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Bob G
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Dear Magicians,



I just happened on Gypsy Monte on the web and loved it. I was pleased to discover that I already own the DVD on which Wilson performs and teaches the trick. But he goes through the explanation so fast that I'm having trouble following the moves. (I've been studying magic for under two years. I've been practicing the small packet DL for Color Monte, so *that* helps a bit...) Does anyone know of detailed, written instructions?



Some threads here suggest that Wison explained his Gypsy Monte in some lecture notes, but I haven't been able to track them down. He also marketed the effect, but I can't find that either. On Penguin it's listed as out of stock, and one reviewer seemed to hint that the instructions weren't very detailed.


I imagine I can get most of the sleights by watching the dvd over and over, but I thought someone might at at least know a reference for what Wilson calls the "tres arriba" count, which he says is more natural than the usual alignment move. He says he discovered the move but later found that J K Hartman had discovered it before him. So... Does anyone know what Hartman called the move and where he published it?


Failing all that, a brief PM describing the move would be appreciated.


Thanks for whatever help people can offer.


Regards,


Bob
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Hey Bob,

If it's the same thing, he released a separate trick with Tarot cards and written instructions. I'd have to go through the instructions to be sure. I had heard it was going to be updated and released with new cards, but nothing yet.

Tom
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Thanks, Tom. I'm sure it's the same thing. If you ever have time to look at the instructions, I'd be curious whether he goes into any detail on his "Tres Arriba" false count.


Bob
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Bearing in mind that the small packet double,( which is almost self working with three cards ), is the only sleight you need in order to perform the "Tres Arriba" count, just relax, re-run the explanation on the DVD ( which is more than adequate ) and you should have no trouble learning it.
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Thanks, Nicholas. I wasn't clear to me the DL was the heart of the count. My three-card DL is reasonably good, so I'll take your advice.


Bob
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