Angelo Carbone’s The Gift is pretty much the perfect effect. It is 100% self-contained, looks exactly like the video, uses props that are above suspicion, has a quick reset, can be performed in a walk-around and close-up situation, and really is an amazing effect to watch. Although I am huge wooden box lover, the fact that this is a simple cardboard box really makes this a better trick. The box looks like a simple gift box that you would purchase at a Hallmark store or online at Amazon, and even up close when held in the specatator’s hand looks above suspicion.
It is not difficult to do, and you’ll understand the workings straight away. It might take you a few tries to get smooth and flowing, but nothing crazy at all and there are no sleights to learn. It uses some tried and tested tools of the trade and brings them altogether perfectly for a really outstanding prediction. Great Stuff!
The Gold Limited Edition is exactly the same as the Black one, just a different, snazzier color of which only a limited amount were made. Not sure if it worth the extra $20 smackers, but for completeness here it is.
Effect: A concept from master creator Angelo Carbone, The Gift is an effect with a method so clever that you’ll feel a giddy urge to reveal the method to your spectators. We don’t suggest that you actually do this.
The spectator deals the cards face up and stops wherever they want. They open the gift box themselves and remove the prediction inside. The prediction will ALWAYS be correct!
Bonus routine included where your prediction is torn in half, and half of it is in view the ENTIRE time before a card is selected. The other half is inside the box and, of course, both torn halves match perfectly!
The spectator and the box do the hard work, but you come out the winner.
The Gift is a self-contained, precision-crafted device that makes the effect easy to perform. It doesn’t use any indexes or loads, and resets in seconds. Open the box, set up the device, and you’ll be performing within minutes.
What you get:
- The Gift Box
- Deck of Cards
- 40 min instruction video with Angelo Carbone
- The ability to perform a miracle
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