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Anyone using this with Cross ? Wondering if you can pinch the ink off your hand, then 'flick' it onto the card, do the cross trick, then flick it off into their Palm? I don't know how either work so not sure if they will work together?
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Anyone using this with Cross ? Wondering if you can pinch the ink off your hand, then 'flick' it onto the card, do the cross trick, then flick it off into their Palm? I don't know how either work so not sure if they will work together?


On the Alakazam Vlog they mentioned it will be a good idea to combine these two together ~ I use Cross with Exile , so I suppose you can use this with Cross too and the effect will definitely be much more stronger .
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Anyone using this with Cross ? Wondering if you can pinch the ink off your hand, then 'flick' it onto the card, do the cross trick, then flick it off into their Palm? I don't know how either work so not sure if they will work together?


On the Alakazam Vlog they mentioned it will be a good idea to combine these two together ~ I use Cross with Exile , so I suppose you can use this with Cross too and the effect will definitely be much more stronger .


***, looks like I have two more tricks to purchase then. Thanks for the response.
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Anyone using this with Cross ? Wondering if you can pinch the ink off your hand, then 'flick' it onto the card, do the cross trick, then flick it off into their Palm? I don't know how either work so not sure if they will work together?


On the Alakazam Vlog they mentioned it will be a good idea to combine these two together ~ I use Cross with Exile , so I suppose you can use this with Cross too and the effect will definitely be much more stronger .


***, looks like I have two more tricks to purchase then. Thanks for the response.


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One of the best trick I own ! Will do a review soon.
Get yourself the Flap Cards guide : http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4435

Make sure to check my review website, new reviews coming every week ! http://lesavisdalexis.wix.com/reviews
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So had a couple of gigs today, so first time performing the effect live, other then for my wife and 3 year old daughter who keeps wanting me to repeat it... (Covered in crosses!)
I cannot believe the reactions I got from it. I love card tricks and generally they are the talking point, but not today (despite flawless clipshifts).
Everyone was raving about'the X trick'!

I love the idea of the pirate patter so thanks for that, used it to goods effect to the children present, mentioning 'Jake and the Neverland pirates'-uk children's cartoon. This went down a treat.

I also used a couple of ideas from the dvd that were also well received. I really love the effect-just hope the ink doesn't run out any time soon!
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Double Cross – Mark Southworth

Product description : You ask the spectator to put their hands forward and to choose one. You then draw a little cross on your hand with a sharpie marker. With just a rub, the cross will disappear from your hand to land on the spectator's one, without coming near him at this precise moment. And the cross on their hand is made with permanent marker so they can't rub it off easily. Doesn't sound that impressive or incredible when you read the description but trust me, this is one of my best buy of 2015 !

Price and where to buy it : This is sold at $60.00 and you can only find it on the Magicsmith website.

What you get : You get little plastic case with inside a piece of paper on which you can find the link for the downloadable instructions online. The video is well made and they do teach you everything, from the routine to tips about how performing it as well as how to “refill” your pen. (for the later one, you will have to buy the needed stuff on the Magicsmith website). You also get the gimmicked pen, it's an all built in device which works very well. It looks like a sharpie pen so it's perfect ! You are also provided with some stuff in order to do the trick. Everything feels quality and you can't deny a lot of thoughts and work have been put into this.

Teaser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRqrGVxXJzs

The pros and the cons : Here is the core of my review, let's begin with the cons, as I will usually be doing, I prefer to keep the good things for the end.

THE CONS :
It's a little pricey for what you get. I would have prefered to have maybe an extra cartridge or a second pen since $60 is a quite a lot of money.
You will leave people with a permanent cross on their hand, it's not a con in itself but they will have to go to the bathroom clean their hand if they want to remove it.

THE PROS :
The gimmick is very well built, as I said, everything is built in the pen so you don't have to carry anything extra apart from the pen to do the effect.
It works ! I remember having the Sansminds Sharpie and it was just not working. This does work and pretty well, you will have to try various places on your hand so the cross will disappear completely every time but nothing hard.
The trick is simple to do and to understand from a layment point of view. Since there is not a lot of manipulation, you can focus on your presentation.
They won't remember you came near them and this is very cool. The main thing people were saying after having experienced the trick is “But you didn't touch me !”. And this is very cool because you can put the cross in their hand whenever you want so you could “set” the spectator's hand way before performing the trick which is another advantage.
The pen can be used for many routines, don't feel limited by what you see on the trailer, with a little bit of imagination, you could build a whole act based on the principle behind this pen.
It's not a card or a coin trick, something which feels very organic and will leave your spectators speechless.

Overall rating : One of my best buy of 2015 ! I didn't thought I would enjoy it that much but from the reactions I got, this definitely something I'm going to carry around at all times ! 4/4 hearts for me and a big recommendation.

As for the difficulty level, maybe a small knack to get it right everytime but nothing very complicated, 2/5 stars.

Similar products : The ash on the hand is a very old and famous trick (I've seen it done with the blue thing you use when playing billiards) but Double Cross succeed in modernising this plot and it works beautifully well !
Get yourself the Flap Cards guide : http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4435

Make sure to check my review website, new reviews coming every week ! http://lesavisdalexis.wix.com/reviews
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There is one for sale on the café at a very low price
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There is one for sale on the café at a very low price

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Finally just went out to perform it and it kills. I tend to fumble a bit when I have to "get ready" but it just look like you are kinda playing with your pen. Not suspicious at all.

When I did the vanish of the ink like described in the video I always left with a rest of ink. I solved it by making a very lose fist so I am able to do the move several times without anybody noticing any muscle movement.
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Very interested in this, does anyone know how many performances you can get befeore having to replace a 60.00 pen?
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It will last a very very long time. Refilling it is very simple and very inexpensive everything you need is at Walmart
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Thanks Baldini
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I love this. The only trouble I'm having is getting the original X in my hand to disappear. I am using the same method taught in the instructions. Any tips/extra ideas?

Cheers.
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Drink more.
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What Baldini said and try writing the X on an area that is smooth and free of any wrinkles.
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What Baldini said and try writing the X on an area that is smooth and free of any wrinkles.


Ha! Getting harder and harder to find such areas anymore!!

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What Baldini said and try writing the X on an area that is smooth and free of any wrinkles.


Ha! Getting harder and harder to find such areas anymore!!

Jim


Lol. I hear yer Mac.
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To be Honest getting the X to disappear can some times be hit and miss I think climate temperature and Humidity can factor in, as of late ive been "pinching" it off and throwing it to the spectator instructing them to catch it! tbh I wasn't sure how it was going to go but I got amazing reactions from it!!

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Thanks for tips guys. Will give the pinching idea a go too.
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