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Mark Southworth's Double Cross

The trick that gets the single best reactions? Nick Locapo says Double Cross every time. 33 IN STOCK. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Ask a spectator to hold out their hand and make a closed fist. Pull out a marker and draw an 'X' on the center of your palm and close it into a fist. Now without any rubbing, erasing or funny business, you slowly open your hand and reveal your X is COMPLETELY GONE. Now ask the spectator to open their hand - THE X IS ON THEIR PALM!

Ask them to try to rub away the X - they can't! It's Sharpie ink! Tell them not to worry though - it's safe and nontoxic and can be washed away easily with soap and water.

The secret behind Double Cross is diabolically clever, and perhaps more importantly, practical. Its always inked and ready to go. There is nothing you need to make or prepare beforehand - just throw the pen in your pocket and you can perform it all night long.

Because there's no difficult sleights, you'll sail through the routine. You're so far ahead the spectators will never remember you coming near them or even touching them. The result is a unique magic effect that's self-contained, has NO reset, and can be performed surrounded. Its a table hopper's dream.

Double Cross includes the MagicSmith designed and fabricated Double Cross Sharpie pen, accessories and complete instructions.

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Fun and awesome effect. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 30th, 2017
I am just recently getting into magic and illusion. This isn't the first trick I bought off of this site. But it is the first from this site that I've put into practice. Getting the reactions I get are priceless. I'm currently practicing doing it one-on-one, so I've only showed maybe 5 people so far. Every time was an awesome reaction. I showed a co-worker, and he goes, "What are you? Possessed or something?" And the first person I showed, which was my dad, had the best reaction. Really really cool effect.
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Disappointing... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 4th, 2019
I am not an expert magician, but I have been performing for seven years. I bought this trick because of the overwhelming reviews. But sadly, it did not live up to the hype.

It is easy to do, but the reactions are nowhere near what the hubris suggests. And, experience and practice aside, half the time they do remember my slight touch to their hand, and thus easily guess how the effect was done. Very disappointing.

But what really put this one on-the-shelf for me was how quickly it literally fell apart. First appearances behind me (and I am not hard on my gimmicks), I practiced and performed this about twenty times before the gimmick separated into pieces I had little interest in trying to fix. (It didn’t break, it came un-glued.)

So, no I would not re-buy or recommend this to others — regardless of all the 5-star reviews.
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"Inked and ready to go!" Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2017
...Always! Throw this in your pocket along with another sharpie and BAM! Minds will be shattered. That simple. I'm gonna go ahead and say please DO NOT GET THIS. This is just too, too good.
5 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 11th, 2018
First of all, I was debating on hetting it because the price is steep. I am glad my impulse influenced this purchase. The gimmick is devious and well thought out. I have not done this trick in front of people, since I want to practice for a few weeks. My overall impression is, its definitely worth every penny. The trick will last for many performances, but if the gimmick runs low, there is always replacements. Dont think, just buy!
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This is one of the GREATEST effects Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2016
Do not listen to what anyone else says. This effect gets the best reactions. This is the one they will remember. This is the definition of a worker. Easy to carry around and you will perform this every day once you put the practice in.
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Gimmick well make but Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 21st, 2017
Gimmick well made but I have very sweaty palm so it won't work even uses the method taught. Classic Ash transfer move was more natural and nobody ever question the move! but for doublecross a very strong and. Good presentation/crowd management and showmanship to really make this trick work magical and not doubtful.
4 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
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Could have been but isn't Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 9th, 2018
It is a neat little trick but it is tooo expensive. It's hard not to get black over yourself and to get it cleanly onto the spec without double or smearing. Also there isn't much in terms of why you are doing this trick on the tutorial. Why are you bringing out a marker and having them hold their hands out? The way it is presented and taught in the instructions people easily and I mine EASILY figure it out. I am working on finding a small sharpie routine to do along with this to make it more usable. Like a vanish reappear etc and throw this in as part of it. For the price this should be in the video presentations and teachings but as is this falls short.
This could have been much much better.
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Very effective BUT! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 12th, 2015
I bought this at magic LIVE and I was very happy. The effect is amazing BUT BE AWARE, this trick you will require you to practice angles till you get the hang out it. Also if the audience asks to inspect then you are gonna have to do some swap out to cover your track. Otherwise great and I recommend it!!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 29th, 2022
I purchased this trick through another magic dealer. By the reviews here, I am beginning to wonder if what I was sold was a knock-off. The concept is great, but the gimmick . . . not so much. The sticky part did not even begin to work. It stuck to nothing. I replaced that part with something else that worked great, but the part it attaches to is very fickle. It doesn't seat well and pops off WAY too easily.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 1st, 2021
Simple simple simple..and I love this...one of my top 5 tricks! Only problem is the spectators can not inspect it...
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