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DrewBstoss
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John C - I'm assuming that you mean "the move" right? I imagine that you've used the underlining principle Smile It's always fun when I can brush off some of my old card technique!

Now, when I say that I realize that might send off some red flags for some people but I can assure you that given the requirements of the routine really ANYONE should find success with the mechanics (a credible/authentic presentation should really be the focus here).

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Drew
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Does this require a card sleight?
DrewBstoss
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It does - but it by no means needs to be flawless. I really don't think this should scare anyone away from this.
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Thanks Drew
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On Jul 5, 2016, DrewBstoss wrote:
John C - I'm assuming that you mean "the move" right? I imagine that you've used the underlining principle Smile It's always fun when I can brush off some of my old card technique!

Now, when I say that I realize that might send off some red flags for some people but I can assure you that given the requirements of the routine really ANYONE should find success with the mechanics (a credible/authentic presentation should really be the focus here).

Best,

Drew



Yes, the move. Gives me a chance to use it in mentalism. And in mentalism it's not really a move.
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Bought it. Watched it. I'm a little leery of the initial elements of writing but overall, with the right set of timing, this has some definite possibilities. Need to try it before I form a full opinion tho.

And for those who think it is too similar to Becker's "Sneak Thief" - IMHO, you're right. Same principles, different handling to obtain the info, and less "proppy" and less set up.

Overall, I'll give it a 7.
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Drew, you've been very helpful with your reviews. Giving a lot of vital information that in my opinion at least partly should have been on the trailer/ad copy while showing your respect for the secret. Thank you.
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I don't like this. Not one bit. Why? I'll tell you.
First of all, Lewis is very handsome. I hate that.

Second, Lewis is quite well spoken and he comes off very polite. I hate that too.

Third, Lewis is not only a great performer but he also explains things very well. I hate that.

I hate Lewis.
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Alright, alright, I love the effect. Super smart use of an old method. Excellent routine. I would do the one on one by asking them to draw three pics, one of past, present and future representations. Then divine from there.
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If you don't mind spending a tiny bit of money you can use double blank playing cards. They make everything much easier. If you know what I mean.

A double blank deck of 52 is around 5$
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This is a great effect and uses two common principles in magic to create a great effect. Love the cold reading aspect to it as well, very clever.

John C I was thinking the same thing about a blank deck, to make the job easier.
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Thanks, Drew. I probably would not have picked this up without your review.

The basic principles at work here are as expected but the natural handling is where the true value is. I don't mind the move; the heat is off when it needs to be done. What I like most is that the cards are totally unprepared; if you have a stack of blank cards and any pen this can be done (and repeated) right away.
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Glad I could be of some assistance to you WooverM and Scott0819! I'm normally one to wait for someone ELSE to post a more helpful review but I had good feeling about AOK so I thought I'd "fall on the sword" this time for everyone else's benefit - fortunately it was worth it Smile

Best,

Drew
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I have found that only a few card moves translate well to business cards due to the properties of the material. Although I did enjoy the download and am happy I bought it I don't think I will use it because the move (which has to be repeated several times) would be spotted. In fact Lewis himself unintentionally demo'd the kind of fumbling that would occur during the explanation. Using blank playing cards as John C might be on option for some - but I would want to use my own business cards. I am going to practice this nonetheless and will post again if I change my opinion.
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If Dee or Lewis open a Facebook page to share ideas, I will place in there my handling which eliminates that "move"


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It's amazing at what a little practice will do. Especially with something you don't do regularly.
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I think this is really very good and will definitely use it. It is very sneak theifesque but that's no bad thing and it is different enough to not tread on any toes and to be a totally justifiable release. You literally just need a few cards and I think I'll probably do this with double blank cards rather than business cards, but it could be done easily enough with business cards if they were slightly glossy.

A few people have mentioned a move and all I would say is the move should not put off anyone but the most cack handed sleight of hand phobes; as its done very casually and could in my opinion be done fairly sloppily without detection. To put this in perspective, I wouldn't / couldn't do this convincingly in a card routine, but I have no concerns doing it in this context.

All in all I would really recommend this.

Pablo - Isn't there a forum on the penguin site in "my downloads section"
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There's a kind of mini-forum for each different thing in your 'my downloads' bit in your account. It's always worth checking as there's often some great contributions or questions that can clarify things.

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It's empty so far. Nice tip though.
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It's definitely worth $15. Carefully explained. Easy to do. What's not to like?
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Bought it ✔️
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