1. No Skill Required: Balderdash. It's like when someone says
"Honestly..." Think just the opposite. A tremendous amount of practice is required to perfect and
execute this trick effectively.
2. Perform The Best Rubik's Cube Miracles In No Time:
And no time means what exactly??? Total grey area. It will take a great deal of time to perform
this effect if you're new to magic or an amateur.
Bottom line: Full disclosure should be
"Advanced understanding of both Rubik's Cube and sleight of hand are required". IMHO over hyped --
especially for the money.
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What kind of review do you give a restaurant with great food but substandard service? Well, I give
it three out of five stars.
The food — the trick itself — is just great! Watch the video,
and unless you're wise to the ways of Rubik's Cube effects, this will fool you. The trick itself is
fully worthy of five stars.
Maybe I'm showing my age here, but I much prefer
terse, well-written directions to the rambling videos that have become the norm in the magic market
these days. The video is nearly two hours long, and, mercifully, is indexed, making each chapter of
the explanation more accessible than is the norm. HOWEVER, neither JB nor Michael is a native
English speaker, and though they manage a thorough explanation, there is a LOT of wasted time with
banter and extraneous asides. More maddeningly, neither JB or Michael is a gifted pedagogue. Simple,
repetitive moves are slowed to an unnecessary crawl, while critical transitions are glossed over and
often not even acknowledged. (See the explanation of Fugii Akira's one hand stack to see what I
In addition, this trick is ANYTHING but ready-to-go out of the box. You'll need to buy
two additional Rubik's Cubes (I recommend speed cubes for reasons I won't go into here) and spend
HOURS in front of the video before setting up the gimmick. At no time in the video do the presenters
clearly take you through the setup — you are left to to infer much of the process, leading to
unnecessary potential errors.
For your money, you are getting a great trick, not a bunch of
apparatus. You get the gimmick, something called tako, a bunch of stickers, and a bag large enough
to contain two three inch cubes. This brings up another beef — nowhere are you given instructions on
how or where to obtain appropriate replacements for either the stickers or the tako, if necessary.
Bottom line: I love the trick, but HATE the time I was forced to waste learning the basics and
setting it up. Maybe the learning is part of a rite of passage that will ensure that not many end up
learning and performing this gem. Now that I've made the effort, I guess I hope that's the case.
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Great effect but...
U will need to buy the 2 rubiiks cube separately
For this price they
should have been included!!
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As where I do enjoy the idea behind this and yes I do own it, not happy that the video does not make
clear you need to own a whole another trick to do most of some what they teach which is why I'm only
giving it 3 stars, I'm sorry but for $99 bucks I feel just slightly cheated. I'll still keep it
because I collect all things cube but a little honesty upfront might be nice.
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This is good illusion. However for 100 dollars all you get i a piece of plastic and some sticky
tabs. I performed it Saturday for 5 magician friends and they were shocked to learn of the small
items received. They thought it should contain at least one cube or maybe 2. The low cost of these
items, i agree with them. I guess you could argue you are paying for the design and the development
of the technique.
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I would. Horrible, worst purchase of the year.
The creators are money guzzlers and if they
really cared for 100 they would include two normal cubes, look at the set on vanishing inc for the
amount you get for 50$ more. I am a loyal PM customer and thought this would be a good thing to get
into and that was wrong as not only was it arrived damaged from shipment but the creators were so
full of themselves that everytime I tried asking "What cube will match this Perfect Square Gimmick"
- it took days and days until i finally recieved the product and then it was damaged so I sent it
back. They still to this day never have helped or responded to assist in finding the proper cube to
match as they said my Cube3 wouldnt work as it is a speed cube while others say Cube3 is great for
this so the two guys need to get with the game and stop hussling peoples hard earned $$$$$$$ SAVE
YOUR $ Unless you are determined in investing another 50-$150 more after this purchase and know HOW
fluently to solve rubiks cubes. I dont expect magic to do it for me i was going to learn the normal
way but these guys couldnt help me match a normal cube to their gimmick and not spending more $ on
items i dont know if it will fit or not. What a waste. Penguin, have to say this was the worst
purchase i've made this year
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The principle of the trick is amazing and when you perform this trick to an audience they probably
will freak out.
As the other reviews said, you get for this price just a gimmick and things
to prepare the gimmick. That's it. No Rubik's cubes at all. In addition, if you don't know how to
solve a Rubik's cube it will be more difficult to you to prepare the gimmick.
opinion, this magic trick is still great effect although all the cons. if you'll buy it remember
that you'll need another 2 Rubik's cubes ( it's better if you'll buy fast Rubik's cubes).
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miss a link to buy the exact fitting Rubiks
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As with other reviewers, things to note are:
1. You receive a very well-made high quality
gimmick which you can customize to suit your performance preferences
2. You need to supply your
own cubes; most people interested in this item will probably have one or two lying around anyway.
Spoedcubes may offer some advantages but are not absolutely necessary.
3. The effect is not
angle proof, and if performing for experienced fibers, there are some discrepancies they may notice.
The thinking behind the effect is brilliant, and if performed well it is very impressive.
But this is not a take out of the box and instantly dazzle your granny kind of trick. You
will need to invest some serious time to do it well.
The teaching video is fair. Some items
are out of sequence, some trivialities belaboured and important points glossed over. These guys are
funny, but the video is no Jay Sankey comedy masterpiece.
Fortunately in the penguin magic
discussion, a user (voltesgx31) has posted a tabulated table of contents with times for items in the
video. A big shout out to you!!
Pricey effect, but quality concept and gimmick and with the
proper care and attention, probably worth it.
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THE TRICK IS GREAT IF YOU LEARN IT. IT COMES WITH NO DVD ONLY EXPLANATION ON A WEBSITE. ALSO THE
PREP. OF THE GIMMICK TAKES TIME. BUT YOU WILL NEED TWO BUY TWO MORE THINGS. AT 100+ DOLLARS SHOULD
HAVE COMPLETE GIMMICKS AND BETTER DEMO. THEY TRY TO BE FUNNY. RICK LAX IS HOW ALL LEARNING SHOULD BE
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