This is just a fabulous effect that leaves your audience gobsmacked. Very good well made gimmick, good instruction video with all the explanations you could wish for. Once you are comfortable with how this works and practice the routine, this really has a stunning effect on your audience.
The visual impact of this effect is stunning. If you're anything like me you'll keep wanting to watch it happen, which is good for practice! The gimmick is fairly easy to use but this is not a self-worker. You'll need to be able to perform some simple sleights to get the best out of it. My major concern with this is there aren't many workable suggestions in the video to help you introduce the gimmick without it looking clumsy. The instructions assume that you've already got the gimmick in place. I have experimented and it's possible to have it with a deck of cards in a card box, and if it feels like a tight squeeze you could always lose a few cards from the deck to create the space - it would not have taken much thought to include an idea like that. One more thing - you will need to provide your own deck of cards (red bicycles for my gimmick),
Having said that the instructional video (you will need online access) is fairly thorough and easy to follow. There are some clever touches that help bring the animation to life and unlike Matt's review I don't think there is a problem with not being able to flash the back of the gimmick as it's taken out of play subtly and completely.
I really love this effect. The light morphing looks so beautiful. You get a nice long tutorial and an array of interchangeable letters and numbers to use.
Also the gimmick makes the morphing so subtle. It really appears the light flows.
As apparent in the trailer you cannot even flash the other side of the card which is a shame. While no spec will guess how the trick actually works they will surmise something
Having a look at the gimmick i took inspiration and made a gimmick which can be flashed both sides and i think really adds credibility to the effect.
Overall a beautiful effect, however a sharp spectator will come to conclusions which impacts on the overall magic I feel.
(Posted on 25/02/2017)
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