This product has been sitting in my "to review" pile for several weeks. I'm glad I waited because I just got to see Chad Long demonstrate the routine at the TAOM in Houston. If anything, watching the creator perform made me like it even more. In fact, Chad Long is now easily within my top five favorite magicians working today!
I should begin by saying that this product scares the hell out of me. Actually, it's not the product, but the though of what dumb magicians might do with it. There are so many ways this could be played, but one of them is definitely as a f*** you trick. This is certainly not how Chad plays it. With him, it's something of a fun, interactive mystery. That's interesting. Making your audience feel bad because the card isn't where they think it is is not acceptable. Sorry.
Chad is a joy to watch and the teaching is absolutely clear. What's more, he gives you several options for the necessary moves, from easy to difficult (but potentially more deceptive). Some of the moves might sound scary, but because of the humorous performance sty;e, your audience shouldn't be overly concerned with what your hands are doing. If they are, you're probably doing something wrong.
There are two versions of the routine (Chad's and Scotty York's), each with a slightly different sequence of events and necessary moves.
For those of you who enjoy card work, don't miss Chad's explanation of moves like Vernon's Depth Illusion (Marlo's Tilt), David Williamson's top change and Daryl's Convincing Tilt. Actually, this third one, along with Chad's work, was worth the price of the DVD for me. I feel rather foolish that I hadn't come across this move before this.
Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer
Product info for Now Look Here
Author: Long, Chad Average Rating: (2) Retail Price: $20.00 Buy Now
A card is selected and lost in the deck. The spectator is now led through a game of "Pasteboard Ping-Pong" as they look up to your pocket, over to your hand and finally down to the table where they find the selected card!
Includes Chad Long's original routine & Scotty York's awesome version!