Trick by Patrick Kun, The Other Brothers and Abstract Effects
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A remarkably creative and powerful thought-of card to sharpie routine unlike anything we've ever seen!

"It's the trick of the year for me!" Ekaterina

"Absolutely genius - a true piece of magic!" Piff the Magic Dragon

Note from Vanishing Inc.: While we do stock this product, please be advised that we did not create the trailer. Please refer to the description below to learn more about "Summit".

Teaming up with Abstract Effects and The Other Brothers, Patrick Kun is thrilled to introduce "Summit".

Using a practical method that can be carried in your pocket, you'll be able to conduct a thought-of card to Sharpie effect without any complicated switches of the cards or sharpie. Once a card is in play, it stays in play.

Here's How The Effect Works:. Your spectator thinks of a card and you hand them a Sharpie to write it down. Yet, the Sharpie won't write. Confused, you take back the Sharpie and open it up to reveal that there's actually a rolled up playing card inside. The Sharpie and card REMAIN IN VIEW THE ENTIRE TIME. They then name their card and you turn over the playing card from the sharpie to show it matches.

Built to look like a real Sharpie, the "Summit" gimmick was designed to be carried with you everywhere. It resets easily, making it ideal for close-up magicians and street magicians. It's easy to do and comes ready to go out of the box. There's even a method for performing "Summit" in your virtual magic shows!

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: While there is a method taught that uses equivoque and one that DOES NOT use equivoque, both methods are designed to make the spectator believe they have made a free selection of 52 cards. However, their selection is secretly limited to a bank of 12 cards.


Customer reviews for Summit



When I first saw the trailer I couldn’t work out how this effect was possible. When I watched some reviews before I received Summit I felt a little disappointed but once I watched the tutorial I realised that some reviews were a little harsh. The effect itself is good and to the spectator is amazing. The trailer makes it seem like any card can be chosen which is not true and I think that is what a lot of people have been most disappointed and annoyed about. In truth, the spectator is able to think of a card from about a quarter of a deck (there does not need to be a physical deck). This is still a reasonable range and to the spectator feels like they just thought of a random card. I performed this and when the card is pulled out from the sharpie and the spectator names the card, due to time misdirection it feels like they named a card that has magically appeared in a sharpie. As another review states there are some parts that are 3D printed. I had a minor chip in one of my parts but this doesn’t effect the performance. Also the 3D parts are never seen by the spectator if you have good crowd management. The reactions shown in the trailer are real as this is the same reaction I received when performing Summit. If this was a little cheaper I would say it is worth it but due to the price I would say only buy it if you like the effect and don’t expect to just say to your spectator, think of a card and then pull out that card from the sharpie. There is a little more involved but if done right gets a great reaction from the spectator and they will feel like they thought of a card that magically appeared in a sharpie.


Einar Aron

I love love love this effect and the overall story of it. Starting with a pen that stops working because their card is in it is brilliant.
Like other reviews, I agree with the disappointment of the poor quality of the gimmick. It’s thin, 3d printed and broke the first time I tried practicing it. I was unable to receive extra gimmick.
If that’s the way the gimmick is supposed to be, there needs to be an option to buy extra gimmicks for cheap which is not possible at the moment. It shouldn’t break in the first place.



the quality of the trick is poor but idea is great and I get big responses. The gimmick broke so I bought another one. I make a lot of money so if you want something that lasts this is not for you.

VI Monthly


It's a decent effect, and clever method. If this specific effect appeals to you, it's worth a look. That said, this is somewhat similar to a lot of different effects out there, and the method is a bit clunky relative to the payoff. But I think the biggest issue is quality. The guys at abstract effects are extremely clever, but unfortunately they have started 3-d printing many of their gimmicks, this one included. I broke two of the gimmicks right out of the box -- and I tend to handle gimmicks gently -- but they just snapped in my fingers. 3d printing is great for prototypes, but definitely not for final products. (Vanishing Inc, in their usual impeccable customer service, arranged to replace the gimmick).
Due to quality, not recommended.



do not buy it. When I got to the summit I was very disappointed, this is very expensive and this is in  poor quality.
please save your money.


Community questions about Summit

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  • Robert asks: Trailer says no equivoque. But can the spectator name any card? Trailer says no switches of the card or the Sharpie. But I saw a comment that there is sleight of hand. Is there a full performance video anywheres? Hard to believe what the trailer says and shows is the whole story when it comes to the performance. Thanks.

    • 1. Jim answers: They do teach a version with minimal verbal influence. They also discuss using equivoque. So you have options. Technically, they are honest when they say that there are no switches of the card or the Sharpie. There is some sleight-of-hand involved. No full performances that I have seen. The effect is good, and the method is workable—this is not a pipe dream. That said, don't invest in this because the trailer fooled you, or because you want to know how they can do the effect with the stated conditions. Buy it if you love the effect and you want to perform it. We are getting near exposure territory with some of these questions, so I'll leave it at that.
    • 2. Jeff answers: Ekaterina has a full performance with her review of Summit in YouTube and I found it to be helpful with my decision to make this $55 purchase.
    • 3. Michael answers: There is a newer video on YouTube that shows several different ways to perform this trick. I own it and love it it’s definitely worth the $55. It can also be done on zoom. My favorite way to perform this is on zoom and have multiple spectators giving me parts until we have a final thought of card. This method is demoed on the other brothers you tube new video of full performances. But they do it live in Las Vegas. This can easily be modified for zoom.
    • 4. Marshall answers: An earlier review mentions that you will get a great idea of the concept from an online review. This is so true, and I think she goes a little further to almost give you 90% of how it will work…or maybe it is my experience with props that allow me to understand. Remember, this is for laypeople, so I personally think it will slay. Having said that, I think it's slightly disingenuous to infer that the card will be chosen before it's revealed, but it is close to that. I will purchase it because I see many ways to use it, and it’s a great trick.
    • 5. Garry answers: your sugestion to view, Which is: Ekaterina has a full performance with her review of Summit in YouTube. Ive just watched this, and it looks to me more like you force a suit card by sugestion, rarther than any thought of card, any card reveall. There video add is filming the spectators reactions more so than demonstrating the full perfomance which to me is a bit suspect.
    • 6. Garry answers: For these reasons it has swayed me in to, not to buy this product.
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  • Stefan asks: Is the gimmick well made? I have watched tutorial only, don’t have the gimmick and for me it seems to be well made and i don’t understand why there are so many comments of gimmick being broken.

    • 1. Al answers: Given the quantity of negative reviews, I'd stay away from it.
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