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Level One

Trick by Christian Grace
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Level One

30.00 usd

Trick by Christian Grace ($30.00)

In stock. Order now — we'll send it first thing Monday morning
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Level One By Christian Grace

This is a slow-motion, visual vanish of a deck of cards.

What does it look like?

You have a card chosen and replaced in the pack. The cards, in clear view, are gently waved, and half the pack slowly disappears. Another wave of the remaining cards and all the cards vanish. Except one. The selection.

"Level One" allows you to visually, gradually vanish a deck of cards until you're left with just one card. And this card is completely examinable.

  • No flaps
  • No magnets
  • No threads

The gimmick is unbreakable. It's one piece and has no moving parts. It will never wear out or need replacing.

The best part of "Level One" is that you can learn it within minutes. It works with any pack of cards and you can perform it surrounded. This was our sellout, hit trick at Blackpool 2019. Get yours today before it sells out again!

What you will get:

  • Solid State gimmick that will last a lifetime
  • Detailed online video instructions

"Incredibly visual and convincingly magical."Cyril

"The best deck vanish that I've ever seen."David Berglas

"Level ONE is a Game-changer." Ollie Mealing

"Level ONE is so versatile. I can't wait to use this." Think Nguyen

"Level ONE is the perfect illusion."Michael Vincent


Community questions about Level One

Have a question about this product? It's possible others do too. Ask here and other Vanishing Inc. Magic customers will be able to respond with assistance! Alternatively, email us and we can help too.

  • Guy asks: Short sleeves?

    • 1. reed answers: Absolutley!
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  • Michael asks: Can the selected card be different each time?

    • 1. Christoff answers: Yes, not only can any cards be chosen, but any deck back design can be used.
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  • Mark asks: Do you end clean?

    • 1. Robert answers: It involves a gimmick that can concealed in your hand. After the deck vanish, in the action of turning over the remaining card (the spectator's selection), you can steal the gimmick. You can leave it "palmed" or casually go to your pocket as you hand out the card to end completely clean. One of the performances shows each half of the deck jumping to your back pocket. The magician removes each half and place them on the spectator's outstretched palm. In that case, after the second half vanishes leaving only there card, you have a perfectly logical motivation for one hand to go to your pocket (to get the second half) and you could ditch the gimmick at that time to end clean.
    • 2. Darrell answers: After much practice in the mirror and before assistants, if I can’t end clean - that illusion isn’t ready to include in my act yet.
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  • Rick asks: The vanish looks good. The cleanup looks ok. But how do you get into the vanish from card selection. What's the reset like. Good for strolling (repeated, closeup use)?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Reset is nothing. You get a solid state gimmick. You can ring it in like an omnideck.
  • Robert asks: Great looking vanish. Any video clips coming showing a full routine? I understand the vanish but am curious about getting into position (ditching the deck and ringing in the gimmick).

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Think of it like omni deck. You need to do a switch, but can do it when the heat is off.
    • 2. Christian Grace (creator) responds: Yes! There are full routines and performances in the private Level one fb group. You can access the group via the tutorial link page from Friday 12th April 2019! Enjoy :)
    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Think of it like omni deck. You need to do a switch, but can do it when the heat is off.
  • Thomas asks: Can’t it be used as a deck production from one card to half the deck to the whole deck. (AKA in reverse)

    • 1. Thomas answers: Can*
    • 2. Andrew answers: In theory yes, but would be harder, and less clean then the vanish
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  • Thomas asks: Totally one handed?

    • 1. Sebastian answers: The vanish is one handed but to make a full routine you will need two hands in order to achieve everything.
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  • Thomas asks: The ad says, “slow-motion, visual vanish“. Can it be done with a slow shake?

    • 1. Sebastian answers: Depends on how slow you are thing to do it. I have not yet received it byt from the video , i wouldnt go to slow in the vanish, but that can only be said once we receive our gimmicks!
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  • Thomas asks: Do instructions tell you how to get from a thought of card to their card being the last card remaining?

