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MichalMystic
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Ok I watch the demo and like most was amazed... I then saw the demo for magic Murphys review show and first thing I thought... Hmmm hole didn't really move on the "real card"... Then I thought maybe I'm thinking like a magician... So I showed the same video to friends 4 of them so far.... Every one of them noticed the whole didn't move when the card was given back..
So I don't think k it's a fair statement to say they won't notice... Now would have they notice if performed in front of them maybe not.... But it a catch 22 spectators are smarter then we think but also aren't as smart as we think.....
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Please read above Smile Kyle didn't do the "right" handling. We explain on the DVD how to make sure people won't notice that the hole hasn't moved Smile

Some people already tried it in the real world and they will all say that there is no problem with that. As I said before, you don't even have to show the face of the card.
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I really like the visual. I would hope the hole does move to all the specs of course. The business card adaptation is what really intrigues me.
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Videoman,
Yes, it does call for setting it in front of spectators. A little misdirection works nicely. I simply ask for someone to hand me the sharpie while I do the dirty work. No one notices.
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BTW, this is an effect that can be combined very nicely with several other effects, such as using equivoque techniques like that used by Greg Arce in his routine Floater, in his book Deep Thought. He has another effect in the same book called "Emotion-All" that could also be combined with this effect, using a heart shaped hole punch instead of a circle hole-punch and incorporating that into one of the emotions from Greg's routine.

I have another routine that I am working on with this that I am very excited about! I had just about given up on moving holes until this came out. This got the juices flowing.

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I received my FLIK a week ago and can not see this fitting into my pro set. The video refers to DST to hold the gimmick but it is not a precise trigger as it largely depends on pressure and age of DST (how many times used.) Some times it takes two, three or four flicks but when used a few times sit may self trigger. Not for me sadly. Was so excited about this too.
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We can't please everyone Smile

I had nothing but great success with Flik, you could also find a way to hqver more control on it, using your fingers Smile

From reading some reviews, people seems to like it Smile maybe use fresh dst so you know how much you should wear it before using it.. I really had not a single problem with my flik Smile
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I think the working of the gimmick is some sort of balance between the freshness of what moves the gimmick and the amount and freshness of the DST. I am sure that a working solution can be found but a suspect more than one person will find this to be less reliable than is acceptable to them. It does look good when it works
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When it works on cue it looks incredible, it really does. But there are too many variables to achieve the same outcome each time. Not for me that's all.
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I can understand Smile Thanks for being honest !
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I haven't yet had anyone suggest that the hole didn't really move. To them "They saw it move". Do they think that later perhaps?? Maybe....but all I can go by are the reactions I tend to get with it. Nothing will make me dump an effect faster than to see disinterested faces upon it's conclusion. So far, that hasn't been an issue at all with "FLIK". Eyes nearly pop out sometimes when the Hole jumps. Admittedly, I don't generally give more than a few seconds for people to think too hard about any effect I do....I move on and get them focused on whats next. When I'm finished usually there are some comments on specific effects but by then they just tend to remember what impressed them or what they liked best about something and little discrepancies rarely if ever are raised. I would think that to be typical for most of us... I just know that's what the case is for me.

I've been very happy with "FLIK" so far..... I've shown it enough and have gotten the reaction I want enough times to know that should I not get the reaction I'm looking for, it's on me. In my opinion it's a very clever, well made item and in my case I can't see it ending up in the drawer of Magical Misfits that we have:) I can't say whether or not this is for you. you'll have to decide.... I'm just glad we all don't do the same thing in every set... how boring that would be Smile

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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Even if it did not work all the time, the times it does work to good reactions says volumes IMO. Always have an out. If lackluster jaw dropping is not the norm, perhaps moving on would be in order. I try to give everything a chance and run it through the mill before posting in F/S or placing it in the already overcrowded top drawer with my other drawers. Smile

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One more thing... After doing it both ways several times, I've decided NOT to have the card signed. It just doesn't seem necessary to me. A couple times I've just shuffled the deck, "grabbed" the top card and said "watch this"....worked fine and the reaction was just as strong. Of course I seemingly put the card right into his hand afterwards. They definitely want to look at the card.

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Thanks guys ! In fact, you can put your own ideas in it. If you want it to be quick and strong thing or build it around a routine, it's up to you Smile
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Is it possible to make the hole move while the spec holds the card?
My first name rhymes with Magician
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On 2013-10-20 06:49, Christian Rey wrote:
Is it possible to make the hole move while the spec holds the card?


Well.. It's up to you, they could have the card while you're flicking it but after the moving part, they will take the card/gimmick which isn't a good thing. If you know you can take the card from them after the flick, then yes. But I wouldn't do it.
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This trick is some kind of an "eendagsvlieg".
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Why do you say that ?
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On 2013-10-27 18:56, saverle wrote:
This trick is some kind of an "eendagsvlieg".


An insect? Or.....? What the heck are you posting, saverle?
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What are folks using to hold the gimmick in place?
I can't get the right hold consistently, either too strong or too weak.
You can PM me.
Thanks,
Bill
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