Jose Prager's SYNC is a very easy, practically self working method to perform realistic looking mind reading effects. With this never before seen method you will be able to perform very direct and very clean mentalism like never before. Here's how the effect looks in a typical performance, a spectator is asked to think of an image that can be drawn on the back of a business card or some other type of paper that is around. After the spectator draws their image you take the business card resting it on your palm so you can allow them to replace the cap on the sharpie. It is important to note that you NEVER see the writing side of the business card, you simply place the card on your palm and hand it back to the spectator. With no sleights, tears or switches you are easily able to divine the spectators thought. With this specially made gimmick(Included) you will able to perform SYNC within minutes of watching the explanation. The method is so easy and so clever that it is sure to make you smile and because the method is so deceptive spectators will have no clue how you performed this miracle.
As an added bonus we have included some magic related applications presented by Justin Miller that takes this idea to an entirely different level.
I really tried to like this product. However, there were just too many drawbacks for my taste.
First, you really can't ask for just any thought. It will have to be pretty specific. And, because of this, the mind reading part will get diluted. The reason for this is because the method is a bit fussy.
Second, if you are going to compare it to other methods that accomplish the same thing, then the new method should overcome some of the restrictions of the old methods. I don't believe this one does. In fact, it actually adds some restrictions. With a simple center tear, I can have you write anything you want. Not so with Sync. So, why should I switch methods?
Third, You will need a special gimmick. You don't need one for a center tear.
There just wasn't anything here that makes me want to change methods from a standard center tear or some of the other tried and true methods in 13 Steps or Annemann.
It's a bit fitting that Black is the song of the moment on I-Tunes because the gimmick that comes with the DVD is a black sharpie, if you're lucky and a red one if you're not lucky. The sharpie is gimmicked in an interesting way. However, the red one just does not work like the black on appears to work on the video demo.
Let's discuss a few points, shall we:
The gimmick is a clever idea, and they even teach you how to make a new one if you don't like the color supplied. I think they knew that red is not as good as black. There are a few problems with the method. However, I'm very much at risk of exposing the secret if I mention the issues, so I'll do my best to keep the secret and warn you at the same time. First, this is not something that is effective for strolling (i.e., multiple performances in one evening). Why? I can't tell you without revealing... [Read More]