We absolutely love Francis Menotti. He comes up with material NOBODY else would possibly think of, and his effects are always intriguing to audiences.
In "Cubic," Menotti combines the best of rubik's cube magic with...the Magic Square, and the result is an UNFORGETTABLE parlor routine.
You display a rubik's cube with different numbers on each colored square. You allow THE SPECTATOR to mix the cube as much as they wish, and yet YOU perfectly predict what all combinations add up to. The method is DIABOLICAL, and the special gimmick (which attaches and detaches from a completely examinable cube) can be used for so many other routines.
Francis Menotti stuns his spectators with "Cubic," and then takes you into great detail on the effect and the many ways you can fit it into a longer Rubik's routine (including an incredibly fooling Card at Number effect!). It takes absolutely no skill with numbers or Rubik's cubes to make this work. The special gimmick does EVERYTHING for you.
“Rubik's Cube + Magic Square = AMAZING , BRILLIANT AND MIND BLOWING”Dan Hauss
Customer reviews for Cubic
I absolutely love this new take on the Rubic. Super simple to perform. The video instructions are easy to follow and understand. I'm a super huge fan of Rubic tricks so naturally I added this to my collection, but this one is definitely part of my collection and show.
The quality of the props — the cube and the gimmick — are unimpeachable. When the gimmick is in place there is NOTHING to be seen! The concept of combining a Rubik's Cube with the Magic Square is an inspired idea and the range of possible presentations is virtually endless. I love this!
I normally love Francis Menotti's stuff, but this one is a little lacking in my opinion. The cube you get is VERY stiff, and one of the worst cubes I've worked with. It just seems like a very cheap cube and doesn't turn well at all. I have even loosened it a lot but even then it is a struggle to turn it. But my main gripes with this effect are: 1. You can only do this once for an audience, it's not something you that can repeat unless perhaps it's been a very long time since your last show with them. 2. You must "set" the cube in a certain way (which is not mentioned on the instructional download anywhere) or else you could run into some embarrassing situations. Francis does tell you how to "set" the cube, but he doesn't mention the specific way in which you must do so in order to avoid the previously mentioned embarrassing situations. You can "set" it in general as he tells you, but just keep in mind that spectators may notice discrepancies if you don't do it a certain way. I have to be vague here in order not to reveal the secret, of course. Overall, I probably won't be putting this in my show. It's not bad, I just feel that it could be improved upon by supplying additional "things" with the routine. Those who own this effect will probably understand what I'm getting at.
Others may like this trick more than I do. The gimmick is well-made and works beautifully. But it's a one-trick pony, and I don't feel the trick is particularly special. IMO there are better magic square tricks and better cube tricks, and I can't see myself doing this one much.
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