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The Switch by Shin Lim (DVD + Gimmick) One of the cleanest ways to switch a folded card for a spectators signed card. NOW SHIPPING.
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Imagine placing a Mystery card on a table, in someone's hand, in a clear box, well... anywhere. This is done in full view of the audience. You then have a another spectator select a random card and sign it. On your command you cause their signed card to vanish completely from the deck. The spectator is asked to open her hands, the mystery card that the spectators has been holding the entire time is opened. It is the signed selection!
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 12)4 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
SO CLEAN!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 21st, 2014
What you see in the trailer is an accurate viewing, but the advanced one. I'm pretty good in card magic, so the moves to get into the card folding is pretty easy/ medium level, I know some people on the Cafe were saying it was edited, but even if it was, (which there is a HDish video on the dvd) it really does look that clean. Although, Shin doesn't teach all of the moves on them, he gives you a few ideas, and then teaches you how to do the switch. So I don't really mind that he doesn't teach all the moves, what I wanted was the switch, and I got it. This is a switch, but it's so clean, it really doesn't look like it, you can show your hands empty as well so another plus. I was expecting a reel, and I was pleasently suprised. I highly recommend this.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 17th, 2014
This so awesome. I just added it to my top 10 trick list. The gimmick is really easy to make. He goes over really good routines. It's extremely easy to do. Even the other routines are really easy to do to. His teaching is very clear and very understandable. The DVD is shot well. I love it. You should get it.
A sneaky miracle Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 26th, 2014
The only magicians that won't like this are the ones looking for instant miracles without any practice. You could give them a $3,000 set of cups and they'd complain because they have to learn to vanish the balls.
The Switch could easily be a showpiece magical effect for a variety of classic card tricks ( Brother John's "Your Signed Card" etc. ).
One of the most ingenious trick! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 27th, 2014
Really well thought out trick!
Fair price for such a powerful method!
When you order this, also order Magician wax. You do not necessarily need it but it will be cleaner if you have it!
Kind of annoying Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 4th, 2014
The only problem I have with this dvd is the music that plays in the back. Half of the time when he is explaining a part of the efect there is loud music just playing and you cant hear what he is saying.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 7th, 2014
OH MY GOSH!!! my head was like i was just getting off of a roller coaster,the tilt a whirl & whatever really gut wrenching ride from an amusement park that you can think of. i have many of shin lims dvds, but this one one, oh my gosh. lets start with the sound quality, IT WAS BLOODY AWFUL!!!! so many times during the playing of his dvd the background music he used was so much louder than what he was saying. i found myself trying to read his lips it was so bad & i mean REALLY BAD!
for close-up views he has a television next to him & the close-up was being transmitted to the television, so the close-up you see is terrible!!! i don't know why he couldn't just zoom in like the rest of normal camera men or woman do. i think if you used a pair of binoculars you would be ok.
now to the trick, it should be X RATED because it is DIRTY when you start & DIRTY when you finish. first of all with out giving the trick away (which i don't think he could if he tried now) he wants you to make a gimmick but its not the one you will use for the actual trick, SAY WHAT!!! i don't know & correct me if i'm wrong, but when your learning a new trick you want to learn exactly how its done. i think this is where the tilt a whirl comes in because your so confused when you get off the ride. well the same applies here to this trick.
when i finish watching a magic dvd to learn a new trick it goes to either one of two places. on my video shelf after its been added to my catalog of purchased magic dvd's or into my box on the floor labeled "SUCKER" because thats exactly how i feel after spending my good money on such a bad trick. well its up to you if you want to hold onto your good money or not. BUT YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!
VERY BAD Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 22nd, 2014
This is just terrible.
The concept makes sense, and it works (ish). The supplied material is not strong enough for this to work well. Additionally, this is one of the most painful DVD' I have EVER seen. TERRIBLE.
The method is the first method you would think of, but I don't know why, I did not think of it when looking at the trailer, it seemed too obvious.
You have to have a gimmick (no problem) but you must also load a gimmick onto the selection which makes the handling bad and impractical.
ADDITIONALLY, it doesn't work well, without giving too much away, it's fiddly and does not align properly.
This is one of those things you either LOVE or HATE. I hated it.
The Switch. <3 Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 22nd, 2014
Don't listen to Greg Melsom who gave one star. I always love Shin Lim's work. The gimmick itself, as usually, you need to construct it yourself just like 50 Shades of Red. But that fine, it give me something to do to kill the boredom. I'm never really good at crafting but it take practice to prefect it. The DVD is well throughout, and should give you a few ideas how you want to put in the routine together. I'll be looking forward to purchase some more of Shin Lim's work. Great job Shin!
LOVE THIS TRICK! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 26th, 2014
First let me say to those critics who
can't seem to recognize a great trick
when they've learned the secret, are
not trying to think outside of the box
& be creative like Shin Lim. Hat's off
to you my friend. I appreciate your time
and effort & willingness to reveal this
& other bonus routines that came with the
DVD. I LOVE THIS TRICK! BUY IT BEFORE IT
Ignore the negative reviewer Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 21st, 2014
The first reviewer who gave 1 star clearly hasn't got a clue. A product like this isn't supposed to teach you how to do a multitude of tricks that involve switching a folded card. It is a new gimmicked but undetectable technique for switching a folded card. If you haven't got a trick or idea in mind of how you can or how you would want to use this, then you clearly have not been in magic long enough to get the milage out of product like this. The person who wrote that review should be spending their money on a book or DVD to learn the basics of magic, because their review indicates that they were expecting to be spoon fed an entire routine around one clever gimmick, and people who wants spoon fed routines have a lot they should learn about magic. This isn't a DVD with a bunch of tricks on it, it is simply just a way to switch a card which is why it is called "The Switch" OBVIOUSLY. Anyone who can't come up with their own routine for this doesn't deserve it period. He also says that the DVD is 30 minutes but it's actually an hour buddy.
Now back to The Switch:
1. You don't end clean
BUT it's very easy to ditch in your pocket or card case. Like Joshua Jay's Inferno, it doesn't matter because you aren't being chased: when the card is revealed it is amazing and the routine is over.
2. Not a free selection
BUT this doesn't matter since they sign the card. Also there is NO heat on the selection process because of what the effect is. (opposite example: a prediction effect brings a LOT of heat to selection process)
3. You have to carry a gimmick (unlike with Sankey's Paperclipped)
BUT the gimmick is small, fits in with your deck in the box. It's also not fragile at all so no worries there.
All in all it's a great switch. Think of it as an alternative gimmicked method to Paperclipped that appears much cleaner.
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