I purchased this dvd with great expectations, given I've been performing the blockhead stunt for 5
years now and I've always felt as if it lacked magic somehow.
The moment I saw SCIN I went
through the "I wish I'd come up with this idea myself".
The moment I finalised my order I
started wondering about ways to get the trick done, waiting for the DVD to get shipped. The problem
is I received it, I watched it twice and I'm still wondering.
As far as the Idea is
concerned, i'd give SCIN 5 stars. When it comes to the method and the tutorial, everything is
missing: the gimmick isn't worth the cost (which is OK, since you're paying the idea more than
anything else), you end completely dirty, with an object which can't be handed out for examination,
unless you want to follow some alternative methods which are hinted at but never really explained
(maybe because they are simply to inconsistent, with little thought in terms of structuring and
Furthermore, the whole blockhead explanation is poor too. I would
never follow the advice given, as I'd feel like I were risking scratching my nostrils or hurting
myself (and again, I've been doing this stunt for quite a while now following common sense more than
any tutorial whatsoever - which is still something I would never suggest that anyone should do).
I'm really sorry to say so... don't buy it. Save your money for something else. All
you could get from this SCIN is in the acronym. Unfortunately, nothing else which could feel worth
it can be found in the DVD/Gimmick.
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I'm into geek magic so as soon as I saw this effect I knew I had to have it! I was crazy excited and
must admit when I opened up the box I did have a bit of what the **** moment where the gimmick was
concerned. I immediately watched the DVD and all became clear and the truth is, without giving
anything away, SCIN isn't possible without a gimmick and if you're hoping the gimmick will do all
the work for you you're hoping for too much - this is geek magic after all! It's super simple, which
is actually a good thing as it's so easy to make more gimmicks! They're extremely cheap to make too,
a few cents each I guess and you'll almost definitely have everything you need because you need to
so little! There's also a number of variations on the DVD, so you can work out what's best for you
and the situation you're in. I have to admit part of the method is actually really sneaky but to the
audience it blows them away, to them it's a (sick) miracle they can't figure out! Even one of my
magician friends begged me to tell him how I did it.
There's a sleight of hand method
taught on the DVD but I decided to take the plunge and go for the geek version and I'm glad I did
but I guess for the squeamish there's that option. I tried this out on some friends first and it
completely freaked them out! Especially as they thought I was going to do yet another boring card
trick, they didn't see this coming LOL! They've also seen me do stuff like this before but never
quite like this! I hope this isn't giving anything away but full marks for an honest trailer! -
after you get the DVD you realise it hides nothing and performing looks exactly as it does on there.
The human blockhead is on there and definitely a more bonus effect, which I guess is all it's meant
to be, the card in nose is what it's all about!
You could give card away at the end,
depending on which version you use (some methods you can't), but the truth is no one wants the card!
Why would they!??? I love performing SCIN, my mom think's I'm disgusting and that's just fine with