Hypnotic Pull by Patrick G Redford
DRAG THE LIGHT/HEAVY BOX FROM STAGE TO STREET
Hypnotic pull is an examinable, multi-phase light/heavy box, using a deck of cards.
It's the perfect opener, because the magic begins before the cards even come out of the box.
The spectator is shown a normal deck and asked to pick-it-up. Easy right? Wrong.
Like a modern day hammer of Thor, only the righteous can pick this up.
Try as they might, the box won't budge.
This stolen strength can then be deposited back into their body at will, with a snap, touch or spoken word.
But that's not all, for phases 2 and 3, the challenge gets easier, but the results stay the same.
They are asked to just take the cards out of the box.
The harder they pull, the harder the deck sticks inside the box. Even after you remove half the deck, they still can't pull the remaining cards out.
Hypnotic Pull comes complete with the special gimmicks, a 48 page pocket size book of instructions, as well as access to a video performance and tutorial.
Taking up almost zero pocket space, this ingenious gimmick can be added to ANY deck of cards and is 100% heckler-proof.
Finally retire the line 'pick a card'.
Perform Hypnotic Pull TODAY.
In addition, Patrick teaches a routine called “Stop Smoking” that simulates the same effect with a pack of cigarettes. Making it impossible for a participant to remove his or her cigarettes from the box.
Please note: Patrick Redford would like to reserve TV performance rights. You can perform this live anywhere, anytime, but please contact the artist for permission directly if you're going to be performing this on TV.
SummaryPeople need to understand that your just not purchasing the gimmick. The explanation comes with it also. I started using this immediately after I got it and the reaction I got from people are awesome. It's simple but extremely effective.
SummaryComplete waste of $35
What you get isn't even worth $5, you probably already have it lying around AND you cant even perform it online or on TV. With the price given, that's just a scam.
The trick has fooled no one so far. That or they just are not fazed or super impressed, nothing like in the trailer. Even with the notes on performance, it does nothing for the effect. The video is poorly shot and does not specify details that should be shown close up for the best method of instruction. The booklet is said to be the main part, with the video an add-on, but it was basically worthless as well.
People see the gimmick with the first phase, never before has someone not seen it or pointed it out. The second phase is the best, but thats still not saying much, because along with the third phase, people start goofing around and, ergo, finally catch on. What can you do? The deck is in their hands! The audience is not stupid! They will catch on!
The author of this effect says it's near perfect, I'd argue it rushed off the drawing board prematurely. A terrible product, in my eyes; it's not even a product! I feel like I bought nothing. Only a silly pamphlet, a "gimmick" that most people already have, a poorly shot instruction video, a trick that DOES NOT WORK. PERIOD. And a scolding to not perform it online or on tv. what a waste. Stay away. Save your money. Buy FaceOff, much better product.
SummaryThis is a complete Rip Off. What you get is a gimmick that cost about 25cents. Save ur money. Patrick should be ashamed to sell this at this price. It's WAY OVER PRICED.
SummaryIf I could somehow extract this knowledge from my brain in exchange for my money just like any other purchase, I would. But I understand that this is magic and i'm not going to be that guy. (Just skip to the end for my actual review of the product) For one, even with all of the audience management, this is hit or miss. It's one of the only routines that I have performed that requires everything to go perfectly for it to get reactions. If one thing goes wrong, they don't understand the effect, and nothing is said on the download to help recover from that. Secondly, the booklet you get is the exact same thing as the download, with the exception of a small paragraph that has a routine idea. So I feel like I've been mislead there. Problem #3: I had to wait a week to watch the instructional. After purchasing the product; it should be readily available. 4: the price is abhorrent for what you get. $40 after taxes, s&h; all of the products that I've purchased for $40+ include an actual gimmick, not just a booklet that repeats everything said in the video. 5: I believe it says it said something on the page when I purchased it that said "heckler proof." This is just flat out untrue. Hecklers will rip this apart if you don't have the audience management to deal with it. And even if you do have the audience management to make this work, hecklers are hecklers. If you've chosen the person and they end up turning into a heckler, oh well. All the video tells you is "hopefully you've chosen your participant wisely." No tips whatsoever there, but honestly it wouldn't matter. That's another thing: I also saw something that was either on the page when buying, or in the email I got advertising the effect that said this effect was the perfect opener. This is just a no from me. If this goes wrong in any way shape or form, the crowd just won't be interested in anything else you have to show. Due to it being a longer effect, even when tweaked, if the first 2 phases go off without a hitch, but the 3rd fails, or if the middle phase is the only one that's gone wrong, ect.; it doesn't matter because if any aspect of it is off, the audience just flat out doesn't understand what the trick is supposed to be. I had a spectator that made it through the first 2 phases no problem, but actually took the cards out on the 3rd phase, and she told me point blank, "I don't get it." And after a light explanation, just to see if she was confused, she still didn't understand it, and I'd lost the table. Lastly, the material needed for the last 2 phases is iffy. Whatever brand that I have just doesn't work as intended for the 3rd phase, and there aren't any brands listed in the video you get. - I would've given this at least 3.5 stars for the effect and the detail that Patrick Redford goes into when teaching the routines, but the reason I've given it less is because of all the misinformation, empty promises, high price, and all of the other things mentioned above. When I finished studying the effect, I brought it out for strolling magic as my opener and instead of making $150 in tips for my 2-3 hrs, I made $35. Not even enough to break even on this purchase gone wrong.
SummaryThis is an absolutely fantastic trick. Hands down one of the best openers I own. Ingenious method but if I'm being honest I think for what you get sent to you it's more worth $20. But the effect itself is priceless. Definitely going to be my every day carry.
SummaryThe effect is great overall - if you are excellent at crowd management. Patrick offers a killer routine that hits hard if executed properly. The price is a bit steep for what you get though.
SummaryGreat trick, the only thing is he does not teach the best on the first phase of how to set it up.