Harry Robson has invested three decades of research and proving in the real world to reinvent the Roughing Sticks act. The stick itself feels hard in your hands and the hands of any participants who want to inspect it. It’s a great foil for skeptics in a street performance act or when you are playing to a small crowd.
Yet when you rub the surface of the stick against something like a card, it acts like a roughing fluid. The card then stay together in what are known as “Roughed Pairs. Though they are easily separated without any clumsy fumbling.
The Best part is that the roughing stick doesn’t leave any discernable residue on the cards or your hands. This leaves your cards believably clean and reusable. Which is very handy for times when you might be working multiple small groups during a street performance.
Card tricks that use rough pairs tend to be replayed over and over again through the course of multiple small group performances in a single night. These tricks are also the sort of gimmick that you need to practice repeatedly to get it right before you take it to the streets.
This roughing sticks kit from Harry Robson can create up to 150 Invisible Decks or more. This means you can reuse the deck through tons of practices and performances, confident that you are getting your money’s worth with ever use.