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GPS Pack Nav Review
One DVD, one set of gimmicks, enough cards to do the signed version 20 times, $35 bucks and one GPS Pack Nav Review. Is it gem or is it rubble? Stay tuned to find out.
GPS Pack Nav Review: Effect
This is a bit of a card to impossible location effect with a twist. It ends up in the spectator's hand in a stack of cards that they've been holding from (apparently) the beginning. The routine is centered around GPS navigation. It kind of has a similar feel to Chad Long's Now Look Here. A stack of GPS Nav cards tell the spectator all the directions needed to find the signed card. It ends up leading the spectator right to the very Nav cards that he's holding where it is found that the signed card is actually the back of one of the Nav cards. The spectator can keep the card. You can only do this, signed, 20 times.
GPS Pack Nav Review: Method
The method is some pretty standard card handling along with the included cards. There's not much to this. If you can do standard card magic, you can do this.
GPS Pack Nav Review: Ad Copy Integrity
The ad copy is a fair depiction of what happens. The only thing I would challenge is the claim that this can be done with poker cards of any back design. That's not entirely true these days with all the crazy decks of cards out there. The face of the deck of cards you use must match the supplied cards which look like standard cards. The video trailer is perfect. It is EXACTLY what you get. They shot it when no sneaky edits, cuts, etc.
GPS Pack Nav Review: Product Quality
The cards supplied are very well made. It's Bicycle stock. The DVD included does a good job covering all of the details needed to learn the effect. He also offers multiple suggestions about variations. When I say "suggestions" I really do mean "suggestions." He spends very little time covering these, and kind of just walks through (or better said: past) them.
The routine is flexible allowing you to add or remove parts of it as you see fit, but I felt that this part of the training was glossed over. Other than that, the product quality is excellent. It includes everything (even the little binder clip for the Nav cards) that you need to do the effect (except for the deck and the pen).
He also offers a solution for doing it without having the cards signed, but still having them uniquely marked so that the spectator knows you didn't switch cards. Yet, using this method, you are able to reuse the cards over and over again. Otherwise, using the signed version, you'll run out of cards after 20 uses.
GPS Pack Nav Review: Final Thoughts
Watch the ad video. It's a perfect representation of what you're buying. If you like it, then you'll be very happy with your purchase.
4 Stars with a Stone Status of Gem.
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