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King Of Warped by Martin Cox (Instant Download) Create a trans-dimensional portal inside a freely selected card. Then hand everything out, like a boss. INTRO PRICE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"Back when I was doing strolling card magic, I'd have killed for this piece. OK, maybe only simple assault." -Lee Earle

"The best Card Warp variation I've seen!" Roy Walton

Imagine having the power to VISUALLY DISTORT REALITY, freakishly turning a signed card INSIDE OUT at a moment's notice... Sounds good? This 20+ minute download is for YOU.

After 15 years of development; UK underground legend Martin Cox has finally released his breakthrough method for Roy Walton's "Card Warp" effect.

Perfected over thousands of live performances on the street, in restaurants, in parlour settings and even on stage!

This simple and elegant gimmick will allow you to perform the most visual card twisting effect your audiences will ever see. Alongside the beautiful choreography of Martin's handling, this method is BULLETPROOF.

The gimmick takes up zero pocket space, there's a two-second set up time, and an instant reset; this trick is a working magician's dream!

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Excellent Card Warp Report this review
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Overview: Excellent version of Card Warp with cards fully examinable at the end

Pros:
- Easy to perform
- Cards fully examinable at the end
- Instant reset

Cons:
- Does require a few seconds of setup (or some planning) in advance

Discussion: I've learned (and perform) 2 different versions of Card Warp before this one. The traditional version, where it truly is impromptu and the cards are torn at the end has always been my go-to method. Later, I learned a version without tears that required significant setup in advance to create a very flimsy gimmick that cannot be handed out. Very pretty, but non-functional for live performance.

This version by Martin Cox removes the need to tear both cards at the end and allows you to hand out both cards for the spectator to try out. People I've performed this tend to have an average reaction until the end... when I hand them the cards. They are stunned when I tell them to try it for themselves.

Leaving it as a souvenir, I sign the front of one of the cards creating an instant business card.

Summary: You'll need a few seconds of preparation in advance which removes this from a truly impromptu performance. But, overall it is a great method for performing this timeless illusion.

For me, I'll use this as my primary Card Warp going forward, keeping the original version for the times when I truly need to be impromptu.

If you want a very nice version of Card Warp and don't mind a few seconds of prep, this is a great download.
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Pretty darned good! Report this review
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Back when I was doing strolling card magic, I'd have killed for this piece. OK, maybe only simple assault.

It seems to me that using a borrowed deck (with permission to tear cards) is the best angle. And getting the gaff - such as it is - can also be done right under their noses; when making the 'tear' in the 'box' card, rip all the way to get two pieces. "Oops, too much of a tear," and put the pieces in your pocket so you can prepare another card. You're on.

The step-by-step instructions, including an over the shoulder segment, are very easy to follow and all the angles are covered.

For under ten bucks, you simply cannot go wrong.
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Clever Variation, Not an Improvement Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 6th, 2017
This version employs a gimmick, which in turn makes the handling look a bit fiddly. The gimmick must be rung in and out, as well as manipulated throughout. To me, what makes the original Card Warp (and many of its later handlings) so powerful, is precisely that you *don't* have any extra cards. While this version does allow you the novelty of being able to hand the cards out at the end-without tearing them up-my overall impression is that it is not strong magic. It's more like a puzzle. For a truly stunning handling of Card Warp, I would recommend learning Bruce Cervon's superfluous Warp II.
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It has it's place... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 11th, 2017
Are you looking to learn the classic Card Warp, and all the things that make it one of the greatest card classics of all time? If so, this download isn't for you.

Do you know the classic Card Warp, and want a variation that will fool your magician friends? Well, Martin Cox has exactly what you're looking for.

IF you can get past the barrage of stock (corny) one liners, you'll learn this effect pretty quickly. Martin does a good job of explaining the effect. And you can tell that he uses this effect, as he's very comfortable with it.

What you see is what you get... there's no weird moments or awkward moves that have been cut out of the teaser vid. The effect is straight forward and looks good. The angles are great, and the set up is very, very fast. All in all, this is a good trick.

