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Zodiac by Chris Ballinger

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Product code: MN085

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    Zodiac by Chris Ballinger is not just a trick, but a complete system for creating a lasting impression on your audience.


    The Effect:
    The performer shows a pile of cards depicting the signs of the Zodiac. A spectator is asked to cut the cards and the remainder is used to make a circular calendar. The spectator counds how many cards they cut and then moves around the calendar to that number. When the card they are pointing to is turned over, it is shown to be their sign! Then they look at the card they cut to and it is an exact match as well. These are the only two cards in the entire pile that match their Zodiac symbol.

    Effect Two:
    This can be done as a stand alone effect or as a follow-up to the routine just mentioned. The pile of Zodiac cards are split in two and both pile are shuffled by the spectator. One pile is taken by the spectator and the other by the magician. The magician places cards face-down on the table and the spectator puts their cards on top of them one at a time. At the end of the routine all of the cards match perfectly. This can be doen as a prediction, a mind-reading, or a cold-reading effect.

    Effect Three:
    Two spectators connect as one secretly places their card down on the table. The other spectator says "stop" anywhere they like as the second pile of Zodiac cards are delt on the table. When the two cards are turned over, it is an exact match.

    Recommended For:
    Perfect for mentalists, close-up magicians and restaurant workers. A great ice-breaker that really gets the crowd to open up to you.

    No sleight of hand, memorization or re-set time. You can immediately repeate the trick with different results!

    Trick Specifications:
    Includes twenty-four ungimmicked Zodiac cards, featuring original artwork ny Chris Ballinger and aged texture beautifully printed on heavy card stock; cloth carrying bag and instructional DVD. DVD includes step-by-step how to perform all of the effects, plus bonus handlings and a method for secretly marking the cards.

    Skill Level:Easy.
    Category: Mentalism.

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    Review by Jeff
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    Zodiac was the first trick I bought from Magic Geek. It's a great, easy to do trick. The DVD is also well done. The only negative thing I can say is about the cards themselves. While they look great, they stick, and that makes them hard to deal. Despite this, I highly recommend this effect. (Posted on 9/2/13)
    Review by Charles
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    The quality of the zodiac cards is phenomenal. They are beautifully produced and incredibly well thought out. The little phrases that go along with the signs are an amazing example of well crafted Forer/Barnum statements. As one reviewer mentioned, the carrying case does not meet the high standards of the cards, so you will probably want to pick up a different case to use. (Posted on 7/30/13)
    Review by Nigel
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    I've had Zodiac for some time now, and I use it together with Birthday Detector for multiple climaxes. Zodiac really helps to build up suspense up to the moment that a spectator's actual birthday is revealed, and the result is a really strong routine that is very personal to the spectator (especially since I do a bit of cold reading based on their zodiac), and helps them remember you.
    With that said, Zodiac can also stand on its own and be a series of 2 or 3 tricks and still be very strong. There is no sleight of hand involved so you can focus on your presentation of this miracle worker. There is something I have to bring up, however, that the back of both of my sagittarius cards have different markings and tones as the back of my other cards. My girlfriend noticed the discrepancy, but so far if I only perform the first effect, people don't notice. Overall recommended. (Posted on 7/5/13)
    Review by Nico
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    It was so easy i as performing in 20 minutes the secret is so simple and easy. Great effects but some of the effects are better understood by adults. There is still routines though that you would be able to do for a younger audience. Amazing trick MUST HAVE (Posted on 6/18/13)
    Review by William
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    I usually don't buy mentalism tricks because they either don't get big audience reactions, are too hard to use, of are way overpriced. Zodiac fixes all of these problems and is worth every cent. (Posted on 5/27/13)
    Review by KDinLA
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    Zodiac is easy to use and impactful. Variations taught by Chris walk you through simple to advanced handlings and performance options. Chris' delivery and teaching style is crisp and clear with very little ambiguity. You'll have no trouble mastering the techniques he's teaching and will be up and running with this illusion in no time (practice first, of course!). I really like the look of the cards as they are compelling and actually draw so much attention from the audience that you're free to just "perform" with the trick. People get into the subject matter quickly (and Chris has some great advice on audience handling here that's really spot on). I've seen few illusions at this price point that come close to the power and versatility this illusion provides. I suggest you use if for close-up as it doesn't work as well with walk-around or stage performances - but your mileage may vary on that point. I've used it to set up "psychic" themed and "mythology" themed shows. Very cool product that's quality through and through.
    (Posted on 3/26/13)
    Review by Chris
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    i love this trick i also love the dvd Chris has really done it this time i don't use this trick much but the best thing is the way it works (Posted on 3/11/13)
    Review by jacob
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    This is an amazing trick. Very easy to do and gets great reactions out of people and sometimes even amazes me. i would recommend this trick to anyone who does magic young or old. (Posted on 3/10/13)
    Review by Griffin
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    A great trick simple to master with a great effect (Posted on 3/3/13)
    Review by ExtremeMagix32
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    Zodiac is a great effect u get three effects and an Instructional dvd but the routines are only limited to your own Imagination and Chris shows you how to replace the cards if the get wet messed up or any means and it the great thing is the spectator doesn't needto knowhow to shuffle the cards because they are not playing cards (Posted on 3/2/13)
    Review by thomas
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    this is a Must get for any one that wants to make the connection with person that you will show this too. the cards are nicely produced and have a good feel to them. This is a MUST HAVE HANDS DOWN!! and for 20 Bucks you cant beat it. (Posted on 2/13/13)
    Review by Andersen
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    It's a self-working trick, with beautiful cards and great reactions! Worth the price! (Posted on 1/29/13)
    Review by Me
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    It is really easy to learn, and the reactions you get from people are priceless. You can let people inspect the deck and they won't find anything. (Posted on 12/31/12)
    Review by Lucy
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    Your signature is on my wall.... :)
    Also, This trick is very good. buy it now (Posted on 12/17/12)
    Review by MagicGeekFan112
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    I just got this trick and I got to say it's pretty awesome! It's a little hard if you dont know most of the zodiac's and the month but it's easy. Also to Note: NO Gimmick's!!! (Posted on 12/7/12)
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