Luke Jermay has kindly written up his planned routine for STREETWISE which he calls 'The Knowledge'. The routine cleverly uses additional map books which could be from any cities around the world as well as some typical Jermay touches to take it up a level. I will certainly be employing some of these touches to my own routine.
I have decided to include Luke's routine with the instructions I send out for future purchases and I have sent the routine to as many of you who have already purchased. However some may have purchased via Alakazam direct and I don't have your email. If this is the case please contact me with proof of purchase and I will email Luke's routine to you. It's all free don't worry. :-)
Here is a snippet from Luke's introduction to his routine, where he very kindly speaks highly of STREETWISE. (Why else would I post this ;-)
"I had first seen John perform his routine during the taping of his second DVD project with Alakazam Magic and was instantly a fan.
One major reason for my fondness for Johns effect stems from the fact that despite the fact the book operates with the mechanical methods we associate with a book test it is not a book test in the perception of those watching. I have in the past written about my general dislike for book tests, so seeing John perform his StreetWise routine was a refreshing experience as it felt like something very removed from the normal run of book tests we see and in the process pretty much removed most of my concerns about classical book test style routines.
StreetWise provides a logical reason for the introduction of a book. In a normal book test we see the performer ask a spectator to think of a word, however for some unknown reason they are handed a reference tool for this taxing task in the form of a novel. Often we see justifications in performance however I can not imagine that anyone thinks anything other than its a trick book in my mind the task of thinking of a single word is so simply, so immediately undertaken by everyone in the room and so easy to do without the need for a reference tool of any type that no amount of justification is going to work around this inbuilt conceptual problem with the traditional book test. What John has done with StreetWise is cleverly circumnavigate this problem, he has realized that the nature of a reference tool is at the heart of all book tests but rarely are they required.
By switching the content of the book in use to a genuine, real and easily accepted reference tool, an A-Z book of street maps, he has in my mind successfully justified the introduction of the book.
The other thing that strikes me about seeing John perform the routine is the fact that while we are seeing methods from the world of book tests at no point does it feel this way. Rather we are seeing an imaginary trip, the focus of the reveal never really being at the street name itself, but rather the focus being framed around this piece of information as John reveals details that seemingly exist only within the mind of the spectator as they take an imagined journey around the streets of London....... "