What I love about this lecture is Dobson's material is so commercial and very workable. When I am
performing close-up, I don't want to worry about an over-abundance of sleight of hand. I love stuff
that is easy to perform and creates moments of wonder and amazement. I had heard so much about
Wayne's Tossed Out Deck, and it really is a nice solution.
Dobson also performs a one card
version of Brainwave, and it was impressive. Not sure I would do this, but it was nice.
Echo was a fabulous card effect that I will use in a show in August. It's sort of a one-deck You
Do As I Do, though it is more You Say as I Say (which is where the Echo comes in), with a kicker
ending of Card to Impossible Location. Wonderful effect.
Wayne does a two-person
mind-reading effect with a lady, and it is a great piece of comedy. It is a dual-reality effect in
the sense that the audience is led to believe the assistant has correctly divined a word thought of.
Wayne asks a bunch of questions about the word, and the assistant writes down what he believes. As
the audience clearly sees the word written, they get a great deal of laughs as Wayne continues to
ask questions about the word. At the last moment, the assitant realizes at the end he has the wrong
word, he marks it out (though it is still readable), and he writes the new word and gives the lady
the word he wrote down. This cancels out the dual-reality, which is not used as a method, but as a
tool for raising the entertainment value.
My Lucky Card was absolutely brilliant. It is a
three-phase effect. The first two phases are framed as sort of a full deck memorization effect, but
it comes across as feeling like an ACAAN effect. The spectator never chooses a card during the first
two phases, but the way Wayne presents it, it does feel like he is revealing the spectator's cards.
The spectator then picks his lucky card out of the deck, and it matches the card Wayne has had face
down, half pulled out of a card envelope. Stunning. I really love this one. If I would have paid $30
for this alone, it would have been worth it.
His Lightning Matrix is nice, and it is
probably a version I would actually try. Beautiful handling and nice cover for when you have to do
Coins to the Glass is a nice presentation for a Coins Across routine. I came up
with my own version of Coins Across, but I like the addition of the glass. It adds nice visual and
Cap and Pence is a nice effect, though not for me.
Departure is a visual card sandwich effect where the selected card vanishes from between two cards
and ends up in the deck reversed.
Wayne's next piece was The Sandwich Trick, which is an
Ambitious Card type of effect with the chosen and signed card ending up sandwiched between the two
cards used in the previous effect.
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Obviously, one of the greats of magic that actually shared some of his signature and commercial
effects. As a disabled man that still lectures and performs, Mr. Dobson is an inspiration.
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Great lecture, really enjoyed watching it! A big thumbs up from me :D
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I have a large library of magic videos and downloads, this is one of the only videos that every
thing that is shared is usable and exceptional…. Very impressive
I enjoyed this lecture. Good to see Wayne fighting the good fight.
I was primarily interested in
his Invisible deck effect which is well treated here and confirmed my understanding of how he did
Some interesting coin handling as well.
It's Wayne Dobson.
He's showing a great handling of the Eat trick, which I'm using on
His Lucky card. It's a reputation maker.
My personal favorite trick is the
trick that the spectator does for you, where the effect is that the card DISAPPEARS from the deck,
and ends up under their butt. And they say "it's because I'm sitting on it."
There are some
very very sneaky tricks here, and they are effects you WILL use.
His 4 coins to glass is
great! Continuous do-as-I-do is fantastic!
Wayne Dobson provides some truly amazing magic tricks that you will use.
I loved the mnd reading
effect with the woman, this is a definate worker
Wayne has always for me been a legend and an inspiration and long may he be so excellent lecture and
trust I have a few
It's wayne dobson you know its good.
Almost every routine is a winner,
especially my lucky card. What a fun three phase card effect.
Loved all the effects and Wayne has lost none of his humour. My Lucky Card is superb and is an
effect everyone will use. The Sex trick is first class, but the presentation on the lecture is not
as good as that sold at Alakazam and that I saw performed at Blackpool. The scoring out of the word
doesn't work for me. It is better with the change
That however did not detract from a well
structured lecture, which i give full marks to.