Reviews

Inferno by Joshua Jay Review

Posted by Darren Robinson on

This effect is perfect to perform when people talk about Derran Brown, mind reading or mind control etc.  Over the last couple of weeks I have been performing inferno at my restaurant residency and it has become one of my favourite effects. So much so, that I now carry it with me everyday! You receive everything you need to perform the effect including the matchbox and cards.The handling and routine is direct and easy to learn. Joshua Jay is a great teacher and goes over everything you need to know in detail, including a simple handling for revealing the burnt...

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Remarkable by Richard Sanders Review

Posted by Darren Robinson on

Over the last few months I have been out performing and testing Remarkable by Richard Sanders Don't be put off by the simplicity of this effect. To us magicians this is just a couple of special markers and a move that we all know. To lay people this is an everyday object that you have ALTERED right in front of their eyes! This is STRONG magic! I have been getting some of the best reactions over the last few months from this simple trick. The other great thing I like, is it takes up no extra pocket space and is...

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Stand Up Monte by Garrett Thomas

Posted by Darren Robinson on

There's quite a few "Monte" routines on the market and I've tried most of them. The one I keep coming back to however, is Garrett Thomas' Stand Up Monte. While admittedly the routine takes a bit of rehearsal it is well worth the work. It is not technically difficult, but you'll need to go through it quite a lot to remember the sequence. You don't need a table to perform this, there is no reset and a lot of magic happens in a short space of time.     

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Now Look Here by Chad Long

Posted by Darren Robinson on

Chad Long's Now Look Here has been around for a while, but has recently been re-released complete with the cards and a DVD. It's great to see Chad perform this several times for a live audience and then settle down for a complete explanation.   Two versions are taught: Chad's original handling and also Scotty York's variation. As a bonus, Chad explains David Williamson's Top Change and Daryl's Convincing Tilt. It's a very commercial effect, not difficult to do and is probably unlike any other routine you already do! If you like this plot, I highly recommend Gary Jones' Kickback...

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