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illusion123
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Just seen this and I think it's really good,featuring tricks with the 52 on 1 card. The Welcome to The Underbox routine is great and the misdirection is perfect. I like
Chris Congreave's and Gary Jones's relaxed presentation and explanation of the tricks with a touch of humour, and I think they work well together. I also have the DVD Dupes by them which is also very good.The tricks are easy to do and will get a great reaction from an audience. Chris and Gary come over as two down to earth blokes, and I can understand Chris's accent because I also come from Wolverhampton in UK.
Keep the good work up lads and look forward to your next DVD.

Chris Wild a.k.a Kris Krendo
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Seeing as I work with BBM, I can't really "review" this dvd but suffice to say that if you like Dupes, you will really like this. The gimmick is great and the routines are clever.

This is definitely workers stuff. No pipe dreams. Just practical, well thought out magic.
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Thanks Chris, glad you like it, I use the thought of card presentation with the 52 on 1 card all the time in drinks reception/strolling situations and it gets a great reaction.

Also Gary has been using his kickback routine for several years now and was a highlight (for me) in his lectures.

As ever Owen Packard at Big Blind Media has done a great job on the filming and editing.

All the best
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Just realised I never said anything to you Cameron, sorry mate, hope you enjoyed it and try the 52 on 1 out, I think you will like it.

Cheers

Chris
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Chris, I'm running a BBM stall tomorrow at the Kutztown Convention in PA. I will be demming Welcome To The Underbox all day! Smile
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Any formal reviews?
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On 2010-11-25 18:54, Rpascual wrote:
Any formal reviews?


Hi Rpascual,

This is on http://www.bicycle-cards.co.uk, this is a one trick DVD but we put 7 effects on there using both gimmicks, which are supplied with the instructional DVD.

The 52 vs Joker Project – review
Nov 15th, 2010.
This is in many ways the second volume in the series with Gary Jones and Chris Congreave which started with Dupes. The most annoying thing about that is that it uses the same background audio loop as Dupes – which will drive you mad if you are a reviewer! On the positive side I rather liking their work. As you will probably work out from my review of the rather more technical Card Constructions, I am a fan of stuff which is easy to do so I can concentrate on the performance. These tricks all use either a double-faced joker or the 52 cards on one gaff card – both of which are provided on Bicycle stock. Enough of the preamble. Let’s get to the tricks…

52 on Rye!

A thought of card appears between 2 jokers after cheesy gag (let’s face it – there are likely to be lots of them given the title gaff and the performers involved). This is easy and effective – though for me the set up (which happens at the start of the trick) feels a bit obvious/without motivation – so I prefer the ‘signed’ version later on the disc (Sign This).

Welcome to the underbox

Signed card appears under card box after a cheesy gag. This seems very strong and dead easy to do. It requires basic card control but one of the strengths of the routine is the nice strong misdirection for the actual load of the card.

Sign This

A signed card appears between 2 jokers. Largely the same routine as 52 on Rye. Basic card control required again.

The J in B Trick

A neat transposition where a spectator’s signed card changes place with another card inside the card box. This made a nice change to the routines so far and is a pleasing effect. It doesn’t use the 52on1 gaff.

Kickback 52

This is another interesting transposition effect where the chosen card ultimately ends up between the jokers after leading the spectator up the garden path. In some ways a similar routine to the J in B one, but uses your wallet.

Miracle Vanish

An old trick providing a clean vanish of a spot card amongst 3 jokers. The spot card can reappear wherever you have a duplicate Not much new here, but an easy to do effect.

Card to Pocket

I can’t decide what I think about this one. 4 cards are signed and travel to the performer’s pocket one at a time. The final card disappears from the spectator’s hand leaving an impossible object… The salami from ‘Dupes’ (or at least a duplicate salami!) makes a brief appearance here too. For me this all feels a bit too involved/contrived, which I find surprising because its near cousin from Dupes (Predicto Pocket) I love and use. It requires a bit of palming and an Elmsley count.

Extras
The Sharpie Doctor – a tip to get some extra life out of the magician’s favourite pen.
Top Con Control – an explanation of a move which is used (unexplained) in an earlier routine. A neat way of controlling a selected card to the top.
There are also trailers for my current top 3 BBM DVDs – Dupes, Annihilation Deck and Bullets after Dark.

