My title pretty much summarizes it. I bought this in the Open Box, but if I paid full price, I
wouldn't be happy.
The effect is decent, but this should be a $7 download instead of a $25
effect. Yes, it comes with a low-quality DVD and deck (including the "gimmick"), but most people
browsing this site would have the extra cards necessary to create this deck.
I had with the effect is that it's too "fast n' flashy." During most of the effect, you're just
providing your audience with quick flashes of the cards. Yes, I understand why, but I have an issue
with effects that leave the spectators feeling like "something fishy just happened." That being
said, it's a neat effect, especially if you're working in a place where people are drinking ("fast
n' flashy" works good with this type of crowd).
If you can grab this in the Open Box, I
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Perfect for table hopping or opener/closer. Deceptively easy. Very entertaining.
Price is a
little steep for what you get but damn good effect nonetheless.
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I love this illusion with color changes right in your hands
Performed it for my senior magic
club members and they thought it was great. The one slight it uses gives me a small challenge but
I'm working on it. I love this trick
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The deck was not properly assembled, containing duplicates of halfthe deck. Obviously not something
that can be used for presenting the effect because selections are taken from both halves. The
gimmick could easily be made at home with easily gathered supplies, and this could have easily been
a $10 download. During the interview, he says he goes into detail on the dvd about the other ways he
uses the deck, but he pretty much says only the same general statements he made in the interview on
this page, as on the DVD.
I’m short, way too pricey for an unusable deck, when I could
have and am now forced to make my own, coupled with a lackluster dvd with less than 10 minutes of
actual instruction. Also, his “Ultra Visual Change” is a generic suggestion to do a color change or
A fine handling of a classic plot, but a poorly executed product makes me
disappointed in the makers of such a product and I will hesitate to buy from them in the future.
Great color changing deck effect. Simple to learn and you can add whatever pattern you like to make
it unique to you. Paul is a great teacher. I do this in my strolling set and get great reactions.
The initial color change just shocks them and when it changes back it leaves them speechless. Plenty
of cards to do a few tricks first then crush them with this to end it.
Great effect, great method. However, buyer beware.
I received 2 Double Takes from Penguin
and in both cases the decks were misassembled and I had to use other decks to correct the problem of
having duplicates in the red and blue back cards.
I emailed Penguin about this and
suggested that whoever was assembling the decks needed to be fired. It's quite easy to take a red
and blue deck and correctly assemble 2 Double Take decks without having duplicates.
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