Okay, wow! I got to start working with CUT 2.0 last night and Ran Pink (the creator of T-Rex, and
P'ink) has outdone himself.
When you heals, it's like watching computer graphics in a
blockbuster 3D film. It's the kind of trick you will do (for yourself) over, and over, and over
again just to watch the cut heal. I've been in magic over 20 years and it's one of the most visual
illusions I've seen.
You can set it up (set-up is as easy as drawing 2 lines) and be ready
to perform it immediately or up to about an hour after. When I watched the video I thought that the
cutting implement had to have like a squeeze-bulb full of liquid or something like that. NO.
The method is pretty elegant, but most importantly- there will probably never be a way for you
to show audience members a cut healing, in real time, like CUT 2.0. You know when you watch an
Avengers movie and Wolverine's cuts just seal up in front of your eyes? That is exactly what the
audience sees!!! (And what you will see as well.)
In terms of set-up- on a scale of 1-5:
(let's say loops, with their potential to break is a 3, thread-work is a 4, card through window is a
5, and invisible deck is a 1- I'll give CUT 2.0 somewhere around a 2. Not hard. But you can't just
pull it out of your pocket immediately and put it back and have it immediately reset.
if you need to absolutely FREAK your audience out. Scare, shock and them AMAZE them. If you want a
trick that makes you look like a superhero (or Jesus) then the tradeoff for the slightest amount of
setup is well worth it. This is something you might do once or twice a night (max) while strolling.
This is something you will do when you know you need people to think/know you are supernatural.
Religions have been started on less incredible things than this effect. In Cut 2.0, you have the
dual forces of absolute shock and fear when you realistically cut yourself (I don't see how it could
look more real) and then the absolutely ASTOUNDING VISUAL of the wound healing up in real time in
front of their eyes with absolutely no cover. It's just inconceivable and when you need to look like
you're magic, I know of no way that offers as much punch for as easy of a setup.