Magic download (video) by Ju Heum Yeon ($7.00)
A practical Invisible Deck routine using a REGULAR DECK OF CARDS.
Perdu is an upgraded version of an iconic Allan Ackerman effect that allows you to perform the Invisible Deck without needing a trick deck or gimmicked deck of cards.
With Allan's permission, creator Ju Heum Yeon set out to create an Invisible Deck routine with a normal deck of cards that:
- Allows the spectator to name (almost) any card before opening the card box
- Doesn't require any flipping moves before the spectator can see the back of the chosen card
- Is simple and practical
- Can be rest within seconds for walkaround performances
The result is Perdu!
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Customer reviews for Perdu
I am a big fan of Invisible Deck effects with regular cards, so was keen to see what Ju Heum Yeon had added to Allan Ackerman's classic. The video looked interesting because there is a 'moment' when you first see the face-down card that adds a convincing touch (if you know the original effect this will make sense!).
Unfortunately, the performance shown is not Ju's 'everyday' version and you end the effect 'dirty' and will need to 'clean up' the spread pretty quick. The 'everyday' version of the effect, which is taught for most of the download, adds nothing to Allan's classic method, in fact Scott Robinson's Riding the Wave (which I first came across in Trapdoor decades ago) is altogether a much more elegant solution offering 'in hands' or 'on table' spread options. I appreciate videos often show the optimal performances, but Ju himself even states that he uses his 'everyday' version the most and the one shown he only uses occasionally or for the camera. Maybe this should have been made more clear or maybe the 'everyday' performance should have been used. I was just expecting something that added a bit more to the Ackerman effect. Sorry Ju.