Creator: Steve Dela
MSRP: $ 35
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 1 hour 3 minutes
Type of effect: Corbuzier's Free Will plot
Manufacturer's Write Up:
Have the ability to predict the actions your spectator is about to take! Steve Dela has created a powerful piece of mentalism that fits neatly into your wallet.
Will to Read contains two powerful "mind reading" effects. Combine them together and you can produce a full "hard hitting" routine. Now add your BIP Book and you have an entire act!
Three objects (pen, card and coin) are placed on a table. Your spectator places one in their pocket, keeps hold of another and passes one to you. Even though every decision is super fair, you proceed to reveal, that, the exact location of each object has been previously predicted ahead of time within the "torn out page" of a book.
If that wasn't enough, you can then ask your spectator to simply think of ANY word from either side of the page. Then, with NO questions asked, you can start to reveal it letter by letter. Once they confirm the 4th letter in a row, you proceed to tell them the entire word!
How accurate is the ad copy? No deception
What's in the box?
- Custom designed and printed gimmicks
- Full "in depth" training DVD, complete with routines, handlings and variations by Steve Dela and Peter Nardi
- The torn out page can be in full view the entire time
- No switches necessary
- Spectator can hold the prediction
- Every choice is super fair
- Always 100% correct
- No flaps, just one piece of paper
- No moving parts, nothing to break
- Fits neatly into your everyday wallet
- Everything is included to perform straight away
- BONUS... includes "All About Eve" (1 page book test)
- BONUS... BIP Book reveals also built in!
How are the production values: Live performance plus Peter and Steve back in a studio living room set going over all of the needed information. Pretty much a steady cam as they sit on the couch and talk - well shot, well mic'd.
Is it well made: Alakazam went over and above to make sure you had everything you needed plus MORE than you need. No bare bones items here.
Is it well taught: The DVDs are packed with information - Peter Nardi and Steve Dela talk for over 20 minutes before you even get to see the routine! Then you get a killer routine from Peter and Steve!
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I loved that this is basically Corbuzier's Free Will plot in the easiest form I have ever seen it. I have owned previous versions that made this out to be so complicated (and with moving parts) this is one piece of paper you can carry in your wallet and it hits as hard as any piece of mentalism that you can do.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" this could not pack any flatter, I am going to carry this all of the time in my Infinity Wallet (sold separately from Alakazam)
Does it "play big?" I think mentalism and predictions are some of the strongest pieces of magic that you can do - and when the spectator seemingly has a free will in all of the decisions - this could not have a bigger impact in my opinion.
Difficulty / Skill level required: so easy to do.
How much arts and crafts are involved? if you can tear paper with your bare hands, you can do the necessary preparations.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) No angles, no rough and smooth, no gnacky movements, no ditches or doges, this is so stinking easy.
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
I had a previous version of The Free Will effect and after getting 'Will to Read' I have sold my other versions and now this is the only one I carry
+ 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=LVoeKVf_Qe0