In general it's a trick with strong effect. If you perform well, audiences could never know how you
However, the promotion information is misleading.
It said it's nearly
moveless. The promotion video was edited a lot. In fact a part of routine was never shown in the
video. When the performer does this part of routine, there is no mis-direction. You have to move a
lot. All the audiences are looking at what you are doing.
It said No Memorized Stack, No
Complicated Math. In fact, in the main effect, Patrick Redford offers three choices of stack. The
easiest one is not a memorized stack. It requires no Math. However, when you use this stack during
the part of the routine, it's a little bit odd. Spectator may question you. The second stack is less
odd but requires complicated Math. The third one is memorized stack, and it was never taught in the
For me, I choose the easiest stack. Although it's a little odd during the
performance, the spectator will never know how you do the effect in a deck which was never touched
for the entire time. The red deck and red box could be fully examined by the spectators after the
If the promotion information was not so misleading, I'll give this trick 5
stars. I deduct two stars because of the misleading information and video.
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I took the time to make the gimmick, memorize the stacks, and learn the routine but didn't like the
effect that much. I only performed this a handful of times and ever time, the spectators had a look
on their faces like "something just happened". They were still surprised when the card was found at
their selected number but there was still a sense of "something was fishy about that". I guess it
just didn't work for me - a waste of $30...I do applaud those of you who loved the effect and made
it work for you.
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I love this routine, its easy, but does require some pre-"arts and crafts" - which I don't like to
do. Effect is easy to perform, and one of the better ACAAN routines I work with.
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I really found this video very informative. Much of the video has very good explanations. Some are
abit lacking and hurried. Overall you will take more away than the price you paid.
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The trick itself is a fantastic ACAAN to watch, with that said though the trailer and the
description is completely misleading.
That part where it says "no memorized stack" is
completely false. Right in the beginning of him teaching you the trick he says its a memorized deck
in the beginning. As well, the "move" you need to get it into the memorized deck and into position
is so blatant that its hard to believe; and btw he never shows the full routine in the video so you
don't see him perform that blatant move.
I think the gimmick you make could be used for
other tricks, just would take some imagination for the use.
Don't waste your time on this
trick, its a good premise, but not worth it in in the end.
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I abhor trailers that leave out key moments in the routine like Patrick Redford does for Hands Off.
The key move is so brazen he couldn't put it in the trailer and I can't imagine this really fools
the typical spectator. Plus it's angle sensitive, it's really hard to justify having two decks and
there is heat on both those decks, neither of which can be examined.
If the assembled
gimmicks game with the DVD the price might be justified but they have to be constructed by the
Very disappointing-a very misleading trailer.
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It's really a nice effect but (again) a bit too gimicky in my taste. Plus, for the price they could
have include at least the two gimmicks that we need instead of buying one this hard to come buy if
you don't have a magic shop near you and the other that you have to construct.
It says no
memorized stack but it's not true.
For the thing about "virtually moveless" it's kind of
true. It's not really " a move".
I really liked the impromptu effect though.
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Do not recommend, you need to destroy a deck of cards + Buy a gimmick that costs $10.
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This effect is fairly good based on the reactions I have had performing it about a dozen times.
However, it isn't for everyone. You do have to be comfortable making the gimmick and using it as
well. You should have intermediate card handling skills/knowledge to do the walk-around impromptu
version, and of course you really need to be comfortable performing for real people. It's not for
the beginner nor for those who have limited comfort/experience doing performances with strangers. If
you aren't too cool with gimmicks, you may not like this. If you are, then this one is worth the
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I prefer his "shell deck version" over the other gaffed deck
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