Creator: Omni Ved
Publisher: Beautiful Mind
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 1 hour 15 min - gaff tutorial 50 min
Type of effect: card prediction
Manufacturer's Write Up:
4 Predictions, 1 Revelation, Unlimited possibilities. Indigo is your Ultimate-Unlimited Prediction Effect!!
Imagine 4 different spectators each have a card freely selected. The cards are then switched as many times as the spectators want. Once the spectators are satisfied, you turn over the prediction that has been in FULL VIEW since the beginning. The prediction shows the EXACT selection chosen and who will end up with EACH CARD!
USE LITERALLY ANY PREDICTION (Card, Bill, Anything that fit in the gimmick).
No stooges! No switching! No writing! 100% Self Working! and it's EXAMINABLE
How accurate is the ad copy? The trick uses a gimmick that is NOT examinable. You will need to "ring in" a prediction card that is examinable
What's in the box? A plastic bag with the "contents" to build the gimmick and a code for the download.
Key points: The prediction is on the table since the beginning and remains untouched until the trick is finished.
How are the production values: Poor, to begin with the performance video cuts from a live performance and jumps to the middle of an explanation (???) Whereas I normally appreciate lots of content, this is a one file download that is over an hour long, so it's hard to navigate to the parts you want to watch - especially when the English is hard to listen to - it doesn't make for an enjoyable learning time.
Is it well made: You are supplied with good materials, but you get to build your own gimmick
Is it well taught: English is not Omni's first language and the English is very hard to decipher and follow.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): The tutorial to build the gaff is also almost an hour long. You only get one shot the entire time and Omni's English is poor. I would have rather paid $40 and received a gimmick I didn't have to build.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Yes, nothing else is needed besides the deck of cards and the gimmick prediction card.
Does it "play big?" A mental prediction always plays well where the prediction is made in advance. But most magicians can vigorously make that happen without the means of a complicated gimmick. Sure this allows the spectators to change their minds and swap cards, but remove that one element and any skilled magician could do this trick with a borrowed deck a sharpie marker and an index card.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) I don't like it. I think the gimmick has angle and noise issues that eliminate the possibility that this is a single thin card.
How original is this idea? The gimmick is using a very old technique to secretly skate from one written prediction to the other.
Overall score: 5/10
* this looses a ton of points for me as it's $30 and you literally get no DVD and no workable gimmick. You're paying $30 to build the gimmick yourself and then painfully navigate the long video to figure out what to do.
+ 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=eG8DZWCmXFM