Picked this up after watching it live, after watching it over and over from all kind of angles, you won't be disappointed perfect for the real world.
Exactly what John Carey says. This is by and far one of the best utility moves I have come across, and Paul's applications are down right jaw-dropping material. Get it, learn it, and you will, not beyond a shadow of doubt, be putting it to use immediately.
So this week I picked up Alakazams new release, the V.S project by Paul Pickford. It's a long time since I've had had as much fun watching a magic DVD as I've had watching this collection. Firstly, Paul comes across as a really nice, down to earth guy who obviously loves magic. To begin with he discusses the history of the technique, which was inspired by Ed Marlo's visual retention change. Paul teaches his approach and variation in exacting detail. I've used the Marlo technique in my own work and while it is a great technique, you have to watch your angles. Paul has finessed the technique so that your angles are so much more favourable, making this a real utility for the working card magician. Paul's version looks so casual and fluid and in the routines performed and taught you will see how well he has worked out the motivation and choreography for the technique. Lets look at the effects: 1. Hofzinsers Aces. Two versions are taught. The first version caught me badly, highlighting Paul's disarming style and excellent technique. 2. Double Thought. A very effective and entertaining double thought of card mystery inspired by a Derren Brown piece. 3. Ace/Kings transpo. A very sweet multiple transposition. 4. 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I really enjoyed this effect with a card taken, peeked and merely thought of. 5. Fourway. Another commercial revelation of a selected card. The V.S switch makes this so streamlined. 6. Psychic Ace of Spades. A very slick two card transposition. 7. Two thought of cards. Super direct! 8. 3 card sandwich. A roller coaster ride of multiple effects that really showcases the move. 9. Magicians Assistant. A lovely commercial card revelation using a spectators name. 10. Inevitable. A superb prediction piece with two decks. 11. The computer pack. A great take on the Dunbury delusion. 12. Aces to pocket. Love this! A beautiful kickback style piece with the aces and a selection. 13. The Travellers. Some very nice thinking here. 14. Colour Mark. A highly visual colour changing deck. 15. Brain whack. Paul's brilliant take on a Paul Harris classic, whack your pack. The standout of the collection. Final thoughts: I am truly delighted to add this 2 disc set to my collection. I had the technique down within less than 30 minutes. I've already applied it to two of my own effects. It truly is a great utility and I give it my highest recommendation. Well done Paul Pickford!Write Review