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The ultimate Which Hand effect + the ultimate Kurotsuke Effect!
All needed props included!

X-Ray is the first Which Hand effect and Kurotsuke method to date, that gives you the ability, with rolled up sleeves and no electronics, to guess with 100% accuracy, where the hidden object is. For the first time in magic, Rasmus shares his underground method, that is extremely simple and deceptive to lay people and to magicians as well.

X-Ray uses no electronics and can be performed sleeveless. There is no need to touch the spectators. The method is self contained. You could even do both effects Which Hand and Kurotsuke completely naked if you wanted to.

Includes one black and 4 white balls, for the strongest and most fireproof Which Hand and Kurotsuke style effects, where you guess with 100% accuracy, in which hand the black ball is.

Do it one to one with one black ball
Do it with 5 spectators
Do it with one white and one black ball to one spectator
Do it with a coin or with 2 different coins to one spectator
You know at all times, where which of the coins is (coins not included)

- Extremely simple to use
- 100% accurate every single time
- No complicated setups
- No long and complicated stories to tell
- No electronics
- No noise issues
- Completely self contained
- Invisible method
- Everything you need is included
- Works also perfectly with coins (coins are not included)
- Same range as other professional devices
- No need to touch the spectators
- Instant get in and get out
- 100% original and never before published method
- Perfect for TV shows (no sound issues and no electronics in play)
- No interferences or noise issues with microphones
- Which Hand and Kurotsuke included
- You get a nice velvet bag with 5 plastic balls (one is black) and the gimmick that allows you to do these miracles


"Rasmus is clever! I don't know how he does he Which Hand, but it looks real!
- Uri Geller

"I have never been a fan of the 'what hand' effects, but of all the methods I have seen, this one seems to be the best. I just might change my mind about doing it!"
- Richard Osterlind

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Fine low-tech solution to Kurutsuke Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 11th, 2016
You could use electronics. Or you could go low-tech at a fraction of the cost and not worry about the electronics failing you. Both approaches have their merits. X-Ray, a low-tech way works and won't require a second mortgage.

You get basically an Altoids tin with four white balls, one black ball, a black velvet bag, a few gimmicks, and card to access the on-line instructions. (Actually,to be precise, this effect uses three different gimmicks.) I had an excellent idea how this was done from watching the video and reading "no electronics." Let's be honest. If you have been around the mentalism block a few times, how could this possibly work without electronics? Yep, that's exactly how it does. You'll either shriek with delight or disgust, depending, I think, on how experienced you are when you open up the tin.

Anyway, I like it a lot for Kurutsuke because it's almost self-working in the handling that Rasmus demonstrates. For which hand, it takes a little practice to master the "reading," but it's doable, though less impressive.

Is X-Ray worth the seemingly high cost for what you get? Probably. The one gimmick is handmade and another actually has an expensive element, literally. The last one will cost you about $3.00 if you need to replace it, but I don't see anything wearing out in my lifetime. If you want to do Kurutsuke or just want a collection of good utilities for other effects, this is a nice purchase.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 5th, 2018
Got the 2 things I was looking for...a which hand effect and a Kurotsuke effect and they are both great! If someone is missing a white ball let me know, my package came with 5 white balls lol. This effect is great and will last you a lifetime.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 20th, 2017
This is simple, effective and fun to do with a lot of possible bits and variations. Decent video.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 20th, 2017
Very good gimmick and video tutorial. But it's little bit overpriced
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 6th, 2017
I got this effect and the first time I opened the box I was like, "How in the world I never thought of this method?". Actually, I'm not that very much surprised but I'm happy I got it. A couple of years ago I thought of something similar use for that gimmick, but never go beyond a "Which Hand" effect. It's pretty surprising to see someone came up with this ingenious method.

The quality is very good. The 5 balls (4 white & 1 black) included is very sturdy and I doubt it will easily break even when you accidentally drop it. The velvet bag is also good and would probably last for a long time. The case is not that special but it will be helpful to store all the gimmicks and materials. Of course that's the purpose of it :)

The product ad is true. It is 100% accurate BUT the accuracy might drop a bit depending on a few factors (I'll discuss it later). It works without electronics. No noise issues. Works even you are surrounded. Easy setup and easy reset; actually I think there's no need for a reset.

The accuracy of this gimmick depends on how you want to perform it and what item you wanted to find. I tested this using the 5 balls included in the package and I always get 100% accuracy. While I'm happy with the outcome using the 5 balls, I always wanted to use everyday item and, if possible, a borrowed item from the spectators. I'm into mentalism for 3 years and what I'm most excited to perform are those effect that don't necessarily uses items that came from me. It's like there's a real impact when you borrowed something from them. Though I'm quite comfortable carrying the 5 balls to get a 100% accurate reading, I still don't feel any big impact on my part though the people are freakin' out.

Good news is Rasmus included some performance using a spectators borrowed item, specifically coins and bills. By using their own item I believe it will mark a big astonishment to them. BUT in exchange for this borrowed item the accuracy might drop just a little bit depending on the item you borrowed. You also need to do a very slight move when using their own paper bills. I live in the Philippines and we only have 4 different kinds of coins in circulation. Unfortunately, I didn't always get a 100% accuracy maybe it's because of the kind of coins we have. That's why I said that the accuracy will really depend on the items you want the spectator to use.

The gimmick is, like what I said earlier, is ingenious. Maybe some of you will be surprise and some will be disappointed. What I mean by disappointed is not because the quality is poor (it is well made), but MAYBE because you are expecting something you didn't know or something so mind blowing. I think it depends on how you look at the gimmick. Honestly, I am not that mind blown when I saw the gimmick. A little bit disappointed because I am expecting something new. But then I realize how Rasmus is a genius. He uses this seemingly ordinary gimmick for an effect I am doing "psychologically" for years. And that's what I am most amazed at. Don't look at the gimmick. Look at the effect it can make.

There might be some caveat when using the gimmick. You might need to adjust it accordingly to your needs, but it's not that much adjustment.

You can easily also replace the gimmick in case you lost it. You probably have it in you house.

• PROS •
No doubt, this is a great "which hand" effect. I am a fan of Derren Brown and always looking for a way to do his coin in hand effect. I learned it using psychological way, but in case you wanted to do it using a gimmick that will work most of the time then this is for you. The price is worth the effect and the hardwork of Rasmus. It's just a little investment for something so great.

• CONS •
None for now :)

Overall, this product is really an innovation of the modern mentalism. When use properly you can really pretend you can read their mind. Buy it now. You will appreciate it!

- MindRapture
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 30th, 2016
So when I opened the box i sighed. I did a lot of research on this product because my son really wanted it. Ended up getting it because if he couldn't do it I would. My son has a bad history with this kind of thing. But was able to actually do it and do it well. Also the gimmick is customizable, You can easily by 1 part of the gimmick at any magic shop so if that one doesn't suit you, you can always get another one. You probably already have that part of the gimmick anyways. In conclusion, if you like the effect, get it, it's worth it.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 13th, 2016
While I agree this is no fail, that only applies to people who are far more sensitive than I. The gimmick is very weak. He does however teach different methods which work far better but the one I want to do, I can't. If the gimmick was stronger it would be excellent
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