Customer rank: -1An Ambitious Card routine which cleverly uses the Card Box to heighten the effect.
1st edition, 2004.
word count: 1279 which is equivalent to 5 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Feras Kh.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Thursday 10 January, 2008
A small booklet, from an unknown author. Yet, this routine is actually very good, even though it might be confusing to read, its so simple.
The routine is done with a borrowed deck, with a normal box (provided in a reasonable condition ). Here's the routine:
2 cards are selected and signed, card A is returned to the deck, card B is returned. Card B is shown to be on top 3 times, then its placed inside the box *to prevent it from getting on top of the deck*. Suddenly, it penetrates the box. The box is shown empty, then is given to the spectator to shake it above the deck, she hears a sound, she checks the box and sure enough Card A is inside (this is the first and only appearance of card A in the routine).
The description was excellent until I reached the box section. There are photos that sure help, and once you understand how it works you'll have a nice routine. By the way no way a routine for beginners. Other than the box sleights (which some I never seen before, and some I did), you need to know the pass (its hard to change the move here , injog, tilt and a double turnover and Lift (lifting a double that is).
Angles are issue when it comes to the box section, but its controllable. The routine plays well for the spectators, provided that you have the patter for it. Since no patter is given.
Overall, I use this routine here and there. The last phase does get amazing reactions, and you could use it in other effects. If its 20$, I would say *get away*, for 4$, then its a very good buy. Just don't have lunch for a day.