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Topic: REVIEW: Big Blind Media Presents Adam Cooper’s Darkwave ESP
Message: Posted by: StraightTalkMagicReviews (Feb 2, 2020 04:16PM)
REVIEW: Big Blind Media Presents Adam Cooper’s Darkwave ESP
RATING: 9 out of 10
LINK TO REVIEW: http://straighttalkmagicreviews.com/?p=1859
PRICE: $30
Message: Posted by: AdamCooper (Feb 4, 2020 10:45AM)
Thanks for such a great review!!! I'm so glad you like it!!!
Message: Posted by: DonB! (Feb 12, 2020 09:39PM)
Received mine today: they are great!
Message: Posted by: Papa Legba (Mar 7, 2020 03:30AM)
In the uk, these are more than double the price of DMC Elites.
Message: Posted by: Pugwash (Mar 7, 2020 05:05AM)
They do seem quite expensive. Are they plastic or waterproof?
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Mar 9, 2020 05:04AM)
I thought this wasn't available until the 16th?
Message: Posted by: AdamCooper (Mar 10, 2020 05:35AM)
[quote]On Mar 9, 2020, rowdymagi5 wrote:
I thought this wasn't available until the 16th? [/quote]

They are currently on pre sale but are officially released on the 16th :)
Message: Posted by: AdamCooper (Mar 10, 2020 05:39AM)
[quote]On Mar 7, 2020, Papa Legba wrote:
In the uk, these are more than double the price of DMC Elites. [/quote]

Hi Papa,

Looking onlin the DMC Elites are around about £20 a deck on average, Darkwave ESP is on presale for about £28 so it's not quite as bad as double but I understand you want to know what you're paying for.

Each deck contains 2 sets of 15 cards, one in black and one in red. Each set contains 3 of each of the standard Zenner symbols (Circle, Cross, Wavey Lines, Square and Star). Plus 15 unique images and words which allow you to carry out “advanced testing”. This allows you to perform a book test and to pick up on your spectators’ thoughts about the advanced image. Additionally each pack contains 1 double backers, 4 double facers and one blank faced card which will allow you to get the most out of your deck.

Now the most interesting part, the method. Each card is marked in such a way as to allow you to obtain the required information about any card that has been selected. So what I hear you cry, most ESP decks are marked. The back design of these cards have been kept as minimal as possible to allow you to read them as quickly as possible. For that reason, only the symbol and colour are marked. The Darkwave system allows you to learn which image and word is on a selected card in real time as if you were actually reading your spectators mind. Best of all, the entire thing requires no memory work! As there is a crib provided which can be used in full view of your audience.
As long as you have a basic grasp of ESP cards, you will be able to use this system almost instantly.

Each deck comes with a booklet which outlines the basic handling and use of the deck and a link will give you access to an in-depth video tutorial on the use of the deck and routines to get you started.

The amount of work that has gone into this, along with the unique method is the reason for the cost. These cards are ment as a multifunctional mentalism tool.
Message: Posted by: Papa Legba (Mar 13, 2020 08:07PM)
[quote]On Mar 10, 2020, AdamCooper wrote:
[quote]On Mar 7, 2020, Papa Legba wrote:
In the uk, these are more than double the price of DMC Elites. [/quote]

Hi Papa,

Looking onlin the DMC Elites are around about £20 a deck on average, Darkwave ESP is on presale for about £28 so it's not quite as bad as double but I understand you want to know what you're paying for.

Each deck contains 2 sets of 15 cards, one in black and one in red. Each set contains 3 of each of the standard Zenner symbols (Circle, Cross, Wavey Lines, Square and Star). Plus 15 unique images and words which allow you to carry out “advanced testing”. This allows you to perform a book test and to pick up on your spectators’ thoughts about the advanced image. Additionally each pack contains 1 double backers, 4 double facers and one blank faced card which will allow you to get the most out of your deck.

Now the most interesting part, the method. Each card is marked in such a way as to allow you to obtain the required information about any card that has been selected. So what I hear you cry, most ESP decks are marked. The back design of these cards have been kept as minimal as possible to allow you to read them as quickly as possible. For that reason, only the symbol and colour are marked. The Darkwave system allows you to learn which image and word is on a selected card in real time as if you were actually reading your spectators mind. Best of all, the entire thing requires no memory work! As there is a crib provided which can be used in full view of your audience.
As long as you have a basic grasp of ESP cards, you will be able to use this system almost instantly.

Each deck comes with a booklet which outlines the basic handling and use of the deck and a link will give you access to an in-depth video tutorial on the use of the deck and routines to get you started.

The amount of work that has gone into this, along with the unique method is the reason for the cost. These cards are ment as a multifunctional mentalism tool. [/quote]

Adam,
many thanks for the very useful description of Darkwave.
Alakazam are selling DMCs for £17.99 and, as you say, Darkwave is available for £28 so I apologise for my inaccurate gripe. I could have sworn someone was selling them for £39 though.