This one hour and six minute DVD is a hyper focused DVD that drills down on the history, developments and varying methods behind the classic Card on Ceiling trick, performed mostly in bars by magic bartenders. As we all know, Jamy Ian Swiss is not only an excellent teacher, but he cares about the origin and… Continue Reading Card on Ceiling by Jamy Ian Swiss and Vanishing Inc.
The Classic Pass Z by Zee and SansMinds is an alternative handling to the classic pass. For $20 bucks you get a 16 minute DVD and a link to some artist notes on the move. Overall, I like this and I think it is worth checking out. Is this different from the classic pass? Yes,… Continue Reading Classic Pass Z by Zee and SansMinds
SIBYL is Bilek’s follow-up project to his book Proteus. It is a single DVD that last three hours and forty one minutes. In this very powerful project Bilek teaches how to connect to an individual’s inner soul. It is propless mentalism (excluding the paper) that has the potential to touch your spectator deeply. Quite frankly,… Continue Reading SIBYL by Phedon Bilek
Instantly turn a golf pencil into a Sharpie? Yup, that’s right! That’s the trick. One, two, three and you are on to the next bit. The trick is very easy to learn and it is very easy to perform. There are angles that you need to be aware of and the best placement for your… Continue Reading Maxwell’s Signature Opener by the other Brothers
This is a superb set of instructional DVD’s designed to teach you fundamentals of card magic in five specified areas. Each topic has a DVD dedicated to the class. The first is CONTROLS. Then SWITCHES, then FALSE SHUFFLES AND CUTS. The fourth DVD is all about PALMS and the final DVD is dedicated to FORCES.… Continue Reading Card Magic Masterclass by Roberto Giobbi and Vanishing Inc.
This is exactly the type of quickie that I love. It is mentally challenging and fools the eyes. I think that is exactly what Nicholas Einhorn set out to accomplish. Inspired originally by Daryl, many years ago, the story line is simple, snappy and goes as such: I went out to breakfast with two friends.… Continue Reading The Vault Series by Murphy’s Magic: The Mysterious Puzzle of The Missing Dollar Bill by Nicholas Einhorn
The Hannya Playing Cards although simple in card back design has an artistic depth to them that draw me to this deck. With your $11.95 purchase you get 56 playing cards with some very awesome original artwork. The back design, as alluded to above, is very simple. It is a two-way design of a Japanese… Continue Reading Hannya Playing Cards by Damien O’Brien and Cartamundi
The Scan Cards App is one of the few apps that I like and will use (and have been using). Most apps are easy to reverse engineer and most of the time your spectators walk away from the trick thinking that it is a software trick and not being that impressed. This is different. First… Continue Reading Scan Cards (phone application) by Sebastien Macak
The Other Brothers delivered something really awesome here and I know this is going to be copied and copied and copied by others besides the brothers. I have never seen this method before and it allows you to tell the spectator the individual letters in their “freely” selected word (after they pick a word that… Continue Reading Words Beyond (a book test) by The Other Brothers and Vanishing Inc.
When I saw the promotional video for the SandsMinds Thumbtip Ignitor Pro I was all jazzed up. This is cool stuff. When I heard the SansMinds state “When the device is triggered it shoots a mini fireball out of the device” I was freaking out. The possibilities??!! Well, it is not as good as I… Continue Reading Thumb Tip Ignitor Pro by SansMinds