Was excited about this. We all wanted more choices when it comes to the Doublecross stamper.
It's a very good trick, but unfortunately that means half of your competitors are performing it.
TWO PROBLEMS with Doublecross:
1. All magicians doing Doublecross are drawing an X
on performer's hand, then X appears on spectator's hand.
2. The trick is both simple to describe
and unique; this means it's easy for the curious to google.
NOT having thousands of magicians drawing the exact same X on their hands?
Very disappointed in this. I might as well have spent a few hours making this
myself, or asking/hiring someone who can do stuff like this to make it.
PROS: You can make
it work. You can do the same Doublecross you've been doing, but instead of the X (like every other
magician does), you did a heart.
1. DOES NOT FIT THE DOUBLECROSS SHARPIE.
By that I mean it barely squeezes/snaps in there.
Once you've snapped it into the end
of the Doublecross sharpie, it takes struggle and wincing to pull off the stamper from the end of
the Sharpie marker.
With my original X stamper, I could effortlessly, casually pull of the
stamper using the tip of my middle finger and my thumb.
With THIS heart stamper, I need to
squeeze the stamper between the middle of my thumb and the middle of my forefinger, then twist it
and tilt it until it comes loose--FINALLY I've got the stamper out of the sharpie, but I've got
black ink all over my fingers.
2. The heart shape looks too perfect and too "sharp" or
Most people can draw a perfect plus sign or cross. It is two straight lines. You
raise no suspicion when you draw two small, straight lines. That's doublecross.
perfectly symmetrical heart shape is another matter.
The heart shape looks like a stencil of an
unfriendly heart (by "unfriendly" I mean it's narrow/not plump.
Nobody draws a heart shape
It doesn't look like a hand-drawn heart shape.
It looks like a stamp.
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First thing I thought about when I saw this was released on penguin was that this definitely opens
doors for some cool presentational ideas. It does not disappoint as like all magic we are trying to
connect with our audience not just fool them. I love it and it gets my recommendation for sure
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