    • 1. Sebastian answers: The instructions dont cover any routines. It is just instructing you on the workings of the gimmick. You will have to come up with your own routines.
    • 2. Daryl answers: I think Thomas' question may be from someone rather new to the art of card handling. If I may, I would suggest they learn the classic Pass, perhaps the most important sleight any card handler should learn at the outset of their training.
    • 3. Christian Grace (creator) responds: Yes! There are full routines and performances in the private Level one fb group. You can access the group via the tutorial link page from Friday 12th April 2019! Enjoy :)
    • 1. Sebastian answers: The instructions dont cover any routines. It is just instructing you on the workings of the gimmick. You will have to come up with your own routines.
    • 2. Daryl answers: I think Thomas' question may be from someone rather new to the art of card handling. If I may, I would suggest they learn the classic Pass, perhaps the most important sleight any card handler should learn at the outset of their training.
  • Mark asks: If I understand previous questions/answers correctly, the spectator's card is not part of the gimmick...? So you could do this with a signed card?

    • 1. Sebastian answers: Yes you can do this with a signed card !
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  • Brian asks: Can this can be done with an ACR routine? Is the gimmick easy to ring in?

    • 1. Andrew answers: This is perfect for ACR in fact this is my replacement for the omnideck at the end of a ACR. The video instructions will also teach you how to bring it into play, and isn't very difficult but will take a little practice like most effects
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  • Brian asks: What are the storage requirements of this gimmick? Can it withstand being stored in sub zero temperatures and temps in the upper 90’s without warping? Asking for a friend.

    • 1. Andrew answers: Without saying what the gimmick is, I can say that I wouldn't worry about storage of it. The gimmick is made of a strong material, and I regularly have it in my side pockets when performing in hot temperatures without fear of damage. While I've not personally tested in sub zero, I actually can't see any reason why that would damage the gimmick considering what it is made of.
    • 2. Brian answers: I’m talking about storage year round in a vehicle in Chicagoland. Temps get very cold and hot here. As I carry many gimmicks to have nearby at all times. I can’t keep them all on hand at all times.
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  • danny asks: When do the preorders get the download? And where would i find it ince it is made available?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The download is in your account :)
  • Robert asks: Just purchased and watched the video. Totally did not predict the nature of the gimmick -- very inventive! One thing I would ask of Christian is to provide a video that does include a full routine, be it an ACR or whatever, that shows how he rings in/out because that part isn't clear and leaves me with a lot of potentially clunky maneuvering. The video doesn't have to be public -- just for those of us who have purchased the gimmick.

    • 1. Christian Grace (creator) responds: Yes I do provide full performances and routines AND content will be continually added. There are full routines and performances in the private Level one fb group. You can access the group via the tutorial link page from Friday 12th April 2019! Enjoy :)
    • 2. Robert answers: Thanks Christian.
  • rene asks: do i get a download link right after purchase, to see its mechanisms and handling?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes, you do.
  • Mark asks: Yes could there may be a video by Christian of how he gets to the position of making the deck "vanish" leaving the selected card please (as in the promo video).

    • 1. Christian Grace (creator) responds: Yes! There are full routines and performances in the private Level one fb group. You can access the group via the tutorial link page from Friday 12th April 2019! Enjoy :)
  • Marlin asks: 1. The ad states "You have a card chosen and replaced in the pack. The cards, in clear view, are gently waved, and half the pack slowly disappears.", but in answered questions it indicates there is NO routine with this, no explanation or instruction of HOW to have a card chosen and then revealed at the end, is that correct?? 2. Why does everyone keep referring to "Ringing in" the gimmick etc???? I first thought it was a typo for BRINGING in the gimmick, but the term is used over and over. What is "Ringing"??

