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Contra by The Other Brothers (Instant Download) By far the most deceptive switch of a card and dollar. INTRO PRICE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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A SIGNED playing card your spectator is HOLDING, turns into a dollar... IN THEIR HANDS.

Where's the card? In your wallet, where the dollar SHOULD be.

The Other Brothers have created the most deceptive way to switch a card and a dollar.

This video is PACKED with "aha" moments. From how you make their SIGNED card turn into a dollar, to how you get that same card into your wallet (you're gonna love that), to the brilliant switch.

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Wonderful Utility Item Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2017
Contra is a wonderful utility idea from the Other Brothers. Bottom line, if you like what you see in the video, you'll love this idea.

What You Get: Design and explanation for building two utility items that can be used together to achieve the effect seen in the demonstration video.

Excellent explanation on construction. Gimmicks (there are two) are both relatively easy to make, but you will want to take your time on the first item (they stress this). Expect to mess up a few times before getting the first item to an acceptable level for performance. The second one is very easy and, in my opinion, is the more useful of the two.

No real negatives here (except for a few very minor angle issues during performance and some requirements for directing the spectator).

As a bonus, they show you an idea that removes the dollar from the equation. In honesty, while I am very impressed with the trick as performed... I think I'll get more use out of just using the utility item without the dollar.

Money well spent to learn this.
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Contra!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2017
These dudes every time, they're so fun, get them on TV! I hope they do a penguin lecture soon! This illusion fun and crafty. Spectators will be scratching their heads. Great for walkaround, quick reset! More Other Bros.
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Pretty darn clever. But not an honest trailer. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2017
The trailer shows that the participant opens the banknote. That's not the case.

Other than that, this is a wonderful utility/effect.

You can use your normal wallet, no cards are forced, everything looks VERY FAIR(get it? Lol) and you don't need to be a sleight of hand master to pull it off. Anyone with normal dexterity can & will enjoy this.

You can use this information to create your own original routines as well. This utility will be talked about for a long time.
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Pretty cool Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2017
Contra is an effect you will do with only a minimum of practice. The toughest part is audience management but even that's not hard if you keep a brisk, no hesitations, pace. The DIY nature of this effect reminds me of some of the Steve Duschek stuff I learned in the 70's and 80's -- simple but deceptive. I gave it less than five stars because I'm not crazy about the way they teach you to load the wallet, but there are other options so if you like what you see in the demo don't let that stop you. I should also say that one of the two gimmicks you make (both fairly easy to construct, by the way) can be used for other effects with just a bit of imagination. Overall good value for the money.
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Finally a good trick from these guys. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2017
I've not been impressed with the some of the other downloads from these guys... until now. This is a very good trick, especially since it looks so fair and it happens in the spectator's hand.
It's pretty much as they show it: The spectator can really pick any card, and write all over the face. You then fairly and openly initial the back and put the card in their hand. You then take out your wallet while they are still holding the card, and put the wallet on the table, or even in the spectator's other hand. (And this can be any wallet. You don't have to use a gimmicked "card to wallet" wallet.)
When the spectator opens their hand, they are now holding a dollar bill. And here's the best part: The spectator now opens your wallet and the spectator removes the signed card.
I took away one star because the advertising video makes it look like the spectator unfolds the dollar which is not the way the trick works. This is not a weakness in the trick, but we all know how important it is to show honest ads.
The trick is not hard to do. The gimmicks do all the work, and the gimmicks are not hard to make. You will not have to buy anything you don't already have.
They also show how you can use the same gimmicks to switch one folded card for another, without having to do a Mercury Card fold.
But really, this is the easiest card to wallet using a regular wallet I've ever seen, and it's enhanced by the fact that the card transforms into a dollar right in the spectator's hand. Any beginner should be able to easily do it, and it should be strong enough for any walk-around or close-up routine.
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Clever but not practical Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 28th, 2017
While the switch is flawless, I wonder whether the need to carry a specially prepared item that is good for only one performance and then requires reset is ultimately practical.

As well, somehow I wonder if the change of the folded card to a bill - which is quickly taken from the participant's hand to display (a process that implies defensive guilt) is worth all the effort.

Indeed, the necessity to set up the wallet to receive the card is not at all convenient or clean and, once again, must be carefully reset for the next performance. Not practical for a table-hoppng environment.

In short, this item comes across as something designed as nifty to demo and to sell but impractical for a working performer. Bad angles, troublesome setup, and awkward pen 'moves' do not impress me much.
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Great Utility Device Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2017
Pros: A fairly clean effect, not too much dirty work. A great way to switch a bill to a signed card to basically anywhere you want. It's a utility device so the effect is only limited by your own creativity.

Cons: Lots of arts and crafts involved. Does not take into account plastic money. Items do get destroyed.

Overall, I really love this effect. This might be one of my favorites by the Other Brothers. They really knocked this one out of the park.
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Excellent Card to Wallet Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2017
This is a great trick. It's strong and direct. Magic happens in the spectator’s hand, and there's an impossible location. It's suitable for walk-around, and has a quick reset. As advertised, you learn a clever switch of a folded card, for which you can find your own applications. However, its use here, is very good. The routine that comes with the download is very well thought-out, and taught clearly. This is a worker; if you're looking for a bill to wallet routine, it's as good a place as any to start, in my opinion. The included routine has been worked out for use with US currency. You may have to make some small adjustments-in terms of how you fold the money
-with currencies of other sizes
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Pure Genius! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2017
Wow, this effect is one of the best the Other Brothers. This will leave my students (college) and friends speechless. Imagine transposing a signed playing card into a dollar bill in plain sight. Oh yea, it's a signed and if you choose decorated playing card.

This inventive method is an example of creativity out of the minds of the Other Brothers meeting the practical reality of pure magic. The video is very detailed and shows how to make the gimmick. The best part is once the gimmick is made you are set for a long time.

This one is a real keeper. Awesome.
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Very cool gimmick!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2017
Love this gimmick. While I really like the Other Brothers - their "vibe" is cool and works - I don't always like everything they've put out - not that it's bad, but I haven't always liked their stuff.
THIS I REALLY LIKE!! The switch is well done and everything makes sense.

I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I haven't performed it yet and seen spectator reactions.

Is this worth it? Definitely! Not only does the routine taught really work well and make sense, but you can use this gimmick for a lot of other things. Definitely gonna use this!
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