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Bang On - Marc Oberon

Postby gunnarkr » Mar 8th, '07, 16:49



Bang On by Marc Oberon

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£69.99

They say:
A spectator merely THINKS of any card from a regular 52 card deck. A totally free choice. You explain that the card that they are thinking of is in your wallet. It's named and sure enough. It is! It's that clean!

This is a routine that Marc uses in every one of his professional performances as well as featuring in his multi-award winning competition act. Purchase now to receive everything you need to do the very same effect.

I say:
I saw Marc for the first time last November, where he performed in the International Magic Closeup Competition... and won 1st price. He did an excellenent job as a true professional.

When I met him again in Blackpool last month, he asked me to name a card, any card. I said: Hmmm... 7 of Diamonds and he said: I don't have 52 pockets, I don't have 52 wallets, only 1 wallet, 1 envelope in the wallet and... He popped the card out of the envelope and Bang On! It was my 7 of Diamonds. It was as clean as a Mountain Lake.

Of course I bought it and it's actually great! It's quality work, brilliant idea and there is a DVD with it that explains everything you need to know. Preperation, setup, performance, everything. You even get a few different versions of how you can perform it, always Bang On the card chosen. One of the versions is: You hand out a deck of cards and ask the spectator to think of a card. Then to name it out loud and finally to go through the deck and find it. He can't because... you have it in your wallet!

I've been playing a bit around with it, without performing it, untill today. I tried it on a friend and... it almost freaked him out! He just kept on repeating: No way... No way... No fre**ing way!!! :shock:

The beauty is that when you open the envelope, you turn it upside down and give it a good shake... and the selected card pops right out of the envelope and into you hand. There is only one card in the darn envelope and it's the selected card! Always!

Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

2 - You have to let the routine flow with the patter and you won't show it 10 minutes after you receive it. But after some practice, you're set to go.

Overall
I want to give it 10/10 but I think I have to pinch a few points off for the price, as it is expensive, but on the other hand, when you get it, you see it's in Marc's spirit: A darn good quality work! So I have to add a few points again, so it ends up with 9,5/10 :)

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Postby seige » Mar 8th, '07, 17:00

A fantastic effect, and the price is actually well justified with what you get. If you actually evaluate the items received, it's good... very good.

Your review is spot on... the effect is a staggering feat.

When I first saw this before Christmas I knew it would be a winner. Well done, Marc.

(Look out for ODDBALL too, by Marc Oberon, another great effect!)

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Postby IAIN » Mar 8th, '07, 17:08

sounds good...i ordered oddball today actually...

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Postby Carl Buck » Mar 8th, '07, 17:14

Without giving too much away, can this effect be done with a borrowed deck?

It sounds fantastic. :lol:

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Postby seige » Mar 8th, '07, 17:17

Hey, that artwork for Bang On is great!

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Postby gunnarkr » Mar 8th, '07, 17:20

Carlos75 wrote:Without giving too much away, can this effect be done with a borrowed deck?

You actually don't need any deck. You say: Think of a card and the freely chosen card is the only card in your wallet! :) Bang On!

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Postby seige » Mar 8th, '07, 17:22

Carlos75 wrote:Without giving too much away, can this effect be done with a borrowed deck?

It sounds fantastic. :lol:


No deck is involved. This effect uses one card.

It's like ID, with no deck.

Abraxus: You will enjoy OddBall... a fantastic and simple effect, and hugely reasonably priced for what it is.

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Postby IAIN » Mar 8th, '07, 17:23

seige wrote:Hey, that artwork for Bang On is great!


i didnt like it - he should of gotten you to do it Seige :wink: :)

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Postby Carl Buck » Mar 8th, '07, 17:25

seige wrote:
Carlos75 wrote:Without giving too much away, can this effect be done with a borrowed deck?

It sounds fantastic. :lol:


No deck is involved. This effect uses one card.

It's like ID, with no deck.

Abraxus: You will enjoy OddBall... a fantastic and simple effect, and hugely reasonably priced for what it is.


Thanks! I think I have my next purchase lined up! :D

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Postby I.D » Mar 8th, '07, 17:35

Must .. fight.. Urge.. wel,, have no choice at the mo..

Sounds like a stunning effect.. I can only think of 2 possible ways.. one is impractical.. the other is blown out of the water if the above presentation is to go by..

I have no bloody clue.. and the possiblilties make this a serious next purchase contender.. though £70 for one effect ( even if the presentational ideas are many ) sounds really steep..

Dont hit me yet though, remember I dont have it :wink:

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Postby seige » Mar 8th, '07, 17:39

The price pales into insignificance really for how much of a reputation maker this could be.

This was a sellout at Blackpool, I hear.

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Postby Carl Buck » Mar 8th, '07, 17:45

I.D wrote:Must .. fight.. Urge.. wel,, have no choice at the mo..

Sounds like a stunning effect.. I can only think of 2 possible ways.. one is impractical.. the other is blown out of the water if the above presentation is to go by..

I have no bloody clue.. and the possiblilties make this a serious next purchase contender.. though £70 for one effect ( even if the presentational ideas are many ) sounds really steep..

Dont hit me yet though, remember I dont have it :wink:


If you follow the link you can actually see Marc performing this effect. I have to say, for the first time in ages, I'm both amazed and baffled :shock:

It is steep at £70, but the reaction I'd imagine this getting may well justify the cost, as seige says.

My next purchase, without a doubt.

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Postby I.D » Mar 8th, '07, 17:50

I dont doubt that for a second. But my wife got mad at me for spending £12 on holy moly..

'' Babe.. theres this wallet.. its like.. only £70 ''

''Sleep on it darling ''

'' Thanks babe ''

tomorrow night.. wife walks in..

''I got you a present ''

'' Really ?? ''

'' Yeh.. look.. its a wallet.. it was only £5 from River I> Not another word, K babe!! ''

:shock:

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Postby Nightfall » Mar 8th, '07, 17:53

I've been watching the video over and over again !
Stunning effect :shock:
I'm trying to convince myself not to buy it considering that we just bought a house and we have tons of expenses ..... on the other hand what's 70 quid more in the totals sum :twisted:
Must..Fight..CUPS

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Postby lindz » Mar 8th, '07, 18:26

I.D wrote:I dont doubt that for a second. But my wife got mad at me for spending £12 on holy moly..

'' Babe.. theres this wallet.. its like.. only £70 ''

''Sleep on it darling ''

'' Thanks babe ''

tomorrow night.. wife walks in..

''I got you a present ''

'' Really ?? ''

'' Yeh.. look.. its a wallet.. it was only £5 from River I> Not another word, K babe!! ''

:shock:


Saying that i recieved a jiffy bag today throuh the door and was wondering what it was, and when i opened it up boy was i in for a surprise. The missuss had only gone and brought me a fire wallet {because i ruined my other one after a week by playing with it to much, i burned the leather and it melted} and she also got me some awsome flammable stuff for it so im well chuffed.

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