    • 1. Joschka answers: Ringing in a gimmick = bringing a gimmick into play. I understand the confusion. Magician lingo, I suppose.
    • 2. Christian Grace (creator) responds: Yes! There are full routines and performances in the private Level one fb group. You can access the group via the tutorial link page from Friday 12th April 2019! Enjoy :)
    • 1. Joschka answers: Ringing in a gimmick = bringing a gimmick into play. I understand the confusion. Magician lingo, I suppose.
  • Eloy asks: Really nice looking vanish! Once the card and gimmick are prepared, can you leave them on the table before the vanish happens, so you can have your hands free before the effect happens?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The gimmick could not be left on the table.
    • 2. Christian Grace (creator) responds: In the four of a kind table production taught on the private level one fb group I teach a way of storing the gimmick with the box ‘hands free’
    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The gimmick could not be left on the table.
  • Joseph asks: How would this fare in a parlor or cabaret situation? Is it safe and effective at a distance?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It certainly is!
  • Stephen asks: Can the card be signed?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It can be any card, including a signed card.
  • Peter asks: Solid state gimick indicates electronic fundamentals. From what I have seen and heard this is not the case or am I wrong. Are you really saying it is solid in its state. I am an engineer and I take the misuse of electrical wording describing something to heart...thanks just setting record straight...if it is indeed what I think.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There are no electronics. It is a solid gimmick that maintains its state.
  • Keith asks: Is it safe to assume that this will work for left-handers?

    • 1. Christian Grace (creator) responds: Absolutely! Enjoy :)
  • Lawrence asks: For those who don’t use Facebook, can those videos be made available in some other format?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I would recommend making a "fake" Facebook account—that way, not only do you get access to the videos, you also can ask Christian questions and share ideas with the growing Level One community.
    • 2. Danny answers: Vanishing Inc. - with all due respect, you never answered the question...not all of us use Facebook. Some of us do not use it for very strong reasons and so setting up a 'fake' account is not really an option. So, we are still wondering if the videos will be made available to none FB users? Let's hope that you figure out a way to include all of your customers....
    • 3. Robert answers: I agree. I'm not on FB anymore and am not willing to set up a fake account. I realize that's my issue and Christian's private FB group is already set up and probably has many users, but isn't there a way those instructional videos can be made available to the rest of us via download through our Vanishing Inc. account or something?
    • 4. John answers: I don't use FB and never will. It's really unfortunate that the groups can't be hosted in a forum on this site. It automatically eliminates a large group of would-be purchasers (myself included) that choose not to patronize FB, fake account or not. I'm disappointed.
  • Karsten asks: I don't have, and refuse to have a facebook account. Is there another way to access the content?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The extra content is on Facebook only at this time. The instructional content is in the link provided in the packaging. We will gradually transfer over Christian's videos from Facebook, but not the videos from other users.
  • Neal asks: Can a beginner do what is necessary for this trick?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Many customers are reporting that it takes about an hour or two practice, regardless of skill level.
  • BGG Reviewer asks: Is Level One a Vanishing Inc exclusive?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We produced it.
  • Tyler asks: I bought the gimmick recently and got the tutorial videos that come with it, however I am hyped to see some routines of this on the FB group. How do I go about finding the link since it was purchased.

    • 1. Tony answers: Hi, You can search Level One on FB and answer a question to join the group ;)
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  • Larry asks: Can the vanish be performed at face level. ie: more visibly to a larger audience. A banquet group for example?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yup!
    • 2. Larry answers: Sorry, I don't think you're correct. A banquet group - say 10 to 20 tables - will NOT be able to see this unless you hold your arm very high. And the trick won't allow that.
  • Filip asks: hi , i have a question about lvl one , its is possible to take 52 cards to 1 in one step ? or i always have to make two steps like 52 to 26 and then 26 to 1 ?

