In case you can't tell in the title... Man! I love this!
First off, I'll say it's not a 5
star only because I reserve those for the over-top-blow-my-mind-all-over-the-sofa tricks.
But a 4.5 stars. That's pretty good, right? I'd say it is. In fact, I'll say it is. :-)
Ok, now I gotta say... I saw in someone else's review that that person was turned off by the
drunk spectator in the second performance. Well, I guess I'm a little different... I absolutely got
a kick outta her. Of course, it was because she was such a lush. She's just like "whaaaaa?!!!" and
getting all into it. I have to say that, when I watched it, I thought she alone made this trick
worth getting. Just my two cents and it has nothing to do with the trick, but what the hey. To each
his own. I liked her. She was a trip. Honestly, spectators like her, I feel, lead the other
spectators to loosen up and just enjoy what they're seeing instead of being all
There was this one point where a smart aleck spectator
tries to trip up Erik by not doing what he says exactly and reshuffling the remainder of the packet.
Erik was like, "oh yeah? BOOM! Here's yo card fool! Don't want none, don't start none!". He picked
the correct card out like it was nothing and I was like that drunk spectator: "Whaaaaaa?!!!". I was
impressed with that recovery. * Eric drops the mic *
Now the trick itself... it will
require a little... without divulging it... brain power. But I promise, it's very, VERY doable. This
trick is awesome and easy and awesome and easy. Any moves you make are basic. If you're a beginner,
you'll learn a move or two that'll make you look like you're not a beginner, plus you'll learn a
specific principle that will serve you well in your future magic. I love this trick and can't wait
to try it. Erik is a very good teacher too. This is definitely a keeper.
And if anyone
knows that drunk spectator, send her my way. She'll make all my tricks look 10x better with her
I highly recommend this trick. I love tricks that allow the spectator to
share some of the magic with you. Getting them doing part of the trick takes this to another level.
(By the way, I always try to be honest and straightforward in my reviews, while being
respectful to the magician. If you appreciate my reviews, can you please click the "Yes" button
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leave me a constructive comment. I'm just trying to be helpful. I love the Penguin community and
hope that I can someday contribute my own product. :-) Thanks for reading and for any (hopefully
positive, but either way, at least kind) feedback!)
81 of 84 magicians found this helpful.
Good, well explained, trick. The live performance video is honest. My reason for deducting two
stars is deceptive advertising. This is far from being a beginner, self working trick. It will
require a significant amount of practice. Do not purchase unless you are willing to put in the time.
If you’re looking for a great, actually self working, trick, try Where it has to Go by Rick Lax or
the many self working offerings by Big Blind Media.
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I have almost no card sleights under my belt but this will make me
look like a total card savant. It's sleightless, practically self-working and will get you all the
amazing reactions you want.
Set-up is easy, could be done from a borrowed deck if you
really want. If you can control a participant you shouldn't have any problems, just cut to, pull
out, spin out or appear each of the cards to order. This is an amazing 'multiple card selection'
Erik uses the P3 marked deck for this routine and I totally agree that whilst it's
not necessary it's a great safety-belt (any marked deck would achieve the same result). Plus, I had
my P3's end-strippered and that's got me thinking of fun ways to get in to this routine and to add a
couple of other reveals.
This is a great routine, easy to learn, fun to perform (so much
jazzing possible) and will astound your audience. It's a great way to involve everyone in a group of
With Suit Cut to Order and Ian Rowland's Thetalia in your repertoire no-one
will ever want to play cards with you ever again. (Buy Thetalia too - better yet, buy Ian's Penguin
19 of 19 magicians found this helpful.
Sadly I can not praise the creator enough with qualified compliments here without revealing too
much.This routine is very baffling for a lay audience and still fun to watch for an experienced
magician. The method Erik uses is practical and undetectable for the audience. His way to get to the
cut is excellent. I am a long time in magic but NEVER I would have got the idea to let a spectator
cut to the card with that method. That is a real climax. I was skeptical first, if that would work.
