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Queens out of Control This is a must-have for any magician struggling with the elmsley count, one of the most common weapons in card magic. The DVD plus cards set includes a fully-inspectable packet effect that FRYS!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 24th, 2013
The original title of this trick was "The Sympathetic Aces". It took me a week to perfect. I took away once star becasue of its price. The original sold for around nine bucks using aces instead of queens. But yes, this is on great packet trick, but you have to develop a better patter. I performed by telling the tale of a magician who went on a travel and the cards decided to "do their own thing", ending with the note they were about to all turn into jokers when the magician returned. They had no choice but to finish up with another grand finale. The backs of the cards should have been more colorful, as did the original. But ya, this one is tough to top.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
Hi. This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.
This is a FANTASTIC packet effect that really does have a stunning effect on audiences. It does take quite a bit of practice to get all the little details remembered, but its well worth the work.
I won't say this is in my favorite packet trick collection. Twisted Sisters, Color Monte, and even Ultimate 3 card beat out this trick as far as impact and ease of use are concerned, but this is a very close fav. It's a good trick with a great ending, just be prepared to work. This isn't a clean effect.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
This is a crazy high price for a rehash of a very old effect, along with a very cheaply-made set of cards. Honestly, I've never been a fan of this routine. It just goes on too long, and it's too repetitive. By the time you get to the climax with the multi-backed cards, many spectators will have already zoned out.
If you really love this effect, I would suggest looking into Colombini's version. It doesn't use normal playing cards, and there's a story about leprauchauns that goes along with it. At least that'd be helpful in keeping the spectators somewhat engaged.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2006
I'm not really big into packet tricks, but this one is great. This really uses just one sleight that probably all intermediate card magicians will already know. If you know the sleight, you will be doing this trick within 5 minutes. If not, then it will take just a little bit of practice. This trick is great because it has multiple surpises. But the best part about it is, is that it is fully inspectable at the end! If you like packet tricks, then this one is a must buy!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 12th, 2006
This is a wonderful card effect- when they think it is over the best has yet to come! The only drawback is that he doesnt tell you where to put the cards in order to get them in color order in the end. but thats not a big deal- Its an awsome trick and its FULLY INSPECTABLE. Youll be doing it within ten minutes of opening it unless you dont know the elmsey count then it will take you twenty min. Highly recommended!!get it now!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 8th, 2006
This is my number one trick so far because you buy a trick that delivers not one, not two but three punches! The moves if preformed right will make the trick smooth and realistic.
My full compliments to MR. Griffin
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 25th, 2006
This is an awesome trick. DVD is excellent as well. What a love about this packet trick is in the end, everything is examinable! It will take you a short time to learn the patter and execution but once you have it, it works great!
This is a very good trick! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 2nd, 2005
This trick is a very good trick. I just got it yesterday, and I have already performed it for several people. The downside is that the cards are cheaply made and can stick together which can slaughter the entire routine when you perform it. As long as you practice it, it can be easily mastered. The setup is not that difficult to master. In fact it takes only about 4 seconds. Gerry very clearly explains the trick and exactly how to do the move. The move is a must because it is used 9 times throughout the trick.
Don't worry though, it is very easy to do very effectively.
I HIGHLY ADVISE YOU TO GET THIS TRICK! YOU WON'T BE SORRY!
Very nice packet trick Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 27th, 2005
As far as packet tricks go this one is top notch.
Great trick ,, great effect ,, even better reactions, it's a trick that anyone can be amazed by, and you will learn the elmsly count as it should be done.
The reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the music was lame........... ok I'm joking (even though it is lame).
It got 4 stars because the patter is really unoriginal sounding so you have to do your own patter, and it's only 1 trick. There is a bonus card and he tells you to use your imagination with the extra, but other than that you pay 20 bucks for the cards and the one routine.
You should add this trick to cart if you want a solid carry around trick. I carry mine in my car.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 5th, 2005
This trick is amazing, get it. I ALWAYS keep them on me. With the right showmanship the queeens turning over is a great trick. Then just as the spectator thinks the trick is over, 4 queens have turned into jokers, then 1 back to a queen. Ask them to check the cards, but assure them they will get even more confused. When they realize the backs of the queens are all different colours they flip.... and all the cards at the end are 100% examinable.
Definately the best tutoring of the elmsley count I've ever seen as it looks so natural, and it's used so often in the trick that the elmsley count comes more naturally than counting 4 cards normally.
This trick has to be bought, I don't see that you have a choice (unless you've already got it).
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