My momma always told me life was like a box of chocolates . . .
Actually, sorry, that was
someone else. My Momma always told me that if you can't say something nice about someone don't say
anything at all. With that in mind, I'm having a hard time saying "something."
Let me start
by saying, just watch the demo, and the secret to the effect will be pretty apparent. Although you
may not be aware of the specifics, it's clear what's going on.
For $59.00, you get:
* A 7 minute long DVD - Yes; Literally 7 minutes
* A poorly made gimmick
* A little something extra to help you ditch the gimmick
Here's how I see it:
1. The Gimmick does not stay in place very well.
2. The repositioning of the deck to remove
the cards and unload the gimmick is extremely awkward.
3. The gimmick is already Fraying
after a handful of practice runs
4. The gimmick makes noise
5. There's a tell-tale of
what's going on that you can see on the gimmick
Those are the highlights (lowlights?) of my
review. Let me however, offer a possible solution for these issues: Don't buy this product.
Items Number 1, 3, 4, and 5 are pretty cut and dried, not a whole you can do. As for the awkward
handling, that can be overcome with practice.
The video demo shows a visual change.
However, while playing around with this, I stumbled on a couple of ideas that are not visual, but
are still very magical, and might make the effect a little bit cleaner. My point in mentioning that
is simply that if the creators/producers had spent a little more time thinking about this product,
they could have come up with a ton more ideas and uses for the gimmicks and that "extra" something I
By the way, that "extra" something is nothing special, and you already
probably have one, and even if you don't, it's not worth buying this product just to get the "extra"
something. I'll just say this: it's just special enough that you'll want to keep it far away from
your computer's hard drive.
If they had taken the time to come up with more ideas, they
would have ended up with a video that was longer than 7 minutes, and possibly there would be an idea
or two that might resonate with the viewers thus making the purchase a bit closer to being worth
your while, but as it stands, I just would not recommend this product, especially at the asking
price . . . RUBBLE.
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