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A gaff card is a specially printed card designed to fit in with your normal deck. What makes these cards so powerful is that spectators have never seen cards like these. The shock of seeing a never-before-seen card produced magically packs a powerful, magical punch. Ellusionist has created the ultimate vehicle to train you in the art of using gaff cards.
We guide you through every nook and cranny, gully, hill, and valley imaginable. By the time we finish with you, you'll know so much about gaff cards and how to use them, you will be able to go out and astound people in ways you never thought were possible.
NOTE: The preview video shows the Ghost Gaff deck. The same type of material can be performed with the Red Gaff deck, but some cards and the box are different between the decks.
A FEW EXAMPLES OF TRICKS IN ARMY:
- STRANGER CARD: The performer places a BLUE backed prediction card in the spectator's hand, face down. Another spectator takes any card out of the RED backed deck, and he signs it. The card is put back into the deck. With no funny moves, the prediction card is then slowly, slowly turned over to reveal the spectator's SIGNED, selected card-- now with a BLUE back. What the...?!
- PIP MATRIX: Cause the pips (suit symbols) to visually move around the selected card-- culminating with all of the pips jumping to one corner of the card.
- CAPTAIN BLUR: Hold complete control of your spectator's senses. Their chosen card appears to literally go out of focus at your will.
... and tons more. Also includes exclusive, members-only access to the Army of 52 Discussion Forum at Ellusionist. What tricks are people coming up with? Need help on routining your gaff tricks? March into the forums for additional tips, discussion, and ideas on use of all the Ellusionist Gaff Decks.
Definitely not worth the money.
I bought a Bicycle Red gaff deck, and when I saw this dvd recommended, I thought it was a great buy. Severely dissapointed - The whole video is focused around the ghost gaff, and while Justin is a fantastic teacher, many of the tricks are simple and easy to work out - Not requiring a video. There are a few effects he taught me which I will use, however I do not feel as though I got my $30 worth.
Brad's 20 minutes at the end where he goes through each individual card is the only part which really gave me any ideas as to effects I can actually create.
Recommended only to beginners with a ghost gaff deck - otherwise a total waste of money.
Definitely not worth the money in my opinion.
I have to admit I was disappointed. More in my expectations than the video itself. The video is well made and instruction easy to follow. there were some interesting concepts in the DVD. Though nothing new. In the demo they show some effects using unique slights ie SHAPE SHIFTER (taught on a separate DVD on Elusionist ) this DVD does not teach this effect, which was a little disappointing, though understandable. The other effect I really wanted to learn was on a demo but not on the video, the effect they taught on the video works well but it was one I already knew, on second inspection I saw the one in the demo was video editing. The major disappointment was that I have had the gaff deck for six months and had not used it because I could not figure out a way to incorporate any of them into my routine or deck or discard them etc. All of the tricks ( because of my own lack of skill) are single shot effects and would require me to carry multiple decks one for each effect which requires its own set up. The Main reason I purchased this video was so that I would use the nice Gaff Deck I used. This still has not happened. This is not Elusionist fault. I love my Gaff Deck and Love Elusionist Videos (usually).
Summary: This video in my opinion misses the mark because If you are at a low enough skill level not to know the sleights or be able to figure them out for your self already, you are most likely unable to clean up satisfactorily, string them together, or perform different effects with the same cards after. And if you are at such a skill level were you can clean up satisfactorily fit them in your routine etc I guarantee you already know most if not all of the effects as the majority (unlike most of what I find on Elusionist.) use principals or effects from other books that you have already read, own or know.
Great dvd. Soem good and bad effects but it rally helped me with my gaff deck.
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