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Ripped Up Review

Official Review

August 23rd, 2006 11:47am
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Reviewed by P.T. Murphy
Those of you who are familiar Peter Eggink’s work know that his creations are very visual and his methods are quite devilish.

“Ripped Up” is a flash restoration of a selected and signed playing card.

As the ad copy states: “The effect is simple and straightforward: A signed selection is torn into 4 pieces. Next, the 4 pieces are placed on top of the deck. Get this: with just a shake and with no cover whatsoever, the 4 pieces instantly fuse back together again!. Yes, it's that direct! The fully restored, signed card is immediately handed back to the spectator for examination! Of course the spectator can keep the card as a souvenir.”

Yep. That pretty much sums it up.

The effect is direct. The handling is not so direct.

As far as skill goes, the handling is not difficult. I just think that it can be streamlined. In this routine Eggink makes clever use of the tilt move, but I think it can be eliminated to provide an even more direct approach. The tearing of the selected card while holding onto the deck minimizes the effect that ripping a card to pieces has on a lay audience. So I would suggest a more straightforward way of tearing the signed card.

I like the methodology behind Ripped Up. Peter is making use of a very clever principal. I think there is more to explore with the gimmick that is provided. I wish I could go into more detail, but I can’t. To do so would be to give it all away.

I see this effect fitting into the repertoire of those teenage magicians who have only a few short moments to wow their friends in the hallways between classes, or the strolling magician who is looking to add some eye candy to their act. I can also see this effect playing well on T.V. where the performer has only seconds to make an impact.

“Ripped Up” is a unique approach to a flash restoration of a signed playing card. I suggest playing around with the gimmick. You may find other more effective ways to handle this routine.
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Product info for Ripped Up

Author: Peter Egglink
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $20.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

The Ultimate Flash Restoration

Peter Egglink's "Ripped-Up" is a new and fresh take on the Torn & Restored Card plot. Within the "Flash Restoration" category, "Ripped-Up" is the one you're looking for!

EFFECT:

The effect is simple and straightforward:

A signed selection is torn into 4 pieces. Next, the 4 pieces are placed on top of the deck. Get this: with just a shake and with no cover whatsoever, the 4 pieces instantly fuse back together again!. Yes, it's that direct!

The fully restored, signed card is immediately handed back to the spectator for examination! Of course the spectator can keep the card as a souvenir.

"Ripped-up" is the most visual, practical, and workable "Flash Restoration" T&R card routine to date.


"Unfriggin' real...the restoration looks like real magic!"
- Richard Sanders

Key points to keep in mind:

  • No Palming!
  • No cover!
  • Extremely visual!
  • Resets Instantly!
  • Perfect for walk-around!

Comes complete with special gimmick on Bicycle stock.


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