I have thought long and hard about reviewing this effect. It is a different approach to a standard
plot - matching five different symbols. As such it does work and it does work in a manner
sufficiently different to be considered original.
However, compared to one of the more popular
alternatives, Symbologic, it fails to live up to its title! Symbologic has one gaff, BeyondPerfect
ESP has two. Symbologic starts and ends clean and has one awkward move. BeyondPerfect ESP starts and
ends dirty and has two awkward moves! For me, I'll continue with Symbologic.
BeyondPerfect ESP is done with the cards face down which is a plus. However, the supplied gaffs are
limiting to those of us with normal eye sight. There are already gaffed cards around that are easier
to use. If I were to do this routine I would have to find different cards.
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I don't do mentalism. So you may say, "Why would you even think of doing this?" Well I liked it.
Plus my routine goes just a bit different and talks about my influencing them. In any case, it's
well thought out. It flows. I've shown it to a couple people just to get the feel of it and I was
very happy with the feedback I received. Truly blows them away.
Now that I've gotten the
initial idea of why I'm doing this, it's time to wear out the first set of cards in front of the
video cam to make it the masterpiece I think it is going to be.
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This is an excellent effect, you'll certainly fool people with it. Packs small but plays big, I
I give it three stars only because of how little you get for your money. At
the very least they could have included a card case for it, once these cards get dirty this trick is
done. Alternately 2 sets of cards could be included.
It often seems Penguin magic provides
a minimum amount for what you pay.
There is all of about a dollars worth of materials here. The
$20 price tag should've included a little bit more. I guess profit margin is the ultimate decision
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Wow, it’s pretty rare to come across something like this. Not only is this super powerful, but it is
also so simple to perform. When it comes to my everyday carry I typically don’t like to bring more
than a deck of cards and a few coins with me. But this will be coming along as well from now on. I
can’t recommend this enough. It’s a killer.
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I'm writing this without having the actual cards in hand (very likely they're still
in the mails) but was able to try this with my own cards. The routine is very well constructed, but
has - at least in 50 percent of the time - two crucial moments where you have to cover something and
you don't end clean. John works rather fast paced, so if this is your style, too, you won't be
disappointed. If, however, you're slower, you might not be so comfortable with this handling. Bottom
line: good routine, but I will stick with the version I already do.
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Excellent trick. Leaves spectator totally perplexed as to how magician could be right five out of
five times, and quite easy to do.
However, there are two major oversights referencing the
1. The video explains that the cards are “xxxxxx.” But, we are not shown where
the cards are “xxxxxx.” Consequently, the purchaser is required to figure out the location of
“xxxxxxxx” and what they signify. This took time and should have been illustrated in the video .
2. The second move was done too quickly and difficult to follow. Should have been shown in slow
Seems like instructional video was released without editing. Although, an excellent
trick, in order to increase future sales, video should be re-done.
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This could have been a 5 star effect, however, the back design that is key to the effect is
absolutely horrible!! Could have easily been made more effective. Also, there is one key "move"
that must occur 50% of the time (per the video) that was glossed over. Could have been explained
much better without subjecting us to figure it out for ourselves.
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John George explains in an "energetic" manner everything you will need to know with exception of
something important but is something which you can discover yourself without too much trouble. It
is this reason I gave this effect a 4 rating. Other than that, The cards are ESP Bicycle brand and
you receive an "extra" card which is needed. This is an excellent variation of an earlier effect
which John openly gives credit. One sleight is discussed but is not overly difficult and can even
be eliminated with a little thought. All in all, I feel this is am excellent ESP trick and worth
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The combination of methods makes this a very clever fooler. Not entirely self working but not
difficult either. John George glosses over a couple of the moves in his video explanation but
you'll figure it out. It's a brilliant routine,and the cards are beautiful. This is a solid worker
and I plan on using this a lot.
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Warning!!! This trick claims "moves that are not too difficult", but if you have less sleight of
hand ability to begin with, if your vision is not what it used to be for trying to maintain casual
glancing to obtain info, and if you are "fumbler" because of joint problems in your fingers, then
this trick is USELESS. I am in all the categories above, and I feel taken. The manipulations shown
ARE A PROBLEM, and the advertised text is misleading. Sounds great, but BEWARE!!!!!
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