would allow him to gain information after the first tear if he so pleased. Yet, it had to appear natural with no apparent unfolding motions. This is how T-REX came to be.

  • Never look at your hands as you rip the paper

  • No fumbling with too many pieces

  • Easy to navigate by touch alone

This was a breakthrough for Ran Pink that shifted the way he performed the Center Tear.

Learn Ran Pink’s T-REX ripping technique and then explore alternative handlings, additional subtleties, presentational ideas and the logic of the whole process.

“How do you justify tearing up the paper?”
“Why write it down?”

These questions are addressed inside the book as well as presentation ideas from some of the greatest minds in magic and mentalism .

T-REX includes a Foreword by Richard Osterlind (the man that started the instant access Center Tear revolution) which contains a brief history of the instant access center tear.

As a extra bonus you’ll also learn "LSD T-REX": A revolutionary TWO-CARD Center Tear.

Effects and Contributions

  • A Borrowed Thought -Ran Pink

  • Numero-Logic -Ran Pink

  • The Bucket List -Paul Carnazzo

  • Thoughts and Ideas On Billet Work -Michael Murray

  • Essays (part 1) -Colin McLeod

  • Twinkle -Michael Weber

  • Ripping And T-REX -Tom Jorgenson

  • The Benefits Of Sharing -Rainer Mees and Thomas Heine

  • Feeling Tear-ific -Paul Shirley

  • Essays (part 2) -Colin McLeod

  • Inception Principle -H. Arcana

  • Parameters Of The Vast Universe -Andrew Gerard

  • Tuning In To Tune Out -Mark Elsdon

  • Center Torn Influence -Jan Forster

  • José’s Handling -José Prager

  • Killer Instinct -Paul Shirley


120 pages with over 60 photos to walk you through the T-REX center tear technique. The book covers every angle of center tearing, from justifications to presentations.


You’ll also receive a supplemental DVD that shows and explains the technique in action and from over the shoulder, in real time. Also covers special bonus techniques and discussions that cover everything you need to know. Runtime: 45 minutes

Whether you are a newcomer to center tearing or an expert TEARorist you will want to learn what T-REX has to offer.

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3 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 17th, 2013
its....okay.... it does what it promises which is nice however the price is extremely high. you are basically just paying for the hardcover book. its a nice book dont get me wrong but its not really necessary. it would have been much better as an ebook and then the price could be lower. honestly i already have a tear that i use and i wont be using this. if you do not have a tear i do recommend getting it if your willing to pay the money. if not richard osterlind has a much better tear.
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2 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 22nd, 2013
First thing to point out is probably obvious, the price. $60 seems a lot for a tear, and if all you got was the tear, I would never have gotten T-Rex. However, with your purchase, you obtain a book that tells you how to do the tear, a variation for pictures, and a variation to tear two cards at once and accurately read both. The purchase also gives you a DVD, where Ran will show you a special Peak.

Something I feel the need to point out is that business cards can get pretty tough to tear if you don't have abnormally strong hands. Ran's method negates this problem, to the point where you can rip up two cards (hence the two-card tear already mentioned) with surprising ease.

This tear is absolutely beautiful in my opinion, it's well thought out, you *destroy* the card, leaving only small traces, and disregard it as if it was never important, which allows for psychology to come into play.

The book itself also has contributions from many experienced mentalists, giving you routines and methods to expand your performances. One method is even therapeutic, and only exists to help the writer, not to entertain. This contributions a plentiful and in depth, and I believe justifies the price.

My biggest, and really only, problem with T-Rex, is that it is basically limited to Business Cards, which aren't the cheapest thing. So you'll have to constantly spend money to perform at its peak, and if you perform as a hobbie... That's not ideal.

The price itself seems justified to me after looking through all the material and falling in love with the method. Even better though, I purchased this with Penguin's "5 for $99" Deal, basically lowering the price to $20, at which point it becomes an absolute steal, and I could t be happier.

The ONLY reason why I rated this 4 stars and not 5 is simply because the business cards add to the cost a very considerable amount, and I'm a hobbiest (as of now).

