Mirage deck is a Svengali deck on steroids. Imagine what you can do with a Svengali deck that can be
spread to show every card different, a svengali deck that can be shuffled by the spectator, and a
deck that allows you to do a form of "card to any number" effect. I have a whole three phrase
routine using this deck as part of my professional walk around repertoire. It is a very versatile
deck and for this price, it is hard not to buy it. It is underpriced for how versatile this deck is.
If anyone is familiar with celebrity magician, Lui Chien, from Taiwan, you will actually notice that
quite a number of his TV performance make use of this deck. He just gives it a new approach each
time and it becomes a killer effect every time round. Think of a Svengali on steriods that can do
the things stated above, and you have got yourself one of the most useful decks out there in the
market - yet selling at an unbelievable cheap price.
Get it now!
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I use this with the miracle card case and it blows people away so if your gonna get this also get
the miracle card case(only $3.00)
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I have used these for years and have never gotten caught using a gimmicked deck. Do a simple deck
switch after using a normal deck for a few and then do this as a final illusion. My deck was
getting worn and needed replacing. The bad thing is that you cant request a force card or know what
is in the pack. I ordered several pairs of these and have gotten lucky with 3 of the 4 being
different cards so you can mix it up if your with a usual crowd.
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When I got this deck, i thought: so what? How would I use it?? There is no Daryl's DVD on it. And
the special gimmicky thing is very noticeable, so I was very not impressed with the whole concept...
and then I took it on the street... OH MY GOD!!! I wrote a prediction on my business card, showed
all the cards different, dribbled the Mirage deck, spectator told me to stop, I showed the spectator
the three of spades, and asked them to look at the prediction. The stunned look made it all worth
it... but that's not the best part, one lady GRABBED the next card in the deck!!!! suffice to say,
it wasn't the three of spades ;) I think she'll have some sleepless nights for next couple weeks ;)
And no one even notice that the card were gimmicked!!! I could not believe I got away with that!
I think the idea and method behind this deck is great. However, I was disappointed in the quality. A
corner rounder could have fixed this. For the price, I suppose it's okay. I just expected a higher
quality from penguin for something that was pre-made. I already knew how the gimmick worked. The
price isn't too bad, but I feel I could have made a better product myself. I don't like handing out
the forced card because I feel it's suspect due to poor manufacturing methods. Again, I like the
effect, just wish the quality was better.
Think "svengali" and "invisible" had a baby. If you're already doing Svengali routines, this deck
will up your game. Do full spreads in front of your spectators without revealing your force.
My only complaint would be that half of the gimmick is fairly visually noticeable, but this can be
avoided by handling the deck in a particular orientation. Pretty great product overall.
I was hoping the mechanics behind this were something other than "R&S" - can't say it's a bad trick
but it's just not very well made for being a twist on a svengali deck.
PERFECT card force. Imagine spreading the deck showing every card different. The spectator touches
the back of the card, and takes it. You then know EXACTLY what card it is! Imagine the
possibilities! Mentalism, Mind Reading, Svengali routines, convincing Ambitious Card routines, etc.