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Been toying with the idea of trying different cards to Bicycles having bought a few dud decks recently (which is a big deal here in Tenerife as I have to import them in). Then Mr Nardi made me rethink it again having bought Limitless. Went to Card-Sharks site to look around re Phoenix cards. When I stumbled upon Sympathetic 10..... Am putting together a parlour show and have been looking for a real in your face, visual head scratcher with no (from specs point of view) chance of "jiggery pokery" on the part of the magician. Having watched a few vid of this effect and the comments here... Just ordered it. Just ordered a few cards as well to see if I will be jumping the dyke so to speak.

Will feedback my findings from a relatively inexperienced performers point of view when I get them all - the cards and Sympathetic 10.
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Mine arrived today
Brilliant routine easy to follow DVD and the prep fun to do
I will use David's suggestion instead of the fan xxxxx thanks for that David
Same result with no risk
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I've done this a number of times already... don't be afraid of the fan force.

I like the force because it gets another spectator involved, and it seems so fair.

Although I love David's suggestion, someone could think that you did some sleight of hand to change which card is reversed.

I say bolder is better. : )

Either way it's a great trick!
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On Jan 12, 2015, Tim Hannig wrote:
I've done this a number of times already... don't be afraid of the fan force.

I like the force because it gets another spectator involved, and it seems so fair.

Although I love David's suggestion, someone could think that you did some sleight of hand to change which card is reversed.

I say bolder is better. : )

Either way it's a great trick!



I actually agree. I too use the fan force Smile
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Our stock has arrived with us today in the UK and this lives up to all my expectations.

It's easy to do and a great package and DVD teaching.

You can check it out here http://www.saturnmagic.co.uk/new-magic/s......der.html
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TaDa! Mine arrived today, after an unexpected delay in shipping due to convention attendance by the mfg./distributors. First thoughts, very nice. Great subtleties in handling throughout. Great packaging and good production values (shakey/noisy cameras, etc., but whatever) and nice explanations and directions. Won't review until performed in real world, but this looks like a winner.

Now my question, which many will find absurd but those who know me know my passion towards music. Can anyone tell me what music is used while the menu screens, etc play? I don't wish to use it, I just like it. Perhaps someone at chard shark or even Saturn might be able to tell me.

Any response greatly appreciated.
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Funny you mention it, I also enjoyed the music used on the menu screens.
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Sympathetic 10 beautiful effect for parlour. The explanation is very clear and I also like the alternative force by David. Although I think it is stronger if people can see the actual card reversed. I wonder if there could be be another way of doing this without using the fan force. The fan force never looks very fair to me.
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I like that effect a lot but I don't like the fact that you have to force exact card with provided gimmick. Jorg is left handed and forcing that card is not very comfortable for right handed person.
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I demonstrated this effect at the recent conventions and NEVER failed with the Fan Force. Use it!!!!

The music I chose for the DVD is from Smartsound. I really like the way how you can choose a song and then even can edit the output. You can find it here:
http://www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-m......ed+Mind/
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Anyone know if the MMS Wonder Sealer is still being made? If you're going to perform this effect a lot, the sealer would come in handy. Just a thought.
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On Oct 30, 2014, ABK-Magic wrote:
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On Oct 29, 2014, dj wrote:
Jörg Alexander is a well known magician in Germany.
Jörg Alexader's Smpatetic 10 is a brilliant.


And his Ace Assembly routine exactly like this:
http://vimeo.com/97311307


Ohhh yes, this is brilliant too. I can highly recommend all of his books. Very clever and very good routines and effects.


where I could find it?
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After my parcel getting stuck in customs, I finally got my copy (with a few boxes of Phoenix Cards) about 2 weeks ago. As promised here is my review - remember its from a relatively inexperienced performers stand point.

The cards supplied are of great quality and the DVD is really good. The tuition, history and explanation is first class. If you didn't know about him or the trick before watching the DVD, you can really tell he has worked this effect extensively.

