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Nick Popa • Ohio • 05/18/13
I love this effect and it's easy to perform. The only part I don't like about it is that you have to rip it up to give it out for examination. Overall though, it's a nice effect. I perform this TNR because it's very easy and I recommend it.
Farid • Mexico • 05/13/13
When I saw the tutorial on the effect I thought it was going to be like TNR but the result was a bit disappointing. The effect didn't work for me when performing for people so I just kept it to performing it for the camera. You'd need to really perfect this effect, especially the restore part, in rorder to amaze your audience. A good thing is that the effect is completely impromptu though.
Alexander Thomas • London • 05/11/13
i was slightly disappointed by this as you can't hand it out after the trick and that it is fairly fiddly. However, it is a good impromtu trick to have in your arsenal.
Kaan Uçar • Turkey • 05/10/13
The best thing is you can do the trick completely surrounded. The ripping is not perfect, but it's a great effect.
Daryl Chew • Singapore • 03/27/13
By far the best torn and restore card effect I've ever seen. Only one card is used and that's the best part.
John • United States • 02/28/13
I don't get why people are hating on this. If they don't like the fact of ripping up the card at the end - BE CREATIVE. I LOVE THIS TRICK!
Angie • Australia • 02/09/13
I had to laugh when I watched the tutorial; it was like a spoof. This effect is not useful to perform in front of people, just to play in front of the camera. A bit disappointing.
Xabi • DSS • 01/27/13
I've been reading a lot of complaints in the forums about this effect, so I thought it would be a good idea to review the trick since I bought it a couple of days ago. To be honest, I really like every step of this effect, but I wouldn't talk until the very last one.
This is a very nice effect, as we can see in the trailer... I'm going to describe it: A card is FREELY selected and SIGNED. You show BOTH hands empty (not explicitly) and tear the card into four pieces. They can see the card torn, they can see the corners of the cards, and they can see the pieces are separated. You then take two of them and in ONE motion, you restore it. The same happens with the other two pieces. You say whatever you want to have a reason to tear it again and you hand all 4 pieces to them. WOW.
Even if we can see something in the demo, the method is much more clever than what it seems to be. It's an impromptu method for this classic plot, and it is really convenient when you don't have anything prepared.
The teaching is very good, a lot of details are given and the camera angles are the best ones for a great learning experience. I miss a "tips" section since I think some more advice can be given, but you'll discover them easily with practice. The quality of the DVD or download, as always with t11, is amazing.
THE PROBLEM EVERYBODY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT:
You have to rip the card in the end. Yes you must do it. Or maybe not? Perhaps force a card and use a dup. It's that simple! I have liked the idea that has been posted in another thread: make different spectators sign the corners and you have a perfect reason to tear it again and give their signature to each spectator.
Is it overpriced? I don't think so. 16 bucks is not that much. The other TnR sold here costs $25 and it is horrible. The gimmick breaks really easily and it's not practical at all. This one works better, and it's cheaper. It IS worth buying.
GREAT JOB, BLAKE!
AK • Japan • 10/19/12
The superb point of this trick is that it is impromptu. This can be performed as many times as you want, and it does not require a particular brand of cards. My only disappointment in this trick is, after all, we have to tear it up again. As the finale, the magician tears the restored card again to clean up, and this time, it never comes back again. If you have any plan to match this procedure, this would be your favorite trick.
Bobby Roop • Colorado • 10/06/12
Wouldn't really make it my go to TnR effect but it is good to know in case you want to perform on the spot without needing a setup.
Cheryl • Singapore • 09/22/12
Great effect. It's really impressive. But I really wish theory11 gave a full, UNCUT performance of it on the trailer so people like me thought twice before getting it. The price is fine, but the method is really a challenge to pull off convincingly. Got busted loads of times.
Jin • Singapore • 09/22/12
Pretty good, but there are a lot of other better Torn and Restored card effects out there.
Frederik • Denmark • 09/21/12
Great trick. Awesome TnR. I love it and it's also impromtu! Can it be any better?
Jonathan • Oklahoma • 09/21/12
Disappointed with the effect. There are too many things required to have to do the trick. Good teaching, but the trick is just not for me.
Andrai Call • USA • 07/05/12
Its a good idea, but it isn't something for performing. It's knacky, tacky, and whacky... Anyway, I'm not performing this; not good.
Curtis • Kansas • 06/26/12
This is one of the worst effects I've purchased. I LOVE the idea, but this won't fool most people. It's pretty obvious what is happening and hard to pull off. Even in the video performance you can see what's going on. Also, not all the moves can be done surrounded. Great idea, some good moves, but still needs work and not something I'll be using.
André Lopes • Brazil • 02/02/12
I love Ref4m. It's impromptu and it can be surrounded. It's great! When I was performing this it really felt like real magic. I truly recommend this!
Jake • In Chris Mayhew's bed • 01/30/12
Great TNR! I nearly had this idea before of a torn and restored.
