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X-Ray by Ben Harris and Steve Shufton - Book
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When I was young, my uncle Peter fooled me badly with a simple X-Ray Vision stunt. It played serious havoc with my developing mind. Pete had been using his X-Ray Vision to "see through" the table top in order to identify how many fingers I was holding aloft. He hit it time and time again. I was later crushed, when dad explained that he'd simply been coding the information, to my uncle, via surreptitious foot tapping. In due course it was I who was performing the demonstration, and I've been fascinated with the X-Ray Vision plot ever since.
Once you fully understand Steve's approach, you'll be able to perform The X-Ray Deck anywhere.
Pages: 28 - Black and White - 8 1/2" x 11" - Saddle-Stitched
Here's what some professional mentalists and scholars have said about THE XRAY DECK:
"X-RAY is one of the most fantastic effects I have come across. I like simple, easy-to-perform effects that require subtlety and sleight of mind rather than sleight of hand. This is an effect that Al Koran would have been proud to have invented. I can not wait to perform it and I know it is going to become a magical classic."
- Martin Breese
"Not only did I immediately absorb every last detail and nuance employed in the development of the X-RAY routine, I was blown away by the number of well known and respected names I encountered that had a collaborative role in its construction. X-RAY is an extremely powerful and entertaining effect. Watching Steve Shufton and Ben Harris concoct a recipe for a satisfying and delicious mental effect is as sweet as the frosting on my cake. Do I like it? You bet I do. Highly recommended."
- Larry Becker
"A wonderfully clear cut plot. This is very powerful and appears utterly impossible."
- Marc Paul
"Great idea, great routine and great thinking! Another winner!"
- Greg Arce
"Waaa?!?! That is f[----]ing AWESOME!"
- Jeremy Weiss
"X-RAY is an amazing effect that also ENTERTAINS the audience. I know the professional performers, with dynamic personalities, will love X-RAY. However, I know X-ray will be a miracle, even when performed by average magicians, just for their friends."
- Steve Dusheck
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 6 of 6)2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 6th, 2010
Fantastic effect - best $20 I have spent in a long time. I got this last night, took about 45 minutes to absorb. VERY easy to perform, simply impossible predictions made, and all while the cards are never handled by the Magician - beginning to end.
You will be up and using this quickly, and it will be one of your regular favorites, and can be used with a borrowed deck too. No sleights needed, a small (very small) amount of brain work needed and you will be off to the races with this little beauty! Highest recommendation. Some have said this will only work 80% - 90% of time - Well I would say 90%+, much has to do with your skills in audience management and explaining what you want them to do.
X-Ray is one of those rarities that will not just kill - it smashes the spectators to smithereens!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 27th, 2010
Ok here is my full review of X-Ray by Ben Harris and Steve Shufton.
The technique is very well known in mentalism. I too already know the technique.
However, this will not work 100% of the time. I always miss the card when I practice this at my room. The person who revealed your last trick is not suitable to perform this trick.
For me I was disappoint by my purchased! I'll never use this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 10th, 2011
This is a great trick. Let me beast this because I love the effect of how this works out. I use the 6 card version in this book rather than 5. You'll understand it if you pick up this book. Great reactions great trick. Does take up a full deck. Chances of hitting with this trick 90 percent if you do it right.
Overall great and fun to do. I would say this my new closer to an effect that I can use. Loved it. Worth the buy!!!
GUYZ U WANNA KNOW THE SECRET...? Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2011
u wanna know the secret.. ok il tell u...... Ben and Steve have x-ray vision :D
No just kidding this is a great effect. And dont listen to the first review,this effect works 99% of the time!
So BUY IT NOW!!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2013
I picked a guy who was really enjoying some of the other effects I did and told him to cut the deck and look at his card then replace the top half...all while I was in the washroom being watched. when he was ready I came back out put the card bow on the deck then mentioned that I have not nor could not see anything. I stared at him uncomfortably for some time then slowly revealed what I thought the card was bit by bit and his eyes got bigger with each revelation. they wanted a second performance so I said this time just cut about a third of the cards, again into the bathroom when I came out...I stared I said it's red, he was staring back as intense as he could and said no, I stuck with it and said are you sure he said yes but then another coworker said it is red so I repeated everytime I look at you I see red, he capitulates I then reveal the card and he was destroyed... he has been asking for me to help him with his future as if I could arrange it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 5th, 2013
This is one of my favorite tricks.
There is a small chance that it will not work; Just keep your Invisible Deck handy for those rare occasions and you have a perfect out.
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