Unshuffled Kicker

Trick by Paul Gertner
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Unshuffled Kicker

35.00 usd

Trick by Paul Gertner ($35.00)

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More than thirty years ago Paul Gertner developed "Unshuffled," one of the most memorable and influential routines EVER devised with a pack of cards. Thirty years later (and fresh off of fooling Penn & Teller), Paul is releasing the ultimate and FAR SUPERIOR version, which we call "Unshuffled Kicker." This is now the definitive version of this classic routine (and a GREAT resource to learn the Faro shuffle).

The effect begins just like the original "Unshuffled": a selected card is found by "unshuffling" the deck. Strange markings on the side of the deck slowly align to form the word "Unshuffled" written in sharpie on the edges of the cards. To end, the entire deck goes back into numerical order, culminating with the transformation of the word on the side of the deck, from "Unshuffled" to the selected "King of Hearts."

The NEW ending is that the message on the side of the deck changes YET AGAIN to a message of your choosing. Paul used "Penn and Teller" for the wording on the side of the deck. You can make your own name appear, or any slogan or number or design you wish.

The new ending can be added on to any deck design you wish, and is extremely easy to integrate into the "Unshuffled" routine. You receive full instructions on how to perform the classic "Unshuffled," as well as all the details for the new, outrageous ending for "Unshuffled Kicker."

 

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  • Scott asks: Looks like it requires being able to do several Faro shuffles. True?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: True.
  • Madiyar asks: Hi. Can i adapt this deck for Russian language?

    • 1. Roger answers: Yes, you can.
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  • rodney asks: is the tutorial for this product available as a download?

    • 1. Jim answers: Yes.
    • 2. Kyle answers: Jim, where is it available as a download? Because VI does not have that option.
    • 3. Allan answers: I believe that the instructions are only available as a download, that is why you are not given any option. However, it includes a gimmick that has to be shipped.
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  • Ron asks: Do I need to be able to perform a perfect Faro shuffle to do this trick?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes you'll need to be able to perform a perfect Faro for the trick.
  • Ivan asks: Does the video contain a tutorial about how to do a perfect faro and if so how in depth is it?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It does cover the faro but it's not an in depth tutorial.
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Customer reviews for Unshuffled Kicker

Reviewer

Phil

Exactly what I was looking for my routine. I appreciated the great teaching and the explanation of all the nuances that Paul brought to Penn and Teller Fool Us. Even the details of preparing the cards so they last and show well. I'm so happy with this purchase and I'm glad Paul is willing to share this with others.

 
Reviewer

Richard

This is...incredible. Clever, very unique, and customizable, so anything you can think of writing on the cards is possible! Paul Gertner teaches his handling for the original Unshuffled and adds the kicker along with it for an incredible final effect in the routine. I've used Unshuffled for years and will now most definitely be adding the Unshuffled Kicker to my repertoire!

 
Reviewer

Lucas

This is really good. It's a classic routine. You will need to be able to do the perfect faro shuffle. I have been practicing for a few days and I am finally getting it down. It really makes you want to learn the perfect faro, because this is something that you are going to want to perform.

 
Reviewer

James

Unshuffled, is one of my all time favorite card routines. Its fun, interesting, and entertains layman and magicians alike. The kicker ending is a really cool twist, and makes this a lot of fun to perform. I highly recommend it to anyone willing to put in the time.

 
Reviewer

James

What do I need to say? It’s Paul Gertner! If you don’t already do the original unstuffed effect, you should, it’s amazing. And Paul is an amazing teacher as well as an amazing performer. If only to learn the best way to do a faro shuffle, you should buy this. But on top of everything you get a kicker so good it fooled Penn and Teller. Its not for walk around so I won’t do it in every gig, but I will definitely use this when I need it.

 
Reviewer

Abigail

Really good, the DVD explains everything you need to know and how to do the trick. It allows you to personalise your card trick pretty easy and is an amazing effect that left my friends pretty shocked after performing it to them.

