Review: Reshuffled by Pedro Morillo with additional Handlings by Juan Tamariz

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Nique Tan”][vc_column_text]I have had Paul Gertner’s incredible “Unshuffled” routine in my performing repertoire for years. It was something I would use if I really wanted something different and to impress; I even featured it as one of the routines I performed on a television spot I did back in maybe 2013. “Reshuffled” has taken this effect way further than the original.

I love it.

In effect, a deck with strange markings on the edges is displayed. A card is then selected in the fairest possible way and then lost in the deck. Now, with a series of shuffles, the markings on the edges of the cards are seen to magically spell the word “Reshuffled.” The entire deck (previously seen to be completely mixed) is now shown to have rearranged themselves into perfect order, each suit in Ace to King order. The markings on the edges are then shown to have magically changed to spell the name of the selection. As if that was not enough, the entire deck is now re-spread face up to show that every single card has transformed into the spectator’s selection.

The original Gertner routine required me to carry along an extra deck of cards anyway, and if that were the case, why not make it a deck that would really up the wow factor? This deck is amazing and this is something that I could really see myself using in place of the original.

The package comes with the deck, as well as a link to the online video instructions. The video is clear and teaches everything in detail, including exactly how to prepare the deck and how to mark the text along the edges yourself. Yes, the deck comes unmarked, but I would prefer it this way as I would like to be able to have the text in my handwriting anyway. Now, you really need to be absolutely SURE with regard to what you are doing when prepping your deck, as if you mess it up and mark the deck wrongly, you have pretty much ruined the entire deck and it would become completely unusable.

I think it would be fair to disclose that you will need to be proficient at executing a particular type of shuffle in order to perform this routine. Some may shun away from this routine (or the original “Unshuffled”) due to this requirement, but I urge you not to. In fact, if you do not already do this shuffle, I would recommend you learn it, if only to perform this routine – it really is that good. As an aside, the shuffle is also extremely useful in its other applications as well in card magic anyway, and so should be in your arsenal.

Watch the video demo of the routine, and if you like it, do pick this up. If you already do Paul Gertner’s routine, switch to this. You will have another punch at the end of the routine which nobody will see coming.

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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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