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Transfer by Zach Pattee (Instant Download) A full-time bartender from Las Vegas, Zach creates material for himself, and it needs to be bullet-proof. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"Completely took me by surprise! I thought I knew what was going on.." -Rick Lax
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Zach Pattee, a full-time bartender magician from Las Vegas creates magic for himself, and it needs to be bullet-proof. It also needs to be streamlined, and VISUAL.

"Instant Transfer" proves that subtleties can make ALL the difference in a magic trick.

Here's what happens: You hand your spectator a $5 bill and you hang on to a $20. As your $20 falls from your hand IT CHANGES IN MID-AIR to the $5 (HUGE magic moment #1), now the tension builds ... and when your spectator opens her hand, THERE IS YOUR $20 (Huge magic moment #2) and the entire bar goes WILD!!!!!!!!!!!

If you already perform the classic trick 5-and-1 transpo, you'll LOVE what Zach's handling does to elevate it. If you've never performed the 5-and-1 transpo, you are going to LOVE this trick to death and carry it with you EVERYWHERE.

The best part is that there are no moving parts to wear out, no springs or elastics. The gimmick takes LITERALLY less than 5 minutes to make, and it will last a lifetime. In the off chance something happens to it (say for example YOU ACCIDENTALLY SPEND IT) then guess what? Five minutes and you can make yourself a new one.

Rick Lax was so excited we're releasing this that he sent in a video from vacation. Check it out here, then look at trailer #2 for the trick itself.

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Classic effect, but more for newbies Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2018
Let me get the negatives out of the way first: if you are a magician, you are watching this and you already have some inkling as to what's going on. This is far from a magician fooler, not that that's the criteria by which we should judge effects!

But it's safe to say there's not much new here. (Crediting is gestured at, but isn't very thorough.) For the practiced magician, what's really on offer here is a handling variation. (Mr. Pattee even allows that if you know how to make the gimmick, you can skip ahead in the 16-17 minute video.) And yet, as far as the handling goes, you might glean all you need to know from watching the trailer. These negatives sort of make me want to knock this down to 2 or 3 stars... I can't really recommend this to most magicians.

And yet, that's not really fair to this project, if you take it for what it is. If you happen to be new to magic, this might be a good investment for you. I think back to when I was learning these kinds of effects and I didn't know how it was done. This would have been a great video for me back then. If you are a beginner, this is a solid introduction to the workings of this trick. Thus my 4 star rating.

And so if this effect is new to you and it looks interesting, you can hardly go wrong. Mr. Pattee is a fun teacher, encouraging and ingratiating. He gives emphasis to some suggestions that might help the beginner pull this off to greatest impact. There's not much sleight of hand to worry about. Audience management skills are important, though, and that's one area this video could have been focused on a bit more. (For instance, not everything can be examined. What to do about that?)

There's a little arts and crafts, but not too much. It's all very clearly laid out. The video is well-shot and the audio is great. Camera angles are all well considered.

And Rick Lax makes a cameo in shorts. Who can resist? Sign me up! (Just kidding, Mr. Lax!)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2018
I've tried several bill switches, and they've all been effective. But this one happens in the assistants hand. It is truly mind boggling. I usually develop my own presentation, however, the presentation shown is just about perfect. He has hit the nail on the head. Making the gimmick is simple. I made mine in 5 minutes, and I figure it will last indefinitely. Once again 5 stars is not high enough.
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Almost nothing new here. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 20th, 2018
If you have never done a bill transpo, then this might all be new to you. Zach even says "there is nothing new here". The only thing that is new is the little pop move. It's dynamic for a close up bit. It's animated. But that's it.

Frankly, the gimmicking taught has some drawbacks and is far behind some of the advances in this genre of the last few decades. So, three points for the dynamic move.
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No Surprises Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2018
If you don't know how this is done, then click on Add to Cart. This will get great reactions and is really easy to perform.

I would have given it 5 stars, but had to deduct 1 star for two reasons.

- The trick isn't as original as it was made out to be, or as I interpreted it to be based on the trailer and Rick Lax's endorsement.

- It's overpriced. This should really be $5 at the most.
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New handling of an old gimmick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2018
Zach does a fantastic job with this tutorial. It’s his first, but you wouldn’t know it if he hadn’t said so. He gives credit and thanks all over the place (including Rick Lax) for how great this project turned out. Zach is a class act.

This transpo is very visual and easy to do. Simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for pros.

The simple gimmick has:
No flaps
No magnets
No rubber bands
No extra bits to fumble or drop

If you want a great transpo with multiple phases, you’ll love Transfer, by Zach Pattee. (Great job Zach!)
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New Trick (Handling) for an Old Dog Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 23rd, 2018
There have been a few reviews complaining this is nothing new. Well, although it's based on a classic, it offers two big advantages for me -

One: I'd completely forgotten about this great trick. Thanks to Zach it's back in my bag again, and that's where it will stay. I'm sure there are a lot more magicians than me have forgotten previously great tricks in our haste to acquire the latest and greatest.

Two: The handling is a brand new. It's a simple but the effect of seeing the bill change in mid-air is worth the price of admission and why I gave it 5 stars.

I was surprised that this was Zach's first video. He does a great job explaining the trick and it's handling, and how to make the simple gimmick.
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A Masterclass in Detail Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 21st, 2018
It might seem silly to call Transfer a masterclass in dropping a billet three inches onto a table, but you've probably spent much more time and money learning how to move a playing card a shorter distance. Zach breathes new life into an old effect with humor, humility, and beautiful attention to detail. Buy this trick for yourself, and to support a working magician who seems like a really nice guy.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2018
This is a sweet little fooler !!! A great trick for street or table hopping. The instructional video is very well done it covers all the bases. I've said this before, my wife is my trick meter. If I can fool her or impress her, it's a great trick. This one did and she was quite impressed ! My hat is off to Zach Pattee, he did an excellent job on his tutorial.
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OLD IDEA/NEW IDEAS Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2018
This is an effect very close to what I already perform, however, there are subtleties and a new way of handling that breathes new life into this old routine. There is one move that absolutely sells this - to me, a lot of money tricks involving bills seem more of a puzzle. This looks like REAL MAGIC! I can’t stop smiling and I can’t wait to put this into my close-up routine.
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Smooth & natural presentation!
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