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Review: Hyper-Bent-Elation

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Review: Hyper-Bent-Elation
"Hyper-Bent-Elation" is an unusual and refreshingly different card trick that warps spectators into the fourth dimension and leaves them with a souvenir, and if you like, your business card in their hands. The effect applies a well known optical illusion/puzzler to playing cards. It's a brilliant idea that makes for an impressive and entertaining effect, and another great product from Daryl.

Not What it Seems

Two cards, which can be selected and signed, are openly cut, folded and passed through "the fourth dimension." After said passage, the cards are transformed into bizarre double faced and double backed "Hypercards." These impossible-looking cards may be given away as souvenirs to spectators.

The trick is not difficult to perform and comes with clearly written instructions and a DVD that shows a demonstration of the trick as well as explains the workings. Daryl not only shows how to perform the trick, but offers several excellent variations. I particularly like his detective card trick that provides a logical lead-in to the warped finale.

A Keeper

Hyper-Bent-Elation comes with 24 specially printed poker size Bicycle backed cards that will give you 12 performances. The gimmicked cards are not difficult to find and purchase from magic dealers.

I thoroughly like this effect and discovered a new addition to my strolling set. I tried it out at my restaurant and strolling gigs for the last weeks and it got great reactions. This one is a definite keeper.

-Wayne N. Kawamoto

MSRP: (US) $30

Dealers can purchase from Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.

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