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Tequila Hustler DELUXE by Mark Elsdon, Peter Turner, Colin McLeod and Michael Murray (Instant Download) A true game changer. See why pros are raving. With 100% accuracy, know which hand a coin is being held in, and become a human lie detector. INTRO PRICE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT.
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Still using electronics for coin in hand? Think again!

Mark Elsdon’s Tequila Hustler is THE game changer.

No electronics, no gimmicks, no prep.
Any currency, any language, anywhere, any time.
Perform in person, over the phone or even Skype.
100% accuracy guaranteed!
Mark initially shared this with only three other performers: Colin McLeod, Michael Murray and Peter Turner. Not only did they love it, all three immediately developed their own handlings and presentations, which are all fully explained in the Tequila Hustler booklet.

Some unsolicited reviews:

"Tequila Hustler is one of the finest effects ever created for mentalists. An absolute solid gold gem of creative and deceptive insight." - Ian Rowland

"I just read "Tequila Hustler". It is by far the very best method using the liar/truth theme. Very, very clever!!" - Jean-Jaques Sanvert

"Tequila Hustler is brilliant, this is the cleanest and easiest 'which hand effect' I have ever seen." - Titanas

"I very rarely praise anything... as I think too many times things are hyped, over priced and many times add nothing to move a plot forward, but thankfully, to me TH was well worth it and I'm glad I purchased it. As someone else said... I will use this for the rest of my life." - Steve Haynes

"This is really brilliant, and I do not like to hype things. So, it is no hype from my side." - Jan Forster

"If you liked Marks CAM books then you will love this. It's the best thing he's released for years (and he's released some good stuff!) It's just brilliant how simple it is to do and the thinking in this booklet really is worth so much more than its price. After using this last night I absolutely love it and will use it forever." - Sean Giles

"I sometimes see posts along the lines of "I wish he didn't release this as I want it all to myself" and I just thought of them as advertising hype from a stooged friend. Not any more. I really wish this was kept under wraps." - Stephen Young

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"Puzzled" by the rave reviews. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2016
Even if you had a genuine ability to guess which hand someone hides a coin,
it's not the sort of effect that "kills."

IMO, guessing which hand someone conceals a coin is something magicians and guys primarily enjoy. We all fantasize about the ability. It's apparently propless (or in this case actually propless).

However, SOME spectators genuinely don't comprehend the improbability of guessing a 50/50 correctly 4 or 5 times in a row. With Tequila Hustler, YOU CAN DO IT ONCE. If the participant wants you to do it again, the method would become more and more transparent.

With Tequila Hustler, you CAN'T guess it 4 times in a row. Well, you could if you wanted to look silly.

I'm guessing the girl in the teaser video who commented to the camera, "I think he read my mind," was referring to SOMETHING ELSE Peter Turner did. Either that or Turner lucked out with finding a spectator who had never been exposed to logic puzzles before.

I have a $500 device for this, and though it is great, it doesn't make jaws drop or make people scream and run around telling everyone ... like the humble center tear.
Sure, Derren Brown's showmanship makes this effect outstanding...but I'm not even sure he could make this out to be anything more than a logic puzzle. Maybe he might get away with using it as an intro to his presentation of Which Hand.

The participant must answer 2 questions each time you want to know which hand it is. It often comes across as a mere logic puzzle. This COULD'VE easily been written in the ad copy without giving away the entire thinking behind the method.
"After the participant answers only 2 questions, you'll INSTANTLY KNOW which hand she's hidden the coin!!!"
What's wrong with that kind of honesty in advertising?

It's a great bar bet. It's not going to convince anyone that you can read their mind, or their body language, or influence them. They're going to think you're good at logic puzzles.

Great thinking went into this, to be sure.
But in the end, it's the effect that matters, not the method.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 16th, 2015
This effect can be used any time any where and for a small or big crowd. I have only performed the basic effect so far. The only problem I have had is that the person who you give the coin to must understand that they can tell the truth or lie but they must be consistent. I have explained there simple instructions to several people in agonizing detail and they still manage to screw it up. They will answer with a lie to the first question and tell the truth to my second question. It's no reflection on this great effect, just be aware that some people cannot understand and obey the instructions. The effect is clean all the way through and finishes clean and reset ready to go again.
If you want to do a coin trick but are having trouble with palming, slight of hand, etc this is a good trick for you.
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OMG this is GREAT! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 10th, 2016
I paid the for this because of Mark Elsdon, Peter Turner, Colin McLeod and Michael Murray's names were associated with it. What a wonderful purchase it is! Actually, any one of them endorsing a produce is good enough for me, but all these gentlemen getting involved makes this a no-brainer.

Most things I see previews here I can figure out, but I buy them for the final touches. I did not figure this out. I imagine I would figure it out if pushed in the right direction and had a lot of time on my hands, just like 100 monkeys can write Shakespear given enough time.

As a pro mentalist, I have twenty things I use to assess a routine. They are:
1) big impact,
2) believable - not so impossible that it appears to be a "trick",
3) takes no strange props, (or better yet no props),
4) does not involve playing cards or any other obvious magician paraphernalia,
5) easy to transport,
6) has little to no angle issues,
7) little or no reset,
8) has no refills or anything "special" needs that needs to be replaced with use,
9) is sturdy and can take a beating,
10) is not restricted by body type (i.e. needs to be thin, tall, not have windows in hands, etc.)
11) provides audience interaction,
12) is not designed to present to magicians, but a lay audience,
13) easy to do and remember,
14) in not something an audience member can THINK they figured it out,
15) can work in a bar, street, close-up and stage environments,
16) can be presented in multiple ways easily (mentalism, magic, body reading, psychic, etc.)
17) can be used for all ages - or as close to all ages as possible
18) Does not appear like something an audience has seen before,
19) passes the "wife" test,
20) falls into my budget.

