Creator: Wayne Fox and David Penn
Publisher: World Magic Shop
MSRP: $ 32
Skill Level: All
DVD Run time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Type of effect: forcing deck
Manufacturer's Write Up: The 52 to 1 Deck has been hailed by leading performers, creators, and scholars in the magic community as the cleanest thought-of card routine EVER!
Many effects are possible with the custom-made 52 to 1 Deck including:
You spread the deck clearly, showing that every card is completely different. A spectator thinks of a card. They never tell you their card and yet they cut the deck themselves, right at their chosen card!
After showing that the cards are clearly all different, two spectators are invited to each think of a card. Without them ever telling you their cards, you simply remove two cards from the deck and place them on their outstretched palms. You nail their selections every single time!
In a cabaret or stage routine, spectators are invited to look at multiple cards in a ribbon spread. Even though all the cards are completely different, every single one of the thought-of cards is identified by the performer. No elastic bands! No restrictive handling. This is a version of the tossed-out deck that you will use!
Use The 52 to 1 Deck to prove that you can memorize a deck of cards within seconds! After someone names a card, you will instantly be able to tell them the exact position in the deck and dead cut to it perfectly. This is also instantly repeatable.
How accurate is the ad copy? No deception.
What's in the box? Fully custom deck and download code
Key points: At Magic Live 2017, the word was out! It was all people were talking about, from those who got to see this miracle for themselves. Leading mentalists such as Ran Pink, Chris Funk, and Bobby Motta could not believe what they were seeing!
How are the production values: Wayne Fox and David Penn against a white backdrop and black table. You get distant shots and close up shots, plus some live examples.
Is it well made: this is a custom-made gaff deck that has been printed on Bicycle Stock with Rider Backs!
Is it well taught: It’s Wayne Fox and David Penn going over everything you need – including their own “takes” on patter and use. Lots of ideas are handed out.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Only uses a deck of cards, but could easily be combined with your favorite wallets or envelopes.
Does it "play big?" This is mentalism that can be repeated again and again.
Difficulty / Skill level required: Very easy – no difficult sleights, no calculations or cribs.
How much arts and crafts are involved? You will have to a little prep work on some of the cards.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Yes – very easily but it will require a table.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
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My thoughts This is killer mentalism where nothing is written down – and yet you KNOW their selected card and best of all – it’s repeatable.
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