In many respects this DVD set is typical Paul Hallas: relaxed-paced magic that is practical and
commercial, entertaining, relatively easy to perform, and ideal for the working magician.
The difficulty level of the magic is intermediate, so some familiarity with basic sleights is
important, and this isn't suited for complete beginners. But Paul doesn't consider himself super
technical, so these tricks are very much in the realm of the capabilities of the working magician,
and aren't certainly not exercises in complexity or knucklebusting moves. By his own admission, he
does have somewhat of a slow style, but that's just something you have to get used to, and certainly
isn't something you need to take over when performing these tricks for yourself.
some good material that can be found here, with 11 different tricks in total, all with card magic.
Some of my favourites include "One For Rovi", "43", "Kings & Witches", and "Psychic Poker Too".
Paul does have his own style, and the fact that it takes him well over two hours to get through
these 11 tricks gives you an indication of the pacing. But he is methodical and does cover
everything well. The material in the Bonus Items is also very useful, especially if you're looking
for some extra tuition with common moves and sleights like the Elmsley Count.
If you're an
intermediate level magician looking for some new material, and are able to pick this up for a
relatively cheap price, considering the quality of the filming and the card magic included, it's
very good value.
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