Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Magic

New item to be added soon.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

New eBook - Coming Soon!

New eBook - Coming Soon!

ALSH

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My Review - Deluxe Nest of Wallets

I have been enamoured on the plot where you vanish a coin or ring and later the performer retrieves it from a nest of plastic containers or alien saucer (if you know what I mean) and the like. I am so sure such plot would appeal to most magicians including myself.

To be honest, I have constantly looking for such magic props to incorporate into my act but over the years, I am not content to what I am doing because in order to use such props, you have to do some preparation and the like. Recently, I got the Deluxe Nest of Wallets by Nicolas Einhorn and Alan Wong from one of the magic dealers this year.

The quality of the wallets are outstanding and they are highly durable. Upon learning the secrets, I discovered that the method behind these wallets is so easy and very clever. Unlike those conventional props where there is a "knacking" part you need to overcome. In effect, you may borrow a ring or a coin. You magically cause the borrowed item to vanish and appear in the wallets. 

All in all, this is a great set of wallets and I am glad that I perform this all the time in my act. I would recommend highly for those of you who favour such effect. You will not be disappointed with the quality of these wallets.

ALSH

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Review - The Legendary Hierophant

One of the most interesting parts in going through card magic books is its vast array of materials with various plots and routines.

This month, I am going to review my recent encounter with a hierophant. I am just kidding! The subject is Mr Racherbaumer's "The Legendary Hierophant" which is an excellent book that I truly enjoyed recently. There are various interesting plots to be explored and I think an investment in this book is worth it. I am a fan of Joseph K. Schmidt on his black-and-white illustrations in which you will find them in this book.

The plots covered in this book are card sleights, open prediction, collectors, card sandwiches and many more. I found a few items to my liking and technically speaking, this book is suitable to intermediate or advanced cardician. 

I will share some of my favourite items once I going through the whole book. At the same time, I will update my review as I progress further into this book.

ALSH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Review

New review - coming soon...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Review - Dresscode

As you may aware that in my blog, my passion and interest would always be card magic. What I am about to review is something beyond my comfort zone all this while. I should say that I am quite lucky to get  Dresscode by Calen Morelli out of my curiosity and with a special price that I got from a dealer. This is one of the DVDs that I really enjoyed, if not one of the most practical and unique magic that can be done nothing more than an ordinary shirt. The concept behind of the magic is simply brilliant! 

The reason I enjoyed this DVD is because the flow of the learning process is organised very well. Just click "play" and you will be directed to an A to Z workshop. Calen explains in great details such as the materials needed on how to construct the shirt as well as tips on perfoming the Dresscode. 

Surprisingly, the construction of the shirt is not difficult at all as Calen explains step by step on how to make one for yourself. If you are like me who always like to put on a coat or a blazer while performing close-up magic for walkaround situation, this is a great opportunity not to miss the magic. It is worth to add this into your act as it has many applications. You will be excited to play around with ideas as you move along with the tutorial. 

I also like Calen includes some nice subtleties as well as troubleshooting on the process of making the gimmick. Thus, making this DVD an excellent and complete tutorial. Most of my questions in terms of making and performing Dresscode were all addressed by Calen. 

All in all, this is an excellent effect and it is well worth to add this into your repertoire. I really like to use this as revelation and I can attest that it garners huge reaction from layman. I am glad I did! 

ALSH

Saturday, May 31, 2014

My Review - 21

New review - coming soon...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Mystery Item

A new item to be added soon.

ALSH

Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Flushback

Card revelation is one of the most magical ways in revealing a spectator's selection. It is one of my favourite plots in card magic. "Flushback" is my take on card revelation plot with a magical twist. This routine does not involve any gaffs or special cards. A spectator is asked to involve in cutting the deck in an attempt to cut to her selection. However, her attempts fail in the process.

The performer has not other choice but to use the Jacks as a resort to locate her selection. The Jacks conduct some impressive feats and in the end, all the Jacks magically transform into impressive cards that have connection with the spectators' selection. Imagine Mr Elmsley meets with the Professor, Dai Vernon!

This is one of my closely guarded secrets that I release for this year and I can attest the effect would be able to garner huge reaction from lay audience. I always believe that it is how well the magic effect plays but not on the methods. 

In addition, I also provide a bonus handling that enhances the revelation on revealing the spectator's selection in a much dramatic manner. Make sure you do not miss this wonderful card routine that is highly practical, usable and the most important of all, it is highly entertaining. Let your audience experience the magic that is enjoyable to watch and memorable. 

ALSH