We see many torn and restored card routines come and go, and we have to admit -- several of them look really great. But the reason we pick Counterfeit by Wayne Houchin as our favorite in the genre is for its practicality. This isn't a "torn and restored" routine that you can only do head on or for small groups. We've seen Wayne do this in nearly every setting, and it looks just as good in real life.
Counterfeit is a piece-by-piece restoration which is not difficult at all. It is, in fact, easier than all piece-by-piece restorations we know of. This effect has a lasting quality, and your investment in the routine will yield a piece you can do anytime, anywhere, with minimal preparation.
When Guy Hollingworth popularized the piece by piece torn and restored card plot, he set off a wave of creativity and adaptation which still ripples through the magic community. With each year it seems the visual clarity of the effect inches closer and closer to perfect. Enter Counterfeit, which is both visually stunning and memorable. Your audience will visually see as piece by piece, seam by seam, the card right before their very eyes comes back to life. But this isn't just magic that people see, this is magic people believe.