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Topic: "Impossible", ala Larry Jennings!
Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Feb 8, 2002 04:42PM)
Hey, this is a great routine!

Do any of you currently do this in your act?

Let me know what you think of it!

I ran across this yesterday and have been having a blast with it!

Steve
Message: Posted by: hobbymagic (Feb 8, 2002 05:02PM)
I don't have an official act, but I do perform for friends etc. at social functions. I have done, impossible, several times and it gets a great reaction.
Message: Posted by: UpclseNprsnl (Feb 8, 2002 05:48PM)
Is there any website that you know of where I could see 'Impossible' done on video like realplayer or Quicktime or one of those types of videos? I would really like to see the trick. Not the secret, just the effect. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Sir Atfus (Feb 8, 2002 08:33PM)
I don't think this effect is a marketed item, at least I haven't seen it as a single item. I learned it from the Ammar Easy To Master Series. Those videos are great!
Message: Posted by: Gianni (Feb 8, 2002 08:51PM)
It's also in the Classic Magic of Larry Jennings.

Gianni
Message: Posted by: Alewishus (Feb 9, 2002 12:56PM)
Classic Magic of Larry Jennings is a great book.
Message: Posted by: magicboy111 (Feb 9, 2002 02:40PM)
I think I have heard of this effect, but have forgoten it. Could you give the effect please...

Thanks,

Corey
Message: Posted by: Geoff Williams (Feb 11, 2002 01:06PM)
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On 2002-02-09 15:40, magicboy111 wrote:
I think I have heard of this effect, but have forgotten it. Could you give the effect please...
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Corey,

Effect: Spectator selects a card and puts it back into the deck (using a series of shuffling and cuts). Performer cuts the cards (recapping what has transpired). Spectator spells IMPOSSIBLE from the top of the deck and ends right on their card.

Very nice impromptu effect (Note: the deck must be a complete 52-card deck in reasonable condition to utilize a crimp).
Message: Posted by: hobbymagic (Feb 11, 2002 01:50PM)
Comment on note in previous response. I didn't see why a full deck was absolutely required. So I tried it with a 50 card deck and it worked just fine. This is just a detail and not that important. However it is a great trick to do with a borrowed deck.
Message: Posted by: charliemagic (Feb 11, 2002 02:42PM)
I use this a lot.
However, I changed things around so I use my name 'CharlieMagic' instead of 'Impossible'.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Apr 30, 2002 09:45AM)
I use this all the time and would recommend it highly. The Ammar tapes are probably the best source as the other routines are killer.