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Naked Review

August 27th, 2013 12:49am
Reviewed by Dr. J. M. Ayala de Cedoz
This effect is just plain awesome! I will say that magicians familiar with its M.O. may be able to figure it out, but even so, it will slay your audience. As for this fooling magicians in-the-know, there are some very good options available but these are not necessary at all and none of them are relevant to this review, so they will not be discussed here.

Again, as with all other ad copies of Paul Richards products, this one is true to its word - you get exactly what it says and it looks exactly the way it reads but to the layman, it is very strong.

The cards are all printed by Bicycle so they are very good quality. One thing that I appreciated with this is that the extra gaff cards that you get allow you to choose between red back and blue back for the selection. Furthermore, they also give you the option of sleight vs. no sleight. Either way, it is nothing difficult.

The DVD is well produced and Paul does a great job as usual in teaching the handling, the set-up and the variations. He also gives plenty of additional hints and tips for you to pick and choose from.

Personally, I replaced my invisible deck with this because the effect is essentially the same, but Naked takes it a step further. To me it is so much stronger, especially when paired with the ending that I use for it.

If this is such a wonderful thing, why only 3.5 stars? Well, it was kind of a toss-up. I can understand wanting to put a quality product out on the market, but all of the necessary props could be found and assembled for less than half the cost of this whole package. Of course then you would not get all of the wonderful handling tips and ideas that are on the DVD. Of course, DVDs do cost money to produce, etc., so I understand the price, but in my opinion, I think $20-$24/USD may have been better.

If you like performing the Invisible Deck or if you have ever wanted to perform the Invisible Deck and want something just as strong (if not slightly stronger), I highly recommend getting this!

Product info for Naked

Author: Pablo Amira
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $29.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

Paul Richards and Elmwood Magic are proud to present Pablo Amira's NAKED!

You approach the audience with a “naked” deck of cards. The deck is shown to be blank both back and front. A spectator is asked to name a card - any card - a completely free choice. The cards are spread through once more and a single back appears nestled among the sea of blanks.

The card is turned over to reveal - the spectator's selection!

No force of any kind.
No rough and smooth.
No difficult moves.

Just pure magic.

Comes complete with special deck, additional gaff cards, and a detailed instructional dvd.

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