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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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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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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the routine is very good, the spectators will think the trick will going sooo totally wrong from the
very first beginning and than BOOOMMM very nice - and easy
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!
I was very impressed both with the trick itself, as well as the skills of Paul Wilson in his
A few reviews mentioned how difficult it is to learn the "final move" and while I
did have to go back a couple times to get it down fully, I felt it added to my understanding of the
trick as a whole.
He explained it very well, I was just over thinking it and thus kept missing
Once I realized that, it fell right into place.
My only lament of this trick is
that, in its current form, it can only be done once per audience (including family members) because
the punch is a one-off.
With a slight modification, the removal of the punch, it's still an
excellent trick. I absolutely love this one!
I have always been a much bigger fan of "magician in trouble" plots than "sucker tricks" or other
situations where the spectator is the "target," like break-away-wand, for instance. However, most
of the MIT plots seem either really contrived or the climax can be seen a mile away. Larry
Jennings' "Sucker Punch" was an exception and the things that Mr. Wilson has done to streamline the
plot and presentation are simply awesome. Once you get the basic count down (it took about five
minutes), you can pick up any deck and do this just about as impromptu as you like.
Filling tricks hat allow the spectators to feel like they are winning or that you have goofed up is
great in my book. Too many time we try to fool them the whole way like we are better or that
there’s no way we can fail. For that reason alone this is great but the quick 1-2 punch it gives is