I have no clue how this got such great reviews. The pendulum part of the trick does work but the
supposedly “random” number there are 100s of ways to allow a spectator freely choose the number and
get the information. The fact that Docc knows probably all of them but chooses to not teach one to
make the effect more powerful, less obvious, and truly workable for everyone is disappointing to say
the least. I have my own method I will use due to knowing at least a 20 other ways of getting the
info. Not even a simple billet tear was taught??? I feel horrible for anyone new to mentalism buying
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I did not like the instructions: I don’t like stooges tricks. Glad this was only $5.95
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Can be used at any time. You happen to have a pendulum in your pocket (as you always do!) Or ladies
around you happen to be wearing a necklace (as they always do!) Yeah right!
The paper you have
You are able to perform the lamest stunt (not trick) in magic. save your money.
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I like the video quality and explanation.
The trick is very special. Can be used stand-alone or
as a 'complimentary' piece of magic in your act.
What I got from this is that you can
the ideomotor response from you to your volunteer.
Isn't that interesting.
What other ideas does that open up?
I'm fascinated on how that works.
explains how to 'get the number' a many different ways. It opens up a lot of options for many
magicians and their 'skill' and 'confidence' levels.
Well thought out magic trick and
well planned out explanation.
Worth the price for sure.
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There are few things more magical (in a performing sense) than a pendulum. When the spectator hold
holds one and, using just the power of their mind, it starts to swing is truly strong magic. Docc's
routine is simple (both in method and plot, and packs a punch. If you know Docc's Switchblade, the
bulldog clip pendulum idea from it would work brilliantly in conjunction with this.
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Even though, the Electric Kool Aid Acid Test isn't Docc Hilford's best creation, it is good for when
you are impromtum and any girl has a collar that you can borrow.
I have done it 2 times, it has
worked well, so I think it deserves an opportunity, although it is not my Docc favorite.
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I’m getting the sense Docc is not telling us everything we need to know to perform this properly. He
goes allot into the history of this type of effect but the method he suggests realy doesnt fly with
me. I tried it multiple times... didnt work once...
Forget the naysayers and skeptics, as a matter of fact they help make the people performing this
stand out from the lot that won't attempt doing it. I purchased this well over a year ago and have
used it in both street and parlour performances with a success rate of 9 out of 10. First, you
really need to go into this with confidence that you can perform this, and second you need to be
sure your participants are either open minded to this sort of thing or more importantly not hardcore
skeptics or cynics. Having crossed those two bridges, it's easy to do. I perform many pendulum
based effects in my performances and have added this one. Like any effect, if you don't see yourself
doing this or don't want to take the time to practice to get comfortable with it, don't do it. This
effect works for those who want to work it.
I've always liked Docc. Some of the things he does are brilliant. This is no exception. However,
there was a lengthy explanation of something he said NOT to use. Sort of ate up the video. That's
the only reason for a 4.
This has great audience participation for a mind reading effect! Since I usually carry a pendulum
for a different effect, this fits in nicely for me. If you are into Mentalism and want something
with audience participation and also something a little different, this is a good choice! Docc