    • 1. Tony answers: You can do that, vanish 52 to 1 in 1 step but I don't think it's a good idea
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  • Lewis asks: Is it possible to do a three step vanish with the gimmick or is it restricted to two?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The vanish works in these stages: full deck; half deck; single card. You could vanish the single card at the end, if you would like to make the routine longer.
  • Marlon asks: What is the gimmick made out of?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is made out of a very durable plastic.
  • Austin asks: Is there any slight of hand that you have to do

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Not specifically, but you will have to learn how to use the gimmick and rehearse with it.
  • Gary asks: How does level one compare to DECOY? Thanks

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: With Level one you can ditch the gimmick, so you can use a signed car if you want to. Level One is much more robust so you are very unlikely to break this gimmick. I think Decoy might be a bit more visual but they both look great.
  • Maksymilian asks: Does it require many sleight of hand? I have small hands, will it work for me?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: IT requires practice. Smeller hands may have some issues.
    • 2. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It requires practice. Smeller hands may have some issues.
    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: IT requires practice. Smeller hands may have some issues.
    • 3. Maksymilian answers: And is the gimmick size similar to omni deck, smaller or bigger?
  • Casey asks: Is the gimmick something you can easily carry in a wallet?

    • 1. Tony answers: Yes! The gimmick is small and easy to carry
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  • Gary asks: can you use a bridge deck or must the deck be a poker size deck?

    • 1. Tony answers: The bridge size will work as well
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  • Charles asks: You say someone with small hands will have some issues. Can you quantify "small"?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: As long as you can hold the deck in the way that is demonstrated in the trailer you should be fine.
  • Henry asks: Do you have to construct the gimmick

    • 1. Dottore answers: You have to do one minor thing to the gimmick, but otherwise, it is ready to go.
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  • Ryan asks: do you have to be able to palm a card?

    • 1. Tony answers: It involves palm
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  • Jack asks: can this be performed in a quiet room?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes.
  • Danny asks: I am interested in this, however, it appears as though the routines/tips/ideas are all attached to a fb group. What about those of us who are not on fb - how do we access all of this information?

    • 1. Jim answers: Make a generic/fake FB account, and use it to join the group.
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  • Sang Soo asks: Can you leave two or more cards at the end of the trick?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes you can end with more than just one card if you want to.
  • kevin asks: Regarding the Level One by Christian Grace Several times answers referred to "tutorial link page from Friday 12th April 2019". What is this, and how do I get to the "tutorial link page"? I want to join the Level One FB group.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Write customer service for questions like this.
  • Gami asks: 1. Can you slowly vanish the whole deck and leave one card or do you have to do a half then a half 2. Is there any sleight of hand?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is a two step vanish. So, half, then half. And yes, there is some sleight-of-hand along with the gimmick. It's not self-working.
  • Vernon asks: Would it be possible to make the gimmick yourself in case the one supplied gets broken?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Not really, but the one supplied will not break. It's solid.
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Customer reviews for Level One



Straight up fantastic.
It’s not what you think it will be if you know how most deck vanishes work and it is simple yet devilishly clever I love level one. It great fairly easy to use when you get the nack for it and gets great reactions from my experience.



Definitely the trick of the year! I was surprised at how easy this one. After ten minutes, I had the basics down. After another hour, I was very comfortable with it. Excellent product, gimmick and explanation.



Amazing!! A cleverly crafted gimmick which will last you for ever !!!
The best vanishing deck I have ever seen!!



When i first saw this performed it blew my mind. The gimmick itself if amazing and you can tell alot of work and thought have gone into this product. Its one piece and pretty much unbreakable. The tutorial for this is very in depth and full of information and to top it all off there is a private Facebook group dedicated to this gimmick with a brilliant community already with lots of people sharing tip and help to different performance ideas so you and use this in alot of different applications for example there is a brilliant phone camera trick you can do incorporating this gimmick... Took me roughly an hour or so of practice to get this down to a fair decent standard... Overall 10 out of 10 ????



When I received the gimmick (I don't watch the "how to" until I receive the item), my first reaction was "uhh...no %&#$@ way is this going to work." How wrong I was. NO STRINGS, NO FLAPS, SMALL GIMMICK, NEARLY ANGLE PROOF. This is everything you could want in a deck vanish...aside from making the entire deck vanish. You are left with one card..or two..depending on what you're doing. I pulled this off multiple times with very little practice. I do have smaller hands so I had to really pay attention to some minor buckling. Loosen up the grip, and all is good! EXCELLENT PRODUCT! THANKS!



