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SIX
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Hey Guys,

Been playing with the Cheek to Cheek recently for whatever reason and wondered if anyone saw, or know of any cool ideas utilizing it
?

THANKS,

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For what it was supposed?
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Joshua Jay has a great routine which combines 'Cheek to Cheek' with 'Anniversary Waltz'. The routine is called 'Waltzing Cheek to Cheek' and you can get it from Vanishing Inc Magic. Without a doubt, one of the best fusion effects out there.

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Marty it is cool, I personally don't like taking away from one strong piece of magic with another. I find it like ending abitious card with a color changing deck, sure its cool, but does one take away from the other? Thanks for bringing it up, I totally forgot about it. Might have to look back at it.
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See Bob Sheets' take on Eddie Fields' effect, Dropsy Diddle. The Sheets' version is called Zinger and can be found in Jon Racherbaumer's The Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields pgs.73-76.

Sheets released the effect commercially as Gotcha!, complete with DVD and all props.

As the saying goes, after performing this effect, put the cards away...nothing can follow it!
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@SIX, I see your point. With such a strong second effect, there is a real danger that your audience will forget what happened beforehand. This can be overcome with a clear presentation that implants "key images" into the minds of those watching, so that they remember more accurately what transpired.
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On 2011-05-25 09:14, martyjacobs wrote:
Joshua Jay has a great routine which combines 'Cheek to Cheek' with 'Anniversary Waltz'. The routine is called 'Waltzing Cheek to Cheek' and you can get it from Vanishing Inc Magic. Without a doubt, one of the best fusion effects out there.

Marty


Gotta love the demo with Joshua Jay - for lots of good reasons Smile

This looks very cool thanks for the tip.

BTW - does the Joshua Jay version need the typical cheek to cheek g****d deck that I already own?
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Waltzing Cheek to Cheek is definitely one of my favourite effects!! The best thing for me: you have instantly a reset for the next table- if you're doing table-hopping (btw you can even perform it without a table at all ) -no preparation is needed. I would recommend it as a closer of your performance too.

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Bblumen, I was just at Dinner with him recently, next time he is in NY I will make sure to ask him , thanks!

Marty, glad I made sense! lol
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I like R Paul Wilson's Spectrum his version of Cheek to Cheek


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On 2011-05-25 01:32, CardMaker wrote:
For what it was supposed?


If you want to impress other magicians with how clever you can be with a standard gimmicked deck, one could spend years refining patter,adding kickers,and combining other clever bits of business. However,sometimes it's much more economical and satisfying to both the performer and the audience when an effect is performed in it's purest and most fundamental format. This is not to imply that I discourage creativity, but rather my encouragement of performing an already creative piece of magic the way it was intended. The Cheek to Cheek deck is a killer gaffed deck and I personally have used it in a variety of venues...I have also attempted to add little touches to it that I assumed would make it a more magical experience,but discovered that keeping it pure and simple gets the best reactions...at least for me.
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Peppermeat, you are right, but as artist we can not give up and just say an effect is perfect the way it is. There is always ways for improvement especially with this kind of effect where first reactions, at times, could be to grab the deck in disbelief.

I just saw Blaine, do something with this kind of deck and wow, totally took it to a whole different level.

Im just looking for a spark that may ignite the flame Smile

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@saysold1, yes 'Waltzing Cheek to Cheek' uses the standard gaffed deck.

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I understand and respect your perspective Six...please keep me posted on your progress. I'll try to jog my memory and share a couple of ideas I used with the Cheek to Cheek deck.
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I agree, Spectrum/Technicolor cheek to cheek is a good one by Paul Wilson.
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"Cheek to Cheek" deck---originally marketed by U.F. Grant (just giving credit where due)
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Whose version of the trick uses half faced cards?
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Hey, thanks for turning me onto this! Ten bucks for a download for a nice effect like this is not too bad. I owned a Cheek to cheek deck decades ago that I had purchased from Tannen's magic, back when they were Lou Tannen's. (Back in the 70's)

I no longer have that deck. And I don't remember the construction of it. But I wonder if the download instructs you how to construct your own gimmicked deck, or does he advise you to purchase one? (Which would surely add to the ten dollar charge for the download.)
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I am seriously thinking of downloading this for use when I start doing restaurant work. But before I do, I have a couple of questions.

I am a physical condition in my hands called Dupytren's Contracture which reduces the mobility of my hands and fingers. I find palming, etc very difficult anymore.

Does this trick (for those of you who perform it) require any type of sleights that I might find difficult?

Feel free to PM me if you don't want to answer in an open forum.

Thanks in advance.
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X Marks the Spot is also another great trick using Cheek To Cheek principle.

If you want a clean one then get Triumph with Oz Pearlman.
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On 2011-07-09 09:22, Mike Maturen wrote:
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Does this trick (for those of you who perform it) require any type of sleights that I might find difficult?





No. Not if you can riffle shuffle.
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Christian Engblom has some sneaky stuff with it in Fat Brothers DVD vol.2

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On 2011-07-09 09:22, Mike Maturen wrote:
I am seriously thinking of downloading this for use when I start doing restaurant work. But before I do, I have a couple of questions.

I am a physical condition in my hands called Dupytren's Contracture which reduces the mobility of my hands and fingers. I find palming, etc very difficult anymore.

Does this trick (for those of you who perform it) require any type of sleights that I might find difficult?

Feel free to PM me if you don't want to answer in an open forum.

Thanks in advance.


if you are talking about walzing cheek to cheek,then no...its qute easy,no difficult sleights at all.
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