Overall

I think I preferred the variety of effects in the Dupes DVD. I suppose given the title/premise of this DVD we would expect there to be less variety, but I think it is perhaps slightly overpriced for what you get. On the other hand, I really like several of the effects – especially the underbox effect and the J in B effect – and the gaffs are included. So it is well worth a punt.

Available direct from BBM at £17.99 + £1.50
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DVDs/Effects; The Unknown - iCandy - More iCandy 1 & 2 - Dupes - 52 0n 1 Project - 74% Self Working - Flying Tonight - Pocket This - 6 Pack Coins - 6 Pack Cards - Thought Wave - Noted - Duality - Live Lecture Vol 1 - Pseudo Pickpocket - iContact - Shock Twist - Thought of Cards Across Plus - Touched - Colour Diffusion - Look No Hands Wayne Dobson - Automata - Box Pad - No Frills Lecture Notes 1 & 2 - The Ammo - Double Cross - Initial Here - Automata 2 - Black Market - Trick Soup - Automata 3 - Penguin Live Lecture - Upper Hand - Cartoon Capers - Life's a Beach Vol 1.
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Chris Congreave and Gary Jones? Leave it well it alone - these two guys no nothing about what real world audiences want!

Dave.

P.S. I'm joking of course - no one knows better than these two - it's a GREAT DVD! Gary/Chris - you may slap me thoroughly the next time you see me and I'll look forward to it!
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These boys are clever.

Buy anything you can from them, they are gold-dust!
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On 2010-11-28 15:49, Dave Forrest wrote:
Chris Congreave and Gary Jones? Leave it well it alone - these two guys no nothing about what real world audiences want!

Dave.

P.S. I'm joking of course - no one knows better than these two - it's a GREAT DVD! Gary/Chris - you may slap me thoroughly the next time you see me and I'll look forward to it!


Haha, you nutter! Great short sesh we had the other week at Portsmouth Dave, you always catch me, love it.

As this DVD is about the same gaffs, you would only use one of these effects in a set, hence some of the effects will seem similar.

The 52 on 1 card may appear to be 'cheesy' to a magician, but with this gaff you can really do some powerful stuff, one moment they see a 52 on 1 card sandwiched between two jokers, when they remove the 52 on 1 card it has changed to the signed selection. This is just one of the effects on this DVD. I always carry the gaff with me in my wallet, and my kick back routine has been developed to bring in the gaff and remove it at the end with no moves, it's totally self contained.

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DVDs/Effects; The Unknown - iCandy - More iCandy 1 & 2 - Dupes - 52 0n 1 Project - 74% Self Working - Flying Tonight - Pocket This - 6 Pack Coins - 6 Pack Cards - Thought Wave - Noted - Duality - Live Lecture Vol 1 - Pseudo Pickpocket - iContact - Shock Twist - Thought of Cards Across Plus - Touched - Colour Diffusion - Look No Hands Wayne Dobson - Automata - Box Pad - No Frills Lecture Notes 1 & 2 - The Ammo - Double Cross - Initial Here - Automata 2 - Black Market - Trick Soup - Automata 3 - Penguin Live Lecture - Upper Hand - Cartoon Capers - Life's a Beach Vol 1.
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On 2010-11-28 17:24, ajb6864 wrote:
These boys are clever.

Buy anything you can from them, they are gold-dust!


You say the nicest of things Alan, I still rate your pass as the best in the business mate!

Gary.
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DVDs/Effects; The Unknown - iCandy - More iCandy 1 & 2 - Dupes - 52 0n 1 Project - 74% Self Working - Flying Tonight - Pocket This - 6 Pack Coins - 6 Pack Cards - Thought Wave - Noted - Duality - Live Lecture Vol 1 - Pseudo Pickpocket - iContact - Shock Twist - Thought of Cards Across Plus - Touched - Colour Diffusion - Look No Hands Wayne Dobson - Automata - Box Pad - No Frills Lecture Notes 1 & 2 - The Ammo - Double Cross - Initial Here - Automata 2 - Black Market - Trick Soup - Automata 3 - Penguin Live Lecture - Upper Hand - Cartoon Capers - Life's a Beach Vol 1.
Christopher Congreave
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Hi all, this has just been magic friday'd
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=175#0
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Could the gimmick be adapted to different bikes such as the green bikes?
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Yes it can, any bikes.
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Nice one, mite hav to pick this up Smile
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Loving the KickBack 52 routine from here! It's a wicked Card to Wallet style thing, nice work!

Liam.
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