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Eddini_81976
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Well, I must say, I'm not sure if I can give a completely Unbiased Review, as Darwin, is ONE of THE BEST Cardmen in the WORLD to me.. As said before, I use a 1-10, with 10 being PERFECT rating scale. I judge on The Tricks, (Impact), Technique, Teaching Style & Understanding, and Video Quality, such as Camera Angles...ECT.

1. Jumpin Gemini - This is a very entertaining Multiphase Trick, where the Cards Changes NUMEROUS times. I rate it a (8.5).

2. The Vegas Shuffle - This is probably my least favorite. It's a Routine, in which you shuffle the cards, yet they stay in order. Another Part, the colors switch places. I rate it a (6).

3. Darwin's 3-Card Monte - This one's a BEAUTY. Being a Expert on Crooked Gambling, and Con Artist, Darwin, does a Very Good 3-Card Monte. This is a very great Multi-Phase Routine. IT ROCKS !!! He uses the Bent Corner Ruse. I Rate This a (8.5).

4. Darwin's Wild Card - I think his, is one of the Best Wild Card's Around. It is a bit technical. You'll need to keep rewinding, or going back if you got a DVD Player, to really "Pick This Up". He uses a different method ALL VERY VISUAL to make the Cards change. One beind a Side-Steal Colr Change. This Routine is Very Well Put Together. He does something to the cards at the start that might past right past other Magicians. I rate this a (8.5)

5. Hitchcock Aces - This is a very good Assembly effect. I did it for a while. I need to relearn it though. It is very clean, and the Climax just grabs you by your THROAT!!! Nothing is as it seems. I rate this a (8.5).

6. The Dream Card - I LOVE great Card to wallet effects. This is a very well thought out routine. You think you are in another dimension as you watch this. He has another Card to Wallet Trick Called "The Phantom Card". That's a great "Mock" Hypnosis Trick. I like this one as it is presented as a prediction effect. That's why the ending just FRIES YOU. I rate this my HIEST rating, a (9.5).

Now he also teaches the Zarrow Shuffle, and the pinky count. He teaches both very well. As with ALL of his stuff, buying this WON'T be a mistake. You MUST be AT LEAST a Intermediate though to perform this stuff, Ed, (Eddini).
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Mark Ennis
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I used to perform "Vegas Shuffle" all of the time about 10 years ago. The ending is absolutely impossible and vfries people.

Glad you liked the series. His stuff is top notch.
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Yes it is. I just didn't get a feel for "Vegas Shuffle". Yes I like the ending. I haven't seen the tape in a while though. Thanks, Ed, (Eddini).
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Great reviews on all of them.
Thanks!
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