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Congratulations Craig!
Once is entertainment, twice is education.
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Got this today. I love it. Easy to perform, incredible props, opens up a lot of opportunities.
Greig covers up all the aspects of the product with a long and exhaustive tutorial. One of my best purchases ever.
The only cons. Of this product is the trailer which was a bit misleading….. no way this deck can be examined by a magician and personally I wouldn’t handle even to layman…. Not that I care but still a little black spot on a wonderful product .
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I am very confused by the complaints.

The deck can be examined. Laymen from purchase, experienced magicians with slight changes.

The trailer was not misleading.

Craig clearly teaches you how to adjust for magicians and freely handout.

Watch the tutorial!
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Please check regularly if you are becoming the type of magician Jerry Seinfeld jokes about. (This applies to mentalists as well.)
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Funniest thing of all is how few spectators really want to examine it. There is a thread going about that right now in the Facebook group. Done smoothly, it just looks so clean that there is no suspicion about the blank cards. And if you get a spectator who really likes to puzzle things out, they by default think you somehow "sneaked it in". Which is kind of a shame as I get a kick out of when they do inspect it thoroughly!
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Who buys magic to perform for magicians? I mean, if you want to show it to your magic club, go ahead. And then openly discuss how clever the method is. The only possible thing a lay audience member will do is look to see if there are more cards at other positions. There won't be. They will have a deck of blank cards.
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A great product. Will be a contender for the best trick of the year soon.
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I agree with the last post, I done it at a gig last night and it got fantastic reactions Gaz.😊
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Because I only really perform for family/friends at family gatherings or a party, and I’m at a table, I would have no problem just springing the cards to the table in a hap-hazard way therefore the spectators would just pick up one here and one there and after looking at a few would be convinced they are normal cards and stop looking. I don’t mind putting the deck back together as I would have 25 of the cards marked with a tiny dot so it would be even faster to set it up.
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On Mar 8, 2022, dunraven wrote:
Who buys magic to perform for magicians


As it turns out, many do! They may not be thinking that at purchase time but then it happens to be.😆
How many magicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Regardless, for magicians darkness is a time for d'lite.
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On Mar 18, 2022, nattefrost wrote:
Because I only really perform for family/friends at family gatherings or a party, and I’m at a table, I would have no problem just springing the cards to the table in a hap-hazard way therefore the spectators would just pick up one here and one there and after looking at a few would be convinced they are normal cards and stop looking. I don’t mind putting the deck back together as I would have 25 of the cards marked with a tiny dot so it would be even faster to set it up.

Great thinking! Thank You for the idea. 👍
How many magicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Regardless, for magicians darkness is a time for d'lite.
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Many do at magic clubs and to their friends in magic but I certainly don’t buy an effect for that purpose but yes it happens as it’s our common passion right? Gaz.😊
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Hi Gaz, I definitely understand what you are saying. I should have been a little more clear about “springing the cards to the table”. I’m not talking “52 card pickup” where they fly all over the place lol. Maybe instead of spreading the cards like you would a normal deck across the table but kind of springing the cards across in a straight line separating the cards along the way. After the “spring spread” I would take both hands and gently push the entire spread towards the spectator which separates the cards even more. “Go ahead, take a look at every single card if you want”. I think the spectator would pick up a few cards and be satisfied that everything is as it should bej
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I believe that the more eager you are to have your spectators thoroughly check the cards (or any prop for that matter), the less likely they are to scrutinize them. Having said that, I never tell them to examine the props because it frames it as a puzzle rather than an effect or performance. If a spectator raises the issue, it's nice to have your bases covered, but I believe that simply demonstrating that they're all blank by doing a fan or spread, is more than enough to persuade most people, and asking them to examine the deck is unnecessary. One of the oldest rules in magic is "don't run when you're not being chased." Some tricks, like the Linking rings, are all about running - as a layperson, the method or solution is obvious, and the magician must do everything he can to persuade people that everything is fair and not what they are thinking. This is NOT the case with the Quantum Deck; even experienced magicians struggle to piece it together. I would worry more about presentation etc., than making it in to a puzzle to be solved. When I was a beginner I would challenge people to inspect the props when doing effects, but generally the response was "I wouldn't know what to look for anyway"
Never criticize someone else until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, you will be a mile away from them and you will have their shoes.
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Yes I agree with a lot of what’s been said but saying you can examine things indicates that somethings sometimes can’t be and I don’t like that premise.
The routine itself is showing the examinability aspect without saying so.
I realise most of you are indicating that but I never let spectators think otherwise.
I never perform it like a Mark Mason dealer dem saying it’s not one of those trick decks or flap coins blah blah etc.
Don’t get me wrong I would if I was selling to magicians like he does but not to a lay audience never Gaz.😊
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Yes Gaz, exactly! What we like about an effect as magicians is not what the public likes in general, and presenting an effect and following it up with all of the selling points in an advertisement for the effect are not the way to present a trick.
Never criticize someone else until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, you will be a mile away from them and you will have their shoes.
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By the way I have made a few of my own decks from Craigs ideas of this up since getting this from Craig and I really absolutely love the effect Gaz.😊
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On Mar 8, 2022, dunraven wrote:
Who buys magic to perform for magicians? I mean, if you want to show it to your magic club, go ahead. And then openly discuss how clever the method is. The only possible thing a lay audience member will do is look to see if there are more cards at other positions. There won't be. They will have a deck of blank cards.


You have asked this question on the 51st page. The answer is, those guys on pages 1-50. It has only been one month.
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Hi all,

Please be gentle, I wouldn't even consider myself an amateur but I do like performing magic to friends and family when out and about. I was very intrigued in the Quantum Deck and bought it from Penguin Magic. I'm just struggling with the handling of the deck. Obviously I don't want to give any secrets away but I'm sure all of you will know what I mean, when I say it is the dealing part. My deck came in a plain white card case, so not sure if I have received a bad batch or once again it is my clumsiness in handling....it's your clumsiness you all say Smile Smile. I have little doubt it is me too. Any hints or help greatly received, and yes I have watched the tutorials, many times. Maybe I should just stick to self-working card tricks, even then I've made mistakes Smile Smile. I blame the Guiness when I'm out!!
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Pm me prove you have bought it and I will send you one free of charge that I will personally make you myself with an adaptation I have made that has made it 1000% fail safe on every possible thing Gaz.😊
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