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Topic: Gregory Wilson’s Pyrotechnic Pasteboards DVD
Message: Posted by: wu tang (Nov 3, 2002 01:07AM)
I was wondering if anyone could give a review on that dvd.
Message: Posted by: korttihai_82 (Nov 7, 2002 05:30AM)
Good DVD. Not as good as card stunts. For working performer Greg´s ambitious card routine is worth price of the DVD. There is also good routine that has time travel theme. The ending is very good and fooled me badly. There the deck is transformed into card box in blink of an eye. It looks amazing. There is also Wilson version of David Williamson 51 cards to pocket that I consider to be better that Williamsons. Other Wilson variation on Williamsons effect is three card trick. Three cards are counted and there is always four. It is little similar to Dan Garrets four card reiteration. The ending is very good and allows you to display normal deck of cards as 3-4 decks.
Then there is flourish way to cut to four aces and spectator cuts to aces that wasn´t very good. Also the ending, FISM aces is big disapointment.
There is some moves explained and Gregs backstage pass is one that i started using immediately after seeing it.
Still if you liked card stunts you will probably like this DVD also.
Message: Posted by: iwillfoolu (Nov 8, 2002 09:31PM)
I was very dissappointed that there wasn't even one effect that involved fire. This is still a great tape with tons of touches on classics. A great buy for the intermediate to advanced card worker.
Message: Posted by: Sybilmagic (Jan 5, 2003 03:58PM)
I just watched it and was impressed by many of the above effects, but I really liked the spectator cutting the aces. I thought it was direct and entertaining. I really like the big deck illusion. I think it is funny and convincing. I am sure I will use that a lot. The pass is a good variation.
Message: Posted by: Geoff Weber (Jan 6, 2003 12:37PM)
I just bought a bunch of stuff and this dvd was the only real disappointment. FISM aces looks a lot like the Boomerang Card of Death. If you already know how to do Audley Walsh's spinner, neither of these presentation are all that groundbreaking. The one part of the whole tape that really caught my attention was the cards jumping back into the card case, which relies on a gimmick that he doesn't even explain how to make! If you aren't going to teach something, just leave it off the tape entirely. I hate being teased like that.
Message: Posted by: Schaden (Jan 6, 2003 05:23PM)
Well... Geoff he tells you what the case is. I think it is very hard to make one of those cases by your-self. All it is, is a modifed flash colour changing card case.

Message: Posted by: ferretface (Jan 7, 2003 03:31PM)
On 2002-11-07 06:30, korttihai_82 wrote:
Good DVD. Not as good as card stunts.
I agree, Card Stunts was better. :cool:
Message: Posted by: BenSchwartz (Jan 8, 2003 01:39AM)
I bought the DVD and I thought it was great. I loved the spectator cuts to the aces. I LOVED FISM aces. Definetly my favorite on the DVD. This will definetly go into my act. The deck switch was awesome. His cards to pocket was very cool. Man, every single of these routines were great. He was very entertaining and the quality of the DVD is SUPERB. I am mostly into coins, but this stuff has gotten me excited about some card stuff.
Message: Posted by: Dove84 (Aug 19, 2004 12:53AM)
I really like his Backstage Pass. The ambitious routine with the blank deck was also very good. I haven't seen Card Stunts, but I liked this a lot.