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Split Decision by Joshua Jay (DVD + Trick)

Let Joshua Jay, one of magics rising stars, teach you the closing piece to his close-up repertoire!
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Two spectators look at one card. Yet later on, they can’t agree on which card was selected.

“It’s the Nine of Hearts.” “No way! I saw the Ace of Diamonds.”

What happened? And more importantly, what do you do?

Split Decision!

A card is very fairly removed from the deck and torn in half. Half changes into the Nine of Hearts…while the other half becomes the Ace of Diamonds. Yet the halves still fit.

Split Decision is at once memorable magic and the perfect souvenir (in fact, performing the trick creates two impossible objects!). What’s more, Split Decision leaves the spectators with an impossible object and an experience they will never forget.

No sleights necessary. Each package contains the necessary custom-printed gimmicked cards as well as a detailed instructional DVD of Joshua Jay performing and explaining several handlings. Each gaff, custom printed by the US Playing Card Company on Bicycle stock, is uniquely designed to be torn in half and yet display two different values.

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A very surprising way to close or start a close-up Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 30th, 2017
Simple to present, nice return from the spectators !
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2013
This has stayed in my professional parlor act since the first day I used it. I've gone through two full decks of this and I am about to get the third one. I've changed many things about my act, but this one has been a keeper. I can't recommend it enough.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 31st, 2012
This is a great effect and there are so many ways to present it. If you get this and the Joshua Jay live May 7th, he present another way to present Split Decision that is fantastic. His presentation is about getting one person to select a card and showing the same card to a different -person. He goes through some patter about distorted memory and then has each of them remember the card. It seems the trick has gone bad when they remember a different card. He ends with the split card as in the demo video. The effect is powerful, the ways to present it are endless. I would suggest getting several refills before they go out of production.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 9th, 2010
For 15 dollars, you are setting your mind on a true miracle. Under test conditions, you can accomplish an effect with nothing to it.

Like everything Joshua Jay puts out, you know you are getting a studied effect. He makes it clear though at the beginning that this is NOT his effect. IN fact, it's his variation of a bunch of different people's ideas. It's just made much simpler and look better. The sleight of hand can be tricky depending on which method you go for, and Josh teaches multiple handlings in the DVD

Now the DVD. It's nothing incredible really. He sits down in a studio with a few other Magicians, and teaches the effect. The performances were great, and the explanations were thorough.

Finally, the props! What the heck are these? Well, Josh had these cards specially printed for contrast and over all impossibility. You destroy one each time, but you get a lot of them, and refills are cheap. However, Josh teaches a packet trick handling that looks great and is really smooth. You don't destroy any cards in this one.

So for 15 dollars, you get some high quality gimmicks, and a great DVD. It really IS a steal. Just go for it if you are considering.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
I can see how some people could like this, but this isn't for me. The first thing I don't like is that the forces are very transparent. That's the first thing that turned me off. The second is that you need to tear a gaffed card during each performance. This is something I'd prefer not to do, especially since quality gaffed cards may become harder and harder to come by.
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