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SPYPAD Review

June 12th, 2014 11:20pm
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
SPYPAD by Mark Elsdon

STARS: 5

REVIEW

This is my first mylovelyassistant review. As a fan of all sorts of magic, I will be writing reviews of my opinion of the product and my opinion of the strength of the magic effects or routines, not just a review of how true they are to the ad copy. I also want to give a review of the ease of reset where applicable, and finally, as a bonus, I will share a unique routine or way of using the product.

This is a fantastic utility device! I love that it looks like just an ordinary writing pad. In fact, it IS just an ordinary writing pad. The DVD instructions are excellent and when used as instructed, the peek is very easy.

RESET

The reset is VERY easy. This product is perfect for amateur and pro alike.

BONUS

I use this utility device in a routine that is fun and very entertaining.

MURDER MYSTERY

SETUP

As you need is the spypad and a pen.

PERFORMANCE

Introduce the routine:

"We’re going to play a little game of … murder mystery! I’m going to need a couple shady characters to play the role of murdering accomplices. How about you and you? Thanks. Come on up. Give them a hand…"

Place two chairs on stage, back to back, so the participants have their side to the audience. Take the Spypad and write the numbers “1”, “2”, and “3” down the page. Explain to the two participants that they have been brought in for questioning. Hand the Spypad and pen to one of the participants, turn your back to them, and ask them to write down made up answers to three questions:

1. “You, sir are a suspect for murder. What is your name?”
2. “What room of the mansion were you in at the time of the murder?”
3. “What was the murder weapon?”

You then ask them to pretend like two of their answers are correct and one is a lie. Ask them to circle the answer that is a lie. Have them remove the page and hand you the pad and pen. While your back is turned, have the first suspect, I mean participant, hand the slip of paper to the second suspect,... er participant.

You now move over to the second participant and with your back to them, you ask them to read the answers to the three questions. They are to read any un-circled answers as written and to make up a different answer for the circled answer.

You can get the audience involved in “voting” for which answer is the lie. In the end, you reveal the lie and the actual answer.

The beauty of this routine is it has a lot of audience interaction and you can really have a lot of fun with the participants and the audience.

I hope you enjoy it!
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Product info for SPYPAD

Author: Elsdon, Mark
Publisher: David Forrest
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $40.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

FULL 52 PRODUCTIONS proudly presents Mark Elsdon's "SPYPAD".

Brilliantly designed to deliver a clear, full-view peek yet remain completely innocent in appearance.
The SPYPAD is the all-new tool for modern mentalism developed specifically for under-fire use by one of the UK's top professional TV magic consultants.

The SPYPAD's real ingenuity lies in the instant reset. You have someone write something down and tear out the page. You take the notepad back from them and put it away. With that, not only do you have your peek but the pad is now reset to go again! Nothing to remove, replace or erase. No magnets or chemicals. Just a clear view of whatever they've written down, delivered to you in the most natural of actions.

This DVD includes no less than TEN professional ideas from top UK pro, Mark Elsdon, some of them shot 'in the trenches' so you'll actually see the pad in action. You'll also gain some invaluable insight into the general psychology of using an impression device - thoughts and tips from a top professional gleaned from over 15 years of using The SPYPAD.

Note:
INSTANT RE-SET - USE ANY REGULAR WRITING PEN OR PENCIL - FULL VIEW PEEK - IMPRESSION IS CORRECTLY ORIENTED - NO MAGNETS - NO CARBON PAPER - NO CHEMICALS THE SPYPAD REALLY IS A WORKERS DREAM!

Included:
Instructional DVD
Special Notepad


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