This gimmick will definitely last a LONG time. It is very well made and does what its designed to
do. It doesn't look suspicious as long as you have its use built into a proper routine!
rate this 4 stars because I feel that for the most part there is not much of a need for a prop to
accomplish a deck switch... there are many sleight of hand variations that again built into a
routine will be just if not more workable.
Remember that a deck switch is not a magic
moment, it is done on an offbeat or uncritical moment to allow you to accomplish an entire effect or
overall goal of an effect.
That being said this is great if you need a different deck
switch and you have a routine that you'd like to incorporate a prop such as this!
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Very sturdy and looks normal and exactly as it should. No one will notice anything suspicious about
the appearance. Angles are good except from the very back when the prop is resting on the table, and
possibly from the far left side while it is in use. Durable, strong plastic structure with a thin
matte finish outer covering (not sure what the material is for the outer layer - plastic coated
paper?) Very simple design. No moving parts to loose or break. It's exactly what you are probably
thinking it is, except surprisingly well made. You could make something like this yourself, but it's
doubtful that you could achieve the same quality without considerable time and effort. You are
paying for a prop that is made to last. Written instructions are short, concise, and well
illustrated, but a video going into the handling would have been nice, since it does require a bit
of finesse that you will have to work out on your own. A little bit tricky to get the handling
smooth (keeping the cards controlled so that they're not shifting and sliding during the move) but
not knuckle busting by any means. Interestingly, it is just large enough that it will accommodate a
boxed deck, so, for instance, you could use a red vodka gimmick to switch a blue box of cards for a
different blue box of cards in the act of putting away the red "deck." That handling is even easier
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