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Domino Effect Review

Official Review

December 14th, 2015 9:14am
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
PROS

I suppose, on the positive side, it is organic. I suppose it looks pretty good as a small miracle.

The moves are very easy.

The instruction is good.

The effect is true to the ad copy.

There is a bonus impromptu effect without the gimmick. I rather liked this little impromptu routine with un-gimmicked sugar packets.

However,

CONS

Where do I start? Lets start with the method. There really isn’t much new here. This is a commonly used method for a bill switch. Also, the handling is very similar to handling that I have seen Eugene Burger do with a bill switch. I think the difference is that Eugene’s routine has more impact. Eugene does basically the same routine, but with gimmicked bills. Done with money, it has more impact. Also, money is as organic as sugar packets. Wait, I think money is more organic than sugar packets. If by organic, we mean things that people most relate to in their daily lives, then people can relate more to money than to sugar packets. There is always an element of opinion in a review, but I just think that this is a case of taking an existing method of making a gimmick with an existing handling of the same gimmick and saying: “Hey, I don’t think anyone has applied this to sugar packets.” He does credit the concept of copper silver and a common bill switch as the inspiration for this.

Perhaps some people out there might want to perform this sort of effect with sugar packets, and who am I to tell people what to perform with? However, the whole point of reading reviews is to put some thought into the magic you are purchasing, and hence, the magic you are performing. So, with that in mind, you should weigh the different impact this same sort of routine might have with currency bills vs sugar packets. You may prefer sugar packets, you may prefer bills, you might like both. Eugene Burger’s similar effect with a gimmicked bill is called Slow Motion Bill Transpo. Eugene says he carries this effect with him wherever he goes.

VERDICT

I gave this a pretty low score because, in my opinion, there wasn’t a whole lot that was new here. If you have Slow Motion Bill Transpo by Eugene Burger and you still like what you see here, then buy it. If you don’t have Slow Motion Bill Transpo, then I suggest you check it out first.

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Product info for Domino Effect

Author: Pandrea, Alex
Publisher: The Blue Crown
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $35.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

The Domino Effect combines some of the most powerful elements in magic into one incredible routine. The magic is visual, it happens with every day objects, and it happens in the spectator's hands.

No matter where you go, sugar packets are everywhere. From the most casual diner to the most upscale restaurant, people are drinking coffee and adding sweetener. This makes The Domino Effect the ideal solution for any close-up performer from hobbyist to working professional.

The magician displays two packets of sweetener - one pink and one yellow. The spectator holds one in their closed fist, while the magician shows the other. In the blink of an eye, the magician's packet changes from yellow to pink, and the spectator is now holding the yellow packet in their hand.

On the DVD, Alex shows you how to use the included handmade gimmick, construct your own extra gimmicks, and perform the routine. He provides several additional tips and bonus ideas, including a completely impromptu and ungimmicked transpo of colored sugar packets.

  • Incredibly Visual
  • Includes Handmade Gimmick
  • Live Performance
  • Detailed Instruction
  • Multiple Handlings
  • Bonus Impromptu Transpo


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