The torn corner is a classic convincer that tells a spectator that the card or bill that’s now found in an impossible location is indeed the very same one that they held in their hands a moment earlier.
In “Lady Travels,” Kenton Knepper offers a great effect where a chosen card travels to a truly impossible location, and a corner that’s been held by the spectator fits. This one is very strong.
A spectator chooses a card and the magician tears off a corner and gives it the spectator to hold. In the blink of an eye the torn card has vanished and you show that each card in the deck is now whole. You point to an impossible location of your choosing, anyplace where you can secretly plant a card before you perform the trick, and the torn card is there. The spectator verifies that the corner that he has been holding fits perfectly into the torn card.
Knepper offers a brilliant gimmick that does most of the work. And as the ads state, there are no corner switches. This one is not difficult to learn and perform. If you have basic card handling skills, you’ll be fine. On the DVD, Knepper offers first rate instructions and insights.
The set comes with a generous three gaffed cards. You don’t tear the gaffed cards so they may be reused over and over, and they’ll last as long as a regular playing card.
By the way, you can purchase this one for ten dollars less without the DVD. Experienced card handlers can save money and bypass the DVD, but novices may appreciate the insights that come with Knepper’s video explanation.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $25
Dealers can purchase from Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.