As a result, the routines have solid initial revelations, where most card tricks would end, and considerable kickers that are downright devastating.
In "Mates For Life," two spectators freely deal cards and end-up selecting mates (for example, seven of spades and seven of clubs, three of diamonds and three of hearts...etc). At the end, you show that the rest of the deck consists of blank cards. Best of all, Knepper has created a theme that talks about and encourages the compatibility of two people.
I think that Dean Dill's "Blizzard" effect has a stronger impact, especially when performed for other magicians, but because of its requirements, is more appropriate for a formal close-up show than for strolling. I like the way that "Blank" is self-contained in a single deck of cards.
The tricks are easy to learn and perform and there are no complicated moves, and they appeal to beginners as well as pros. Among Knepper's recent releases, this one is my favorite.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $25
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