The Vault – Breakers by Ade Rahmat – A Review
This is the Ad Copy:
A playing card, key, coin, or even a borrowed credit card melt right through a solid deck of cards!
After doing a card trick with a regular deck of cards and with no switches you offer to show them an amazing optical illusion. You borrow a key or credit card, drivers license etc. and make it melt right through your solid deck of cards.
As soon as you show the illusion you can show them every card in the deck one by one and they can see the cards are real and that there are no holes in them.
The gimmick is easy to load on and off the deck which allows you to hand the deck out for examination if you would like, or to continue with other effects using the same deck of cards.
Easy to build. Fun to perform. Download it today!
I have a soft spot for pocket illusions. If I can take an illusion that fits in my hands.. and fool you with it.. there’s room for it in my repertoire. Since my principle performing venue is a restaurant, BREAKERS is an ideal effect.
I also have a real appreciation for inexpensive magic that works. BREAKERS is very inexpensive and does everything advertised..
Ade Rahmat has created a very functional illusion. You can seemingly pass a selected card completely through a deck of cards. Actually, you can apparently pass any small, flat object through the deck.. including keys, coins, business cards.. and whatever else inspires you.
Notice the key word is ‘apparently’. That’s where the illusion portion comes into play.
Ade’s effect is a download. That means to create the illusion, which in this case is another word for a prop, you’ll need a bit of DIY. Although the prop is reasonably complex.. it’s not complex to construct. Ade uses almost the entire sixteen minute tutorial carefully constructing the prop/gimmick, and walks you through each twist and turn in real time. All you’ll need is a sharp razor and clear double-sided tape. You’ll also need a straight edge (ruler) to assist with accurate cuts and a pencil. That’s it…
You’re taught the basic handling and positioning. There is a bit of angle required.. but your hand should conceal most of the gimmick. Ideally, perform BREAKERS straight on and you shouldn’t have a problem. The gimmick is designed to, basically, fold flat to aid in concealment and ditching.. although you don’t have to ditch it.
The video tutorial is well filmed and wordless. The video image is quite sufficient to construct your gimmick..
For eight bucks.. you can’t beat the price. Go watch the demo video and see how it looks. If this is your type of magic.. you’ll appreciate all the effort Ade put into BREAKERS.
$8.00 .. Available from Murphy’s Magic and their Associates..
Review by Rick Carruth