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Impale (DVD and Gimmicks) by Jason Yu and Nicholas Lawrence - DVD
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Imagine having a sharpie marker gently touch a deck of cards, only to have it start sinking through the deck like a hot knife melting through butter. While your audience is in utter astonishment by the impossible visual, you pull the sharpie out and dump out the entire deck of cards from the tuck case. Everything can be examined by your spectator. Impale is a full illusion set that fits right in your pocket. Perform it anywhere, anytime.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 31st, 2015
I'm sending this back for sure. This is difficult to explain without tipping the method. Basically the trailer is misleading, and in most of the shots you see, they aren't doing the real effect. They are cheating, using only the gimmick without the deck. It's one thing to cut out a bit in a video to prevent reverse engineering, but to use a cheat method is another thing entirely. Also, you can only do this if you're wearing a certain color.

The gimmick is constructed poorly, a prototype at best, and will not last long at all. I can't imagine the construction nightmare if you were to have to make another after the first inevitably quickly wears out.

Unless you want something that you can do for youtube and then never show someone in person, save your money.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2015
I have to disagree with the two posted reviews, with the caveat that not everyone will love this. It's not perfect and obviously some are going to hate it as well, however it's gotten very good reviews from most real review sites. It's not a trick you can just pick up and perform. The handling will take a little practice to do correctly, you'll have to pay attention to angles and to lighting and you'll probably need some audience management skills. The payoff though is an illusion that floors people in their tracks. Unless you're telegraphing what you're doing, the effect is over and done before specs know what has hit them. While some have thought it's not a walk around trick, It's more than workable in close up as long as you're not six inches away and paying attention to surroundings. It flat out kills live, I haven't had a problem yet. People flip out. With a little thought you can get around even using part of the gimmick which simplifies the presentation dramatically. The quality of the gimmick is fine. It won't last forever because it's a piece of pasteboard but it will last for a very long time unless you're a bull in a china shop. The secondary part of the gimmick can be easily altered to fit clothing with some ingenuity to make it less shiny if that's worrisome to you as a few purchasers have noted.

There's a nice video review posted in the Magic Cafe that shows a tremendous alternate handling and mixed with a few other effects for a great routine. I can't really think of a way to determine if you will like this or not. If you're looking for a trick you can do anywhere at anytime, you might be disappointed. This isn't that and it isn't meant to be. If you like Lawrence's thinking and other effects you'll probably be pleased by this as well. I can't think of a comparable trick, but as an example if you found Imprint to be unworkable or too knacky then you probably won't like this either but if you like that then you'll probably love this. Both are insanely visual and if you take the time to make them work you'll destroy people.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2015
In the past I haven't been happy with sansminds running of business recently. But I don't want that to effect this review and I'll honest right now... This is very good. Some people are saying the trailer is misleading, I say Jason is just good at performing the effect. When I think back, Nicholas has never disappointed me, he is a fantastic creator and this creation proves it to the limit as the box can instantly be handed out with no switch!!! WTF! I know!
Some people complain about the construction, however I think this has been dealt with as my gimmick came fully constructed but I saw on the dvd it was teaching stuff that had already been done for me! The gimmick is very well made and easy to understand once you watch the dvd!
I have only 2 negatives for this project. The area the sharpie goes through seems bigger than sharpie, but I don't think the spectator will notice I just like the way alakazam do their gimmicks a bit more. My second negative is the angles, and risk of 'windows' giving it away. Again this will just come down to practise and audience management and so for that reason I wouldn't really recommend this too beginners! Overal though I will give the is an 8/10 for creative original thinking from Nick and the gimmicks coming premade. More like this sansminds!!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 16th, 2015
This trick is very good. The idea is great. You can't do this surrounded so you need to manage your audience. But angles are not so bad. There is a clothes restriction, but it just make the tricks less angles sensitive. I definitely would recommand this trick which require a bit of practice but is very worth it.
Have fun with it!
Enjoy
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2015
The quality of the gimmick is ok , a bit of construction is required , it's not that good and anyways I am returning my dvd cause I did not receive one small magnet which was supposed to be in the dvd . Not happy with my purchase .
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 18th, 2017
i am just doing magic for about 6 months 7 at least and i only really started buying from sansminds with about now myself owning 7 tricks or so and i have been pleased with most purchases and especially this one. I have to disagree with most reviews here, this gimmick comes in parts already built by sansminds something i am happy with since most of their items are diy, i find it great they pre built it for me. however, this gimmick is flimsy and if you move a lot and are a stroll around magician this might wear out real quick if you are rough, but the gimmicks main part which requires the main execution might only work properly half of the time due to how its pre made. i have to also disagree that this is not ideal to pickup and preform, it is, if you have put in the time like i am. its fairly easy to fix and make a second one but you may need to get a creators kit.

this is practical and the best gimmick i have purchased so far and will continue buying from sansminds. this is something every magician should have and if you are still skeptical please really take my word for it, it is well worth buying.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 2nd, 2017
The shipping went perfect and the package arrived earlier than expected :D

The Gimmick was pretty good constructed and I wasn't able to see it at first. I'm using it since about 3 Weeks and it's still not worn out.

The only two bad things are, that I haven't received all the magnets ( but they aren't that necessary) and the price. I find 40 dollars a little bit over expensive but if you have a look at what you're going to get, it's definitely worth it :D
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2015
Don't have this DVD but have I learned my lesson when it comes to buying Sansminds projects. Frequently disappointed with their products. Steer clear.
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