FAR SIGHT

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$18.00 (List Price: $20.00)

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The Blurb

One of Devin Knight’s most guarded secrets from his professional act is now being made available.

A truly long distance, hands-off mental card effect that seems totally impossible. An effect that not only baffles lay people but many magicians as well.

Performer invites anyone to help. He says he will try to subliminally force that person to choose a certain card. Magician proceeds to deal 10 or 12 cards face up on the table. He points out that most of these cards could be psychological choices. For example, one card may be the only club on the table. Another card may be the only odd value, another may be the only red court card, etc. You tell the spectator you will try to make him take a certain card while you are 15 to 20 feet away, with your back turned!

You walk to the other side of the room or stage and turn your back to the spectator. You instruct them to look over the cards and remove one. There is no funny counting, the
cards are face up on the table and he just removes any one he likes. The spectator then covers the remaining cards so they can’t be seen. This is all done while your back is turned. The person then covers his FREELY chosen card with his hand concealing it from view.

While still across the room, the magician picks up a magic marker and writes something on a piece of cardboard and sets it aside. You then proceed to tell the person what card you
tried to influence them to take and WHY they decided on it. Only then does the spectator show the card they chose. It is the same one you wanted them to pick! Finally for a kicker
finish, the cardboard is turned around and the card the person chose is written on it in large letters!

POSITIVELY NO MARKED CARDS ARE USED. NO FORCES OF ANY KIND.
NO RESTRICTIONS OF ANY KIND

* No Stooges
* No Sleights
* No Mirrors
* No Duplicate Cards
* No Electronics
* No Secret Writing
* No Fishing or questions of any kind
* You never touch the cards (even secretly) after you deal them on the table.
* The whole effect is done 15 or 20 feet away from the spectator.
* A true HANDS OFF one man effect that requires no secret assistants.

Packs small but plays big on stage.
Suitable for either close-up or stage.

Comes complete with cards and Devin Knight’s professional presentation.

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My Comments

This is an incredibly strong presentation and the package presented is definitely worth the price.  To make this yourself, you'd have to spend at least $50-$60.  But you get the necessary cards, plus a bandanna for the participant to cover the selected card with, a sticker to construct part of a gimmick, and a 14 page 8.5" by 11" stapled instruction
booklet that contains many photographs.

I have three reservations about this.  First, if your eyesight is not very good, you may have a problem with this.  Second, "POSITIVELY NO MARKED CARDS ARE USED."  This is not quite correct.  It implies that by looking at the cards there are no extra markings on it.  That's true.  However, the cards are marked insofar as there is something about them that will tell you exactly what card is being chosen.

Finally, I ask . . . why?  As a colleague pointed out to me, you can use a regular deck of cards, instead of a few special cards.  The participant picks any card and, with the aid of a popular mentalists' gimmick, reveal that you had written the chosen card's name on a business card.  With Far Sight, the difference is that you can write the card big and bold from the other side of the room so everyone can see.  Is that so much of a difference?  Well, that's up to you, of course.  If you don't use the popular mentalists' gimmick that I'm referring to, this method may suit you just fine. Besides my reservations, this is nicely packaged, the instructions are incredibly detailed and well-thought out (I do enjoy reading most of Devin Knight's instructions), and there's no question that this routine, no matter the method, is an audience-pleasing fooler.