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warren
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When working I never use a trick deck for want of a better word as pocket space is very important, that doesn't mean that I don't add a card to the deck every now and again but I've yet to find an effect I think is that strong that I'm willing to dedicate a whole deck to it, not yet anyway but never say never.

My question is aimed mainly at the workers out there,is there one particular effect that you consider so strong that your willing to dedicate a full deck to that one effect ?
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warren
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Thanks for the link much appreciated Smile as it was posted in the Gaffed & Funky rather than the workers section no wonder I missed haha......now to see if I can be converted Smile
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I think acaan
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Pre-Deck-Ability by Aldo Colombini. Found it on lybrary.com and well worth the $10.
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Up the Ante by Martyn Smith. (not sure about first name spelling).
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Yes, Up the Ante is superb! I've used it and the reactions are very strong. It also really gets the audience involved in the whole betting process. But you will need table space.
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Agreeing with mr-carl-magic. Because, (& again, Thanks to Mr. entity Smile , for providing me with the Si Stebbins', aka Mr. William Coffrin, "ACAAN" tutorial) it is so direct, & clean. It leaves my specs. STUNNED!

Also, love "Up the Ante." (Btw, greerj, Yes, the spelling is correct.) Hi Capt. Smile
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Where can this Si Stebbins' ACAAN be found? Sounds good
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I have to apologize. So Sorry! Ref: My above post, it should've been in 'Shuffled not Stirred.'

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Hi Greerj....you got the spelling correct!! Todsky, glad that you are loving it 😄 best martyn
Have you tried 'Up The Ante' yet?? The ultimate gambling demo....a self-working wonder! See the reviews here on the cafe.
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I have mainly carried one of the following along with normal deck on gigs;
- Trevor Duffy/Max Maven Phil Deck
- Joshua Jay Waltzin Cheek to Cheek
- Normal Cheek to Cheek
- Invisible Deck
- Memdeck
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MacDonald's Aces. I start with a few FASDIU tricks, put the deck in my coat pocket, pull out some coins and rope, and then come back to the pocket to pull out the MacD Aces deck as a closer.
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I have several decks that I think are worth it. Sometimes alone as a single card trick or perhaps after using a normal deck and switching at some point. A few that use on a regular basis are:
• Invisible Deck
• Brainwave
• Mastermind
• Mindpower
• My own open prediction deck
• Omni Deck (not really a deck, but the illusions is so - up until the end!)

I have a few others, but those are some of my favorites. Like I said, I might only bring along one of these and switch it in at some point.
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Some of these answers don't fit. The OP asked what *effect* (singular) and "dedicate a whole deck to it." By which I read him to mean what *single* effect is strong enough that you would use a special gaffed deck *just for that one trick alone.* (Sorry in advance to Dick Oslund for mixing up the nomenclature.)

I suggest Simon Aronson's "Red See Passover." Also Ed Marlo's "Think As I Think." (I don't know where to find these any more. Old age. Memory issues.) Oh, and Marlo's "Female." I'm sure there are other Marlo gems.

Think as I Think actually uses TWO gaffed decks, one of which is a roughed red-blue Mene-Tekel deck, a deck which I've never seen used by anybody for anything. I forget what the other deck is! Smile As well as the working of the trick. But it sure looked good when I read it--somewhere.
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Can you (or anyone) briefly describe the effect of Ed Marlo's "Think As I Think"? I'm intrigued, but a search has so far turned up nothing.
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Hi karnak,

Don't have it, but...

(Marlo's Magazine Vol. 1, pg. #208)

http://archive.denisbehr.de/list/book/22 (Scroll down, when you get to it, click the arrow on the right-hand side.)


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