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"Dowsing Duplicates by Alexander Marsh is a great technique that can be used in a variety of ways. In the tutorial Alexander shows an actual stage performance with photo cards, then talks about using business cards, playing cards and questions cards to demonstrate the diversity of the principle. What I particularly liked was the ending he created which, after matching a couple of the cards individually, snaps into a quicker procedure to take care of all the other matches. It moves right along and doesn’t get boring. As Alexander points out, these instructions can be adapted by performers in many different ways. Given my own style of working, I immediately decided that I would perform this routine wearing a blindfold such as my own stainless steel blindfold, a folded cloth blindfold or just about any other type. I, personally think the effect would be greatly enhanced doing it that way. But this is the good thing about this tutorial; it gives you the leeway to think about the effect and decide how you want to use it based on where you perform and who your audience is. Rest assured, the method can be learned in just 10 minutes and it is easy to do so you can devote your concentration on presentation. Highly recommended." -Richard Osterlind

"This is a very clever effect that gets a great reaction. There is nothing for the audience to discover because the entire secret is in your head! I really like this!" -Marc Paul

"Terrific, fooled me’” And so many wonderful variations , it will keep me up for days just thinking of them. 5 stars" -Marc Salem

Dowsing Duplicates by T.J. Osbourne is a psychometry routine with a difference.

Using photos, borrowed business cards, playing cards, napkins, ESP cards or almost anything else you can think of; the mentalist is able to find the matching pairs amongst a sea of indifferent items.

The classic effect is as follows:

- 6 business cards are borrowed from members of the audience.
- They are stacked and torn in half, producing 12 identical halves.
- The half-cards are mixed and laid out on the table face down.
- The mentalist impossibly finds each pair of cards, one after the other.

This is a truly impressive feat, as there is no way that the cards could be marked, or secretly peeked.

Until you activate T.J.'s brilliant method in your mind, you really don't know where each card lies!

There are no difficult moves, nothing to be caught out on and the method works perfectly every single time.

After delving deeper into the method, We discovered that this can also be applied to a prediction effect, using a game like "Cards Against Humanity" or other similar "pairing" games.

Even though each pair of cards is chosen at random, your prediction shows that you knew exactly what would be paired with what.

This method is something that you will carry with you for the rest of your days; as it lives only in your mind.

After watching Alex's brilliant instruction, you will always have this secret ready to go at a moment's notice with no set up or special props required.

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Not as impressive as it seems Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 27th, 2019
The hype seemed too good to be true, so I bought this routine. I mean who doesn't want to be able to pick duplicate cards out of an assortment laid out on a table. It would be pretty impressive. Well, there are a few things one should know about this trick before purchase. If you still like the concept after learning what I have to say, then this is for you! You really cannot do this twice in a row for the same person, unless they are not paying attention, because the matched cards are always in the same locations if you use the routine described in the video. Also, and this turned me off the most, the spectator cannot handle the cards. You have to control the cards and they have to be set up before hand. It requires knowing how to do a false shuffle, which is not too hard, but the fact that you handle the cards 100% of the time until they are laid on the table inevitably leads anyone watching to believe that you know where the matching cards are ahead of time, probably because they are marked in some way. The irony is that they are NOT marked at all. It's just that you know where they all are because of the system you are taught for arranging them prior to the performance. It only works with 12 items, 6 pairs. It is interesting and the secret moves are fun to know but the problem is that the people I did it for believe the cards are all marked, even though they are not, and there is no way to convince them otherwise! Probably the one way to get the biggest effect out of this routine would be to tell them how it was done after the fact! Oh well. It is a conundrum. The tecnique is interesting but the spectator can't appreciate that part. This is not something I will be doing.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
Many pluses: Easy to learn. Very little to remember.
Can be impromptu. And as he shows, this can be done with many things: Playing cards, photos, borrowed business cards, "Cards Against Humanity"... Nothing is marked!

The only minus I have is I'm not sure it's that strong a trick. Plus I think the audience will assume you are using marked cards, even though you are not.
(Personally, if I'm going to do a trick that looks like this, I probably would use marked cards and present something that looks more amazing.)

