MSRP: $ 40
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 13 minutes
Type of effect: “Yes” or “No” prediction cards
Manufacturer's Write Up:
From the creative mind of Mozique comes Decisions. An incredibly organic looking test of precognition. A simple yet unbelievable demonstration of predicting your spectators actions! Using two cards one with the word NO and the other with the word YES hand written on the face, you set your spectator some simple challenges. No matter which way your spectator decides to go you are always able to correctly predict the outcome.
Includes routines by Mozique, Peter Nardi, Looch, Ran Pink and Richard Bush.
Decisions is a self working mental miracle taking you back to what Mentalism should be, simple, direct & pure! Each precision gimmick is beautifully hand made by the undisputed king of gaffed cards Rob Bromley. No Sleight of hand required as the special gimmick does all the hard work for you, leaving you to concentrate on the presentation!
Decisions is a utility item designed for the discerning mentalist and is limited only by your imagination! Decisions comes complete with gimmicks, training DVD and a PDF containing some serious killer routines.
- Custom hand made gimmick
- No sleight of hand
- No funny moves (only one card on the table)
- Totally examinable at the beginning and end of the effect
- No nail writing or dry wipe
- Instant reset
- No sticky cards, no magnets or R & S, no elastic or flaps
- Gimmick invisible even at close range
- Instantly reset for a repeat performance!
How accurate is the ad copy? The words “no sleight of hand” is always subjective. Obviously you have to do “something” in front of the spectator. Yes, there is a secret move you need to do and yes, you need to disguise it – and yes, it takes a little practice.
What's in the box? DVD and three cards in an envelope
Key points: this effect was previously released 7 years ago in a very limited run and has not been available to the public for the last five.
How are the production values: There are live performances, but they are poorly shot and with no microphone so the audio is a little lacking. Mozique goes over all that you need to know, but it is very brief.
Is it well made: The prop is extremely well made. I am very impressed with it and am certainly going to make this an “always carry.”
Is it well taught: The stronger teaching is in the 44 page pdf.
My thoughts While I do wish the video had been longer and had included some of these routines, an experienced magician could come with their own strong routines or add this prop to an existing trick very easily.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" This is a very “flat” packet trick – easily carried in a card wallet.
Does it "play big?" if this trick is good enough for Derren Brown, it’s good enough for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs2_qU6pZfQ
Difficulty / Skill level required: this is a very easy to maneuver prop.
How much arts and crafts are involved? none
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) This can be done as street magic or parlor with a table. It’s best to have a shirt pocket or upper jacket pocket for performance.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
X Very Satisfied
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
Alakazam always puts out strong material, I am generally never disappointed with any of my purchases from them.
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn39yBydoCo