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We explain it in the DVD. The routine is : you punch a hole, with a Flik, it moves and after you can show people that it has moved. We explain a little subtlety in the DVD that cells the fact the hole has jumped.

You can show the face of the card after having punched it, I won't say too much why but those who have the trick will understand Smile

And also, the handling was thought so they see a hole at one place and after, it is at the other side.

So the hole just jump once.

Thanks again for those kind word, it is truly amazing..
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In this video, you do not show the act of hole-punching the business card. If I were to purchase this, can I do it the same way on my business card (without showing the act of hole-punching), but having the spectator sign the business card?

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Mike

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On 2013-09-26 13:29, Alex DLF wrote:
Thanks for all the comments ! 3 days until the release, I'm more than excited !

For those who asked, here is the uncut video of Flik with a business card, hope you will like Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXSaLw6aa_4
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Completely Smile the routine with cards can easily be done with business cards, same moves, pretty similar gimmick and you can punch the hole in front of the spectator and let them handle the punched card with their signature Smile

I do recommend darker business to make it better Smile
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Is any sleight of hand required? Like a double lift, in order to complete the effect?

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You can see a full performance right here (by Kyle Marlett), you should have your answers Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7EuaY225mA
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Can you make the hole move without flicking the card?
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Yes and no Smile You saw that piece in the trailer, at 00:17, so it is doable in the real world. As I said, you won't have as much control as you have with the Flik but you can still do it !
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Alex,
I purchased and received this early this morning but only had 60 seconds for a quick glance and had to run.
What I saw looked VERY cool! Me likey!!!
My thought was to try and combine it with "Tag" since that's a favorite of mine and already requires a hole punch.

I was planning on making a red version since I am primarily a red guy. Smile
Does blue look significantly better?
Am thinking maybe that is why you opted for blue.
Just curious your opinion, at the next opportunity I will see for myself.
Thanks,
Bill
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Combine that with Tag could be awesome ! First do Flik and then go into Tag ! Smile Thanks for your review Smile

Why blue ? Well that's a hard question. In fact, I honestly thought it looks better in blue (for some reasons, you will maybe understand if you have the trick) and believe me, I made quite a few red gimmicks before being able to choose. Even if the red card / black surface under it has a nice contrast, people see clearly the hole moved with the blue gimmick. And I use more blue decks than red so that was quite a personnal choice Smile As you state, making a red gimmick with the stuff provided won't cost you too much money and time Smile

One tip is to, if you can, wear black shirt or tee shirt or some colored clothes to make a good contrast with the blue card.

Each gimmick is handmade by me so I put a lot of care into them.
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No answer to the "any sleights required question"
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Since insight pmed me his question because he don't wan't to expose anything, I didn't answer it here. But I don't think saying just a DL is nedeed for it will give too much away Smile
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On 2013-10-10 13:03, Alex DLF wrote:
You can see a full performance right here (by Kyle Marlett), you should have your answers Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7EuaY225mA


This is one of the demos I was talking about in my earlier question. In this video
0:57 - spectator signs one side of the card
1:11 - hole is punched in card
1:18 - spectator can see exactly where the hole is punched on the front of the card
1:38 - hole Fliks to other side
1:46 - card is handed back to spectator with the hole in exactly the same place it was originally punched.

What am I missing?
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Kyle didn't do the handling we taught on the DVD. In the DVD, we explain everything you have to do to make the spectator feel that the hole has moved.

So if you follow the handling taught on the DVD, people will really think the hole has jumped, trust me.

But the interesting fact is that the woman doesn't seem to notice that, maybe it was luck Smile
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Combine that with Tag could be awesome ! First do Flik and then go into Tag ! Smile Thanks for your review Smile

Why blue ? Well that's a hard question. In fact, I honestly thought it looks better in blue (for some reasons, you will maybe understand if you have the trick) and believe me, I made quite a few red gimmicks before being able to choose. Even if the red card / black surface under it has a nice contrast, people see clearly the hole moved with the blue gimmick. And I use more blue decks than red so that was quite a personnal choice Smile As you state, making a red gimmick with the stuff provided won't cost you too much money and time Smile

One tip is to, if you can, wear black shirt or tee shirt or some colored clothes to make a good contrast with the blue card.

Each gimmick is handmade by me so I put a lot of care into them.


Actually, my initial thought was the other way around and use Flik AFTER Tag as a follow-up kicker, much the same as I perform using STC after a signed card routine, which works really well for me.
But it is true that I would then probably want them to sign another card rather than just using the already signed card like I do for STC. Ahh, but isn't half the fun experimenting and working all these things out?
I will make up a red one and see how it goes. My preference would be to have both red and blue anyway so no harm in trying. I don't think I need to cannibalize the blue one in order to make a red but didn't get a chance to check it out enough to see for sure.

Anyway, I'll report back later when I've had a chance to really look it over. But as I said before, so far I am very happy with what I see. The true test will be how long it lasts, hopefully I will get similar results to what you estimated.
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On 2013-10-10 16:36, barts185 wrote:
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On 2013-10-10 13:03, Alex DLF wrote:
You can see a full performance right here (by Kyle Marlett), you should have your answers Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7EuaY225mA


This is one of the demos I was talking about in my earlier question. In this video
0:57 - spectator signs one side of the card
1:11 - hole is punched in card
1:18 - spectator can see exactly where the hole is punched on the front of the card
1:38 - hole Fliks to other side
1:46 - card is handed back to spectator with the hole in exactly the same place it was originally punched.

What am I missing?



I agree with you totally buddy.

On the DVD it is quite clearly explained why you have both sides of the court card signed.

I was disappointed that this was missed out on this review.

I agree

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On 2013-09-17 18:06, Justin N. Miller wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l20yILKXMDI
Looks like WMS beat tao to the punch by one day, that's rough.
And the ORIGINAL one (WMS) looks AMAZING!

JM


Some say Flik is like Portal or other way around. Can Flik be shown front and back after the hole moves like in this video? And I like that the hole moves without flicking the card. I understand Portal may or may not be released, so if I pick up Flik, I'd like to be able to move the hole by shaking the card and turn it over to show the other side (albeit briefly and I understand the card is not signed). Thanks for your help.
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The gimmick can not be shown on both sides. That being said, the gimmick disappears into the deck and there is nothing to find. You should pick it up, it's super clever and a real worker.
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Yes, you can do the moving hole without the flik.

No, you can't show the other side of the card. Smile
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So, just to be clear, I want to make sure I understand this effect. (1) You have a card selected and signed; (2) you punch a hold in the card; (3) you show the face of the card so the spectator can see where the hole is; (4) after returning the card to deck and turning it face-down, you take the card, back to audience, and flick it -- causing the hole to visually jump from one side to the other; (5) you return the card to the top of the deck and turn it face-up; (6) you hand out the card by which it will be apparent to an observant spectator that the hole has not actually moved, but is in exactly the same place you originally punched it.

I understand that subtleties will be taught on the disk to suggest that the hole has moved. But as we all know, such subtleties do not work on everyone. Some will initially note the location of the hole in respect to their signature. Accordingly, it would appear that for many, the illusion will be completely destroyed when you return the card.

While I don't doubt this would be effective for audiences that don't pay any initial attention to the placement of hole, or are fooled by subtleties, it would seem to have limited usefulness for those that perform for more discerning spectators.
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I don't think I am saying too much. It is recommended that both top and bottom margins of the card be signed so that there is symmetry. But no, it is not magic and I agree won't fool everyone.
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