This is simply SUPERB.!!!
Easy to learn, and the gimmick will last you a lifetime.!!!
10/10 Christian.!!!



Level one is THE best vanishing deck you will get your hands on, I never leave the house without it! There’s a way to bring it into almost any routine!



Level One was one of the most talked about effects at Blackpool, and witnessing Christian demo this at the Vanishing Inc. stand, it was a sight to behold. Undoubtedly a contender for trick of the year, Christian has created a gimmick that ticks all the boxes for a graceful effect. This will be your new EDC. Taking up minimal pocket space, not only does Level One look great on camera for social media, Level One can also be worked seamlessly into an impromptu card effect. The tutorial is an excellent production and Level Ones Facebook group has amassed some great exchanges of ideas, and Christians support is second to none. I look forward in anticipation for Christians continued creations, as Level One is truly next level!



It’s even fun to practice! Not something that you’ll be doing perfectly in 2 minutes. Takes a little time to get it right. The Facebook group is full of helpful tips and routines. I love it.



Level One is exactly what I expected and well made. I viewed this as a purchase of the explanation of moves provided in the tutorial. I have not been a big fan of card magic in the past but I will use this in conjunction with other card tricks to enhance the overall performance. A little practice will be necessary. I would recommend this to other magicians who might use a deck of cards in their performances. There are a number of tricks which could be combined with that would make sense.



Absolutely love this product. Ive managed to get the best reactions ive ever got with just a little pratice.
Definitely a must buy for the price. Guaranteed to wow.



I have been vanishing decks at the bar for a while...but when I saw this I immediately clicked and bought it. I can't wait. After watching the instructional, I can say this is a complete worker in every sense. I foresee this as not only a deck vanish, but a deck switch and transposition in the works ready to come. You are going to have one of those, "why didn't I think of that" moments, but I am happy Christian thought of it and brought it to market. Game changer!



Best gimmick I have ever bought. So fun to play with and way easier than I thought it would be. Looking forward to the Facebook group going live!



Surely an early contender for the release of 2019...When Christian first showed me this, I got hit with that same feeling which got most of us in to magic - utter bewilderment! He then showed me what the gimmick was, performed it again, and that feeling didn’t change. This is instagram magic made for the real world...as well as taking up virtually no pocket space, the gimmick will last you a lifetime! An incredible bit of thinking from one of the nicest men in magic.



This is probably the most complete deck vanish I've seen in a long time. From the gimmick to the tutorial Christian has thought of everything.

The tutorial is taught in a logical manner and answers all the questions you are going to ask just as you think of them.

I would 100% recommend this to any magician out there!



this is genius. The type of thing you can have ready to perform at any time at a moments notice. Truly amazing visually. This is never going to let you down in performance, its very easy to get to grips with. This effect will go with me everywhere from now on.



This effect is something of pure beauty. Taught very well, goes over every detail. The best part about this entire project is the extra routines and thoughts on the Facebook group. This is a must buy for anyone looking for this kind of effect!



This is an amazing gimmick, wasn’t on board with it at first but after a month or so messing around with become more comfortable performing it, it is a powerful piece of magic.



It is what I thought it would be. Happy I did not have to do it myself. No prototyping, just start to play. Also nice video.



I got this few months ago, till now I never leave home without it, it's the perfect closure and ending trick to my close up act whether it was a street performance or a restaurant gig, leave your audience with a visual impossible effect that they will remember forever.



S, this gimmick is super simple, creative and fun! I truly did not expect the inventiveness of the design and it's simplicity.It can be used for as many things as your imagination can devise. It requires only a minimal amount of practice compared to some gimmicks but packs a great visual punch. i have added it to my Ambitious Card routine and am loving the direction it is taken me. i definitely say that, for the price, this is a winner!



Spent a solid nights practice with this and love it! This effect can fit any magician's character. You'll have to develop you're own routine with it , but that's all part of the fun!!! The deck vanishes in two phases right before their eyes. What else could you ask for in a deck vanish???



