This is a great approach to the TnR plot. Although my intentions of buying this were in hopes that
this would be my most "practical, go to" version of the TnR... I regret to say it is not... There is
a bit of a time consuming set-up and for most professionals this would probably not be worth losing
pocket space for the extra deck you would most likely need to perform this in a walk around
situation without a force.
If you really like the look of this it might be worth it to
you, but in my opinion there are more practical solutions to the TnR effect. The flash restoration
and in the hands versions are by far the most workable of this dvd. The piece by piece is very angle
sensitive and does not look near as visual or clean as other methods out there. The method to being
able to show the front and back of a free selection is a very fooling method but as I said before
also comes at a cost of losing the freedom of a normal deck and pocket space(deck switch). The
signature is also very peculiar as you must only sign in one corner...
Overall I loved this
method, I think its a work of art and brilliantly thought out... but I can not say this would ever
be the number one choice for most. This is a wonderful flash restoration of a freely selected card.
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This trick deserves the first Nobel Prize in Magic. Why?
Because this effect, the torn and
restored card, has been a mess for a long time--just look at how many versions you have in your
closet. But it took Karl Hein to come along, and to cloak it in mystery (this has to do with freely
selecting the card, and you must buy it to understand). Next, he understood that when you are doing
this trick, conditions can change quickly. SO HE WORKED IT OUT SO YOU CAN EASILY AND SIMPLY, WITH
SOME PRACTICE, CHOOSE ONE OF TWO OR THREE ENDINGS, DEPENDING ON HOW THE ANGLES, etc... are. THIS IS
WORKABLE, FUN, AND PURE GENIUS. This type of solution may never have been worked out for this type
of effect, so Karl deserves great recognition for making this workable and incredibly flexible. 10
out of 5 stars.
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I had learned couple other methods on torn and restored card. The methods were good; but to me they
feel somewhat cumbersome to do. I was skeptical when reading the description on Heinstein’s Dream.
But I took the plunge and order it to see if the method would be better. I was not disappointed. The
preparation was simple enough. The handling was also easy. The trick are side and back angle
sensitive, however. Just back away from the spectators and do the moves then you’ll be fine. I
recommend this trick to someone who wants to have a simple and effective method to do a torn and
This has got to be the best TNR ever, even outdoing Torched and Restored. I DO recommend that you
buy directly from the creator though, as he'll also include the special something needed to create
Pros: This methodology definitely has benefits as compared to some other methods.
This may not be the best choice when performing it in venues without sufficient ambient noise.
However, with additional practice, this could still be a good choice.
I recently performed this in front of some folks at a convenience store, and in exchange for their
time, I bought some candy bars they were selling. It was good practice and the kid there had a
souvenir card he was still mesmerized with when I left.
I've gone through a lot of really great t&r effects and this one is going to stay with me for a long
This really is a TnR routine that fullfills three very important needs: simplicity, minimal setup
and yet super strong impact! A real worker's dream! Finally a TnR routine that makes sense. And you
end 99,9% clean, with absolutely no heat on that little "someting". Karl is an excellent teacher and
explains this thoroughly, so that anyone born with two hands easily will get this down and then
perform it in the real world for real people. This goes straight into my professional working
Heinstein's Dream is the TNR I have been looking for. I love Karl's' thinking. His instructions are
clear and concise. I am looking forward to adding this to my working repertoire.
This new iteration of the T and R card effect is a great addition to this genre of card tricks