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BankWave by John Carey (Instant Download)

You show EIGHT plain envelopes, 4 of them have CASH inside, and your spectators get to choose any 4. All but guaranteeing them free money.. right? START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"Oh man, that is so clever, it fooled me badly the first time I saw it, and even the second time watching it, I wasn't sure! Finally a completely different and diabolic approach - I wish I would have had John's idea!" - Jan Forster

"Bank Wave checks off all my boxes for a great routine. It’s simple In concept, direct in plot and completely interactive. Congratulations are in order!" - Michael Kaminskas

John Carey is known for his unique twists on classic card plots, so when he came to us with the promise of unique close up mentalism our ears pricked up in anticipation!

BankWave did not disappoint.

In the classic bank night effect, the magician is left with the one envelope out of four that the audience members did not choose. It contains a little folded up bill or a message proving that you knew which envelope they'd leave behind.

John's BankWave is different and even more impossible.

In BankWave, you have EIGHT envelopes. Your spectator freely chooses four for themselves and four for you.

All four of their envelopes are empty, and the four they selected for you to keep each contain a bill - proving your incredible skills of psychological influence!

What's even more amazing (for us magicians, anyway...) is that there are no loads or secret switching moves, everything is examinable before and after the effect and the spectator mixes EVERYTHING.

While John performs this close up, your imagination is your only limit; you could perform this on stage with large coloured envelopes, or envelopes with words or pictures upon them.

This is the perfect starting point to create your own signature routine; regardless of how comedic or serious a performer you are. We like the original routine though; clean cut, slick and ultra-powerful.

Download BankWave today, and use it to close your table sets... Nothing hits them harder!

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Great routine, poor video venue! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 13th, 2019
Firstly, this is a great rethinking of an older idea, reframed entirely. I will use this, a lot. Perfect little gambling piece, you can present it as influence, chance, a prediction. Seriously, It's 8 normal envelopes and whatever you want to put in them - go wild. You could even use business cards.

BUT - who thought presenting the video, using BLACK ENVELOPES on a BLACK TABLE, in a BLACK BOOTH was a great idea?!?! WOW. They deserve a spanking and the video deserves a reshoot.

In short, great routine/poor directing.
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You buy more the presentation then the method. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 15th, 2019
That is fine, I love John Carey's work and this one felt like Spanish school met John's style and they have fused into a great piece of mental magic.

Since you buy the presentation more than the method I would have loved to see more of that in the download.

It is not five stars because it is not terribly inventive in my eyes. Just recently I saw something similar with business cards. It was in a download lecture where I have the feeling John could have attended it as well. (Did not find it right now, may add a comment later to tell what it was.)

To be clear, John gave proper credit. Cannot reveal that because it would tell too much.
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Superb routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2019
John Carey created a great routine with this version of the bank night plot. He really took the plot to a new level.
It is super easy to do. But what I like most is that you can take the principle to any 4 to 4 matching idea. It works even with 10 cards.
I personally like it more, if you take the spectator to the winner stage instead of the looser stage.
Take the method for a matching ESP-Card Routine,picture and number cards, blank postcards and four picturepostcards, whatever your imagination takes you to.
Thank you John, great job.
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Cool effect, easy handling, video could be better Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 18th, 2019
The effect is cool, and I like the versatility of it. No sleight of hand required, no gimmicks necessary, just some polished showmanship to pull this off. I haven't performed it a bunch yet, but have received some good reactions. My biggest gripe agrees with another review about the poor choice to teach the effect using black envelopes on a black table in a black bar booth. This made it difficult to see what was going on. Fortunately, the handling is straight forward enough to follow along, and John does a pretty good job going through the effect, but it thing for the purposes of teaching an effect it would be have been more effective to use contrasting colored envelopes and shot from the performer's point of view. Even better, it would also be easier to follow along if the empty envelopes were a different color than the envelopes with the money in it to get a clear idea of the handling.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 13th, 2019
I bought this already convened that I would be disappointed. It's nice to be wrong sometimes. This is a real worker. It is perfect for any skill level. Beginner to pro. So simple but so strong. Dont miss on this one. It's worth the investment. This will be in my strolling show. Thanks John Carey for a great piece of magic.
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So simple yet so good Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 14th, 2020
Nothing extremely difficult or special about this trick except it does pack a big punch so if you’re looking for a great trick that puts the spectator in complete control and yet they have no idea it’s really quite a lot of fun. And if you want to do something nice for them you could even change up the very end and let their pic actually be something that might have a little prize for them if you choose. For the price it’s worth having 100%
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BankWave Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 5th, 2019
I am very pleased with this charm I rerecommend is unassuming.Yours sincerely,Jozef B.
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Great for both beginners and pros Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 18th, 2019
OK, the method is old-school self-working card trickery. But Carey has done such a nice job with the routining that there is no doubt that with a good presentation this thing will just slay because it comes across as impossible. There are no moves or gimmicks. You end totally clean. How's that for a spectacular method?

I've been using a different Bank Night (there are dozens of ways to do it) that is quite clever, but I don't think that it is as hard hitting as this one. This is one of the reasons I shop Penguin. This thing is a super bargain.
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Poker deal with Envelopes Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 15th, 2019
It was exactly as I predicted, a poker deal with envelopes. If you're familiar with Joshua Jay's or John Bannon's poker deals, you'll know what I'm talking about. That being said & done, I do enjoy the variation with the envelopes and will be trying it out at my regular restaurant gigs. I'm also going to experiment with various coupons, photos, money and other items, to find out what works best for me.
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I like this handling of Bank Night. I intend to use it.
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