T-REX

by

$60

The Blurb

Create the illusion of REAL mindreading in the most direct,
personal, casual and powerful way, and be able to do it
anytime with nothing more than a pen and piece of paper.
It’s classic and simple, yet so strong that it can bring
people to tears.

In 2010 Ran began experimenting with an approach that could
get him to the information faster than any move that has
ever existed before. He wanted to rip the paper, making it
seem un-needed and dispose of it like it was irrelevant. Yet
he still wanted to access the information instantly without
having to steal pieces or turning around for the peek.

He wanted to move away from the origami-like, methodical
tearing, and focus on a bolder move, one which would allow
him to gain information after the first tear if he so
pleased. Yet, it had to appear natural with no apparent
unfolding motions. This is how T-REX came to be.

Never look at your hands as you rip the paper

No fumbling with too many pieces

Easy to navigate by touch alone

This was a breakthrough for Ran Pink that shifted the way he
performed the Center Tear.

Learn Ran Pink’s T-REX ripping technique and then explore
alternative handlings, additional subtleties, presentational
ideas and the logic of the whole process.

“How do you justify tearing up the paper?”
“Why write it down?”

These questions are addressed inside the book as well as
presentation ideas from some of the greatest minds in magic
and mentalism .

T-REX includes a Foreword by Richard Osterlind (the man that
started the instant access Center Tear revolution) which
contains a brief history of the instant access center tear.

As a extra bonus you’ll also learn “LSD T-REX”: A
revolutionary TWO-CARD Center Tear.

Effects and Contributions:
A Borrowed Thought -Ran Pink
Numero-Logic -Ran Pink
The Bucket List -Paul Carnazzo
Thoughts and Ideas On Billet Work -Michael Murray
Essays (part 1) -Colin McLeod
Twinkle -Michael Weber
Ripping And T-REX -Tom Jorgenson
The Benefits Of Sharing -Rainer Mees and Thomas Heine
Feeling Tear-ific -Paul Shirley
Essays (part 2) -Colin McLeod
Inception Principle -H. Arcana
Parameters Of The Vast Universe -Andrew Gerard
Tuning In To Tune Out -Mark Elsdon
Center Torn Influence -Jan Forster
José’s Handling -José Prager
Killer Instinct -Paul Shirley

Book

120 pages with over 60 photos to walk you through the T-REX
center tear technique. The book covers every angle of center
tearing, from justifications to presentations.

DVD

You’ll also receive a supplemental DVD that shows and
explains the technique in action and from over the shoulder,
in real time. Also covers special bonus techniques and
discussions that cover everything you need to know. Runtime:
45 minutes

Whether you are a newcomer to center tearing or an expert
TEARorist you will want to learn what T-REX has to offer.

“I really do like T-REX and have used it regularly over the
last year. It is indeed excellent and extremely utilitarian.
It is one of the smoothest and most efficient tears I’ve
seen.”
-Bob Cassidy

“It’s the single best Center Tear I’ve seen in 20 years. For
Real!”
-Jerome Finley

“T-REX is quite simply perfect. I’m now convinced a center
tear can be fast and invisible whilst allowing you to see
roughly 75% of the billet after just one tear. Please read
that sentence again. This is the way we’ll all be doing
center tears as of 2013. Fact!”
-Colin McLeod

“Finding the way to the center has yielded many solutions,
but only a few feel as natural and as smooth as Ran Pink’s
T-REX.”
-Patrick Redford

“I saw Ran perform T-REX and I was amazed. Then he taught me
the moves and I was even more astounded! So easy, practical,
and very smart. This is by far the best Center Tear I have
ever seen. I’m definitely going to use it!”
-Haim Goldenberg

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My Comments

This is almost deja vu.  I find that I have to say pretty
much the same things about this technique that I said about
Dr. Bill's The Dr's Billet Tear.  So, pardon me if I lift
some of my words from what I wrote about the latter. Of
course, the question then becomes one of comparison.  And,
for now, I really can't decide.  T-REX is really fun to do
and the move looks like cool.  The Dr.'s Billet Tear is just
as functional and probably the more elegant of the two, but
both are well-constructed, natural, and easy-to-do.

In short, get both, study both, and, along with the other
center tears you have studied, decide which works best for
you. Remember, a good CT technique is like another
mentalist's tool which involves one's thumb: there are
different styles for different performers.  What works best
for you may not be what works best for another performer.

Over the past decade or so, many performers have
successfully achieved the creation of a center tear using
their own unique criteria.  Of course, not everyone has the
same criteria and that has resulted in many different and
wonderful center tear techniques. Obviously, you only need
one.  Each time I've learned one (such as Richard
Osterlind's, Bruce Bernstein's, or Doug Dyment's), I thought
that it was the right one for me at the time.  And then
someone else came out with one that, for me, was simpler and
easier and more natural.  This is not to say that the other
techniques aren't good, just that the newer technique I
learned better fit my particular style and needs.

T. REX (like I said about the Dr.'s Billet Tear) is simpler
and easier and more natural than those I have previously
learned.  It requires just a couple of folds and a couple of
tears.

The 115 page, hardbound book is 8.5" x 11" and contains
numerous black-and-white photographs to help you learn the
move.  It also contains a supplemental DVD, plus 16 routines
and essays on using T-Rex (which are listed in the ad
blurb).  I really enjoyed this supplemental material as it
will give you some very good ideas to use with T-Rex, or any
other type of routine where a similar technique is used.
There is no question that you should part with your money
right now and get this.  Just buy it, study it, and thank me
later.