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Kyle • Canada • 06/11/13
Looks really awesome, and is impromptu! Great job Rick!
Aaron • Australia • 06/02/13
A bit tricky, but a great one when mastered. Watch the angles, this is more for people right in front of you, not around you.
Harris • United Kingdom • 04/20/13
A great trick; a little hard to perform at times, as it is fairly angle sensitive, but a great way to control a card to the top of the deck.
Iddo • Israel • 04/05/13
Very nice! I use it in my own ambitious card routine. The idea behind it is so good. It isn't that difficult to learn but it does have some angle issues. Still love it though!
George • Peru • 03/04/13
A good way to control a selected card to the top, totally worth it.
Ben Goodall • England • 02/17/13
It is such a smooth and deceptive control. I actually use it as a trick alone as well as in my ACR routine. It's an absolutely fantastic download and the move is taught very well by Rick! The only issue is that this can only really be performed for one or two people! But I still very much recommend this as a download and for such a cheap price as well!! :)
Luke • Australia • 02/16/13
Amazing! But this control can be a bit difficult to perform with small hands and is also a bit angle sensitive! But overall very good, in depth tutorial!
Finix Chan • Malaysia • 01/20/13
Real worker for Ambitious Card effects - SUPERB!! RECOMMENDED!
James • OH • 01/15/13
There are angle restrictions, of course, but some of the greatest illusions ever depend on angles. This is great, but I actually don't use it in my ACR or card to pocket like Mr. Lax recommends. I think it is so deceptive that it should be the stepping stone to a bigger picture. And given the restrictions, I sort of like this as an intimate trick. Mr Lax gives a great tip for how to do the move lower and how to angle the deck. Excellent purchase and you can't miss at this price. He credits various sources, or mentions others who have released variations, and I love the concept of this control. A brilliant, sinfully deceptive control, and above all else, slow and not rushed. One of the very best, from one of magic's most innovative stars. Great teaching!
Vivek • India • 12/17/12
After Shinobi Control, High Rise is one of the most practical ambitious card controls ever. A must learn for every magician.
Kevin • USA • 12/05/12
I've been doing passes fairly successfully for this same effect but I loved the fact that you don't have to do any 'really fishy' stuff. It is super clean to watch. Others are complaining about angles but it really isn't any worse than a Marlo Tilt and in the video it is explained really well at how to control your angle for the veiwer. It will definitely take practice to master, but is super effective even without being perfect. Great buy.
Ben Goldfein • Atlanta, GA • 11/11/12
Interesting control. It reminds me of Aaron Fisher's Illusion Control.There are some bad angles, but move monkeys (like me!) will enjoy this. 4/5
Cheryl • Singapore • 11/07/12
Love this control. Its not too hard, very deceptive and just simply brilliant. However, it lost one star due to the angle restrictions. Like Rick said, learn other controls too. Still, for the price, it's definitely worth getting.
Jack • London • 11/02/12
Great control. Very deceptive.
AK • Japan • 10/19/12
Greatly deceptive! No matter how skeptical your audience may be, this will knock them out. However, the move in this sleight is a little difficult and kind of knacky. If you don't care practicing a lot, this would be your secret weapon for any routine.
Jahid • London • 10/12/12
This is very deceptive. It's awesome if you included it as part of an ambitious card routine
Jacob • Denmark • 10/03/12
This is an amazing control, but I only use it for my ACR when people aren't convinced that I put their card in the middle. This control ROCKS. 4 stars because it is weird showing the cards like that unless asked for.
Harry • Earth • 09/28/12
An amazing control but similar work has been published before.
Jeffrey • USA • 09/28/12
This is a great trick! I use it as a control sometimes. I find that this move is not hard it just takes time to make it look as good as he performs it.
Andrai Call • USA • 07/05/12
Very deceptive, and good. I didn't find this (or the Chip Trick) difficult at all. Very easy, and fluid - great for closing an ACR!
Neil Thrower • Melbourne, Australia • 07/03/12
Yes, it takes some practice to get the angles right, but if performed in front of the mirror enough, you will soon get the idea. The effect is stunning and the look on spectators' faces is priceless! Nice work Rick!
Bryce Huckabay • California • 05/14/12
HighRise is an amazing way to get a card to the top. I even made my own story with it!
Teaching: Great teaching, Taught In Detail.
Method: A great new version of the move we all know about.
Price: This is set at the right price.
Difficulty: It's set at medium, but It's quite hard.
Conclusion: Amazing trick, 5 stars!!
Rick Lax • Las Vegas • 05/06/12
Hi Cade Skywalker. I agree that holding the deck at eye level might be odd... but that's not at all necessary for this trick, as the table presentation (shown in the trailer) pretty clearly demonstrates. Yes, you have to rotate the cards up a bit, but MOST card moves (save gamblers' moves) involve taking the cards out of mechanics grip in one way or another.
Cade Skywalker • Dathomir • 04/24/12
The effect itself is rather nice, however at what point in a performance do you have the deck at eye level with your spectator? Personally never, unless you angle the deck to be almost vertical which suggests a sleight or move of some sort in the spectator's mind, making it complicated magic.
Saad Khan • Athens, GA • 04/17/12
Excellent move, very deceptive, and fluid. The best part is that the sleight needed to move the card to the top of the deck is completely justified and covered by the action of pushing the selected card into the middle of the deck. You couldn't ask for a better move. Be warned that there is some angle sensitivity, but it's easily covered. Highly recommended.
Ben Taylor • UK • 04/14/12
Effect: The effect itself is actually amazing. It looks like real magic. The spectator sees you take their signed card and actually slip it into the middle and then it's back on top. To them, that seems impossible. Like, 'how can an object of solid matter pass through a whole deck?'
