The Evolution of a Classic Mindreading Device.
The Swami Gimmick has finally left your finger.
You never have to fumble to find the gimmick. You never stick anything onto your finger or hide anything in your hands. Your fingers and hands are always empty!
Predict a stranger's random thought on a business card that's sealed in an envelope.
Your empty hands bring a sleek black case out of your pocket. You remove the small sealed envelope...and you're ready to predict. There's never anything hidden in your fingers or hands...
Free your fingers. Forget your worries. Focus on your performance.
Top mentalists and magicians know the power of the Swami; it's hands down the single most astonishing way to do pure, direct, real-deal predictions.
But all the current versions of the Swami all have one major drawback: you have to hide the device on a finger or thumb. With a lot of practice this can be made to work reasonably well...but there's always the fear of exposing the gimmick, dropping it, or having it not work exactly right every time.
Mark Allen's Freedom Writer is the world's first "Un-Swami." It's completely different and solves all your problems.
There's never, ever anything attached to you --- your hands and fingers are 100% free and empty at all times.
Here's just one of many easy Freedom Writer Predictions you'll be doing in no time:
Take out the envelope and pretend to pour a pile of "invisible coins" into someone's hand. She plays along and pretends the imaginary change add up to, let's say, 72 cents. She --- not you --- then reaches into the envelope and pulls out a business card. There's a message written on it, which reads, "Your imaginary coins will add up to exactly 72 cents." Bam!
Mark Allen's Freedom Writer --- Total Finger Freedom
For those of you not in the know, a thumb writer is a device, usually secured to your thumb in some manner, that is used to secretly write a prediction. There is some practice necessary, but the results can be quit staggering. In fact, there are some mentalists that have made a big reputation using such a device.
I use a thumb writer for only one effect. I ask a spectator to name a number from 1 to 10. I then reveal that I predicted which number would be named. I believe I learned this effect from one of the Osterlind DVD’s. The effect is quick, easy (you only need to learn to thumb write the numbers 1 to 10), and fools the audience. In fact it is so powerful, guests at the bar will bring their friends to the bar and bet me I can’t predict the number they are thinking. It get’s a response far bigger than the skill level needed to do the trick.
Paul Harris has brought out Freedom Writer, a thumb writer you do not need to stick on the end of your thumb. I never felt the need to show my hands empty when I performed the above effect, so I at first dismissed this trick.
However, something about the gimmick intrigued me, so I gave it a test in the real world over the last two weekends and found I really enjoyed using it. The construction of the gimmick allows you to easily get in and out of the trick with no fumbling. The angle of the gimmick also allows you do the your secret writing easier than the other gimmick I was using. If you are new to thumb writing, or are looking for an easy to use device, I recommend you give Freedom Writer a try. I believe you will discover why so may professionals use some sort of thumb writing in their show, and how strong an effect it is. - Jon Jensen Real World Product Reviews