Like most tricks, this comes down to presentation style.
If you like the idea of doing a matching trick that uses un-marked things other than playing cards, this could be a worker for you.
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3 Simple Things Every Magician Needs to Know Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
With 3 simple things in your head you have a wonderful tool to entertain at a moments notice for the rest of your life!

Psychometry? CHECK!
Prediction? CHECK!
Mentalism? CHECK!
Fun? CHECK!
Baffling? CHECK!
Easy? CHECK!
Entertaining? CHECK!
Love it? YES!

Recommended? GET IT NOW!

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Nicely done! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
I will admit a bias, since I'm SYZYGY's editor and publisher. That aside, the presentation beyond tearing pairs of business cards adds another entire dimension. What's more, it is entirely impromptu (using business cards or similar) so for the price, it's unbeatable. Good quality video, clear instruction, great concept. Go ahead and buy it; you'll thank me.
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Very good and not at all difficult to do. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 26th, 2019
A great way to achieve the matching of 6 pairs of cards, photos etc. It really looks as tho the cards must be marked in some way but they are not. How do you CONVINCE spectators that this is not the case? "I assure you...." or "I promise...." is a bit lame. At least you can ensure that the backs are monochrome and totally plain.
This is easy to learn and a strong pacy presentation, with some humour if that is your style, will result in a good effect.
The video quality is excellent but it suffers because only one camera is used. At times Alexander is looking down at the table and frustratingly we cannot see what be is looking at! Also there is a nice variation using a prediction, but shot in a kitchen with a lot of echo. I found that hard to follow.
In spite of my reservations it just makes the 5 star standard.
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A versatile magic or mentalistm masterpiece Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
This is SO GOOD! I’ve been looking for an easy, yet powerful mentalism effect that uses no gimmicks, devices or preshow set up, and now I’ve found it!

I carry playing cards with me at all times, of course, so with this technique, I could perform this amazing effect at a moment’s notice, but I absolutely love the effect T.J. performs with photographs. It’s just fantastic.

Since I do think people will suspect the cards or photographs are marked (they aren’t), I think I might go the extra step to put each card or photo into opaque envelopes. This would allow for odd shapes photos that maybe are not the same photo, but are of the same person or item. Maybe a young photo of grandma matches a recent photo, or maybe a photo of an arrow matches with a quiver, or something like that.

T.J. gives a few options and ideas, including a “Cards Against Humanity” prediction. It’s funny and obviously startling to see that he had predicted all of the questions and answers to what seemed to be a randomly played game. I do think that trick is almost too good, if I may say so, because it’s so spot-on that I think it could make people suspicious that you somehow set it up ahead of time. Maybe it would be good to not get it so perfectly right. Maybe the predictions are more thematic or they are written “live”
after the cards are matched, but before they are turned over.

All that to say though, the possibilities really are endless and could play as humorous or as serious or even as scary as you like. I highly recommend this effect.
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Very Easy, Very Fooling! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
Great little impromptu effect that can be performed anywhere, anytime using borrowed objects. Once you learn the clever secret you'll always be ready when someone says "show me a trick".
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Fun and clever Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
Dowsing Duplicates is a clever way to have some fun with your audience. The dramatics involved in the presentation are a little overdone. It's easy to be dramatic for a couple of cards, but sustaining the drama for 6 cards is not easy. However the trick itself is great, and you can perform multiple versions of it. The tutorial is also great. Everything is explained and you can perform it immediately. I'm adding it to my close up Mentalism act.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
I love this type of illusion. You simply don't have anything to carry except the knowledge of the trick in your head. The method behind this is simple and slick. I don't want to give anything away, but it can be learned quickly and there is nothing for the spectator to catch. You need to pay careful attention to mixing the cards. Use your favorite false cut/shuffle, whatever you need to do to keep the cards in an appropriate order. It's all just a good time from there, once you're set you can pull out the drama and focus on your "Powers". This isn't just a trick, it's a routine that you can style the way you want to. This won't go in the mental drawer this is a keeper !!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 30th, 2019
The method for this effect is very appealing and clever and something I want to keep handy in my impromptu repertoire; it fits my "energy sensing" shtick. As clever as it is though, it just does not make sense to use this method in a formal performing situation. If the performer is providing his or her own materials (photos, game cards, envelopes, etc) then a superior method would be to simply have them marked; the spectator can shuffle the items and lay them out in any configuration they want.
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