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To those enquiring about the load video it's here: https://www.facebook.com/Readmymindltd/v......2911288/

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Quick update: The Article has been released 3 days and half the stock have now sold. The edition size is 100, so be quick if you want to snag one Smile

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This is fantastic!!! This is open to so many routine ideas, headline predictions, confabulations, football scores etc etc, the list goes on!! Again this is open to loads of routine ideas! The spectator can even remove the contents of the envelope themselves you then very cleanly open the small envelope and they can remove the contents with nothing fishy whatsoever! This is so clean and so clever!!!! I love this! Gonna be working on a routine using this device very soon and will make a perfect closer to a show I have coming up in a couple of weeks!! This is a reputation maker for sure! I believe Looch has sold over half of these so not many left, grab one while you can!
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Mine arrived today. Pick any superlative. Yep. That describes it. Looch has given us a gift that makes doing predictions (and many other things) so easy you will feel guilty using it, if you can get one before they sell out.
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On Aug 16, 2017, Daren wrote:
This is fantastic!!! This is open to so many routine ideas, headline predictions, confabulations, football scores etc etc, the list goes on!! Again this is open to loads of routine ideas! The spectator can even remove the contents of the envelope themselves you then very cleanly open the small envelope and they can remove the contents with nothing fishy whatsoever! This is so clean and so clever!!!! I love this! Gonna be working on a routine using this device very soon and will make a perfect closer to a show I have coming up in a couple of weeks!! This is a reputation maker for sure! I believe Looch has sold over half of these so not many left, grab one while you can!



Thanks Daren, I'm glad it arrived safely and that you love it!
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Francis O'Sullivan reviewed The Article yesterday, I have copied and pasted it below.

This arrived yesterday and it's a thing of beauty.

The 'tool' itself is very-well made and should last a lifetime; sturdy, robust and utterly innocent-looking. It is not devlishly complex involving advanced micro-circuitry, which is a good thing. It is a great, reliable tool which you can depend on to facilitate miracles. The instruction video and pdf are eminently clear and cover everything you need to know. The thinking involved is clever and devious. I think you will find it hard to stifle a smile of smugness and satisfaction when you perform it when the job has been done! Like many mentalism effects, and many magic and sleight effects full-stop really, it is a bold method, but the main 'move' is almost not even a move in that it doesn't involve any unnatural bodily movement as you (or your audience-member) take out the clip-board with prediction attached to it. The ad copy is absolutely clear and honest - that is exactly what will happen in performance if you wish (you can take out the clip-board or she can with some care). You may have seen the brief video Looch did showing the load of the prediction and this is how smooth it is.

I haven't used it yet in performance but this is very simple to carry off.
There are other methods, of course, to achieve similar results and it is a great and perennial plot - Banachek's recent release, Luce Volpe had one a few years back etc. (or even a billet-knife anyone?) - but this release by Looch is so beautiful, simple, clean and effective that I can think of none better if you want to perform a 'headline prediction' sort of effect. Unless someone genuninely develops the power to predict the future, X-Man style, there will be always be some 'compromise' in creating the illusion of this ability, but this is the least compromised version I can think of. It can be used for the sort of prediction you can hand to someone, sealed, a week before a performance and then blow their socks off when they open it on the set day in your presentation (as Looch famously did), or instead you can use it for holding a prediction in full-view from the start of your show (hanging from ceiling etc.), in which you can reveal you predicted things which came up in the course of the show (as long as you can have a quick moment or two to jot relevant things down occasionally - should not be a problem and Looch covers how he does this). One can always nit-pick, and the only pedantic point I can think of at the moment is that a few more envelopes would have been nice. But this really is being pedantic.

Like anything, a tool is a tool, and your performance is what makes any effect/routine special. However, this is a tool for making miracles of a distinctively impressive sort - predictions. And what a tool it is. Thanks for releasing this Looch. A brilliant effect enabled by a wonderfully ingenious, elegantly simple, tool. If one is a professional 'mage' then I can see this paying back its investment many times over. It is ideally suitable for stage or publicity stunts, but could even be used in parlour sort of set-ups if managed right. Heck, a part-timer/hobbyist could even use it in their work-place for their colleagues for a special occasion or presentation.

So go and create wonders!

Very best,
Francis

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Thank You Francis, reading reviews like this make all the stress of releasing a product worthwhile!

As of this moment less than 30 remain Smile
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On Aug 16, 2017, jaizon wrote:
Mine arrived today. Pick any superlative. Yep. That describes it. Looch has given us a gift that makes doing predictions (and many other things) so easy you will feel guilty using it, if you can get one before they sell out.


Thanks Jaizon, looking forward to seeing what you do with it 🙂
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Ive set up a Facebook owners group for those who have purchased The Article. To access it head over to the Read My Mind page and find out how to access it. There has already been a really cool idea from one owner Daren Rotherham.
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Hey guys,

I just bought this from a Café Member that was going to use it as a headline prediction, but then the actual event got cancelled.

So happy to have snatched one up before they sell out.

Looking forward to receiving it.

I will head on over to the Read My Mind page to see how I can access the Facebook group.

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Alex Alejandro
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Quick message to those following the thread. I have less than 10 remaining and all orders made yesterday going forward wont be posted until Tuesday due to a performances over the weekend. Many thanks for your continued support, I am overwhelmed with how this has sold and I am so happy that everyone is enjoying it. The Owners group on FB is packed full of ongoing ideas by people. Smile
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The effect reminds me very much of the "impossible envelope" from Paul Stockman
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