So few routines REALLY fall into each of these requirements - don't let the price scare you away! This falls into ALL of the categories.

The only three possible negatives are:
1) It is not real magic (but definitely looks like it),

2) it is a logic puzzle, but it is easy to do and the logic will not be followed by the audience. It does NOT appear to be a logic puzzle, and

3) while no acting is necessary, like all magic, a modicum of acting ability helps.


This will go into my repertoire forever - LOVE IT!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2016
I've been purchasing magic tricks 45 years. The risks in this business are that you will buy a trick that you don't like and is possibly really not doable. If the trick is $6.95 you bite the bullet and live with it. This one was $25 and in hindsight I wouldn't but it for $6.95.

Tip; don't buy it if you can't see the trick from beginning to end. This one has a manual to read of thirty plus pages. Take the $25 and buy three.decent tricks or dinner.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 5th, 2015
A friend of mine has shown it to me yesterday and i bought it to support this project and also wanted to read about Colins and Michaels approach.
100% surefire method! I see this as a add-on method for any which hand that is around there. Have a look at other methods as well to combine them. Another great thing is: you can customize it to your needs.
One of the ideas i got after reading The manuscript for example: put a borrowed bill (50$) inside one of two envelopes and play a game.
You burn the envelope in which the bill is not in.
Yes you are not limited to which hand! Play it big!
My highest recommendation. You get a hammer try to figure out what you can build with it. :-)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2016
I remember learning this game in a logic class 25 years ago. Unfortunately, The video teaser ( as with many of them it seems) chose to leave out a performance of the full effect. I understand the excitement of having a foolproof effect, but it is easily reconstructable by anyone who wants to take a little time to run through the choice/options. The video would have you think that they are choosing a hand behind their back, pulling them forward, and you amazingly just guess {correctly, every time} which hand the coin is in.That is NOT how it happens at all, and the teaser is very misleading (perhaps to keep people from working it out and not having to purchase it}
It is, as he says at the end, something to use casually on the fly.... you could use it to win A free drink, but likely wouldn't want to try it more than once for the same crowd. Like his/their thinking in general and he admits that it is based on premises that have come before. I don't think it's worth the amount of money asked- NOT because the idea isn't good, but because it can't be done over and over safely, and it was not represented correctly. If enthusiasm is genuine, the video demo should show the whole routine
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Not a logical puzzle!?!? Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 18th, 2016
"One of the finest effects ever created"!?!? You gotta be kidding, people!! Two questions to arrive at a 50-50 outcome, and that doesn't feel like a logical puzzle? What does it feel like then? Real magic perhaps?? As I watched the full performance, Martin Gardner's name popped into my mind (indeed, Mark Elsdon mentioned him later on among the influences)- this is the kind of logical curiousity that you find left and right in his writing. After that you are free to pick one and blow it out of proportion. I'm sorry guys, I don't get the 33 raving reviews, this was really truly overpriced. Mark Elsdon does mention that this is more of a vehicle to begin some other, "real", effect, and there is a reason for that. This piece alone does not stand on its own, no matter what presentation. Even "Turning Heads" by Ryan Stock is more puzzling - you guess the 50-50, but at least you ask no questions... Maaaaaybe, with a stretch, the variation of guessing multiple coines of a few people at the same time can hold some ground - then it becomes a stunt of some sort - "even if theres a logical trick, amazing how he/she keeps track of several people". But other than that, in person or by phone, blindfolded or not, with all the ideas and variations offered, it really comes across as a clever algorithm, which it is. And maybe they won't crack it on the spot, but they will know it has to be something along the line - otherwise, why those questions at all? Those who are into the world of puzzles know that there is an ocean of gems of comparable calibre, and I understand the effort that was put into translating it into a magic environment. Still to me it remains what it is, and the fact that there is a logical principle at work is unquestionable to any sane person. Sorry, really disappointed, shamelessly overpriced.
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Cool method, great presentation - deceptive? Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 14th, 2016
As others have consistently said, this is an awesome presentation that disguises the method inside the engaging presentation, so for that alone it's a real winner. One star off from me because - I think people won't know HOW it works, but they just write it off as... it's a logic puzzle of some kind. I had a similar feeling of STEGASAURUS, which I also really enjoy performing. If you watch the video, Mark adds a second bit that is nothing new, but when paired with this I think makes the whole thing much stronger retrospectively. Mark says the same, and also admits this isn't a killer or anything - but at the right time and place, at a pub with your mates perhaps - it's a heck of a lot of fun. So definitely a worker and in a winner in my book, propless and impromptu. It will get a "Hmm!" more than a "Holy ****" but that's ok by me. Nice effect.
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Obvious logic to some Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 23rd, 2016
It's been suggested that what makes this such an improved version is that the "logic-y" aspect of it has been removed. What is true is that the calculations (if you will) that the performer has to go through have been simplified: you won't ever find yourself getting lost in inner reasoning. Despite this, the same "logic-y" feel remains for the spectator: multiple questions involving adopting the posture of a liar or a truth-teller. Anyone remotely familiar with Smullyan-type puzzles of this genre will suss this out quickly. If you don't perform around analytical folks with an interest in puzzles, then this might be fine (though still a rather minor effect). Otherwise, people will reflect on it till they work out the trees.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2016
an interesting concept ,have not been able to put it to use as yet .i think it is still going to come across as a guessing game but i'll give it a shot soon and see what happen's. errol
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