We love the format of this new DVD with Jack Carpenter. It’s him alongside other legends like Stephen Hobbs and Steve Mayhew, all doing tricks for each other. The collaboration is what keeps this set fresh, and it’s all hardcore material for the expert card magician. Not suggested for beginners, but a great collection for those who adore the pasteboards.
MORE INFORMATION: In the first of a two volume series You Are Invited to join an exclusive session with six of the most secretive card men in the country. Tonight, you'll take a seat by the fire next to Steve Mayhew, Tobias Pashia, Steve Dobson, William Conine, and Stephen Hobbs. Sit in on the discussions, share the laughs, and learn some exquisite card magic that is completely unknown outside the inner circle. The level of expertise is intimidating, but don't worry, your invitation is signed by the leader of the group—the legendary Jack Carpenter. Jack hosts the session and tips some of his remarkable magic, including:
Scarne's Dream, a flash production of four aces, out jogged in a fan; Harry and Bess, a visual two card transposition in which Jack teaches the real secrets behind his famous "Impulse Change"; and the devious "Perfect Center Deal" in which the aces are actually placed in the center of the deck, and with three simple moves, none of which is a pass or center deal, you deal them to yourself. Looks perfectly effortless, because basically, it is.
Steve Mayhew performs the equally perfect Labyrinth Blackjack in which the spectator decides where he'll deal from, when and if he'll hit, and you still win, every time. (the explanation appears later on the forthcoming Mayhew DVD.)
For the first time anywhere, the elusive Steven Hobbs performs and explains Revised Reset, his much sought-after handling for Paul Harris' Reset.
And there's more, including Blind Lemon Aces, 1 2 3 4, Spinner Aces from Jack, and a uber-convincing in-the-hands Triumph from William Conine known as Finally.
Only a handful of magicians have been lucky enough to session with "The Carpenter." Today, that group includes you.
But what is the most valuable thing to me though is that after viewing the DVD, you will feel as if you've met the guy. The real guy. You'll get some insight as to how he thinks, how he works and what his real personality is like. And anyone who knows the work of Jack Carpenter knows how valuable that is. If by any chance you disagree with me and "just want the tricks", you STILL won't be disappointed. There is some devastating material here, much of which I'll be using
If you have ever wanted to sit in on a high powered session - this is your chance! All in all, this is one of the better card magic DVD's to come out in a while and I highly recommend it