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Just The Backs Ma'am (With DVD And Cards) Review

Official Review

July 31st, 2006 10:13pm
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Reviewed by P.T. Murphy
“The reveal at the end will blow the minds of your audience and alleviate any doubts of your magical card skills.”

After reading the above sentence, what magician in their right mind would turn their back on “Just the Backs Ma’am” ?

I couldn't.

With the purchase of “Just the Backs Ma’am” you receive an instruction booklet, a DVD and the five special cards you will need to accomplish the effect. The 8-page booklet is nicely produced. The instructions are easy to understand and the photos are clear and concise. The DVD is well produced and is very helpful in further explaining Reed’s handling of t he effect. The cards are of Bicycle design and stock. The handling is straightforward. The moves are not difficult. You end clean, everything is examinable and “Just the Backs Ma’am” resets instantly. The only thing missing is an effect that lives up to the hype on the package.

From the package: Five cards are pulled out of a wallet, all seem to have the same face. They are all turned face down in your hand. One at a time a card is revealed face up and set off to the side until you are left with one face up card in your hand. The reveal at the end will blow the minds of your audience and alleviate any doubts of your magical card skills.

I must admit that I was not excited by the climax. It left me scratching my head and wondering “Why?”

On the DVD Reed claims that “Just the Backs Ma’am” has a great impact on lay audiences and that we as magicians should not underestimate its potential. I am curious as to why Reed did not prove this on the DVD. There are other DVDs on the market that have taken the “street magic” approach and shot the performer in action. This would have been a nice touch.

Pros: “Just the Backs Ma’am” is well produced. There are no difficult sleights. You end clean. The cards are examinable and it resets instantly.

Cons: Based on the hype I was expecting a more spectacular finish.

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Product info for Just The Backs Ma'am (With DVD And Cards)

Author: Reed McClintock
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $20.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

A trick from the pocket of Reed McClintock!

Facts cannot be disputed! Shouldn't your magic be the same way?

Reed McClintock has created Just the Backs Ma'am. It's a cleverly constructed routine that implies gambling techniques in a plausible fashion. This is an absolute must have for your repertoire. It will allow you to quickly win the trust of your audiences, giving you complete control. The reveal at the end will leave your audiences questioning their judgment of character. How dare they imply that you are cheating!

Effect
Five cards are pulled out of a wallet, all seem to have the same face. They are all turned face down in your hand. One at a time a card is revealed face up and set off to the side until you are left with one face up card in your hand.

The reveal at the end will blow the minds of your audience and alleviate any doubts of your magical card skills.

Catapulting your magic to the next level! Internationally acclaimed magician Reed McClintock will not only have you believing in the power of magic, but in the power of magical performance as well. Whether you are young or old, Reed's latest innovations are a must have for your repertoire. Reed McClintock's audience acclaim can be yours. This product contains everything necessary to go out and perform WHAT LOOKS LIKE REAL MAGIC.

Booklet Pages 7
DVD Running Time Approximately 14min


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