Reviews — Iain Moran

Stand Up Monte by Garrett Thomas

Posted by Darren Robinson on

There's quite a few "Monte" routines on the market and I've tried most of them. The one I keep coming back to however, is Garrett Thomas' Stand Up Monte. While admittedly the routine takes a bit of rehearsal it is well worth the work. It is not technically difficult, but you'll need to go through it quite a lot to remember the sequence. You don't need a table to perform this, there is no reset and a lot of magic happens in a short space of time.     

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Now Look Here by Chad Long

Posted by Darren Robinson on

Chad Long's Now Look Here has been around for a while, but has recently been re-released complete with the cards and a DVD. It's great to see Chad perform this several times for a live audience and then settle down for a complete explanation.   Two versions are taught: Chad's original handling and also Scotty York's variation. As a bonus, Chad explains David Williamson's Top Change and Daryl's Convincing Tilt. It's a very commercial effect, not difficult to do and is probably unlike any other routine you already do! If you like this plot, I highly recommend Gary Jones' Kickback...

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