If I had known that this download would be an hour of Peter Turner's boring philosophizing, I would
have never purchased it. The effect itself is disappointing, but Peter is a real downer. I know he
may be highly regarded in the UK as a mentalist, but every video I've seen him in has been a gushing
of uninteresting verbiage. It's quite obvious he's quite taken by himself. He goes on, and on, and
on attempting to portray some wise guru with endless verbal philosophy that frankly puts me to
sleep. In addition, coming from the old school, I find the excessive tattooing of all the exposed
parts of his body quite distracting, thus making it hard for me to take him seriously. And, although
I try very hard to stay awake and listen to what he is saying, his thick accent is difficult for me
to understand. I suspect he's a nice guy, but I'm afraid he's just too full of himself.
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This is a gem of a download. Imagine being able to create an impression pad literally in seconds
using completely borrowed items. You can do that, essentially anytime, anywhere, with the knowledge
you will gain in this video. Peter and Dee teach lots of subtleties and some really clever concepts
on top of the core method.
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This seems like it should work and presumably has worked for others but I've tried 2 different pens
and a pencil (many times each). I've watched the video 7 times in case I missed something but it
still doesn't work. *You were warned* The best part was Peter Turner's insight on Mentalism and
aside from the method not working at all, the worst was Dee Christopher apparently in a bath robe.
Come on Dee, you're better than that. 1 Star because I can't get it to work, which makes it a waste
of money for me.
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I had thought of using the same principle myself but its a little risky. People generally are aware
that they may have made an impression just my pressing hard on any pad I have used. This leads them
to, in my experience to look a few pages under where they wrote. Even if they don't do this, there
is a high chance that they could pop up the page to the impression accidently. It works but i would
go to other methods and pads still. If you are stuck for something to do and don't have much on your
person, it might help to know this, however, and for a reasonably low price.
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Theoretically it’s a good idea, but in practice it’s extremely risky. spectator may easily see the
impression or the impression doesn’t work depending on the pen brand. There are more practical ways
to receive information on the fly.
This trick is great. Very descriptive video with a lot of options for creating your performance.
It's a little bit long but has valuable information. The trick itself is simple but the content is
I've been doing something like this using different materials before I even knew this existed and I
loved it but this took what I had been working with and cleaned it up! Its nice to have something
that is so simple and impromptu as well! Great minds!
The method for this is so simple and straightforward that you will go, "Oh, man, I should have
thought of that!" The real guts of the effect, is, as mentalist and dvd narrator Peter Turner tells
you, how it's presented. This is absolutely true of all mentalism effects, and there's no news here.
That said, someone new to mentalism will find this effect a great method for constructing and
presenting a good routine to cut his/her teeth on. The materials are on hand everywhere; carry with,
or get them from spectators, and you're good to go. Good for walk-around or parlor. This effect will
pay for itself
My only complaint lies with the nature of the instruction itself. The setup
of the method is explained thoroughly. Peter Turner's lecture on the nature of shaping spectator
reaction is also very thorough, and a good reminder for all mentalists on what's most important in
mentalism. What is missing is any performance footage of the main method Turner teaches; some demo,
in teaching or of live-shot footage of the total routine with real spectators, would be of great
help in explaining the complete handling of the effect. Can you figure it out? Yes. Will that take
practice? Of course.
You won't be surprised by the secret behind this trick. You probably did it back in school when
you're little. It's true, you can do this while you're performing with no other gimmicks other than
a pen and paper. However I prefer doing the prep ahead of time and I think it will still be a strong
trick. 10 seconds prep is all you need! Teaching is clear! The reason for 4 stars is I personally
think that the "move" involved to make this trick work will be a little weird if you do it for as
long as they recommend you to do it while spectators are in front of you. I can't say anything more
without revealing the secret. Overall this is nice trick to do strong mentalism on the fly without
using any of the expensive pads available out there. Buy it if you want to learn something quick and
easy to do but still gets strong reactions from the spectators if presented well!
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The actual principle is very straightforward and simple. It is what it says on the ad copy and is an
Would I stop using my Psypher? No.
However, in a pinch if someone has index
cards or sticky notes and a pen, I can create a workable imp device in real time.
instructional video is an hour long. I do wish there were more close ups, but the video covers all
the subtleties. Peter goes over a lot of his thoughts on how to use an imp device which is valuable
and important. Matt Melo also has another idea involving a prediction which I couldn't get to work
exactly for me.
I would say if you're happy with your current imp device, you would be fine
without this. However, I do feel comfortable that I can borrow a sticky note from someone and a pen
and create an imp device in case I forget mine.
However, it still takes experimenting to get
comfortable and 100 percent with it. I personally would stick to my good ole' reliable imp. However,
Peter's advice is really good.
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