Review: Sleeving (2 DVD Set) Collaboration of Lukas and Seol Park

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Bernard Sim”][vc_column_text]This set consists of 2 DVDs in which Disc 1 features Lukas and Disc 2 features Seol Park. Despite the title being “Sleeving”, there are some manipulation techniques taught.

Disc 1 is divided into 4 main parts:

Basics – teaches Ball, Silk and Card technique.

Ball technique teaches you how to roll 1 and 2 balls. It also shows you how to manipulate multiplying balls.

Silk technique shows you how to do the basics like tying a false knot, how to fold silks for silk productions.

Card technique teaches back palming multiple cards, Tekai Palm, Reverse Fan, Split Fan productions

Routines – The next part consists of short “routines” in which you can use these to create a longer routine. I wouldn’t really consider these as routines but more of a needed technique in order to do a manipulation act. Techniques for manipulation balls, silk (Hank Ball), blendo and even TT are taught. There are many good stuff (e.g. ball and silk, card sleeving, candle to card, card to confetti, card to silk) being shared here. These are your building blocks to a good manipulation act.

Theory – Lukas talks (in Korean with English subtitle) about how to sleeve better. The technique for his sleeving is similar if not the same as Rocco’s. Lukas also shared on how the sleeve’s design should be in order to make sleeving smoother.

Professional Routines – This segment is probably the core part of this DVD. It shows the performance of the routines (4 routines in total) and then explains how to prepare and perform.  The routines here consists of cards and ball manipulations and they are really beautiful to watch.  

 

Disc 2  is all about sleeving, also divided into 4 parts:

Position – There are many beautiful moves to be learnt here. Some short routines, mostly using a sharpie. The explanations for these routines is very interesting as he uses a see-thru plastic sleeve on 1 arm to show you how it should be done.  Besides, sleeving, vanishes, color changes, you will also learn flourishing with a sharpie (really cool stuff).

Routines – similar to Disc 1, these consists of very short routines (less than 10 seconds) which uses sleeving as the main move. Routines here comprises of triple color changes of a sharpie/ ball, sharpie to ball and even productions/ vanishes of chapstick and a perfume spray.

Theory – Seol Park talks (in Korean with English subtitles) about how make your sleeving better, topics include moves justification, natural movements, positioning, etc. Many good tips here.

Profession Routines – Really good stuff here.

 

Personally, I’m really intrigued by sPENbound – a spellbound routine of a coin and a sharpie, really visual and magical. The one cup and ball with straw routine is also very interesting. Standard cups and balls moves with many visually appealing moves with the aid of sleeving. Even the final load is very uniqe – water! You can make the gimmick for this yourself. I never thought I can learn a cups and balls routine from a sleeving DVD. Even his FISM routine is taught here.

I am really inspired to go into manipulation after watch these DVDs. The routines are really unique and they really did a good job in explaining the moves. All the gimmicks that are required for the routines can be made yourself and they are actually quite easy to make. If you have always wanted to do manipulation, you should pick up this DVD set, who knows, you may be on the road to FISM.

Highly Recommended.

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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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