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Rainbow Connection Review

Official Review

September 8th, 2014 9:37pm
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Reviewed by Dr. J. M. Ayala de Cedoz
I was on the fence about this product when I first saw the trailer for it when it was released. The reason for that is because it basically exposes a certain (common?) card that magicians use which is actually a very powerful tool when used correctly.

After watching the DVD though and thinking about it, if you script the piece right it should not be an issue. I do like the idea that Mathieu uses about presenting it as a game, but it is not a game of chance so there is no "sting" if you will. The only problem I had with this other than that was in some of the performances, he 'over-handles' the cards sometimes - it is not necessary to do it in reality and he does not tell you to that, it is just my observation and something that drove me nuts.

That said there are no live performances on the DVD but Mathieu does teach four different handlings, each one progressively more "difficult" than the last. For each handling you will see a studio performance and then the explanation. In reality, none of them are hard to do and in my opinion, the Classic handling and the Advanced handling are better from a presentation standpoint.

The production quality is fantastic and whether you watch the English or the French version of the DVD, the video, lighting and sound are fantastic, Mathieu does a superb job of teaching everything clearly, including giving tips here and there for each handling. The DVD runs a total of 35 minutes and just about 33 of those minutes are actual instruction. There is a bonus section which consists of three trailers for other products and one bonus effect that is performed and explained - very cool effect!

At the end you are left quite clean but not 100% examinable. You 'could' end up that way if you happen to have a card that matches the one that is not examinable at the end and switching it out, but in my opinion it would not be worth the trouble. Mathieu says (and I agree) that if you perform this with the right script and presentation, nobody will really ask to examine the cards anyway.

The ad copy is 100% accurate - I am not sure if I agree with it being the 'ultimate opener' but I will say that it is very magical and would make for a great opener. For a short 30 second routine, it packs a lot of magic. Write your own script to justify the cards and you will have a very nice little packet effect.

Highly recommended!

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Rainbow Connection

Author: Bich, Mathieu
Publisher: CREATEX - Mathieu Bich
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $29.99
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Manufacturer's Description:

Rainbow Connection is an underground effect from Mathieu Bich. He has been using it these last 12 years andnow you can own and perform that effect from his professional repertoire!

Ideal to use as an introduction, this effect has been specially created to lead your spectators into an appropriate state to watch magic. Especially suitable for those spectators that would usually not watch a lot of magic, with Rainbow Connection, you will get a higher impact with the following effects. Very Visual, you can even perform it without talking!

Quick - Visual -Easy to perform - No Palming - No rough & Smooth - Can be performed in the hands (no table needed)

4 different handlings are explained on the DVD (Super Easy, Easy, Classic & Advanced)

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