Wow, Rick Lax really hit it out of the park with this one. I would definitely rank this among the
top 5 tricks I learned in 2017. Rick's been working on this for four years and it really shows.
Ironically, I knew the principle behind this trick, I've even done several versions of it in the
past and it still fooled me.
The teaching is crystal clear, the set up will only take you few
minutes and as long as you're careful reset should take under a minute. The trick is super strong
but performing this is so easy a beginner could do it. It's been years since I learned a trick that
didn't require a gimmick but yet was this strong and easy.
He also teaches a way to make it
more deceptive, but in my mind the risk/return is not good enough to be worth doing (it doesn't make
the trick much more deceptive, it requires very specific instructions that seem slightly fishier
than I would like, your reset will take at least double as long, and there's a tiny chance of
flashing) unless you are performing on a magician that is better than Penn and Teller at figuring
out tricks. 99% of the time you should do the original version of the trick.
important thing I want to point out is that this trick is not meant for walk-around as there is
about a one minute reset that has to be done off to the side and you will either have to start with
this and switch it out afterwards (and it's really tough to follow) or ring it in right before you
perform it. However, for parlor, a couple of friends, or special tables this trick gets my highest
recommendations (and if you've been following my reviews you'll see I don't say that lightly).
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Kind of a nice effect so I gave 2 stars, barely. It is a little confusing to the spectator as to
what the effect is. There's also a lot of setup, need to carry a deck setup for this, and need to
reset the deck after every performance, which would take a few minutes.
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Really a good and easy to do trick. Beginners don't be afraid of this one. Pros, you will know how
to put your own patter to this and make it great.
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So- when I watched the trailer, I was sure that there had to be something we weren't shown, as the
description was just too good to be true. It's accurate though! You hand out the paper and never
touch it again; no switches. The spectator does all the cutting and dealing themselves, and they
really put the chosen card back into the middle of deck by themselves. This is a real magician
fooler and will totally fry laypeople. I can see no way that anyone is going to reconstruct this in
their mind. I'll be using this immediately!
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I bought this because it seemed interesting. It had no reviews so it was kind of a shot in the dark.
Seeing that Rick was behind the truck I decided to purchase it. It has a killer method,reminds me of
binary code like Rick mentions in the video. Pretty much self working and easy to perform! Blows
peoples minds, they have no clue how it’s done. I gave this a 4 star because you don’t end squeaky
clean but how the trick is played out let’s you get away with it. For $10, a quick easy mentalism
type effect is well worth it!
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I like the base idea, I just unfotunately hate tricks, where you need a setup, which can be used for
one trick only. And this is one of those.
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This may be Rick Lax’s best release. It is totally fooling and very clever. Watch the promo video.
You will need a [redacted], but the deck is spread face up on the table before the trick starts. I
am going to use this and will do so frequently. Well done. So simple to learn and perform. So
easy to blow minds!
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Worked this in a parlor show - it slayed!
A very fair, straight forward, hands off,
Concept is a great spring board towards other effects.
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Not bad trick but for laypeople.In the trailer was said that this is a random deck which now I
understand it's not. I don't like tricks with stacked decks and there are no magician in the world
that gonna be fooled with this. Especially if you tell him all the time to finish the cut like in
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If you're keen or experienced, too often you buy a trick and the moment you see the footage that was
cut, your heart sinks a little bit. Even if the uncut version fools you, sometimes the method just
doesn't feel worth it. I smiled after I watched the trailer and the uncut version, and after
learning the trick, I still am =)
"Whatever you think the method is... You're wrong" -
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