This really is as simple and direct as it appears. A very smooth handling, that requires minimal
skill - but plenty of self-confidence.
I am very excited to start performing this. It
appears to be a great small, impromptu, effect that can appease a large crowd.
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Love the effect, but none of us can do it as the critical "last move" step is less clear than mud.
This part of the video needs to be shot over or clearly explained
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Wow! What a great effect! I will admit I was not familiar with Larry Jenning’s original Sucker Punch
and for that I should be ashamed. This handling is awesome! It uses a regular deck which can be
barrowed and the sleights are somewhat easy. I say somewhat because this will take practice to
perform as smoothly as the demo. But it is not difficult.
Regarding the video, I feel the
count needed to be explained clearer with an over the shoulder angle. That part was very difficult
to follow but I got it eventually.
Other than that five stars for an amazing effect that
will definitely knock em out!
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Larry Jennings was an amazing magician, and so is R. Paul Wilson. But Mr. Wilson is also an amazing
teacher! This "sucker" trick uses a variety of psychological inferences to just KILL the audience,
and it "implies" through awkward silence and body language that you really blew the trick, without
making a fool of the spectator(s).
I plan to use this as a part of my arsenal! This is a
short video with a thorough explanation. The "moves" are simple and sly. With the proper amount of
practice, patter and rehearsal, this is a KEEPER!
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This is a great trick and I love the tricks where the magician appears to fail. I only took of one
star because there is a bit of deck prep required and a tiny bit of practiced sleight.
careful to adapt the patter to suit your own personality and situation. I saw a young guy do this
trick using exactly Paul's patter but in a nervous hurry, without convincing acting, and it lost the
punch entirely, even though the trick was perfectly executed.
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This is a great "upgrade" to Larry Jennings' Sucker Punch. The methodology is simple, requiring
only basic sleights that anyone can learn and do. The effect is a fun "magic gone wrong" plot with
a strong kicker at the end.
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Paul Wilson will always be a better magician than me. But being a fan of his training videos since
the 90's I have really loved watching his development in magic. To see his progression.
He's one of the few magicians who will trim all the fat off of a trick as far as moves and
flourishes go, making all the moments that the "sleights" are done, at times when it's organic and
the easiest most logical moment. And on top of all that he manages to come up with effects and
routines that are truly mind blowing and seem effortless for the magician to perform.
trick is one that you can learn with minimal practice, yet it rivals some of the very complicated
effects in card magic.
Aside from the stunning climax, he's also nailed the presentation
on this one. He's a great actor and his example performance is beautifully timed and acted to get
the most out of his audiences reactions.
Keep this stuff coming Paul Wilson!! I love when I
buy a trick and after learning how to do it am excited to work it into my repertoire
immediately.....instead into my closet shelves of magic shame.
Great trick but it took forever to decipher the last move. The video needs better step by step
Every now and then one of these downloads comes along that teaches me a new sleight or one I have
overlooked. Those who purchased it will know which one. Just the sleight alone was worth the price
very Easy to learn this classic move and use it for an incredible climax. Do yourself a favor and
instead of looking at your spread at the finish, look at the audiences jaws drop.