Creator: Anthony Stan
Publisher: Magic Smile Productions
MSRP: $ 25
Skill Level: Intermediate
DVD Run time: 44:33
Type of effect: card to impossible location
Manufacturer's Write Up:
From the mind of Anthony Stan all the way from France, The One 2.0 allows you to realize real miracles. With this method, you can switch a folded card in a cleanest and simplest way.
Imagine a folded card on the table (under a glass for example) or in the spectator's hand. This card will not move until the revelation and will remain visible during the trick.
A freely and signed card is lost in the deck. When the folded card is opened, the spectator sees that it's exactly his signed card!!! It looks simply impossible.
You can realize this incredible effect at any time and with any deck of cards.
You need only a deck of cards, no box and no envelope.
Nothing to add or to remove from the deck of cards, you are always ready!
Anthony teaches in detail how to realize this effect in an impromptu way or with a gimmick. Other applications are also explained (Any Number And Any Card, Transposition, Bonus...). The method can be used with other objects: business card, paper with prediction, banknote...
How accurate is the ad copy? I don't agree that it's "easy" to do. There are a few sleights involved that are not necessarily "easy" for everyone. Even if you take Anthony's advice to make one of the sleights "easier" then you have to be able to force that card.
What's in the box? DVD and two gaff cards
A devastating effect which you can realize at any time and with only a deck of cards.
The spectator can open the card himself.
Easy to do
Multiple applications and bonus
DVD in English and French (Gimmick included)
How are the production values: Good angles, well microphone, Anthony Stan speaks with a French accent, so it can be a little hard to follow.
Is it well taught: Anthony gives you several versions of this effect, depending on your style and preference, but he does not pause and "teach you" how to do any sleights. So forces, controls, the double lift etc, are all things you will need to know prior to going into this effect.
That said, Anthony spends over 30 minutes on various principle and twisting variations of this effect, including a Transpo two card Monte, A lighter reveal, A color change, a suit jacket switch,
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" All you need is a deck of cards (and a little something exra)
Does it "play big?" since 'card to orange' the impossible location card trick hits like a ton of bricks and Anthony's version is no exception.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) all You need to be able to do is control a card to the bottom and the mercury card fold
How original is this idea? It's a neat idea, it felt a lot like a Jay Sankey effect married to the old "card in can" effect
Overall score: 9/10
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://youtu.be/yjd_j1wF-7s