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Magic Review: The Ace Hut by Landon Swank
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Title: The Ace Hut   
Creator: Landon Swank
Publisher: Hydra Entertainment
MSRP: $ 25
Skill Level: Intermediate
DVD Run time: 1 hour 36 minutes

Type of effect:  Sam the Bellhop style routine

Manufacturer's Write Up: International stage Illusionist, Landon Swank, created The Ace Hut over fifteen years ago. He has performed it on 5 continents and in over 40 countries! This unique take on a full deck story offers options for beginners, intermediates, and professionals alike.

In collaboration with renowned musician, Toby-Joe Reilly, Swank's original poem was transformed into a Soulful, Bluesy cover. This unique feature allows options for the performer to either recite the poem, or simply press the play button and focus entirely on the manipulation. It enables the routine to be performed soon after watching the video!

For an in-depth breakdown of shuffles and deals that can take The Ace Hut to the next level, check out "The Real Deal" instruction video.

How accurate is the ad copy? Spot on
 
What's in the box?  DVD only and jacket has the deck stack printed. You also receive a link to the music used in the performance.

How are the production values: One steady cam, Landon performs against a white backdrop with a blue table. Nice clear mic no background music.

Is it well taught: Landon teaches you two deck stacks one for a more technical flourish version and one for a straight forward version.
 
Storage? Does it "pack flat?"  DVD only, no gimmicked cards are needed.
 
Difficulty / Skill level required:  Performer must be adept at a variety of false shuffles and cuts.
 
How much arts and crafts are involved? none
 
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Yes, but you will need a table.
 
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
 
_____ Very Satisfied
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___X__ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion

+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuCQ1oK8-bM
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