ShareMagic for Ukraine Bundle
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Customer reviews for ShareMagic for Ukraine Bundle
Great! This tool can be used in many routines. Thank you Chad.
Spineless is a clever routine, as one would expect from Chad Long, who presents it succinctly and entertainingly… A disarming variant of a book test, involving crowd participation and humor…
Great! Packs small, plays big, not a card trick, lots of spectator involvement....all goodness.
The variant discussed at the end particularly interested me because it's NOT a book test.
excellent trick and tutorial so brilliantly executed and explained.
Thank you so much for doing this, Vanishing Inc! It's great seeing the community coming together for a good cause. I loved your selection of guests; all of them brought something new and exciting for me. I already blew a few minds at work with Ondrej's look-away-cardtrick ... and that's just the beginning.
Great handling! I love the vanishing coin at the end...
This is a really difficult move, but well worth the effort. Once you get the sleights down, the handling is very smooth.
Most everyone in the average audience has seen a book test at one time or another. It's been done on America's Got Talent for the multitudes. A page is "randomly" chosen and the performer gets a word on the page. No suspense the ending is known from the start of the trick. This is a different variation on a book test where the ending is not so obvious at the start. Using a book of all loose pages that are mixed and shuffled gives an air of mystery to the routine. What is the magician actually going to reveal? Then there is the false ending where the performer seems to mess up the trick before the final reveal. A fresh look at an old book test.
I don't do coin magic but if you do it's a really nice routine. And Rune is so funny, it's worth it just to watch him.
What a great routine, i will definitely be using this, although i am biased as i love chads work. Easy to do yet is highly entertaining and has plenty of opportunity to have fun with your audience. But can be played straight if that is not your style. Not something i would have looked at being a 'card guy' so thank you vanishinginc and chad long for sharing this great routine. Highly recommended.
great teaching value and a move that has many uses
This is an excellent routin aplicable for so many mentalist tricks, to be used with postcards, comic books etc. the posibilities are endless, the metod is very simple and do not need so much slide of hand, this could be uses for small groups to stage, plays big and flat to carry. very good for an openning, I laike it because it is comic too.
Spineless by Chad Long is part of this bundle:
There are big advantages in doing a booktest Chad’s way. It is the opposite of stuffy and formal book tests. It is freer and more relaxed in procedure and in tone, with far more audience participation. And it’s more convincing: it’s a real book that’s torn up. Set-up is thus minimal. There’s no expensive book that too often is phony-looking. The selection process is logical and looks very open and fair: nothing sneaky needs to be done to change what was selected or to peek it. There’s no magician’s guilt as the move is simple and very well concealed. There is no technology that could malfunction. There is no memory work (beyond remembering the word!). The word selected can easily be changed for the next performance. There is great freedom for customised patter, and there is freedom in the reveal. (I’m not a fan of the dictionary reveal, but there is scope for gags.) My initial thought was four stars: I wasn’t knocked over. However, the longer I thought about it, the clearer its unique advantages became.
Chad Long's effect is creative and funny. Plus, Chad is a creative and funny magician. He's a mix of Steve Martin with ... I don't know - I probably should that thought more about that. Anyway, this effect, Spineless, is genius, and opens the door to so much potential. Chad does have bonus features at the end, where he goes over some other applications. Def worth it!
Pretty good, and I am not really a coin magician. I don't recall if the video tells us where to get the specific gimmicked coins that are used in the video. I really like the extra Darth Vader newspaper effect. It could be done in conjunction with the PATEO force to force Darth Vader as a prediction. Thanks for the video.
That was absolutely fun, which is what I like! Of course, he has plenty of humor to go along with it. Not the least part is tearing up the book; which, like tearing up one or more cards from a deck, effects a destruction that captures my sensibilities and values. As much as I like what he did with a book, I may like even better the road map--perhaps even circling my small home town in Montana.
Thank you Chad.
I always enjoy Chad Long's presentations. The explanation in the video was very clear. The video includes an important move which can be useful for different tricks. He also shows some variations for the presentation. One of the good things in Spineless is that you can involve several spectator's. Even though I might not perform it myself, I'm glad I know it's the for possible future use.
Great routine! Great directions! Very doable!
Before I begin with my reviews, I’d like to thank everyone for joining in for this donation for the Ukraine. I know very little about the war and so this is all I will comment on for that. I’m a hermit that doesn’t watch TV. I digress…your heart matters. As for the magic…
Spineless (Chad Long)
I am not reviewing Spineless by Chad Long because I am not a fan of book/word effects. That does not mean they are bad but simply that I avoid them because they are not my style. However, I do think a beginner could pick this up quick.
Klink (Rune Klan)
I like Klink. I am not good with coin effects or routines, but I am a fan of coin magic, nonetheless. Rune has a great personality; it made me smile. His patter is natural (if he has a patter) and not written down. I have done coin magic like Hopping Halves and Scotch and Soda but other than that I have strictly been a card worker. However, I am just beginning in coin magic, and have a set of Chinese coins to work with, I will certainly try this effect (with different patter). This trick is doable by beginners after practice but not too bad if you have worked with coins.
Tivo 2.0 (Dan and Dave Buck)
I do not know much about Dan and Dave other than the fact that they are skilled magicians (or artists) who have been around for a while and can produce great looking magic. Tive 2.0 looks great. The trick here looks great also. I would say this trick will take some practice (in my opinion), I will try it.
