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Anthony • Canada • 03/12/13
Great price! Great trick! Get this now!!
Scott • Australia • 03/09/13
I wouldn't recommend this effect for someone just starting out with magic, however, I disagree that you need excellent sleight of hand skills to do it. It was a little tricky at first but after a couple of days of practice, I've been able to do it quite well. Very visual and fun to perform. Thanks Mathieu!!
Teja Yendapally • USA • 03/05/13
If you have EXCELLENT sleight of hand, buy it. If you are a beginner, this video is USELESS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DK • Australia • 02/12/13
Twisting the aces has many variations, but this has got to be the best and most visual.
Michael • USA • 02/10/13
Great effect that's visual and powerful. Slightly disappointed that it was gimmicked but a good effect nonetheless. It is priced well and pretty easy to learn.
Reza Mikhaeil • Tacoma Washington USA • 12/17/12
I'm going to begin by saying what I love about this trick is that it accomplishes the "twist" routine that Eric Jones does in "twizted" but minus one part of the gimmick. This isn't to say that I don't loved "twizted", because there is much more that you can do with it, but this gives a lay-audience the idea that it involves no gimmicks, although it does.
I completely disagree with past reviewers saying that they preferred Shin Lim's "Shinsplint", put out by Ellusionist. Shin Lim's version is closer to Dai Verson's "twisting of the aces" although much more visual but is also much more difficult to accomplish well. Shin Lim put his in the category of "intermediate" but in reality, it's more advanced. This is easier than Dai Vernons original. However, Mathieu Bich had it correct when he said that this is NOT a twisting of the aces routine like Dai Vernons and therefore shouldn't be compared to it. Dai Vernons and Shin Lims the cards are flipping over one by one. This routine is cards flipping over, transposing and vanishing. This is why Mathieu Bich said, "at this phase there is a slight discrepency" but admitted that the audience wouldn't notice because it is not a routine where one by one the aces flip over by suit.
I'd say that it's visual impact is better than all other versions and although it's gimmicked a lay audience will never find out the secret. It's also so simple that a young magician just starting out will have no problem getting it down in a moment's time.
I give it 5 stars and if my own children ever have a talent contest at their elementry schools and need me to help them, I will probably teach them this routine.
Isaiah Cuzzupe • Victoria • 10/20/12
Great effect!! Even though it uses gimmicks, it is easy and very fun to do. Buy it now!
AK • Japan • 10/19/12
This trick is good but the only disappointment I had was the clean up of the gimmick. If your spectator is aggressively skeptical, you have to manage the situation.
Wei • NYC • 10/17/12
This version of the twisting the aces is a good buy for this price. The gimmick is very well made, but there are better versions out there.
Josh Grey • NY • 09/24/12
Okay, so this effect is good but not great. It's quite gimmicky. I feel that it's too much gimmick for such a small effect. Shinsplint by Shin Lim is far better because it uses no gimmicks (impromptu) and in my opinion, like all the others are saying, cleaner.
Derek • Canada • 09/21/12
Such an awesome gimmick! Very well constructed and a very smooth performance as well. Will barely take any practice to master!
joel sandberg • Stockholm Sweden • 09/21/12
Okay, this download was well worth the price and it was a fun effect. As always, theory11 has great cinematography and the clearness in the download was just wonderful.
Leo • Sydney • 09/20/12
This is just Shinsplit that feels dirty. An excellent effect nonetheless, but I'm disappointed in the execution when I already know how to do the Shinsplit, which is more impromptu as opposed to Twist. Bich is a great performer, but the execution doesn't feel clean in my opinion.
Roberto Poland • Boston MA • 09/16/12
So this is kinda like Shinsplit, but with gimmicks instead. And it's kind of easy, so I guess that's the upside. Don't like how the last phase you have to put the ace in your pocket, instead of just doing the twist. Teaching is good though. Overall 3/5.
Bob • Hawaii • 09/14/12
This dude can't stop being good.