As in his first volume, de Cova offers a mix of routines involving varied objects for close-up and stand-up, many of which are mentalism/prediction effects. As with the routines on his other DVDs, de Covas methods are direct and effective.
Money, Money, Money
I particularly like the way that the method makes the coin pop out, as if it was really pulled out of the air. In fact, theres probably no way to produce the coin in a similar manner using pure sleight of hand. Like other gimmick-based versions for producing coins, you cant show your hand empty before producing the coin.
de Cova also presents a clever gimmick for the bucket that doesnt require you to hold the bucket in the classic method along its walls. de Covas gimmick allows you to hold the outside or bottom of the bucket and still make it sound as if the coin is dropping into it. If I were developing a Misers Dream routine, I would definitely experiment with de Covas method. However, since I already have a mature and reliable routine, Im not apt to consider this one.
In the second phase, one of the queens is cut into four pieces and placed into the card box. In the end, the selected card turns into a queen and the four pieces in the box are found to be the four pieces of the selected card. This one is brilliant.
This mentalism effect is a stunner thats based on a gimmicked deck and not a swami device, and relies on some simple, but bold handling. I caught this one, and Im not sure if astute spectators wouldn't be apt to catch on as well.