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Let's Be Fair by Juan Luis Rubiales (Instant Download)

A true magician fooler from a Spanish master. They mix the cards before AND after they make their selection. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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Juan Luis Rubiales used to be one of the best-kept secrets in Spain. His magic is deeply fooling to lay audiences and magicians alike. It’s not only direct, but everything seems completely above board even when he is being incredibly sneaky. Discover your audience member’s card in an impossibly fair manner with Let’s Be Fair.

Here’s What Happens:

The audience cuts the deck into 3 piles. They shuffle the first pile so the magician couldn’t know the top card. They memorize a card from that pile. Then they shuffle another packet and place that on top of the first pile. Then they can put that on top of or underneath the last pile and cut the deck to their heart’s content. The magician takes a quick look at the cards and then places it face-up on the table. After feeling the energy of the cards as they are removed, the performer suddenly declares that the value of the card on the face of the deck tells you the position of the memorized card. The audience member can count down the number of cards equal to the value of the card on the face of the deck, and amazingly they reveal the selected card.

Juan teaches you how to get into this amazing trick from a borrowed deck. Once you know the principles at work, you’ll be able to do this effect with almost no moves. The fair nature of the selection of the card, as well as how it is lost in the deck, makes it seem as though there is no way the magician could ever find it. Best of all, the trick requires no gimmicks or memory work. Get great reactions with Let’s Be Fair.

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Clever principle used but too pricey. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 28th, 2020
The principle used is ingenious (not new), but what you get is too expensive :
- The routine itself, except the reveal, is not new, and almost the same routine can be found at a very low price.
- The presentation is not the best. As it is performed, the spectator can think the cards are m...ed, which is the first obvious solution you can think about. But it is not the solution.
- There are other better routines using the same principle (see John Bannon, Mike Power).
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 3rd, 2020
It's a good principle, but requires you to secretly count cards in front of the spectator, which I really don't like.

In terms of the explanation, it was a bit all over the place. This is both because Juan Luis keeps searching for the right english words to use and because he is a very passionate magician that goes into many tangents while explaining.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2020
As I've gotten overwhelmed by the number of magic tricks available, I've limited myself to card tricks that can be done impromptu, with a borrowed deck, possibly even an incomplete deck. This trick meets those criteria and I couldn't be happier. I've not seen the principle before but it is clever as hell, reminds me a little of Marlo's forced location. Very easy, no real "moves", and allows a lot of freedom to riff with the audience as seen in the video.
It is reasonably taught, though I watched it more than once to be sure I got it. His accent is a little heavy but the instructions are clear, though I would have liked the name of the technique to be spelled out clearly.
Very worthwhile, easy, deceptive. Highly recommend.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2020
An amazingly simple but ingenious principal. I will definately use this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 30th, 2020
Excellent trick, but rather complicated and not so easy to learn. A lot to remember and requires a set-up, which may not always be able to be done surreptitiously.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 11th, 2020
This is amazing principle.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2020
He mentions that the principle used in this card trick here is an old one and I’m saying it’s a good one. Those old principles are like finding a hidden gem. It’s easy to do and you can mold the act to fit your style. You are going to look like a wizard to your friends and family. I’m just saying!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 5th, 2020
Fantastic effect. Still getting it up to performance standard.
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Great trick, needs upgrade in production values Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2020
Great trick!

The principle is brilliant but can be mastered in about five minutes of "doing it for yourself." No slights- it is essentially self working after a very easy initial deck preparation, which he shows how to casually do in full view of the spectators. He also gives the option of adding another "layer" to the final reveal if the chance presents itself.

I performed this for some work colleagues after they performed a few simple classic "I'll find your card in the deck" self-working tricks, and this this blew them away because the presentation demonstrates you couldn't be using key cards.

My only complaint is that while Juan is a passionate, great teacher, it would have been helpful to have a transcript or subtitles, as his presentation is heavily accented, and sometimes he hesitates thinking of the preferred English word. A new routine is hard enough to follow and learn when communication is clear and concise, and it slows you down a little when you have to figure out if he's saying "king" or "thing."

Still, the trick is very much worth the cost. The above observation is just a recommendation to consider for future productions by Juan(of which I hope there will be many!).
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Terrific effect and teaching! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 30th, 2020
What a terrific effect from Rubiales. His approach is so fun, engaging, and effective. The procedure is an old one and easy to apply. The effect is basically self working and the strategy can be adapted to each individual performer’s style. Well worth the download. I hope Rubiales shares more with us soon.
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