Review: Flutter by Rizki Nanda and World Magic Shop

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: John Teo”][vc_column_text]Flutter is a playing card gimmick that enables you to cause a signed round sticker placed in the center of the back of a card to visually vanish as you shake the card in your hand.  The card can then be shown front and back casually and there is no trace of the sticker.

Here is its use in an actual routine.

A card is freely selected by a spectator.  She signs its face.

A different card is taken out by the performer.  A small round colour sticker is marked and stuck in the center of its back.

The spectator is told to hold her signed chosen card face up between her palms.  The performer shakes his card and the sticker is seen to visually vanish from the back.  The card is casually shown front and back and there is no trace of the sticker.  When the spectator checks her card between her palms, she finds that the marked sticker has been transported onto the back of her signed card!  She can then keep this card as a souvenir of her participation in a magic trick.

You receive an instructional DVD, a court card and its duplicate, and a template.  You will have to construct your own gimmick.  The DVD is well produced and the instructions are clear on how to construct the gimmick as well as how to perform the effect.

For the non-DIY person, you will find the construction of the gimmick a little challenging.  Firstly, you need to obtain the necessary tools such as a circular cutter, and a hole punch.  A cutting board will also help tremendously.  And if your hands are “all thumbs”, you will have difficulty in making the gimmick.  It is better to charge a higher price and have the gimmick supplied ready for use.

There are several weaknesses in this effect.

To use the gimmick, you need to move cards to and from the deck to the table.  You will need good spectators management and you cannot do this effect surrounded.

The front of the gimmick card cannot stand close examination, so you will have to show the face of the gimmick casually.

If you like this sticker transportation effect, it can also be accomplished by sleight-of-hand.  Forcing a card, a couple of double lifts, and Erdnase colour change will be able to do the trick.  Without the use of the gimmick, it will cut down the unnecessary movement of cards to and from the deck to the table.

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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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