Revive by Duane Williams
Starting at $14.95
THE DEEP DIVE - WHAT EXACTLY IS REVIVE?
The world's first ultra visual, super practical, no palming, no extra pieces, easy 360 degree torn and restored... and it's SIGNED!
1. Can their selection be SIGNED?
Yes. Both halves of the card can be signed.
2. Do I have to palm or clip anything in any way?
Absolutely not. No extra pieces, corners or flaps are palmed.
3. Am I left clean at the end?
100% - You can see in the trailer the card is snatched straight out of Duane’s hands after the restore and it’s fully examinable.
4. Are the staples left in?
After months of routining, the #1 piece of feedback we weren’t expecting was “It’s definitely my card, the staples are still in there.” It’s funny how they weren’t reacting to the signature, but more-so the fact that the staples were still stuck in. That shocked us that is actually ADDS a convincer to the fact it’s restored fully.
5. What if someone is standing behind me?
No worries. Revive might be one of a handful of routines in existence that can be done surrounded. A full 360 degrees of visual goodness. Theoretically speaking you could restore half of the card and flip it if you need to. However Duane likes to restore and THEN flip it to show the signatures for that extra POW in his reactions.
6. Could I give it to them half restored?
You could, but then they might bring it back to you later on in the evening/week/year and ask you to restore the rest of it to wow their friends too. You won’t be able to do this. So we recommend you go big or go home and restore the full card.
7. Will I be burned at the stake for possessing such power?
This has never happened to us, but if you find yourself falling asleep and waking up in 1692, then we suggest you just something that’s easier to disprove as real magic. Like an Omni deck.
8. My girlfriend left me, will this trick get her back?
We aren’t sure whether the mending of this card will provide a strong enough metaphor to mend your broken relationship, but if she’s the one for you, then it’s worth a shot to learn it for just $20.
9. Can this be performed with ANY deck or ANY cards?
Yes. In Revive, Duane walks you through the simple steps to produce the gimmick. You aren’t just limited to red-backed bikes like in most gimmicked effects.
10. I have limited knowledge and skill with sleight of hand, can I do this effect?
This is made for you. There are only two sleights in the entire routine and they are VERY basic. This is perfect for beginners and pros alike.
FULL PERFORMANCE - REVIVE IN ACTION
AaronThis is, hands down, the most convincing TnR effect ever. The fact that you can restore the tear **in slow motion** without removing the staples makes up for the construction of the gimmick. Remember, magic isn’t about the magician! Those complaining about the gimmick are missing the point: spectators are genuinely scared! Their fear and bewilderment makes this effect a perfect 10. I perform it on special occasions or whenever I want something that’s awe inspiring and easy to perform.
PaulDespite being one of the best TnR effects I've purchased, the set-up on this is ridiculous and not worth the trouble to do at all. However, if only the manufacturer would sell the "Revive Dust" then it might be worth it. But it's always "out of stock" so don't waste your money on this at all.
SummaryThis is the BEST TnR magic I have ever seen so far. The cleanest TnR ever! There are so many TnR out in the market but has to palm it or not 360° angle proof. This effect can be done with your palm opens up. All great magic takes a bit of setup time, so it is worth a little time making it. I get great reaction by just doing this. Awesome!
RaymondI do not like giving bad reviews. Thie method is nice but way to much set up. In my honest opinion Face off is so much better. A bit of set up for that as well, but better reactions. This trick for me is a dust collector. May be your cup of tea who knows. I purchased 3 downloads from Ellusionist. Revive, Face off, Blind man's bill change. Face off and the bill change are very useable. This one ugh. Sorry guys.
Summarycool trick, but the gimmick takes a while to make, and it uses 3 cards just to make one gimmick, which is a waste of cards. but since the each gimmick takes about 5 to 10 minutes to make, it's very time consuming. something not for me, but if you enjoy spending a lot of time on crazy gimmick, then knock your self out!
SummaryThis effect, even if done poorly, cannot be explained by the spectators. It's something so simple too, like all good magic. The routine provided in the download is definitely refined to maximize the crowd's amazement. Going to preform this for years to come....
SummaryPros: Fantastic Trick, easy to do, great reactions.
Cons: Need to make gimmick which takes some work and time, gimmick must be used within 1 week of making.
SummaryThis is beautiful- if you don't mind using a gimmick.
It has a really good effect that annihilates the audience's perception of reality.
SummarySave this for that special moment, or occasion, when you must impress someone because it doesn't get much stronger than this...make sure there are at least two women in the crowd and you won't be disappointed.
SummaryWell the reactions are breathing taking. The way people look at you is what I have been wanting with card magic and that's exactly what I want in my arsenal of magic. It is so hard for me to find breath taking magic like this. I would definitely suggest this piece to a new starter in magic. Again breath taking.