"This is a sure fire, 100% hitting which hand routine that is sure to please. And if you're already
doing a which hand routine, im sure you'll switch your old standard out for this one in record
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The method behind the effect is easy to learn and very workable. The "Other Brothers" explain the
core concept in a simple and concise manner (no BS and not a lot of chit chat). I like this because
they do not overcomplicate things.
In the DVD, they present 3 ways on how you could
routing the Hands Down concept.
1.) A Which Hand routine where the performer writes a
prediction in a post it note and folds it, hands it to the spectator, goes through the Which Hand
routine, and in the end the prediction matches which hand holds the post it note.
2.) A Which
Hand routine where the performer asks the audience to write anything in a post it note, goes through
the Which Hand routine, and in the end correctly guesses the hand that holds the post it note, and
divines what was written in the post it note. (this, in my opinion, is the strongest routine in the
DVD.Impromptu and direct) This routine is 2 magic effects in 1. One revelation stronger than the
3.) A Which Hand routine where the performer asks the spectator to select a card,
asks the spectator to fold the card in quarters, goes to through the Which Hand routine, and in the
end correctly guesses which hand holds the folded card, and correctly names the chosen card.
(Although not impromptu, this also is a strong piece of effect with playing cards)
the DVD, they explain how to do a basic center tear (not my preferred method), and also teach how to
force a card.
Will I use the "Hands Down" principle. Yes. I believe the principle works
best and works stronger when used with other effects. As a stand alone, I don't think it is strong
enough to wow the spectators that's why I believe that the 2nd routine in the DVD was the best that
they presented because it involves 2 effects in 1 routine. I would also suggest learning a better
Center Tear method other than the one presented in the DVD to further improve on the 2nd routine
that they shared.
This effect is simple, workable, practical, and priced right. I highly
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I am a total sucker for three types of impromptu mentalism effects: positive/negative,
rock-paper-scissors, and "which hand." This is a wonderful way to accomplish "which hand." It's
very deceptive, especially if you use the subtleties that the guys give you, and there's a whole lot
less mental work involved than even Tequila Hustler or V. My favorite routine would be the one that
combines "which hand" with a divination of what is written on the piece of paper. I would do the
second part differently (so that I don't have to worry about a move in a close-up environment), but
it'll play exactly the same way--just great. If you have even a passing interest in this type of
routine, get this. It's worth it.
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I did this last night about 10 times and it was so awesome. I used coins, cards and bar napkins as
Beware of people who have OCD as they tend to try to analyze everything.
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