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Kirigami by Max Maven (Instant Download) A mind-reading demonstration where there's no writing, no peeking, and NO FREAKING WAY! INTRO PRICE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT.
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In a time where expensive gimmicks and fancy electronics rule the world of mentalism, Max Maven brings us a devastating miracle using the most simple props. With just a piece of paper, something to write with, and a pair of scissors, Kirigami delivers one of the most deceptive mind-reading principles we have ever seen.

Kirigami uses a very simple method so you can focus purely on the presentation. And, the effect is suitable for any environment.

Here's what happens:
A piece of paper with 8 different letters is folded into 8 spaces. The paper is cut so that there are now 8 squares. Using a very fair selection process, a word is made up using several letters. It is clear to the spectators that many words could be thought of. Without ever seeing the spectator's word, the mind reader correctly reveals her thought-of word.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2017
1) It is an interesting concept, but the prep work while the spectators wait is too much for me. The video shown in the ad was very misleading.

2) There is the question of why go through this mechanical process to read minds - why not just read their mind?

3) There is an element of spectator error, in fact, it happened in the full video.

4) There is very little impact on the audience, as shown by the filmed audience who are supposed to show a big reaction - and don't.

5) It requires a full sheet of paper and a pair (or better two pairs) of scissors.

Coming from Max Maven, I expected more and was very disappointed...
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2017
Max has given us another great effect here with detailed explanation that shows us exactly why it works. Basically, if you can write 8 letters on a piece of paper (and you can even do that ahead of time if you are afraid of messing up during performance), and if you can explain how to cut the edges off the paper (basically, "cut the edges off the folded paper"), you can do this self-working mentalism effect.

The only possible way I could see this not working would be if your spectator either did not follow your instructions (again, not difficult) or if they might not have the best vocabulary to draw from. Otherwise, any teenager or older should be able to do this with you.

Can you repeat it? Well, that depends. If you want to do it for two spectators like Max does in the video, then no. However, if you decide to do this for the same spectator at different times, you could do this twice and they wouldn't notice the discrepancy between the two performances.

I love material that allows you to concentrate on performance rather then worry about method through the whole thing. Kirigami fits that perfectly. There are so many ways you can play this, it's really limited only by your performance style. It's powerful and easy to do, and taught by a master of the craft.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 7th, 2017
Max Maven is a very good performer. He can make almost anything look very good, and he makes this look good. However, it is definitely not one of his best. WAY too much time has to be spent first explaining what they are going to do, then turning your back and re-explaining what they need to do as they are doing it. This is a case of Max Maven making a really poorly structured effect look good. I would rather take a well structured routine and try to make it look great.
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I have always been fascinated by the mentalism of Max Mavin. Kirigami can be presented almost anywhere with a very short prep time (just paper, pen or marker, and scissors). Very impressed by the results and it will fool those that you present it to. A very good buy.
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I always learn so much by watching and listening to Max. Having said that, in this case I have to subtract one star. Personally, I wouldn't perform this as a word divination. There are many more straightforward ways in mentalism to allow a person to just think of any word they like, and then divine it. What I think would be a better use of this method is to place more emphasis on how the myriad ways of folding could potentially produce at least dozens of letter combinations, and that the performer would have provided sealed predictions for the participants' resulting words before
asking them to make the folds. It could therefore be more convincingly sold as the performer having some subtle influence on the manner in which the spectator folded the paper. The implied odds of him having done so correctly psychologically seem more impressive than diving the word as if it were only thought-of.
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Simple, visual, clever, dead easy, and puzzling. No one will feel tricked but they won't be able to figure it out either.
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Max Maven deserves a huge standing ovation from the contributions he has given the world of mentalism, magic, & entertainment. His thoughts are amazing and his presentations always seem to have a realism that is "beyond authentic"... I actually believe this man is reading my mind every time! This approach on "getting the word" is an entire act. Once you understand this concept, it can actually be used with numbers and small words too! My creative juices immediately went to work on developing other similar routines for weekly restaurant/bar performances as well as my touring shows. I'm grateful for Max's insight, and his masterful teachings! The price you pay for this is sooooo worth it! If you like paper folding, and want to add some power and uniqueness to a routine, get this! You won't regret it! I'll say it again! GET THIS!!! MAXIMUM ENTERTAINMENT VALUE with Kirigami!
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Anything by Max Maven is worth it, and Kirigami is a steal. A smart first-grader could technically pull this off, so you can concentrate 100% on an amazing performance without worrying about messing up a CT or a billet s*****. It's that easy, but watch the video, and see how Max gets the maximum impact out of his reveals. Sometimes the best effects are the simplest, and for this one, all you need is a piece of paper, a pen, and scissors.

Whether you are a novice mentalist or a pro, you will definitely love this little gem for $9.95.
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Nice simple and Fun
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a great trick but must be presented properly add a little mystery in your language
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