Whiplash is a hyper-visual utility gimmick that will let you vanish, transpose, and transform cards.
Learn Josh Janousky's signature routine with the Whiplash gimmick: Whipped Across, his take on the cards across plot. Cards visibly vanish and reappear one by one at the fingertips, the final occurring in a spectator's hands.
Also, learn an updated variation of Oil and Water, a multi-phased sandwich routine, and a monte game with a killer kicker ending. You will receive a custom gimmick printed by the United States Playing Card Company, ready to go right out of the box. In addition to the four routines, Josh shares how to repair and customize your gimmick - a new feature for gimmicks of this nature. It's an entire lesson on splitting cards, and is worth the price of the download alone.
Whiplash is angle proof and can be discretely hidden in any deck. The possibilities with Whiplash are truly limitless. See for yourself.
"This is one versatile weapon to have in your arsenal!" - Jon Armstrong
"Warning: this is good enough to cause severe head injuries. I'm still recovering!" - Jeff Prace
"This utility has so many new and interesting applications, I cannot wait to explore them all! Awesome job Josh!" - Chris Wiehl
"Josh has this amazing ability to take an idea, and 'interstellarize' it. He takes an idea like Whiplash, and moves it into the 5th dimension. I LOVE his vision when it comes to magic and cannot wait to see what he releases in the future... which is the present... but will soon become the past. Ok... my head hurts now! And so will yours after you see this amazing trick!" - Mike Eaton
"Once you have Whiplash in your tool kit, you will find yourself developing scores of ideas on how to make your routines easier AND more impressive. That's a great combination." - Anton James
Whiplash by Josh Janousky Behind the Curtain Magic
The gimmick I received had the red bicycle back so no problem getting the other Jacks required. Very nice packaging. The gimmick itself is very easy to use and can be easily adapted to work on routines of your own. Almost the best thing was the video tutorial which not only explained the best effects using this gimmick, but also gave very detailed instructions on how to make your own if required. I'm still practicing with different effects but this really is a brilliant product.
I have some mixed feelings about this product. The instructional video is a little over an hour and a half and very in depth. It contains routines, subtleties and a DIY tutorial to create/customise your own gimmick. The Gimmick is nothing revolutionary however In my opinion, the DIY section makes the product worth the investment.
This type of gimmick really owes itself to visual changes and vanishes that pass by specs even in close up situations. The DIY section will give you the knowledge to create allot of further effects tailored to you and i have allot of ideas already. I imagine a creative type could create allot of Shim Lim esc effects with this Gimmick/Knowledge for example.
The reason I have mixed feelings on the product is the tutorial video the gimmick is treated as a utility rather than a vanish and focuses allot on routines that would not require this type of gimmick and in-fact, detracts from the usual method. For example in one instance instead of doing a standard double lift in a 3 card monte routine, we are taught to use the gimmick to give a false display of cards. Usually a very clean trick suddenly becomes very dirty and a clean up is required. The other thing I wasn't so sure on was the fact the gimmick does not pass as a standard playing card and in an open display the Gimmick always appears as multiple cards. There are a few effects taught which utilise this and i just find it unconvincing.
Overall though a brilliant little buy. I would recommend for it's visual possibilities and in particular the options available to you once you learn how to create it. I would say the utility nature which is taught in the video should be missed however. Visual Vanishes is where this gem shines.
So simple yet amazingly effective. Suitable for pretty much any skill level and delivers a professional level effect - beginners may require a little bit of practice but you will pick it up quickly. The gimmick is durable* but made using a maiden deck rather than rider back, this won't affect many people as they look incredibly similar.
*Depends on how heavy handed/fingered you are as to the gimmicks lifespan before repair
The video is about 90 minutes long with very descriptive details and actions showing you how to use the gimmick effectively. The video also includes a guide on how to make your own customised gimmick along with how to repair them should it/they ever break.
Once you are bored of the routines included in the video (of which there are plenty!) then there is a Facebook group you can join where people are showcasing new and inventive ways to use Whiplash.
A great buy and a very reasonable price considering the content of the video. A solid 9/10
(Posted on 19/01/2017)
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