This is a crusher of an effect by Paul Gordon, which takes an old key card method to improved
heights. I can already see that the reactions are going to be phenomenal with Final Destination. It
is so extremley easy to perform, and at the finish, you are absolutely clean and everything is
Do yourelf a favor and buy this one. Paul does a great job teaching this and
you'll be performing in about 3 minutes.
8 of 8 magicians found this helpful.
The trick is great and I appreciate Paul always making it clear and FAST! I do not need a 2 hour
video for a card trick and Paul delivers without fluff. VERY VALUABLE in this video is a part where
Paul explains how he does a very easy and clean cull of the deck in front of spectators. He uses a
simple OTHER trick he TEACHES here to appear to do the #2 trick but in doing so sets the MAIN TRICK
you see here up! The cull and logic behind it will work for any card magician for many other
situations. I'd say that training whole invisible in the description is worth five times the price
of this download even without the great trick it is intended to sell. Just buy this one gang!
3 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
I love a good self-working effect, and this one is GREAT!
There are really only a few
things that you need to know about this before purchasing.
1. You'll love it
sleight of hand
I mean, seriously, at this price you can't go
wrong. It's not like you'll find the sleights to be too difficult, because there aren't any.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
This is a beauty - Paul Gordon delivers a new variation on a classic routine. As what is largely a
self-worker Gordon also includes instructions on how set the deck in front of spectators, and he
really makes it look easy. The routine itself is a big fooler, where a spectator's random choice
always results in the correct card. I can only hope to present as calm and cool as Gordon, because
if I can this will be an absolute winner.
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Paul does an excellent job of taking a well-known routine and spinning it into something of his own.
If you're an experienced magician, you may or may not recognize this, even if you already know the
original routine. That's because Paul has made some changes to it that make it indistinguishable to
the prior traditional routine. In this way, this trick can be successful in fooling some
magicians... and definitely all laymen.
What is really, really cool about this trick is
that Paul shows you a great way to set this up right in front of your spectators without them even
knowing it... by doing another trick! That's right! Consider this (as I did) a bonus! This IMPROMPTU
trick can truly be done with any shuffled deck and no gimmicks. The way you set this up by
performing this other trick is simple but genius!
As usual, Paul does a great job teaching
this. I had a little hard time following here or there, but I think that might be because I'm just
really tired right now... so I won't penalize him for that.
To be honest, the trick itself,
I was going to give this 4 or 4.5 stars because, even though it is well taught, to me it isn't
extremely exciting enough to get a "perfect score" of 5 stars. HOWEVER, the fact that this is done
with a truly shuffled borrowed deck with no gimmicks and is set up right in front of your spectators
makes this a powerful impromptu trick. And to do the setup while doing a different trick first
(consider this a 2-for-1) is just a great kicker bonus.
So, Mr. Gordon, you get 5 stars
from me. Great job!
(By the way, I always try to be honest and straightforward in my
reviews, while being respectful to the magician. If you appreciate my reviews, can you please click
the "Yes" button below beside the question, "Did this review help you?" It's not like I actually
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feel free to leave me a constructive comment. I'm just trying to be helpful. I love the Penguin
community and hope that I can someday contribute my own product. :-) Thanks for reading and for any
(hopefully positive, but either way, at least kind) feedback!)
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
This a very fun routine, Paul Gordon always perks my attention and this was worth the attention.
Great for improvisers or comedic magicians in general. Short video worth the price
Another great trick by Paul Gordon. Easy to learn and easy to do. The easy-to-give directions makes
it great for when I'm doing bar magic (doing magic and making cocktails at same time). I've also
done it a few times at parties with borrowed decks with great response. Highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy to do, self working, no sleight of hand, no gimmicks
will love how easy this is to pull off, and workers will love this as a great option where the same
trick can be done for multiple people with different endings. Great instruction and Paul even
provides a way to reset the deck in front of spectators. An added bonus is that he teaches a trick
to do while getting the deck reset.
This one is easy to learn, fast to pick up, and
involves no gimmicks or sleight of hand. Sometimes the simple tricks are the best ones.
Any of Mr Gordon's releases should be a part of every magi's collection without a doubt or question
! F .D. bears cleaver characteristic of Mr Gordon's ingenious creations !I felt the key concept
point of the effect should have been repeated & expounded upon as I had to decipher the crucial
point of the effects logic in terms of sequential order as oppose to it being presented a few times
!also camera close up shots should have been tighter ! But thank goodness a few drinks of blended
whiskey cleared & unraveled everything up ! !Get this gem & every project Mr Gordon shares out on
the market !!!
I like this trick more for Paul Gordon's instruction than the trick itself. It's a great effect, of
course, but the real value here is how Paul goes over all of the considerations, nuances, and
variations of the performance. Not very many teachers do this, but Paul does. You come away from
this video not just learning the effect, but also the knowledge and skill to be a better performer
in general. I will say that this specific effect is pretty good, but it does require some setup -
again, Paul covers how to do that if you need to use a borrowed deck or complete it in front of the
spectators. The kicker at the end of the effect - showing the uniqueness of the chosen card - is
what elevates the trick beyond the basic "find the chosen card" narrative.