Lee Asher spent alot of time working on Thunderbird, and i find it fitting i give it a modern, in depth review. http://www.leeasher.com/store/online_downloads/thunderbird.html (So sorry Doug) What is it? Thunderbird is a Four card production sequence, which happens all in the right (or left) hand. The Aces (or any toher four cards) are one by one produced visually, magically, if you will, at face height. The trick lasts less than fifteen seconds, and although it is relatively short for a four card production - it is worth it's price in gold. When you purchase the effect, you recieve a beautifully produced Ebook, with a link to some 'performer's view'...performances to aid in the learning. Gimmicks? Thunderbird requires no gimmick whatsoever, there is a setup, but as always with four card productions, it is so fast it can be done in seconds. IT doesn't have to be done right before you perform - I find i can comfortably have the setup with me until I need it. As such, Thunderbird is not impropmtu per se. Teaching? The Ebook is illustrated beautifully, I find the pictures are crystal clear and there are no spelling mistakes. The teaching is laid out simply - for ease of learning. Together with this, you also get the short video, which is silent - in the style of Dan and Dave and simply shows you the performer's view of the effect twice. Althuogh this may seem little, The actuall moves are not long and can be easily taught. This makes the video a very nice bonus The Ebook is 24 pages long and is split into a 6 page teaching of Thunderbird (which is in turn, split into the different productions) Lee's thoughts and tips, a Variation on one of the stages of Thunderbird and some credits and acknowledgements. The teaching comprises of 12 pages without the bonuses. Difficulty? The actual Productions all rattle down to a dizzyingly old move, which albeit old, is, or should be, part of any Cardistryalists' repetoire. (Yes, I just made that word up). If you can call yourself a Cardistryer, then chances are you can perform Thunderbird. Lee Asher's Thoughts And Tips As well as teaching the effect, Lee Asher goes on into ways of how to make the productions and the 'secret move' more comfortable - and helps you make your performance seem more relaxed. There are three tips alongisde this - Tips to help you sell the effect and perform it smoothly. As always, Lee adds some of his jokes to the ebook (anyone who ownes Sex Sells will know what I mean) that make his Ebooks oh so enjoyable to read What I think? I think this is one of the best products to come from Lee Asher. Yes, it is. It is so beautifull, intircate, smooth - it just oozes awesomness and control whn you perform it to a live audience. You can use it as a single demonstration of sleight of hand, you can use it to begin an effect with four cards, you can even use it to produce business cards with your credentials on them, in case you're looking for a job. The effect is so simple, it leaves you ample space to add in your extra flair, card flourishes or whatnot. There is plenty of space for personalization, and I think this is a focal point if one ever wants to create their own magic. I learnt it in a week, and after 2 hours of practise every day for that week, I felt good enough to perform it. Let me tell you, I did it to the barman in Fridays. Blown away. Of course, however, there are downsides... Pros: Visual Fast Room for personalization Great for getting remembered Cons: The bigger the hands, the easier the effect Angle sensitive. (very) Money well spent. Finalizing, Teaching - 8.5/10 Practicality - 9/10 Ebook + Video - 10/10 Overall - 8.5/10 Let me know if I left anything out! PS: Thanks to the mod who capitalized 'ThunderBird' on the title - my bad.