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Decoy by Eoin O'Hare (DVD + Gimmick) A deck of cards VISUALLY compresses. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Once in a while, a miracle hits the market. One that is visual, simple, yet practical. We believe DECOY is one of those effects. Eoin O’Hare’s DECOY, the most visual and deceptive diminishing deck ever conceived.

In-depth training, handling, and routines by Zach Mueller.

Decoy features 40 minutes of instruction with one of the most creative minds in magic, Zach Mueller, covering every single aspect of the effect. No stone left unturned. No detail left untouched. Perform from 0 to 60 in just MINUTES. In addition, TWO powerful routines are taught right out of Zach Mueller’s own repertoire with bonus tips, tricks, and ideas.

Handcrafted gimmick. Ingenious design. Unlimited applications.

Decoy is always ready - wherever you go. It's extremely versatile with numerous applications from a Rising Card to even performing DECOY on the SPECTATOR’S hands! Infinitely customizable in every way to suit your style and performance needs. The handcrafted Decoy gimmick works with ANY kind of deck.

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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 December 29th, 2013
Others reviewing this have no idea what they are saying, they are not even verified buyers of which I am, the gimmick is not detectable at allll! Especially if the laymen or even fellow magician does not know what is going to happen. My only problem is the gimmick is too fragile and can break easily, I wish they had included extra gimmicks or at least offer a standalone gimmick on any site for that matter. And the DVD could have been more instructive. But overall its Real good and if you do have presentation, its a worker.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Very deceptive, view from 360 Degrees Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 28th, 2013
The thing looks JUST like a deck of cards. From like 2 feet away. Pretty incredible. And I don't understand how they make this thing so it stands up on its own...but, yeah, somehow it does. And then collapses to almost nothing.

So you can start off with the DECOY Deck, diminish it to the 4 aces or a Royal Flush, and go from there....or, even better, you can switch a deck that you've been working with for a DECOY deck, and then diminish it, which should really fry people.

I know Blake and Justin have had some real fun with this in the past couple weeks...and me, too.
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1 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Best Vanishing/Diminishing Deck EVER!!!!!!!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2013
I was excited from the trailer to buy this, and I am so glad I bought it!! This truly is the best vanishing/diminishing deck ever! I like this more than VDeck because you can visually see the deck compress. Although some applications require a deck switch of the normal deck for the Decoy deck, it's not a hard switch at all. I have tried deck switches before, didn't really like them, but Decoy makes them so much easier for me because while I'm putting the normal deck in my pocket I say I'm reaching in for a sharpie (make up some excuse), no heat is on the cards in my hand that's visible because to the spectator, it looks so much like a deck of cards.

- Perform COMPLETELY surrounded
-Extremely visual for the spectator
-So many applications.
1.You can have a spectator name a suit, and have the entire deck diminish down to the suit they named.
2. An EXTREMELY visual version of Panic, YOU CAN SHOW THE THICKNESS of the deck before the 4 cards and deck switch places, and show the deck visually decrease in size until you're left with four aces.
3. Have 4 spectators select a card, and have the deck diminish down to the selections.
4. Easy to end clean.
5. Use any back design you want.
6. It fits inside your normal deck.
-There are more pros and applications, I just haven't thought of them yet. This thing really sparks creativity!

-Slightly angle sensitive. No, not what you're thinking. You can definitely do this completely surrounded, you just don't want people to look at it from the side, otherwise they'll see that it's a gimmick. This is not a problem for my performances because people are standing in front of me. For the best image, you want to look at it from an above angle/point of view.Angle sensitivity shouldn't be a problem.
-You don't end clean, but you can easily do a switch. I have been doing a switch and it works perfectly for me.
-Can't be performed in the spectators hands. It simply feels to light to be a deck of cards. But it's not that big of a deal.
-You only get 1 shot at making the gimmick with your favored back design, so be careful. I actually screwed up a little bit with my mine. Even though I messed up a bit, mine still looks really good!!! But still, be careful.
-The gimmick is fragile. You shouldn't have a problem with this, but it takes a gentle/light touch. For some people, it may take some getting used to, but it's soo worth it in the end.
For some help on the fragility and handling the gimmick, READ THE DIRECTIONS FIRST. Read the directions and watch the DVD first. I didn't read the instructions first, and I feel like I wouldn't have messed up as much if I had read them.

I have performed this many, many, many times, and it still works perfectly. I disagree with the review that says it breaks after the first day, they probably didn't handle it with as much care as they should of.

I have gotten amazing reactions from this and I HIGHLY recommend it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 17th, 2014
This works best on video or at a comfortable distance. Very visual and impressive under the right circumstances. Disregard the written instructions provided and go straight to dvd before constructing gimmick or you'll be unable to perform the core routine(Ace must be on the bottom of gimmick and you only get one shot at construction). Recommended, but for limited use.
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personally, Not my cup of tea. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 16th, 2014
I've had this for a few months and personally don't like it. I don't mean to be offensive, but it is not good as it looks. if you have seen the video, you probably know how it works and the gimmick is not thin, its thick and it looks not normal. I will use it foe my videos though, it is very good for video footage and clean it up with editing. I don't see professionals using it to be honest, some people might like it, but my titles says what I think. Hope people like it, its not my thing though.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 21st, 2014
Not the best product, but has some magical factors to it. When using the Decoy you must be gental as it is very fragile and can be torn easily. Can't be shown to close-up as the fake is easy to see.
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visually appealing but not practical Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2014
bought this off theory11 when first released, it looked really good on video. But you cannot let spectators examine the cards at all, not practical. probably will not use this much as you can't really do much with it. great for making videos. not worth the 35 i had say, but give Rick Lax method a try.
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Really clever, not so practical... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2013
This gimmick is probably one of the most clever this year, but I do not believe this can be performed in the real world, which is why it was not performed in front of a live audience. It is very impractical as the gimmick is very fragile, and it is hard to get in and out of play. It is really cool and super fun to play with but definitely not worth the money, do not buy unless you want to do this on television or the internet.
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Mechanically Awesome! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 28th, 2013
Pretty amazing gimmick...mechanically. Practically, it definitely needs practice working with it. May not be for some, or many, people. But it does do what the trailer shows...just needs practice.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 28th, 2013
Overpriced terrible gimmick...I loved the idea and the trailer blew me away...Up close the gimmick is clearly visible...Mine broke the first day of use...
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