Confinement by Phil Dacosta
A signed card is lost in the deck, and having been unable to retrieve it, the magician forfeits all that he has in his pockets to the spectator. A business card, a wristband, a sharpie - and a sealed pack of gum.
As the spectator makes to walk away with his prize, the magician stops him, asking for a stick of gum. With a look of INCREDULITY, the spectator tears off the cellophane, opening the pack - and there, sitting amongst the sticks, is the SIGNED card.
Difficulty: Beginner Run-time: 44 minutes Format: Download
My first review, as I think this trick really deserve it. I am new at magic and don't like complicated sleight of hands. I was able to perform this in front of about 15 people the very first time I did it, with no real practice, about two hours after I bought it and the reactions were great.
I like the second way of doing it better. It is cleaner. I modified the performance to make it even cleaner, being able to have an actual card corner that people can check before I make it disapear into the pack of gum.
This looks impossible to the spectator, who is trying to think of ways I've could have done it, but always with something that makes his hypothesis fail.
You need to be meticulous to make the gimmick. I did not have everything needed to complete it, but was able to improvise with something else I had available at home, and it was probably as good as the product used by Phil Dacosta. I ruined the first gimmick, but that had to be expected. The second one was perfect, in about 5 minutes, start to finish.
The explanations in the video are very good and with enough details and tips to help with the performance.
This is a reputation maker trick. Well done. I am very happy that I bought this, Worth the 12 bucks.
The trick does require a set-up, It doesn't take too long however it might put some people off. To me it makes no difference as it's a really powerful effect and it's easy to perform.
Amazing effect and easy to learn & perform. However, in Australia, the supplies for the gimmick are a little hard to come by. But definitely a must buy!!