Magic download (video) by Harapan Ong ($12.00)
Cullology is a triumphant project by our newest team member, Harapan Ong. The download contains 50 minutes of useful and detailed tuition covering culling basics, right through to advanced techniques and tricks utilizing the cull.
Cull Masterclass: everything you need to know to do the cull smoothly and effortlessly. Harapan is a master at the technique and you can be too. He also teaches two new moves that utilise the cull: Buckle Replacement and Cull Tap Reversal.
Buckle-lectors: four Kings displace into random position in the deck and then collect in the middle, with three selections below them. Considered card magic construction at its best.
Indicated Replacements: the spectator inserts the Ace, Two and Three of Clubs into various positions of the deck in order to find three selections in increasingly move impressive ways.
Come Back to Displace: a multi-phased handling of Bill Goodwin's "Slap Exchange" that will take you off guard.
Mental Reverse: a modern day reworking on the "Biddle Trick" with several interesting new additions.
As part of our Community Captions project, the explanation video for this download has optional English subtitles.
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Christoph asks: hey i want to learn more cull technics so what would be bether.
cullology or close culls? both from harapn ong.
or what cull videos can u recommend when i want to learn more technics for culling multiple cards?
thx for ur answer.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Close Culls contains a larger variety of culling moves.
Derek asks: I just placed an order for Close Culls. Is Cullology a good companion piece, or is it redundant?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Everything on this download is covered in Close Culls, however, it is sometimes nice to see the routines explained in video form.
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Customer reviews for Cullology
Excellent download that really opened me up to new possibilities for the cull! I would recommend it for someone already versed in the cull, but not so much for beginners. For them I would recommend the Road Runner Cull tutorials.
The routines are absolutely brilliant! Could have gone more in depth with the cull tutorial but its not enough to make it any less worth buying at this price point.
The move is very good not hard to do at all and there’s a lot it applications u can do
Very good I’ve just learned another slight that I will use
This should be paired with Ong's Close Culls book. The download just goes perfectly with it explaining all moves in detail. I wish I could rate this something higher than excellent because I would. Interested in bringing your cull game up, this will level you up and then some!
This is such a great video! Very clear explanation and show several different ways to cull. Not just 1 card. The video also shows a few trick that the cull can be applied. Harapan give very detail explanation as well. Slight downside is that the video quality is slightly low quality, but its still watchable.
Just a super download with excelent application for the cull. Well done Harapan this is right up there with Josh's work on the bluff shift. Look forward to seeing more of your work mate..
If you use the cull, the material in this download is first-class. Very sophisticated & logical, I hope Harapan plans on releasing more.
JAIME TREJO C/O
I loved Cullology! I'm a huge fan of the Cull and tried different variations, applications, etc. and the ones taught here are awesome!! My highlights are the Buckle Replacement and the Cull Tap Reversal, WOW, great techniques, great applications, great magic.
For me the best sources for learning the Cull, variations and applications are Roadrunner Cull by Kostya Kimlat and Cullology by Harapan Ong.
This download gives you a very useful tool for creating impossible things with a deck of cards. I can't recommend this enough
The teaching of the cull itself is covered basically in the first 5 minutes. A bit of a disappointment for me as I was hoping for a far deeper coverage of the basics.
Apart from that, this download is full of creative and original applications of an under-applied move.
Worth the price.
Dr. Joaquin M.
I generally think very highly of the things that I get from Vanishing Inc., but in this case it was a bit different.
I have seen many variations on the execution of the cull from many well-respected sources. The technique taught in this video is, in my humble opinion, not great. There are a few issues with this particular handling that can give it away if you are not careful.
I would have also liked to see a little more tips or hints on how to make it flow better than what was given. I am just not sure the instruction was as clear as it could have been, though it is passable enough for some to learn to cull easily enough.
Having said that, the effects shown for use with the cull are first rate and excellent! What is more is that those effects can be done with any method of culling. Another nice thing about them is that they use the cull for something other than what you normally see it used for.
If I were rating this with stars out of five possible, 3.5 is where I would put this. Not a bad job for a first release, but I think the technique is not quite right and the instruction in that portion could have been a little more clear.
I like Harapan's lectures and magic in general, but this only gets 4 stars for the effects. I was looking for a more in depth tutorial on the spread cull but I find the the descriptions are minimal and details are missing, I usually like a tutorial that points out a lot of things to avoid.
The production value is a little low also. The music is louder than Harapan's voice. The music is a bit irritating to my liking.
I'll keep practicing, but I feel like "what I am doing" is just attempts to follow what Harapan is saying and showing without success. I guess this all goes with the consensus that the cull is one of the difficult techniques.
This video is pretty good. This video is very reasonably priced. There is an apparent relationship between the price and production value. The production is pretty bare bones. It appears to be filmed with a camera that is not of super-high quality, but it is not by any means grainy or unwatchable. So there are not a lot of frills here, but the price point benefits from the bare bones production.
To me, there are two reasons to purchase this video. The first is simply to see the spread cull executed competently. Indeed, some may even consider this to be expertly executed. However, it is not "Kostya Kimlat on Fool Us" expert level.
The second reason to purchase this video is the great ideas that Harapan has. Harapan offers some great applications of the cull. While I give this as the "second reason," this is the best reason. Harapan's ideas are great, and are a great reminder that the cull can do more than control cards to the bottom of the deck.
I am glad I purchased this. This helped me on my journey to learn the cull. I am still on that journey, by the way. Feel free to join me by purchasing this video.