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Yes, I believe it is. I did this last night at a party and got audible ooh's and aah's. A wonderful routine.

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On 2011-04-02 06:20, joseph wrote:
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On 2011-03-09 00:26, alibaba wrote:
Has no one mentioned Ultimate Carte Folles by JP Vallarino? I've been working on this incredibly beautiful routine for a month now and it's a joy, a wonderful routine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BjK_n7UHwE


Is that the same as his Wild Card routine? ...
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Two Absolute Killers:

1. Twins (Bro John)
2. Dr Daley's last trick using the gemini count (bro john hamman's count)

Most of Bro John's packet tricks are excellent. Im sure you will find some favorites in his book. I recommend you check it out for good packet tricks.
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Just discovered John Guastaferro's Intuition/Out of the Blue. Mini-Hofinzer, backs change, and Reset all combined. Done with ordinary cards. Will take work to perfect.
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I actually prefer Double Back (Jon Allen) to NFW. With the latter, I have had people asking me why can't they see the "four jokers" face up in the beginning. The former has cleaner mechanics and the handling can be masked up more effectively (for me at least). Both are great killers when performed right, I just find DB a bit more seamless.
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I'm partial to B'Wave, Entourage, and a few Nick Trost items you have to make up yourself from his first book.
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I followed some of the advice on page 4 of this thread. I did Color Monte after culling the cards from a regular deck. Didn't go over very well. Not sure what the problem was. Help.
by EVILDAN....
"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
PM me for more info.
"Zombie Town" - a packet effect about how a small town turned into zombies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
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EVILDAN,

Do you have success with this trick otherwise? Although I'm not much for toting packets, I do carry Color Monte with me--I don't use cards from the deck. My final reveal is a bright green facer. I actually don't think I would perform this trick without it--it's such a stunner, and the ridiculous color contributes a lot to that moment. If you're using ungaffed cards, and not getting the response you want, I would suggest trying using a brightly colored card and see if it makes a difference.
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On 2011-04-04 10:35, greymagick wrote:
I actually prefer Double Back (Jon Allen) to NFW. With the latter, I have had people asking me why can't they see the "four jokers" face up in the beginning. The former has cleaner mechanics and the handling can be masked up more effectively (for me at least). Both are great killers when performed right, I just find DB a bit more seamless.
Agreed. I always found the handling of NFW a problem.
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Id have to pick Wild Card I guess that was the first effect I performed as a grown up
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On 2011-05-14 07:25, Phil J. wrote:
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On 2011-04-04 10:35, greymagick wrote:
I actually prefer Double Back (Jon Allen) to NFW. With the latter, I have had people asking me why can't they see the "four jokers" face up in the beginning. The former has cleaner mechanics and the handling can be masked up more effectively (for me at least). Both are great killers when performed right, I just find DB a bit more seamless.
Agreed. I always found the handling of NFW a problem.


There is a method to show all four jokers at the beginning, but I've never used it.

I've done NFW hundreds of times and I've never had someone trace back and ask why they couldn't see all four jokers at the beginning.

One packet trick I've seriously underestimated is Duplicity. I'm not sure why I thought this way, but I never thought it would get great reactions or replace any of the packet tricks I do. I've done it a couple times in the last few weeks and it just absolutely FRIES people. Incredible effect.
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Corner of Piccadilly by Paul Gordon is excellent! Fast, instant reset, examinable at the end, two sleights (elmsley count and DL), and it is easy for anyone to understand.

I keep the cards in my wallet.
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Damian, I was just joking around about culling the Color Monte cards from a regular deck.

I perform this all the time and it kills. And it kills me how many people have NOT seen this trick even though it's supposedly the best selling packet trick of all time.
by EVILDAN....
"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
PM me for more info.
"Zombie Town" - a packet effect about how a small town turned into zombies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
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On 2011-03-09 00:26, alibaba wrote:
Has no one mentioned Ultimate Carte Folles by JP Vallarino? I've been working on this incredibly beautiful routine for a month now and it's a joy, a wonderful routine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BjK_n7UHwE

At the site where it's for sale, the ad says: "You can leave the cards for examination"
Can that be right?
http://www.artecoproductions.com/ultimat......ino.html
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On 2011-06-15 04:24, writeall wrote:
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On 2011-03-09 00:26, alibaba wrote:
Has no one mentioned Ultimate Carte Folles by JP Vallarino? I've been working on this incredibly beautiful routine for a month now and it's a joy, a wonderful routine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BjK_n7UHwE

At the site where it's for sale, the ad says: "You can leave the cards for examination"
Can that be right?
http://www.artecoproductions.com/ultimat......ino.html


Watch the clip again and you'll answer your own question, at least if you've ever performed any version of Wild Card. Beautiful sequence of moves though.
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On 2011-03-03 02:14, PaulPacific wrote:
About packet tricks, The Amazing Kreskin once said to me, "Don't anybody show me a card trick-especially if it comes in a little plastic wallet!"


I can't see that has anything to do with the thread, but perhaps someone tried to show him one when he was trying to find his paycheck (or after he failed to find his check and was in a bad mood).

Paul.
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Strictly speaking, not a packet trick since it uses postcards, but I really like Doug Higley's "3 No Evil".
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On 2011-06-15 10:51, Paul wrote:
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On 2011-06-15 04:24, writeall wrote:
At the site where it's for sale, the ad says: "You can leave the cards for examination"
Can that be right?


Watch the clip again and you'll answer your own question, at least if you've ever performed any version of Wild Card. Beautiful sequence of moves though.


Well, the answer I came up with was "No, they cannot examine the cards." But, I was willing to be wrong. I'm a fan of Tommy Wonder's version.
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Back in March, I asked Arteco about the examination of the cards and it here is their response:

"As per the card examination, there are two methods explained in the DVD, so I will correct the description. I do not want to have the people being confused."

They never did change the description.
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What a great thread! I'm still going with Alex Elmsley's Dazzle - the only thing is it's not examinable at the end. I would love to make this "fractal" as John Bannon puts it. Let me see if I can work something out Smile.

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Another vote for Darwin Ortiz's "Jumping Gemini" (Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table, pg 141). Sooooo much magic using only four ungimmicked cards. Makes you feel powerful, like Thor. Or Loki. Or at least one of the Weasleys.
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