Review: Multitude by Vincent Hedan and System 6

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Madame Curator”][vc_column_text]I first came to know of contemporary French mentalist, Vincent Hedan, when he launched his book test Haiku in 2010. It was something unique and special, so I was very thrilled when we finally got to meet face to face when I gave my magic lecture in Paris just prior to making my second appearance on Patrick Sebastien’s Le plus grand cabaret du monde (The world greatest Cabaret) show.

Super cute, incredibly talented and effectively bilingual, Hedan had our French waitress eating out of his palm when he unleashed his then yet-to-be-officially-released 10,000 decimals of Pi on her after our dinner and drinks. He’s also an incredibly nice guy to boot, so I’m mighty proud that Hedan is gaining more recognition and success for his work.

Is he cute or is he cute? 😉

 

I’m a huge fan of Hedan’s shrewd approach towards mentalism, especially with what he did with Babel. And just like that solid mentalism gem of his, I’m a believer of Hedan’s latest work with System 6 Magic; a diabolical project called Multitude, which is a true magic gem that is not only sophisticatedly simple but impressively effective.

The principle of the Multi-Effect Deck is apparently well over a hundred years old and 16 routines for it are taught in Hedan’s Multitude DVD, with a special something included in the package that allows you to create 2 special Multi-Effect decks, that essentially makes the magic to happen.

Its official ad copy is fully accurate in description, so there’s no hyperbole or false advertising. The effects shared are solid gold; you can easily perform an entertaining half-hour of highly interactive card magic in a close-up setting.

Most of the routines shared in the tutorial can be done fully impromptu and Hedan does a very decent job of patiently going through the explanations in Multitude.

I have no doubt that some of the tricks shared can also fool magicians. It’s really very clever. Some routines that I really enjoyed are Vision of the Future, Diprosopus, Tacto Mas Que Finisimo and Zygosity.

However, I strongly feel that the product packaging and design was a tad too cheap and trite (there’s a huge difference between modern minimalistic Zen and just plain lazy boring), which seriously failed to do such a stellar product justice. I’m not asking for a fancy work of art but the visuals layout looked like something you could put together in a minute just using powerpoint 🙁

For instance, on the back of the white box, there’s also no printed listing of the 16 mind-blowing routines taught, or even an expansion of what Multitude or the Multi-Effect deck is all about. All you see is a giant yellow bee logo, so I find that a bit strange. Why the lacklustre deign & packaging?

But that aside, the quality of the audio and video was professionally done with clear angles and was very well put together. Also, after reading the well-written 87 page PDF included in Hedan’s DVD, I was very inspired to check out Juan Tamariz’s book for more on the subject.

Safe to say… If you relish mental magic as much as I do, Multitude is definitely something you will enjoy learning and want to perform. There’s a surprisingly good number of uses for this clever stacked deck and yes, there’s no need for any stressful calculations or memory work. Yay hey!

Très bien Monsieur Hedan. We expect many more good things from you.

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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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