(Close Window)
Topic: REVIEW: The Glasgow Connection by Eddie McColl and RSVP Magic
Message: Posted by: StraightTalkMagicReviews (Apr 9, 2019 10:17PM)
REVIEW: The Glasgow Connection by Eddie McColl and RSVP Magic
RATING: 9.5 out of 10
LINK TO REVIEW: http://straighttalkmagicreviews.com/?p=1621
PRICE: $30

Before this DVD, I had never heard of Eddie McColl. Now, I am a huge fan and admirer of his unbelievable sleight of hand and great presentation.

This DVD presents nine routines, all of which are very impressive and many are magician foolers. I will not mislead you that this is not beginner friendly work. These are not self-working tricks and in order to be adept at these tricks, it will require most magicians to practice, practice, practice. In fact, I think that when I catch up to McColl, I will have “arrived.”

Brief descriptions of the routine are listed below in the ad copy, which is pasted for your convenience.

The ad copy states:

“Eddie McColl is one of magic's best kept secrets. This DVD features 9 superb routines that will blow your audience away, with material that you will use.

The bonus Toolbox Section also features in-depth training for some of Eddie's signature handlings on the moves used throughout this DVD.

"His methods are ingenious."
- ROY WALTON

"I've seen him perform for laymen and magicians with devastating effect."
- GORDON BRUCE

"The best kept secret in Europe."
- PAUL CUMMINS

"This man crushed me with his unbelievable sleight of hand."
- ROBERT MORELAND

"He shuffles cards naturally with an incredible soft touch."
- DAVID SOLOMON

1. Ginsburg Aces - 4 Aces are produced from a shuffled deck using the Ginsburg Poke.

2. Impossible Location - The deck is shuffled by the spectator, and a card that is looked at is found in an impossible way.

3. Merlin's Lost Ace Trick or McColl's Lost Aces - A very direct 4 Ace Assembly.

4. 2 Card to Pocket Transposition or Bold 2 Card to Pocket Transposition - A combination of Card to Pocket with two selections and the classic transposition.

5. Stabbed - The classic stab effect using another card, not a knife.

6. Triple Location or Bold Triple Location - 3 cards lost in a shuffled deck are found in an impossible manner.

7. Travellers or Bold Travellers - The classic Vernon Travellers effect, all from one palm.

8. Shuffle Trap - An impossible two card transposition using riffle shuffles.

9. No Rollover Aces - 4 Aces are found from a shuffled deck -- not just the Aces, but four royal flushes as well.”

McColl performs each trick to spectators at a table and then explains and teaches the method. There is also a “toolbox” section which teaches the moves you need to deploy to master McColl’s tricks. The production quality of this project is very good and I have no complaints about the presentation or organization.

I really enjoyed being fooled and admiring pure skill and that is why I highly recommend this DVD.