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Krab • Texas • 05/29/13
I was lucky enough to get a matched set for Christmas. I love using these for my take on Everywhere and Nowhere.
Vivek • India • 12/28/12
The cleverest and most deceptive gimmick which can be used anytime, anywhere, without any setup.
Direction • London • 12/04/12
This gimmick card is simply awsesome! You should really buy it. I highly recommend it.
Siddharth • India • 11/28/12
This is the best card trick in the world! It's better than the invisible deck.
Dale Wesley • Bear, Delaware • 11/24/12
These are magnificent! They are incredibly easy to incorporate into MANY tricks and can even lay idle during others. These are probably one of the best gaffs I have ever incorporated, which I usually try to stay away from.
Reveals on these are, if properly presented, jaw-dropping. Even the most skeptical of crowds and onlookers walk away stunned. Well worth the money! I only wish I could buy a full deck so I can swap cards at will.
SL Mell • England • 11/13/12
Oh my god! The best tricky cards ever!
Skipper • USA • 11/12/12
I haven't seen this in Vienna. But I think Hofzinser Cards are brilliant.
Patto • Portugal • 10/27/12
Awesome gaffs. They have a very good handling, perfect for magic.
Craig • Melbourne • 10/07/12
Such a practical gaff that I can incorporate into so many of my tricks. Truly a masterpiece.
richard • Iowa • 05/28/12
Any chance that Jeremy will start making them "correctly" as Don mentions in his review, i.e. with the indices and small pips reversed in the opposite corners to remove the illogicality of these?
Jay • Miami • 01/04/12
I have to say, these bad boys are well worth the price. I have been practicing with them for a couple of hours and from what I have seen so far, they are some of the most manipulative, deceiving, conniving tools an experienced (or novice, in my case) magician can implement. And I love it.
The cards themselves are quite spectacular, and are uncannily similar to the real deal. They feel great in the hand and the spectator(s) can't tell the difference. All in all, these cards are amazing, and I would personally recommend them to any magician, even with the price. 9/10
Eric Ross • Grand Rapids, MI • 12/13/11
I received my set the other day.. WOW! These are made with the up-most craftsmanship. Very nice gimmick indeed. The possibilities are endless with these. A "must buy"!
Don • New York City • 12/04/11
I loved seeing these cards - they're very, very deceptive. You do need to watch out for one thing when using them: held up to the light and viewed from behind, you see one card, but if you're still holding it up to the light when you flip the card, you'll see both and not just one. Do your reveal somewhere that light doesn't shine through from the back of the card.
This is a fun way to do card reveals and other gaff tricks. My only wish would be that these were also available in a version where a flipped image of the card is seen from the back with light shining through - it would look more like you were looking through a real card that way. But the average spectator won't care about that one bit; they'll just fall for the gag. These are excellent quality gaff cards and indistinguishable from standard red Bicycle Rider Backs on casual examination.
Scott Tokar, MIMC • Orange County, CA • 11/25/11
A simple plot that leads to: Mystery, deception, and utter astonishment!
I love the idea of making my audience "think" they have figured me out, only to be BLOWN AWAY when they realize I have not failed at my craft, but completely BLOWN their MINDS out of the water! Their card visibly transforms right before their eyes... A transposition and revelation at the same time! My guests are astonished!
And, this is exactly the response I'm getting with the Hofzinser See Through Playing Cards, over and over again!
I have reserved THIS effect for those special times after the tradeshow, when I'm out to dinner with a client... It's something special that requires only a bit of theatrics, timing and a basic top change to deliver a whole NEW intimate effect that will never be forgotten by anyone that sees it...
Well manufactured, highest quality, and sincerely recommended!