I was really excited about the double lift one on one, but I was really really really hoping for something other than cards this time.While there are many genres of magic, one of the most vastly published and most popular is card magic. That said, I'm not quite sure how having one of the best card handlers in the world today personally teaching what is arguably the most iconic false shuffle of the past century - with explicit permission - would be disappointing. To me, it's one of our most exciting 1-on-1 releases to date. But to each his own.
I think Theory11 needs to start releasing more new material, not just making money from teaching old moves!
I don't care for the shuffle myself as I think it looks totally bogus, even in the hands of a master like England. I think the hands false shuffles look much more realistic and disarming (truffle shuffle, manfred shuffle...)
I guess it's good for those wanting a good source on the move and wanting to learn it.
The Zarrow shuffle is a great move for those of you who would take the time to learn it properly. With that being said I wonder how theory11 got permission to teach this. Since it is already in DVD form and Herb himself has passed.
This is a move that has been used by REAL gamblers on real blackjack tables with their lives on the line - for decades. I think that speaks for itself as to its effectiveness. In the hands of the champions of this move - Dai Vernon, Gary Plants, Darwin Ortiz, Jason England, Chris Kenner - it truly does look incredible. While in the hands shuffles are disarming for casual use, for true gameplay, the Zarrow is pretty hard to beat.