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SKETCH by Joao Miranda and Julio Montoro A mind-boggling visual. This is what real magic looks like.
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From the creative minds of João Miranda and Julio Montoro -- an extremely visual and surprising card revelation like no other.

In this illusion, the magician shows a pad, and sketches a card - his prediction of the one the spectator will choose. The spectator then selects a card, and the magician shows what he has drawn -- the audience laughs because the magician only drew the BACK of a card!

Suddenly the drawing VISIBLY jumps out of the pad, transforming into a real card, exactly matching the spectator's selection!

SKETCH is extremely easy to perform, and is always guaranteed to get an amazing reaction from the audience.

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Doesn't come close to the demo video Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 12th, 2017
Demo video makes it seem like a drawn card falls off a notebook into your hands.

The reality doesn't come close.

Gimmick is incredibly thick, with a blatant crease that they try to hide with a thick marker line.

MAYBE you can get away with it in a small theater, where the closest audience member is several feet away, but even that is questionable. But you'll never fool anyone at typical card-trick distance. It'd be like trying to make someone believe a thick fridge magnet is flush with the surface of the refrigerator.

Also, the transformation from gimmick to card is much slower than the promo video would have you believe. The promo video is stunning, the reality is you can see it as it transforms, and the mystery is lost.

And it's not because I haven't practiced it -- the instructional video suffers from the same problem. I watched the video before examining the gimmick and was surprised that I was actually able to see the gimmick do its thing. If the inventor can't make it look good in the instructional video, there's no amount of practice that will overcome this poorly built trick.

Concept is interesting, but they need to put some R&D into the gimmick and make it actually flat. Wait for version 2.0, see if they fix it. In the meantime, stay away.
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Doesn't seem to work Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 12th, 2017
I am very disappointed in SKETCH. First, the gimmick I received isn't lined up correctly, which could easily expose the method. Second, no matter how I squeezed, the gimmick did absolutely nothing, except tilt slightly. which would also expose the method. Third, this drawing looks great in the video, but I do not believe it would pass muster in a close-up situation.
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Instructions could be better Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 12th, 2017
First this trick's promo made me think, "Take my money! I've got to have it!" The trick handles well and presents a visually stunning transformation as seen in the promo video.

I do want to mention some issues I had with the instructions. They were on a website that made me hunt for the link. I suppose that's OK since it was a "hidden area." I found the link but then the user interface was so dimly constructed that I could hardly find the text box to enter the secret code unless I angled my laptop just right. (Maybe, again, that's part of making it secret?)

Next, the instructions were fairly simple and straightforward but I missed some things the first time around due to their heavy accents (and my own aging hearing) and their brief teaching. In my opinion the instructions were too fast and did not cover some of the finer points of handling. After watching it three or four times I finally figured out what I was missing.

This trick could have earned four stars if the instructions did not make me work so hard. I like the trick but I would have liked a little more effort and detail to the finer points of handling.
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Stay away Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 6th, 2017
Trust those that only gave it a few stars. Not a newbie here by any stretch of the imagination. Gimmick broke just during setup, if I can't fix it then will contact Penguin about a replacement but being in Japan, I don't expect a speedy delivery(I paid FedEx International Express). In addition the pad is big, bulky and does not really work as shown in the tutorial. Maybe if you had big hands with good strong fingers.
All in all a very poorly made effect. Without even practicing I can tell that this will not play well close up, if it even works! I would say a good 7-10 ft away otherwise you will get busted!! Sorry one of the few products which I had to say something about. Savey your money!
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not just for video Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 15th, 2017
I must say at first I wasnt sure if THIS was just A good trick for the camera or what,but I soon found out that this looks as good in real life as on camera ,once you learn the sweet spot for the gimmick you should be able to perform it just as well as in the video.
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Amazing !!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 25th, 2017
Before buying this trick I doubted some reviews I read, but I decided to take the risk and I do not regret it. The effect is exactly what you see in the demo.The effect is excellent and the reactions are amazing. It is perfect for close up and parlor. Just do not hesitate and add it to your cart.
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Money Well Spent. And it does look like the video you maniacs. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2017
Here's what I want when I buy gimmicked magic.
Quality and durable gimmick made and ready to us.
Easy no nonsense instructional video.
Non deceptive advertising.
This effect fits the criteria exactly. I 'm a full time professional magician. I spend hundreds of dollars on magic every month. So rarely these days do you get a quality gimmick and one thats ALREADY MADE! This is worth every penny, simple and eye popping magic.
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Great Effect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 8th, 2017
I personally love the effect.

If the gimmick was 100% reliable, this thing would be Gold.
The gimmick that it comes with is OK... you need to work it in a bit.
The effect though is outstanding when everything is functioning properly.
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SKETCH Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 10th, 2017
First Of All...This effect is two shades this side of real magic. There is an ink drawing of a card..Then there is no ink drawing and a real card changes places with the drawing. Right before your eyes. It then leaps off of the note book into you hands. This effect is so amazing that it makes your audience wonder if reality is real.
I love it and have many more good things to say, but honestly, JUST GET IT. Peter Turner
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Great visual, but not versatile Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 1st, 2017
The visual effect on this is awesome, and you get exactly what you see in the promo video. Unfortunately I was hoping this might be a bit more versatile, with the ability to use other flat printed items or even other cards or other back designs/colors, but none of that is included or possible. You have to use the gimmick supplied, with the specific card and back design. It's also limited by how close you can be to the audience--If you're right up close, it's quite easy to see the gimmick, especially in bright light. That being said, the visual is, as I said, shockingly good. I will use this, but HOW I use it will be somewhat limited.
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