Gimmick: ingeniusly made, possible to make your own within 15 minutes. it will possibly last as long as your cards. How ever it is not so easy to handle, you have to get use to the way how the gimmick "feels". it made my card handling alot less natural, and i have to adapt half of my normal moves to use this gimmick. 3/5 Effects: the 99 effect on the intro is ait misleading, it does profide alot of useful routines with the gimmick, and some without. unfortunately alot of the effects actually require a certain setup, may it be duplicates or glue or what not. i dont see me performing more than 1-2 or them together anytime in the near future. how ever i have modified alot of the routines to fit together so if i do use the gimmick i wont need to grab another deck just after an effect or two. Now abit of the good news, most of the effects are quite stunningly visual. how ever i think there are way more potential to the gimmick than those that were shown in the dvd. 3/5 Teaching: entire teaching is done in a straight shot in silence.(with background music). The camera angle here is pretty good so you can pick up most of the ideas by watching it just once. But due to the lack of voice alot of the subtleties must be interpreted by urself. 4/5 Flourishes: There are only ace productions here, alot of them, unfortunately some of them kinda look alike, but there are a few that looked really awsome. 3/5 Difficulty: Most of the effects looked suprizingly easy to learn but to get them to look remotely close to the performance shown it will take weeks. Im currently working on a coin effect taught in the DVD and an ace production. 3/5 (advanced) Overall: Despite im somewhat dissapointed with the effect that "include"the use of gimmick, im overall happy with some of the other effects, once i get use to the gimmick (which i think can take months), i might then enjoy it more. Some recommanded effects in the DVD: With gimmick: sorry havent practised any of them, although alot of them looked awsome but the use of gimmick + controlling cards is pain in the ass, u will know what i mean if u have it. so for now im just trying to practise some basic card control with the gimmick around. Without gimmick: Ace, gone: An ace production that vanishes the deck at the same time as producing the 4 aces, awsome effect, how ever some part of it is rather knacky to get it up to speed. Hatrix: A new take on a very classic shadowcoin/coin matrix effect, this one actually start out with 4 coins and you are able to show everything as totally clean.