The gimmick does not line up properly when opened up so you cannot show the back of the card. Your
card won't look like his does in the demo...
It is a good trick/concept and could work well
on stage. I don't think it's good for close up at all.
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In the video at the reveal it truly looks like ONE THIN card...but the gimmick you get is THICK AND
DOESNT LINE UP AT ALL....horribly indexed and doesnt come off like the video. UNUSEABLE
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Let's clarify that the spectator will name a card and it's in your hand. That being said, you will
give a little instruction along the way to help the spectator in their choices. The gimmick, to me,
is very unconvincing close up. Blake gives some ideas on handling, but they involve your hands at a
slightly odd configuration. In the stage or single-person version, you are supposed to handle the
gimmick a little more casually, but unless you do this on stage it's going to be obvious there's
something going on.
The concept is sound, it's just easier to do this with a slight
adjustment of your guidance and actually end with one card you can hand out and walk away rather
than use the gimmick. You will end dirty here and have to clean up rather quickly in a close up
situation. I understand you can repeat this and have a slightly different outcome, yet how often
does a magician repeat an effect for the same crowd?
The gimmick is well-made and should
last a good while. Credit goes to Blake for giving you something that should hold up to use.
Joshua Jay's "Inferno" uses a similar method and ends a whole lot cleaner. Or you can just use
common sense if you have a little knowledge and end clean with a regular card. If you do it right,
to the spectator the end result is ultimately the same and they'll never know the difference in how
many cards they got to actually choose from.
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I bought this directly from Theory 11 when it was released. It is an excellent idea and when done in
the right environment, it can be an ok effect.
The gimmick is already crafted for you (no
arts and crafts) so that's always good. The gimmick should last for a good while, however mine is
already breaking down. So, cool idea for the gimmick, but after using it a while, i noticed that it
I don't like the close up handling. It doesn't feel natural (there is a
special way of revealing the thought of card without exposing the inner workings of the gimmick). I
always felt it was a bit too much. Not alot of people have asked to see the card after revealed, but
you should also know that the spectator will not be able to handle the card after revealing it.
I find that the best way to use this would be in a parlour style setting. It gives you some room
between you and the spectators, that way you can reveal the thought of card without worry of anyone
seeing anything they are not supposed to see.
Again, this is my humble opinion. I have used
the gimmick many times, it still remains in my bag of tricks I usually take out with me. If you're
on the fence about this trick and have the money to spend, I say get it, maybe you'll find a better
handling. If you don't have alot of cash, maybe pass this one and take a look at something else.
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I just received the Invisible Card gimmick today and I right off the bat, I was somewhat
disappointed: the gimmick will have to go through a period of “use to” before I would get to a
comfortable level to handle it in close up situations. If anything at all, I would say that I would
feel very comfortable performing with little practice, if at least, I am doing it in parlor
situations, where there is a good space between me and the audience.
When I saw the
gimmick, I can see the reason why Blake Vogt’s trailer was shot in low lights and noisy environments
where the audience was a bit wound up!
The gimmick is somewhat bulky and will make a
little noise when you operate it in quiet rooms which leads me to wonder if we really need to have
all those cards in the gimmick. Maybe four or six of the “most popular selections would suffice”,
since we have so many ways to lead the volunteer to the desired card anyway. I also wonder if you
would be able to operate the gimmick with ease if you have a big thumb.
I saw a couple of
reviews here, Brian R from Alabama and JustStuff2009, favoring Joshua Jay’s Inferno over Blake
Vogt’s Invisible Card which I think are valid comparisons and fair assessments. I would even throw
in the Invisible Deck, B’wave, Colossal Blizzard in the mix for the potential buyers to check and
consider before buying the Invisible Card. Or if you have money to spend then get the Lynx Wallet
which is a 52 outs and it might just be worth it to achieve the same effect and end up cleaner as a
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Over the years the trend of card magic comes along different plot surfaced to discussion /
variations over the years such as the Ambitious Card, the Berglas Effect, Any Card at any number,
the Open Prediction, even sleight like an invisible pass...
For a person who stay with
magic as a hobby for a few years will know that trend comes and goes. What we have here is a
variation created by Blake Vogt, a name that seems very popular to Western World due to his debut
with Theory 11 and being recruited by David Copperfield in such as young age.
card its plot is simple, a folded card held in closed fist, the spectator named any card in the deck
and magician open the folded card and boomed it's the card.
The effect is simple and
Is the method the same?
If magician want to create a similar result. A $10
or DIY invisible deck / brainwave deck can let his audience feel similar astonishment, well of
course you might said there is only one card involve here.
Then we can have Joshua Jay the
Inferno as alternative as well for lower budget and it is sure fire.
For professionals, we
might still recalled Q by Cosmo Solano that is quite hard to find but does the job perfectly with
showing only one SINGLE folded card and it can be examined by the audience for a price of US$250.
Does that worth it? I say yes it worth every penny if you have that budget to bring your audience
the best reaction they deserved.
Back to Blake's version, it is price range between the
Inferno($35), and Miller Index ($99) and does it does the job as describe? Yes, Does it require a
card force? Sort of. Can it examined by the audience? No, you don't want them to examined the card
because it will exposed the method. Can it be done in close up situation? I prefer it as a oarlor /
stage effect. Is it easy to learn? Yes, once you watch the download instruction you can do it in 5
mins, but takes more performance to make it perfect.
Well I think the above might help you
to decide whether this is for you.
It is a nice variation and works well with parlor or
stage settings in my opinion. If you are a close up / walk around magician you might want to
continue to use the Inferno / Q. If you were Q owner you might want to take this if your dressing
code not allow you to have Q / forget to bring Q with you.
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This is a great effect! But it will take some practice to get everything down flawless. And by "some
practice", I don't mean 30 minutes. Give it the time it needs and deserves before pulling it out.
The angles are pretty good if you follow Blake's teaching (which is very well explained). The only
reason I took a star away is because the card can't be handed out. I've performed this 6 times and
have only been asked to see the card once. I just did a quick vanish and said, "That's why I call it
The Invisible Card". I would definitely recommend this. It gets great reactions!!!!
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While Blake is a great magician and nice guy, I have to say this is a Terrible Terrible product.
The card doesn't line up on the front or back and looks nothing like the demo.
Save your time and money, go buy an invisible deck, this thing is garbage, straight garbage.
Going in the junk drawer.
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Its a great idea, but the gimmick I got from Theory 11 was very obvious and didn't fool many people
I performed it for. It was disappointing knowing he could make a better gimmick since his in the
trailer was perfect and on AGT recently he even let Simon hold it for a few seconds. Maybe you'll
get a better gimmick but I just didn't like this.
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I came up with a handling for close up. And the angels are far improved. If anyone is interested
that bought the effect. Contact me through my email. Roccomindbender@gmail.com
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