Great for doing in senior living, got lots of widow numbers. I am 73
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I've been working this since the beginning of the year - I highly recommend it for a number of
a) You're getting away from doing a magic trick with a pack of cards, you can
afford to be more casual and adlib by utilizing just one card as if it's an afterthought to your
You are free of the 52 card look.
b) It is super simple, and unlike
other effects by RL that require you to be tearing and positioning pieces with a bit more thought
and attention - this effect is fool proof as it's so simple to do in any situation
you can get a girls number with this...but getting your client's details are far more valuable if
you want to keep earning the $$$ !
It's great effect to do to exchange personal info without
really having to ask to do so as it's part of the effect. Genius.
d) I'm not a fan of
effects that always market "REQUIRES NO SLEIGHT OF HAND", but I like this because you can ditch your
cards and focus on your presentation...it is just a single card.
Great as an opener, or as
an afterthought if you'd like to pass on your details and grab theirs! Well done RL !
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On the explanation video Rick compares this to a no sleight version of French Kiss. I see the basis
for the comparison. But French Kiss is hardly a knuckle buster. And, in my view, it's a more
powerful effect. This is okay. I would prefer something where you end totally clean, a la French
Kiss. The use of gimmicked cards is a bit off putting for me, not always but for this effect. Rick's
handling, though, is excellent.
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Rick Lax has done it again. Great as a stand alone or as a routine closer. The gimmick is not the
best part of this trick, it's absolutely necessary, but not the best part. The best part of this
trick is the teaching that Rick Lax provides. There are many great "tricks" out there but very few
great teachers of magic. Rick takes his time and teaches you the in's and out's, as well as the
pyschology behind why you say and act the way that you do. Let's face it, magic tricks without an
understanding of human psychology is LAME. What you learn here with Rick will serve you well on
this trick and future tricks and routines. Thank you Rick and Penguin Magic for always putting out
the highest quality product. Contact is fantastic and great for beginners and pros alike.
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This trick is really good. Super simple and can be done with any skill level. But why limit it to
just playing cards?. Once you have the the cards necessary to do this you will know what I mean.
this can be adapted to anything really. So if you run out of gimmicks. You can actually just use
blank business cards once you know the method and handling. If you know anything about card
splitting, you could make your own card gaffs. I'm not sure why these ideas weren't thought of or
shared in the download, but it's a good alternative if you can't afford to constantly buy refills.
By all means you should buy this effect and support the magic. With all this said, it would be
really nice if blank business cards could possibly be provided as a future option. Just have them
made up the same way as the playing cards are. It would feel more organic. It would also be a good
way for us magicians to get away from using playing cards all the time. Just an idea. But overall
this is still a really good effect. I'll definitely have fun with it.
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This is another brilliant trick by Rick Lax that I think is a must buy. It is so awesome because it
happens in the spectators hands. If you like those kind of tricks, this is the one for you!
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First of all, I never write a review unless it's for something that I regularly use it and others
should know about it! I picked this up when I was short on business cards. This filled in so well.
I have been in magic 30+ years and I highly recommend "Contact".
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This can be preformed anywhere and at anytime. I was able to get the early release and purchase this
at Magi-fest. It has an awesome follow up with great reactions from the crowds. This is my go to
trick. Highly recommended.
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I did in fact purchase contact immediately after being shown the effect one time. It's a phenomenal
show stopper that truly gets the best of anyone. And incredibly easy to perform which is that much
better if you only want to have a couple of trucks up your sleeve. Great work Rick!!
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I really like this trick! I bought it in January at a Penguin Magic Expo and have been using it ever
since! Another great creation by Rick Lax!
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