 
Reviewer

Garry

A great card trick, over an hour of video play time, it states with the pen and teller show, then he goes into detailed instructions explaning the different set ups, and routines that you can do. i suggest, watch the video to the end first, as there are more than one set you can do, deppending on which one you will do, will have different writting on the side of the deck set up, it comes with a very good quality gimmick, again watch the video before you start tampering with the gimmick.
It is designed for a parlour performance, not for close up.
You can even request for paul to make a custome deck. WoW.

 
Reviewer

Watt

If you already do UNSHUFFLED, you know how good it is. Why would one want this? its a great way to add a kicker ending to the routine. A personal trade mark, or a customized message for the occasion. Customizable gimmick to match your cards and their box. Wet Earase markers should allow for continual change of the final message. Its foolproof.
It helps to have a few arts and crafts skills.
UNSHUFFLED is just so damn good by itself, you really should have a good idea of why you would want to add this to your routine before you invest in it. It IS possible to learn UNSHUFFLED from this product, but, not necessarily the Faro Shuffle.
I know it won't fool Penn & Teller again, but, I know what I'll use it for!

 
Reviewer

John

The follow up to one of the great card effects of modern times, Unshuffled is already a stunning routine but to have the writing change one more time takes it to a whole new level. The gimmick you get is small and works well (don't expect this thing to fall apart after a few uses), and will help you add that extra 10% that'll set you apart from any other magicians doing the same routine.

However, I have docked a star as you won't be able to perform this in every circumstance, Paul uses a rather complex set up for his fool us performance that only really works in a close up/oarlour show rather than a walk around situation, and I'd be weary of showing the gimmick too close to people. But if you want to use this in a show, it is good enough to fool Penn and Teller, your audiences won't have a chance.

 
Reviewer

Gerald

This product is not easy to use. The effect is strong but the routine that builds up requires knowledge of perfect faro shuffles and I personally feel the loading of the gimmick is not very convenient. However, it is a good effect nonetheless and can get great reactions.

 
Reviewer

Allan

The kicker ending that Paul Gertner came up with is really interesting, but I believe that for most cases you would be just fine by presenting the regular unshuffled routine. The gimmick is really well built, but keep in mind that what you decide to appear as the kicker ending can't be changed (or at least it is recommended that you make it definitive). So you will either come up with something that will work in general, or use it only for a very special presentation.

 
Reviewer

Mark

A long time ago a friend bought me a book on the mathematical principles behind card magic. How many riffle shuffles it takes to bring a deck back to original order, and why, was one of the subjects.

So I made a deck with SHUFFLED printed on the side long before "Unshuffled" came out.

I bought this more out of curiosity than because I thought I would perform it. I thought about, not how Mr. Gertner approached the matter, but how I would. Oddly enough, what I came up with on my own--at least as far as what is done with the deck--was quite close to what you get with this product.

There is an awful lot of set-up involved, and not only with the deck. You have to be willing to dedicate something else to the effect--and we're not talking about pocket management, either.

I'd consider doing this effect if I had a Zoom show, or I wanted something for my YouTube channel, or I was going to do one card effect on a TV show--something along these lines. It's a fascinating effect, and may be worth the cost just to learn how it works--but in my view it really isn't practical. When I got it I ran through it once. I was duly impressed. And I couldn't tell you where it is now--although I don't mean this as a reflection on the effect or on Mr. Gertner.

 
Reviewer

Mark

I bought this more out of curiosity than because I thought I would perform it. I had come up with my own approach, and I wondered how close mine was to Mr. Gertner's. (Oddly enough, what I came up with on my own--at least as far as what is done with the deck--was quite close to what you get with this product.)

There is an awful lot of set-up involved, and not only with the deck. You have to be willing to dedicate something else to the effect--and we're not talking about pocket management, either.

I'd consider doing this effect if I had a Zoom show, or I wanted something for my YouTube channel, or I was going to do one card effect on a TV show--something along these lines. It is a fascinating effect, and may be worth the cost just to learn how it works. But I don't think it's really practical. I wonder how many people who bought it have incorporated it into their shows.

When it arrived I ran through it once. And I was duly impressed. But--and I don't mean this as a reflection on the effect, or on Mr. Gertner--I couldn't tell you what I did with it after that.