Rubik Notes by Mark Elsdon Purchased from www.mindlapse.net What is it? The Notes contain Mark’s full solution for Rubik’s Cube and are fully colour-illustrated to make learning as direct as possible. The Notes also contain three fantastic new presentations which turn solving the Cube into a piece of blockbuster entertainment. Further, the Notes feature a chapter of interesting history, facts and figures to do with the Cube, which can help enhance the expertise of any performer who uses the Cube in their show. Finally, the Notes contain a brand-new Rubik’s Cube effect which is perfect for anyone who already does or is learning to solve the Cube. (clips from the text at MindLapse) Teaching: The teaching is very clear, anyone who wants to learn to solve a Rubik's cube can solve one after studying these notes. There was one incorrect move, but if you look at the picture and figure out where the mistake is being made. Effects: The notes don't include the original presentation (blindfolded memory solve) but that's not a big deal. Anyone with knowledge of blindfolds will be able to figure out a method and anyone who can solve a rubik's cube can find material on blindfolds. The extra presentations are top notch, they really got my mind going and straight out of the manuscript would be excellent for paid performances. (The second of the three he uses himself, almost as often as his blindfolded memory solve) Bonus: The bonus effect is probably my favorite part of this purchase. I won't go into details but it's definitely going into my repertoire. Overall: The method taught to solve a 3x3 cube is a beginners method, but can be done quickly after practiced. The presentations that are included are impressive and entertaining when done correctly (in the right situations). If you've always wanted to solve a cube, want printout instructions to help you solve it, and want a few presentations that you can use as a magician? Pick this up. Hope this helped, my first actual review of a product.