The Intercessor by Gaetan Bloom

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The Intercessor by Gaetan Bloom

Postby bswright » Apr 21st, '03, 06:38



I just picked up this gimmick the other day and am astounded by its pure simplicity to use. This was a beautiful idea to come up with. The price is expensive (aprox. $40 U.S.) but is made to last a lifetime. It fits easily into your deck and can be made to work with any brand as well in just a few minutes.

Imagine being able to do the classic bill in lemon effect without having to switch the torn off corner. Another thing is that it allows you to tear a corner off of a card the exact same way each and every single time and with proper handling you can even have the spectator finish the tear to make the effect even stronger.

I purchased this at a lecture given by Dan Garrett and in his lecture notes and performance at the lecture he performed an amazing effect he came up with called "Torn and Re-born."

The effect: A card is "freely selected :wink: " by the spectator and the corner is torn 99% off by the magician. The spectator then finishes the tear and places the corner in their pocket. They then tear the card up and place the pieces into and envelope and it is sealed. Abracadabra, the envelope is now opened to reveal the card restored with the corner missing. Guess what, the corner matches perfectly. Now the magician asks the audience if they would like to see the trick again. Once again the card is torn up and now placed into a coin purse. Abracadabra, the coin purse is opened by the spectator to only find a piece of paper with "check the envelope" written on it. They check the envelope which is now magically resealed and open it to find their card restored and now laminated with the corner piece missing that of course matches the one in the spectators pocket.

Very strong magic able to be accomplished by minimal prep time and this wonderful gimmick. The gimmick also comes with a few routines (the one above is not included) and others can easily be imagined. I give this product a ten out of ten for strength of effects possible, quality for money, and the ease of use. If you don't have it I highly recommend it. Difficulty is nominal (with very little handling practice needed).

If there are any questions that I can answer without telling exactly what it is, or over some handling tips feel free to ask.

Brent

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Postby midge25 » Apr 24th, '03, 10:29

do yuo just keep it in your card case with your standard deck?

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Postby bswright » Apr 26th, '03, 04:56

Yup. Just take out 2 cards (the jokers work well) and it fits in nicely. The gimmick can be camoflauged easily with basic handling (an upward tilt works well). Very easy to use and worth the money in my opinion. And here's something to think about, if you have a friend that has one you can do long distance tricks with each others help since each gimmick is made by a precisely laser guided computer. Fun stuff.

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Postby russpie » Dec 11th, '08, 21:23

Hi, anyone know someone in the UK who sells these, i've tried the usual places but had no joy. I've had my eye on one for about 4 years now & just when I decide to splash out on the little beauty it's vanished.

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Postby Mandrake » Dec 11th, '08, 21:59

There was talk at one time of establishing a network of owners who would be able to offer local 'help' by using their Intercessor. I never heard if anything came of this idea but it would have been good to do the biz in one part of the UK and have the parts match up miles way! Googling doesn't show up any likely sources so you might have to contact Gaetan Bloom himself and ask where it can be obtained.

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Postby Mark Waddington » Dec 11th, '08, 22:36

This is a clip of me using the Intercessor Gimmick when filming a show for ITV. Its only a very basic use but thought you'd be interested.


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XWaHo5pFf ... annel_page

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Postby danata » Dec 12th, '08, 16:03

russpie wrote:Hi, anyone know someone in the UK who sells these, i've tried the usual places but had no joy. I've had my eye on one for about 4 years now & just when I decide to splash out on the little beauty it's vanished.


We have this in stock! (I have 15000 items from stock, you should always email me to check, I simply don't have the time to put everything on the website!)

All good wishes

Mike

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Postby Ian The Magic-Ian » Dec 12th, '08, 16:59

I saw Gaetan Bloom do this live and it works great on stage. He had an extremely funny version of the bill in kiwi in a lemon in a grapefruit in a head of lettuce.

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Postby Sleightech » Dec 13th, '08, 00:44

I have this, and it is an awesome toy. The fact that the quality is 100% on each and every one is just fantastic. That's where the money's gone. Compared to some things that you can buy that are just a cardboard box with a magnet, this (extremely simple) gimmick is top stuff. Awhile back quite a few came up for sale, and I just could not understand it? Buy it brand new, or put an advert up. I cannot see you regretting it.
I think it works best on a plain back pack, instead of patterned, as it puts the focus on the tear more. As for it being interchangeable with any deck ,top notch!

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Postby russpie » Dec 18th, '08, 20:10

Mike, thanks again for this. Delivery was spot on & i've already 'ruined' a practice deck with this baby. Can't wait to see reactions.

Russ

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Postby danata » Dec 18th, '08, 23:20

Your welcome, I'm glad your pleased with it.
I'm now out of stock!

All good wishes

Mike

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Postby russpie » Jan 8th, '09, 19:41

This baby paid for itself in the very first outing during a gig at a hotel. I performed my ambitious card routine ending with the card folded in my mouth. One of the people I was performing for began regailing the group about a magician he'd seen in the past who had the card come out of his shoe so I saw my chance...

I had them pick another card, tear off the corner & sign it. They then threw the remaining 3 quarters of the card on the open fire & watched it burn, I asked again where the card appeared in the story he'd told, he said "the shoe". I slipped my foot out of my shoe & held it up for him to take the card from, the reciept they had held onto was the matching piece.

So I am now the magician he will talk about to his friends & remember forever.

God bless this gimmick.

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Postby danata » Jan 8th, '09, 19:45

BRILLIANT! & God Bless You!!

All the best!

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Postby Farlsborough » Jan 9th, '09, 03:40

Anyone any idea where I can lay my hands on this wonderful contraption...?!

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Postby taffy » Jan 9th, '09, 09:06

Nothing to add, but I wanted to keep a track on the thread so I too will know where you can get one from!

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