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Instinct by Matthew Mello - DVD

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From the co-creator of Bullet, comes a revolutionary approach to the Russian roulette. This has been claimed by many to be the end-all of Russian Roulettes....find out why!!!!


A nail is hidden under 1 of 4 cups. The mentalist turns away as the spectator mixes. He turns around and slams his hand down on 3 of the cups leaving the nail cup UNTOUCHED.

Imagine being able to perform this effect with:

  • No Gimmicks!
  • No Peeks!
  • No Forces!
  • No Equivoke!
  • ANY small object can be used!
  • Magician/Spectator NEVER marks the cups!
  • Everything can be Borrowed!
As a bonus, you will also be learning Matthew's signature truth teller/liar routine...Impulse.

WARNING: This effect should only be purchased/performed if you are over the age of 18. By purchasing/watching this DVD, you are taking full responsibility for yourself and others if you decide to perform this effect.

"Great for Impromptu...Good Thinking"
-Andrew Gerard (Consultant for Criss Angel)

"This will serve the magic community and workers long after we're all gone. There is nothing to ever carry with you, except the know how. You will keep the method etched in your mind f o r e v e r."
-Nick Verna

"I think the concept is excellent and the method is quite clever."
-Marc DeSouza

Running Time Approximately 31min

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Instinct by Matthew Mello

I performed this for my scholarship in a room full of about 100+ people. People were cheering my name after my performance of this.

Effect: You take however many cups and a nail on a coaster and place the nail under a cup and have the spectator mix around the cups to their hearts content. You smash every cup until there is one left. That one cup contains that deadly nail.

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Teaching: Matthew Mello has a great teaching style. He seems very laid back but he's not boring. He makes sure that you know what you are doing and don't act stupid. You CAN screw this up if you are not careful. When you are aware you can be safe but there always mishaps..just go on youtube.

Quality of materials: You make the nail and coaster yourself, easy construction took me...literally 20 seconds. Stryofoam cups work great

Difficulty: This effect is not difficult. You just need to know what you are doing and pay attention. You can turn your back there are no magnets, peeking, Forcing. Any object can be used.

Applications|experience: This can be used in street settings or on Stage. When I did this on stage it was the best thing ever. I had the audience pick somebody to come up. I used his "muscle movements" to locate the nail. After each cup you can hear the whole audience OOhhing Awwing. After a couple applause..then..slowly hovering my hand over the last 2 cups.. BAM..Screams come out from the crowd. I tear open the last cup and the audience goes wild!

Overall Rating:A 10/10 a perfect solution for a impromptu and safe Russian Roulette effect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Please be 18+ or older
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Is it worthy to buy a DVD just to know what accessory (cups)to buy and use? My answer is: 1 star
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