I've read alot of reviews of this trick and peoples biggest problem is the angle, What you have to
realize is their are tricks that you perform for a group of people, and their are tricks that are
best suited 1 on 1, This is one of those tricks,
It's best performed for 1 person at a
time sitting directly accross from the person like at a picnic table or something similar, Being a
"Close Up" magician meens that you don't always have to impress 50 people at a time, It's the
ability to make 1 spectater feel like your doing a show just for them, Learn their name/ tell them
yours, show them something they'll never forget,
Keep this in mind, and this trick will
kill everytime you perform it. Remember "It's not HOW a trick works, It's WHY a trick works"
25 of 29 magicians found this helpful.
I have attempted to integrate this into performances a few times and so far the only times I have
been able to successfully perform it have been when I have been able to control the situation very
tightly. Usually by placing my performance table with my back to a corner, I would coax one or two
people to come and "play three domino monte". Any more than two people and this trick seems to fall
down. If someone stands a little off to the side and tilts there head, they are in the awkward
position of seeing things they shouldn't.
I find myself focusing more on making sure they
are at the right angle than actually on what I am doing in the trick.
Perhaps I am not
performing it correctly and I have had a few people very impressed and confused but I worry about
performing tricks that I can't control the outcome. If I don't know whether it will work - I prefer
not to do it.
I was once told, "Amateurs are occasionally brilliant, professionals are
consistently good". This feels like an amateur product.
All that said - Oz's handling and
instruction is really great and the learning experience was rewarding.
Bottom line - If
you can control your environment, order this trick. If you work where you can't control how people
are around you - do not buy it.
17 of 17 magicians found this helpful.
This is (almost) a no-brainer in that it's basically self-working. If it were a little less
angle-dependent, I'd give it a 5.
10 of 10 magicians found this helpful.
For me as working pro these gimmicked dominos are not useable.
They don´t look like normal
dominos because of the holes and this effect isn´t angle proofed or better very angle sensitive. If
you are able to show this effect just one person it works, but if you have more than two spectators
round the table you forget this effect.
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
It's so great to take this trick in the hands. Make the spots jump from hand to hand. Big fan of
magic that can be done with 'ordinary objects' (things that aren't cards or coins--even though,
sure, those are ordinary), and this is a great example.
5 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
This is way too angle dependent. It might be good for performing for one or two spectators in just
the right conditions, but this is way too impractical for table hopping or street magic. It will
only work if the person is in front of you at just the right height. I don't think I will ever use
this. I got this as a free giveaway, and that's probably what I'll do with it...give it away for
free. For a good monte routine, get color monte or ultimonte.
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Can't use it. Glad it didn't cost more than $20. Might as well have flushed it down the drain.
Might be an OK kid's trick -- for kids who don't perform much.
5 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
Purchased this, yes. The gimmick may be noticeable on the side angles, but not always. It is best to
perform IN FRONT of the spectators instead of surrounded, so everyone can see the effect.
4 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
I love it first of all great effect and it gets people every time. Although the angles are a bit
tricky, but you just need to practice, and the routine takes awhile to get down but good overall
it's my next favorite trick. Get it you won't regret it. Add to Cart. Add to Cart. Add to Cart
4 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
This could work as an opener or just as a bit of a gag but it doesn't pack the punch that say three
card monte or the 3 shells has.
The gimmicks are a bit cheap but certainly do whats
required of them, so if you think this would suit your style then theres no reason no to get it.
Unfortunately it just doesn't suit my style.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.