The clever idea behind this trick only applies for making a *live* prediction. In other words, a bit
of information that you could not possibly know before you go on stage. If you're predicting the
super bowl or an election or anything the result of which already took place *before* you go on,
then this method, clever as it is, is pretty useless.
The prediction can only be placed on an
index card in pencil writing. So it'd be impossible for a stage audience to read it without the use
of a camera hooked up to a projector. You'd have to have a volunteer confirm what it says for the
audience, which takes a bit of the impact away. It's a really clever idea for destroying the
evidence behind the method. But I don't see myself using it on a stage.
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In the demo Jay said we'd be pleased by the method and it would make us smile. He was correct on
both assumptions! There is no fumbling or palming. The prediction is really inside the sealed
envelopes. Even a novice could do this.
I have a solid Confabulation routine in my set. The
"prediction" is taken out of my wallet, that a spectator is holding ( the BKM Wallet I picked up
from Penguin a couple of years ago ).
Jay's system allows for the prediction to be inside 2
sealed envelopes and plays much bigger. I've used it so far in my parlor act, but will also add it
to my MC work.
A BIG thanks to Jay and Penguin for this release!
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Way overhyped. If someone could actually make a prediction, why would it be written so small that
only one person could read it? If I performed exclusively for a single person at a time, and said
person paid me enough to justify setting this up...then sure. But since I don't perform under those
conditions (nor do I believe anyone does) this falls under the category of "wish I didn't buy and
now I'm stuck with garbage." Oh well.
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Completely disappointed. Misleading ad.
The conditions of the effect stated in the ad are not
the actual ones. The ad seems to suggest that the spectator can handle things fairly, but nothing
could be further from the truth.
The method is terrible in my opinion. There are some old
and better methods out there to do a similar effect under good conditions.
some great stuff out there but this is not one of them. I don't know what was he thinking. (Sorry
Jay, I'm a fan of yours) Don't waste your money.
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There is nothing NEW new here, but Jay has come up with a brilliant twist and some great details
that will make this useable in a lot of situations.
I will totally use this technique which
leaves you very clean at the end.
This is not a "trick" as much as it is a "method" for
doing a sealed envelope prediction of a single word, number, or even a small drawing. I could
imagine using this as part of a multiple prediction effect, where a spoken name, sum, or a card name
is revealed to be sealed in two envelopes.
The spectator CAN remove the envelope from the
larger envelope if done properly.
I did smile at this secret and it was definitely worth
I can't wait to try it out on a real crowd; you'll have to make your own
gimmicks but if you can cut paper like a kindergardener you can do this.
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This is a great idea for anyone wanting to do an envelope prediction. I am not thrilled with the
[edited to protect secret] but I think that can even be done away with under most circumstances. if
you're ballsy enough to pull it off, this effect becomes IMPOSSIBLE. I really like the idea behind
this and you can make your own in about 2 minutes. You'll need small manilla envelopes, small white
envelopes (no window) and a little extra something you'll have to buy and some other things you
already have in the house. The cool thing is that JS gives you all this stuff so you can make one
or two before you run out to buy construction materials.
THIS IS VERY CLEVER. I'll see you
in the forum after you buy it, I'm curious how some of you are using it.
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