Review by Sean Waters for Fechter – The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Jerry Mentzer

Review by Sean Waters for Fechter - The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Jerry Mentzer
Review by Sean Waters for Fechter – The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Jerry Mentzer
5 out of 5

Hidden Gem!!!!

If you haven’t heard anything about this book, it is a shame. The material is all practical, and commercial. The book really is a lot of fun to read and the effects are great to perform. Don’t be fooled by the cover, this book is full of entertaining stories, and routines from truly one of magic’s greats

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Review by Andy Martin for ESP Top by First Magic

Review by Andy Martin for ESP Top by First Magic
Review by Andy Martin for ESP Top by First Magic
4 out of 5

Well it’s Cheap but it works very well!

Ok this little ESP Top looks like a cheap little top – and it is! But it is better made than you would imagine and it can be used to force any one of the 6 numbers on its face everytime.

It works like the $link(1235,Spirt Clock Dial) and really has some clean uses for forcing the numbers1-6. The audience doesn’t care that it is not made of brass!!!

It works every time too – though is better on hard surfaces.

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Review by Andy Martin for Knot A Chance by Royal Magic

Review by Andy Martin for Knot A Chance by Royal Magic
Review by Andy Martin for Knot A Chance by Royal Magic
4 out of 5

Nifty Little Rope Trick

This effect is a version of Bank Night with ropes. The Spectator gets to chose any two ropes out of the three that are available and of course the rope that is left has a knot tied in it, and a $100 bill tied in the knot!

It does not come with the box, but I found it lying around and thought it was stronger if instead of holding the ropes you were hands free and the ropes were all in the box up front. You can do it anyway you want.

Easy to do and surprisingly convincing!

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Review by Andy Martin for Locked Deck – Bicycle by Zanadu

Review by Andy Martin for Locked Deck - Bicycle by Zanadu
Review by Andy Martin for Locked Deck – Bicycle by Zanadu
5 out of 5

One of the most effective Card Tricks!

This effect from Zanadu has been around for years but it really is wonderful. Quite simply a card is chosen, the deck is padlocked, and even in the spectators hands, with no palming or funny moves whatsoever – the card dissappears from the locked deck only to appear in a wallet or card box or anywhere you fancy.

Very strong impact on the audience! The wallet does not come with the effect – use your own.

No sleight of hand is required either!

Highly Recommended!

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Review by Steve Thomas for Locked Deck – Bicycle by Zanadu

Review by Steve Thomas for Locked Deck - Bicycle by Zanadu
Review by Steve Thomas for Locked Deck – Bicycle by Zanadu
4 out of 5

Winner from Zanadu!

I’ve been performing this for over 15 years…it’s one of the strongest card effects around. Everything’s examinable, it’s KILLER. I use a Himber wallet for the "extra card", and that adds to its power. Don’t overlook this because of its price or the manufacturer. I can’t emphasize enough the power of this.

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Billy Diamond

Andy,

Awesome stuff man… keep up the great work. We certainly hope to collaborate with Martin’s Magic soon.

Magically (…but of course), Billy Diamond Illusion Designer & Fabricator

Review by Andy Martin for Perspex Prediction by Mak Magic

Review by Andy Martin for Perspex Prediction by Mak Magic
Review by Andy Martin for Perspex Prediction by Mak Magic
5 out of 5

Wow! Easy, Cheap, And Very Convicing Prediction!

This is a very simple little outfit from MAK Magic and it is amazingly clean. You show the perspex board with 6 cards attached. You can clearly see through the perspex. The spectator names any number – no force – and you turn over the card at that position. You can take the whole card out and freely show it. This card matches your prediction. You then turn around the board and the other cards are all different.

This is a great value and well made, and will fool the magician’s who know other methods such as $link(949,Perfect Match) and $link(1033,The Animals Came in Two by Two). No sleights or switches.

Of course there is always one issue with magic – it would have been nice if the elastic was not quite as tightly threaded to make it a little easier in placing the cards under them!

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Review by Andy Martin for Very Wild by Boris Wild

Review by Andy Martin for Very Wild by Boris Wild
Review by Andy Martin for Very Wild by Boris Wild
4 out of 5

Not a Wild Card Routine, But Still Wild!

Just to set things straight when I first saw this effect advertised I thought it was a Wild Card routine. It does have the similarity that 4 different cards change into 4 other cards, but it is called Wild because of it’s talented inventor Boris WIld!

Anyway, you cleanly show 4 cards back and front, turn two cards over – and still cleanly show back and front of all 4 cards, but when you push them together they have now changed to 4 Aces, and you can show all the backs too. There are no half cards, and the cleaness of the change is a joy to behold.

No real sleights, but a little handling practice is required to make this miracle perfect!

Very Wild indeed!

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Review by Andy Martin for Smiling Assassin by Meir Yedid

Review by Andy Martin for Smiling Assassin by Meir Yedid
Review by Andy Martin for Smiling Assassin by Meir Yedid
4 out of 5

Wonderful off beat card effect!

When you are tired of doing the same old boring card effects this little gem fits in very nicely.

It uses very cute cards with smiley faces on the backs and a key chain size pistol which lets out a rather loud bang. The ending is a real surprise and guaranteed to get a laugh from your audience.

Great value, easy to do, and a little different!

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Review by Anonymous for Lickity Split! by Martini

Review by Anonymous for Lickity Split! by Martini
Review by Anonymous for Lickity Split! by Martini
5 out of 5

Keeping a dying Art alive…

Gaft card magic has been around for many years and definitely has a place in Magic history. The problem is that sooner or later gaft cards wear out and have to be replaced. With the aid of this valuable book these cards can be duplicated for pennies! The book covers everything, tools and techniques, to manufacture double face, double back, split face, split back cards. There is a slight learning curve to the technique, but after one deck’s worth of splitting you have the technique down enough to create any gaff required. This is a wise investment to keep a dying art alive!

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