I read the recent review by Paul Cummins of Jamie Badman's 'Underground Change' and was left somewhat confused about whether it was recommended or not! The review seemed to spend a lot of time finding fault then finished by saying it was a good move. Would appreciate it if Paul or someone here who's bought the manuscript could help clarify whether this is considered to be a worthwhile purchase or not ?
I saw the vid clip on Jamie's web site and was very impressed - but had held back on buying the manuscript until I'd read a review - then when I read the Genii one, it seemed to spend an entire page tearing it to pieces for every reason under the sun yet concluded by saying it was a 'very good move'. As a result, I felt none the wiser. I've hung on for a review in Magic magazine but nothing's been printed there yet.
So what's the scoop ? Is the move any good ? Are there good effects in the booklet ? Is the one in the clip (www.underground-collective.co.uk
) explained ? If that's as good as it looks 'in real life', it's one of the best and most commercial effects I've seen for years - but Paul doesn't really go overboard about it; with good reason ? Or did he just not see the clip ?! Also, any idea if the Underground Change stuff is available on a video ? Looks the kind of thing that would be really nice to have taught in that way. One thing Paul says is the explanation is kind of fuzzy.
Richard - a suggestion - it would be really good if Genii reviews concluded by rating the product in some way. It would have saved a lot of confusion.
Anyway, please guys - the lowdown - is this thing worth $15 of my hard-earned money ?