If you've got a spectator and a pay envelope. It's time to blow your spectator's mind!
spectator places their driver's license in a pay envelope, seals it, and keeps it in their
possession. You then read the contents right in front of them! No peek devices! You read it in full
view right in front of them and they have no idea.
Start clean, end clean!
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Don't buy this. I don't want you to have it. Don't worry about the method. It's super complicated,
and you probably can't do it.
TLDR;This is only for me, not you.
to reality. This is an AMAZING piece of mentalism by one of the true masters, Lee Earle. If you
aren't familiar with Earle's work, you should be. Go purchase and study Syzygy before you do
This bit of genius comes from Syzygy, which seems to be making a bit of a
comeback(for good reason). If you do close-up work of any form, this needs to go into your mental
While the teaching is done extremely well, the method is so easy, you won't have
any problems learning the details. It's all in the performance, which is something one can't
purchase at any price.
I honestly can't think of anything to complain about with this
download. And I'm great at nit-picking the little things.
Tje process should be higher, but
other than that, there isn't anything wrong with this download, and I'd give it 10 stars.
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I enjoyed watching this trick and explanation. Alexander makes it easy with his casual and fun
personality. This is an easy video to watch. So good start there, Alex!
As for the
trick... just as good! I like that there are no gimmicks and no crazy suspicious moves. Alexander
modernized Lee Earle's approach by using the spectator's ID and created a reasonably believable
premise to allow for the little secret method to obtain the spectator's information.
you see the demo, it does seem extremely magical. When you see the entire presentation, not as
magical honestly. But still... very good! I figured out the method as I watched the full
presentation for the first time, so I'd imagine that more experienced mentalists and magicians will
also figure this out. But that's OK!!! I am not interested in magic to fool magicians. I am
interested in magic to blow the minds of my spectators... and this one is sure to do that.
The fact that you DON'T have the spectator write anything down makes this trick feel more real.
I don't know why such a little thing makes so much a difference to me... but this subtlety brings
this trick up a notch for me.
If you've been doing mentalism for a while, then this trick
is likely something you already do, so you don't need to purchase this. But otherwise, this is a
foundation trick and a must for mentalists. Get it.
Is the trick easy to do? Yes. Do
practice a couple times, but yes. Even a beginner will look like Derren Brown to the spectators
(especially if you take your time and really put some presentation effort into your reveal).
Arts & Crafts? No. You'll need some small cash envelopes. Most magicians are likely to have
these. If not, they're easy to find and cheap.
Can you do this surrounded? Any angle
restrictions? This is NOT something you would do surrounded. So yes, there are some angle
restrictions which will be obvious once you watch the explanation.
Do I have to be at a
table? No. You can do this standing.
Is the price right? Yes, I'd say so. If you're new to
mentalism, you'll find this a valuable, affordable lesson.
Is this fit for my repertoire?
Yes. It's classic mind-reading (or however you want to present this) stuff. You'll perform this if
you don't already. If you already perform a different method of the same trick, you just might
replace it with this.
Are there any mercury folds? Please tell me no. Please. - Relax, no
folds, no sleight of hand (just one simple move), nothing tricky. You can do it! (Adam Sandler
How's the production value? Good! It's a simple video... no weird loud music or
crazy After Effects graphics. You get what you pay for and you won't fall asleep in the middle of
the explanation. Mr. Marsh is THAT GOOD! haha
I give this trick a very solid 4 stars. As
far as I'm concerned, you should consider that the equivalent of a 5-star rating. I generally save
the 5 stars for earth-shattering, mind-melting visual stuff... anything that makes that you have a
real, literal unicorn illegally parked in a handicap spot outside.
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 below beside the question, "Did this
review help you?" It's not like I actually benefit in any way by your clicking it... but it would be
nice to see if my reviews are helpful or not. I hope they are. If you ever have suggestions or
comments or questions about my reviews, please feel free to 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)
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I love this 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 this will only take one or 2 dry runs and the routine would be learned forever.
This is organic and with no DIY skills necessary 100 % per cent will depend on your presentation &
acting skills as this is as easy as mindreading could possibly get .
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While I love adding bits of mentalism to my show, this is just not for me. That's not to say it
isn't any good, it's okay! The effect and or method just don't fit my style. Some times a trick and
its method don't move or coalesce with the rhythm of ones personality. This is THAT trick for me.
Sometimes you have to ask yourself if these moves are comfortable and or natural for YOU. If it
isn't natural to you then it won't look natural in your performance. At which point it can't look
very magical. To those who find this a natural fit, I'm sure it is a GEM!!! Just not for me.
What a well thought out routine. I can’t wait to try this out.
El método es muy ingenioso le he puesto un 4 porque tiene mucho ángulo y no es posible realizarlo
bajo cualquier condición, pero a pesar de ello es muy bueno
I don't do a lot of mentalism acts so I wasn't keen on learning this method, however after watching
the presentation and having no idea how it was done I had to know.
It's easy enough to
learn and using everyday objects (like an ID card) keeps it practical and useful especially when you
are badgered into doing "a trick" for your colleagues.
Who knows...maybe this is my entry
I gave this 5 stars, which is so unlike me, because the method is so, so easy yet so fooling and
deceiving. I've been doing Dan Harlan's All Seeing Eye to get the spec's info, but after I watched
this I'm switching to this. Why? Because they don't write anything down. Everything you need is on
their driver's license. And they never suspect a thing. The only thing you need to pull off this
stunning piece of mentalism is acting skills, a good memory and 5 coin envelopes. That's it. I love
this! Get it now.
Once again the trailer does not correctly depict the actual effect. The downloaded presentation
does not conclude as shown in the instructions (no tearing of the envelopes). The most significant
down side of this effect is the number of envelopes that are used. If you are going to do this at a
table as shown in the presentation you can count on someone at some point in time ask why you had to
utilize so many envelopes. I have been asked in a parlor setting and also in front of 43 people in
a performance. The instructions and performance only state to put the unused envelopes aside as
they are not needed. If not needed why have so many in your hand? There is no explanation. My
only response is that I just grabbed a handful. It is just a very fishy portion of the effect and
results in an unclean performance. The concept of the effect is great but the presentation leaves a
lot to be desired. Since it was only a $5.95 download the old maxim, " You get what you pay for"
certainly is applicable.