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Banachek's Pre Thoughts (Book) More than a set of lecture notes, this is a complete mentalism act from start to finish as used by Steve Shaw (Banachek). Excerpts can be used as stand-alone in your show!
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20 page spiral-bound booklet includes detailed illustrations and instructions.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Pre-thoughts is a fantastic mentalism booklet from Banachek. For just 10 bucks, you get an entire mentalism set that contains some awesome effects. But you not only get the how-tos of the effects, you get Banacheks entire script and presentation surrounding them. My favorite routines in this booklet include:
1. Be Seated
An awesome prediction effect using four chairs. I have used this on stage and its a great piece of mentalism. Essentially, you are able to predict which chair will be left empty by the spectators. They have a free choice of which seat to sit in and they can change their mind at any point. A volunteer has been holding your prediction the entire time, and at no point do you go near the prediction or switch it in any way.
2. Add a number
This is an awesome add a number effect. Banachek teaches you how to make your own add a number pad without have to buy one. I have used this on stage as well, and it works really well.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 19th, 2005
Oh my God!!! These are the words that first left my mouth after reading this booklet. The routines are priceless, his thoughts and ideas priceless, his insights into the way he thinks and why, priceless. This booklet is invaluable to anybody. Don't get me wrong, I know that I'm calling it a booklet, it's 21 pages long, but the pages are (I think) around A4 size. There are illustrations, as well. This booklet is great, and the icing on the cake is
MY COPY OF THIS BOOKLET HAS BEEN SIGNED BY BANACHEK!!!
That's right, on the first page it says "In Thoughts Banachek"...
Buy Buy Buy, you won't regret this
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 6th, 2007
my first mentalism show was ripped straight from these pages and played very well for everybody in the audience. i still have people requesting items from this show on a regular basis. seriously this will pay for itself after the first performance, and only minimum practice is involved!! you cant beat it!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 15th, 2005
I am a beginner mentalist and have purchased a lot of products to get me started, and this was one of the best. The routine is so simple but the effects are killer and the reactions are priceless.
Cheers, Penguin, you are the best!!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 24th, 2004
Pre-Thoughts has several techniques that pay for the book many times the already low price. As you read on past the first two pages you realize you have just received an actual show that you can market and perform.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 25th, 2015
This is an entire show and the comedy was good.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 25th, 2014
This is a full routeen. Which is great. Granted the patter is a little outdated but who uses all the patter given to them rather then come up with their own anyway? The chair test is a very basic chair test. It is a foolproof chair test though and that is great.
The whole book overall is great and did I mention it is a full routeen? So if you have a show to do on the side and do not want to use anything from your current gig then this is a great way to go.
Since it is authored by Banachek everything is explained very clearly without going on and on. Very well written.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 11th, 2013
This booklet is a full effect and is a great act. I can;t wait to perform this in my act.
You get Banacheks entire script and presentation surrounding them. This is a must have!! ADD IT TO YOUR CART NOW!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 16th, 2010
really nice book escpecially for the price. no necessarily ground breaking material, just more of refined workable classic mentalism. its also nice to get to see a fulll routine presented by one of the top mentalist of these days. great for any mentalist to add to their collection.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Thinking of trying out mentalism? Then this is a must have. I used part of this routine as part of my act for about a year on stage. I've moved on since, but when I was a budding mentalist, this proved to be an invaluable resource. The material is very simple and Steve gives great pointers on how to make the presentation great. He actually provides the entire script if you need one. I've personally never used his script (doesn't match my style, at all) but it is still a good one. Highly recommended and a great bargain!
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