Are you looking for some awesome sleight of hand moves, techniques, or ideas to add to your material? Are you a move monkey who loves a good challenge? Then this may be the download for you! This week Michael O'Brien discusses the pros and cons of the "P&T Bundle" by Byron Leung and Takumi Takahashi!
REVIEW: "B&T Bundle" by Byron Leung and Takumi Takahashi
Byron Leung and Takumi Takahashi are both amazing up and coming young sleight of hand artists. They have some fun ideas and are amazing technicians when it comes to handling a deck of cards. The "B&T Bundle" is a collection of sleights including: ditches, changes, switches, controls, and more! This week I am going to take a look at and see if it is the right product for you!
"The B&T Bundle" Download Contents
"Rapid Fire" - A quick visual color change of multiple cards in quick succession to one another. "Takumi Change" - An original color change that happens at the fingertips. "Flip Shift" - A multiple card shift that happens while performing a "Deck Flip." "Flip Pass" - A pass that happens while performing a "Deck Flip." "Takumi Shot" - A bottom shot sing multiple cards. "Table Change" - A color change that happens with the deck on the table. "Laterial Muck" - An isolated, one handed color change that happens at the finger tips. "Tork" - A 4 card production that happens while performing a "Deck Flip." "Spread Change" - a 4 for 4 card switch that happens while performing a card spread.
Is the product high quality? YES! The video and audio are shot in high definition. The instruction is done well and very easy to follow along with! The tutorials are shot in multiple angles to give the viewer the best learning experience.
Are there multiple applications? YES! The bundle includes a handful of sleights, moves and techniques that can be used in different working situations including strolling and table top performances.
Is the product practical? Yes AND no. It is a great product for seasoned workers who want to add some challenging material to their act, however this download may not be for everyone. The moves are extremely difficult to learn an will take a lot of practice and dedication to master them.
Is the product affordable? YES! The product is currently priced at $20 on the Art of Play website which is a very reasonable price considering the amount of content included!
Is the "B&T Bundle" right for you? The answer is it depends. If you are looking for difficult and challenging material to add to your acts or simply want something to keep your hands busy then yes definitely. If you are a beginner or prefer more direct methods and sleights then this may be a bit more challenging for you. Either way it is definitely worth looking into and who knows, you may like it just to challenge yourself and push your sleight of hand to the limit!