This is going straight to my professional repertoire and I am sure will stay there for years to come just like the venom cube and my slot okito box. Truly magical , not overpriced, instructions are clear, gimmick looks like it will last forever, a Facebook page of people that owns it sharing their ideas and routines, couldn’t have ask for more to be honest.
If you are on the fence of buying this and you are an intermediate magician that already knows basic moves of card handling and misdirection you will not be disappointed, this will be the best finale for your ACR.



Best deck vanish ever the solution is great would recommend for anyone



Absolutely fantastic. The most versatile deck vanish I've come across. It's perhaps more knacky (and with some angle concerns) than some of the ad copy and Christian's Q&A have suggested. But the very creative Facebook group you get special access to provides ample support and regular new routine ideas. Buy now!



The item may seem surprisingly minimal, but the trick itself is actually wonderfully clever, and if it goes well it genuinely leaves a sense of wonder in the observer.



Incredible trick! It takes some time to perfect but otherwise it is pretty easy to perform! There is a small setup but not to much. As performance angles go, it can be done about 180 degrees around. Anyone who is behind could see an exposed view.


Lexie L

Very good looks very magical







I was extremely lucky to get my hands on this early, and it's was love at first sight.

The effect involves a gimmick and a little slight of hand, which isn't very hard to learn, and was actually really fun to play about with.

What is really great about the gimmick for me is the size. Even with a 2 piece suit I find it hard to find space for a new gimmicks without making room, but if you can fit a pen, you most likely can fit this.

The effect is strong and visual as you can tell from the trailer, but what's important to note is that the angle is indeed forgiving, and not just a camera trick. I perform this to large groups without fear.

The tutorial teaching is clear, and goes through the main vanish, then teaches us how to set up, and to end clean.

I'm hard pressed to think of a negative about this one. You are very likely to flash if you don't practice...but that is most tricks. Apart from that, learning to set up the trick while performing is a little hard, but definitely worth the time



I haven't received it yet but I am stunned at the just watching the how-to video as to the simple genius of this. Makes sense. It's direct for the audience. It's easy to bring in and out from what I can tell and what a way to hit the spectator(s) with something they don't see coming in revealing a chosen card. What I really liked was how the training video was made. It was mimed the entire time with relaxing chill music in the background yet every single possible move was so easy to understand what was being conveyed. This alleviated the sometimes-hard-to understand accents of a the individual teaching or poor audio etc. Excellent! Can't wait to start incorporating this into my routines. Easy to carry around for an impromptu performance. Thanks for all of the hard work on this!





Nicely done!simplicity at it's best .surely something you will carry in your pocket. Along with your thumb tip, ring flight ,cards, coins .ect... strong visual effect without having to add a bundle of material to your walk around props. If your going lite you want this stunner in your arsenal .be ready to have the hash tag miracle worker next to your name. Strong visual effect.



This video provides exquisite attention to detail -- many thanks! This is an excellent level of quality for others to emulate. I do not want to denigrate anyone else's work, but how wonderful it would be if everyone would use such diligence to produce video instructions!



this level one is very good,i would highly recommend this to anyone,many thanks.



I am loving everything about level one. There is so much to do with it and a whole community focused on taking Level One to the next level



This is a very clever gimmick. I have small hands and short fingers but after playing around and making some adjustments to placement this is a real fooler. Even bringing it in to play was easy with the right misdirection and taking it back out was easier. I would recommend it



Great gimmick, ingenious trick. I'm basically a plantigrade when it comes to card handling, and yet this trick works (almost) effortlessly. Let's say it took me longer to use a pencil than to learn the handling. Amazing.



This trick definitely takes some work but I’m having a lot of fun with it. It looks great and the gimmick is solid. I know the ad copy already said that but wow it is so simple and strong. If you get this, plan on putting it in your will.





