Boondock Mental by Nate Kranzo
Fact List• 8 ferocious effects and sleights taught by Nathan Kranzo.
• Perfect for beginners and advanced magicians.
• Simple but powerful tricks every magician should know.
• Over two hours long-- Download it or get the DVD (or both).
• Multiple performances on the streets...real footage captured in the moment.
• Multiple sections on the vital aspects of performances and tips for routining.
• Shatters the conventional wisdom that magic that puts money in your pocket has to be hard. Not true.
In The BoxDevils' Peek This is a real worker. No more crazy peek devices, impression pads or special pens. Just someone's thought. You have them write down ANYTHING and peek the information in the smoothest manner with NO gimmicks. No folds, tears or any of that whacky stuff.
Chi Break A powerful effect that happens "in their hands". A match that they choose from a pile of matches breaks in THEIR hands.
Easy Canasta This effect has become a sort of HOLY GRAIL over the last few years. A shuffled deck has three cards selected and placed in three different pockets by you and your spectator. You predict the EXACT CARDS in the EXACT pockets that you and your SPECTATOR placed them in. YOU NEVER GO NEAR THE SPECTATOR.
Spent A great visual quickie that can be performed with any borrowed pack of matches. You pull a match from a matchbook and squeeze it in your fist. It immediately starts to burn and SMOKE pours from your fist. Uses no chemicals or fancy gaffs. Match is shown burnt up and spent.
Spent Transpo This takes the same effect from SPENT above and puts it into THEIR hands. A match placed in their hand changes places with a burning match in YOUR hand. Great magic that happens in their own fist.
Voodoo Bill A strong piece of "in their hands" magic. A signed card FOLDS itself as if by Voodoo, then a borrowed bill begins to BURN inside the hand of a spectator. The burning energy transfers from the card to the bill in their hand. No one is harmed but they will be astonished.
There is no Spoon Building on other famous spoon benders like Uri Geller, Ben Harris, Banacheck and Richard Osterlind.....Kranzo takes spoon bending to a new level. A borrowed spoon slowly bends as it comes in contact with a spectator's hand. It continues to bend, and then bends some more. Finally the metal of the spoon becomes TWISTED while inside of their fist. The "hands off" phase Kranzo teaches here is worth the price of the DVD.
Stiletto Dangerous and sexy doesn't usually come in the form of a card effect. This one has it all. Any card can be selected. It can be signed by everyone in the room. The cards are fairly shuffled. A stilleto switch blade is produced. Asking them to concentrate on their card you STAB the knife into the deck! The knife sinks into the deck impaling the cards. A perfect cut that reveals the selected card.
BONUS: Credit Card Vanish The PERFECT opener for the bar or club...or anytime your just paying your tab. Any borrowed credit card or drivers license can be vanished BARE HANDED. Both hands are seen completely empty. This one will fool the $#!% out of you.
Not to be confused with "mentalism" Nathan's tricks are "mental" meaning that they are CRAZY! Spoon bending and a deck stab. You get 8 solid effects for one low price - not to mention the Kranzilla is your teacher! Devil's Peek is worth the entire DVD. Get yours before they're gone
I absolutely love most of these effects in the dvd. Though a bit cumbersome to perform, the matchstick tricks are still ingenious. Nate has always been one of my favorites.
Plain awesomeness by one of the best magicians around the world! Get this DVD and no one is going to forget your performance to them!
This DVD really does have some great effects, and a few of them are just plain BRLLIANT! However the two matchstick tricks found on the DVD are INCREDIBLY disappointing. So much so that even though those outstanding effects are there, coupled with the fact that the filming and explanations leave a little to be desired, I would have to give this DVD 3 stars overall.
This is a good tool to get you started with a good handful of mentalism tricks. Kranzo is a masterful teacher and gives you a thorough look into the tricks. Some may not suit your style, but for the price you are getting more than your money's worth by buying these. Highly recommend, would definitely buy again.
9 effects, 9 amazing routines. "Devil's Peek" is a very creative and super sneaky peek, "Stiletto" satisfies even the most blade crazy magician's desires, and "Voodoo Bill" alone is worth $20 or more. Easy to learn, just one gimmick that's small, easy to handle, and super easy to conceal. Best of all, easy for even Beginners! Freaked out those who have caught me lots of times before.
First off I would like to say if you are just starting magic and want something you can do right away GET THIS DVD!!! I don't think you can get much easier effects than this to start with. I also wanted to say with the voodoo bill you may want to get Rich Ferguson's "Serial Biller" DVD to add a little more impossibility to this trick. It is not a must, but its something to think about. He also has a few different handlings with money that you may like more than the one shown on this DVD. Again this is not a must the teaching for all the tricks are done well on this DVD you WILL understand how each effect works. It is just something to think about. You could also add Rich Ferguson's "Tagged DVD" with this effect and I think that would make this voodoo bill thing just blow peoples minds beyond belief!!! Rich Ferguson's "Tagged" and Serial Biller" DVD is here on Ellusionist if you are interested in my idea. ENJOY!!!
Okay so for one thing I want to start out by saying that five of the tricks on this DVD are real winners. The teaching is thorough, well explained and fun and Nate himself is brilliant. However, out of 8 tricks, 3 are wasted of match tricks that really carry no wow at all because of the prop. This was a severe disappointment as was the poor filming and video quality. I recommend this DVD to anyone who wants five very different, powerful tricks that use a wide range of props, from spoons to cards, business cards to knifes. But if your wallet is tight and you want the most tricks for your buck I would advise you look for something else.
This is the best collaboration of effects that I have gotten in a while. The only trick I didn't like was spent(because I have pure smoke). Although other reviewers have said they didn't like the Chi Break I have gotten some pretty big reactions from it. My favorites are Stilleto, Easy Canasta,Devils Peek, and Voodoo Bill. Thumbs up Ellusionist and Nathan Kranzo.
I have enjoy this video: Nate Kranzo is a very cool magician and a good teacher,but
the video's quality is not the Ellusionist's standard that we usually get from them:
4 stars for Nate,2 for the video!!!