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Magic Mark
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Roger Nicot has a new effect, SOZA - The Sword of Za'Atar. It was to debut at Blackpool (not sure if it did or not) but it is now available from Card Shark. Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M8Ml8DNicE

https://www.card-shark.de/index.cfm?page......rtID=387

I ordered one, I'll post photos when I receive it.

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Was going to buy it at MagiFest because I liked the look but saw Christian demo it and it was a sloppy mess to be kind. In his defense, he said he hadnít had time to practice it and Roger wasnít there to demo it.
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Hi Guys..... Unfortunately, due to the scheduling conflict between MagiFest and the SAM National, I had to split my time between Columbus and Las Vegas. In his defense, Christian didn't get much time to practice SOZA before MagiFest. We each have our "specialties" we like to demo at conventions. For instance, Christian has a far superior handling for the Destiny Deck than I. David Regal saw SOZAt at The Session Convention in London and loved it. He gave it a superlative review in the April issue of Genii Magazine. If any of you guys want some pointers with the handling, I am at home in the UK making Bar Cups and the Sword of Za'Atar. We could do a video chat on either Skype or FaceTime. Just remember, I am in the UK time zone. Shoot me an email: roger@card-shark.de and we can set up a time for the chat.
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I purchased one of these from Roger at the SAM convention in Jan. I think Roger has created a little gem here. The basic effect of coin through match has been around forever but have to admit Roger fooled me with this. He has added some clever subtleties combined with a beautiful prop that really elevates this into a cool piece of close-up magic. Everything is fully examinable. Nothing is gaffed in the traditional sense but he has capitalized on a unique aspect of the props that elevates this into a real mystery.

I love when people are able to elevate what some might consider "slum" magic into a real performance piece and Roger has done that in my opinion with SOZA aka the Coin thru Match.
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Really like the look of this.
Looks very clean, but how easy is this to perform smoothly, bearing in mind the sloppy demo mentioned above..?
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On Apr 8, 2020, J M Talbot wrote:
I purchased one of these from Roger at the SAM convention in Jan. I think Roger has created a little gem here. The basic effect of coin through match has been around forever but have to admit Roger fooled me with this. He has added some clever subtleties combined with a beautiful prop that really elevates this into a cool piece of close-up magic. Everything is fully examinable. Nothing is gaffed in the traditional sense but he has capitalized on a unique aspect of the props that elevates this into a real mystery.

I love when people are able to elevate what some might consider "slum" magic into a real performance piece and Roger has done that in my opinion with SOZA aka the Coin thru Match.


Totally agree with you John, mine is on the way. My thoughts exactly.
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On Apr 8, 2020, geggy wrote:
Really like the look of this.
Looks very clean, but how easy is this to perform smoothly, bearing in mind the sloppy demo mentioned above..?


Hi Geggy.....
Greatings from Wiltshire. In answer to your question, although not self working, SOZA is very easy to perform. To quote David Regal's review in the April issue of Genii Magazine, "Mr Nicot has taken this odd duck of a trick and transformed it into an elegant mystery with props you will be proud to own and handle." "This is a wonderful pocket effect that combines precision-made props with (very) basic sleight of hand skills, and together it all forms something charming." Although I am not here as much as most, the easiest way to contact me is through my email: roger@card-shark.de Thanks.
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Thanks for your reply Roger...hello from Brighton!!
I know I can't resist this..looks so well made and I have always loved these type of effects with a quality, well made feel and look.
Have to watch the pennies at the moment as most are, but will buy....soon...stay safe
Gerry
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What US currency does this work with?
Magic Mark
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I received my Sword of Za'Atar. Nicely made piece. Even the sword was machined by Roger from stainless steel.

Roger's handling is genius! Yes, it requires a little practice but watch his demonstration video above again. The handling is extremely clean and natural. One feature of the handling (that Roger dreamed up) is absolutely brilliant.

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Larger version:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PfdD......Db74.jpg

I'm 100% thrilled with my purchase. Thank you, Roger!

Paul: You use a nickel in the U.S.

Mark

P.S. I also have Roger's Bar Cup Reloaded on the way. I expect it to be delivered in 2-3 days.

Mark
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On Apr 11, 2020, Paul Rathbun wrote:
What US currency does this work with?

Hi Paul... It works with an American Nickle, British 20 pence, Euro 20 cent and a variety of other coins. I tried to make it as multi-national as possible, seeing that I am an American living in the UK.
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[quote]On Apr 11, 2020, Magic Mark wrote:
I received my Sword of Za'Atar. Nicely made piece. Even the sword was machined by Roger from stainless steel.

Roger's handling is genius! Yes, it requires a little practice but watch his demonstration video above again. The handling is extremely clean and natural. One feature of the handling (that Roger dreamed up) is absolutely brilliant.

I'm 100% thrilled with my purchase. Thank you, Roger!

P.S. I also have Roger's Bar Cup Reloaded on the way. I expect it to be delivered in 2-3 days.

Thanks for the kind words Mark. Greatly appreciated. David Regal did call the secret "both simple and insidious, one that will make you smile every time you practice the routine."

https://www.card-shark.de/index.cfm?page......rtID=387
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Yeah, this is one of those perfect little items to have in your magic display case or just out on display waiting for someone to inquire about THE SWORD OF ZA'ATAR.

It's made really well. Just like Roger's Bar Cup is a thing of beauty, so is this little wooden tube and sword. Roger must certainly be a perfectionist.

My only super tiny quibble with it is I wished it could fit a US quarter only because I do many more effects with a quarter so it would have opened up more possibiities to maybe follow it up with. But hey, no matter. What could possibly follow the SWORD OF ZA'ATAR?
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I had no desire to buy this but as is often the case with me, I got bored and ordered. Glad I did. This is just plain fun to perform and Iím surprised how good the reactions have been. I wish it was a tad longer and Iíve noticed that some of the new nickels get stuck, but other than that, I like this a lot. Was worried about how the final load would be managed but laughed out load at how efficient and simple method is. Sometimes simple is better. You need a table because of the final load, but itís worth it.
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On Apr 25, 2020, emyers99 wrote:
I had no desire to buy this but as is often the case with me, I got bored and ordered. Glad I did. This is just plain fun to perform and Iím surprised how good the reactions have been. I wish it was a tad longer and Iíve noticed that some of the new nickels get stuck, but other than that, I like this a lot. Was worried about how the final load would be managed but laughed out load at how efficient and simple method is. Sometimes simple is better. You need a table because of the final load, but itís worth it.


Yeah, you're right Eric, version 2.0 should fit a quarter and be just a smidge longer. But overall, an extremely nice item.
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The fact that everything is ungimmicked surprised me.
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Iím impressed with the quality of this. And it fooled my son has an engineer mind. He couldnít believe it was ungimmicked. Itís fun to do the penetration twice in a row.
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I guess I figured it out from the trailer but how can you go wrong at this price for this gear? And if videoman is recommending then I'm in! Thanks guys.
"I'm a professional magician and once in a while I even work." Jonathan Todd Excelsior (StarManager)
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Order placed. Waiting for the mail . . .
"I'm a professional magician and once in a while I even work." Jonathan Todd Excelsior (StarManager)
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Meanwhile in Germay.... yes, I got better in performing it. It was literally the first two days of having the item at MagiFest.
I was literally practicing while performing it. Once the movements get naturally, and you understand what you are doing, it is sooo much fun to fool people with it.
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