Deck Stab 3.0

Trick by Adrian Vega
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Deck Stab 3.0

35.00 usd

Trick by Adrian Vega ($35.00)

In stock. Order now — we'll send it first thing Monday morning
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New ideas and handlings make this classic effect better than ever. You can now perform it anywhere, anytime.

The "Deck Stab" is a classic of card magic. A playing card is selected, signed and shuffled back into the deck of cards. The magician isolates the cards in the card box before stabbing through all of them with a knife. This knife is then swiftly removed to show that only one card has been stabbed right through the middle. It is, of course, their signed card.

When Adrian Vega released his first version of the "Deck Stab", it was a huge success. However, after years of performing it, he's identified ways to make it even better. "Deck Stab 3.0" is the result of all that hard work.

This is the most portable version of this effect ever made. All of the gimmicks are included. You can start performing right out of the box. It's super visual and easy to do.

It can easily be done in close-up magic and street magic scenarios, as well as parlor or stage. Even better, you don't need to destroy a card box everytime you do it since you can also perform "Deck Stab 3.0 with napkins, aluminum foil, newspaper, etc. This means you can do it table-hopping at a restaurant using a knife and napkin from the restaurant. It doesn't get any more organic than that.

Even better though, you can even perform "Deck Stab" with absolutely NO cover. There is simply nothing to hide. Its the first time ever that you can perform the "Deck Stab" in plain view of the audience.

The included instructions offer a variety of ideas and handlings. There's even an extra PDF with various targets and predictions you can print and use instead of the card box.

Available in Red or Blue.

"I would like to have Adrian Vega's brain, but i don't think he will accept mine in exchange, so I will settle for his 'Deck Stab 3.0', which is as close as I can get to have a miracle on my hands" Jandro (4x Penn and Teller Fooler)

 

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  • Jason asks: Is this trick easy to do?

    • 1. Jim answers: Reasonably so, but it will depend on your level of experience, and how much you rehearse.
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  • Carl asks: Does this require to use a new deck of cards each time?

    • 1. Jim answers: No, but you will have to replace a card each performance.
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Customer reviews for Deck Stab 3.0

Reviewer

Kyle

*—-Quick Review—-*
Contents 10/10 (It had what it was supposed to have …)
Quality 9/10 (not perfect construction but thats not really important)
Handling 9/10 (multiple ideas … I’ll touch on them latter)
Instructions 9/10

Worth Buying? See bottom of review.

~\\\Longer Review///~

The packaging is decent. Nice design and does what it needs to do. It contains the gimmick(ish) thing you’ll need to perform the routine. I was pleased to see that my assumption for its Operation was correct. You get kind of 1 gimmick. But thats more based on how you count gimmicks. For clarification I will say you get one gimmick. More on the possible construction later. The Gimmick I received didn’t have a robotic made quality to it. Meaning it was not perfectly made. Which is fine since it doesn’t impede the use also it shows that these are handmade.

I’ve already touched on the quality of the gimmick. And its hand made and handles well. Making the gimmick even more badly made may actually make the routine stronger. More on this later tho.

There are multiple handles taught which is a good thing since I don’t want to invest in a bunch of empty boxes to replace the eviscerated one at the end of the routine. So if a deck box isn’t your forte, then you can also use paper, napkins, tinfoil etc. The base routine taught is ok, it dose what it needs to do, but I’d recommend finding your own routine for it that fits more your style.

The instructions at just over 1 hour and 14 mins, a lot is covered. The beginning your introduced to a Time Stamp Index, making navigating the video a lot easier for those who need a refresher on any particular point. The videos editing is a bit choppy tho. The intro parts of the video have a really odd timing. Either the graphics and text appear too slow, in a weird sync or too fast. A couple mistakes are left in which at least for me gives the impression that the videos production and editing was on a short time crunch. The use of multiple cameras for different shots was nice and helped with the instructions. The set location used was ok, but too dark. He blended too much into the blackness of the background and at times the instructions felt too dark. But the playing cards, his face and hands where very nicely contrasted.
The information however was very well explained and demonstrated. Some parts where over demonstrated but not bad. You get a few different ideas to play around with and some handling ideas. But as I mentioned before, its in your best interest to craft your own routine that fits your style and your show.
One thing not covered but I feel It should have to a degree (I understand why, but I have rules when it comes to some gimmicks, My rule is that if a person buys your product they should have (To a degree) the information or it should be designed where a performer could build their own) As this informs you that you are not taught how to construct your own gimmick. Its pretty obvious when you handle it how to make it, but still would have been nice to mention it. If you do make your own, you could make the gimmick a bit more “Messy” that way you could give the deck away in the end. Just a thought.

Is this worth Buying?
Well That like most things is a hard answer to give directly. If you love The card stab plot and would like a more self contained version. Then this may just be the method for you. If you are fine with the tried and true versions that most of use have been doing for years, then stick with them.
I personally purchased the method to add a cleaner version to my show as I ran into the illogical issue that kind of spawned this version. I didn’t like how the cards would go into the bag, I’d give the cards a “Shuffle” for the laugh point. Then I’d plunge the nice into the bag. Give the bag a spin, then tear it out. It didn’t make sense. This makes a little more sense and requires less materials. Lord help If I put another trick with a paper bag in my show.