A stunningly visual piece of modern card magic
This is one of the best vanishes of a single playing card I have ever seen!
With this trick even I could get a TV series!
I’ve been doing Holy P.O.D. since I first read it in Richard’s Almanac. It’s one of the hidden gems of card magic and it’s a real shame that everyone is about to know about it again thanks to Holy Sh*t! Not only is this an excellent version of this effect, but it completely fooled me the first time I saw it. And the second. And the third. Don’t buy it – I want it for myself.
Was I surprised? Yes. Was I fooled? Yes. Do I know how he did it? No. Did I make the mistake of betting Pete five bucks that I could dope out the method before he showed me the trick? Yes. Do I have that five bucks? No. Did Pete just call Rocco over to break my legs? Yes.
Watch it with your fingers on the rewind button because the first time around you’ll think you missed something. It really is a fooler. The selected card just disappears and there’s not a steal in sight. Definitely the most baffling version I’ve seen.
Back in the early 1980s Richard Kaufman, Derek Dingle and Ken Krenzel created Holy P.O.D., a visual version of Alex Elmsley’s classic Point of Departure, from a card change effect idea by Gerard Majax. And now Pete Firman and Anthony Owen have brought it bang into the 21st century…
Comes complete with the special gimmicked Bicycle playing cards and instructional DVD hosted by Pete Firman, star of TV’s Monkey Magic, Dirty Tricks, The Secret World of Magic and The Greatest Magic Tricks in the Universe Ever.
Plus now comes complete with Anthony Owen’s bonus routine which begins and ends with a regular ungimmicked Bicycle deck, enables the two holey cards used in the effect to be examined at the beginning and end of the routine and could be examined at the end if requested, can be performed in a walkaround situation without a table (with key magic moments happening in the hands of the spectators) and is very quick and easy to reset, making it ideal for situations where you maybe required to do multiple performances in quick succession (table-hopping, walkaround, street magic, trade shows etc). An edited version of Anthony Owen’s bonus routine can be seen in this trailer for Anthony’s lecture DVD: