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An EPIC magic show. Neatly wrapped with a bow on top, and ready for you to learn today!



Maelstrom by Tom Stone made HUGE waves, and had pros around the world buzzing.

Now for the first time ever, Tom is personally teaching some of his favorite tricks in a full length instructional video. And you can download it today!




"Tom Stone is the most creative magician working today." -Michael Feldman

"Having recently seen Tom Stone wow audiences at The Magic Castle, I decided to get his books. Both are filled with excellent and very workable effects. Visual, creative and magical, the material in both Maelstrom and Vortex is outstanding. Tom Stone is a thoughtful man who puts time, energy, creativity and effort into creating his magic. The magic in these books remind me of magic created by great magic thinkers like Tommy Wonder, Fred Kaps, Dean Dill and Gaeton Bloom. Highly recommended."

"I have respected and admired Tom Stone long before it was considered cool! For his perfectionism as well as his ability to understand what is required to create excellent magic." -Daryl

"Tom is one of the most creative magicians here in Europe. His work is always stimulating and worthy of attention." -Tommy Wonder

"I am a fan of Tom Stone. He is wonderfully creative - perhaps even more than he himself realizes!" -Max Maven

"Tom Stone is a rare phenomenon: a fountain of cleverness and creativity, and a truly excellent performer. Whether he is performing or teaching, I want to be in the first row." -Stephen Minch

"Tom Stone concocts eye-candy for the brain." -Jon Racherbaumer

"Tom Stones magic is revolutionary. His thoughts and work shows true dedication to his profession and the art that we call magic." -Samuel Varg Thunberg

"Tom Stone makes material that make my mouth water. Whether you are learning comedy magic, manipulation, close up or stage this guy has something for you." -Jesse Gernigin




Effects Included On This DVD:

Siamese Book Test. A book test using ordinary books allows you to create an extraordinary prediction. A participant calls out stop at any page remembers a word and under these impossible conditions you demonstrate that you have successfully predicted the word they randomly arrived at.

Forbidden Palm. A four of a kind assembly with an ending so impossible you will swear that trick photography is part of the method. Four cards of the same value vanish one at a time. Each vanish more impossible than the next. Finally the last card vanishes from thin air with almost no movement from the magician. This is a shockingly visual vanish that looks impossible.

Well Timed Miracle. A prediction where the spectator determines the outcome in the fairest way possible. Visual, organic and perfect for stage or close up. Any spectator who has a stopwatch on their phone can stop it at any second, the magician has a deck of cards on display and with no moves counts the cards to the number chosen by the spectator. The card at the chosen number is revealed and it matches a prediction the spectator has been holding the entire time.

Synonymax. Many great principle are used in this very direct and very entertaining mind reading routine. Tom entertains with a humorous plot and ends with a very direct revelation where two minds are read.

Things That Go Cluck In The Night. This is a reputation making effect. Tom takes the classic silk to egg effect and makes an audience member a star while fooling the entire audience as well as the chosen participant. While on stage the spectator continually amazes himself and the audience with each phase of the routine. Finally under test conditions the chosen spectator and the magician end by cracking the "fake" egg to reveal that it has now transformed into a real egg. This is a moment that will shock ANY audience.

Quiz Show. So much entertainment packed into a routine using the most simple method. 2 spectators are used to compete in a ridiculous quiz show. The spectators blindly select questions from a bag. One spectator always picks the easy question and of course one spectator picks questions that are impossible to answer. This is a hilarious plot but as always Tom gives it a very magical conclusion when he produces and final prize.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 16th, 2014
I bought the download a few days ago one reason why I bought it was the quiz plot. I hoped to find some extra ideas to another (magic) quizgame by boretti - a german magician and dealer who use his quiz since decades, but more later.

Siamese Book Test: This nearly impromptu book test would fit perfectly to the repertoire of max mavens "nothing". So, if I would loose my luggage, I could imagine to use it. But there so many really great book tests on the market that this one has no chance to replace one of them.

Forbidden Palm
I´m not a "card man" so for me this method would be too risky for a close up situation in the real world under any conditions.

Well Timed Miracle
Bold, but I like it. You need some extra "gimmick" 80% of the magicians who work with cards may have and if not you have to pay 6$ extra to get at your local magic dealer.

Synonymax
My favourite from this download I will use for sure. Good idea behind a simple method, easy to create by yourself with potential to make more.

Things That Go Cluck In The Night
I like the routine even if I won´t use it. But if you´re not afraid to break eggs and like routine where the spectator is the star, it´s really nice.

Quiz Show
Big disappointment for ME because I already knew "Superquiz" by Boretti and this routine is exactly the same with nothing new. His outcome at the end is a bit different but not better than "Superquiz".
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I could use most of what he teaches Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2014
Ok this dvd is amazing he goes over lots of topics
His book test is simple and very easy to do with a very quick setup to perform it with regular paper back books
Also the way he disappears cards onto a table is genius and I can't believe I never thought of it but is something I will definitely use and very simple to do
Then he also has a few other mentalism effects that are very easy as well to do and make yourself and you can custom it to the way you perform individually very easily
I cannot recommend this enough
I never write reviews but this is a keeper
Trust me
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A Great ruitne Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 8th, 2014
I want to keep this short.
Pros:
• Tom Stone teaches professional quality tricks with plenty of little details that only come with experience.
• Wide variety of effects. Odds are you will find something you like.
• Well filmed and presented, with good angles and explanations.
• Live audience performance on the DVD for each effect.
Cons: (Depending on your point of view)
• Most of these effect do require some significant, one time preparation to make.
• English is not Tom’s first language so sometimes he struggles to explain himself. Not a problem in the end because the other people on the DVD help to explain things and that makes up for it.
Conclusion. Defiantly worth you time to check this out. I would recommend it. The pros more than out way the cons.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 26th, 2014
The concepts of the tricks are great, however you must be willing to spend about 20 dollars on props and materials, and put in a good 3 hours of building/making gimmicks, and practicing, and honestly, most of the tricks aren't worth all of the setup. The egg trick is not as good as it looks in the trailer. I gave it 3 stars because even though it requires more work than I was willing to put in for such an unrewarding effect, if you are willing to do that, they will probably get great reactions. So, keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to buy this effect.
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boring material Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 18th, 2014
I was excited reading the reviews,but disappointed when I watched this. kind of expensive for a download. zero visual magic here. the egg and silk was more of a magician fooler. he breezed through the fact that it was a fake hollow egg. I have done this trick for 15 yrs. several different methods and this one is not worth the effort b/c once finished with the effect the laymen wont know what the effect was. the other stuff was filler material. nothing that laymen will be talking about for a long time to come. the other people that reviewed this must have been his friends and neighbors.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2014
simple tricks, with no huge effects so ever....
His a good magician, but I wouldn`t buy it again.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 18th, 2016
I wanted so badly to love this. I LOVED VORTEX. It was among the most brilliant magic books I ever read. I love 90% of Tom's Columns in Genii. I decided to go with getting the DVD for Maelstrom instead of the book as it was half the price and contained the effects I really cared about plus I would have the advantage of video. That would've been a big help for me with some of the complicated slight of hand in VORTEX. However, to say I was super underwhelmed with this would be an understatement.

I primarily bought this for things that go cluck. I've done the silk to egg for a while, I stopped after an egg broke, and was eager to put it back into my show. However, I found that Tom's routine was surprisingly far weaker than the one I was doing. It doesn't get half the laughs and it is such a pain to construct. This will take you many hours. I see it primarily as an exercise in creativity and not as a trick worth performing.

Siamese book test is nice but there are already tons of similar ones out there such as Patrick Kuff's and if anything I see this as weaker.

Quiz show is a great plot that's very well executed but its not his plot originally, and making the gimmicks is a massive undertaking. That being said I am keeping the plot in mind and I may use it in another form. If you already know another version, keep walking. If not, and you're very good at arts and crafts this may be worth a look.

Well Timed Miracle- Meh. Nothing special. It is nice how he took a beginner's trick and turned it into a showpiece but I think spectators will be bored by the length of time it takes and the procedure. Other people have better versions of this trick such as Jim Steinmeyer.

Synonymax- This one was nice. The only redeeming trick on the DVD for me. It is a brilliant trick that has a lot of potential. For now I'm not using it as I try to steer as far clear from tricks that involve counting and then dealing as they look like mathematical tricks (which they always are), but I could see myself using it in the future with some thought. That flipping over thing does not go unnoticed as Tom thinks it does though.

Forbidden Palm- A gorgeous trick but I didn't bother watching the explanation. I have never in my life performed anywhere that I would do this nor do I ever expect to. This is the type of trick you may consider doing at a close up competition or a corporate event where you have control over everything though.

I feel bad giving this a negative review but the world needs to know. That being said you should definitely buy everything else Tom puts out.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 20th, 2014
very well explained killer routines. Although some routines takes times and effort to prepare, but at least I can put 3 out of those 6 straight into my repertoire. Thumbs UP to Tom Stone!
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Good, Out-of-the-Box Thinking! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 20th, 2014
Some very good effects on this dvd-----My favorite being "Forbidden Palm"----though it may not work in every situation. Good teaching, great presentations. I would recommend it to serious performers looking to expand their creative horizons-
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 19th, 2014
Buy the book. But enjoy this too. Good performance and excellent explanations. Tom is great.
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