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mayniac
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I just saw this on BBM's site. Looks like it could be a real winner!

http://www.bigblindmedia.com/superstition.htm

-----A great new effect from the creative and slightly strange mind of Liam Montier! This is easier than a jigsaw with all the bits glued together!

Imagine offering your spectator the chance to select themselves a ‘lucky card’, which they do – say it is the Five Of Diamonds. You comment that while that is not a bad card, you have a REALLY good one that you keep on you at all times, attached to your keyring. It is trapped between two blank cards to ensure that nothing can happen to it. There are clearly only three cards on the keyring.

You then cleanly display your lucky card – say the Jack Of Spades. In a sudden display of goodwill, you offer to exchange lucky cards with the spectator, as you know your one is so good. Suddenly the Jack on your keyring CHANGES into the spectator’s Five Of Diamonds. Again, there are clearly ONLY THREE CARDS on the Keyring – the double blanks and the spectator’s selection. It looks cleaner than a soap-sudded gleaming thing with no grubby bits!

Calling attention back to what the spectator believed to be their selction, they now see a small hole has appeared through the corner. That is because, when they turn it over, they find it is the JACK OF SPADES, fresh off your keyring.

BONUS!

Superstition is SOOOO easy and visual that Liam just knew there was more to be done with it – and he was RIGHT. Also included on the DVD are FOUR sexy pieces of sexiness, all related to the hussy-like SUPERSTITION!

SANDWICH – A simplified version of the original Superstition, this effect features a totally new presentation, an even easier handling and a ‘regular card’ solution to the plot of a transposition between two selections while one is attached to your keyring.

THE HOUDINI EFFECT – An exciting, visual vanish of a signed ‘Houdini’ card, despite the fact it is clearly PADLOCKED between two security cards. You will LOVE the combination of simple sleight of hand, clever gaffs and sheer cheekiness!

TWILIGHT ZONE – Four red backed prediction cards reveal a selected card from a blue backed deck, despite being locked together on a keyring. The twilight zone part happens whenh the last prediction… no wait, that would be telling…

THE HOF THING – The classic ‘Hofzinser’ ace problem is reworked when four kings are clearly displayed face up and then PADLOCKED together. Despite these test conditions, the King matching the suit of a selection still turns face down – before changing into the actual selection! Everything can be examined in this true worker.

SUPERSTITION – IT IS COOL. BUY IT. BE HAPPY!-----



Anything from Liam is awesome and this seems to be no exception!
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Liam demed this a lot at Blackpool. It was a big hit. I love it. Easy to do and VERY deceptive.
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Errr, want to order it, but I am torn between whether I should get this or Identity by Richard Sanders..
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Nice, clever and deceptive looking effect. The effect plays well.

After viewing the demo video, I feel (IMHO) that one needs to rework the performance with regards to the handling, timing & patter (especially with regards to the key chain) so as to deliver the desired punch. The effect must be STRONGLY depicted as a transformation between two cards. Please take this as a positive suggestion. Thank you.

Just a humble opinion. Smile

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Thanks guys.

Ustaad - It is definitely more of a demo than a performance. My performing style is usually pretty 'geeky', and certainly not for everyone. Hence, the demo for this (and all the other DVD stuff) is toned down.

You can certainly experiment with structural changes - displaying your lucky card for less time might appeal to some folk, and those who want to justify the blanks will probably come up with their own ideas.

Currently, I'm saying that the double blanks protect the lucky card from being damaged, which is important as my lucky card is the only thing that stops me from falling down stairs and getting stuck in revolving doors, etc.

The most important part of any effect is 'making it yours'.

Thomas - Man, I just checked out that Identity thing, that is wicked!
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Punched in the Gafftastic dvd for me gets very good reactions. This dvd looks like it takes that routine and puts in 5 more variations. I will buy this later!
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Gafftastic was amazing and this looks awesom still. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Very cool!

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A bit of a different gimmick than the one in Gafftastic.
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He he! Gafftastic and Mr francis Killer Gaft, both AWESOM and recomend and yes, by the looks of things, this and those are entirely different!

There as different as being the Queens of Englands Cat and being ShipWrecked Smile

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Superstition by Liam Montier

Purchase from http://www.bigblindmedia.com

Effect: A great new effect from the creative and slightly strange mind of Liam Montier! This is easier than a jigsaw with all the bits glued together!


