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The EP Principle by Woody Aragon (Instant Download)

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Woody Aragon is known for his elegant self-working magic. In The EP Principle, he not only teaches you a foundational element of self-working magic, but he also shares with you one of his favorite effects as well as new applications to fool the blazes out of your audience.

The highlight of this download, which is over a half-hour long, is the Alpha and Omega trick. Woody has taken an effect from The Royal Road to Card Magic and supercharged it with The EP Principle so that it appears more impossible, more hands-off, and more like a miracle. No sleight of hand required and no memorization. The EP Principle will transform your self-working magic into self-working miracles.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2020
This will get you out of a corner if friends throw you their deck and say
“ show us a trick “ 👌
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 4th, 2020
Wow - this is SO great! It looks completely fair and could play big! After seeing the method, I didn't think I could do it, but after viewing it a few times, I had it down.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2020
I know a lot of us tend to look sideways occasionally at so-called 'self working' card tricks. But the method here - which Woody reminds us is not his - is such a fooler that the trick he wraps it in is just so tight that it becomes a complete headscratcher.

The principle is wonderful, but the fast-paced bit - with the performer revealing an impossible-to-know card - can be done with any full deck, borrowed or otherwise. No setup required.
Yes, I said NO SETUP REQUIRED.

Excellent tutorial. Excellent principle. Excellent bit.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2020
Wow, this trick blew me away. I couldn't believe how easy it is. There's not too much to memorize. If you remember the few steps, the trick basically performs itself. Woody combined a couple mathematical principals and created an effect that is bigger than the sum of is parts. There are no moves, if you can count and deal, you can perform this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2020
No slights, just a routine that’s very very very easy to learn!
For a no nonsense easy trick, this is it.
Yes you are working with a very old principal but see how Woody has made it great.
This almost self working wonder is worth having in your tool box for those times people hand you their deck of cards and say “ show me something”.
The video is well explained with a couple of performances and woody has such a fun way about him.
This is a good trick and you be doing as soon as you finish the download.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2020
The reason I am giving this a 4 star review is because the actual trick he shows is beautiful, and it seems everyone else who purchased this download understands the explanation with no problems.

But I've watched the explanation thrice now, and I just can't follow. Between his very thick accent, and the speed at which he speaks while explaining things, I just could not keep up with what he was saying. It's very frustrating because I seem to be the only one having this problem, so I won't knock the rating for something that's my own fault. This is clearly a great principle, but I just couldn't follow along with the explanation.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2020
I was delighted to learn this trick. The explanation by Woody Aragon of the trick and the his most entertaining presentation make this a wonderful purchase for me: it is fantastic value.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2020
This was a good refresher of an old effect I've seen elsewhere. What comes to mind is The Tantalizer by Denis Behr which I believe he credits coming from Tarbell or Royal Road. Still knowing this when having to do something impromptu with a borrowed deck is very worthwhile.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 13th, 2020
A great trick for only the cost of a cup of coffee. Personally I found Woody's accent a little difficult to follow but it was much easier the second time I watched the video. Once you know the principle it is unlikely you will forget it - so you can be ready to present this instantly, no setup required. This would be a great one to have in reserve for when you are asked to "do a trick" or repeat another trick previously performed. Since the EP principle requires no setup you could shuffle the deck to disguise the previous trick and go again with another worthy follow up.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 12th, 2020
EP reminded me of a trick taught by Bob King in the late 80’s. Yes, I still have the lecture notes. In Bob’s version there had to be a complete there was more math and a very small bit of sleight of hand. A fair amount of control. Don’t get me wrong, I will be doing it again.

But Woody’s version of the principle is much easier and can be used in many ways. Some of them with an incomplete deck. The trick is a self working card trick which means two things for me (behind the bar); when the first customer/spectator shuffles, cuts and counts - I make a drink or two. Second, with a little bit of control, I can have another customer/spectator do the dealing. I go to selling more drinks and keep things going with bar talk.

Despite what others say I didn’t have a problem understanding Woody. He taught the principle well and did the same for the trick. His sense of humor drives his presentation but, if you put your personality in it, you can easily make it yours. He gives credit where credit is due which some magicians don’t do - something I really like
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