A lot of vanishing deck gimmicks don't last very long. But this is a solid state gimmick and this is going to last a lifetime. It's knacky but it's worth putting the time in to practice. The effect is visual and you end really clean too.



the method for this trick is so far off the mark from anything I would expect! It is super clever and very cool. the handling itself is not easy. It will definitely take some practice, but I can see myself getting better and better each session. I love that the gimmick will absolutely last forever.





Fantastic effect that lives up to the hype. The gimmick is durable and should last a very long time. I really like the various handlings that are presented as well to help spark magicians’ creativity with this device. Just be aware that the effect does take some practice to get down smoothly since it does rely on sleight of hand. Highly recommended!



I tend to favor sleight of hand, gimmick-free magic. When I do buy gimmicked magic, I need to be able to end clean and I never want to feel disappointed after receiving the gimmicks. This gimmick blew my mind. This is exactly the type of gimmick that I open up, practice with, and feel that it is 100% worth every penny I've paid for it. I can't explain how great I think this gimmick is. Long-lasting and again, worth every penny.



Got this for Christmas and I love it. I was not expecting a gimmick like this ! It's very clever and well thought and it should last a veeeeeeeery long time. This is not an automatic gimmick that will do all the work for you. I won't lie, it will take some time and some work to master it and maybe do it as good as Christian Grace does but within a few hours of practice only, I'm almost able to do it now. The required moves are a bit of a knack for sure but it's worth it in my opinion. I would say it's not for beginners at all as it requires quite an intermediate sleight of hand level, however, with work it's still achievable. The 3 routines and the explanations that come with the purchase are really nice and detailed enough by Christian with some tips on the handling and on the psychology involved and they all take advantage of Level One cleverly . The 1st routine is a great example of how to introduce and the gimmick easily during the performance. Very smart ! Everything is justified and natural, I definitely love Christian Grace's way of thinking with well constructed effects for a high impact level on the spectators. I even think it's quite angle-proof and can be very practical if you learn how to use it and to manipulate it properly. If you love deck vanishes and if you're not afrait to put some effort in learning some sleight of hand, go for it !



Excellent teaching method, and this one will take some practice before perfecting it, but it is well worth the time spent perfecting this effect. It helps to pay attention to the tips given at the end of this instructional video. It is important to make certain that you keep a light touch on the device and your card. This makes it easier to rotate the device so it works as it is intended to work. I really like this trick, but it will take me quite a long time to be able to execute this effectively. It is well worth the price and the time that is needed to perform it well.



So simple. So wonderful. Took me 10 minutes to practice, and friends were floored by the results. It's also a product that will last a looooooong time. Thanks for the awesome concept and delivery.



Christian Grace is a card magic powerhouse.

He has a ridiculously smooth style, even at the toughest moments. It is apparent in Switch One and even here in Level One.

I had no clue what to expect with this prop, and when i saw what it was i was happily wrong on all fronts. Nothing mechanical or finnicky that might have a chance of snapping or breaking mid performance.

If you are fairly comfortable with handling a deck of cards, there’s nothing too crazy here. You’re going to need some misdirection (either in the form of audience management or an off-beat), some form of acting is required, and everything else is motivated and covered.

I can definitely see myself doing this as an alternative to an omni deck finish (which I might say, due to the nature of the prop, a little easier to introduce). The equivoque performance is nice as well, and something I’d see myself performing.

Teaching is top notch. Definitely happy with this one.



I love that you can travel with this easily. Have it around to keep poking around with until you get the knack. And then once you can start using it to fool the portability means you'll likely always have it around. It can clearly be worked into so many routines you already have, giving them an extra smack at the end.



I was familiar with this product before getting it but had not had the chance to play with it. I've been working with it for several weeks now and I'll reiterate what others have mentioned; this is non-trivial to use well, especially if you're hands are on the small side. I've been a card sleight-of-hand guy for decades but I find this quite tough to use. I do think if my hands were a little bigger it would be *much* easier and I probably wouldn't realize what a problem it could be for someone with smaller hands. For me, my hand placement needs to be exactly right, and even then I find I often have to reposition for part 2 of the vanish. So, conclusion, I love the product and think it's brilliant but would caution anyone with smallish hands to be aware it may take a long time to really get comfortable with it.