A practical book test (mentalism presentation) with mixed-up, separated book pages from a disassembled paperback. Great audience participation combined with a simple, subtle move that does all the work for you-- leading to a strong ending. Lots of opportunities for humor while presenting. The routine can be applied to other print media as well. Well worth your attention!
This video gives you a performance and an explanation of the coin trick klink by Rune Klan. You will need a gaffed coin but it's free so you can't complain. It has a move which you can do with a ungimmicked coin so even if you don't want to get the gaff still you can use this move. This is an amazing download. Download this today!!!
Thank you so much vanishing inc for not only making this free, but also getting really good magician's on to teach good, thought out tricks. This includes some great stuff and because it's free, it should be in everyone's account
A generous package of magic for a great cause. Rune Klan's Klink is astoundingly beautiful and funny. Got to get me a certain coin gimmick...
I'm a beginner, and I really appreciated the routine, the explanations are simple and stress on the importance to justify the Final-Move. It will make me look like a professional when I perform this for my friends! Thanks.
Excellent book test. Well crafted routine and excellent suggestions for variations. The Bill Simon force is excellently disguised with Chad's patter! I really like this!
Those are quite a couple of amazing ideas!, I´m already putting in practice what I just saw. Such an inspiration about creativity.
Great explanation and great use for my next shows!
This event and download was beyond magic! The charity and thought behind it makes the world go round with empathy and Unity.I give great gratitude to the Vanishing Inc team for putting this together.
Great bundle with a variety of performers. Vanishing Inc put this project together and it is a nice thank you gift from them. I'm glad that they made it. The video was released in April and it's cool to see so many performers come together to support Ukraine and the magic community as a whole. Download this and it will be well worth your time.
I didn't get to join or watch live. I was looking forward to watching it. All the guests were entertaining and were willing to drop some "gems" for the viewers. It is ironic, that I saw ollie mealing as a guest because I just recently discovered who he is. His control project gained me some unique card controls. I enjoyed the stream and I am glad it was for a bigger cause than usual.
Excellent trick. Very clearly explained.
The one thing I would like to add it that people may think that you saw the first word. If you can find a page with only a few big words you can have them think of a long word and do a MOABT style book test.
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Rune is one of my favorite scandinavian magicians and these 2 variations on coins across effects are very clean and innocent. Love the glass and handkerchief bit, altogether Rune has used existing sleight of hand from known coin magicians and put them together in his own take of coins across. Best of all no difficult palms!
Rune is amazing - also hilarious
Chad Long is awesome! I'm not saying anything we don't already know. This effect blows people away.
I love a trick that fools me when I see it. Great job Chad!
This was incredible not throw away stuff lot of goodies in this video thanks vanishing.
This is the way real magic should look
It was beautiful to see, so many fantastic and kind performers giving their time freely but also teaching some of their magic. So great to see and learn and all for a fantastic cause. Seeing George as well was a little special but the icing on the cake was the robot dance at the end, I have never laughed so much, thank you all for a fantastic day.
It's Rune Klan. Say no more!
This is superb and easy enough to learn, great way to start Ambitious Card from the middle of the deck.
Thank you, Vanishing Inc. Magic, for this great bundle of fun tricks! I want to take the time to share a review of one of the tricks specifically, Chad Long's "Spineless." (I tried to post this on that particular product page, but I acquired it through this bundle, so the system restricted that post.)
"Spineless" is a great idea, easy to perform, and CAN yield a stunning moment. If you watch Chad's explanation video for "Spineless" and want to perform it, I recommend you use Roget's International Thesaurus, because the reference numbers in that book are better-suited to the reveal he describes.
Meanwhile, the main reason for posting this review is to remind fans of Vanishing Inc. Magic that choosing the correct VOLUNTEER is critical in most tricks. Joshua Jay explains some elements of this in his amazing "Six Impossible Things." When I performed this trick for a gathering of about 30 teachers and their spouses, I learned the hard way that not everyone is suited to be your volunteer. I showed the "random page" as you'll see Chad Long do in the video, and asked the volunteer to silently read and memorize the first word on that page. "Do you have it?" I asked. "Yes, I have it," she replied. But by the time I got to the point where I ask her to tell everyone her word, she said, "Uhh... I didn't actually get it." I recovered by showing her the page again, but as you can imagine, the WOW of the trick was deflated...
This bundle of videos is a very humble gesture to remind us of whats happening in Ukraine, so a job well done VI. Now for the content. There are a lot of performances with good material in all the videos. As a beginner, these presentations were a charm for me and I was able to learn quite a bit. I am not done with all of the content yet but was keen into writing this review for the quality that it brings.
muito muito muito bom, thkx
I saw Chad Long lecture at Abbott's back in 2021, and he showed Spineless. It was a great effect, but my notes were incomplete as I tried to write down everything. I was kind of stumped as to where to find this, so I was very happy to find it as part of the Ukraine promotion. This is a great book test, easy to present, super easy set up, nothing to remember (except page location, and you could probably use a fake marker and have the location already on the paper). Lots of built in humor that makes this a funny presentation as well. I'm looking to add this into my act as early as next year!
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