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Pocket Nightmare by Max Maven - Trick


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Not that long ago, there was a dvd set that came out called Kayfabe by Max Maven. I loved Max's work and I purchased the set right away. There was some tricks I liked and some I didn't like, however there was one effect that stood out from the rest in that set and completely blew my mind and was worth the price of the set, and that effect was Pocket Nightmare. I was disappointed with the explanation however, because I found out that you had to have a very gimmicked deck in order to perform this wonderful effect. Unfortunately a deck like that wasn't available and you had to make one yourself, which was bad news for me because I wasn't good at making gimmicked cards, so I was unable to perform this routine. UNTIL NOW! This is THE deck needed to perform this wonderful effect, and when I saw this was available I never clicked the "add to cart" button so fast. Now this effect is bold and it will take guts to perform live, but don't be afraid. Because the payoff is incredible. The performance itself is short and direct with no moves or sleight of hand at all, and Max emphasizes that in the routine performance. My favorite moment in the routine is when the spectator goes through the cards to find his chosen card and he can't find it, so he has to look again. And I've got to tell you, that moment will get the room, like a ripple effect. Then that final reveal hits everyone like a ton of bricks and Max's final line seals the deal perfectly. This effect is going in my professional set, it's just too good not to be performed at every show. Now will this work 100% of the time? No it won't, but that's ok because the payoff when it does work is more then worth it. And if you follow everything step by step in the download as well as being confident in your abilities and performance, it should work perfectly the majority of the time you perform this. The more you perform this, and the more the effect works out to perfection, the more confident you will be. I want to say a personal thank you to Max Maven for making these decks. Thank you so, so, so much for making these decks for the magic world, and letting us have this wonderful routine. ...
Date Added: 06/30/2020 by Anonymous
Two thumbs up, best card effect I have purchased in a while, first person I performed It for,said " wait!!! Wtf just happened!!!" Much respect Max ...
Date Added: 06/30/2020 by Bill Reader
Pocket Nightmare is a lesson in performing a wonderful effect and audience management by a master of mentalism and magic. Max Maven developed this trick some 40 years ago but he has never, until now, manufactured the specially gimmicked deck. In the 18 minute on-line instructional video, Max discusses the history of this effect and how some people have manufactured similiar decks and routines without his explicit permission. In the on-line instructional video, Max goes in-depth on how to do this wonderful routine and provides all the necessary subtleties and handling tips. His discussion on how to handle certain types of spectators is most helpful and interesting. Pocket NIghtmare is not a nightmare to perform. It is very simple to perform but you will need some basic audience management. The gimmicked deck is perfectly produced in a red bicycle deck. This is a wonderful effect and routine. I am glad Max Maven has finally produced and released this effect and special deck this real gem to the magic community. Highly recommended. ...
Date Added: 06/30/2020 by Michael Siegel
A real dream. Have not received mine yet, but have received instructions. Max is a real master and this is one of his coolest reveals yet. He personally go’s over the history and method very well. The method is simple enough for a beginner, however handling the deck will need some practice. Do not hurry to perform this without do this trick the practice it deserves or you might give a way a gifted secret. Wow thank you Mr. Maven very cool ...
Date Added: 06/30/2020 by The Barone
A brilliantly reimagined effect with a powerfully startling conclusion! I performed this last night right out of the box and it KILLED! ...
Date Added: 06/30/2020 by Mike Elizalde
The effect is outstanding and well worth the price! Be sure to take the time to listen to Max' instructions and tips. You can easily give away information unintentionally if you don't...
Date Added: 06/30/2020 by Leonard Lutz


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