Elit

ByJohn Teo

Nov 1, 2015

ElitEffect:

A selected card is revealed by a watermarked embedded on a dollar bill.

 

Product description:

  • SUPER PRACTICALü
  • PERFECT FOR STROLLING MAGICü
  • EASY TO DOü
  • NO SLEIGHT OF HANDü
  • SELF- CONTAINED GIMMICKü
  • PERFECT FOR MENTALISM EFFECTSü

Hey, all checked! Accurate product description but……. read on.

 

Method:

The method is not difficult and you can perform it as many times as you want until the gimmick is expended but refills are available and it also comes with a different card revelation. You will need to prepare an easy and fast set up and you’re good to go.

There are 2 methods taught in the DVD on how to make the revelations.  One method uses a lighter and the other uses a phone. I’d prefer the lighter version as it is simple and provides good misdirection.

You can use this on any currency that has a space big enough for the watermark (just a small space will do) however, you can’t use this on plastic currencies (not mentioned on product description). For Singaporeans, you can only do it on a $50 note and higher denominations.

 

Quality:

The gimmick’s built is of high quality and you can tell that these are specially made for the trick and not something you produce at home to sell. The gimmick is also very clever, I’m not talking about the method but how it is being designed to make it work easier.  I’m always the sucker for such subtleties.

 

Pricing:

At $34.95, I think this is priced just niced. With a DVD and a gimmick, what more can you ask for at this price?

 

Verdict:

When I opened the package, I tried it on a paper bill and also a plastic bill before I watch the explanation part of the DVD. I was very careful with the paper bill ($50) and not so careful with the plastic bill ($10) due to the value of it. Silly me, The paper bill worked fine but the plastic bill deformed, I guess I deserve it for not watching the complete DVD hahahaha.

The watermark doesn’t look as good as shown in the DVD but I guess I have used too much of the gimmick. I think this will improve once you know how to guage.

 

Rating: 
7.5/10

A unique way to reveal a card using a spectator’s money. Despite the drawback of not being able to use plastic currencies, it is still a pretty cool effect. Recommended.