Oz's BTP is the best beginner in card magic only.
But this DVD is the best beginner in general
The tricks in this DVD taked from the BEST part of this DVD :
-Complete Card Magic -
Volume Six: Forces Shuffles Flourishes (force)
-Complete Card Magic - Volume Seven: Cuts and
Sleights (one handed cut)
-Quantum Bandit (penetrating rubber band in Jay Sankey's Amazing Magic
Tricks Anyone Can Do)
-Jay Sankey's Revolutionary Coin Magic (coin through table)
Mysteries by Richard Osterlind (Mind Reading Book)
-Many of self levitation DVD (good material
that must known by the beginner)
With that price, you must get this.
Why spending your
money if you have the best ?
If you're the beginner or someone that boring with card trick,
then this DVD is right for you.
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OVERVIEW: This DVD from Magic Makers is a good starting point for those relatively new to magic,
because it teaches a variety of magic tricks that are easy to learn, master, perform and amaze. In
the video, Rob Stiff goes through some different magic tricks using a variety of different items,
including some card tricks, coin tricks, match tricks and a lot more. With almost two hours of
material in total, this DVD will give the beginner what is needed to start learning magic. The main
part of the video teaches you how to perform 12 different tricks, as well as a bonus levitation
trick, some one-handed fancy moves that you can do with a deck of cards, and card forces.
CONTENTS: There's a ton of material on here, and that's because this is effectively four videos
1. Do You Want To Learn Magic (46 minutes)
This is the main part of the video,
and this section includes teaching you how to perform a few card tricks, how to vanish and make a
coin reappear, some other magic with money, how to make a match jump from pile to pile, how to cut
and magically restore a rope, how to penetrate a rubber band through another one, how to read the
mind of someone using an ordinary book, and more.
2. Do You Want to Levitate (4 minutes)
This is a simple introduction to the well-known Balducci Levitation.
3. One Handed &
Other Moves (20 minutes)
This material covers some basic one-handed moves, but also has bonus
material explaining the slip force & double lift.
4. Card Forces (36 minutes)
section features teaching by Gerry Griffin, and covers 10 different forces, including the classic
force, 10-20 force, riffle force, and more.
TEACHING: Aside from the final section on card
forces, Rob Stiff does the teaching for all the tricks, and he goes through them very well, first
showing a performance of the trick and then explaining how to do the trick yourself. All of the
tricks that have been chosen in the video are, as the back of the DVD says, “easy to perform and are
designed to fool everyone.”, and that's an accurate description. Rob's teaching makes it easy to
follow along with him and learn what to do, and these tricks also astound the audience, as can be
seen by how they react.
BEGINNERS: This DVD is definitely for beginners who wish to start
learning magic. The tricks are easy to learn so you can go out there and start performing quite
quickly. There are a variety of different types of tricks, so not just card tricks, but tricks using
money, books, rope and more can also be learnt, so you will be able to show your audience an entire
range of different styles of tricks. But it's also good for the person who already has some
experience as a beginner, and is looking to learn some basic sleight of hand (e.g. double lift) and
forces, to take their card magic to the next level.
INTERMEDIATES: But it's not only
beginner material here, and there's some real gold that even the intermediate magician will
appreciate. Take for example the Rubberband Penetration (commonly called the Crazy Man's Handcuffs).
This effect can be killer, and although it requires practice to master, it's well worth the effort.
There's certainly some very good material here that can help you amaze.
This DVD is a wonderful place to start to learn how to perform magic, so would make a gift to any
starting magician, whether they be young or older. If you are interested in learning magic, this is
definitely a great DVD to begin your journey into the amazing world of magic, where you can learn to
astound and baffle your audience with some great magic tricks! But even if you have some experience
with magic, you'll also find some good material here to use as well. For around 2 hours of material,
and a price that's usually around $5-$10, it's excellent value. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
The stuff on this DVD is really good for beginners but if you have been doing magic for a long time,
then you probably have already don't most of this. Don't this turn you off from buying this DVD
though. The rubber band trick is something that I still use today and still gets me great reactions.
You will also learn some great cuts and flourishes that you will use throughout your entire magic
career. If you are just starting out, this is a great DVD for you.
This is definitely a good beginners dvd. If you're young and brand new to magic, this is the dvd for
you. These tricks were designed for those who aren't quick enough to catch the secrets that are
sometimes all too obvious. Again, if your target audience is composed of 10 year olds (or even slow
adults as seen in this dvd) who concentrate more on the magic than trying to figure the trick out,
then this dvd is great. Also, Rob Stiff lives up to his name. He's just doesn't look comfortable
doing his tricks and has a very basic patter (like he read it out of a book). On the other hand, the
forces are handy and the one-handed moves are nice, although I'm sure there are better dvd's that
contain the same stuff (Born to Perform Card Magic is a good start).
I could have made a better DVD in my basement. Plain and simple. All these effects are so basic that
you can find most of them online for free. And it's not like I'm a professional magician...I'm 16.
The only people I would recomend this DVD for are total beginners. I would recomend things like a
Svengali or an Invisible Deck insted of this garbage. You work hard for your money and this product
is not worth it.
This video is for beginners and intermediate level magicians who are looking to add useful and
powerful tricks to their repotire. Well produced, good material, and lots of material makes this dvd
the best beginners on the market. Look at the price! Superb! Get it now!
I think this DVD is a average to above average intro to magic. I must disagree with the first
reviewer just because the tricks are easy does not diminish their impact. I don't think Rob's
presentation is the best ever seen but it is effective. I do agree the bonus sections are very good
especially Gerry Griffin's 10 Card force section. The mini-lesson on the balducci levitaion is fair.
Comparing this DVD to another intro to magic, Mark wilson's Video course it comes in third place
tied with Mark Wilson's. It is not fair to compare this DVD to Oz's BTP as Oz's focuses on card
magic and Rob's is giving a smattering of the major magics
The production value of the DVD
is great as is the DVD menu.
For 20 bucks you will not go wrong if your a beginner or even an
Well, I gotta say, this isn't one of the best DVD's I've purchased. The magic on the DVD is very
elemental, although properly applied it can be very effective. I was expecting something a little
better, so I was dissapointed with its contents. But hey, like I said, I got it for free, so I
can't complain. The one trick on there that I really liked involved 2 rubber bands. Other than
that one, it was pretty bad. Sorry Rob, I just didnt like this one. I gave it two stars because
the interface was good, and the rubber band trick was excellent.
Alright, in terms for all those with a low IQ, I'll put it simply, this DVD sucks. It teaches all
these uncle tricks, and if you don't know what an uncle trick is it is one of those tricks that an
uncle knows. The best part is the one handed moves and the forces, most of these tricks are the
only ones where you "********" the bottom card cut the deck, and look at the card in front of it. I
got it for free but I would never pay for it. UMMMMM, yeah, so I wouldn't recomend it, you should
get Sankey Secret files, or 3 Ring Circus, but not this. Penguin is a great magic retailer but they
"spiff" this product up.
P.S. Penguin Magic ROCKS!!!!(but not the DVD)
I received this DVD for free during a sale a few months back - and I am very happy with it now.
Already owning Born to Perform, Stealing Pips and Gerry's Lucky Sevens - this was a step down.
However, there is a major difference. The tricks you take away from the DVD can be used in many
ways. Be creative, change stories, and know how to use your crowd.
The Book Trick, if done
right, will really scare people.
Worth the price, just go beyond the DVD.