Pearlman tips a strong key card principle that he calls the Dirty Deck Principle and often uses. This one is practical and virtually undetectable, however, you do have to consider lighting (I think I would have problems with this one in one of my restaurants). But it will work under a wide variety of conditions.
The last moves are the Zenneth Alignment Move and the related Oz Alignment Refinement. By holding a series of cards in your hand, you cause one to turnover or change into another card. It's a visual and stunning change that can be used in the culmination of many card routines. With these moves as a foundation, Pearlman applies them to his routines.
Two great prediction effects, Perfecto and IC3 rely on the SAC move. Since Perfecto requires a spectator to work with the cards behind his back, I prefer IC3 that offers a prediction of three cards.
In these effects, spectators freely select and turnover cards and you have correctly predicted the exact card or cards that would be chosen. I initially thought that Pearlman was using gimmicked cards to accomplish these results.
Once Upon a Time
Pearlman also offers a powerful two card transposition, and Lord of the Twist and Twist and Shake, make first rate use of the Zenneth Alignment. There's also a hard hitting variation on a "Red Hot Mama" style effect.
The effects on this DVD are commercial and strong - you’ll like both the moves and the routines that are based on them. The only downside is that most of the effects require a table, which means that they won't work for me in most of my close-up and strolling situations.
Despite this, "Stealing Pips" is one great DVD that I highly recommend to all of you who get to work on close-up pads. And even if you don't, you’ll still find some jewels here.
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