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Foresight Review

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August 13th, 2009 8:39am
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Reviewed by Christopher Carey
Devin Knight's FORESIGHT is very similar to the idea behind Harry Anderson's MISH MASH. Mr. Knight has improved the method and handling and I'm sure this will play well during a walkaround set. It comes with everything you need, including a picture of cards that are mixed up, a lanyard to hang around your neck.

The effect pretty much plays as described. There's a fishing technique taught and you'll need real "flight time" in front of people to perfect this. There are two drawbacks about this effect for me and it's a matter of personal taste.

First, the lanyard. I can't see wearing this in a million years. I suppose one could simply have the prediction sticking out of the outer breast pocket. So that's one problem solved.

The other thing that appears to be contrived, is the sign with cards on it. In the first phase of the effect, it's used as a sort-of "52 on 1" type of gag. And that's fine. But to then use it for the selection appears to my eyes, somewhat forced. It's just a little odd to have a participant pick a card this way. But that's just me. As I said, this works as advertised and I'm sure many will find it useful.

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Product info for Foresight

Author: Devin Knight
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $29.00
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A killer effect that starts out like a comedy routine but packs a wallop at the end.

Effect


The magician holds up an envelope and says it contains a prediction. He asked a spectator to name any playing card. Performer says the named card is in the envelope. He removes an 8.5 x 11 inch picture that has the whole deck spread out. The performer says look, there is your card right there.

The audience laughs but isn't impressed, so you ask the participant to just think of a card in the picture. No force. You then ask a second participant to also think a card in the picture.

Now for the amazing part, the performer immediately tells the first participant the card he is thinking of. He simply makes two comments about the card, both are correct (you are never wrong)and then names the card. You do this without any complex fishing. In fact you name the thought of card so quickly it will startle even magicians! The magician then points out that he has been wearing a CLEAR cardholder around his neck from the very start. You can see the back of a playing card inside it.

He then asks the second participant what card he has in mind. The participant names the card. Immediately and with NO SWITCHES, you turn the clear cardholder around and sealed inside is the very card he just named.

Back of card is in full view at all times and never leaves the audience's sight. Card can be removed and the badge holder examined. Nothing else inside. The predicted card could also be a jumbo card on your table in full view from the start for those who don't want to have the card hanging from your neck.

This takes revealing thought-of cards to a new level. One of the most advanced techniques yet devised, yet is easy to do and has no sleights whatsoever.

Comes with envelope. A 8.5" x 11" durable plastic gag picture that looks like it has a spilled deck on it. NO DUPLICATE CARDS ARE PRINTED IN THE PICTURE. Every card in the picture is different! Also comes with a smaller picture for street magicians to carry in their pocket. Includes high-quality clear cardholder complete with cloth lanyard.


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