“I think Manos is a guy that is going to have a big name in Mentalism soon. This work is a very clever twist on the “which hand” principle that uses no gaffs or electronic, this is how mentalism should be!” – Luca Volpe
MindFX is very proud to introduce you to the work of Manos Kartsakis.
Manos Kartsakis is one of Europe’s finest underground creators who, up until now, has only shared his work with a very select few. In this, his very first commercial release for the mentalism community Manos will be sharing some of his most closely guarded routines based upon the ‘Which Hand’ plot.
Fans of Mark Elsdon’s ‘Tequila Hustler’ are sure to marvel over the new approaches that Manos offers, each of these utilising different methodology (with zero gimmicks required) to create the following effects –
Veritas (Only ONE question asked) –
The performer hands the spectator a small object. Whilst placing their hands behind their back, the spectator is instructed to hide the object in either hand. Despite being able to lie or tell the truth to any question, the mentalist is able to discern the location of the object with 100% accuracy.
Vox (A ZERO question approach) –
The performer hands the spectator a small object. Whilst placing their hands behind their back, the spectator is instructed to hide the object in either hand. This time no questions are asked at all. The spectator is instructed to say nothing out loud. This is a game that is played only in the spectator’s mind. With zero questions asked, the mentalist is able to discern the location of the object with 100% accuracy.
Verbalist (A super clean TWO spectator version) –
The performer instructs two spectators that one of them is to hide a small object in one of their hands while his back is turned. The spectators are also instructed to decide which one of them is going to play the role of the truth teller and which one is going to play the role of the liar.
All this happens secretly and the performer has no knowledge of any of this when he turns around to face the spectators. With only a couple of questions, the performer is able to determine the exact location of the object, as well as determining which roles (liar/truth teller) each of the spectators are playing.
Vice Versa (A multi-phased routine which is ideal for stage and cabaret) –
A bonus stage routine which uses the entire audience and culminates with several powerful reveals!