Everything else about the material is absolutely perfect.
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2 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 20th, 2013
If you want the world's best center tear look no further. Ran covers every aspect with this quick glimpse. If you dont need the best methods then move along, this is pro level magic and might not be for you.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 17th, 2013
I just finished reading T-REX by Ran Pink. Holy crap it's good. How good? Well, the first thing I did was head to VistaPrint to order 500 business cards so I could start performing this thing ASAP. I even got them pre-printed with a line on the back...indicating where spectators should write down their thoughts.

The ripping sequence is flawless. And it's so easy to do. But what really makes T-REX such a hit is all the additional essays and thoughts from Ran and various other contributors. There are SO many...but for me, the most useful insight came from...

Rainer Mees & Thomas HeIne, who write about what NOT to say when doing a center tear

H. Arcana, who writes about the "Inception Principle," which is a clever way to milk one center tear into like 4 different magical moments

Andrew Gerard, who offers the best "justification" of the paper I've ever heard

and ColIn McLeod, who offers a clever subtlety such that your spectator will not even remember that you ever touched the paper.

I can't imagine ever performing my Soul Paper illusion again without utilizing T-REX to start it off. This might be the best thing I've ever gotten on Penguin.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
best mentalist tool... ever!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 26th, 2013
Let's first discuss the price, because this seems an issue for many people. I bought this at 80 dollars (shipping included, because I only ordered this item).

You don't order this for the book, you order this for the idea in the book, first of all. Then it still is an absolute steal. Consider this: you are in your 20 and will perform mentalism until you are approximately 80 years of age. That's 60 years of performing. That's 1 dollar per year that you will have to pay for this book. 1 Dollar for all the great reactions you will get when you use the idea in this book.

How great is the idea in this book? Absolutely terrific and I knew it would be. I read reviews on the Magic café before I bought this and I saw this compared to the Osterlind Center tear and Dr. Bill's tear. I didn't like both of 'em because of the fumbling. Also Ran Pink previous tear from Think pink has a lot of fumbling. This one hasn't. This one is as clean as it gets.

No fumbling, everything is logical.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2013
The tear itself is nice, and the book is fantastic. The companion DVD makes things very clear. I highly recommend reading Colin McLeod's Essays in the book, they offer some great subtleties for for any tear.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 20th, 2014
Actually, I take back the part in my last review about the abnormally large piece. I looked at it again and realized it was just my performance, not his. There really is no disadvantage to this tear. Sorry for any confusion.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 17th, 2014
Before discussing the center tear itself, let's talk about the actual production of the DVD. Watching the explosive reactions of spectator who freak out and then powerful music at the beginning of the DVD got me super hyped. It was a great start. Moreover, this is literally the best teaching I have ever seen on any magic or mentalism DVD. The tear is shown from multiple angles, in regular speed, and in slow motion. If that is not enough, the book explains every little detail of the tear with a plethora of pictures and long, specific descriptions to avoid ambiguity or confusion.

As for the tear itself, it has 2 advantages over the Perfected CT:

1. It works much better for business cards, so I don't feel dependent on special pads.
2. There is no fumbling (but you still need misdirection anyways at the beginning of T-Rex to get started).

Having said that, the Perfected CT looks more persuasive. The T-Rex has an abnormally large piece of paper left that is bigger than would be expected from an actual CT. Having said that, both CTs are exemplary and work miracles in practice. They are both well worth the price! I'll probably use T-Rex more because I don't want to carry pads around, but the PCT still feels a bit smoother/slicker if I have the pads.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 21st, 2013
This hands down has to be one of the best center tears and peeks that has come out in a long time. I highly recommend this to every Mentalist, Mind Reader, or Magician that wants to be serious about this art. It is amazing and well detailed.
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Well worth the $ center tear ever Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 14th, 2013
I LOVE the T-Rex Center Tear! Agree with another reviewer that in the past I found the Osterlind center tear to be the best...until now. Don't get me wrong, the Osterlind Center Tear is very good too. But I find T-Rex is easier to do, with no fumbling, no worrying about catching the right tail of the paper, no special paper to buy. It just WORKS. And it's so deceptive. The demo video is honest. That's how it really looks in performance and how it really works.

Also like the fact that T-Rex includes both a printed book (with excellent photos) and a companion DVD. I suppose you could get away with one or the other, but I found both to be useful in quickly learning this center tear.

Very pleased with this purchase :)
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