Fringe

Magic download (video) by Max Lukian and Giacomo Bigliardi
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Fringe

19.95 usd

Magic download (video) by Max Lukian and Giacomo Bigliardi ($19.95)

“Fringe” is a massive project showcasing how one of the most criminally overlooked gimmicks in card magic can be used to make some of your favorite card tricks cleaner and more fooling than ever!

Available exclusively at Vanishing Inc., this joint project is brought to you by Max Lukian (who burst onto the scene with his best-selling download Toaster) and remarkably creative Italian magician Giacomo Bigliardi. Join them on a deep exploration of how you can perform powerful and visual new variations of classic card tricks with a simple gimmick that can be made in less than one minute with just scissors and glue. No splitting cards. A child could do it.

This extraordinary download features 10 complete routines, including a hyper-visual Open Travellers where 4 cards (and only 4 cards) instantly travel between your hands and an impossible transposition where a signed selection appears in your spectator’s hands. Combined with multiple Biddle Trick variations that feature a visual disappearance of the selected card, as well as additional work on the Mystery Card, Cannibal Cards, Sandwich Routines, Cards Across and much more. “Fringe” is unbeatable value.

Even if you think you might be familiar with this gimmick, you will still greatly enjoy the variety of original, thoughts and handlings packed into this impressive 3-hour download. Particularly, the clever methods for invisibly switching the gaff in and out.

Once you see how incredibly easy it is to make the “Fringe” gimmick and the immense potential it holds, you’ll be kicking yourself for not discovering it sooner. So, don’t wait any longer! Download “Fringe” today

Running time: 3 hours 35 minutes

“Fringe is one of the rare few things that gets me excited while watching magic these days, but it’s also one of the rare few things that is actually practical and easy to do! All the thought that went into this is just astounding!”Avi Yap

“Great to see this underused principal brought to life in such a creative way”Christian Grace

"One method, two experts and countless ideas. Learn how to breathe new life into an old secret. This comprehensive guide shares the revival of a prestigious method, with deadly and versatile consequences. Simply the best collaboration I’ve seen."Ollie Mealing

“I’ve seen the work, the depth and the creativity that went into this project... and I am so very, very impressed. To take an almost forgettable concept and not only make it impactful, but stunning, speaks to the dedication these two have for their craft.”Jeremy Griffith (@lost_angelus)

 

Community questions about Fringe

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  • Marshall asks: Do you have to make the gimmicks yourself?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Many magicians own the gimmick already but if not, Max and Giacomo teach you how to make it (and it's REALLY easy).
  • Carl asks: Will I need to buy any special materials to make the gimmicks?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: So long as you have some cards (any deck), a pair of scissors or a knife, and some glue, you're all set!
  • William asks: How does this compare to Joshua Jay’s Overlap which is out of print? Several of the tricks in both trailers look similar.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: While both seem similar, Max and Giacomo go in-depth on this gimmick and provide you with 3 hours of content as well as multiple uses.
  • Steven asks: What level is this for?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It's always a hard question to answer. You're definition of intermediate may well be different to mine. However, the gimmick is something a child could make. I tested this by asking my 6 year old to make some, and she managed it in minutes. Some of the effects use a palm, or cop. But most I would describe as easy. Hope that helps.
  • Kyle asks: do i need fringe scissors?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No. Just normal scissors.
  • James asks: 1) Are the 10 effects/routines completely explained from get-ready to get-out? 2) Does this project assume previous knowledge of the tricks and only cover the integration of the gimmick while performing? 3) Does the magician need to be seated? Thanks!

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: 1) Yes, it is 3 hours long! 2) No previous knowledge is needed. Everything is covered in huge detail. The gimmick will take you seconds to make. My 6 year old can do it. (I tested!) 3) From memory, only for one of the routines. Hope that helps.
  • Patrick asks: I do a lot of gaff work, could I use DMT instead of glue in making these?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There is no need to use DMT when making the gaffs.
  • James asks: Maybe I asked too many questions in previous post. Does Magician need to be seated during all these effects? Thanks~

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Being seated is not needed for all the effects, no.
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Customer reviews for Fringe

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Daniel

Really cool tricks and wonderful explanation by the magicians in the videos. This gimmick is very clean, fun and easy to make and improves all kinds of different techniques and card tricks!

 
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Christian

This project gets the creative juices flowing. Great Value for money! 10/10

 
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FRANCESCO

Wow, this is something quite new to me and there are very powerful new applications explained. I saw a live demo of some of these effects from Giacomo, and they blew my mind.

One of my favourite effect is "mirage" (but there are 10 to learn and to choose from). Quality of the video is good as usual, with very clear instructions on how to perform the routines, how to build the cards and how to switch the gaffs.

I can't see to show these effects in close up when it will be possible again soon :)
(the gaffes are really easy to build... you just need some glue and standard scissors)

 
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Ollie

Very good

 
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Jake

I gained a ton of value out of the handlings for this gimmick. Definitely something I want to start performing as soon as possible.

 
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Aidan

Hands down amazing. The gimmick is easy to put together and Max and Giacomo do an amazing job explaining how to both make it and use it. I really appreciate the 3 hours of content and the tricks are absolutely mind blowing. Can't wait to show people what I've learned!

