Creator: Eric Ross
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 37 minutes
Type of effect: Gaff deck with video download of 10 effects
Manufacturer's Write Up: WEAPONS is the BEST Gaffed deck to come along in years!
The WEAPONS deck contains the BEST gaff card tricks and tools to have ever been released ALL IN ONE DECK! Gaffs that will kick your card magic up a few levels! Now you can get all these pasteboard miracles in one deck! Each deck contains red AND blue Bicycle Rider Back gaff cards! The Weapons deck contains classic gaffs (some long off the market) and a bunch of NEW ideas! Contributions from Eric Ross, Garrett Thomas, Wayne Houchin, Dan Hauss, Dan White, Doug Conn, and more!
How accurate is the ad copy? Well, first of all, "best" is subjective. The best gaff deck to come along in years? Yes, the deck comes with a lot of old "favorites" that you probably still have in your little card wallets. (ie McDonald's Aces, Pip Trip, Lit, The Princess Card Trick & Presto Printo)
What's in the box? Gaff deck in both red and blue bicycle along with the code to download the video.
Key points: It's nice that you get gaffs for both red and blue decks, but that also means you get "less" gaffs that a standard deck of gaff cards
How are the production values: Moderate, mostly a single waist high shot. Live performances have no audio (patter) and there aren't really introductions to each effect, the video just "starts" and "finishes."
Is it well made: Yes, these are quality Bicycle brand cards
Is it well taught: Eric Ross does a good job explaining each trick and gives credit to the original creators.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" It's only a deck of cards, chances are you'd only use 1 or 2 at a time.
Does it "play big?" Some of these effects are very strong. Lit is an effect David Blaine did in one of his specials.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Absolutely, you won't need anything other than a deck of cards.
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=DVbo0ord-S0