C/M: This, with True Link, is for me is worth the entire price of the DVD. The routine Casshan
provides it is great. The way it is constructed makes the handling extremely easy. The gimmick
literally took me 10 minutes to make, and should last a long time. Some of the alternative changes
Cash provides are more angle sensitive, but the main change is great. 10/10
Spectictacular: This one is also great. It is a very organic penetration of a borrowed ring
through a tic tac box. Again, great method, which is camouflaged very well with the routine. The box
is obviously not examinable, but Casshan teaches a way to switch it which works really well. 9/10
Change For Good: I really like this one, but I can't really perform it with my currency
(Euros). The build isn't particularly difficult and the visual is insane. I have to get myself some
quarters and a dollar... 8/10
Fresher Transformation: Not much to say about his one. It's
crazy visual and makes for a great ice breaker to introduce yourself as a magician. I don't see
myself performing it though, but that doesn't mean it isn't good. This build is relatively easy. It
is about as difficult to build as C/M. 7/10
Boxin' it up: This is probably the only trick
I didn't really like in the DVD. Once again, the visual is amazing, and I can see myself performing
this for a camera. The method is really the stand out for me. It is extremely smart and has got me
thinking of some other tricks to do with it. 7/10
True Link: If I had bought this trick
separately for the same price, I would have been extremely pleased. The method is amazing, extremely
simple, but nothing short from amazing. The routine Casshan provides really gets the spectator
involved, which is when magic is most powerful. If I could give this a 20 out of 10 I would. 10/10
Bonus! Nest of Tech: When you see a bonus effect, you almost expect something quite bad.
This is not the case. This is a modern version of Nest of Wallets or Boxes. Your spectator's signed
ring ends up inside your phone, where the batter should be. Once again, simple method and execution,
but does the job. I'll use this. I just have to find a phone that would work for it. 9/10
Teaching: Casshan's teaching is very casual and laid back, which is something I really like. He
is very passionate with his effects, and you can tell the evolution from simple ideas to fully
developed routines. The construction section is shot with an over-the-shoulder view, which makes it
extremely easy for those who are watching. 10/10
Production Quality: It is Murphy's Magic,
so I was expecting amazing quality. As always, it was great. No audio issues, no lighting issues.
Perfect conditions. 10/10
Pros: That Casshan provides you with a routine, not only a
Cons: The lack of live performances which we saw on the trailer.
Final Thoughts: I highly recommend this project if you like magic which is organic (which is a
word I personally hate).
Final Rating: A solid 9.5/10
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I have been the victim of purchasing some of those effects that have flashy trailers and cool
looking effects yet they just don't translate into the real world. This is NOT one of those DVDs.
Each effect seems completely useable. While the gimmicks do take quite a bit of time to make, I
don't really mind this since I enjoy the process of making my own gimmicks anyway.
first effect with the dollar/card transposition is worth the price of the DVD. I have made,
practiced and performed this effect with the exact results as the DVD. The effect really does look
like it does on the trailer in real life. most people just gasp and say "do it again!" In my
opinion, after the change of the card to the bill, most people don't even care about the
card/transpo. The only reason I do it is to take the heat off the gimmick, but I can see this as
being a great opener with just the card/bill change. I have used it this way as well with great
results. It is so clean looking, most people just sit with jaws on the floor.
built or worked with the other effects, but they also look like workers. As long as you don't mind
arts and crafts, this is a great set of effects by a genius of creating innovative and creative
gimmicks that really work!
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A lot of arts and crafts skills needed to make these effects but if you make them right they are
C/M this is the same thing as evolve
True link ... Perform everywhere
Fresh deck too much construction
Nest of tech-bad
Cards in Deck- A lot a lot of
construction- do not like
Coins to money decent
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I was a little skeptical about getting this DVD, but boy was I wrong. All the tricks on here are
amazing. I haven't made any of the gimmicks yet, but I am sure when I do they are going to be able
to impress a lot of people. My only complaint is that I would have liked to have seen some live
footage of him doing the tricks on the DVD like they showed on the promo, but other than that these
tricks are real workers.
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Better than what I thought, the concept behind those tricks are really unpredictable, this DVD is
totally worth the money, but you will need times for construct these gimmicks and also learning and
mastering the routine for these tricks, anyways Great Effects Great DVD!!! THANK YOU Casshan!
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Very visual, good for camera...also for Close Up but one truly needs to work on personalizing the
methods so they work better according to one's unique personality...all in all...good product and
So to try and avoid spoiling what is an obviously great trick, in the construction of the actual
effect, Casshan actually does something illegal to U.S. tender.
Now, if you have the DVD,
you'll know what I'm talking about. But for those that want to know specifics, let's just say it's
illegal to tear or mutilate a dollar bill.
This is just a word to those who want to stay
on the safe side, as this is something that immediately made me cringe. I suspect you could
substitute it with fake notes, and Casshan also states in the DVD that you don't have to use an
actual dollar bill in the construction.
My advice: get the DVD to learn how to construct a
beautiful effect, but be aware of this one facet
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bha...really don't like....
all routines are not convincing...4 of this tricks are very angle
sensitive,2 are ridiculous...
.c/m - gimmick is very obvious, angle sensitive ,make little noise
who reveal it and the switchs are obvious too
.spectictacular - unusable, must palm off the
.change for good - super angle sensitive, must palm off the dirty
trasformation - obvious and you can't let it check
.boxin'it up - obvious, can't check the box
and look bad
.true link - boy....this is for 6 years old kids!!!!
if you want a dvd
whit obvious trick with non visionable objects this is for you!
I can not believe that they are
presented as miracles you can perform in the real world ... are only good for making movies and
possibly running them to an audience that knows nothing of tricks
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