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Perfect Sense – A Review

Perfect Sense – A Review

PERFECT SENSE – A Review

This is the ad copy for Perfect Sense:

With this routine, you have the SUPERHUMAN ABILITY to sense the IDENTITY of individual cards from a SHUFFLED DECK left in the spectator’s hands!

Say hello to Perfect Sense by Daniel Hiew. A color sense card trick inspired by Asi Wind’s Red and Black.

You start by SHUFFLING the cards or have your spectator cut anywhere they want. You deal the cards into two piles, and they get to choose any pile they want. Now, you demonstrate your superhuman “sixth sense” ability.

With Perfect Sense, you will not only be able to tell the color of the cards but also sense the suit, value and ULTIMATELY THE EXACT IDENTITY of EACH CARD! All done with a NON-MARKED DECK!

If you wish, you can instantly REPEAT the trick WITH NO RESET.

In this project, Daniel will share with you the details and subtleties in a crystal-clear manner.

What are you waiting for? Equip yourself with Perfect Sense and demonstrate your sixth sense with ANY pack of cards.

Buy Perfect Sense and start streaming NOW.

Features:
No marked deck.
The spectator can cut the deck as many times as they like!
The cards can be SHUFFLED!
Repeat instantly WITH NO RESET.
No crazy memorization.
Easy to perform. Almost self-working!
Blindfolded routine included.
Download the video and start learning!

My Thoughts:

I like this effect. I admit I’m not familiar with Daniel Hiew, but that’s my problem. I’ll start by saying this is a mathematical effect.. which I know will scare some of you.. but it shouldn’t. It’s not that you have to perform mathematics, it’s that the effect works because of mathematics. If you follow the instructions.. Perfect Sense is almost self-working.

The performer shuffles the deck and the spectator cuts the deck, several times if they wish. Twenty cards are dealt off the top of the deck into two piles by placing one card in pile one and the second card in pile two.. The performer then deals the third card onto whatever stack is designated by the spectator and then deals a fourth card onto the other stack. This sequence is continued, with the spectator selecting which pile receives the next odd card until all twenty cards are dealt. ( see the video )

The spectator then makes a choice of which stack to keep.. and the other stack is returned to the deck. The performer is now able to name the color of the top card, the suit of the next card, the value of the third card, and the value and suit of all other cards in the stack. Actually, he could name the value and suit of all ten cards if he wanted to… There is even a method that allows the performer to perform this while blindfolded.

In all fairness to the buyer, there IS a simple stack involved. There is also a certain order to the cards and you need to figure a simple two-card total throughout the effect. If you can add a 7 and a 6, for example, you can easily do everything required.. This is NOT hard stuff folks….

The amount of work by the performer is minimal.. compared to the amount of mystery created for the spectator. As performers, we often have to ask ourselves “Is it worth it ?”… In this case.. “Yes.. definitely.”

There is 28 minutes of instruction.. and the video and sound quality are typical
of Murphy’s Magic offerings. There is a bit of a dialog issue, as English is not Daniel’s first language.. but it’s not enough of an issue to fret about. I understood all the instructions.. and I’m sure you will too. Someone will inevitably complain though, so I’m going to touch on it for good measure.

Go to the site and watch the video. That will give you a good sense of the effect and how it plays. I am recommending it to Magic Roadshow readers and my FB friends.. Enjoy !

9.95 From Murphy’s Magic and their associated dealers..
https://www.murphysmagic.com/product.aspx?id=66653

Reviewed by Rick Carruth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Real Invisible Deck by Chris Dugdale – A Review

The Real Invisible Deck by Chris Dugdale – A Review

The Vault – The Real Invisible Deck by Chris Dugdale

The invisible deck with a regular deck of cards yours spectators can spread themselves!

No force. Performer never has to look at the cards after they come out of the box.

The spectator can spread through the deck and find the reversed card themselves!

My Thoughts:

There wasn’t a lot of fanfare when this effect came out. Actually, you can see by the ad copy, there wasn’t much said about The Real Invisible Deck in general. When I happened across this video amongst a group of twenty or more downloads I’d received.. I knew I needed to write a review.

The Real Invisible Deck is based on the Invisible Deck effect.. -except- this uses a regular deck. It’s a deck set up in new deck order. The spectator names a card.. and the magi spreads the deck, showing the deck in new deck order, until he reaches the card named by the spectator.. which is clearly reversed in the deck. Get this.. you can actually hand the deck to the spectator and let him/her deal down to their card.. and discover it reversed in the deck.

