It took me some time but I finally see why the UltiMonte is good.
Actually I spread out all
my material on my working table so I am conscious of all that I have. I'm rewriting my notes of
ideas to make them readable in the future. At the same time, my items being more visible I came by
the UltiMonte which I didn't open since 4 months :)
I started practicing and learning it
today. After 15 minutes of gradual step-by-step learning I got the hang of the mechanics. After
another 10 minutes it was fluid. After another hour I was able to present with different patter
forms. It is harder than the color monte, easier than the stand-up monte and the 3-card street
monte as taught by Sal Piacente.
I've performed it 25 times, and it works actually better
than when I first used the cards, they take form and even though they get used up a bit they work
The other reviews said what I had to say about its positivity : the ease of use
compared to the greatness of the effect.
I will write down what negative points I've seen
up to now.
The instructions that come with the cards are pretty good. They are however a little
confusing in the transition between 17 and 18. All in all these are minor problems which with a
little thinking can be solved. Actually it made me think on how to make the handling more fluid.
All in all the instructions are given in a manner to prevent any possible mistakes. As you
get better handling cards certain moves can be cut down.
As with any magic this can be
personalized and your patter can be inventive.
UltiMonte as preformed by Oz Pearlman in the
previews is actually more efficient in that it reduces the amount of unnecessary motions. (Just
watch and you will understand)
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It is hard to do in real life . Not recommended .
Cool although it is not too practical and the skills you learn from this can only be used with this
packet. I prefer impromptu, examinable but this is definitely not. Don't get me wrong, I've
performed this for years and love it but don't think you can hand this out for examination.
I have performed this over the past several years and love it. In fact, I love this effect so much I
made a video of myself performing it and handed it out to all my friends that live overseas and
based on the reaction of their faces, they were stunned. It is a jaw dropping moment that the
spectator will never forget. This is a definitely add-to-cart!
UltiMonte is off the chain. Jive Cats don't know what hit them. It's over there, it's over here,
pull it out yo underwear!
Best Monte trick to date!
The instructions are clear. The gimic is not dependable. It would be a great trick if it works. I
should have asked for a refund but this has been sitting in a drawer for a couple of years and I
just now tried it. Penguin Magic should weed out tricks that are not dependable.
This is a great version of the three card monte. I only give it three stars though because it isn't
that impressive to watch. Don't get me wrong, most spectators will like it but others won't care for
it. It's really the ending that is the best part, but I guess that's the way it should be. If you
are worrying about the secret "wearing off" pick some stuff up and you can touch them up later on if
I love performing this trick. Each person has to come up with their own storyline to perform it, but
either way, even if you know the secret, it's fun to watch done well. It is true that after about
50 times it doesn't look as good, but if you read the instructions it tells you what you need and
how to keep the trick working like new.
Two years ago (2 pages back) I posted a good review of this trick. It worked fine for the first
three times, but then all the cards seperate (people who perform it know what I mean) and I have to
be very careful, and it doesn't look smooth at all. It maybe the set I got, but it (it being the
secret) wares off.
I was doing this trick with out even looking at the instructions. Its very easy to handle. Put it in
the cart now.