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THEGUY26 (Will Swanson)
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Jay Sankey has some nice torn and restored card effects.
Douglas.M
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For elegance, Garcia's Torn is beautiful if a bit angley. Of the piece by piece restoration effects, it's one of the best.

For the "worker" though (like a table hopper), I highly recommend John Mendoza's Ultimate Torn and Restored Card. It is practical, has a great climax, and offers lots of opportunity for audience interaction.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3PPMObSaI

I believe this routine is on Mendoza's "My Best" DVD vol.3

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Steve Haynes
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I do my own version, but out of all the t&r's on the market, Torn looks the best to me, as you see a lot of magic in a short time.
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I use reparation. It is difficult so you need lots of practice. I know you want the simplest version, so this might not be it. But it is extremely visual if you are willing to put in the practice.
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Have a look at the first trick in the Stranger Card section of Expert Card Technique.
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I also started out doing J.C. Wagner's verson from 7 secrets. He even has a version that can be done with jumbo cards. I've practiced Garcia's, and it's fun to do, but I'm not ready to perform it for laymen.
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Check out TnR by Mathieu Bich on Theory 11.
sean_mh
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Silly as it may seem, I have gotten quite good reactions from the TnR in Mark Wilson's Complete Course.



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As mentioned prior I am a super fan of torn... Super visual and not much of a knuckle buster. I'm not sure what would be good for walk around- I feel torn could work.
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Gustaf
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Torn by Daniel Garcia is not too hard and only qeruires a 20 sec setup. Perfect for me!
Cameron Francis
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My very angle friendly and easy to do piece by piece T&R will be released at some point this year. It's good for strolling or restaurant work.
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Can you put up a demo or your effect ////
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Jim Hazen
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Torn is a wonderful effect, but it is angley . Danny Garcia is a great teacher and I enjoy his work very much.
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Everyone is on about dan garcias torn, but have not mentioned Yves Doumergue's version which was realeased way before garcias, and is virtually the same but I feel is a bit better. Also some other extra bits on the dvd. But if you are after an easy effect mate I would maybe stay clear and learn jc wagners torn and restored. It is on a Michael Ammar dvd easy to master card miracles, and is also an excellent dvd to get.Check out LLPUB.COM for the dvd. It is a good un. all the best on the hunt.
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And what about the legend "Torn Asunder", performed by David Copperfield, and developed (I think, is there somebody who can confirm?) by Chris Kenner and David Williamson?
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mMofqlS3g

Personally, I do the Williamson's T&R: it is not a piece-by-piece restoration, which is impressive but without surprises, and no motivation (Why I have to torn that card if I want to restore it? Is it to say "I can do that!"?).
Williamson's torn and restored transposition is motivated, full of surprises, and I like the method, which is "simple".

And now, Mathieu Bich (a french guy, cocorico...) as developed a piece-by-piece version, where the card changes at the end. I don't like this final (Spectators: "Oh, the card changed, so it is not the torn one you restored?!"), but for magicians, it is quite stunning!
(You have some references on theory11...)
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