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Twisted Blizzard (DVD and Deck) Review

Official Review

December 17th, 2014 1:53am
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Reviewed by Stuart Philip
JB Magic presents Twisted Blizzard, by J. Aaron Delong. It is a solid effect than can be performed by beginners with ease, making them look like a professional. This trick is great for strolling or close-up magic gigs, table-hopping or just a party with friends.

In Twisted Blizzard, you ask one spectator to name any foursome of cards i.e. the Aces, the Kings, the Threes, the Nines or whatever. The performer then fans the deck so that only he can see the cards and places the set face down. After another spectator picks one of the four cards by suit, the four cards are turned over to reveal that they are all blank, except the chosen card. And, as a kicker, the entire deck is then turned over, fanned upright and revealed to be a completely blank deck. The reaction to this trick for your average spectator is amazing.

With this purchase you get a gaffed deck and an instructional DVD. The deck is printed on Bicycle 808 stock, which can never be handed out or inspected by a spectator. The DVD first presents a live demonstration of the trick followed by a table-side explanation. This part of the DVD is less than fourteen minutes. The trick is simple to learn and perform and you might not even need to watch the entire video to start performing. The reset takes about two seconds.

In addition to the Twisted Blizzard effect described above, there is a 21 minute video segment that teaches the bonus effect, White Trash. White Trash is just as astonishing, if not more so, than the product's namesake effect.

Essentially, White Trash is a take on Out Of This World. In this version, two spectators choose to put face-down cards on either their own pile (one spectator has the black pile and the other the reds) or to “trash” the cards by placing them on a common pile for rejected cards. At the end, both spectators correctly divined all their cards and each pile has only cards with their designated color. And, as a kicker, the “trash” pile has only blank cards. This is revealed when the performer fans the cards, face-up, on the table.

This bonus effect is performed live and then explained. It is also extremely easy to understand and perform, but takes about 30 seconds to set up before performing.

Delong acknowledges that Twisted Blizzard was inspired by Dean Dill’s Blizzard and John Bannon’s Twisted Sister. He combined the two great tricks and out came Twisted Blizzard! He also credits Deland for being the first to print this type of gaffed deck. As to the bonus effect, White Trash, he credits John Kennedy’s Red and Black, which was published by Genii over twenty five years ago, in 1989.

This is a fun one to play around with and is recommended. For $25, you can’t go wrong.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Twisted Blizzard (DVD and Deck)

Author: Delong, Aaron, JB Magic
Publisher: JB Magic
Average Rating:  (3)
Retail Price: $25.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

The HIT of the BLACKPOOL magic convention 2010

J B Magic are proud to be working along side Aaron, we bring to you a rare piece of card magic.

If you are looking for Direct, Powerful, Visual magic then look no further, Twisted Blizzard is for you.

Imagine asking a spectator to simply NAME ANY CARD in the deck. Then spreading the deck, there is only ONE CARD in the entire deck, the NAMED CARD. Every other card is BLANK.

NO FORCING, NO SPECIAL WORDING, NO DECK SWITCHES, NO ROUGH & SMOOTH NO DOUBLE FACED CARDS, NO DOUBLED BACKED CARDS.

Twisted Blizzard is without doubt a giant leap forward in card magic, this reputation building effect can be learned in just 10 minutes. The custom printed Bicycle deck performs 95% of all the work for you.

Twisted Blizzard comes with a step by step training DVD, with a bonus effect called WHITE TRASH. This is without doubt one of the greatest Out Of This World routines I have ever seen. 3 piles are decided by the spectators. A RED pile, a BLACK pile and a NOT SURE PILE. The piles turn out to be all Red all Black and the not sure pile are all BLANK.

Twisted Blizzard ticks ALL the boxes in card magic, it is both Visual and Direct, Easy to do and is Instantly Reset.

We highly recommend Twisted Blizzard.

Quotes
"I love it!, Its like Blizzard, but self working"
Nathan Kranzo

"The flexibility of this weapon would have made Bob Hummer hum and even make him finally wear socks."
Jon Racherbaumer

"The time I saw it, I peed a little"
Geoff Williams.

"Both routines are real foolers, as well as extremely practical exactly what great magic should be".
Scott Robinson.

"This fried me big time. Excellent work Aaron."
Caleb Wiles.

Running Time: Approximately 34mins


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