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This is an interesting approach to the current fascination with Folded Signed Chosen Card in Clear Box.

Jonathan Royle is, in fact, a stage hypnotist who has released a number of magic and mentalist items.

This is a $10 download.
The props that you can easily make for yourself (which keeps the cost of this right down) are sourced for you in the 9-page pdf.
Accompanying that is a 15 minute video that explains in painstaking detail how to make the props (10 minutes work with apparatus you will source locally very easily).
There are several other documents you get, with detailed pictures showing you the various props and their preparation.

This is his ad copy:


*There is an Actual FULL Folded Up Card in the box.
*They GENUINELY see the card in the box fall out of the box.
*The Card can be tipped out one handed onto the table or a spectators hand which CANNOT be done with most all other versions.
*They See the card drop from the box and then fall visibly a fair distance through the air onto the table or into a spectators hands.
*The Box is clear and see through at all times and they see the very moment the card drops out of it that the box is clearly then empty.
*The Box can be examined and indeed can even be left with them as its possible to get boxes as cheaply as around 50 Cents or 35p each when you buy them in packs of 8, 10 or 12 at a time.
*If desired you can show the box empty at start and then be seen to place an item into it (eg a Prediction that they see you write and fold up) and then it can be handed to a spectator to hold for safe keeping until you wish to reveal the prediction to be correct later.
*Did I mention none of the other clear box methods allow the box to picked up with one hand and the item tipped out using one hand only onto the table or a spectators hand from a reasonable distance so it can be seen to fall out of the box and down onto their hand or the table?
*The Gimmick is easy to make and all is explained by way of the PDF, Numerous Photographs and Instructional Video and all for the bargain price of just $10 US Dollars which is approx £6.50.

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So - is the above an honest set of features of Clear-Volution? Yes, it is.

Then: is this 'better' than the models on the market? As always, it depends on what you're looking for, and what you regard as the flaws in 3Sixty, Mystery Solved, The Box, Clarity Box etc.

But I will say:
.. it's well worth the modest cost;
.. it is a workable solution to the effect;
- as with everything, there is a downside to it, albeit a small one: if you look at his trailer, you'll notice his grip on the box is, on his own admission, a trifle awkward. Whether or not that puts you off is a personal matter. I find it an acceptable compromise.

There is a point that's been made several times on the Café, by me and a lot of others, who see the clear box solution as a mentalist tool, rather than a card-to-box tool.
I believe the box for card-to-box should be opaque, and the appearance within of the signed folder card should come as a surprise. This, for me, is more theatrically pleasing as it builds tension where you need it.
I love the use of the clear box for a billet in a prediction effect, with the billet in full use throughout.
For that purpose alone, this is worthy of your consideration - mainly because the box you use is an ordinary box that they will have seen in shops. For a mentalist, therefore, it is less 'poppy' than the other marketed versions.

There are basically three reasons you'd buy this:
- you can't afford the various models on the market, and see this as a cheap option (which it is)
- you are fascinated by the interest in this effect
- you're not convinced THE one ideal solution is currently available, or you don't like the respective downsides of each of the models commercially available.

Even if you have a commercially available model, I commend this to you - Jonathan is a pro (albeit it a stage hypnotist primarily) and has some nice thoughts on presentation and routines. And if this makes you think about the prop you're handling - that is, in my book, A Good Thing.
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Erm, sorry, that should read 'for a mentalist it is less proppy than the marketed versions.'

***ation and hellfire to predictive text. and to my poor proofreading.
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I think this is a clever idea. The video demo isn't great, maybe the demo could be improved up on but it is a very workable idea.
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Sorry, Lager Switch is better.
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I just found these containers for. $1 each - nice small size with either white or red lids
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It's a nice idea, however, like the container, the method is fairly transparent. I just think a lay person would see through it (pardon the pun) straight away.

Compared to other clear box effects like Regal's or David Penn's the illusion of the card coming out of the box is not nearly as strong. Because your hand obscures the view. Frankly a trick like this doesn't work unless the spectators are convinced that the card actually comes out of the box. It's the moment of truth. The part where they will be burning the heck out of your hands. And if they suspect a switch, you're dead in the water.

BTW, I'm surprised there's any gimmick involved. Not sure what it would be as it seems you could do this sans gimmick.
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Pretty bad fairly obvious.Like anyone would be fooled.Hey was that a card in your hand when you turned it over? and you still have one in tbeir havent you. Come on maybe ok for kids parties.This is about as obvious as holding a paper bag and tossing an Invisible object into it.Was a comedy prop on tv.Morecambe and wise
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Sorry, the dirty hand is way too dirty before and after, and left in view for way too long. It screams, "hey, what's going on over here?"

For a low cost solution I'd just put a paperclip on a card in a clear box and do Sankey's Paperclipped.
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