Creator: Brian Kennedy
Publisher: World Magic Shop
MSRP: $ 35
Skill Level: Intermediate
DVD Run time: 31 minutes
Type of effect:
Jumping ink, spectator's signature jumps back and forth between two cards.
Manufacturer's Write Up:
One of Ireland's leading creators - Brian Kennedy has finally released the work on his signature routine - HACKED The spectator clearly signs a playing card before their signature visually jumps onto a totally different card. Cause a spectator's signature to transfer from one card to another whilst it is held in their own hands!
The signature vanishes from the first card and appears on a completely different card - before making the return journey for a kicker ending!
DVD and custom gimmick included.
How accurate is the ad copy? 100%
What's in the box? DVD and 1 gimmick
DVD teaches how to build the effect as well as use it.
How are the production values:
Moderate. The DVD has nice HD close up shots, but seated performance shots have a colored wash to them like they were not shot with enough light.
Is it well made:
The gimmick is well constructed.
Is it well taught:
Brian teaches you everything you need to know, and he even gives you 2 live performances in a real world setting.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked):
I liked that this is highly visual with a great kicker ending, plus it's nice to have an effect that works with 2 spectator's instead of just one.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?"
The gimmick is a single gimmick that will fit easily into your deck, or fit snug in a card wallet.
Does it "play big?"
I think the visual of a spectator's signature leaping off the card and then back again is a real brain scratcher and has the potential to fry someone if performed correctly.
How practical is this for the working professional?
The gimmick could fit in your card box with your other cards (if you were willing to carry less than a full deck). I'd then perform this trick first, ditch the gimmick and go into some other effects.
How original is this idea?
Of course thee are plenty of jumping ink and shifting ink effects and I think most of us are used to signatures jumping from the backs of cards, Brian has devised a great little miracle that allows the spectator to witness the signature jumping from the face of the card that adds a nice twist to this classic plot.
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=SaYmOPX_QXM