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codydavismagic
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Just barely got a chance to go test this and I absolutely love it. I think this is being very overlooked. They have a few killer routines with this but you can do so much more than shown. I've been playing with some dual reality concepts with this and it really will become an everyday carry for me. I like the avalanche blank deck but for me what really stood out was the card to impossible location, and the force/card change. One routine has a spectator select a card and puts half the deck in their pocket. You place the selected card on top of your pile immediately after showing it and the spectator picks it up with their imagination. You then clearly show its not on the top or anywhere in your pile and you can let them do the reveal as it finally clicks they used their imagination to put it in their pocket and the moment they pull it out and turn it over they are amazed. Really one of the best releases in years in my opinion. It may look awkward for the camera in the trailer but in the real world this absolutely kills. You could easily customize a gimmick to a deck of your choosing if you wanted as well. Another idea I had is you could easily adapt the gimmick to make a killer chicago opener routine. All in all, I think the Paul Harris team really knocked it out of the park with this one. I would for sure give this a 5/5 rating and I'm more than happy to answer any questions.
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I think in the routine you describe once you have shown the card you shouldn’t place it on top of your half then show it’s vanished from there .
I think that telegraphs the method imo , it should be placed in the middle of your half or if on top then get the spectator to shuffle your half before the vanish and reappearance .
That’s my 2 cents on it anyway Gaz 🙂
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Gaz, thank you for your thoughts, for the card vanishing anywhere else I use what you describe. However, in my experience this particular routine makes it perfect off the top. If you have them mime pulling it from the top I find it gets great reactions and no one questions it, especially if you let them turn the top card over. However, again for it vanishing anywhere else I use what you describe. Just thought I would share what has been working for me. Thank you again for your thoughts
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Thanks Cody maybe I am thinking too much like magician here . I see your point though with the miming aspect as the magic hasn’t happened to them at that point and added to that they are ones doing it , which is always a strong situation Gaz 🙂
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This is a great trick and very cleverly made gimmick!
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Hello to all. I found a 2 for 1 sale on this a couple weeks back, so I picked up a pair. The gimmick is definitely well made. I'm still new to magic, but I was able to figure out how it was constructed. It will certainly hold up to inspection - there was a lot of care put into the construction. It is certainly solid, and I believe it will last. Both decks are blue, and one has a Rider tuck while the other has a Standard one.

As far as quality control goes, I will point out two things. One - both decks only have 50 cards. Two - One of my price tags is on the wrong side.

I look forward to working with this. I think it will be fun.
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As usual another terrible product from Paul Harris. His super thin Mullica wallet lasted about a month. Terribly made.
Street thief. Absolute junk. And now a £32 card case with no decent video to demonstrate it. Please stop making trailers that show nothing but smiling wowing people and no effect. Really getting bored of ‘look at me walking down a street videos aren’t we cool’.
NO show me what you are selling, put more time in to the trick and less on the bulls**t !
Thanks.
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On May 6, 2020, Sideshow Rod wrote:
As usual another terrible product from Paul Harris. His super thin Mullica wallet lasted about a month. Terribly made.
Street thief. Absolute junk. And now a £32 card case with no decent video to demonstrate it. Please stop making trailers that show nothing but smiling wowing people and no effect. Really getting bored of ‘look at me walking down a street videos aren’t we cool’.
NO show me what you are selling, put more time in to the trick and less on the bulls**t !
Thanks.



Agree with you about the demo videos not getting to the point and showing fluff instead of content.

But as far as the effect, it plays really well in the real world. Seems like majority on this thread liked the product as well. Terribly made? Absolute junk? Do not agree with those opinions but that's what makes an open forum great, we all can have different opinions.
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