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tabman
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That's a great idea. I would imagine that it is hard on the card. I love the music behind the video, too. Good job.

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...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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Mickey,
Yes, you only have to replace that one card. The card is left in the same condition as after Paperclipped, though a different method is used to achieve this.

It comes with suggested applications, which are:
Jay Sankey's Paperclipped
Nathan Kranzo's Tri-foil
Cameron Francis' Fresh Mint
John Kennedy's Mystery Box 11

It also has some effects:
Card to Shoe (demo provided)
Card to Wallet (demo provided)
Illusionary Prank (written instructions)
Time Travel (written instructions)

Ray
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Thanks Ray, I appreciate the tip!
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Interesting, its marketed to "Use borrowed deck" but destroys that persons deck in the process?
MickeyPainless
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Most of the borrowed decks I'm offered should be destroyed! Smile
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Hmmm. I may have missed this but I don't remember reading anywhere that V2F is not downloadable.

For $28 I want a downloadable product or a heads-up that it isn't. Was this mentioned? If so, my apologizes.

For me this isn't a problem since I long ago figured out how to download the un-downloadable. It's still a nuisance.
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I see some great reviews in the Lounge area. Dan, the product description also says the purchaser will receive an access to the instruction. Just in case if you have missed it. Just got my access. It's a great effect that I think I'll use it a lot! I have quite a few of the marketed "card to wallet" wallets, they are great but the only concern I had was most are too big for everyday use. This trick is great as there's no expensive gimmicked wallets involve and I can imagine how strong it plays went it is being reproduced from spectator's own wallet. Nice stuff.
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On 2009-08-05 20:13, MickeyPainless wrote:
Most of the borrowed decks I'm offered should be destroyed! Smile


Good one. Ain't that the truth?? Smile

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I have written a short review here if anyone is interested in but still decide to get it or not: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=218&43

Time for me to go practice!!!
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A guy on a different magic forum said: "Let me tell you what's up - micro sized small, zoomed out videos, and horrid web design for a mediocre product that should have been a $5 instant download."

The full review is at:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=154764
MickeyPainless
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I always put so much stock in what the Penguinites have to say!

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On 2009-08-09 21:31, MickeyPainless wrote:
I always put so much stock in what the Penguinites have to say!


Akirafist is DougNicols on the Café. He writes very good reviews and is usually spot-on.
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Hmmmmmm.... I have read some of Doug's posts and he does seem to give pretty fair reviews! Some of the others sure seem happy with it!
Time will tell!

MMc
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Just post the following msg on the other thread. Feel that I should jump out for G. and his great effect. I have read the review from Penguin, and felt it is quite an unfair review. I've seen this effect done live in person many times over the years, and this really is a great impromptu effect that gets strong reaction. The fact that aside from the visual vanish, a card transpo effect involves no expensive gimmick wallet and even to spectator's, along with the impromptu nature of the effect, is worth many times over the price in my personal opinion. Not to mention that this can be performed surrounded with no angle problem. It is a worker's material! The two complete scripts and presentation from G.'s working material also add great value to the effect.

I too have purchased the effect to support his work and liked it myself. I found that the instruction is clear, everything I need to learn this effect is broken down into sections, illustrated with video and subtitles along with written scripts and presentation. It is very well organized. If you are looking for a signed card to wallet effect that's visual, can be done impromptu, and to a spectator's wallet, you'll find it of great value, as it delivers exactly what it promised. Nothing fancy, but everything that's needed to learn the V2F effect.

Hope this helps on clarifying things up.

Sincerely,
Will Tsai
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Very nice I love it
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I think this is a great effect and there are so many things that you can do with this technique. I think some people think that it doesn't worth $28 to buy this effect only because they only see this as a single effect rather than an effect with so many variations.

I agree with willieT. that the review from penguin is quite unfair. I bought this effect and try it to my friends, the reaction is pretty strong. I have no idea why this is a rip-off. Also I don't think there is any problem with the website, although I have problem with playing the video by firefox, the website overall is good and it's quite interesting idea to learn the trick from the website.


Anyway, I totally think this is a good effect and G. you have done a great job. Keep it up
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I just wanted to add to yutzfung's post and I agree that this is a working concept. I think many purchasers of magic tricks are confusing the idea of the price of an object to the value it brings. If you are a hobbyist and you like to collect tricks here and there that's fine, but I would say it's unfair to compare this to another "instant download you may have found on penguin" I would recommend looking at it in terms of the return on Investment and how much more value it will bring for the working magician

Personally, A $5,000 stage illusion is of no value to me as I don't do grand illusions. So even if an illusion is priced at $100, It is of zero value to me no matter how well it is constructed.

At the same token, working at a magic shop, I've played with props and tricks that are priced low and have tremendous value to them. A good example is the Crazy man's handcuffs. I wish that effect was priced higher because so many magicians butcher that trick and routine and it does hurt many working pros out there.

I think G's effect here is a great concept and it has many working routines along with it. Signed card to impossible location is limitless in scope and the V2F can accomplish that. In a working setting, The angles are clean, the card can be signed, and everything is examinable afterward. For a working restaurant pro for example that is getting paid regularly is a good example of someone that can see value of this. Penguin's customers may not view this the very same way as experienced magicians, and the review may be tailored to them as they are Doug's customers

Overall I'm glad there are so many positive responses as I am a fan of this effect. I'm also glad that this is for the serious performer and those that choose to purchase the V2F really want it.

Kelvin
"We tend to think that magic is all about us, what we do, and how we execute the tricks, when in actuality, it's really about what the spectator witnesses, imagines, and remembers in their minds."

- Wayne Houchin
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I saw the effect it nice for sure, but too expensive. Also I don’t like the way you have to order it. I will wait until I read more about this effect. People seeing tricks are amazed with the simplest of effects. It is the magicians who try to fool other magicians and will buy anything that might do just that. Who are we doing the magic for? Laymen love anything shown, as long as it is well done. Anyway, nice effect but I want more reviews on this, Sounds like cards are damaged when doing this.....hmmmm
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Nice effect, thanks for share.....
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