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Wink by Gaetan Bloom

(c. 2003) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

I love Attaboy, but this is not as convincing. The inspiration for this effect comes from the old Jack Hughes effect: Attaboy. However, in my opinion it is not as convincing as Attaboy by quite a long margin. The device is made well enough in strong plastic and the art work for the eye is fine.

The idea of taking cards from one side and replacing them on the other until a specator calls stop certainly leads to some interesting routines, one of which is detailed in the instructions. However, I don’t think it looks that convincing – with Attaboy you have 12″ or more between the two banks of cards, but with this the cards are right next to each other. Even if it looks like the cards are coming from one side and being replaced at the other – as it does – the cards are just too close to not rule out that you did “something”.

In fact, I think you are better off doing The Glide and skipping using the Wink paddle altogether and you can achieve similar results. It is true that multiple cards can be forced easier using the Wink paddle. However, the more that the paddle is used the more the move arouses suspicion.

Effect: This is a very funny effect that took the country by storm during Gaetan’s lectures last year. There is lots of comedy potential with this prop.

Effect: Shuffle a pack of cards and place two packets in to the hypno-paddle. You ask Specky to cover one eye and stare at the other eye on the paddle. Move the cards one at a time from one packet to the other. The spectator tells you when to stop and you table that card. It is a completely free choice. You can do it 3 more times to reveal that he stopped you on the four aces!!!

You can repeat it as often as you like. This is a fun and baffling way to force one or any number of cards. The method is just as much fun as the effect.

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Approx. Price: $24.95 (2004) ***

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1 review for Wink by Gaetan Bloom

  1. Andy Martin

    I love Attaboy, but this is not as convincing.

    The inspiration for this effect comes from the old Jack Hughes effect: Attaboy. However, in my opinion it is not as convincing as Attaboy by quite a long margin. The device is made well enough in strong plastic and the art work for the eye is fine.

    The idea of taking cards from one side and replacing them on the other until a specator calls stop certainly leads to some interesting routines, one of which is detailed in the instructions. However, I don’t think it looks that convincing – with Attaboy you have 12" or more between the two banks of cards, but with this the cards are right next to each other. Even if it looks like the cards are coming from one side and being replaced at the other – as it does – the cards are just too close to not rule out that you did "something".

    In fact, I think you are better off doing The Glide and skipping using the Wink paddle altogether and you can achieve similar results. It is true that multiple cards can be forced easier using the Wink paddle. However, the more that the paddle is used the more the move arouses suspicion.

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