The reason I gave it three stars however, is that there's an element that Cox incorporates here that does not exist in the original Card Warp. This addition makes the trick a real magician fooler (magicians who perform Card Warp), but does little to improve the experience for the lay person.

As a full time performer that spends quite a bit of time behind the bar, I find this addition to be unnecessary. It con-volutes what is already a beautifully stream-lined effect.

It's not for me. But that doesn't mean I thought it was a bad trick. I just don't like the trade off.
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Too much monkey business Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 7th, 2017
This effect is okay at best. This is nothing I would perform. There's just too much foolin' around at the onset of the trick, lookin' like you're doin' nothin' while it's quite obvious(even to a layperson)that you're doin something. Albeit, even though they may not decipher exactly WHAT you're doin. This alone for me is enough to make me think that all the foolin' around will diminish the impact of the magic to the spectators. Reducing this to a "cute" lil' trick. My audiences are used to a higher level of wow factor then this would allow me to produce. I do like the idea that you end clean, but in the words of the great Chuck Berry, it's just too much monkey business for me to be involved in!
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Not for me Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2017
There's just too much going on with this trick for the entertainment value it provides to the spectator. The creator says he's used it for 15 years. I'd have replaced it with something better long before now. Not worth the effort IMO.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 11th, 2017
In my humble opinion, I have to say that I prefer the old original card warp. Just a matter of taste. It was simpler and more to the point, and the criticism of tearing the "evidence" at the finish never seemed that much of a drawback to me because you could still hand it out for examination when done.

On the plus side, it will have much appeal to those who can handle it smoothly. The instructions are very clear and include an over-the-shoulder angle which was very helpful. High quality video, but I could have done without the "musical" soundtrack - annoying and distracting.
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Better? Perhaps, but different Report this review
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When dealing with classics such as Card Warp one is always nervous about some so-called "improvement." In this case the question about whether or not this is an improvement is best left to you. The effect is very much like the classic, but it is different enough. I can see this being especially effective for those who are familiar with Card Warp, particularly those who know the method.
I have always been slightly afraid to hand out the cards after the classic, simply because a person who is bright and gets hold of all four pieces can back into the basics of the method. With this version that concern is taken away completely.
Of course, this comes at a price, being able to hand out the cards with no fear costs you the use of a gimmick, a gimmick that can be constructed on the fly in only a few seconds, but a gimmick nonetheless.
I think that this is well worth getting, looking at carefully, and deciding for yourself whether or not you think the price (use of a gimmick) is worth the improvement. Even if you decide that it is not, this is worth looking at.
Recommended
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Probably not for me Report this review
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I love the premise of Card Warp. I saw the original version back in the late 70’s, and that singular effect inspired me to make magic a part of my adult life after leaving it behind in adolescence. I’ve seen several variations over the years and I’ve tried most of them. I now perform my own version of the classic effect that I like a lot. Nonetheless, when I saw the promo for King of Warped I was eager to learn it.

This effect looks so good that I’d really like to give it a ringing endorsement -- but I can’t. Being able to hand out the cards at the end (in pristine condition aside from the requisite folding) is nice, but I don’t think it’s a good tradeoff for what you have to do to get there, and frankly I don’t think it matters to spectators if the cards are torn at the end as in the original version. For me this version is just a bit too fiddley, there are a few too many spots where the spectator can become suspicious if s/he watches closely, and in the end you really don’t end clean, unlike the original version. Overall, while I like the way it looks in Mr. Cox’s hands (and even he flashes at one point), I think this variation is entertaining to magicians who know the original method but doesn’t add a great deal from the layman’s perspective.
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Warped INDEED! Report this review
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The Cox tweak on a fairly well-known routine adds quite a bit to this twisty visual effect.

The so-called gimmick is small, and the whole thing resets quickly. VERY DECEPTIVE and finishes clean - and for the price of six-pack of good beer you have yourself a handy walkaround pocket trick.

Personally, I think this would be a killer bit for a children's party or a crowded bar...
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