Clone by JC Rodarte
PENN & TELLER ... FOOLED
With CLONE, you uncover the technology to create a perfect duplication of anyone's signature for the most convincing transpositions, vanishes & restorations in magic.
Used to floor Penn & Teller during a live taping of their 'Fool Us' show, CLONE puts the ultimate ability of signature duplication into your hands.
Duplicate ANY signature on:
- Playing cards... & more
First mistaken for a stooge during FISM, CLONE is an undetectable prop that does the hard work for you... Hidden in plain sight.
Each CLONE set has been hand-inspected by the creator Juan Carols Rodarte himself, to ensure it will last hundreds of performances & is show-ready the moment it comes out of the box.
The ONLY way to actually duplicate a spectators signature.
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BEHIND THE SCENES INSIGHT ON FOOL US, CLONE & MORE - ADAM WILBER & GERAINT CLARKE DISCUSS
SummaryHow can such a great advertised trick be so terrible?
It does not work like the video shows. I followed the instructions perfectly and the transfer is awful! The method looks great on paper but it doesnt work how it should. The transfer after 5 minutes was VERY poor. Really annoyd with how much this cost because it is horrendous.
SummaryIt's a great concept and a clever method. The ability to duplicate a signature is a very powerful effect. Who wouldn't want to have that power? Clone offers a good solution. Thank you JC Rodarte for your creation!
That being said, this is not for the working magician that performs on a daily or even weekly basis. This is not the kind of trick you do for walkabouts or table hoping. The materials being used are quickly consumable and you will need to constantly replenish gimmicks which may not be economical for regular performances. It's just not practical. Clone is best saved for special performances.
Performance wise, it seems like this is not yet a polished method/product. There is no set routine. That's disappointing considering the $147 price. In order for you to be successful with Clone, you must be able to "buy some time" for the gimmick to do it's job. You may even need some control over your performance environment. It's a bit all over the place and you're left to your own devices to create a better solution to the problem.
The good and bad of it is - you're left to your own devices to create a better solution. So that's what I intend to do. Seeing as I paid $147 for this, I have to make the best of it and try to develop some better solutions for performance. Clone has the potential for some very creative and truly awesome effects. It's up to you to make it your own.
SummaryIf you didn't know what was happening, you'd barely believe it yourself.
The gimmick itself can be utilised in different ways and for some uses might need some out of the box, round the corner and over the bridge thinking, but if you're prepred to put the real work into performing with Clone, everything will be worthwhile.
Imagine seeing your signed card, torn into pieces, face visible in front of you, whilst you hold an indifferent card. Imagine that those pieces dissapear, and you turn over the indifferent card to find it has turned into the card you just saw torn up.
Imagine signing a card, then watching as the magician removes your signature from that card and adds it (without using a sharpie, just unicorn dust and powdered rainbow) to a completely different card - a card you have now signed but have never handled?
These are just wo of the more basic ideas that Clone inspired in me. I actually wish I could forget about the method so I could watch a video of one of these pieces being performed afresh.
Man, I'm envious of my spectators right now...