The Double Lift Project By Liam Montier Reviewed
One DVD, a whole bunch of tips, pointers, tricks, etc., Liam Montier, Big Blind Media and $ 35 bucks. Is it gem or is it rubble? Stay tuned to find out.
Effect / Method
The method (Double Lift) is the focus of this project. You are taught the ins and outs of the Double Lift. This was another one of those projects where I thought it was going to be "a whole bunch of stuff that I already know ..... "As is usual, I was wrong again Within just a few minutes of watching this DVD, I was exposed to simple things that I never knew when it comes to the DL: How to properly hold the deck, how to get a proper break, when to get it, different techniques for getting it. Things like the Pinky Count were demystified.
Further, there were multiple techniques taught for turning over the double. Many of these were ones I was unfamiliar with. However, I understand that just because I was unfamiliar with some of this stuff, it does not mean that you are. Yet, I'd be surprised if even the most advanced cardician did not learn something that would improve his / her technique.
Once you've learned how to hold the deck, how to get a break, how to pick up and / or turn over the double, etc., then it's time to apply your knowledge with some excellent examples of classic, powerful, stood- the-test-of-time effects that employ this sneaky sleight.
You'll learn classic effects from David Solomon, Peter Duffie, Alex Elmsley, Mike Skinner, and much more. This are all effects that are simple and powerful and use the DL. Once you master the DL, the methods are very simple and very doable.
All of the effects, grips, counts, turnover, techniques, etc. are pulled from some of the greatest magicians of our time and before. Larry Jennings, Paul LePaul, Brother John Hamman, and so many more will be channeled by your host Liam Montier. There's no question that the material is solid, and the presentation of the material by Liam is excellent to boot.
Ad Copy Integrity
The ad copy, as is the standard for Big Blind Media, is absolutely accurate. The claim that the DL is one of the most essential sleights in card magic is true. The claim that the effects taught are some of the greatest tricks ever created is true. Granted a claim like this is an opinion. However, the high majority of educated card folk would absolutely agree with this claim.
Ahhhhhhh... Owen "The Man of Titanium" Packard... I'm sure I've mentioned before that I'm a fan of the famed goat-bearded wonder worker who is Owen Packard. His Big Blind Media team is a top notch team of brilliant artists who know how to make a solid product with proper lighting, audio, camera angles, easy to navigate DVD menus, etc., etc., etc. 100% top notch quality here.
I think most people would agree that the DL is one of the most valuable tools in a card worker's repertoire. So the question, likely, is not whether or not you do a DL, but rather, the question, likely, is how good is your DL? I dare say that no matter how good it is, it'll be better after you apply what you learn in this DVD.
The only question you need to resolve is whether you want to stick with your same old same old DL, or do you want to grow as a magician and truly master this powerful tool. If you fall into the latter category, $ 35 bucks is a small price to pay to achieve mastery. If, however, you fall in the former category, you should stop reading my reviews and start reading Dale Carnegie to improve your attitude.
5 Stars with a Stone Status of Gem.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 17 March, 2016.