The Gaff System
Uniquely designed, the gaff system is the only type of gaff deck in its class. A complete system that can be used across the Tundra (White), Emerald Green or Cobalt Blue Artifice Decks.
Uniquely designed, the gaff system is the only type of gaff deck in its class. A complete system that can be used across the Tundra (White), Emerald Green or Cobalt Blue Artifice Decks. Never before has something as outrageous as this project been attempted, all three colors together in one deck.
Our first Gaff Deck came from the mind of Justin Miller. The follow-up ‘UltraGaff’ came from the twin creative minds of Wayne Houchin and Daniel Garcia. We knew with The Gaff System, we just had to go one better. Enter Three of the best minds in magic today.
We flew Daniel Madison, Eric Jones and Calen Morelli to Vegas, and locked them up in a hotel room for three days, until they emerged with a notebook FILLED with sketches and ideas - the original concepts for the Gaff System. From there began the process of culling effects OUT of the deck, ensuring only the best ideas from that session remained. After a full week in Los Angeles, performing for strangers on Venice Beach, refining the handling of each effect until it was FLAWLESS, and shooting the explanations in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, we’re proud to look back and say that this is undoubtedly the best gaff deck ever produced.
This is where the Gaff System differs from other decks; within are 15 separate effects that for any other project would be sold as standalone products - but with our mission to create the most insane gaff deck ever, we combined them all into this ONE deck.
From a torn and restored card that melts back together in a unique and unexplainable way, to a chosen card becoming a chapstick in a spectator’s hands. Each effect in this system is a worker. There is no room for ‘filler’. Each card placed in the deck has been carefully considered against a ‘wait-list’ of other effects to determine whether it TRULY belonged.
When we took the finalised artwork to USPCC we were told that the Gaff System could not be made. The photo realism of some of the cards in the deck used too many colors for the printers to handle, and cards like the ‘Chaptrick’ had them worried - because it looked ‘so much’ like a real Chapstick it sent their legal department scurrying.
Undeterred, we found our own printer who not only matched the feel of the cards in the deck to those in the Artifice Deck - but printed with such high quality that even Mike Clarke, who created the graphics for the deck, was impressed.
15 Unbelievable Effects. 3 Superstars of Magic. 1 Incredible Project. This is, The Gaff System.
Since his first release ‘Clench’ with Ellusionist, Calen’s gone on to do some pretty amazing things. Things like ‘Consulting for David Blaine, David Copperfield and Dynamo’. Serious credentials. Calen's style is organic magic, effects that challenge people’s understanding of everyday objects - and it’s this bending of reality that he brings to the Gaff System.
Taught by Calen Morelli : Mismade Jack | Chaptrick | TRNT | Shadowplay | Meld
As Creative Consultant for Ellusionist, Daniel Madison utilises his creative flair, studies in deception, and hard-earned experience to deliver remarkable effects to our catalogue. Daniel’s signature releases are used by a who’s-who of magic. It's Daniel's unique blend of 'impossible objects' and 'impossible occurrences' that makes his effects stand out in this set.
Taught by Daniel Madison : Angle Z | Half Vanish | Magnify | Peek Box
Although best known for his work with coins, Eric Jones’s card work is finessed and elegant - a trait that underlines the effects Eric brought to the Gaff System. In this DVD, Eric builds on the work of Larry Jennings, Marlo, Erdnase, Hugard and Braue to deliver four effects with style and grace rarely seen in gaffed card magic.
Taught by Eric Jones : Hoarders | Morph | Side Effect | On Point .
In the Box
The Gaff System consists of 2 parts - the Artifice Gaff Deck and the two-disc Gaff System DVD. While they are available separately, the deck by itself is only sold as a ‘refill’ - as without prior purchase of the DVD you will not know how to use the deck.
Containing 54 cards utilised for 15 effects (listed below) and tailored for use with the Green, Blue or White Artifice decks - including vital extras of those cards you’re likely to be giving away - the Artifice Gaff Deck is the backbone of this system.
The two-disc DVD set contains over three hours of performances, teaching, invaluable advice and real world tips from the guys who actually created the effects - and know the potential of these as hard-hitting pieces of magic. Calen Morelli takes to Venice Beach to share the newly created magic of the Gaff System, and astonishes crowd after crowd with these tricks...
The Gaff Deck and Two Disc DVD Set is currently only available together as package - allowing you to save $15 off the normal price of the Deck and DVD separately. Extra Gaff Decks will be available in 2014 if you need replacements. We've also made a full deck of Angle Z cards available - as it is an effect that's strongest when you hand the card out.
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Special Note: While there are one or two effects in the system that use only one card - the majority do require the use of one of the Artifice Decks in conjunction with a the Gaff Cards.
The cards are quite nice, unfortunately it came in a green box which is the one color I don't have for the Artifice cards, so it would've been nice to be able to choose that, or have a statement that that's the case. All around good though, can't seem to find the download for the tutorial anywhere
The tutorial videos are great and the gaffs! There are a great bundle of different ideas from this product which will make your creativity boil!
I purchased this because the decks was discounted and because I was looking for ideas for creating my own gaffs. I don't like Arcane decks and have no interest in using them. Part of the marketing ploy is intended to force the customers to keep buying more stuff, e.g. decks and gaff refills. On a positive note there quite a few incredible ideas here and some feel very fresh. I liked how Morelli and Jones presented their ideas and spent time flushing out the details. The mismatched Jack and chapstick were probably my favorite illusions. Madison was just not interested in teaching ANYTHING. In terms of the deck - Every gaff is replicated for 3 types of Arcane decks, so 2/3 of the gaffs are redundant space fillers. I will stay with my bicycle. Fair Price for this should be ~$15-20 (including for the deck).
This product is good but you aren't using Bicycle. And all the spectators in the trailer are nowhere in the entire project when u buy it so you never get to see real reactions from any of this project. Luckily these tricks are fire. Powerful sh*t. Just wish they had real reactions. Also a lot of the deck is wasted on the different color choices for this particularly deck. I like this product and I'm just whining about what I wanted more of ,but overall 4 out of 5 stars.
No complaints, It's so good!
The Gaff deck is very well made, although on the Tundra peek box card, the pip is red instead of black with red inside. The DVDs are awesome and are detailed. For 75$, it is a great deal.
The tricks themselves are aces for all magicians, and even regular people. The quality was great, the delivery, and anything else you can think off, save maybe the fact you need to buy the Artifice deck separate from the actual tricks. This should probably be fixed. Other than that, great job. :)
I like the product and it was my first ever from Ellusionist and the pitch in the video is great! I liked the DVD and the quality of the deck, but in some cases you actually have to rip cards and shipping to the UK with Ellusionist cards are pricey! Also I expected more but all in all the price is good and chap trick by Calum morelli is worth the price on its own! I have had people shout at me for that one!
What a great purchase this was. Not only do you get incredibly training on the DVD, great gaff cards and concepts, but also a few gimmicks for everyday items that will blow people away. I'd like to see refills for popular tricks like Chaptrick. This was awesome on so many levels. Buy this now if you like gaff cards/gimmick card magic!
ATTENTION ALL MAGICIANS, this product is one of the best things to ever buy. Not only are the tricks super amazing, you also learn sleights that you can use in any card trick. If you are wondering about buying this, don't hesitate! Worth every penny
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