Imagine offering your spectator the chance to select themselves a ‘lucky card’, which they do – say it is the Five Of Diamonds. You comment that while that is not a bad card, you have a REALLY good one that you keep on you at all times, attached to your keyring. It is trapped between two blank cards to ensure that nothing can happen to it. There are clearly only three cards on the keyring.


You then cleanly display your lucky card – say the Jack Of Spades. In a sudden display of goodwill, you offer to exchange lucky cards with the spectator, as you know your one is so good. Suddenly the Jack on your keyring CHANGES into the spectator’s Five Of Diamonds. Again, there are clearly ONLY THREE CARDS on the Keyring – the double blanks and the spectator’s selection. It looks cleaner than a soap-sudded gleaming thing with no grubby bits!


Calling attention back to what the spectator believed to be their selection, they now see a small hole has appeared through the corner. That is because, when they turn it over, they find it is the JACK OF SPADES, fresh off your keyring.


BONUS!


Superstition is SOOOO easy and visual that Liam just knew there was more to be done with it – and he was RIGHT. Also included on the DVD are FOUR sexy pieces of sexiness, all related to the hussy-like SUPERSTITION!


SANDWICH – A simplified version of the original Superstition, this effect features a totally new presentation, an even easier handling and a ‘regular card’ solution to the plot of a transposition between two selections while one is attached to your keyring.


THE HOUDINI EFFECT – An exciting, visual vanish of a signed ‘Houdini’ card, despite the fact it is clearly PADLOCKED between two security cards. You will LOVE the combination of simple sleight of hand, clever gaffs and sheer cheekiness!


TWILIGHT ZONE – Four red backed prediction cards reveal a selected card from a blue backed deck, despite being locked together on a keyring. The twilight zone part happens when the last prediction… no wait, that would be telling…


THE HOF THING – The classic ‘Hofzinser’ ace problem is reworked when four kings are clearly displayed face up and then PADLOCKED together. Despite these test conditions, the King matching the suit of a selection still turns face down – before changing into the actual selection! Everything can be examined in this true worker.


What I say: Well, I’m a huge fan of Liam’s past work. His style is slick, simple and hard hitting which is what I like in magic.

Yet again the quality of this dvd is awesome. BBM never fails to do an awesome job. Filmed with multiple cameras, on location and with the best quality camera’s available. The gaffs included are all top quality and you have everything you need to begin performing.

The effect itself is just awesome. I do however have an underlined fear that those who watch the demo to this will just see what they are presented with and pass on the DVD through belief they know all there is to know. This is soooo not the case. What you see is impressive but by no means the ultimate. This is just the beginning. Liam goes through some more awesome version of the effect including possibly my favourite version which is Houdini. Those of you who see this will agree it’s just gorgeous effect. There will be so many thoughts that will pop into your head from the onset about how to alter this to fit your own style. You can use any cards you want as Liam teaches you how to make everything you need very easily. Also, you don’t just have to lock this onto a keyring. Liam also uses a mini padlock in the DVD. But finding different things to bind them with will truly unlock your imagination.

But I hear you ask “But how does it play to an audience?” well, you’ll be happy to know it stuns them. Total disbelief and confusion glazes over their face. The failure to grasp what has happened is priceless. They do, however, tend to grab for the cards in shock. But, I quite like tearing their lucky card from the keying and letting them keep it.

The potential of this trick is just awesome. I think it’s a great effect and one that everyone should check out, don’t take it at face value because there is so much more you can do. If you don’t buy superstition... a cat with jump up at you and scratch your face of..... true.... not a lie.... innless you don’t believe is Superstitions that is.

Check it out!


Jamie Daws
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How easy is this effect?
JamieD
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DEAD easy!

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Can't get the video to play. Any other links or demo's out there?

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I've been using this in my restaurant work all this week and it has been going down very well. Recommended!!!
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A great effect. I like much of Liam's effects as they are clearly aimed at the worker and all are practical, direct and get a great response.
This one is well worth buying. For the spec it's easy to follow and truly magical.
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The demo no longer works.

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Got this from an online dealer, the cover said it comes with custom gimmick, but I found nothing. May someone help me?
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