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Topic: Switch A Roo
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Feb 14, 2004 01:05PM)
Any thoughts from folks that have this?
Message: Posted by: HighVolt29 (Feb 14, 2004 06:53PM)
I've actually been looking to purchase this. Where do they sell it?
Message: Posted by: marko (Feb 14, 2004 07:54PM)
Bulky, cumbersome prop. Can only be used once a performance without having to re-set (which cannot be done in front of the audience). It does its job, but there are better ways to get the job done, IMO. I wouldn't recommend.
Message: Posted by: rgranville (Feb 14, 2004 11:05PM)
I'll second marko's assessment. I was given one, and I gave it away.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Feb 15, 2004 12:11AM)
It's bulky. The idea is good. You can do a switch without it.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Feb 16, 2004 07:01AM)
Thanks all for the thoughts. Russ N. of Pinnacle fame is the only one that still sells this. It's only $20 for those interested.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Feb 16, 2004 07:30AM)
It IS a bit bulky, but on the positive side, if you do EXACTLY as the video says (don't buy this without getting the video!), the switch is virtually undetectable...

You must be wearing a dinner jacket or sport coat, and you must develop the habit of "using your breast pocket" to temporarily set the cards on top of, not exactly "standard", but if you do it already (some magicians do this) it dovetails seamlessly. If you do NOT do this already in your act, then you must somehow develop the habit...being natural...that's the key...

I like it. It works. It switched my Skinner Monte cards out, right as the heat was on, and just as I was accused of using "trick cards", WHAM! Killed 'em. If just using it for that, it would be worth it to me, as switching out gaffs under fire has been difficult in the past.

Recommended. But you have to get used to doing things a bit differently...

Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Feb 16, 2004 10:07AM)
Thanks Doug. I wear suits when performing and ofter put cards in my breast pocket, so that shouldn't be a problem. When using the remote, it is possible to reset without removing switch a roo from the pocket.
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Feb 16, 2004 01:13PM)
Thank you Doug! for the informative review! It's been on my want list for quite some time....not knowing for sure, whether to buy or not? Now I know!...since I wear suits and sport jackets.
Thanking you again,
Message: Posted by: Kent Messmer (Feb 16, 2004 03:21PM)
I had fun with one by having a card, face out, sticking part way out of my pocket. I would just wait until someone asked "what is that six of hearts for?"

I would reply "that's a nine of spades". They would object and correct me at which point I would visibly remove the card and hand it to them. Everyone could see the card visibly change into the nine of spades.

If you have one give it a try.

Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Feb 16, 2004 04:03PM)
I love it Kent! Very funny!
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Feb 16, 2004 08:51PM)
Ditto, Kent!

I've only recently started using more gaffs. My ring and pinky fingers of both hands are suffering from numbness (doctors have no clue, chiropractor says pinched nerves), so real sleights with cards are difficult. As I approach 50, things ain't workin' the way they used to...(BLAAAT! Geezer alarm sounds...)...OK, ok, sorry...I'm geezing again...sheesh.

The Switcheroo has made what little card magic I still do (mainly packet FX), easier.

Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen! :bg: