Rick Lax has created a self working trick that does what other self working effects do not. It is
interesting, commercial and doesn’t require any preparation. I have tried it out in the real world
and it gets great reactions.
Tearing the cards makes the difference. That action takes it
from an ordinary trick to something that the audience remembers. That action also makes it a
difficult trick to perform a lot. To perform the main version you need to tear about 20 cards. If
you tear up a deck you have a great reason to pull out a new unprepared deck. It’s a sleight-less
In my personal work I use a single deck of cards for signatures, I usually
hand the cards out as they are signed. This leads to a small stack of hodge podge cards in the deck
at the end of the night. A hodge podge deck of 15 or more cards is great for this effect. You can
even leave the cards with the table at the end of the night. I have begun to present the effect as a
funeral for the deck, it’s a little funny and a little morbid.
Over all I think that this
is a solid routine. I love the idea of destroying a deck but you get an alternative handling as well
that you can use a deck without destroying it.
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"Was the sequel better than the original?" - in this case, YES!
I'm so glad Rick released
this version! There's a lot I could say about it, but the short answer is - if you liked Binary
Code, you'll love this one more.
In fact, if you do binary code, this doesn't have to be
an "either / or" choice. You can still do Binary Code THEN end with this.
I see why Rick
almost wouldn't want to release this. It's practically self working - it's THAT easy. If the
"memory" and sleight of hand of Binary Code was too tricky for you, THIS effect is the easier
version for you - which actually will get you BIGGER reactions.
like always, Rick has
thought this through and covered every aspect to make sure you learn this quick and fry brains
immediately. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!
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The method is genius, and will take seconds to learn. You will definitely be fooling a ton of people
with this. There's not much more to say. BUY THIS NOW !
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Binary Code 2.0 might be a misleading title. While the memory portion of the trick is there, the
method and presentation is completely different. It's not an upgrade, it's a whole new trick with a
stupidly simple method.
I'm not a big fan of ripping up cards (bicycle decks have gotten
more and more expensive!) however, ripping the cards makes it even more difficult for laypeople to
comprehend how you're doing it. So rip away if you feel the need.
If you don't feel like
ripping it Rick's got a whole card version that works in the exact same method. You need to think a
little (and I really mean the slightest extra bit) more in this method, but it's incredibly easy.
Don't be afraid this trick is so good. It's easy, simple, and works perfectly. Rick's
teaching is fantastic (as always) and he gives you ideas on presentation, method, and everything
else. Really cool trick.
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This is super easy and fun, and the presentation is intriguing. (Rick seems to have a knack for
There's something about tearing the cards (real people don't do that)
Would I do it walk around for every group?
Would I do it at
the end of the night with a big group who wants to see something special?
showed it to my daughters and their jaws dropped.
There's very little to remember, and once
you learn this, you'll have a very interesting piece of magic that involves two people.
others have said, there's also a version where you don't tear the cards.
However, the tearing is
part of what appeals to me. I'm all about the presentation, and that definitely makes it more
interesting to watch.
Great routine...thanks Rick Lax!
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This is a neat trick. I wasn't familiar with this method before. This trick is easy to learn and
perform and stands out from the rest. I prefer the torn deck performance. What magician doesn't have
a drawer of excess cards at home?
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Binary Code 2.0!!! Rick Lax does it again. This is a killer impromptu closer with no set up. Just a
deck of cards. And it's so easy to perform. Must buy. Thanks Rick for the preview!
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Great trick but the "Why it Works" should have been explained further. Knowing this will make you
more confident when performing as well as inspiring you to use the process in other ways. Rick
explains what to do and says it will always work without explaining why it works.
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I like it but I like binary code better. I was disappointed as it was expensive and in the trailer
he tells you that the spectator selects any card but they need to cut the pack and see the top card
and that would be their selection. Also you would need to place the deck in a specific order.
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It is a high level of the old pick a card trick using a very old key card principle.
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