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Switch Doctor by Max Maven (Instant Download)

An evil mastermind's dream trick. Not only do you know what someone is secretly doing off-camera, but you had the prediction in view from the start PLUS laid traps so they can't reverse engineer it.
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"Just the right amount of hands-on spectator activity and a visual finish that is smart, playful and surprising." - Michael Weber

"Switch Doctor is an example of one of my favorite mentalism plots, and now it's one of my favorite versions. Before any of the trick’s actions take place, Max's participant is already in a state of mirthful anticipation. This fantastic beginning is outmatched only by the ending. Best of all, Max’s discoveries on the history of the trick are as wonderful as the effect itself." - Jared Kopf

"This is my stuff! The principle behind has fascinated me for years - until today! I really like the construction of this routine, all objects are borrowed or provided by the participant. It is up to you whether you want to perform it as a mere prediction effect or as a phenomenon of influence. The final prediction is in play from the very beginning, the spectator sees it but will not recognize it as such until you show him. This is a wonderful lesson; you learn something which you can use also in completely different settings or routines." - Jan Forster

In these strange new times, magicians and mentalists are exploring new conditions. Shows are performed from afar, using Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and other technologies. Creating amazement within often restrictive conditions can be quite a challenge.

Fortunately, you’ve got a guide who has been exploring these strange territories for many years. MAX MAVEN began pioneering interactive magic over forty years ago, and he has put that experience to work for you, by devising powerful routines that connect to audiences through a virtual reality. Take your journey into the virtual space with Switch Doctor.

Here’s what happens:

A stunning long-distance surprise, using materials that the participant has around the the house: three pieces of paper, a pen, a coin, and a key. A game is played, with the materials out of the performer’s view. Objects are moved and switched, with enough freedom of choice that there’s no way the performer could know the position of anything. And yet, the final item is not only revealed, the performer proves that it was secretly predicted well in advance.

Switch Doctor is apart of the Virtual Visions series, in which you will learn 6 tested, practical routines. There are no elaborate gimmicks. There’s no pre-show, or private conversation with one spectator in order to fool the others. Nothing is mailed ahead. These effects can be performed for a single person, or a large virtual audience. As a special bonus if you buy all six together, you’ll get them for a special price, plus receive an extra video, in which Max Maven recounts the History of Virtual Magic. You’ll be startled by some of this information, which puts so much into perspective. This talk is only available if you order the complete set.

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Incredible 3 Object Divination - With a kicker prediction Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 19th, 2020
I really enjoy these multiple object divination effects e.g. Bob Hummers Mathematical Monte or the Jack Yates Four Object Divination and more recently Brian Caswell's Metal Detector. I have regularily performed all of these effects and they are are all very strong.

Switch Doctor is on another level, yes this really takes this type of effect to new Levels. Once again I was badly fooled and this just seems impossible and then when you hit them with the prediction. Fantastic.

Absolutely delighted with this Virtual Visions bundle and I am only through four of the effect ! These alone are worth the price of entry. Just buy the bundle what are you waiting for !
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 28th, 2020
This is the best of the three effect from this project i bought, and is the best so far. In real time, this will be baffeling to the specs, and the combination i came up with using "snaps", make it a four star for me. Yet, it does suffer a bit from what the other effects suffer alot from ("lost and phoned", "rainbow matrix"), which is, all the audience has to do is to repeat the effect to "get it". So if you session is recorded, it's a problem. For live virtual shows, it's good.
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nice mentalism routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 7th, 2021
The question I have as this is a mathematical puzzle, is what is the equation that explains this miracle?
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Easy & Effective Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 24th, 2020
A great trick to do digitally, over zoom or similar platform. Easy to do and the result is automatic. Takes a minor amount of preparation (consider using post-it notes)but well worth the effort. The spectator does everything out of side of the camera and yet you can predict the result.
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Switch doctor Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 27th, 2020
Another great trick by Maven. Easily done.
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In my wallet Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2020
I am loving this! I printed three small cards, one says PEN, the other says COIN, and the third says KEY. I keep them in my wallet where I also have one gimmicked coin and one un-gimmicked coin. My keychain has a knife with a pen and obviously, keys. I am always ready to do this routine. I go through the three cards as if focusing on some mystical energy, then I place one of them on the table face down and ask people to not touch it. I then go through the routine and have them turn over the card on the table at the end. Love it!
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the switch doctor Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2020
OH My. This is a storyteller's dream premise. Bingo! for my virtual show.
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a strong and practical effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2020
Years ago I listened to Max Maven do this effect (probably not as full blown) over the radio, from hemisphere to hemisphere, and with translation. It went great. Now I see all the details and structural improvements that have been added, and this becomes a gem. As Max says, Karl Fulves came up with a fantastic idea that has been taken to new heights in Switch Doctor. Do it on Zoom, over the radio (change the ending in this case), live with your back turned. No props to carry. It should become a classic.
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Humming along Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2020
While Max gives a solid set of background credits for the basic principles underlying this effect, he did not include a recent devote of this interesting effect. That individual would be, Pierre Accourt. This is, none the less, a terrific effect for any virtual performance and is a fine addition to the set Max has put together for Penguin Magic. I purchased the set and the first three effects have not disappointed. Highly recommend.
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