Teaching: The teaching is incredible, but that's what you always get from him. He misses nothing out, he puts them into phases and sub phases, and each phase and sub phase is gone over in immaculate detail.
Price: I feel the price was very generous. You pay $6.95 dollars for this seemingly impossible miracle... it's great. I would have happily paid 10 to 15 dollars for it!
Quality: The quality of the download is absolutely amazing, as always from theory11. HD, nice lighting, good audio, easy to see and watch and understand and not get bored with.
Difficulty: The difficulty level is set as medium, but I found the effect quite hard. I think the difficulty being set at hard would have been more fitting, just so you know what you're getting yourself into.
Overall: Overall, this effect as awesome! It is pretty hard, but after some practice it will be great to add to your arsenal of card controls, I know I'm sure going to! I have nothing bad to say about this download, except for the difficulty level. If you want an awesome card control, then with this, you'll be walking away happy. Impromptu, amazing, effective and invisible. For $6.95, this is an absolute steal, so my advice is, buy this right now! Five stars from me.
Doga • Turkey • 02/05/12
Absolutely amazing move. Not too hard to learn, and goes great with an ambitious card routine.
Putra Muzhafar • Singapore • 01/07/12
This is great. One of my greatest investments here. It seems and I thought of it as hard. But watch the video multiple times and you will definitely pull this one off very easy and constantly.
Did it once on my dad and it completely fooled the heck out of him. Buy it.
Chris • Cape Cod • 12/30/11
Awesome. Great control, this will take lots of practice like anything else. I think one of the best parts of this move is that when the deck is rotated up the spectator thinks that they clearly see their card being pushed into the middle of the deck. Excellent and very clear teaching of every step involved. Thank you Rick and thank you theory11!
Michael • Arizona • 12/14/11
This is great, Rick teaches this very well. And he DOES give credit to those who deserve it. It's his take on a great move and it has gone into my daily routines. It's not hard to learn (if you're at least an intermediate card handler). Buy it, what's stopping you?
Alex • Brazil • 11/27/11
Really hard (hence minus 1 star), but looks amazing. I hope I get it down soon.
Lorenzo Morelli • Italy • 11/18/11
The effect is simple but very clever. However, it is a bit angle sensitive and needs a lot of practice.
Paul Carpenter • Sarasota, FL • 11/17/11
I was impressed enough by the trailer to make this my first ever "magic trick" purchase. I focus mainly on cardistry but wanted to know a few moves that could be integrated into flourishing should the need arise, and this one is perfect.
The instruction and production of the video is absolutely top-notch and after some practice, Highrise would be a wonderful addition to any repertoire. As pretty much a non-magician, it was easy to follow along and perfectly doable with some dedication and practice. A wonderful effect.
Angelo Montero • Moraga, CA • 11/13/11
Incredible control/effect in and of itself. Only qualm is that it does have angle restrictions, meaning it is meant to be performed for 1-2 people in a direct/fair line of sight.
This, however, should not be a reason to not purchase and learn this sleight, because when used under the correct circumstances, it is VERY effective (especially against burners, might I add).
When purchasing this sleight, don't expect a control to replace all of your others. Rather, expect a control that definitely has potential to be your go-to for 1-2 spectators. I highly recommend it.
Geraint Clarke • South Wales, UK • 11/13/11
So much more than I was expecting. Rick really has improved on a classic here. The mechanics of it are much more fun to perform, and he covers every little movement in a professional step by step download. Great crediting, great move, great download. Get it!
Rich Piccone • NYC • 11/13/11
You want the best control? Well, here it is! You want it to be easy to learn? This guy will truly not only make you better but you will learn this move in NO TIME! Highly recommended. 10/10.
Yikun Chi • Manlius • 11/13/11
The move is nearly perfection. Clean, elegant. Easy to learn. Rick Lax splits move into 7 phases and says that phase 5 is difficult. Actually, it is not very hard. I would say if you want go as smooth as his performance. It may take some practice. But definitely a great move!
Justin Flom • Las Vegas, NV • 11/12/11
This is a great control! Performed live it really looks this good. It looks natural and completely fair, and doesn't take long to master the sleight. I highly recommend HighRise for your performances. Nice work Rick. A killer move.
Sanchez • Iraq • 11/12/11
I've been using the classic pass while performing for my fellow service members here in Iraq and I keep telling myself it's time to learn a new card control move. Well, here it is!
With my schedule being limited on personal time while deployed I was afraid I wouldn't have the time to learn or practice a new move... however, Rick wastes no time getting down to business and explaining the move in great detail. Rick not only explains every detail of the move but he does it in the simplest of words without making you feel like he's talking to a child.
As soon as I finished watching the video I immediately congratulated and thanked Rick for such a wonderful move and concept that not only works great as a card control, but can be used in its own right as an effect to fool the masses. Bravo. Kudos. Keep Them Coming!
Derry • UK • 11/12/11
Beautiful sleight! If your a card handler, this is for you. Amazingly deceptive card control. Great teaching of the sleight from Rick, who goes into every detail - You'll pick it up in no time.
Madison Hagler • Alabama, USA • 11/11/11
This is such a great move! I know tons of controls but this one is one of the best. It is SO deceptive and it's pretty easy as well. The teaching is great. As the ad says, he splits the move into 7 phases. I was nervous watching because he kept talking about how hard the 5th phase is and how trickey it is... after watching it, it wasn't near as bad as what I was expecting (and this is coming from someone with small hands).
One thing that I love about this move is how fluid it is. It is such a fluid move to perform. It almost happens naturally once you learn the concept of the move. And the detail that Rick goes into is outstanding. You can tell he has been working out all the kinks and has made it as smooth as possible. This is a must buy for card handlers.