THE WORLD'S FIRST ULTRA VISUAL, SUPER PRACTICAL, NO PALMING, NO EXTRA PIECES, EASY 360 DEGREE TORN AND RESTORED
... AND IT'S SIGNED!
THE DEEP DIVE - WHAT EXACTLY IS REVIVE?
THE WORLD'S FIRST ULTRA VISUAL, SUPER PRACTICAL, NO PALMING, NO EXTRA PIECES, EASY 360 DEGREE TORN AND RESTORED... AND IT'S SIGNED!
1. Can their selection be SIGNED?
Yes. Both halves of the card can be signed.
2. Do I have to palm or clip anything in any way?
Absolutely not. No extra pieces, corners or flaps are palmed.
3. Am I left clean at the end?
100% - You can see in the trailer the card is snatched straight out of Duane’s hands after the restore and it’s fully examinable.
4. Are the staples left in?
After months of routining, the #1 piece of feedback we weren’t expecting was “It’s definitely my card, the staples are still in there.” It’s funny how they weren’t reacting to the signature, but more-so the fact that the staples were still stuck in. That shocked us that is actually ADDS a convincer to the fact it’s restored fully.
5. What if someone is standing behind me?
No worries. Revive might be one of a handful of routines in existence that can be done surrounded. A full 360 degrees of visual goodness. Theoretically speaking you could restore half of the card and flip it if you need to. However Duane likes to restore and THEN flip it to show the signatures for that extra POW in his reactions.
6. Could I give it to them half restored?
You could, but then they might bring it back to you later on in the evening/week/year and ask you to restore the rest of it to wow their friends too. You won’t be able to do this. So we recommend you go big or go home and restore the full card.
7. Will I be burned at the stake for possessing such power?
This has never happened to us, but if you find yourself falling asleep and waking up in 1692, then we suggest you just do something that’s easier to disprove as real magic. Like an Omni deck.
8. My girlfriend left me, will this trick get her back?
We aren’t sure whether the mending of this card will provide a strong enough metaphor to mend your broken relationship, but if she’s the one for you, then it’s worth a shot to learn it for just $20.
9. Can this be performed with ANY deck or ANY cards?
Yes. In Revive, Duane walks you through the simple steps to produce the gimmick. You aren’t just limited to red-backed bikes like in most gimmicked effects.
10. I have limited knowledge and skill with sleight of hand, can I do this effect?
This is made for you. There are only two sleights in the entire routine and they are VERY basic. This is perfect for beginners and pros alike.
FULL PERFORMANCE - REVIVE IN ACTION
‘Revive’ is a wonderfully simple, but extremely visual illusion. It’s the sort of effect you would expect to see Dynamo or David Blaine perform. A torn card is stapled, signed, and then restored in front of the audience - even better if they are close up. There is some delicate preparation work to be done before every performance, to prepare the ‘gimmick’ card, but it is not too difficult, and well worth it for the result. I also found this made me feel more responsible for the illusion, rather than a pre-purchased or self-working gaff. The best part is after the illusion, the card can be given to the spectator.
Often times, with a T&R routine, you are left having to ditch extra pieces or a gimmick and you usually can't have the card signed. This version has no such drawbacks. Sure, it requires a little DIY but it is well worth the time. You will not regret it.
Having to do your own contribution to the gimmick you need is always somewhat taxing, but with this affect, it's very well worth it..! Over & over again!
I had troubles registering due to my own stupidity. A call for help to support was answered after 15 minutes, WHOW.
This is a, why didn’t I think of that, kind of idea but I love it. On its own it’s a great method but utilized at some point within a traditional torn and restored I think it could also be amazing. I think the price is right and the quality of the video is quite good as well.
One of my favourite effects since I have managed to put a script behind it. Visual and great story telling effect
The effect this produces is fantastic. You will blow minds when you Revive a ripped card before their eyes. If you have read the reviews, yes the set up for this can take a bit of time, but it is definitely worth the awe this effect creates.
Duane Williams has given the magic community a new visually stunning torn and restored card. Laymen and magicians will be fooled by this by version. Ok ne can actually see a torn card being healed to new condition without any cover or ditching. Truly a masterpiece!
I have not performed the effect yet, but am having fun practicing and building the gimmicks. Their construction is a bit finicky but overall very convincing. It has every potential to be a very solid effect and I can't wait to perform it. The instructional video is nicely detailed and thorough, although there are moments where he holds the gimmick up to the camera and doesn't give the lens quite enough time to focus, they are few and far between and nothing a little pausing and rewinding can't work around. Thank you for this solid piece of work. It is obvious the magician put a lot of time and thought into the development of the gimmick and performance. You do need to purchase a few additional supplies, but nothing too major or hard to come by.
Long story short: if you hate taking a good amount of time constructing your own gimmicks and gaff cards, this is not the trick for you. But if that is something you enjoy, this is an extremely solid effect that I consider well worth the arts-and-crafts and time investment.
The trick is as promised, would definitely Recommend to a friend.
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