Ratoon Vol. 2 – Scott St Clair – Softbound

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See recent review from Paul Romhany – Vanish Magazine at the bottom of this page.

‘This is some of the most enjoyable mentalism I have ever read or tried. All of Scott’s books are to be savored and used. 5-star material, easily adaptable to anyone’s style. If occasional math frightens you, don’t let it — he holds your hand — and makes it as easy as 1 plus 1. I don’t know where Scott St. Clair has been all my life, but I am glad he is in it now. His material is very highly recommended, and used, by me.’ – Marc Salem

Scott St Clair is definitely “cooking” after his successful release of BloodSucker, the book-test that has become the 2nd all time selling book-test at Stevens Magic behind MOABT.  And also his previous Ratoon Vol. #1. which had an equally strong reception, he has released Ratoon Vol. #2.    Scott  has the respect of many of his peers who have provided testimonials including but not limited to Steve Drury, Neil Scryer, Marc Salem, Luca Volpe and others.  We at Stevens Magic have an affinity to recognize a prolific mind when we see it – Scott St Clair has it!

Ratoon 2 features more of Scott’s actual performance pieces – nine effects, six based around numbers and on essay. These effects are ALL suitable for the ‘real world’ and are simple and direct in approach.  There are no pipe-dreams, this is all workable mentalism.

Included in Volume 2:

  • NIPPIN —a double number routine.
  • Logo —an effect based on a popular brand logo.
  • M4trimony —a very unusual ‘match-up” effect.
  • Calendoku3 —a follow-up to Calendoko (featured in Ratoon Vol. #1).
  • Tri-Psy – a very interesting ‘Tarot’ effect where you display your abilities three times over!
  • Testify —a book test with a twist, using an ungimmicked book.
  • nCode —an amazing, hard-hitting PIN divination with a a difference.
  • Fauxtography – a photograph of psychic ‘energy’ – on a spectator’s LOCKED phone (whilst in their possession)!
  • Papa – a story telling effect that leaves your spectators speechless.

“Scott has the synapse necessary to understand what makes mentalism powerful… He acutely understands the power and know-how to make a connection. His thought process is calculated in a beautiful way from someone in the art that has a solid understanding of the fundamentals of mentalism. My prediction – his rise will continue for a long time.” Neal Scryer.

Hi Mark – As part of PSYCRETS, I obviously come across some great underground talent, and wanted to give you a “head up” about Scott St Clair” – Steve Drury. 

“I believe Scott’s work opens new dimensions for the Mentalist and every serious entertainer. Buy and savor it. 5-stars.” – Marc Salem 

“I’ve been purchasing unique exclusive magic for almost 40 years from Stevens Magic Emporium. I own every volume of The Greater Magic Library and always thought that series was the ultimate secret exclusive weapon. It was Joe Stevens who turned me onto Meir Yedid’s classic great WOW BOOK TEST which I have used for years to fool the big mouth know it all’s. I own dozens of of book tests and just received Scott St Clair”s Bloodsucker Book Test and in one word WOW! This is a great book test -stop reading this-and order it NOW!” As such I highly endorse Scott St. Clair – Harvey Leeds

Paul Romhany – Vanish Magazine

Scott St Clair is definitely “cooking” after his successful release of BloodSucker, the book-test that has become the 2nd all time selling book-test at Stevens Magic behind MOABT. And also his previous Ratoon Vol. #1. which had an equally strong reception, he has released Ratoon Vol. #2. Scott has the respect of many of his peers who have provided testimonials including but not limited to Steve Drury, Neil Scryer, Marc Salem, Luca Volpe and others. We at Stevens Magic have an affinity to recognize a prolific mind when we see it – Scott St Clair has it!
Ratoon 2 features more of Scott’s actual performance pieces – nine effects, six based around numbers and on essay. These effects are ALL suitable for the ‘real world’ and are simple and direct in approach. There are no pipe-dreams, this is all workable mentalism.
Included in Volume 2:
• NIPPIN —a double number routine.
• Logo —an effect based on a popular brand logo.
• M4trimony —a very unusual ‘match-up” effect.
• Calendoku3 —a follow-up to Calendoko (featured in Ratoon Vol. #1).
• Tri-Psy – a very interesting ‘Tarot’ effect where you display your abilities three times over!
• Testify —a book test with a twist, using an ungimmicked book.
• nCode —an amazing, hard-hitting PIN divination with a a difference.
• Fauxtography – a photograph of psychic ‘energy’ – on a spectator’s LOCKED phone (whilst in their possession)!
• Papa – a story telling effect that leaves your spectators speechless.

MY THOUGHTS:
This is an extremely smart book with some real gems in here. The material is not only very clever but also very practical. The book itself is 112 pages with nine routines ranging from a book test to cell phones. The great thing about this book is the effects can be done close-up or on stage or parlor, they are THAT versatile. If you are looking for really solid and audience tested mentalism then this book offers that and more. NIPPIN has become my favorite ‘unlocking’ cell phone effect which offers a unique twist where you touch your finger to the spectator’s finger and you unlock THEIR phone! The structure of this routine makes this an incredibly strong piece and it all happens on their phone. The first part of this routine is the spectator is able to unlock YOUR phone. This is the type of routine you can do anytime and using a borrowed phone. It’s the best version I’ve come across of this type of effect.

Another favourite is a routine called LOGO – this would make an excellent routine for trade-show workers using a companies name. In this case the reveal is LEGO but done in such a clever way using a calculator where you turn a random number chosen by the spectator upside down and it reveals the logo. One of the things I love about Scott’s material is that it can be a stepping stone to other ideas and routines.

There is a beautiful piece at the end of the book called PAPA. This is a great example of weaving a story with a strong piece of mentalism. The method is something we know however there are some additions that would really fool those who know it. I can see this being an extremely powerful piece of mentalism that would really leave an audience with a strong memory of the performance.

You will also learn a great way to do a one-handed switch of a billet. It’s so natural and by simply placing a billet in a spectator’s hand you switch it for another – all using one hand.

Testify is an incredible book test using a Harry Potter book. I have no idea how many books Scott must have gone through to get this working but it really is something very special, and one of the most unusual book tests I’ve seen.

I don’t know where Scott has been hiding all these years but I’m glad he has released some of his work. His thinking behind every routine or ‘tool’ he shares in this book shows somebody who definitely thinks outside the box. From being able to divine pin numbers, reveal a word in a book, to effects using a calendar, post-it-notes and photographs this book will have material every mentalist can use. I can’t wait to see what else Scott has coming out because I’ve become a huge fan. – Paul Romhany – Vanish Magazine

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