I'd heard about Counterfeit Hollingworth from Wayne's lectures for a while. So I was excited to see it when he finally came down and lectured in my area. It surpassed what I had hope for. I use this all the time now. Best T&R Card in my opinion. Visual, great angels, very clean and fair looking, and all around very practical. Love it. If you're a fan of T&R Card effects with piece-by-piece restorations, I highly recommend you grab this while you can. It's the best. Word.
I agree with the above post and offer up my opinion that this is THE torn and restored card. I did a lot of looking for a T&R when I was focused on that plot a few years back. I didn't really perform one because I could not find one that I felt good about... and then Wayne dropped by last year.... Oh yeah, this is the one. I love it. I have yet to see anyone say anything negative about it.
Wayne: I understand why you would consider a wide-release... but.... Please don't. That is really selfish of me to say that... Sorry, but I had to. I love you guys.
I love the DVD, and I really like the way this was advertised. It keeps it secretive and lends an air of more mystery than other Torn and Restored Cards. It's a rather cliche' plot right now, and Counterfeit Hollingworth is one of the only truly different ones on the market. I wouldn't give it a video either; it's too good and most mortals are not worthy of seeing it.
Seriously though, this is a true word of mouth effect. The fact that it has spread as well as it has JUST with Wayne doing it at lectures is really what should show people how good it is.
I was away on vacation and missed my chance to get your torn and restored card video. It looks like the offer is done (based on the link being dead). Is is possible that I can jump in on this? I have been a fan of yours for a while and would love to get this video. I can't send you a PM as your PM box is full. Please help!!! PM me if you have 1 more video to sell.
I've been to one of Wayne's lectures and seen him do this, it's a fantastic effect. I'm one of those who hope he does not release this to the open market because it's too good of an effect to be over-exposed by magicians who aren't serious about their craft.
That being said, I can certainly understand Luis and a few others that may be skeptical from not seeing a trailer or preview. There are only 2 things I wanted to add to that:
1) Previews and trailers mean very little in magic these days. We all know this by now. A lot of edits, music, and post production tricks that hide the real practicality of the effect.
2) Most importantly - Wayne has earned the reputation of releasing hard hitting, practical effects. The man puts out quality, plain and simple. Even if your style doesn't fit some of his material (for example Thread would not fit my persona), you still have to see the value in his methods, teaching, and presentation. If there is one guy who you could purchase something from without seeing a trailer and know that it will be quality, it would be WH...he's earned it.
I am so mad that someone made a post to publicize this effect!!! It needs to be kept on the d'lo because it's THAT DAMN GOOD!!!
I was hooked on TNRs back in the day too...never found one that I could really go out there and perform. This one, however, is probably the most angle proof TNR next to Jordan Johnson's "Holy Grail"...but that's justly opinion.
I hope Mr. Houchin never wide releases this...because I'm selfish.
Alright i finally got mine yesterday. I watched it twice to get it down. Then watched it a third time and went through the steps with the dvd. It is just amazing and practical. The end hand out looks fantastic. I am not a hardcore magician more of a hobby kind of guy. I knew i had to buy it because Wayne Houchin is my favorite magician. Partly because i am from Chico, Ca. Also because this guy never lets me down when i buy his products. This TnR is not difficult to do ether. I would give it a 10/10 but i am slightly bias.
Hey guys! First, I'm so happy that those of you who have received the DVD are loving it. Thank you! Second, the DVDs were shipped in standard bubble mailers - some of them have arrived cracked. Boooo USPS. If your DVD arrives damaged - please email me: email@example.com and I will mail a replacement in a hard case out to you right away - at no additional charge.
First, I want to say thanks for all the interest, kind words and comments regarding my torn & restored. The first 100 DVDs were made available just about 3 months ago - last night I released a few more.