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RayJ

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David Regal has now had 3 versions of Sudden Deck on the market and they have been wildly popular.  However, I was surprised when I saw an email this morning announcing "The greatest opener we've seen all year".  I know that in marketing the desire is to make everything sound "new and improved", but this 3.0 version came out in 2012.  

Not a big deal, but it just strikes me as funny.

I did watch the video and I have to say it did not impress.  The overall effect is awesome of course, but when viewed from up close, it just doesn't pass, IMHO.  There is clearly a bunch going on during the initial display and then after the deck is produced it pretty much looks like a box within a box.  From a distance I'm sure it is fine.  But even if you keep things moving it has to be somewhat noticeable.  Maybe that is the magician in me speaking.

So, anyone here have version 3 and perform it?  How does it play?  

https://store.conjuror.community/product/sudden-deck-3-0/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=The+best+opener+we+ve+seen+all+year%21&utm_campaign=CC+Broadcast+-+Sudden+Deck+3+0+-+1+of+2
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I was wondering why he was everywhere recently and now I see he has a new book due in September. I'll leave that to the reviewers.

Anyway, I had no idea this was over seven years old. Seems like it is being hyped as something new - a "vault" release I guess.

I tried it in the past and have seen it performed a number of times. I always seems to have the same punch as a color changing deck routine - i.e. None!  I'm not sure why. It sounds good, but in practice, I just find it uneffective and ho hum. I think a lot has to do with it just looking weird. I watched a Bill Malone lecture last weekend and he spent a lot of time talking about trying to achieve perfection in moves used during a set. He kept emphasizing how spectators will instinctively realize when something is odd or unusual. They may no call you out, but the effect is lost. Maybe that is what is going on here.

Everyone wants and needs a great opener, but this ain't it. The finest magic show I ever saw was Tom Mullica when he was at the Tom Foolery. He wasn't even announced. He just walked out, quietly acknowledged the audience, spread the cards in front of my wife with a "pick one". After having her return the card he immediately did the Card to Fly and owned the room. A real lesson.

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Tom Mullica is one that I wish I had seen. Lucky you!
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