So I "magicians-wife tested" it today and she had that wonderful hate expression in her eyes, that I
really adore. (but rarely get after 20 years relationship...)
Even if that part goes wrong, Erik
gives you a cool twist that will make you look even better. He teaches everything in detail.I really
appreciate his style of teaching: Clear and directly to the point, no bla bla. You get 45 minutes
video with a lot of information that are also very useful for a lot of card controls.
17 of 17 magicians found this helpful.
My favorite part of the video might be the performances. The performances give you a great sense of
how much humor and personality you can put in to your act. Audience management skills are a plus,
but your ability to joke, cajole, respond, and so on to your audience will go a long way to making
this "your" effect.
I like effects where the performer has the possibility of making an
effect "their own." This is just that sort of thing, as you will be interacting with your audience a
A m***** deck is taught, but more of a back up than a necessity.
big complaint? I'm primarily a card performer. How many great effects do we learn that rely on
something that requires a performance to be good for only one effect? Signed cards, torn cards, etc.
basically require you to move on to a different effect or a different deck. Same here. This effect
uses a c****** card to get going, and I always feel stuck in just one effect.
just me, but these sorts of things always stop me cold. It ends up being a prepared deck to some
degree, and you can't then easily move on to your next card effect. (Admittedly, it depends on the
different effects in your arsenal.)
All that said, the video is great, the teaching is spot
on, and the method is solid. If you like what you see, you won't be disappointed. Especially when it
comes to your own ability to put your personality in to a performance.
13 of 15 magicians found this helpful.
I read all the reviews before I purchased this. And thought well, some people were saying that even
if you don't like the effect you will learn some great moves. I am an amateur magician that has
practiced many moves and purchased a lot of tricks... There is not one "new" move that I have seen
in it. If you have been in magic for a short period you will know all the moves. There is quite a
set up in the beginning of the trick too. The plus side is Eric is a good teacher and knows his
craft. But this is beating a dead horse... why are there always so much editing and cuts in the
trailer. If I saw the first "joke" move, I would not have purchased this. Wasted my money again at
Penguin. Even though I will keep coming back for more
11 of 15 magicians found this helpful.
I perform for a living, and it is always obvious to me when people make and sell a trick they
haven’t worked. This is a worker, you can see that it has been performed thousands of times. Every
detail is worked out. I will perform this. You should too.
8 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
Erik got me and am sure got you too. Just think how your spectators will react. This trick creates
drama, not found in many other card tricks. Your audience will appear to have control at all times,
even when THEY cut the deck. This is a minor miracle and can't say enough good things about this.
Erik will be teaching you some great moves which will take some practice but if you are dedicated,
want to learn more to end up with am amazing trick, it will be worth the work. You will have to put
in some time with this one, not a "you will be doing this one within minutes of watching the video"
trick. It may be a bit of a challenge for a beginner but the skills learned you will take with you
6 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
The routine is very nice and certainly will impress laymen.
Why did I rate this a 5 star
1) The instructions are very well done. Over 45 minutes of instruction. All very
clear. ZERO hard moves.
2) This easily could have been repetitive, but Erik varies it so much,
including letting them cut the cards, that it really has some staying power.
3) The instructions
cover much much more handlings than in the demo. Erik teaches a lot of different reveals and
methods. That alone is worth the cost of the download.
If you like the way this looks,
definitely buy it.
Its a fun routine, well taught, easy to do, and you can apply all of these
techniques to so many other effects!
6 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
I just finished watching Suit Cut to Order by Erik Tait and I just have to tell everyone how cool
First off it's a great effect. REALLY GREAT!
Second You are going to learn
some really useful tools for other tricks and ideas. His work on what to do to substitute a Breather
This has a ton of spots to include your own personality (which is something
I always strive for and stress to everyone)
I can see where this could fall very flat if
you don't work with this enough. You really have to add some personality to this trick and without
to many sleights you have lots of room for working YOU into the trick.
Well done Erik and I
will gladly show this to my regulars at the restaurants!!
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