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Is V2 available as a printed booklet? Or is Michael wait for stock? Thanks
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Mark and Alejandro thank you for your kind words. IAIN I know that Michael will have more physical copies on his website real soon. Maybe the next few days so definitely keep an open eye for it. Smile
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I am happy to say that there are more physical copies available on the MindFX site Smile

Best Wishes Michael
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Ordered!
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It is always good when an open prediction hits. Smile
Knowing how good Michael is at customer service though, I admit that it wasn't at all difficult to pull off. I hope you enjoy the material in the book IAIN and I am looking forward to reading your review. Thanks again for your trust in my work. It really means a lot.
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This is a fantastic book and I got more than I expected. This is one of my best purchases this year. Also, the material has also had me thinking in various directions I have never considered. This is very well written. For performers interested in mentalism then the routines within V are all extremely practical.
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For those of you how like Velvet, you can carry your pawn in the Quiver purse!
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@Joel
I am glad you like the material in the book. I recently found out that you also have some work on the which hand plot and I am looking forward to finding more about it. Smile
Thanks again for taking the time to post something here so that others who are interested in my work can have a more informed opinion. I really think that honest reviews are really useful especially in my case that people have not heard of me before.
@ Mr. Mindbender
I like the way you think. You have provided useful ideas to people who have bought my book in other posts as well. In case some people miss what you meant in your comment I should point out that you are saying that a Quiver purse is big enough not to only carry the pawn but the prediction as well so that you won't have to use an envelope. Smile
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Exactly, was just trying to be careful not to mention too much! More than happy to share my thoughts, I'm a big fan of V and look forward to whatever comes out next from you!
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Yes, I enjoyed this very much... the one I have picked to work on is the easy/hard version, something about it that feels a bit more suitable for me... very well put together, and I will be revisiting and picking another to study once I'm happy with it...

btw - I used to do a which hand using Promystic tech, so I'm going to go back my routine with that, but using the methods in V2...
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IAIN I am glad you are enjoying the material and have already started working on it. If the easy/hard version you are talking about is the routine Vox 2.0, I must say that it is one of my favourites as well. Make sure you pay special attention to the little details in the instructions (how to separate the instructions into 2 parts, and how you gesture with your hands to make things clear for the spectator to follow).
I would suggest giving Verbalist or Verbalist 2.0 a try as well as this is definitely a very good one. A few people have messaged me asking how I combine these routines in performances so I will just leave this here in case anyone else is wondering:
If there are more than one spectators (2-3) I perfrom one of the one person versions on one of them and then if they ask to see something again I perform Verbalist on another 2 spectators. If there is only one spectator I perform one of the one person versions (Veritas or Vox 2.0) and then I follow it up with Velvet. I think this is a good combination whenever you perform one of the routines and someone says "Do that again".
I know that many people use electronics for similar routines and of course, there is nothing wrong with that. I think there is a right time and a right place for everything. Smile
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Hello everyone. V² was recently made available on the Penguin Magic website. Their staff was very helpful in putting together a trailer for my book. I know that most magic trailers nowadays try to create a hype around the product and I honestly wanted the trailer for V² to be as honest as possible. That's why the trailer consists of video testimonials from other well-known performers who have either seen me perform the material of V² in person, or have even tried it for themselves. There is also a full unedited performance of one of the routines performed for you at home watching the video. I could not have asked for a better trailer. I hope you like it and feel free to share it with any of your friends on social media. Thanks in advance.
P.S.1: I would suggest watching the uncut performance so you can see in action the little details and nuances that I mention in the book.
P.S.2: If you already own the book and bought it from a different source, I would appreciate it if you could still leave an honest review on the Penguin Magic website so that people who are not familiar with my work can have a more informed opinion.
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/8653
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I recieved the book this week , I've read it and really enjoyed manos' s ideas on the which hand plot.
I enjoyed The verbalist for a two people routine, and velvet for the 1 person the most. There are also five other routines which are really good .
The book is full of great ideas , well explained . I know when I've got a good book when I can't put it down , and this was one of those books.
Looking forward to what manos brings out in the future .
Velvet is worth the price of the book imo
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V updated, along with Tequila hustler by Mark Elsdon, Operation Gemini by Red devil and Ring of Truth by Banachek are the 4 horsemen from apocalypse up to this point. They represent the very best methods for a which hand that we have so far. Anyone who is serious about it should get all of them.
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Arcane Grimoires Vol 1- http://www.maxhazy.com/arcane-grimoires/apocryphal-reach/

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I love the trailer on Penquin you have Manos.
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This is an excellent read and very usable material. After picking up Rock Paper Lies, by Jay Di Biase, I started searching for more routines that used a similar methodology. Jay actually recommended this book to me and so I picked it up from Michael Murray. I must say, this is really good stuff. These are all very practical and easy to follow. Manos even details which effects he uses the most and why. I found, after reading through and trying many of these myself that I had the same favorites as him.

The methods also vary throughout, even while still using the same principles. There is even one routine that does not rely on the spectator to say a word, at all. Yet you are still able to tell them exactly which hand. Also, there are routines that can use multiple spectators and even one for stage that involves the entire audience with a killer prediction ending.

Manos is also a very nice guy and super helpful. I reached out to him and spoke with him a few times after purchasing the book and he gave me lots of helpful advice.

I was skeptical at first about getting a book entirely of "which hand" effects, but I am glad I did. Do not hesitate to pick this up, as you will not regret it.
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Manos,

Your video completely worked on me. I have no clue. I purchased at MindFX immediately. Well done sir. Like everyone here, I am looking forward to using this along with TH and other techniques. It's great to have a full tool belt.

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Sean
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I have to say, I really like V.
Absolutely great, BUT, the effect in the video demo (I think it´s VOX) is the only one I wouldn't perform, cause to me it´s transparent like a window.
When I bought V, and read through this effect I immediately knew what´s going on. It wasn't even a logic puzzle to me.
But I have the feeling that I missed something because everyone here likes it.
This is just VOX/VOX2.0, the other ones are great, and it´s a book I would recommend to everyone who likes the "object in hand" plot!

regards

kiki
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@Kiki
Thanks for the honest review Kiki. The routine in the video is Vox 2.0, you are right. There is a fine line between making an effect like that simple for the spectator to follow while making it deceptive at the same time. I have found this particular one to work well for lay people mostly because they are buying into the story of me trying to read them. I understand completely what you mean though when you say that you could see what was happening when you watched it. I have had the same experience in the past a few times but only with magicians (I believe this is because they are trying to find a different method than the one that is described in the presentation). Having said that, there are other effects in the book that I believe would have fooled people that would watch the trailer but this one was the only one that I could perform on camera for the viewers at home. I am glad you like the rest of the material as well. I am quite sure that everyone who buys this book will find at least a couple of things that they will like and they can add to their repertoire. Thanks again. Have a great day. Smile
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Hi Manos,
I bought V last year, and V2 few weeks ago. I really like the routines a lot! But just this one VOX doesn't´t work for me.
anyway, it´s a great book!
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