A card is chosen, signed, and lost in the deck. The cards are shuffled face up into face down, and shown to be mixed on both sides.
Without any funny moves, you spread the cards and show they are all now facing the right way, except for their chosen card.
Petroleum is the cleanest, most direct triumph effect we have ever seen. But it's more than just a triumph effect. It can also be used to perform a stunning version of Oil & Water, in which face up and face down cards separate from one another, starting with just a few cards and ending with the full deck.
You will learn multiple handlings of every routine, as well as Max’s favorite use of the Petroleum principle: a dual-reality triumph. Diabolically crafted, it’s the strongest piece of card magic Max performs, and now it’s yours.
Max explains every aspect of the routine in 1 hour and 22 minutes of crystal clear, step-by-step instruction so you can start performing right away. Includes one Petroleum gimmick in the Red Bicycle Maiden Back design. A hidden gem kept secret for years... now in your hands.
"I had the luck of seeing this miracle, and I saw firsthand the impact this will have on your spectators. Bravo.” - Dani DaOrtiz