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Haven't seen a thread for this one on here yet, please correct me if I'm wrong. Smile

UnderMagic (Red Mint, Emoticon) are releasing this very interesting effect by G Alexander.

"The classic effect of borrowing a card reinvented by G Alexander for the 21st Century. The magician comes in listening to his favorite music on his headphones. A spectator chooses a card and loses it again. The entire deck of cards fall into a backpack and it's shaken to mix the cards up. Now, the magician removes his headphones and inserts the cable into the backpack. After a few seconds, the magician pulls out the cable revealing to everyone's surprise that the cord is knotted around a card which turns out to be the chosen card.

Each gimmick has been manufactured by hand in our workshop and the method is so ingenious that you'll love it. The pack includes everything you need to make the effect and you can do it with a CD, pens, cards and nearly any object you can think of. A true miracle that is so easy to perform you will always carry it around. This download is in Spanish with English subtitles.

El clásico efecto de la carta pescada reinventado por G Alexander para el siglo XXI. El mago entra en escena escuchando su música favorita en sus cascos. Un espactador elige una carta y la pierde de nuevo. Se deja caer toda la baraja dentro de una mochila y se agita para mezclar las cartas. Ahora el mago se quita los cascos, introduce el extremo del jack dentro de la mochila y pasados unos segundos tira de él revelando para sorpresa de todos que el cable está anudado alrededor de una carta que resulta ser la egida.

Cada gimmick ha sido fabricado artesanalmente en nuestro taller, y el método es tan ingenioso que te encantará. El pack incluye todo lo necesario para realizar el efecto, y podrás hacerlo con CD, rotuladores, bolas, cartas y casi cualquier objeto que se te ocurra. Un verdadero milago muy fácil de hacer que querrás llevar siempre encima."
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Fishing – G Alexander

Product description : Everybody know the classic trick in which a spectator choose a card, put it back in the pack. The pack is then placed inside a bag and a rope is introduced, the magician places one end of the rope inside the bad and when he pulls, the rope has made a knot around the selected card. What Fishing does is that it modernises the plot but using earphones instead of a rope. But is it good ? Let's find out !

Price and where to buy it : This is sold at $49.95 and you can find it in nearly every Murphy's magic partner !

What you get : The packaging is interesting, they used the box earphones are usually supplied and stuck a sticker on it so you know it's the fishing trick. I really liked the fact they reused the box. Inside, you will find : a link to watch online instructions, those are very well made but at the same time, a little bit short. I would have liked that they went a little bit more in depth about the working of the trick. Still, you learn what you need to learn. You are also supplied with 4 gimmicks, each of one is used during the routine to make the whole thing work. They are very well made , you couldn't tell those earphone have been gimmicked (apart from the fact they don't work). Pretty happy with what I received.

Teaser :

The pros and the cons : Here is the core of my review, let's begin with the cons, as I will usually be doing, I prefer to keep the good things for the end.

The price is high but considering each gimmick has been made up by hand and you don't have any art and craft to do, I think the price is fair.
As I said, the earphones can't be used or examined.
Card can't be signed.

I've always wanted to do the classic rope trick but it felt unatural taking a rope out of nowhere for the trick. It now uses common props that the audience can relate to because almost everybody is using one of those. And making the connection with the audience is very important, they won't think it's something gimmicked if it is something they're all used to.
The quality of the whole thing is great, it works very well and you can use not only the classic papperbag but also a backpack for example so your whole routine feels more modern and justified.
Instructions, even if they're short, are well made and crystal clear. They do give you ideas on what to « fish » apart from cards and I think that, with a little bit of creativity, you can come up with amazing routines.
It packs small and plays big, you can use the routine in a close-up situation but in a cabaret one as well.

Overall rating : Finally the classic « rope » trick gets modernised and Undermagic has made a great job with great gimmick. Will I use it everytime ? Maybe not because it requires stuff like a bag etc.. But I really liked the whole routine and the reactions I got doing it were very good. A solid 3/4 hearts for me !

As for the difficulty level, a little force and you're good to go, 1/5 stars.

Similar products : The classic rope trick is still being sold today but if you want a more modern way of doing it, fishing is for you !

Thanks to Murphy's for sending me this product !

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Nice idea. Very contemporary.
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