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Peter Nardi
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Thanks for review Ray. Really glad you like it.

Peter
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On 2011-11-12 09:29, nanaswan wrote:
No magicians are far to polite at dealers tables and although we don't shout classic force , gimmick etc we just take card and think for the grace of god go I. We wouldnt want out own effects spoilt so we don't spoil fellow magcians effects either. I havent seen Grail gimmick by the way but just know how most magicians act at convention dealers tables. IMHO


Absolutely. If this wasn't the case we would buy every effect from every stand. As it is, we probably buy just two or three.
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Is there a jumbo version of this effect?
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Reading Ray's coments, I've decided to take the plunge as I have never really been let down by any products that I have bought in the past from Alakazam. I only Plan on using this for walk around so hopefully it's not to much of a chore to do so. Will post coments when it arrives.

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So I bought this a while back and have just recently had the time to somewhat road test this baby. I wasn't a huge fan with the original effect but as for the gold edition, I love it. Let me just say that this is truly a reputation making effect, as with all prediction type effects it's all about the set up and delivery.

The method is not hard but it does require some work as there is a little mental math involved.That being said, it's not hard it's just something I find you need to get confident in as when performing (for me anywise) nerves and adrenaline can get in the way. I personally feel that the effect is super clean and really does leave them dumb founded as it hits that hard. Any experienced performer can make this a miracle as I stated above, it's your presentation and it's all about focusing on the set up, delivery and focusing on the spectators reaction to drive this effect home.

I feel Peter has released a gem to the community with this gold addition and always look forward to his releases.

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I just received this and Wow is all I can say. I went straight for the new presentation using the envelope with the prediction in it. You give the prediction envelope with card inside to the spec before the effect begins. Yes, you can show the deck face up as totally shuffled with all random cards, ask for any number between 1 and 52, and have the spec count down that number of cards to an exact match of the prediction card held by the them in the envelope since before you started.

They can name any number, the entire deck can be shown face up as completely randomly shuffled, and it works every time.

It does not get more magical than that.

This is genius level material. Purchase it right away, you will not be disappointed...

Well done and thanks to the team behind the effect,
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Peter Nardi
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Thank you so much for the kind words guys.

Regards

Peter
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I think there is too many mental calculation to be cool during the routine. Even if writen on the cards deck. However the grail move is great.
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On 2012-01-06 16:21, oly92 wrote:
I think there is too many mental calculation to be cool during the routine. Even if writen on the cards deck. However the grail move is great.


Think of it as a sta***d deck. When I first started learning Osterlinds BCS, I felt the same way. After puting the time in, it now comes second nature and I use it often. Just play with it for a few min a day and you'll get it down.

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Please quit talking about this. I received mine two weeks ago and performed it for a group a couple of days ago. Between this and Cameron Francis' "Annhilation Deck" I'm afraid I've set the bar too high. So let's just keep this one amongst ourselves, shall we?

Seriously, I am in awe of both the effect and the reaction it gets. I also started out with the envelope routine, and look forward to presenting it with the two deck presentation. It is so clean! Thanks Peter for bringing this out...I hope it remains a mystery.
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The two deck routine is great for weddings! The way the Bride and Groom each select the same card is just priceless if framed properly. I also agree with now putting this thread to rest.

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I have another handling which I will perform on an upcoming Alakazam news Smile

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On 2012-01-06 16:29, stempleton wrote:
I hope it remains a mystery.

Sorry, number one in the Penguin sales chart for weeks.
Nuff said.
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A question, after the effect is finished, are you left with a full, examinable deck which you can use for any other card effects? Thanks
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On 2012-01-15 01:11, MagicianDM wrote:
A question, after the effect is finished, are you left with a full, examinable deck which you can use for any other card effects? Thanks


I doubt it
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On 2012-01-15 01:11, MagicianDM wrote:
A question, after the effect is finished, are you left with a full, examinable deck which you can use for any other card effects? Thanks

You can, but you're betting against your own luck and your spectator's luck Smile
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On 2012-01-15 01:11, MagicianDM wrote:
A question, after the effect is finished, are you left with a full, examinable deck which you can use for any other card effects? Thanks


How about "Can you use the spectator's own deck?" At some point you have to determine if an effect is strong enough on its own. In regards to your first question, remember the spectator spreads through the deck right after they are removed, so that removes any necessity in the spectator's mind to do it again. And yes, you could use the cards for the next effect, depending on what it is, but I agree with the others who have responded to this. With this item, if you feel the demo vids are strong enough (and they are a true representation!) you can do "The Grail" quite convincingly.
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Mr. Nardi, got my Grail finally. Very pleases with the method, DVD explantation, and gimmick.

Big fan sir! Keep up the excellent work! Thank you!
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Thanks for the replies guys, mine should arrive soon Smile
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Hi,

I have Think and was looking at purchasing The Grail
How hard is the sleight?

Thanks
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