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Poker chips is great as a prop. Itís not cards, itís not coins. Chips are unexpected yet recognisable to the audience. Whenever I see a release with poker chips I make sure to research it well.
As for the routine itís only up to the individual performer to see if it fits their style and charachter.

Iím still on the fence but not because of the props - thatís what got me interested!
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I absolutely love this I have seen the tutorial and canít wait to try this out, my mind is spinning with different presentation ideas and have given Joel an idea for the ending which I think will really hit them hard! I do believe there is a lot of overthinking going on here and I say just perform it and try it and you will see the reactions this will generate!! The effect does pack small but definitely plays huge!! I love it!
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I am with Lundonia on this one. I think chips are tactile and visual, so it's a different experience to only ruddy business cards. I know because I'm a mentalist and use cards at every gig 😄 Anyone got this and used it in the real world?
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I have never seen the original volition, I am pretty new to magic. I love the idea of this effect, coming at it completely unfamiliar with the v1 effect.

I am wondering Joel how difficult the handling is for this effect. I do no coin magic other than the odd vanish on an offbeat so handling the chips if I have to do anything more than a retention vanish or a false transfer then I may struggle with this.

So Joel is the effect easy to do for a non coin guy? The trailer is heavily edited so I could not tell.

Thanks
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Itís a real doddle to perform. Thereís a couple of very small moves but nothing difficult at all.
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I love the original as a casual piece of magic. This will suit a more formal occasion for me so iím going to pick it up. Well done Joel.
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I like the original very much and the thinking behind it, I think this will be no exception as well.
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I have Joel's original Volition, which is great. Volition Blue Chip looks like a wonderful effect with terrific props and routine. I ordered two sets, one for myself and one for my oldest son (15). Anotehr winner from Joel.

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Thanks Joel, sold!
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On Jul 20, 2019, magicinsight wrote:
I have Joel's original Volition, which is great. Volition Blue Chip looks like a wonderful effect with terrific props and routine. I ordered two sets, one for myself and one for my oldest son (15). Anotehr winner from Joel.

Michael


Agree Michael! This looks great and Joel's material seems to always be road tested before released.
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Has anybody that has ordered this from Joel received it yet
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Yep mine came today
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Mine should be with me soon, so I havent seen the video yet.

I cant help but think that this would work well with 'The Gamble' by Steve Cook, where the colour of a selected poker chip can be predicted.
Loved the original, interested to see what extra this has to offer Smile
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Joel has very kindly allowed MindFX to stock this and I am excited to play with it myself. Joel always produces direct and workable material so if his name is on it, it is a guaranteed worker Smile

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Volition Blue Chip Review By Daniel Chard

I got this awesome trick from Joel. I dabble with mentalism and Iím always on the lookout for effects that pack small and kill!

Effect: Inside a closed bag sit three poker chips, a participant attempts to decipher the colour of the poker chips inside. Once the chips are removed your participant and spectators are astonished they are correct.

The magician then explains to the participant that each poker chip has a location and the participant now decides which poker chip will go where. Astoundingly your participants actions where predicted ahead of time on the actual poker chips.

To top it off, the poker chips contains a hidden prediction which brings Volition Blue Chip full circle Proving everybody can be maniuplated, to the extreme.

Props: The quality of the props is very good. Chips that been professionally designed, draw string back and added bonus item, which was a nice surprise.

Method: You receive a 24 minute download which covers everything you need. Joel goes into detail about everything you need to perform the effect. Youíll just have to run through the mechanics a few times, so you can perform it with instant reset. Reset would only take a few seconds max, which is a great plus for any working piece.

As the ad copy states, you can perform this quick and have lots of beats of magic, or take your time. Iíve settled somewhere in the middle, as it suits my style best Smile

The method is very easy and the only real ďsleightĒ happens during a such a large off beat, it wonít be noticed.

I could see this playing well stand up as well as close up. And you can apply lots of different presentations to this effect.

Final thoughts: I performed this at the magic bar last night between 8-10 times, and every single time it never failed to get a very good reaction from my spectators. A few F bombs. It went wrong once or twice, but that was purely down to me not paying attention.

But the modular nature of this makes it perfect for my purposes and with so much magic in a short space of time, this is an absolute no brainer. Iíll be performing this a lot more and I canít wait to see how it grows over time. Itís not a card trick either, but there is an added card based kicker you can use with a revelation built into the props. Super subtle, but the time delay between the card being taken and revealed is perfect.

This a very good value for money effect, if youíre in the fence with this... donít be! Buy it today Smile
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Can't wait to receive this! Love Joel's material is you know it will be a worker!!

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Props: The quality of the props is very good. Chips that been professionally designed, draw string back and added bonus item, which was a nice surprise.


Iíll second this. The chips are really nice. Better then most casinoís nowadays. The bonus item is also a nice touch. Didnít expect that. Great release Joel.
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Buying it now as it is back in stock at Alakazam.
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Received this the other day and love it! Very simple to perform allowing you to concentrate on your presentation. I must say Joel usually never disappoints and delivers working effects and Volition follows suit, another great release Joel!!

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