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The Hawk 2.0 (With Gimmicks) Review

October 10th, 2010 5:55pm
Reviewed by Brian Reaves
This is another case of where watching the demo video might make you his "Add to Cart" immediately (as it did with me). After all, a card very visually changes right in front of the spectator's eyes while you have left the deck on the ground and are a few feet much more powerful does it get than that?

Unfortunately, this is also one of those effects that leave out a few rather vital caveats that change this from an "anytime/anywhere" trick to one for a specific time and place.

First, the gimmick. It's not indestructible, but it appears rather sturdy (after you finish building it). Yes, it's one of those tricks where you get some parts and are shown how to finish the gimmick up and prepare the deck you supply for the effect. While I don't mind this on tricks where I could build my own gimmick later if the supplied one breaks, I don't think most people could create this gimmick from scratch.

The setup is another issue. You won't do this one impromptu or in a quiet room. You'll need a least ambient noise to keep the gimmick's sound from registering with the spectator. Also, you'll need to be the one grabbing the deck from the ground. You can hand the spectator the card that appears at the top (they can even have signed it), but the gimmick needs to be ditched before handing the deck out for examination.

Does that mean you should avoid this effect? Well, the payoff for it is a very visual card change that looks like real magic and can be done even in a street magic environment. You just have to know you probably won't be doing this at the office for a friend (a small crowd that's talking, sure).

Product info for The Hawk 2.0 (With Gimmicks)

Author: Kolle, Alexander
Publisher: Hugh Phoric, Inc.
Average Rating:  (4)
Retail Price: $39.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

Make your ambitious card routine go through the roof!

Imagine you're in a movie theater munching pop corn and raisinets...and the guy in the movie performs an utterly impossible magic of those "written for the movies" moments that you know could never exist in the real world.

Introducing Hawk 2.0

The Real Deal

Watch the movie

Yes, it's all true!

This can be the finale of your normal ambitious card routine, or a stand alone big-build-up show stopper.

Anyone signs both sides of any card (from a normal deck) You insert the signed card into the center of the deck...which you place on the floor (or hold in one hand.) Everyone stares at the top of the deck on the floor. The suspense builds...then in full view with no cover...and without anyone touching the deck...the signed card miraculously appears on top! You immediately turn the card over to show the other signature, then toss out the card to the astonished crowd.

Let's be clear here. Nothing is touching the deck when the effect happens. The deck is sitting by itself on the floor...surrounded by space. A few seconds go by ...and then the signed card literally poofs into existence on top of the visibly appears out of nowhere, just like an impossible fantasy effect in the movies!

You can fly your Hawk even higher by placing a borrowed coin (can be signed) on top of the deck. Under these test conditions the signed card still twinkles into view on top of the deck...and is still under the coin! The coin never ever moves. And again this can happen without you ever touching the deck. Only one coin is used and can be immediately returned to its owner.

And there's yet another Hawk 2.0 upgrade: the PH inspired Lucky card gimmick. This bonus gimmick lets you start and finish clean with zero sleight of hand.

  • Use a normal deck
  • Perform with deck on the floor or in your hand
  • Includes Alex's 2.0 coin convincer - the Stealth Hawk
  • Resets from zero to five seconds depending on the routine
  • Two different custom-made gimmicks
  • Gimmicks can be used hundreds of times when handled with care
  • Includes enough extra goodies to make at least 12 more gimmicks.

Alexander Kolle went beyond all reason and jam packed the DVD with everything you'll ever want to know about flying your ambitious card through the roof!

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