I very selfishly take risk on magic purchases in the hopes that I can add another one of those slow
hand killer subtleties that happens and passes in an offbeat and ultimately ends up flooring an
audience. This is one of those utilities. If you are purchasing this as an effect in its own
right, which is can be. You’re probably going to be disappointed. I cannot see myself using the
gaff in this way.
The instructions are not complex or difficult to follow, but they are
not in English. I believe the gaff can be customized, but at $40 retail cost. I don’t see myself
doing too much experimentation with the stock gaff, but I can see myself probably making one from
scratch someday? Also if you have a preference over a red or blue Bicycle deck usage, be sure to
ask in advance. THIS IS NOT MADE CLEAR at time of purchase! DID I MENTION THIS IS NOT MADE CLEAR
AT TIME OF PURCHASE? I ordered two based on a comment made in the Magic Café and I am glad I did. I
now both a red and blue gaff to cover both primary bicycle deck colors, but I mostly work
exclusively with red Bicycle or Phoenix decks.
Used properly in in a cold deck transition
this gaff is an absolute killer. If you already perform competent cold deck work this gaff is
stupid simple to use. I am thinking about using it with Flat Pack. If you are inexperienced with
cold deck work, like I said you could use Nirvana as trick, but I don’t believe the impact will be
as profound, but it might be encouragement to start learning cold deck work.
I am going to
give this release a 5, but it is a borderline 4 with the absence of instructions and lack of clarity
on the default gaff colors.
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VERY disappointed.Only got 1 gimmick when the tutorial says we received 2.Instructions in sub titles
and not very concise.Many other people on the private thread expressing concerns regarding
functionality,quantity of gimmicks and being puzzled about one part,either from misunderstanding or
if it was even made right.My new mantra:No more $40 box tricks. No more $40 box tricks.Might be
first time I send one back to end up in open box
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I had finally received Nirvana a couple of weeks ago. I liked the gimmick straight away and the
convincing card that sticks out of the deck. This is more of a device to convince your audience that
there’s a full deck in plain sight. At first, I didn’t know how to add this to this in a routine,
but with creativity, you can fool the socks off people when it’s used correctly.
added it into a routine and it gave that added convincer to vanish a deck of cards. You do have to
deck switch to add this in. Deck switching is pretty easy once you know a routine that can use it.
Get creative with this ingenious device. If your scared of how the gimmick is used, don’t be, no one
will notice that much of a difference when the gimmick is out of play. Start thinking of ways to
deck switch and ditch the gimmick, have a reason to ditch in the pocket. Getting your phone out is a
great way. Also, to keep the gimmick in place, use double-sided sticky tape. Hope this doesn’t give
away to much information.
But, in regards to a product, the gimmick is really well made but
the video you stream isn’t in English which is hard to understand when reading subs. You don’t get
two gimmicks, you only get one, which the instructions said you get two but that’s wrong. It doesn’t
bother me because, for $40, you get a great gimmick that’s a fooling convincer. You can achieve many
applications with this trick when used properly. As a stand-alone trick, it’s still pretty good. But
it’s better used in routines.
All round, if you're prepared to deck switch and ditch,
you’ll find a great device you’ll definitely use. Your imagination can go wild with this, transform
a deck into anything you want inside the box, or even reseal the deck.
All ‘n all, a great
convincer to up your game. Vanish a deck, reseal a deck, change the colour of the deck.
Once I saw what it was and the explanation of how to perform it, I knew it was nothing I could use.
Way too expensive, too.