 
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Jeffrey

This is gold especially the ''Open Traveler'' one of my favorites. If you don't know how this is done this is a good starter for you.

 
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Joseph

 
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Frank

Very detailed explanation for each step of the process. Also explains options among various materials and reasons why some may choose certain ones over others.

 
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Dan

 
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Norm

Fantastic

 
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Lisa

Ok so I really wanted to write an in depth review to let people know what they’re getting into. First off, I love this download soooooo much. The tricks are real workers and once practiced I believe they will fit right into some of my strongest magic. The visuals are insane and the thoughts and variations Giacomo and Max give on each routine are very good.

Open Travellers - one of the biggest pieces in here and maybe the most difficult. I think with practice this is a masterpiece and it is constructed very well.
Bidder Trick 1: this is one of my favourite and has a very visual vanish. Once again a very strong and well constructed piece of magic.
Biddle Trick 2: this is different to one and is just as good with another ridiculous vanish. Very good and practical
Mirage: my favourite here. This is an extremely magical piece and I think that it is incredibly powerful.
Sucker sandwich: a very nice piece. Good construction and an impossible switch.
Cannibal cards: one of the fairest cannibal cards you will see. There is a fun moment at the end and this is once again a great trick
Mystery card: very very good - this will also take a lot of practice but once handled correctly I think it can be a very powerful piece. The switch taught in it is incredible and can be applied to lots of other things.
Cards across: I think this is one of the lesser tricks of the download but it is nonetheless an incredible trick. A very fair thought of card across.
Trapped transpo: the switch in here is great - the routine is not for me but I think many people will love it and the switch taught can be applied to many other things

The teaching of the construction of the gaffs is very in depth with a few helpful tips to maximise their effectiveness. There is also a section on switching the gaffs in and out which is really great.

The extra thoughts contains a fantastic card through box.
One negative is some of the sleight of hand moves are brushed over a bit - although they are simple moves with many tutorials for them all over the web. If you are a beginner keep this in mind although they are explained pretty well.

Overall this is a steal at this price. Great job Giacomo and Max :)

 
Reviewer

Anthony

Love these approaches to lose a card. New decks are slippery so do you put a tacky substance on your hands to grip them?

 
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Ronald

Very nice so far.

 
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Andrea

 
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Peter

Uncertain. I have a lot to learn :-)

 
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Robert

That's pretty cool. I did not see that coming from the preview video! I can see that it'll be easy to make these gaffs, just as promised. The descriptions of the various types of overlap gaffs was sufficiently clear and to the point. I'm impressed so far!

 
Reviewer

Scott

Great tutorial and you see to follow.

 
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Scott

I'm a relative "newbie" that's getting back into magic. When I saw this shown on Facebook, I thought it was pretty slick. Obviously though, I wondered if it was "newbie friendly". Staff from Vanishing and community members quickly addressed my questions. First, YES, it's newbie friendly. Next, NO hard to create, oddball gimmicks are necessary (though there is some minor set-up necessary) making it applicable to any pack of cards, and easily hidden in the pack. Finally, the video package itself is AWESOME with 3 plus hours of instruction including detailed instructions on how to create the necessary required gimmicks, and videos demonstrating several routines. For someone looking for a cool series of effects (especially "newbies" looking at starting to up their game) this is a GREAT choice.

 
Reviewer

Steven

Great explanation and step by step instructions to construct the necessary gaffs. Plus, the additional rationale for "real" card gaffs rather than printed gaffs makes so much sense. The ability to have the card edges "sound off" when running the thumb across the gaff and normal cards is a powerful subtlety -- next level thinking. Thanks.

 
Reviewer

José Luis

So, big fan of Giacomo here so my review might be biased, but this is absolute gold. Effects are brilliant, the gimmick is really clever and these to men here explain with such a clarity that you end up with no doubts about what, when or how to do anything. I´m not only talking about the reveals, but also about the way they show you how to make the gimmicks (which is ridiculously easy!). I strongly recommend you to buy this, and I encourage you to go check more stuff from these guys, because it´s amazing.

 
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Kieron

Technically, I shouldn't be writing a review yet... I just bought the download and have only watched a couple of sections. But this gets 5* based on the Mystery Card and Open Travellers alone. Great work guys!

 
Reviewer

glenn

good quick very understandable explanation

 
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jonathon

Fringe is the biggest benefit to all major high class Magician's who do card effects this idea that design is top class because it is an 350 year old idea that has change close up card magic to a new level ! It just simple ! Great Magician's like Paul Gordon, John Carey and ed Marlo and Daryl have used in their own one to one class the 10 effects that you learn is more than the cost of the knowledge that you get! there are several effects that you do ! If you got the creative mind! If this was a hard book and you play £100 for it you will think that you have found the best book on cards that you have ever seen! Love it !

 
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Marco

 
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Jay

Basic, good overview of series and the gaffs to be explored... Personable presenter. Too much echo in audio.

 
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David

 
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Ira

 
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Robert

Would prefer one continuous video rather than short chapters. Bad sound. Badly mic’d?

Fringe by Max Lukian and Giacomo Bigliardi