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
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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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.)
clear, John gave proper credit. Cannot reveal that because it would tell too much.
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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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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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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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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%
I am very pleased with this charm I rerecommend is unassuming.Yours sincerely,Jozef B.
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
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.
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
I like this handling of Bank Night. I intend to use it.