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emyers99
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Top notch package. Everything is as advertised. The props are great quality. The video is very well shot. And Bill is just an all-around likable guy to watch/listen to. Unlike most products that come out, this package actually does serve a purpose and fill a legitimate need. Everyone needs an emergency show kit and having one that packs small/light is a fantastic bonus. As promised, you could literally perform this as is, right out of the box if you want to. Most people, however, will probably not do so but will adapt the concept to effects they like/already perform. IMO, the package comes with a strong opener (5 card opener) and two super strong effects that could both be closers (Smart Ass and Invisible). The other three effects are "middles" in my view. All good effects, but I think a lot of people will swap some or all of those for other effects. I currently open with 5 card opener/box and close with my version of smart ass. But because Pokerface and Invisible Closer are both card effects...making for a total of 4 card tricks, I will likely swap those two out for say Fiber Optics and another non-card effect. But that's just me. You might like the package as is.

The teaching is superb as usual with Bill and you will learn a lot of great material and concepts you can apply to create your own packs smart/small show. Even if you already have some of the effects (I already had all but the tic tac effect), this package is easily worth the price and gets my highest recommendation. If you perform the 5 card opener, the addition of the parlor size cards in double decker format will be worth the price alone. The visibility is ramped up and the packet is now super thin and even more deceptive. My only small negative is that I think an ID should have been included for the invisible closer. Granted everyone should already have one but having a spare would have been a great bonus.

Bottom line: superb and very much worth the price.
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Thanks for the review Eric, nice job!
Really like the idea of the parlor DD's for the 5 card repeat, that was a worthwhile addition for sure.
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Eric,

I'm late to the party! Thank you for your very flattering and thorough review of the Pack Smart Play Anywhere Show. So glad you enjoyed it and gleaned so much from it.
I really appreciate the feedback and respect your opinion.

Bill
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Javamantis,

Thanks for your review as well, such a nice surprise hidden on page 2 of the thread lol

Cheers
Bill
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Here's a review from full-time pro Cris Johnson of the Pack Smart Play Anywhere Show:

"Before I get into this brief review, a bit of background. I'm a full time magician and have been 12 years, working primarily schools and corporate events. Recently I've gotten tired of hauling around big props so I'm adopting the pack small, play big attitude. Over the last few months I have purchased a ton of mentalism stuff in an effort to play big without hauling all the crap. In short, it's taken me years to catch up to the most forward thinkers in our industry.

I've purchased a ton of Bill Abbott stuff over the years and I've never been disappointed. with this new release, Bill hands you a complete show that can play for huge audiences or small ones. I almost didn't buy this as I felt I had enough material, and especially I already owned the Five Card Repeat and Smart Ass decks.

rather than buy the entire kit, I just bought the DVD and book. There is so much good stuff here, but the biggest lesson is how Bill explains that a tic tac effect can play to the back of a huge theater and why. Simply great.

Additionally, his work on the center tear cleans up several issues I've had with this classic of mentalism for decades. I laughed out loud as Bill pointed out the issues I had - "Someone is actually SAYING it!" I thought. I've known how to do the tear for years but it was simply a mindset thing, and after watching Bill's DVD, I did it the following day for a magician friend, one with very little experience in mentalism and promptly blew him away.

I'm not going to go into detailed descriptions of the effects - Bill does that on his trailer. I will say that any and all sleight of hand is minimal. Bill is more interested in entertaining and connecting with audiences and it shows.

When you've been a full time professional as I have for as long as I have (12 years) it can sometimes be a trap to fall into the "Oh, I know all I need to know" line of thinking. After watching this DVD, I'm not afraid to admit I can still learn a ton!

I've picked up a lot of great stuff in 2015, and this has to be at the top of the list. HIGHLY recommended!!"
joshuaweidner
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Does anyone know if Bill will be making these available again and if so, when? I somehow missed the boat on this and would absolutely LOVE to get my hands on not only the pack, but the lecture as well. I know Bill's website says they are closed tentatively until the Fall of 2015 but I'm not sure when it will be back up. Any information would be amazing.

Thanks so much,

Joshua Weidner
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This thread is two and a half years old, but I'm adding my 2 cents and bumping it to the "recents" list.

The pack is sporadically available again and I took advantage of it! I haven't performed it yet, but have been practicing it religiously and hope to incorporate it into my routine soon (with some additions and subtractions... I don't think the Tic Tac routine would work for me).

Best of all... I had a question on one of the routines, so I PM'ed Bill here on the Café. He freakin' answered me within an hour!
Tada!...

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Thanks Dapperdan.

This is it. It all ends in less than 8 hours.
The complete 35 minute show that you can throw in your carry-on, briefcase or glove box is back, in stock, shipping and on sale for another 8HRS! Between now 12pm EST purchase the PSPA Complete Pro Pack and receive $40 off the regular price.

Sale Ends at Noon.
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