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Hi everyone,

I was wondering what your thoughts are on my newest release with Sans Minds. It called "Foresight".

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f2-Xozgowc

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Foresight is a powerful fusion between magic and mentalism by our friend, Oliver Smith. For those of you who love visual effects that fit right in your wallet, this is for you. It's extremely visual, easy to do, and gets jaw-dropping reactions. You'll be able to construct a powerful presentation while blowing people's minds with this eye-candy gem.

Custom Gimmick / material included

Thank you!
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I think its great. Mentalism and magic combined.

Great! Smile

Kevin
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I don't mean this to be negative, just to point out that its not mentalism...

and this is just from the trailer - that to have the symbols drawn on the back of playing cards doesn't really make all that much sense (again, for mentalism)...

and that the final square shape doesn't end up in the same position as the real square card does (from what I can see in the demo at least)...

sorry if the above reads as harsh, the demo shows good reactions and good luck with it...

its really mental magic, which is not a negative term as far as I'm concerned...i'm sure its fun...
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On Jun 24, 2014, IAIN wrote:
I don't mean this to be negative, just to point out that its not mentalism...

and this is just from the trailer - that to have the symbols drawn on the back of playing cards doesn't really make all that much sense (again, for mentalism)...

and that the final square shape doesn't end up in the same position as the real square card does (from what I can see in the demo at least)...

sorry if the above reads as harsh, the demo shows good reactions and good luck with it...

its really mental magic, which is not a negative term as far as I'm concerned...i'm sure its fun...


Hi Iain,

Thank you for your comment. Whilst the routine itself is more magic than mentalism, I think it provides a connection between the two and allows a transition from mentalism to magic or vice versa.

Best,

Oliver Smith
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That's a whoooooooooooooole different discussion!
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It looks perfect Smile
But I have some questions: how many gimmicks can I make with the stuff I receive after buying this trick? And can I only make the gimmick with the red backed bikes or can I use the blue ones too?
And maybe you don't want to answer this question (or maybe you want to send met a pm?) but how much thicker is the prediction card? Or is it just as thick as the others? Because in the video you gave the card away for examination.
Again, I love this effect! Looks so visual!

Joost
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Looks good!
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I respectfully disagree about this one...Heck, you could accomplish the same with a twirl change. While I myself perform both mentalism and sleight-of-hand magic, this seems like an awkward combination paired together.
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On Jun 25, 2014, Jared wrote:
I respectfully disagree about this one...Heck, you could accomplish the same with a twirl change. While I myself perform both mentalism and sleight-of-hand magic, this seems like an awkward combination paired together.


I'm not an expert, but imo it is a great effect because it's so visual. The spectator can see the ink move. That makes it so nice to me.
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On Jun 25, 2014, Justanotheramateur wrote:
It looks perfect Smile
But I have some questions: how many gimmicks can I make with the stuff I receive after buying this trick? And can I only make the gimmick with the red backed bikes or can I use the blue ones too?
And maybe you don't want to answer this question (or maybe you want to send met a pm?) but how much thicker is the prediction card? Or is it just as thick as the others? Because in the video you gave the card away for examination.
Again, I love this effect! Looks so visual!

Joost


Hi Joost,

You can make one gimmick with the gimmicks supplied and the great thing is that you can do it with any playing cards but I would recommend red backed so the ink stands out.

Best,

Oliver
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On Jun 27, 2014, oliversmith wrote:
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On Jun 25, 2014, Justanotheramateur wrote:
It looks perfect Smile
But I have some questions: how many gimmicks can I make with the stuff I receive after buying this trick? And can I only make the gimmick with the red backed bikes or can I use the blue ones too?
And maybe you don't want to answer this question (or maybe you want to send met a pm?) but how much thicker is the prediction card? Or is it just as thick as the others? Because in the video you gave the card away for examination.
Again, I love this effect! Looks so visual!

Joost


Hi Joost,

You can make one gimmick with the gimmicks supplied and the great thing is that you can do it with any playing cards but I would recommend red backed so the ink stands out.

Best,

Oliver


Thanks for your advice!
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One more question: when my gimmick is old, can I make one myself? Or can I buy a refill somewhere?
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Wish you had done some research and came up with another name, one of my selling tricks for the last 7 years is called Foresight and carried by every dealer. This will only cause confusion between our two effects.
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Any more review about this... ? I think the power of this trick is the visuality of the trick... but I little bit worried about the switch at the end of the routine so the spectators can examine the card...
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Any more review about this... ? I think the power of this trick is the visuality of the trick... but I little bit worried about the switch at the end of the routine so the spectators can examine the card...


I read somewhere that you can do a switch, using the envelope. That means you can give away a duplicate really fast.
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On Jul 1, 2014, DigaMag wrote:
Any more review about this... ? I think the power of this trick is the visuality of the trick... but I little bit worried about the switch at the end of the routine so the spectators can examine the card...


I read somewhere that you can do a switch, using the envelope. That means you can give away a duplicate really fast.

Thanks for the information bro... yes it seems they do the switch using the envelope from the trailer I saw...
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Hey everybody! So I really like the effect Foresight but I wanted to mess around with it and what else it could do. So I made this video.

5 things that you can do with Oliver Smith's Foresight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRdNF7EzMtE
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Goatears,

Great video. Very creative way of thinking.

Oliver,

I remember an older Max Maven video that has a trick very similar to this, did you get your inspiration from that concept? I don't remember the name of the trick but it really seems similar.

Patrick
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On Aug 2, 2014, Magic Patrick wrote:
Goatears,

Great video. Very creative way of thinking.

Oliver,

I remember an older Max Maven video that has a trick very similar to this, did you get your inspiration from that concept? I don't remember the name of the trick but it really seems similar.

Patrick


Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I had not come across this sort of effect/idea before but thanks to Patrick's help via PM I have seen the effect called "Psign".

I would like to credit Max Maven as the methods for Foresight and Psign do overlap in areas even though the effects are very different. I only focused on ESP style effects during my research for Foresight so I apologize to Max for the lack of crediting.

Here is Max's performance of Psign which can be found on his Video Mind series (I have just purchased all three from Penguin for only $40, bargain!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx3-4njcrv0
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Kyle does a great job of reviewing Foresight on this weeks Unwrapped!

http://youtu.be/5Lq9WmTzT1Y
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