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Classic Force (Instant Download) This will be your workhorse. This will be the force you use ALL THE TIME in every situation. It doesn't get much stronger than this.
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No saying stop, no riffling, no shuffling, nothing like that. Just spread the cards... they pick out what seems to them to be a free selection but they pick out exactly the card YOU want.
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 59)8 of 8 magicians found the following review helpful:
Superficial intro Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 8th, 2010
I don't know if you can really "learn" the classic force in a video as short as this one. If you consider this to be a mere introduction to the classic force intended for a beginner, then I would say this is a good start. It lays out exactly what the classic force is, and explains the basic mechanics of it.
What it doesn't explain is, why you'd want to use it. The obvious short-coming is that it doesn't work 100% of the time. In fact, as you're learning it, it'll hardly work at all. And it's one of the few techniques that you really can't practice by yourself. Even using a partner is problematic, because all you'll end up learning is the timing specific to THAT person. This requires real world practice, and you're going to need plenty of contingency plans to cover all the times you miss.
My own personal bias is that there are other forces that are deceptive enough that are 100% effective. Some will argue that this is the most deceptive, but look at it this way: the spectator who recognizes a riffle force or a slip cut force, is the same spectator who will recognize your attempt at a classic force and purposely screw you up by taking a card he knows you're not trying to force. So who are we trying to fool with a classic force? My belief is that this is strictly an ego move. Card guys love the difficulty and they love "putting one over" on the spectator. If that's your thing, great. But don't think that it makes your effects any better.
The Best of the Best Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
You're eventually going to want to stray away from the riffle or slip force and learn this one. This is the most natural of all card forces. Just spread the cards and let them take one.
It will take practice but the more you try it, the better you will be. Unfortunately it will never ever work 100% because if you try it on a sceptical person they'll likely just want to grab a card from the top or bottom of the pile.
Having said this, as you improve, you'll be able to tell which spectators to try it on and after a while you'll be getting it every time.
The force Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 26th, 2011
This is definitely worth the six bucks. even if you went and looked this up on you tube like i did at first, chances are that the guy from you tube didn't know what he was talking about. Oz Pearlman does an excellent job at explaining the force. the force itself is really solid. my recommendation is that once you learn the force, try and do it every time you do card magic, even if you dont need to force a card, do it for practice and you will have it really quickly. even if you aren't that into cards i think you need to know this because if you are really good at the force it can become a trik in itself.
Now we're talking! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
The reason why I first got into card magic was that my friend made the Classic Force on me and it blew my mind. I just HAD to learn it.
It is a bit hard to master but when you finally get it down.. well.. amazing. Simply amazing.
The force Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
this is a classic in magic. if you dont know it, you need to. if you purchase here you will get a great explanation with helpful applications in real everyday magic. This is a tool, not a trick in and of itself.
Good tool, add to cart
All Magicians Must Now This Force Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
If you call yourself a card magician, then you have to know this force. It will require a LOT of practice, and even then, it won't work 100% of the time. However, this will be your workhorse of forces. If you are unable to force it, then just go into a different card trick. I can't stress enough the importance of knowing this force. Oz does a good job at teaching the basics. If you want something a little more detailed, then you may want to get the Classic Force by Paul Green.
Very Clever Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 20th, 2003
When you do watch the video on how to do this you're going to be like "no way it's never gonna work". Then after about 2 times of watching how to do it I went up to my dad and said pick a card. And he took on and I said "did you pick the 6 of spades" and he's like how did you do that. He knows most of my other Forces but this one is way better. They think there picking ANY card. The only draw back that is works about 9/10 of the time. BEST FORCE
Gotta work at it Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2003
I think that a large percentage of shoppers look for self-working miracles. This is not one of those tricks. It is easy to do, but you have to practice it to get really good at it. It will be the workhorse of your routines - don't get if you don't think you'll put the time in to learn it.
Dillboy Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2003
5 mins after watching the download a couple of times I felt confident enough to start trying this force out. The first person I tried it on it worked!! Great! Second person they picked a card one away from the force card, not so good. I can't complain though as it was only the second time I had done it. This force is the best and most natural force I have seen as you fan the deck giving the illusion they have a free choice of any card and it does work 95 out of 100 times hense the reason for 4 not 5 stars, a MUST buy for card trick freeks!!
Oz teaches you everything... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2003
Before I saw this video I was terrible at forcing a card. Now I am almost like a pro. Oz teaches you every little trick, move, and out's for this trick. This video is a card magacian's Bible!
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