Alif • Muscat, Oman • 12/29/11
A really great and impromptu card torn and restored trick. I like it. You don't need a gimmick glue, tape, or even 2 cards to do this trick. It is clean, deceptive and you can do this surrounded by a bunch of spectators. It can be done signed!
João Antônio • Brazil • 12/21/11
At the begin you can think this trick sucks, but after some time you will see that it isn't just impromptu; It's also the most clean and deceptive TnR ever. 5 stars!
Bob • New York • 11/26/11
I LOVE IT! Great TNR because it has something other TNRs don't. You can be surrounded. It is impromptu. It is great.
Nelson H. • Virginia • 11/08/11
Awesomely put together effect. However even with all the ingenuity, the convincers are quite hard to convey to the audience. Lots of stuff you need to iron out before you even attempt to perform this live for anybody.
Nik Savic • Canada • 08/18/11
Wow this is a great TNR because it has somthing most TNRs are usually missing. One of the four corners of the card. With this, the whole card is restored without gimmicks or the help of another card. This is a must buy!
Sean • Oregon • 06/26/11
Brilliant and versatile effect. A great addition to my repertoire of impromptu magic.
Mr. Matt • PA, USA • 06/18/11
This is strong, and I love the patter at the end. Clearly this is impossible.
Fendri Omar • Tunisia • 06/08/11
Intelligent idea and an amazing effect! Beautiful.
James • Sydney, Australia • 05/28/11
I love the principal behind this. Everything is just fantastic! I can't wait to use it in the real world. Fantastic impromptu magic. Can't wait for more blake!
Givenchy Luu • Vietnam • 05/25/11
So amazing, that it drove me back into magic.
Franky • Dominica • 05/20/11
Wow. This is a great magic trick! A little practice is all that's needed to perform this!
NJ • USA • 05/12/11
This is a great effect. Blake, you're awesome. This is fairly difficult but it is cool.
Brad • Canada • 05/11/11
Amazing! This has everything that a good TNR needs, and it has alot of things that most don't have. It will take some practice but you will be suprised how decent it looks on your first few tries! Well done!
Dakota Hicks • North Carolina • 05/02/11
Wow. This effect is truly astonishing. A TnR that can be signed and performed surrounded? Thats almost too good to be true, but it is true. This effect is amazing, and you'll gett addicted to practicing it- because the method is just as cool as the effect!
Hanson Chien • Taipei, Taiwan • 05/01/11
Very nice illusion. Black Vogt does a wonderful job explaining the routine. REF4M is the best impromptu Torn and Restored card trick I have ever seen. I highly recommend this trick. Get Yours Today!
Jared Hansen • Gainesville, FL • 05/01/11
HECK YEAH DUDE! I got this after watching the demo and I was not disappointed. It's easy to learn, a real worker, and KILLS. I was performing the same day. If you like DG's Torn, which is a sweet effect, then you will love this one.
Sam Korn • Boston • 04/30/11
Great impromptu effect! I love the new handling!
Jake Craige • Houston, TX • 04/30/11
This is an amazing effect, and I was blown away when I saw it. I had to purchase it instantly - can't wait to perform it for others. I've always liked the idea of a TnR routine but all the ones I'd seen needed gimmicks and special tools. This one is just one card. One card, and you're hands. Love it!
Patrick Kun • Las Vegas • 04/30/11
After seeing Blake performing this to me live I can't believe how good it looks. Being able to perform surrounded is like doing a miracle TNR. This is what real magic should look like!
jonkanon • Norway • 04/30/11
If Mozart had been a magician, this is how his magic would look like. Beautiful.
Dalton Wayne • Orlando, FL • 04/30/11
It works. Period. Any time anywhere and start fixing up ripped cards. They're some moves in there that take a bit of practice but practicing is the fun part :D. It all pays off at the end. In the download it shows an in studio performance that shows you the whole trick fully without cuts and it looks better then the trailer. Great stuff. Its almost as amazing as Nick Locapo's hair. So buy now! Click buy.
Sean Beard • Kentucky • 04/30/11
10/10 - this is intelligent magic.
Elliott Terral • West Monroe, LA • 04/30/11
This effect is pure witchcraft! Blake does an excellent job of teaching his brilliant method. The quality of video is brilliant, as always, and the effect is truly astonishing. Absolutely Awesome!
Colter Carson • Hawaii • 04/30/11
Awesome TNR I was lucky enough to see it in person at Magic-Con. Blake is Awesome!
Zhorndich Avant • Philippines • 04/30/11
Never seen this kind of handling before, I'm totally blown away. Very cool trick though.
Rich Piccone • New Jersey • 04/30/11
Just WOW! Honestly guys, this is the best torn card I have came across, impromptu and powerful! I recommend this to every card magician out there wanting to add something fresh, fun, and FANTASTIC to their arsenal. Awesome Job t11 and BV!