Draven Reviews: Pulse Rate by Matt Mello

approvedTitle: Pulse Rate
Author: Matt Mello
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Reading Difficulty:  Easy
Notes:  PDF Download




A fun mentalism routine with a prediction that is 100% accurate every time.

From the fertile mind of Matt Mello comes Pulse Rate.  This is a creative use of a prediction effect that is simple to perform and can be done for a large audience with minimal props.  With Pulse Rate you can read a spectators aura well enough to know what their pulse rate is going to be before they take their pulse to confirm it!

The mechanics of this effect is pretty basic but applied in a way that Matt is sure has never been used before.  No nail writers, or switches involved.  You legitimately write down a prediction of the spectator’s pulse that will always be 100% accurate every time.

If you’re looking for a easy read then this PDF is ideal.  This isn’t a hard or long read.  Since the mechanics are so simple it frees the mentalist up to focus on his or her performance more than the intricate of what they are doing to make it work.

I gave this effect a try at work, and I had floored my coworker with it!  The reaction was pretty amazing for such a simple trick.  She screamed and refused to talk to me the rest of the morning!  This is a great addition to a mentalism routine, and with a little cold reading added in on top of it you could really convince someone you had god like powers in a short amount of time.

I love having access to material that I can do with next to no set up or props, and this is certainly one of those tricks!  Whether you do mentalism or mental magic this is a great little bit to add into your act.

When I give my product scores below I am measuring them on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 Being absolute the worst score possible, and 10 being the absolute best, making a score of five average. The four points that I grade upon is Product Quality, Teaching Quality, Readability and Overall Quality.

Product Quality: 7
Good price, good material.

Teaching Quality: 8
Short PDF file but it’s easy to understand and incorporate into your act.

Readability: 8
Easy read.

Over All Quality: 7
This is such a simple trick you can really focus on the performance, and to that extent you can ham it up to make it as strong or as weak as you need.

About William Draven

William Draven is a professional magician and sideshow performer living in Los Angeles, California. Follow him on Twitter at WilliamDraven or on facebook at www.facebook.com/thewilliamdraven
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