Magic download (video) by Juan Tamariz ($9.60)
Tweezers, a dual phased two-card-monte routine from Juan Tamariz, is undoubtedly one of the best monte routines you can perform. The routine is designed for absolute fairness — the magician removes two black tens to act as “tweezers,” while a spectator freely selects an Ace and court-card of contrasting color. What happens next is a slow-paced swindle that belongs in every performer’s repertoire.
The relaxed manner and presentational style of Tamariz is what makes this piece so special. Tweezers offers a rare opportunity to sit down with arguably the greatest living magician and improve your magic ten-fold.
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Customer reviews for Tweezers
This is a nice balance of presentation and sleights. I really like using this in my set. I am a big fan of his work and I was not disappointed at all. I have always found montes to be boring. But I love every part of this.
You can tell a true master from how each detail is important. More than the trick itself, which is well explained, are the principals of performing which Juan gives in this video. Principals that I am sure if you begin to apply to your routines will drastically change the way you perform.
Tweezers by Juan Tamariz is a joyful 3 card monte routine with just two cards -- that you never touch. Routine avoids the spectator being fooled by selecting the incorrect card. Video instructions are clear and includes some of the theory behind the two cards switching places.
this is a great trick!
Every detail in this trick is perfect. I love the subtleties that he teaches in the tutorial. Although you are paying for the method, you also get a mini-lesson in magic theory. What he teaches you here are some pointers on how to bring your routines to the next level. This is also a great monte in general with an interesting basis.
Great card magic, although prior i had worked out the first phase on how too, the second phase and the method was very unexpected on how too, plus he shows a couple of different suggestions and outs at the end, which is a nice bonus thats worth knowing.
Investing your time in the work of Juan Tamariz is never a mistake. Never. This is a cute effect, but it is worth the price of admission just for theory that goes along with it and hearing Juan talk about magic.
At this point, Juan Tamariz's name is enough to make me buy just about anything. This download is a perfect encapsulation of what makes him one of magic's greatest thinkers, creators, and performers.
The effect showcases Juan's signature blend of whimsy and extremely strong magic, with offbeat but relatively simple sleights. Although English is not Juan's first language, he explains the method and the structure of the routine clearly. He also provides some tips on the theory and structure behind the routine, although these are a little less clear (in part because the download only contains the explanation, so to view the performance again you have to go back to the product page) and I'll probably need to spend more time with them to let them fully sink in.
If you already know and like Juan's work, you won't be disappointed with this. If you're new to his work, this makes a great introduction to his style, while being an excellent trick on its own merits. Definitely recommend.
One star off because English is not Juan Tamariz's native language. It would have taken little effort to subtitle the video. Juan demonstrates the trick also teaches it. With that out of the way, this is an effective, beginner-friendly, trick that can be quickly learned. One has to listen closely to understand the performance wisdom that he teaches. He talks about directing attention and doing the trick in a way that does not confuse the spectators. His experience shows and this effect is a good trick and wisdom for under $10.00.