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Markymark
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This is available at http://www.danielmadison.co.uk
The advertisment sounds amazing!
Imagine being able to have a spectator shuffle a deck of cards and then cut to a card you want to force.
Well it's still in my imagination because what you are not told in the ad is that
after your deck has been shuffled you must switch in another deck!
When all the heat is on the deck you must switch it!
It cost $10 for the download and you do get another effect with it but I'm still not
happy.Beautiful looking site though!
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Hi Marky

I have this effect, you do not have to switch in another deck and the secret is fantastic. Its genuinely beautiful, when you get it you wont just smile at how deceptive the secret is but how utterly original and simple it is.

Daniel.
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Any additional reviews...
Markymark
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Thank you.I do have it though.It is original alright.I know it's not essential to
switch in another deck but I would love to have the spectator really mix the cards
up in his hands and then cut the deck in his hands.That was what the ad led me to believe happened. Another review is needed though I think. -Mark-
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Here is my opinion/review of this:

Effect/Product: CUT

Creator: Daniel Madison

Format: Pdf manuscript (recieve in a zip file)

Price: £6 (approx $12)

Available: http://www.danielmadison.co.uk

What is CUT?

CUT allows you to perform a hands off force of a card, the performer doesn't have to be anywhere near the deck and does not need to glimpse/see anything (can even be blind-folded).

What you get?

You will recieve a zip file containing the CUT pdf manuscript and The Fine Scripture pdf manuscript (i'll include a mini review of The Fine Scripture at the end of the CUT review).

Will I need anything?

You are basically guaranteed to have whats needed, and if not you will have no problem finding anything (Obviously a deck of cards).

The pdf manuscript?

The pdf is nicely designed and well written, everything is well explained and their are pictures to help along. You will learn exactly how to properly construct CUT, how to properly use it and some routines taking advantage of it.
Also taught is a way to use a borrowed deck (still need to use CUT, but everything is taught so that you can borrow a shuffled deck).

Difficulty:

Construction - CUT is nice and easy to construct and it took me about 5-10 mins (I wasn't rushing, just casually going through the process).

Use - CUT is incredibly easy to utilise and it happens out of the performers hands. Some may feel uncomfortable using CUT but DON'T, it's extremely deceptive and effective.

A performance example so you get an idea of whats possible:

The performer brings out a business card and writes a prediction, this is then shown to the audience/crowd/onlookers. The performer now folds the prediction so it can't be seen and this is handed to the spec. A deck of cards is shuffled and handed to the spec and the performer instructs them to turn around and to cut the deck and peek the card they cut to. The performer now steps back and faces away from the spec and they do as instructed. Once done the performer now asks them to remove the prediction from their pocket and to read it aloud, it matches the card they peeked.
This is just a basic example but hopefully you can see how effective and powerful this could be.

My thoughts?

It feels like I have been waiting and looking forward to CUT for ages, the description just seemed too good and I would have loved to be able to do what was described. I was casually browsing the net and I done my daily check up on DM's site and their it was, CUT was now available. I straight away clicked to buy and downloaded it (it's an Instant Download, so no waiting around).
Once downloaded I got straight into it, deck in hand. After reading through I got straight into construction of CUT, and 5-10 mins later it was complete and I was ready to see if this was everything I had hoped and if it would really work.
I was not disappointed, it worked fantastically well and I knew that their were so many possibilities with this. I still had one more thing to do though before I could say how brilliant this was, to give it a whirl on someone.
I went straight to my ma and performed this, I handed her a deck and said to put it in her pocket. I now shuffled my deck and handed it to her and said id like her to cut some cards off the deck and to peek at the card she cut to. Now she had a card in mind and I asked her to remove the deck from her pocket and to spread through the deck, there in the middle was one face up card, the card she had in mind. This got a fantastic response and so I started performing differing effects utilising CUT for others and each time it worked, and got great reactions. After having now tried this out multiple times and having great success with it, I would like to say that this is an excellent effect/product that is very effective, very deceptive, completely workable and allows you to perform some very powerful feats.
Oh, and it's cheap too... And you get another effect entirely, in a seperate pdf manuscript!

Overall?

I definitely recommend CUT, especially if you like the thought of a hands off force. Of course this is all just my opinion and I'm sure their are those who disagree with this, or were maybe expecting something else, but for me it delivered and I'm completely happy with my purchase. This is something I will def be using.

Bonus effect:

When you purchase CUT you will also recieve The Fine Scripture.
This is a card reveal effect and one which I think is great. There are a few routines gone over and everything is well explained and written.
All you'll need to accomplish the effects is a sharpie marker and cards. You will have to make the gimmick, but this is easy and you'll only need what ive just said.

Overall this is a great extra and is something which I will also be using from now on.

Thanks.
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Is this a 100% force?
(Does it work every time)?

I use many forces that are not 100% in my work becouse I have a bit of wiggle room in some of my presentations.

However if this thing is a 100% deal I would be interested.

Thanks for any help you guys can offer.

-Jim

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So far for me it's been 100%

Their is a slight possibility that it won't work, but honestly I don't really see this happening for most. It's hard to explain without exposing, I'll send you a PM.
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That would be great thanks.

Jim
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I know this is slightly off topic, but does anyone else have any other of Daniels Effects?

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I do, I'll pm you.
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I assume this is something different than one of the gimmick choices found in Chapter One of Paramiracles by Ted Lesley? If it IS different, and this method has advantages over those found in Paramiracles, I would be interested.
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I was thinking the same thing and would never use the Paramiracles gaff if I needed it 100%


-Jim
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I think I'm going to rig up a set of Ellusionist's antique decks. I'm betting that the look of the deck will make the audience member handle them more gingerly, carefully, more dead-on. I also think it will be easier to show the cards casually and slowly, showing them the old deck, as they will be looking at the cards' artwork/oldness rather than looking for any gimmick stuff. You can shove it under their noses, so to speak.
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CUT looks interesting. Any reviews on his other effects?
Thanks,
Rob
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On 2007-05-01 18:54, Jim-Callahan wrote:
I was thinking the same thing and would never use the Paramiracles gaff if I needed it 100%


-Jim


I'll jump into the same pool. This sounded like it would be simialr to the Paramiracles force. As Jim has mentioned, that force is not 100% even with the x3 option. Therefore if this effect is different and more reliable I'd definitely be interested as well.
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Hmm, I can't compare it to the one in Paramiracles as I have not got that. If someone wants to PM me and try and exlain without totally exposing I'd be happy to help. CUT still has not failed me as of now!
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I'm confused, the spectator shuffles the cards, then cuts it, etc...

I hope it's not a palm in and cross cut force. Smile

Can people inspect my deck? I'd hate to have a deck full of the same card...

Sounds interesting.
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The deck is not freely examinable while utilising CUT but you def only have one of each card.
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On 2007-05-03 13:50, Y2John wrote:
The deck is not freely examinable while utilising CUT but you def only have one of each card.


This is true unless you use a switch. But, he certainly teaches you ways to show the deck very fairly. Which is part of the reason the gimmick is constructed the way it is.

I really enjoy this effect. At first glance of the gimmick, you don't think you can get away with it. But so far, I have had no issues. I show the deck freely, shuffle it, let them cut to a selection, and reveal. This is the first effect I have purchased from him, and it is a very nice one. The pdf is beautiful, well laid out, and very easy to follow. Plus right now, you get a bonus effect included that is normally sold seperately.
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So is this deck is a one trick pony?

I really dig the idea.
cheers
matt
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