Those were tough words to write, but not only did I waste $15 on this, I feel Murphy's Magic owes ME $15 for the time I wasted on this.
In fairness, Dave Hooper's idea is sound, but virtually none of what is promised in the ad copy is delivered. There is nothing unique about his classic force and certainly nothing is taught that makes the learning of the classic force easier or "100% undetectable and effective."
I do not blame Hooper for this mess. I would have thought the folks at Murphy's would have more closely edited and "proofed" this product prior to release. If there was another section where Dave broke down the Classic Force to elemental bits and discussed them, maybe talked in detail about the psychology this would have been worth it. Read the Classic Force chapter in Giobbis' "Card College 1". Or check out Liam Montier's description in BBM's "The Forces Project" or Josh Jay's "Hand Picked Astonishment's" DVD on Forces. In these, you will learn something.
I like Dave Hooper and his magic. He is a clever, affable guy and his magic is often very good. But this one is a mess.
Product info for Force of Will
Author: Hooper, Dave Publisher: Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc. Average Rating: (2) Retail Price: $14.95 Buy Now
"David actually fooled me with his force, it was a joy to be fooled." -Doc Eason
There are a thousand ways to get a spectator to choose a certain card. Even today, new methods are being brought to light, even as you read this. Yet, one thing has remained constant throughout the years, the pursuit of the perfect force. Dave Hooper has refined his take on the classic force for more years than many of us have even considered taking our card magic seriously... And the result is a thing of pure beauty.
"Dave's force is the best I've ever seen. And I've seen many!" - Harry Robson
After 35 years of being a professional magician, It is today that he reveals his teachings on what some will call the greatest Classic Force, ever.
"He forced the same card on me FIVE times, and it was fair. Every time." -Chris Ramsay
If you are struggling with the classic force or are looking to refine and make it absolutely 100% undetectable and effective, then there is no alternative. The proof is inside.
"Dave has made all other forces irrelevant. If you're going to learn the force, this is the best. It blew my F***ing mind!" -Kieron Lefever