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Powerhouse Routines
by Paul A. Lelekis


(5 reviews, 9 customer ratings) ★★★★

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Powerhouse Routines by Paul A. Lelekis

There are 5 Powerhouse routines included in this ebook!

The introduction is worth the price of the entire e-book. Paul teaches many salient points for improving your performances. He teaches how to use patter and actions to provide your spectators with that "warm fuzzy" feeling. Move your magic to another level.

Paul also teaches you how to turn bad situations into great ones. His advice will teach you how to take advantage of situations and comments made by your spectators to turn your performances from good ones...into GREAT ones and how to recognize these situations in other tricks.

Included are 5 excellent routines that you will love to perform. All actions and patter are provided for a seamless performance. Included with this e-book are 4 videos by Paul, explaining three excellent Passes and a Cull.

TELEPATHIC FOUR ACE REVERSE The spectator chooses any four-of-a-kind and these four cards are placed in obviously four different places in the spread deck. The spectator then uses "her magic" - with no moves - to make that four-of-a-kind, gather together in the center of the deck - REVERSED!

GRAVITY This is as much as it is amazing. Three selections are made and are placed into three different places in the deck by the three spectators. One at a time, all three selections are "captured by the face-up Jacks with no apparent manipulation by the magician. The third selection is "captured" while the spectator holds the deck.

FIND YOUR OWN CARD is another little-known Marlo idea. It allows the spectator to find her own card. Paul has added some very clever routining and a very engaging patter line that will put big smiles on everyone's faces. This is a magician-fooler.

LELEKIS' TOUCH SWITCH Two new routines are included with this excellent sleight. This sleight can be performed while the spectators "burn your hands" and they will never see it. Very, very deceptive.

1st edition 2015, 17 pages.

Reviewed by Douglas Lippert
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 02 June, 2015

Paul's latest work, "Powerhouse Routines" would give the University of Alabama football team a run for their money. The introduction ALONE is worth the price of admission. Paul shares powerful tidbits about the importance of the spectator thinking they are the one creating the magic. It's not always about the magician! Valuable advice for all performers of the craft.

TELEPATHIC FOUR ACE REVERSE is a great routining and presentation for a clever Marlo idea from 1945. It's been updated with a better handling and great patter that makes this an entertaining piece of magic! This has become one of my favorite card reversal routines.

GRAVITY is a blockbuster sandwich effect with a great James Brown patter line idea. This routine has some finger flicking elements that are a joy to practice. Paul tips a clever idea to fool those in the know! I like this routine.

FIND YOUR OWN CARD is a great take on Marlo's classic, "Strike Three and Out." Paul has managed to improve the routine with a clever feint and add a ESP presentation that knocks it out of the ball park. The effect works itself and allows the magician to focus on the presentation.

THE TOUCH SWITCH is a clever way to switch out a card right in front of a spectator's nose. There are no angles to worry about. Paul's signed card switch is ingenious and a great way to finish an ACR whether it be card to pocket, card to box, etc.

Reviewed by Enrico Varella
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Paul Lelekis’s new book ‘Powerhouse Routines’ contains five effects and an essay. However, these are routines that may challenge your thinking and your abilities (sleight of hand, and presentational approaches). The introductory essay is worth reading and re-reading, especially if you are new to Lelekis’s work and his approach to audience management, patter, and performing persona. Lelekis does the ‘unthinkable’ and rewinds one of Marlo’s ubiquitous effects, and seems to do it justice in ‘Find Your Own Card’. Touch Switch is easy to do, and can be used for switching out a card in a natural move. The bonus, Tap Load is a clever way of replacing a palmed card, which always aggrieved me with topping the deck. I pay attention to performers who perform their workhorse routines regularly. Lelekis offers this, and more, and you might just use one of his sleights or revisions to a classic.

Reviewed by Rick Carruth
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 17 May, 2015

I try to keep up with every ebook Paul publishes. He makes it difficult. Not only does he wirte with style and swagger, but he writes faster than I can read! Jeez, it seems I just enjoyed his last ebook and now.. POWERHOUSE ROUTINES. Paul is an expert at both creating world class routines and sleights, and taking routines initiated by others to entirely new heights. PowerHouse Routines contains both. 'Telekinetic Four Ace Reverse' and 'Find Your Own Card' are Marlo ideas transformed to a hyper degree by Paul. Aside from the basic premise, everything about the handling is completely new to me. 'Gravity' and 'Lelekis'Touch Switch' are uniquely Paul. I particularly like the Touch Switch and can think of a half dozen effects I use regularly that will definitely benefit from this utility.

Last but certainly not least.. Paul has composed an intro worthy of the price of the ebook. The advice is sure and true. There are tips and advice here that will improve your performance regardless of your skill level. I read it, read all the effects.. and went back and re-read the intro. The handling tips are important.. but the performing advice is invaluable.

These are worker effects you will add to your repertoire immediately. These are effects that will make you impatient, hardly able to contain yourself until your next magic meeting. If you aren't familiar with the library of work of Paul Lelekis, this is a great place to start.

Reviewed by Roy Eidem
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 17 May, 2015

Paul has done it again. Eye candy for lovers of card magic. Also his ideas in spectator management & smoothness of performance elevate the art we love.

Reviewed by Bob Solari
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 17 May, 2015

RUN don't walk to get Paul's latest e book. If you want to learn USABLE, REAL world magic then look no further! The effects and plots are well thought out straight forward.....' Lelekis Style ' . Highly Recommended!

Bob Solari