I'm very interested in card folds as I really enjoy the card to impossible location plot. My
problem with all the folds I've worked with up till this point has been the difficulty in achieving
a uniform fold every time. I don't like "knacky" moves or leaving things to chance, especially if
there is a switch involved in a routine. To me the effect of a card appearing some impossible place
is diminished slightly if it looks like it was sloppily folded in haste and fear of detection. The
C fold allows you to utilize your hands and the deck itself in two useful ways...
guides to help you fold cleanly on the vertical and horizontal center lines of the card.
braces to provide leverage for crisp and clean creases.
The C fold is essentially an
improvement on John Bannon's creased lightning fold. Scott credits Bannon and quickly runs through
the mechanics of creased lightning as well as the mercury fold and Matt Schulien's one handed fold.
He also mentions Michael Kaminskas fold (also an off shoot of Bannon's work) which I've been
experimenting with lately and must admit I prefer the C fold. One thing I like in particular about
the C fold is that it can be broken down into steps and doesn't have to be executed in one move like
the standard mercury fold typically is.
Scott teaches the move quickly but thoroughly,
demonstrating from multiple angles and with close ups. As an added bonus he gives his work on the
card in matchbook and an updated Anneman revelation. I thought both of these additions were solid
effects and seemed practical in real world application.
There is no ground breaking
thinking here, just really smart practical thinking that comes from real world experience and
contemplation. The C fold is a "better mousetrap" and that's all I was looking for. The move will
take some practice like any other fold but so far I find it to be the most comfortable of any
comparable move I've experimented with.
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The preview does not do this justice. This is the only card ffold I’ve tried that doesn’t look like
dog poop. It will be the only method I will use from now on. This is slick do yourself a favor and
get the download.
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Good alternative method for mercury fold, alleviating the problem us older magicians have with our
hands getting slicker. He also teaches another utility move as a bonus. I would suggest, since the
price is reasonable, that you also check out and buy the KFC fold and decide for yourself which is
best if you are looking for an, in my opinion, easier solution for the mercury fold.
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I love how fast the Mercury card fold is but they will always come out offset and a little sloppy.
For more accuracy, C-Fold is the best and I've already replaced MCF for C-fold in my act.
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One of the best Downloads I have ever purchased on Penguin. I like this better than the MCF-- It is
much easier for me to do consistently and you get a perfect fold. Cannot believe this only has 6
reviews. SO glad I learned this technique.
Love it! Very inspiring and practicable. Scott is covering different folding techniques which gives
you lots of options!
By the little tips along the way you know Scott is performing a lot and a great thinker! The Mercury
Fold is already replaced - I highly recommend the C-fold!