Need Your Opinion: The Compass Trick

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/11/2020 to We Need Your Opinion

**UPDATE** - we added the similar LEFT TURN ONLY trick to the shop!
LEFT TURN ONLY is like COMPASS, but less expensive!
Click here to see it in the shop


I NEED YOUR OPINION!
I often get samples of tricks sent to me by my suppliers, to see if I want to add them to the shop.
Starting now, I want to let YOU in on the selection process!

Here is a trick called COMPASS TRICK.
The selling price will be $7.99.
Let me show you the routine, and then using the Comments form below, please tell me what you think.
Should I add COMPASS TRICK to the shop?

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Date 4/12/2020
Barbara Tilley
I love it!!!!! I would buy this.
4/12/2020
Barbara Tilley
I love it!!!!! I would buy this.
4/12/2020
Barbara Tilley
I love it!!!!! I would buy this.
Date 4/13/2020
Nicholas Hrusovsky
I like it. It's simple but clever, and the trick is snappy enough the audience won't have time to figure out what's going on!
Date 4/13/2020
Bernie Amler
Old idea with a wonderful presentation that hides the method. Great trick to present to kids. Really worth the price.
Date 4/13/2020
Eli
I think it's a really neat trick. I would buy it and use it! I like the idea of having a video to teach me it instead of just a paper.
Date 4/13/2020
john louis
Yes, it is a better version than the arrow card. It could be used for a Christian magic show, (God always keeps us on track) or a character show (when you make the right decisions it will keep you on track).
Date 4/13/2020
Tim
Love your handling, I would buy this I like the which way compass trick
Date 4/13/2020
Robert Ball
This is a clever illusion type of trick, which is cool, and you should carry this.
Date 4/13/2020
Mr. G.
Cute and simple effect! Great for Stocking Stuffers too! Nice handling while explaining the effect. Would certainly add this to your inventory. It a quite a novelty item that would sell for sure, especially for new or young magicians!!
Date 4/13/2020
Neil Bable
I thought it is a very visually appealing trick. It looks well made and it could be used for walk around, a small family gathering it could even be given away to an older birthday child.
Date 4/13/2020
Bob Neal
A great trick. Looks easy to perform. Yes, I would buy it.
Date 4/13/2020
Theo Godlaski
I like it.
Date 4/13/2020
P. Dennis
Very nice handling!
Date 4/13/2020
D. Hall
Great new concept to the arrow card illusion. Good for kids to get them interactive With the magician. Loved your presentation of it. I myself would not need this, at this time, but still a great effect. I would say it would be a great addition to your inventory.
Date 4/13/2020
Ricky's Magic Tricks
I Love it and It's cool. I would buy this.
Date 4/13/2020
Roberta Karchner
I am not certain I would buy it at the price point of $7.99. Probably would consider it at under $5.
4/13/2020
Roberta Karchner
I am not certain I would buy it at the price point of $7.99. Probably would consider it at under $5.
Date 4/13/2020
Dick McCune aka Blathmac
I like how visual the trick is, I think it would be great in a street magic setting. I could see myself using a comedic patter about how directionally challenged I am. I would definitely buy it. It obviously wouldn't take up much space either.
Date 4/13/2020
Kurt Trautmann
Pete: this looks like a pretty nice variation on the arrow card, certainly better made than the cardboard versions. It would be nice to see a larger model for platform/parlor shows. I think a lot of novices might like this pocket version, and walk-around performers might find it useful as an ice-breaker. Go for it!
Date 4/13/2020
Wayne A. Lundeberg
Nice and simple item to carry with you. As others have mentioned, a larger version would be helpful for larger audiences. Worth 8 bucks for sure.
Date 4/13/2020
John Pearrell
Nice
Date 4/13/2020
Glenn
I would buy one . Always looking for new material .
Date 4/13/2020
Andrew
Hi, Peter--cute trick---I'd call it True North? (Yes, with the question mark). Price point seems a little high at $7.99. Thanks for the opportunity to review it and thanks for the great Boredom Busters--bringing some fun to these darker days!
Date 4/13/2020
Tom Bohacek
I like it, yes I would buy it. My only critique is that it needs some good patter. You need a story to go with it, almost any story will work, maybe about someone who is lost in the woods or some such thing, and only through magic does he find his way out. While it is totally confusing to the viewer, will it play as well for an on-site audience.
