I don't usually write reviews for 2 reasons :
- There are already a lots of reviews for the
products that I bought at PM over the last 10 years and I don't think that my 2 cents would make a
difference for future buyers.
- I sometines feel lazy when it comes to write in a foreign
language (French being my mother tongue)
But today I'm making an exception because I can't
believe there's no review for this wonderful release by Pipo Villanueva, a magician from Spain that
I discovered a few weeks ago thanks to his wonderful Chop Cup routine.
I bought the
download for the Chop Cup routine alone, but ended up being impressed by all 6 routines that he
teaches. Three of them will go straight to my repertoire (Chop Cup, Silver/Copper/Brass Coin
routine and a new take on Paul Harris' classic Reset). Pipo puts a lot of attention to details and
passion in what he does. His teaching is easy to follow (however I wouldn't recommend it to
beginners). I also appreciate the fact that most (if not all) of his routines end clean and are
auto-resettable, which is perfect for walkaround or table hopping.
Pipo also gives a
bunch of hints and advice that go well beyond the 6 routines that he teaches. I think that anyone
here would become a better magician just by watching Pipo perform and listening to his way of
thinking. Overall, the production quality is top notch. This download is undoubtly one of my Top 5
purchases that I've made over the last decade on Penguin Magic – and I'm so glad that I did!
On a side note, just to mention that I had to contact Pipo a few days after I bought the
download. I had a question about the props that he uses in one of his routines and I got a timely
response from him within 24 hours. That's great customer service!
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Magic for the Shortsighted is well worth the $25 price tag. All the routines are very clever and
Definitely not for beginners, you'll need a solid understanding of
cards/coins/balls before learning some of these.
10/10 would buy more!
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