Regeneration :: Blake Vogt Price: $49.95 Difficulty: Easy Included in package: DVD and 15 handcrafted gimmicks Just want to start off by saying, this is not a trick you perform in every single routine you do! This is one of those tricks that should be used only in the right place and the right time. You should only do this if you want to impress someone or there is a heckler in the group or whatever situation you're in that you need to impress. If you want a torn and restored card that you wanna use for every routine then get something else because this is not it! Well now that's out of the way lets go onto the review. Effect: The spectator picks a card from the pack and signs both sides of the card. They hold the card and you begin to fold the corner of the card. The spectator, themselves, tear the corner of the card. You place the corner in your mouth and swallow it. You slowly go for the card they've been holding this whole time and cleanly restore the card. This trick is honestly the cleanest and most simplest torn and restore card ever made. The card is examinable at the end because it is just a regular card! It is so fair and clean because the spectator does almost all the work in the end. But although this trick is so clean, it is not something you perform all the time. Because of how the gimmick is made and the limited amount you get, it something you use sparely. But it can be left in the deck at all time and can be used whenever is needed. Teaching: Now at the very beginning of the DVD Blake Vogt tells you history about the effect and also the inner workings of the gimmick but does not teach you how to make it. He says right up front only him and another trusted person knows how to make the gimmick in the best possible way. Now since this isn't the type of trick where you can practice with an actual gimmick, Blake teaches how to make a practice gimmick that works perfectly when trying to learn how to present to effect. Blake goes over two ways to perform this effect, one with the card restoring in a more of a "regeneration" by restoring in your mouth, and one that's in the hand. Either way he also tells you that you can be creative with the restoration because there are more ways to restore it. There is also extras on the DVD where Blake and Calen actually talk about the gimmick and talk about performing it which is very cool Gimmick: The gimmicks that come with the effect is very nice and very well made. It looks like a regular card is every way and can be kept in the deck without being notice. Now since a gimmick is ruined every time you perform this effect, you need to use sparely. Overall: Now I know this trick is a very expensive trick for $50 but trust me this is the kind of trick that can get you a gig and impress many hecklers if you use this correctly. Now honestly I was skeptical about this effect as well but it is something worth getting honestly. I can see myself using this is a lot of tough situations. Also I think it would be nice if the gimmick was made from other cards like Monarchs, or guardians, or just other cards that would be cool. Overall, if you are willing to spend the $50 I can tell you that it will be worth it for the working professional, not for hobbyist or beginners.