That’s strong stuff…

Straight up.. this isn’t the easiest of effects to perform. It IS an effect you can master with a couple of days practice. If you are a skilled card guy.. you may be performing this within 30 minutes or so. There are three sleights to perform that are well known to cardicians. Chris gives ‘thanks’ to Asi Wind for a method made known by Asi.. I think on his Acaan.

I would give you the sleights, except it would be too easy for some of you to watch the video and reverse engineer this effect. I’m not going to do that to Chris.. I will step out and say this.. you should probably perform this effect within a 180 degree radius.. as you do need to perform a turn-over pass..(not complicated) and you have to be aware of appearances. If you can conceal your pass.. no limits.

All else I can say is.. go to this link and watch the performance video. This will give you a good idea of how straight-forward this effect can be. It has my recommendation and is worth far more than ten bucks. This is something you’ll use for many years to come.

Available through Murphy’s Magic and their associates..

https://www.murphysmagic.com/product.aspx?id=66850

Rick Carruth for The Magic Roadshow

QUANTUM REALITY – Paul A. Lelekis – A Review

QUANTUM REALITY – Paul A. Lelekis – A Review

QUANTUM REALITY – Paul A. Lelekis
Reviewed by Rick Carruth

Quantum Reality is Paul A. Lelekis’ latest ebook. Paul has taken full advantage of this Covid mess and utilized his time well. Most of Paul’s ebooks are in the twenty to thirty page length.. but THIS one is over sixty pages and includes 14 effects and a couple of valuable ‘lessons’.

Paul is a simmering pool of magic knowledge, having spent many years as a professional performer. He has worked tables for thousands upon thousands of customers and righly deserves a platform to talk about what’s important .. and what to avoid.. at the table. Not everything is strictly close-up or walk around magic. Some can be performed for small crowds in a parlour setting, depending on your situation.

I’ll tell you straight up.. I consider this ebook to be for the advanced beginner to intermediate performer. It’s not for the beginner. Although Paul is well known for writing effects for every level of performer, he has put considerable thought into QUANTUM REALITY and created a treatise of considerable worth. ( ‘Treatise’ is one of my favorite words, and is described as “..a written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject.” QR is exactly that…)

** I’m not going to call QR a ‘formal’ work.. as Paul has a very easy and relaxed way of explaining an effect, but it IS a total work, since he goes into great detail to explain some of the finer points.. and includes 8 videos to better explain the most difficult or lesser known moves.

This is a full list of the effects Paul teaches in detail:

– QUANTUM OPTICAL TRIUMPH –
– SHE HAS QUANTUM POWER –
– QUANTUM NUMBERS –
– QUANTUM JUICE TO SILK –
– QUANTUM GREATNESS –
– QUANTUM MARKED CARD –
– QUANTUM MENTALISM –
– QUANTUM QUICKIE, QUICKIE –
QUANTUM QUARKS AND QUIRKS
– QUANTUM COINS ACROSS –
– QUANTUM CARD-(H)ISTRY –
– QUANTUM MATCH GAME –
– QUANTUM ULTIMATE PROHESY –
– QUANTUM OUT-TO-LUNCH PHENOMENA –
– QUANTUM PRETZEL LOGIC –

Aside from the detailed Introduction.. Paul also included 8 brain-busters at the end of the ebook to either make you feel superior to the rest of us.. or a little inferior! Either way, they’re a nice bonus.

I particularly liked Quantum Optical Triumph, which ends with all the cards face down.. except the four Aces.. which are still face up in the deck.
Quantum Numbers finds a spectator’s selection using two ‘random’ cards.
Quantum Juice To Silk is a good change of pace from the card work and very visually produces a red silk from a red liquid. Perfect for young and old.
Quantum Greatness is a gambler’s bet.. except the gambler is bested by the spectator although both have four excellent cards.
Quantum Marked Card is a nice transformation effect where a spectator’s card changes from a red back to a blue back in a quick and visual way.
Quantum Mentalism uses an Invisible Deck to pull off a simplistic, but effective, stunner.
Quantum Coins Across is Paul’s version of Coins Across for those of you coin guys who feel ‘sleighted’ by all the card effects.
Quantum Card-(H)istry is definitely one of the most complex effects in this ebook, but well worth the extra effort. It’s based on a ‘History of playing cards’ premise with a side of Tarot cards for good measure..

I think these descriptions give you a good idea of the cross section of magic in Quantum Reality. There’s something for everyone. For those of you still recovering from social isolation and anxious to ‘get to it’.. this is a wonderful way to expand your repertoire and open your mind to new ideas. It has my full recommendation.. for sure.

Available from Lybrary.com for $12.00

https://www.lybrary.com/quantum-reality-p-923882.html

Review by.. Rick Carruth – The Magic Roadshow