The Note, a nearly self-working impromptu mentalism effect, by the great Docc Hilford has process, a
lot of process. Ordinarily that would be a big turn-off, but in this case, the elaborate process
strengthens the effect. You can use this as a standalone routine or as a utility supplement to
something like Mental Epic. Either way, you'll have this down cold in the time it takes you to
watch the 23-minute video. The affable Hilford does a clear and thorough job of explaining this,
but you really only need to remember one thing--and it's easy.
All in all, this is solid.
For the price of a couple of coffees, you have a nice routine that you can perform anywhere,
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This is what I get for ordering things when I've had only 4 hrs of sleep in 3 days.
I can't say
the demo is deceiving, because it isn't. I just didn't pay enough attention.
With that being
said... if you want your mentalism to appear as you predicting the totally free choice of a
spectator, then this isn't for you.
If you don't mind giving a spectator step by step
instructions (way too many) to ultimately end up with one item that you predicted, then this IS for
I'm not a fan of mathematical mentalism, at all. Just seems pointless to give all those
instructions then expect the spectator to honestly believe it was truly their choice. This isnt
exactly "mathematical" mentalism... but way too close in my opinion.
I like Docc Hilford, and a
lot of his material. But this just isn't up to par with his usual standards.
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I really liked Hilford's The Note.
It's not a walk-around piece, but it's great for a
table of friends.
I think it would be an awesome piece for when you don't have much time
and you only want to perform one thing. It's long enough for you to play with the participants and
share your personality ... without overstaying your welcome.
I don't know what all the
controversy on the "board" was all about, this is a fantastic little performance piece.
said it wasn't a walk-around routine, but maybe it is. What if you have a table of regulars and you
want to visit for a second ...
All I know is I picked up and I'm glad I did. Good job
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Odd that this trick didn't come with a small PDF with the instructions written down. I liked the
idea someone suggested in the comment section of using different values of money and just giving the
guy his penny back at the end.
This is one of those tricks for me where the secret plays
better than the trick. I'm glad I know how it's done but will never use it.
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This is one of those no brainer routines because it's so easy to do. If you've just come off of
performing something strenuous, or you're about to go into something strenuous, this is a great way
to take a breather while the show goes on.
Docc does a great job, as always, of explaining
every important detail that you'll need to perform this!
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Docc should have included a written description .pdf of what was in his secret book and clearer
I don't have time to start, stop, rewind, play, repeat to understand all the
nuances of the trick.
Also, no instructions on how to handle if something bad
happens......Lax is great at this!!
And the Capchas are a pain!!!!
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The effect is strong at the end and the routine is very logical. That said, the routine does not
emphasize the magic but only seems to be a difficult puzzle to spectators. This act can be
simplified for better.
Docc has introduced a very nice effect. I like most the impromptu nature of the effect and the use
of borrowed objects from spectators. Very clever in method and something that I'm looking forward to
adding to my repertoire.
Simple to do, have this in your notebook (and you should have a notebook) and you'll always be able
to confound and amaze. It's self-working (don't we all love that), very baffling and the secret is
Fun to do at party or with a group of people before going in to any number of
I'm going to be using this.
I loved the fact that it can be performed with nothing but 6 little objects and a piece of paper.
Also I liked that, even though it works automatically must of the times, it has an extra
secret that you have to perform so it works perfectly every time.