The Surprise - Video Download
- Product Review (submitted on 29 September 2019):
I have to say when I started watching the explanation video my reaction was "oh that is a bit of a let-down". The trailer seemed fixed and I felt a bit cheated. BUT the more of the video I watched the more I learned and the more I became interested in performing it. I practiced for 5-10 minutes before going out and then tried it at my usual venue. DAMN I felt like a real wizard. It really worked. I say it like this because it's not a guaranteed success every time. Although there are no difficult moves to perform with the cards, the psychology of the trick is not easy (hence why I gave it a 3 for difficulty and suggested its not for beginners). I can imagine many magicians being a bit scared to perform it. Don't be! There is a lot of content on this explanation that is useful for this trick and general performance concepts. One thing I would have liked to have seen - particularly considering its not 100% guaranteed to work - is more live performances from the creator. I believe him when he says he hits it 99% of the time, but just seeing a bunch of live performances would have added so much more value and strength to the product.
If you're thinking about purchasing, just go for it. It's worth the money and if you can grasp the techniques required, this is a game-changing side to the art of performing magic.