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Jared
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After reading all the positive reviews I took the plunge and am glad I did. The method is practical, bullet-proof, and the routine flows nicely. I almost joined the other Café skeptics who thought there was new about this but they're wrong. It's going to be nice to perform a "Sneak Thief" type routine on the fly without having to mark cards in advance etc. As others have noted previously, this is a "worker".
John C
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Welcome to the club. Haha
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I also bought it last night well you have to really at that price lol

I like the effect and tried it today it worked like a dream I did put my slight slant on it adding more contact with the spectator when making the connection.

Trying to work out a way to upscale it for stage work.

Dr Rob.
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I got this niw based upon the positive revuews. Rhis is an excellent and well thiught out routine. This is the strongest use of a well kniwn mentalism principle thwt I have seen. The so called move is super duper easy and clearly explained and shown. The movemove is a non issue. The luve demo could have been shot with better lighting, but it was clear enough. The explanation was very thorough and clearly shown. There were several variations discussed and shown. A great routine! Highly recommended.
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John C
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I have a different way to execute this. Not necessarily a better way but a different way perhaps one that some of you may like. I think I'll let the creator in on it then maybe a few of you.
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bowers
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If you do John.
I would love to hear it.
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I like this a lot. Maybe it's just my inexperience, but I can't think of another use of this move in mentalism. What a great use of a simple technique and a well-plotted routine. Also, I have to second the comment that the move is not tough. It's so out of the box that it can be super sloppy and still go unnoticed.
Thanks for the release, Lewis!

~Dave
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I have to admit this is a very good effect. I am very happy I invested in this. I think just about anyone who buys this will be glad they did.

Good magic to all,


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Yes - super sloppy moves go un-noticed. Go ahead and keep on fooling yourselves.
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Super sloppy moves? Are you serious or just kidding? The "move" you call super sloppy is a well known and when exicuted well is a fantastic classic move that has been used in magic and mentalism for many many years by very professional entertainers sir. I'm hoping you are kidding. However I will say a move should never be sloppy that's where practice comes in but this "move" is a classic for a reason.

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On Jul 7, 2016, The great Gumbini wrote:
Super sloppy moves? Are you serious or just kidding? The "move" you call super sloppy is a well known and when exicuted well is a fantastic classic move that has been used in magic and mentalism for many many years by very professional entertainers sir. I'm hoping you are kidding. However I will say a move should never be sloppy that's where practice comes in but this "move" is a classic for a reason.

Good magic to all,


Eric


I know what you mean but in this routine I think if you have sold your self as a mentalist, the spectator simply wont be looking for a move which you do on the offbeat and with a degree of cover. If you've just done a card demonstration that shows of your sleight of hand ability (god only knows why you would, before doing this) I'd agree that you may come underfire a little bit. I think the point the great gumbini is making is that you don't need to do this difficult move with the same degree of accuracy you would if it were used in a card routine.
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Must admit I'm a big fan of Lewis' work, so this was a no brainier for me. I bought it as soon as it released.

I absolutely love the routine as there's only one move which allows me to focus on the presentation.

I look forward to testing it out this weekend at my local. I'll let you all know how it plays out in the 'real world'...

Hope you're all having a great week!
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I was wondering if this download expands on the content of Art of Knowing in Lewis's book, Diary of a Travelling Man? Or is it the same content but just in video format?

If someone gets the book, is this download considered redundant?
Davdo
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Sure, I was exaggerating a little with "super sloppy" but as others have said, if you're a mentalist performing mentalism (as opposed to throwing a bit of mental magic into an otherwise standard magic performance) there's no heat on the move, so it doesn't need to be a flawless execution. The move itself is rather simple as it is but in this context, even someone with weakness in this area can make it work. I'm sure there's some buffoon out there that is so horrible at this sort of thing that he or she will prove me wrong, but other than the very worst, I think most on this board will find it refreshingly easy to do.

~Dave
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A couple of minor "tweaks" that I came up with. Instead of the standard turnover suggested by Lewis execute a half-pass. Next, to add justification for placing the remaining stack of cards onto the written cards do this instead...Use Bob Cassidy's excellent idea of a visualizing on a movie screen.

Draw a square that represents a theatre screen onto the top card of the stack you are holding. Then as you place the remaining stack onto each single card, ask them to visualize seeing their drawing inside the drawn "box". Of course, you can substitute anything for the movie screen (a blank canvas, a TV screen, computer monitor etc.).
John C
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My suggestion or enhancement or detraction (as some may define) is to use a g###e in some or all instances. Try it out you may like it you may hate! But, give it a try.
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RNK
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I think the half pass is overkill and is more susceptible to be noticed, not necessary the pass but having the hands come together takes away from the effect and lessons it IMO. Simply dropping your hand to the side and doing the move is much more deceptive. Though, I do love Cassidy's movie screen visualization idea! Makes perfect sense!

RNK
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On Jul 7, 2016, j100taylor wrote:
Yes - super sloppy moves go un-noticed. Go ahead and keep on fooling yourselves.
Lennart green fools very well with sloppy moves. And what about the slop shuffle.
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I purchased this, and thought it was good. I'm not a fan of the method used to determine "who wrote what", but the method of getting the information is efficient and deceptive. There are a few unmotivated physical actions that take place, but they are not overly offensive. Overall, I'd say this is very clever and practical.
John C
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Movie screen is a standard mentalism method in my mind.
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