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While I am not a novice to the use of Loops which is a great gimmick to amaze the spectators I purchased the Loops Download from Ellusionist.com. I am had hoped that the downloads would take my loops handling to a new level… was I wrong these videos took my understanding way past what I was expecting.

The videos are filmed in HD so the videos are the high quality that you except from Ellusionist and the instructors are second to none in teaching style and bringing the magic right to your door step.

So let me break it down for you and give you review of each volume of the set. Because I don’t believe that one review can cover all three of these DVD/ Downloads.

Length of the video is 30 minutes and begins by Nathan discussing the basics of Loops and the management of loops so that they will not break so easy. He demonstrates how to stretch the loop so that they will last longer.

Next is the performance section where Nathan performs the different effects for spectators that just love watching magic and that makes it amazing for them and a great atmosphere to perform in.

After the performance section Nathan begins the instructional part and he is a excellent teacher and parts of the video he uses a rubber band so that we can see where the loop would be placed on the hand. But since a rubber band isn’t a loop he does have to switch back and forth between the rubber band and the loop which is understandable. And the instructions are clear and well taught.

Spirit force...
A card is freely selected by the spectator and returned to the deck. Then the deck is placed face up on the table and a object like a knife or fork points to the selected card. This effect is powerful because the spectator doesn’t really know what is going to happen and when it does they are amazed.

Nathan goes over this effect very well and it is so simple and easy that every beginner should learn this one before going on to more advanced loops effects. The setup and clean up parts are covered.

Haunted pack…
A card is freely selected and returned to the deck. The deck is then placed face down on a table. The magician waves his hands and with a magic word the deck mysteriously separates and one card pops out of the deck. It is shown to be the selected card, and all may be handed out to the audience for immediate examination.

This is Self Revealing Card as published in Animated Miracles by Yigal Mesika and Nathan does the effect justice by explaining every little detail to make the effect just amaze the spectators.

Also taught is a variation on how to do this effect with multiple spectators selecting the card and how to perform it right in the spectators hand.

NOTE: During the discussion on clothing and lights Nathan mentions that he likes using the Black Ghost Deck available at Ellusionist.com…. Ellusionist isn’t selling these decks nor are they planning on selling anytime soon.

Possessed Band…
Note: During the performance section Nathan begin by performing Crazy Man Handcuffs this is not taught on the video. A rubber band is floated in front of the spectator then removed from the air by the spectator. You just cringed at that comment expecting that they have just broke a loop but don’t worry since Nathan covers this effect without breaking a loop. This effect is stunning and you will fine it easy to learn

Outflow…
This effect is where the matches just seems to jump up out of the box with just a wave of you hand. Stunningly effective trick and is done with just something that you would pick up at a bar.

Final thoughts…. Nathan covers everything that is discussed in detail and he gives more performance tips and management tips.

During the credits they show outtakes of the filming and you get to watch Nathan get tongue tied. Very funny and enjoyable.

Overall this video is great for beginners and if you are just starting out with Loops then this video will ease your fears of using Loops and give you a starting point.

Available at Ellusionist.com
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Thanks for the detailed review. Nate has been one of my favorite performers and teachers in magic ( Box Monster, Out of The Box, etc. ) and this is exciting to hear he hit another home run. Give us MORE KRANZO is all I can say!!!!
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Awesome, love Kranzo! Hoping to see a Volume 2 and 3 review as well Smile
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WOW, Great Job.
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SleepingJag,

From the Northeast to the South, thanks for the detailed review. These DVDs seem to offer very powerful effects which are clearly taught. These dvds could be teh dvd set of the year.

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Michael
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SleepingJag thanks for the nice review!

All the best,

Kranzo
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Just curious - how does the Haunted Pack method here compare to the Valentine Pack method (a Steve Valentine method, hence the name) published on John George Close-up Magic Vol.1?
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On 2007-05-25 11:11, doug brewer wrote:
Just curious - how does the Haunted Pack method here compare to the Valentine Pack method (a Steve Valentine method, hence the name) published on John George Close-up Magic Vol.1?

Hey Doug... Sorry I don't have that series so I can't compare.

Nathan no problem the video sells itself and I am just passing it on.
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Hi Doug,

It is basically the same as the original Mesika routine only I've added some very cool subtleties that will throw off anyone wise.

Also have a very cool way to get the card to fly out of the pack....and the clean up is a little smoother.

All the best,

Kranzo
check out MINDZILLA VOL. 2!!! Brand New Effects. Instant Downloads. Watch Demo Videos. Click below!!!

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Thanks for the review.
I look forward to your review of the other two videos.
Of the three, which one do you like/recommend most?
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Cool. The Mesika method is a very strong method, but you're a little entangled at the end. I'm sure you've cleaned this up. Valentine's ends with the loop free of the deck. Excited to see the work you have on these Nate, you always are very creative. Garcia's butterfly effect is very cool also.
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Perfect time to snag this DVD/Download with the NEW Invisible Elastic Bands E is selling.....
check out MINDZILLA VOL. 2!!! Brand New Effects. Instant Downloads. Watch Demo Videos. Click below!!!

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