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Harry Lorayne
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I just received a call (admittedly from a fan - who keeps telling me, as do many others, to ignore the trolls because I make them feel "less small" if I respond). He asked, "I went over this entire thread. It's all about forces. What in the world did/does your wonderful impromptu linking card effect have to do with forces?" Ya' got me.

People who spout silly, stupid, senseless, obviously jealousy-ridden words are jealous enough to think their stupidities, silliness, jealousies, "fit" anywhere. Including that post about my Best Ever Impromptu Linking Card Effect in a thread that's obviously and only about card forces - tells you something about the poster, doesn't it? What an unhappy person he must be.

Of course, you may laugh just as the troll's wife did, but who knows? you may want to learn it and use/perform it for the rest of your magic life, as literally thousands of others did.

Oh, if you don't know my linking card routine - that's why I'm updating in my upcoming book, AND FINALLY! Boy! I sure do love it when trolls give me plug opportunities!
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Ricardo Delgado
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On Jun 14, 2018, Terrible Wizard wrote:
Ricardo:
"Let me shuffle".
True. But they also, in the exact same way, want to pick the card and return in in their own way and in their own hands too.
Something has to give.
We either control the pick, the return, or the shuffle. IMHO Smile


Agreed. But each trick, by how it's constructed, will demand specific characteristics from specific controls. I made up an example where, in my opinion, to shuffle (after the pass) would not be the best approach. But we have other methods to deal with each of those phases (the pick, the return and the shuffle), and to make the one that is important to the method look as fair/unsuspecting as possible.

The main point of my last post is that follow the pass with a shuffle is not a rule. In some instances it can be an advantage to the method, but in other situations it may even be harmful.
helder
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Gilles Couture Swing Cut Control. I use it with Tommy Wonder Ricochet technique.
Cain
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Pseudo-duplicates are my favorite, but difficult to shoehorn into most methods.
Ellusionst discussing the Arcane Playing cards: "Michaelangelo took four years to create the Sistine Chapel masterpiece... these took five."

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes: "You know Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well, mine are even worse!"
Ricardo Delgado
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If I understand what you mean by pseudo-duplicates, then you'll like some ideas from "The Secrets of So Sato".
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I've been meaning to check out his stuff. I loved Bushfire Triumph.
Ellusionst discussing the Arcane Playing cards: "Michaelangelo took four years to create the Sistine Chapel masterpiece... these took five."

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes: "You know Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well, mine are even worse!"
Ricardo Delgado
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Speaking of his book and controls, on the first trick in the book he makes a very interesting control. It's not described, but I clearly remember his performance.

Does anyone know the name? It's the control he uses on his "Magic Slap" card production.
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The Clip Steal is a technique that is related to palming.
The idea of clipping a card in this position comes from Hatton & Plate’s book Magician’s Tricks, How They’re Done, published in 1910. The technique is from books by Ed Mario and Ken Krenzel.

Quote from the book.
Ricardo Delgado
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Yep, but it's not the clip steal I'm talking about. It' the one that gets the card to the top of the deck in the first place.

Watch the performance on the dvd.
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On Jun 5, 2018, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Been "ridiculous" for about 80 years!! - Doing double undercut and overhand injog shuffles to "lose" a selected card.

Harry, thank you. The fact that others chose to troll my response means nothing; unfortunately it's why I don't post here or elsewhere very often. But the fact that you took the time to reply and back me up means everything. I was just answering the question. It's what I do; it's what works for me. And if it's what Harry Lorayne does too then I am very happy to continue being "ridiculous". Thank you.
debjit
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Invisible palm or Sloppy Dribble Control
Rachmaninov
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Helder,
Where can I find this Gilles Couture control ?
magicthree
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I have seen it written up in Apocalypse
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On Jul 11, 2018, Rachmaninov wrote:
Helder,
Where can I find this Gilles Couture control ?


In Gary Ouellet - Close Up Illusions page 230
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