Draven Reviews: Nova by Avi Yap

approvedTitle: Nova

Artist: Avi Yap

Producers: Skymember

Link: Available At Your Favorite Murphy’s Magic Dealer


Demo Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzCC-Wq_qLA

Retail Price: $24.95 USD

Learning Difficulty: Difficult

Length of DVD:  1:40:00 (Approx.)



Move Monkeys are going to love this DVD!  An incredibly beautiful principle that is as finicky and move knacky as it is pretty.  The applications of Nova are many fold.  Just the color change alone is beautifully visual and damn near impossible for the spectator’s mind to work around. It looks like real magic!  Everything that can be done with Nova all revolves around Shreko Howard’s pop out move.  A card flourish that pops a card out from the middle of the deck.  With the right practice though Nova can become quite a versatile little miracle maker.  The only drawback is that you’re going to need to practice!  This isn’t a trick you’re going to be doing five minutes after watching the DVD.  But it is pretty, and it is well worth it!  I HIGHLY recommend you check out Avi Yap’s Nova!



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, Sound & Video Quality and Overall Quality.


Product Quality:  8

Good price, stunning piece of magic.  Difficult to learn.


Teaching Quality:  8

Difficult to learn, but not impossible.  Well taught.


Video & Sound Quality: 8

Good video and sound quality.


Overall Quality: 8

For a single principle DVD, the applications of Nova are limitless.  It’s well worth the time to invest in learning how to perform the move.


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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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