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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 16th, 2015
Most of what Chris Bolter taught were fundamental mentalism effects with some new handling. However, Chris Bolter gave a solid lecture and worked hard explaining every effect thoroughly. His presentation style is relaxed and he uses humor effectively. He comes across as likable. Unfortunately, I felt I could not use his material as is, but his material did stimulate my thinking. Often, I was able to see ways to carry the ideas one step further to make them punch harder. There is nothing wrong with using well known effects to entertain a lay audience, and I think that is Chris' main goal. I think he accomplishes that goal. If you're new to mentalism, this is a good foundation lecture.

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Aug 06th 2015 5:33am
I'm not sure if I'd give this lecture to a beginner to watch on his/her own...Some of the methods were disappointing (such as the use of an instant st**** with the magazine t*** shows the use of a substantially weaker technique that was totally unnecessary in an otherwise good routine). Dan tries to be polite about it a few times but Chris didn't engage.

Anyway, I do agree that there are some good solid methods here and, with just a few exceptions, would be great for a beginner. however, I would probably want a beginner to discuss the lecture with a mentor. Some of the routines are easily tweaked to be stronger but this might not be obvious for a fresh-ish beginner.

If you're a beginner with not much experience, get it but talk to a mentor if you have one.

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