Not for beginners. Will require hours of practice to finesse what is done in the video. Scathingly clever. Angle sensitive.
Otherwise, brilliantly conceived. Bravo. I'm practicing it daily.



the download video doesnt include live performances, as mentioned in the blog post. no routines/applications were shown, as stated in the blog post. disappointed because of that! otherwise it seems doable and i am looking foreward to see the reactions of the spectators.

hope there will be a different video in the downloadsection, that delivers on the promisses.



Clever gimmick and easy to learn from the video instructions. Though, I’m not sure if I understand the trend of no talking on instructional videos. It’s certainly not hard to learn from the non-verbal instruction, and I understand the benefit of language-agnostic instructions, but I prefer videos that verbalize the subtleties, nuances, and handling tips.



Not sure what I expected to receive when I ordered this but this definitely wasn't it. This is an incredible tool for ending a card routine or even as an effect itself. The item is very well made and is quite resilient. I would say that it's best to keep it either in a pouch or away from things such as keys and definitely don't get it wet.

Without revealing too much some dexterity is required and the ability to perform a double lift will greatly improve one of the possible routines.

At first I wasn't overwhelmed by the video instructions, however once I received the gimmick and was able to practice along with the video it was fine. Not amazing but it served it's purpose. There are also several full routines actually included too that more than make up for the initial video.

I would definitely recommend this as an alternative ending to an ambitious card routine although I'm sure others will find other uses for it. There's also a Facebook group you can join where people contribute their own routines.

Overall a great product although let down by some below average instructions. Especially when compared to Vanishing Inc's usual ones.



Misleading sales copy:
"The best part of "Level One" is that you can learn it within minutes."
I am up to 600 minutes of practice and it still looks awful. Yes - it is seems like a great effect and the gimmick is well made and will last a long time. But do not be mislead. This will take work.
That said - I am really looking forward to mastering this in a few weeks and trying it out.



A great effect, but oversimplified as far as the handling goes. You had better have nimble fingers and a bit of dexterity. Large hands won't hurt either. If you have any issues with arthritis or finger dexterity, don't waste your money. This will need a lot of practice to pull off well or you will surely drop the gimmick and expose the trick. Hoping that I can pull that off before it winds up in the unused gimmick drawer. Solid gimmick that will last a lifetime, but....



I waited a few weeks before writing this review only because my initial thoughts were that I needed more practice. Just know that you need above average finger dexterity with the ability to do this at the correct angle. Once I received the gimmick my first thought was how horribly overpriced this thing is. While it is a brilliant concept and the visual is good, the price is, well....I suppose if you throw in the instructional video (with absolutely no talking just sub titles...wait, what?) you can justify the cost. Finally, the move is just plain difficult and it is hard to replicate what you see in the trailer. However, this is my experience, yours can be much better. I won't be using this effect, though. It was not what I was expecting.



I am sorry to have purchased this product. It's not worth much, and if it had been my first purchase from this fine store, I'd have questioned their integrity.



This gimmick is really good and the vanish is very visual however you can not perform it surrounded even though the ad copy says you can and the teaching is absolute crap. It was really confusing and christian did not even say a word.



You receive a gimmick along with a video download of Level One. Once you get setup you will need endless amounts of practice (and I mean endless). This trick isn't for the faint of heart. I left the gimmick on my desk and picked it up every time I passed by. After about a month of dedicated practice I started using it for walk around gigs. The reactions were decent but not worth the hours of dedication involved. Angles are an issue so be aware. Overall, this is a great concept but not the most calculated gimmick.



So, I dont give bad reviews, and I dont think its "Below standard" but its not pretty good. This is great in theory, its not "easy to use straight out the box" that may just be for me, but ive spent thousands on magic and I know a good product when I hold one. if this was 15$ it would be awesome, but it misses the mark by a good bit.

Level One by Christian Grace