Date 4/13/2020
Bill McCorkle
Good simple opening trick -- simple but deceptive. But, end with it also, just to show that after time and laying on the table it's still good I'd buy it. Yes a little larger would be nice.
Date 4/13/2020
Bill McCorkle
Good simple opening trick -- simple but deceptive. But, end with it also, just to show that after time and laying on the table it's still good I'd buy it. Yes a little larger would be nice.
Date 4/13/2020
Bryan Kujawa
Hi Peter, thanks for asking our thoughts. I think it's a nice trick for beginners or kids show. I'm not too crazy about it. I like Bill McCorkle's comment where a larger version would be nice, but not sure if the handling would be the same.
Date 4/14/2020
John C Carpenter
Needs a good story to go with it. Maybe about some lost people in the woods, and how only one of them could work the compass or something.
Date 4/14/2020
John C Carpenter
Needs a good story to go with it. Maybe about some lost people in the woods, and how only one of them could work the compass or something.
Date 4/14/2020
Bruce Goldman
I like it. It's fast and mystic.
Date 4/14/2020
Kazar
I guess this would be good for younger kids as it is a bit obvious as to what is going on. As others have said $5.00 would be about the max price.
Date 4/14/2020
Pretzel the magician
I perform a larger similar version of the trick at children’s parties and they enjoy. The smaller version would be good at events where you walk around the room. Seems more of a nice beginners trick.
Date 4/14/2020
Ben
I’m a pastor and often do magic for my children’s messages. The adults enjoy it even more than the kids. I’m always looking for something that could be used with a Christian twist and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. This trick offers what I look for. I could see using it to show how even when we go astray and do our own things and get lost Going this way and that, (flip it) Jesus always points the way. Sell it. I’ll buy it.
Date 4/14/2020
Mark Z
Interesting variation on the arrow trick that's been out for years. "MontiPoint" seems like it would be a good item to use for walk around as a quick intro to gauge if a group is receptive to another effect. Small enough to carry around in your pocket.
Date 4/16/2020
leo
I would pass on this one just because it's not "me". Also, I agree with some, that the price is a little high. Not enough bang for the buck. I think this would sell a lot better in the $5 range. I think many more would buy at that price than at the $8 price. Remember, many people would be willing to spend the $5 just to see "how it works"!
Date 4/16/2020
art
Peter's presentation makes the trick. That with appropriate patter is the substance. With that in mind, a $5.00 price would be more suitable.
Date 4/16/2020
Ronald Christolear
I’m surprised by how much I like it. I would buy it.
Date 4/17/2020
Susie Roth
Yes, it is a good one!
Date 4/17/2020
Susie Roth
Yes, it is a good one!
Date 4/17/2020
Susie Roth
Yes, it is a good one!
Date 4/17/2020
Susie Roth
Yes, it is a good one!
Date 4/17/2020
Susie Roth
Yes, it is a good one!
Date 4/18/2020
Ken M.
This is a keeper. I like it.
Date 4/20/2020
William Norton
The "Compass Trick" is simple, easy to carry, a magic effect that can be performed at a moment's notice. The effect is entertaining, which is the key factor of any magic product. If offered for purchase, I would purchase the "Compass Trick"
Date 4/20/2020
Mark Alan
Was never a fan of the arrow trick I don't believe it's that Magical. Although this looks a lot better I would not be interested in it.. But I can see a beginner liking this a lot.. They would probably sell pretty good for you if they are cheap..
Date 4/21/2020
Len Squires
Excellent, Yes I would buy it - Why? 1) Excellent idea for the Pastor's routine, and 2) I don't like "paddle tricks," But this I'd do because it seems to be an optical Illusion. Hope you sell it, if you do, put me on your notice list. :)
Date 4/26/2020
Hal Ottenstein
As you know, I do primarily Gospel illusions...I agree with the $5 and under that many have said. I would use for the verse that says, "broad is the way that leads to destruction, but narrow is the way that leads to eternal life" each time it shows the same direction I would remind about the narrow way. Since it seems like a clock I would call it TIME MARCHES ON and if you do, you could use that to say speaking of marching, have you seen the trick FORWARD MARCH ?... check it out at the search bar above....just a thought

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