I more or less "got it" having watched it a couple of times. the ONLY thing that scared me was the F** !@#$*... For me it is very bold... with my lack of experience that kind of stuff doesn't half make me a bit edgy. Anyway I practised it all and gave it the usual spin with the other half... It got her 1st try without any problem, except the F** !@#$*... I think I telegraphed it a wee bit, and the patter to "get me out of the miss, didn't really go down well with her as she smelled a rat - She usually does - but once the reveal happened it threw her, even with my nervy F F. Why? Cause even though she smelled something "happened then" she couldn't get it to connect with what happened in the final reveal.

Last Saturday I performed it for the first time live with a "real" audience. After the usual table hopping at the restaurant, the usual thing happened with the "last table stragglers"... "Can you show us something else". So, in a impromptu "parlour setting" I did a mystery box routine then went into Sympathetic 10. It totally fried them, even got just under €30 in tips from doing it.

SInce then I have done it 7 times and it has fried every single time. I have only missed the FF once out of those 7 and it wasnt noticed a bit. It fried every single time.

Well worth the money.

On a seperate note... PHOENIX CARDS.

As I said previously, of late I have gotten a few dud boxes of bicycle cards and to further annoy me the latest box I ordered have a stupid graphic on the front of the box which, for me, cheapens things even more. out of that last brick 4 out of the 12 packets were crap.

The phoenix cards....... different class.... well cut, nice feel and both way faro's with no "breaking in". I will have to use them longer to confirm everything, but so far they remain in a "usable" state far longer than bicycle cards. Specs don't seem to care about the "different looking backs" either. The only problem is the gaffs I got for some of my favourite tricks. I am worried about the specs being suspicious if I swapped in bike just to do those tricks.

IMHO the quicker all the magic producers etc swap over to Phoenix cards the better.
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I purchased this recently at Blackpool and give it my highest recommendation will go straight into my A list.

I love his McDonald's aces routines but does anyone know if his books are available in English as this routine is explained in one of them.

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Yes, I think is is available as well, under Fant Ace tic or so. I can find out.
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Thanks Christian but I can't find it do you have a link

Barry
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Yes please ;-)
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Does anyone know if it's possible to buy just the cards or replacements?
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The effect is explained in the book by Flicking Fingers "The Book" Don't Forget to Point.
The cards can easily be made which is gone over, so you don't have to worry about buying cards as long as you have a deck.
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Swayne100 - I think it will take you a very, very long time to wear out those cards. Remember, you don't shuffle them so you're not wearing them out that way. As well, they're made by Card Shark and are high quality.

I suspect you could do the effect for years before having to look for replacements.

You should try to keep them clean, of course, so that they don't look out of place but that's easy.

Having said that, perhaps Christian will consider selling replacements for magicians who lose their cards or damage them somehow. What about it, Christian?
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Hi davidpaul$ : "The cards can easily be made which is gone over...".

Would you please develop ?

I asked Card-Shark if it was possible to get extra set of special cards... Said "yes"... for 6 euros each special card... :-(
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Hi davidpaul$ : "The cards can easily be made which is gone over...".

Would you please develop ?

I asked Card-Shark if it was possible to get extra set of special cards... Said "yes"... for 6 euros each special card... :-(


Although the cards are going to last a long time, that seems really expensive for a gaffed card. I can't see why they should cost that compared to other gaffs.
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On Mar 19, 2015, doiron wrote:
Swayne100 - I think it will take you a very, very long time to wear out those cards. Remember, you don't shuffle them so you're not wearing them out that way. As well, they're made by Card Shark and are high quality.

I suspect you could do the effect for years before having to look for replacements.

You should try to keep them clean, of course, so that they don't look out of place but that's easy.

Having said that, perhaps Christian will consider selling replacements for magicians who lose their cards or damage them somehow. What about it, Christian?


It is true that they will take years to wear out but a lot of pros like to have a spare of their working act
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Hi Rowland

"It is true that they will take years to wear out but a lot of pros like to have a spare of their working act"

It's one of the reason. The other one is that this effect doesn't let you the choice for the card to be turned out.
I contacted Card-Shark to propose new sets of cards in order to offer new possibilities. Christian Schenk answered : "amateur magicians show many tricks to a few people, while professionals show few trick to many people. Probably that is the reason why nobody ever mentioned anything. Smile "

I agree. I'm not a professional magician... But I think that - perhaps - even professional magician would appreciate to be able to perform this trick with the choice of an other card... Magicians working for cabarets, cruises, and so on.
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