Real World Product Reviews
Reviews from the repertoire of a real working professional!
Issue 11 - January 28th 2015
Mark Mason is the undisputed top magic demonstrator in the country/
world. To watch him in action is seeing a master craftsman at work. Because Mark has such a
force of personality, as well as being a skillful demonstrator, he can take a
less than powerful trick and turn it into a miracle. It was with a little
reluctance that I picked Perfect sight unseen as a review item.
The reason I chose Mark`s trick as a potential review item is that I was
somewhat fooled by the online demo of Perfect. After thirty years in magic,
this happens very infrequently. So it was with a little excitement that
checked out the props and watched the teaching DVD.
In this issue:
Perfect by Mark Mason
Essentially what Mark has come up with is a unique way to force a card,
using a method I have never seen before. It is exceptional clean, as well
as being easy to do. If you watch the online demo, which I highly
recommend you do, you will be able to see just how clean this trick is. And
it will look exactly the same for you when you perform this trick.
Mark performs it as a matching effect. He lays a mystery card on the
table, for example the four of diamonds. He then tells a spectator to stop
him anywhere as he deals cards one at a time onto the table. The
spectator stops the dealing at the one mate in the deck, in this example the
four of hearts.
There is nothing wrong with Mark`s presentation, but I found I got a
better reaction by introducing an odd back card. I tell the audience it was
my grandfather`s lucky card, an affect I achieved by rubbing brown shoe
polish on a card. A spectator stops my dealing at a single card, which
surprisingly matches my grandfather`s lucky card.
Can you perform this trick with a regular deck and the classic force?
Yes. But, no matter how proficient you are with the classic force, it will not
match the freeness of the force using Mark`s Perfect. Which makes this
simply, perfect .