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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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The Switch, by Shin Lim Report this review
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!!!!!
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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.
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.
dissapinted Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 23rd, 2014
this trick is SOOOO COMPLICATE !
Do not seem so easy like in the promo video. the the moment when you do the switch is clean but before that...buff. also in the video does not explain how to construct the same routine. i do not like how he teaches the Mer***y F***d. it is so difficult to do.
In conclussion: dissapointed
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.
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!
Not Happening Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 20th, 2014
Let me just say that the gimmick behind this is pretty darn clever. However, I noticed when watching the dvd that Shin Lim is not very good at explaining his own creation. Also, the effect that you see in the demo isn't even on the dvd. On the dvd, he goes over how to construct the gimmick then shows you two routines none of which are in the demo. The reason this Dvd is 30 min long is that he keeps on repeating himself. This dvd could have been like 15 min easily.
So to me this isn't worth it. After watching the DvD, you have your gimmick and two routines which btw he doesn't even show you how to do. In both of the routines, he just shows you what the switch should look like. Thats all he does!
Im very disappointed with this one. Sorry I can't recommend it.
shin lim Report this review
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.
Wow! This is amazing! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 18th, 2014
Here is an honest review...
The switch by shin lim is an amazing and versatile gimmick. The power of the effect is out of this world... This is, however, not so easy to construct, but the instructions are very clear. I had no problem with the music and heard every word very clearly despite what other people may say. It look exactly like the trailer, what you see is what you will get. There are multiple variations taught. This gimmick is always with me in my wallet. If you want your spectators to go crazy, buy this now...
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. ).
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