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Rip & Fold by Rick Lax (Instant Download) As powerful as it is practical. A miracle you can do anytime. No advanced prep!! START LEARNING INSTANTLY AND SAVE.
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"This trick FLOORS spectators"

You have to see this to believe it. Not only do 2 signed playing cards change PLACES, but they change STATE. And here's why the pros are raving: No setup, and you end clean. You can do this anytime, anywhere.

"This routine will be going in my set immediately!" -Billy Collins Hardy

"10 stars. Even a mentalist will think of many ways to use this" -Marc Salem

PROFESSIONALS: No duplicate cards, no forces, and no gimmicks to make. This one can be done right away from a borrowed shuffled deck with zero set up. And the thing you may love best is that you're going to learn a brand new card sleight that you can apply to all kinds of card magic.

Rick Lax has fooled Penn & Teller (yawn, that was sooo last Monday), now he's created a new way to make cards change places, and two new card sleights in the process. You're going to love this.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 16th, 2015
Anyone who performs magic knows Rick Lax has some real gems, and this is no exception. For those of you who think this is just another classic routine or "French Kiss" variation you are mistaken. Along with the obvious routine Rick covers everything from angles, patter, misdirection, and even gives his 2 cents on why a larger sharpie is better, along with a few tips to make any routine better. This routine is ready to perform anytime anywhere. There are no duplicate cards, no forces, and no gimmicks to make. It can be done right away from a borrowed shuffled deck with zero set up.

Rick also teaches what I agree with to be a new sleight that can be applied to almost all your card magic to raise it to a new level. There is not a lot of routines like this that you end clean, and are virtually angle proof. This routine will be going straight to my strolling show.

Another home run Rick, thanks for the commitment you have to providing all of us beginners, and advanced magicians with what appears to be truly impromptu and organic magic.Keep up the good work and congratulations on Penn and Teller Fool US
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 14th, 2015
It's a great trick and a really new cool move, which you can not only use for this trick but for most of other card stuff.

Really terrific idea :)
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2015
Caveat: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for a review.

Considerations: I'm extremely proficient in closeup work.

The basic premise of this effect is very good. Rick worked to figure out a simplified way to switch two signed cards. There are other effects out there (some that do even more, but require more - thinking about Justin Miller's "Autograph") but this is hard to beat in simplicity.

After watching once, I could immediately perform the effect. Rip & Fold is completely impromptu which makes me love it for walk around gigs. I think the premise of the trick is fine, but could be reworked to be even better in presentation. But again, the stock presentation works just fine.

Here's what's great:

1) Simple in execution
2) Simple in plot - if presented correctly
3) Two signed cards not only switch places, they appear to switch places AFTER being ripped and folded.
4) Cheap!
5) Impromptu
6) No reset

Here's what I didn't like:

1) I didn't like the video tutorial much. Rick is a good teacher, but for the professionals, it's much nicer to just explain the effect immediately in the first 5 minutes and THEN expound on the various handlings, switches, etc. I want to get the idea quick and stop watching. If I want to know more, THEN I will keep watching and look deeper. Instead, I found myself trying to skip over sections to just see the couple switches WITHOUT listening to the details. I didn't need them.
2) The choice of audience was not my favorite. Others will disagree with this, but I wanted to watch the effect and found the girls distracting. Want to watch this at work? I certainly wouldn't recommend that...and if you can't watch it at work, I don't really think it should be in the video in the first place. That's my opinion. I had a really hard time following the trick - and that's NOT what you want in teaching and selling magic, IMO. It's a basic rule of performing - don't let the assistants upstage you.

All in all, great idea and I especially love that it's impromptu. I'll try this out in real-world tomorrow night at a corporate strolling gig. I'm sure it will work well.
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Ripped up any doubt Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2015
Loved this effect, the promo video doesn't leave a lot out like some do meaning what you see is what you get, no let down when you can't do it as well as the editted video.
PROS
-Great instructions, but come on its Ricky so cant expect anything else
-can use any deck at any time no set up
- not locked in to a script or routine
-learned moves can be used to improve or create other effects. So bonus :)
-fairly clean the entire way through and ends clean
- 2 signatures means big reveal
-Hard hitting effect for $10 when others are dearer and not as detailed
CONS
-no mat needed but right table/venue not essential but helps
- some parts could be cleaner although when performed I had no problems I just get magicians guilt I guess
- does destroy 2 cards per performance, so used borrow deck might cause problems lol
Conclusion
This is a great effect to perform if you have the right conditions. would be a good start for a beginner to start with as it has a lot of transferable skills learned, although even intermediate magician's will love this for its clean and crisp moves and fantastic impossibld ending
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2015
Rick Lax has done it again. This is pure gold and will be going in my set immediately! Perfect for bar magic, walk-around or any party. I highly suggest getting this because the benefits are limitless. Rick explains with great detail every move and as I was watching my mind started racing with possibilities.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2015
Again Rick Lax proves that he is one of the great thinkers in magic.
The effect is great the method is worth the price of admission.

Richard ganstwig
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 20th, 2015
Initially when I heard of this I was so excited. I love the plot. Any anything Rick puts out is rock solid workers and this is also one of them. And it really is a miracle. What I like about it is its impromptu. It's visual. The switches alone are worth the price of the download. And there's great tips from Rick that really make it work.

What I didn't like about it. The cards have to be signed, so if you don't have a Sharpie with you, can't be done. It relys 100% on a table. You cannot do this in the hands, which is a big flaw for me. So it can't be done anytime anywhere really. Would have liked more ways for second switch. I think the trick can maybe confuse spectatators originally when done.

Overall is a great trick, love the concept, Rick is great but I probably won't perform this.
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Rick did it again Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2015
How come you guys are not paying Rick more?
And charging us more?
This is a sweet move that will have other applications
I am sure.
Rick is great at explaining the method.
The illusion is really good and a great surprise for
the spectators.
As always a wonderful "RickLax Illusion" that is worth
3 times the price at least.
Thanks Rick
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Damn good!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2015
I gotta say it Rick lax I love you buddy!! This trick is awesome and the new sleights he teaches has sparked alot of ideas in my head... This effect is definitely worth the 10.00 make sure you watch threw the entire video cause at the end he shows you a few subtleties that will make the effect that much better! Go get it you won't be disappointed!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 16th, 2015
10 stars. Even a mentalist will think of many ways to use this
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