The accompanying DVD explains six card tricks that you may perform with the system. All are variations on finding a spectator’s freely selected card, many by bumping the deck. Some of the effects rely on themes. For example, “Liar” is a lie detector style effect where two spectators select cards and then, as you deal the cards onto the table, you instruct spectators to tell you that the dealt card is not their selection. When you deal the selected card, you can call the spectator a “liar” and correctly identify it as the chosen card. Apparently, this effect makes you an expert at body language.
The system allows you to use just about any deck of cards. Based on the descriptions, many of you may have an idea of what the “material” is, or, at least what it has to do. I suspected the method based on the name of the product, “Spheres,” as well as the description of the effects - particularly the identification and reveal of a card by kicking the deck.
Of course, the effect relies on a classic method that relies on a common material found around any house or restaurant. When compared to the classic effect, the material in “Sphere” is finer so its harder for spectators to see and potentially detect. Furthermore, the holder that’s provided in the kit makes the material easier to store and work with. “Spheres” offers a definite improvement over the classic method.
Do the Bump
Would I use it? Probably not. I find the tricks to be generally good, but I’m not all that inclined to want to work with unusual materials on my hands when I’m working restaurants or around people with food (there’s no description of what the material is or any specification of its non-toxity). On the plus side, for a formal close up show, “Spheres” does offer a different way to find a spectator’s card.