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REVIEW: The Glasgow Connection by Eddie McColl and RSVP Magic

RATING: 9.5 out of 10

LINK TO REVIEW:  http://straighttalkmagicreviews.com/?p=1621

PRICE: $30

 

Before this DVD, I had never heard of Eddie McColl.  Now, I am a huge fan and admirer of his unbelievable sleight of hand and great presentation.

 

This DVD presents nine routines, all of which are very impressive and many are magician foolers.  I will not mislead you that this is not beginner friendly work.  These are not self-working tricks and in order to be adept at these tricks, it will require most magicians to practice, practice, practice.  In fact, I think that when I catch up to McColl, I will have “arrived.”

 

Brief descriptions of the routine are listed below in the ad copy, which is pasted for your convenience.

 

The ad copy states:

 

“Eddie McColl is one of magic's best kept secrets. This DVD features 9 superb routines that will blow your audience away, with material that you will use.

The bonus Toolbox Section also features in-depth training for some of Eddie's signature handlings on the moves used throughout this DVD.

"His methods are ingenious."
- ROY WALTON


"I've seen him perform for laymen and magicians with devastating effect."
- GORDON BRUCE


"The best kept secret in Europe."
- PAUL CUMMINS


"This man crushed me with his unbelievable sleight of hand."
- ROBERT MORELAND


"He shuffles cards naturally with an incredible soft touch."
- DAVID SOLOMON

1.
  Ginsburg Aces
- 4 Aces are produced from a shuffled deck using the Ginsburg Poke.

2.   Impossible Location
- The deck is shuffled by the spectator, and a card that is looked at is found in an impossible way.

3.   Merlin's Lost Ace Trick or McColl's Lost Aces
- A very direct 4 Ace Assembly.

4.   2 Card to Pocket Transposition or Bold 2 Card to Pocket Transposition
- A combination of Card to Pocket with two selections and the classic transposition.

5.   Stabbed
- The classic stab effect using another card, not a knife.

6.   Triple Location or Bold Triple Location
- 3 cards lost in a shuffled deck are found in an impossible manner.

7. Travellers or Bold Travellers
- The classic Vernon Travellers effect, all from one palm.

8. Shuffle Trap
- An impossible two card transposition using riffle shuffles.

9. No Rollover Aces - 4 Aces are found from a shuffled deck -- not just the Aces, but four royal flushes as well.”

 

McColl performs each trick to spectators at a table and then explains and teaches the method.  There is also a “toolbox” section which teaches the moves you need to deploy to master McColl’s tricks.  The production quality of this project is very good and I have no complaints about the presentation or organization.

 

I really enjoyed being fooled and admiring pure skill and that is why I highly recommend this DVD.

 

Thanks to Murphy’s Magic for asking me to review this excellent product.

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I had the pleasure of sitting with Eddie one night in Glasgow.  My brain has yet to recover.  He's that good.
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