Ripped At The Seam

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Michael Kras, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Hey Guys,

    It's been a while since I last posted a legitimate magic video, so here's one now. Ripped At The Seam is a torn-and-restored card effect using only one card that is based on the Paul Harris effect "The Ultimate Rip-Off". This effect will appear as a special bonus to people who purchase The Spring Change Video Download from Vanishing Inc Magic upon it's release in a week or two.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts, on all aspects.

    Michael Kras
  2. Haha, "Micheal!".

    I created something very similar to this, but you perform this very, very well.

    Very believable and I like the fact that there's only 1 card in play.

    Although I do have one concern with it and I think you know what it is. ;)
  3. I know exactly what you're talking about ;)

    When this originally was around in print form (I think it's floating around in an ebook somewhere) I included numerous ways to end it, so that might help.
  4. Very cool and yes that's what I was talking about, haha. Enjoyed it very much. This is a T&R I definitely see myself using.
  5. Michael,
    It looks pretty good. The only thing I don't like is that you cannot show the pieces ripped off...the spectator has to believe it is behind your "closed windows" fingers.

    However the best part that it is using only one card so I see some pros and cons.

    Nice work though....and I loved the "I'm filming at the end...." Ha Ha. Classic.
  6. The effect definitely has some cool features to it, but I admit there are also a few cons to the effect... I still use it a lot, because I feel I've got it timed well enough to be at a maximum deceptiveness, but the fact that it has some noteable cons and the fact that it's simply my variation on Paul Harris' original Ultimate Rip-Off is why I've decided to include it free with The Spring Change download.
  7. I really like the effect and how your presented it, but It's great that you make your videos without weird angles so we can see exactly what's going on. It's like a live performance, but the best part was the ending by far haha.
  8. Tremendous effect. Fooled me! Your presentation keeps on improving as well. Keep it up.


    P.S. That ending was insane.
  9. Hey i sent you a pm for an additional idea.
  10. Good stuff, I like the idea of the pig bones, I'll have to give this a try, great job.
  11. looked awesome :D i have an idea of whats going on, but flipping the card over just to show the face was great!
  12. Michael- congrats on getting this on Vanishing Inc!

    I came up with an effect similar to this, as well as a few other TnR ideas a while back, in that stage everybody goes through where you rip up 7 decks of cards playing with TnR concepts ;)

    Good Job,


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