Creator: Bob Solari
Publisher: Murphy's Magic Supplies
MSRP: $ 20
Skill Level: Beginner
DVD Run time: 36 minutes
Type of effect:
Four effects from Bob Solari using a modern approach to an ancient card system.
Manufacturer's Write Up:
The Jersey Devil Bob Solari is at it again. With his latest project VIBE, Solari gives YOU a chance to offer a set of real miracles to your audience. Utilizing a very under used technique, you will be able to perform a huge array of modern miracles, without using ANY sleight of hand!
How accurate is the ad copy? Totally accurate!
What's in the box? 36 minute DVD
Completely self working, easy to perform, no skill required and it is easily adaptable into routines you're already doing.
How are the production values: Great - wonderful Murphy's Magic product
Is it well taught:
Bob does a great job teaching both with his method and with the creative tricks that he includes. Multiple angle DVD, more than one spectator, shot in high definition and more than enough content to inspire you on to effects of your own.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked):
I liked that Bob was able to take a very ancient approach to card magic and modify it for a modern audience. His teaching style is easy to follow and he makes the magic fun to perform.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Only uses a single deck of playing cards.
Does it "play big?"
I think these effects do play big, especially when you opt to do them blindfolded (which you can).
How practical is this in the real world?
While this is a system to gimmick-ize your deck. Your deck is still fully functional and usable as a standard deck for any of your favorite card tricks.
How original is this idea?
Let me stress, the "type" of deck that Bob has gimmicked is not new, in fact it's been around for generations, but it's the way in which Bob has packaged these effects with his own rendition of this gimmick that gives it the "vibe" flair.
Overall score: 8/10
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iDSQUjv2qI