It is with much consideration - I write this **Honest Review** - It is very unreliable! CONSIDER
this before buying... One has to spend "alot" I mean alot - of time - in getting the "right amount"
of S......" and if Not right then;- 1. will not be - visible.... 2. too much - will be over shot/
unclear !." I am not unacustomed to testing,testing & testing before performances - but, this Effect
- Out of numerous - attempts - worked every now and then!. For the working Magician/ Close up - best
by pass this! 2 other noted magicians - have tried /tested this with the same results
The old method that - HOUDINI did in the 1960's movie with BESS's name on ....is the best... I give
this 2 stars and should be placed in - the Ashes!!
Unless you live under a bridge, you have what is required to refill this effect. That being said. If
you like this effect, get it...all the material (gimmicks) are absolutely first rate. My only
mistake was not purchasing a couple one way forcing decks (4C and 10S) only necessary if you plan to
do the effect as in the demo...ie tearing the card in half and burning one half for the ashes
This is one of those tricks that will not impress other magicians, but let's be honest, if that's
your audience, you're doing this whole magic thing wrong. It leaves an impression on your audience.
Most of the time, they're left speechless.
You'll be able to perform this just about right
after watching the video. It's good that it comes with two options for force cards. If additional
cards were made in the future,I'd buy more and I think anyone would.
Excellent. easy to do
trick that floors your audience. Get this.
Deviously Simple trick, a gimmick that you can use over and over (potentially many 100's of times if
you take care of it), and while I'm usually not a big fan of ashes effects - you can put some twists
onto this effect yourself to make it even better.
Even if you don't though, Phoenix Ashes
is fun, easy, and the reveal in flat out incredible. Larry Jennings once said "If you know 50
sleights but only one reveal, you only know one trick. But if you know just once sleight and 50
reveals, you know 50 different tricks." That comment applies with Phoenix Ashes. You reveal a
chosen card by burning half of it, leaving the spectator with the other half. You then use the ashes
from the burned half, rub it on your arm, and that half appears VERY clearly on your arm like a
tattoo made of ash! Arm can be felt before and after the ashes are spread! They will feel nothing
before and won't be able to rub it off after. Very, very Cool Effect! Would have given 5 stars if
it were slightly less expensive, but still worth it with what you get...oh, and you need something
they don't provide - something supremely inexpensive that I would hope EVERYONE has at home!
This trick is not for walk around. Better as a one time effect done at a party or show, or for
friends. Requires set up, but not a lot and you need to do the effect shortly after set up. Too
much time, and other considerations, can cause the effect to not work. Cannot say what they are
without giving away the trick. Just know that some things will make the effect not work.
All that being said, if you set up before you start and do it within a reasonable time and avoid
certain situations, you will have a very visual and startling effect that is a big hit with the
Phoenix Ashes is designed with an ingenious gimmick. If you have the gimmick that comes with this
DVD (and something else I guarantee you have around the house) and a deck of Bicycle Cards, you are
ready to perform, and this effect gets spectators a sense of awe. It looks like real magic, and
when you're performing, it feels like real magic. The gimmick should last close to forever and the
DVD is Extremely short bc the trick is extremely simple. If you want to burn the ashes of a
spectator's chosen card into your arm with the actual ashes of a playing card, get this effect. The
reactions alone will pay you back tenfold.
I never really was a fan of the ashes on arm trick until now... This trick has gotten me crazy
reactions the spectators just don't know what to think it looks like real magic...the gimmicks are
very well made should last forever. It fits in your pocket so you can have it on you at all
times...you do need a special something else which everyone probably has in their own house if not
you can buy it for maybe two dollars if even that. It's super simple to do they can check out your
arm before and after which is awesome try can clearly see before that there is nothing on your arm
try can look touch it and won't find a thing. The DVD is super short but there really is nothing to
the method he just shows how to use the gimmick but it's pretty self explanatory..it's definetly
worth to own you won't be dissapointed and it closes ppl away. I would pick up a couple of one way
force decks the 10 of spades and the 4 of clubs cause otherwise evey time you get a new deck of
cards you can only performan it twice since you burn the card