Creator: Anton James
Publisher: Magic Estate
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: Intermediate
DVD Run time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Type of effect: Deck of cards for performing mentalism
Manufacturer's Write Up: MSP is a new tool for the world of mentalism! Crafted to make it easy for you to perform a plethora of powerful mental effects. This special pack handles like a deck of cards and features custom artwork specifically created for mentalism.
How accurate is the ad copy? Spot on!
What's in the box? Deck of cards which consists of 26 cards and 26 extras, duplicates and gaffs. You also receive a paper pamphlet that contains a URL to the instructional teaching.
- Straight Forward mind reading.
- drawing duplications.
- impossible predictions.
- Memorization routines, Readings and More.
- KILLER applications for stand up and close up.
- 26 symbol cards.
- 26 additional cards and gaffs for even more effects.
How are the production values: All of the videos are shot with a camera on a tripod, shot against a curtain backdrop. There are no extra angles or views. The music is kind of a "haunting piano" sound, but it's not distracting.
Is it well made: the deck is a special synthetic polymer manufactured from a "secret" deck maker that Anton is not revealing. However, the deck is water proof and virtually indestructible.
Is it well taught: Anton is a very articulate teacher and is enjoyable to watch
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I love that this is putting mentalism into the hands of a card performer and that you can take what you already know about cards and turn it into a working mentalism routine.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Absolutely, all you need is your packet of cards
Does it "play big?" Mentalism is so hot right now and so I think anytime you can "read someone's mind, it will always play big.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Absolutely, these are all "working" real world effects for both the parlor, walk around and even stage environments.
How original is this idea? Mentalists have always used pictures and or cards, but this deck is a wonderful marriage of both.
Overall score: 10/10
+ 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=D04VnJSTVVk