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Cold Case (Gimmick and Online Instructions) Review

Official Review

May 24th, 2016 10:57pm
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
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This deck switch involves a nice gimmick. The gimmick is made of metal and any regular card box. It comes with a red Bicycle box, but you could replace the box with any box you like.

In the instructions, he covers several methods and handlings for the deck switch. In other segments, he has guest magicians in to simulate a magician new to the gimmick to learn how to use it, and a bit of drilling with the gimmick.

He also covers several routines:

Let’s Fake a Deal: A gambling routine where the participant shuffled the deck and deals the cards and you win every time.

Cheating: This is a routine where the participant shuffles. You take a joker from the box and they place it into the deck and shuffle again. You give the cards a cut and produce the joker.

Clear the Deck: A routine where the deck turns into a deck of see through cards with a single card in the middle. It uses the Phantom Deck by Joshua Jay. This deck does not come with the product.

Deep Freeze: A routine where a card comes out of the deck. The card goes in the deck and after a few Ambitious card phases, the performer asks the participant to slide the card in the middle of the deck. However, the deck is solid. The performer then grabs the deck and shows the participant how easy it is to slide the card into the deck which is no longer solid.

Lying your Ace off: A nice routine where an Ace is found in the deck and then the entire deck disappears and only the other three Aces remain.

Justin Case: A selected card is shuffled into the deck. The deck is handed to the participant to cut so their card is on top. They turn over the card and it is not their card. Their card is on top of the box.

Leech off Leach: A selectect card is signed. Is is placed into the box of cards. The box is placed in one pocket and another deck is taken out of another pocket, one blue, one red. Their card is now in the second deck of cards.

The Dean of Switches: In this routine, a deck of cards is shows to be shuffled. In a blink of an eye, the deck is now in order. The deck then becomes a blank face deck. It uses the Unshuffled gimmick by Anton James which must be purchased separately.

52 Shades of Greg: A regular deck changes colors three times and ends with a rainbow deck. The end of this routine uses a Joshua Jay Rainbow deck, sold separately.

10 Card Poker Deal: This is the existing 10 card poker deal where the participant makes all the decisions and the magician still wins. The difference is the participant starts by shuffling the cards.

Fracture: This is a Daniel Madison deck switch move. In the video, Gregory explained that Daniel Madison has a very similar gimmick.

The instruction was 3.5 hours!

The moves range from beginner to intermediate.

The effect is true to the ad copy.

CONS

The only problem I can see with this is that the instruction is 3.5 hours long and there is no way to select topics that I could see. You just have to watch it all the way through.

VERDICT

Nice gimmick, very good routines, very good instruction, but very long.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Cold Case (Gimmick and Online Instructions)

Author: Wilson, Greg
Publisher: Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $39.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

"This fooled me badly. I will use this deck switch!"
- Christian Engblom (Inventor of The Cooler)

From shuffled to stacked in seconds - this deck-switching device is so simple in concept and execution that you can tell your audience in advance you're going to switch the deck and they WILL NOT SEE IT.

Best of all, we arm you with a precision crafted gimmick and full streaming instructions that explains TEN original routines, handlings and applications by Gregory Wilson, David Gripenwaldt, Michael Weber, John Kennedy, Justin Miller and Raj Madhok.

Plus, it makes the classics instantly accessible: perfect poker deals, color-changing decks, story packs, new deck order finale and mental miracles.

"Unlike other deck switches using a gimmick, this is one you can and will do."
- Roberto Giobbi (Author of The Art of Switching Decks)

Cold Facts: TEN original routines, handlings & applications, taught in over 3 hours of detailed instructions by Gregory Wilson Instant reset Easy to perform Mostly angle-proof Great for close-up or stand-up No moving parts to wear out or break down Pre-constructed in red Bicycle, but can be easily altered for any brandCold Case is hailed as the next evolution from respected deck switch pros all over the world.

"This can be done sitting, standing, leaning, with eyes open or closed, drunk or sober, in plain sight yet completely out of sight."
- Jon Racherbaumer (Writer. Reviewer. Rebel)

"The problem with most deck switches is the discrepancy. But, with Greg's gimmick, you can do it under test conditions while hidden in plain sight."
- Rick Lax (Creator of Wizard Wars)

Cold Case is so devious it should be criminal. Make the switch!


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