A complete exploration of Richard Osterlind's iconic "Radar Deck" routine, including a detailed look at the latest handlings and variations for today's performers.
In an effort to preserve his legacy, Richard Osterlind has created a special series of books known as the "Legacy Series". Each book covers one of his most popular creations in a level of detail never seen before. In addition to walking you through how each concept was developed, Richard also offers a variety of new applications and ideas for modern performers.
The Radar Principle is the debut release in the "Osterlind Legacy Series" and goes in-depth on the principle behind the "Radar Deck".
Richard starts by showing you the rich heritage of this beloved mentalism principle, including a step-by-step guide on how to make your own "Radar Deck." Richard also gives you everything you need to prepare for any performing situation, including how to stage the effect for commercial and professional performances.
This is without doubt one of the strongest routines in all of mentalism and Richard's performance of the "Radar Deck" from the Mind Mysteries series was one of the first mentalism effects to ever go viral on YouTube. In addition to teaching the standard "Radar Deck" handling, Richard also shares variations with the "Dynamo Deck", presenting the effect as a prediction, and more.
Next, The "Radar Principle" itself is explained. You see, it is more than a single effect, but a whole different theory. You will learn how to apply it in other areas of your performances.
This leads into Richard's "Zodiac Revolution," a signature effect from his "No Camera Tricks" download. After being of the market for a long time, "The Zodiac Revolution Kit" is now being offered in this book in its re-written version which gives complete details on how to present it and make up the materials.
There is no better presentation for a Zodiac-style effect. With "Zodiac Revolution", you can name up to six people's zodiac signs with just a few simple questions. To top it all off, you actually tell one or two of them their exact birth dates! And, this is all without any of them writing down a single thing!
Following this, The Radar Principle discusses "The Lure", a technique that takes the guesswork out of doing incredible mentalism and appears to give the spectator a free choice. When Richard introduced this principle to a room full of mentalists at the Mindvention Mentalism Convention, the attendees were floored and delighted. It is a revolutionary way of thinking.
As always, Richard also gives incredible advice for the working performer. The chapter called "Basics" will have you thinking "Yes, this is the way to do mentalism!" This advice directly confronts some of the most common flaws seen in mentalism performances. This chapter alone is worth the price of the book.
In the final chapter, Richard talks about putting everything you learned together to create advanced mentalism routines. This is the kind of knowledge that really convinces your audience you can peer into their very minds. It is subtle and devastating. A must read for any serious mentalists.
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