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Topic: Do as I do.
Message: Posted by: nyphoebe (Aug 28, 2010 11:48PM)
It's amazing! the reactions I get from this simple trick are priceless.
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 29, 2010 08:21PM)
Yes, 'Do As I Do' is one of classical masterpieces. Many magicians don't recognize how it's a good trick. Maybe it is because it uses two decks.

You can do the effect with one deck. Al Baker is the forerunner of the concept of using only one deck. But Japanese magician Hase created a wondeful presentation of 'Do As I Do' with one deck. His version is one of 10 tricks I perform most.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Aug 29, 2010 11:32PM)
Please enlighten me? Not familiar with it and would like to know more.....performance web site? Anythiing else? Domo Arragato Kato-san! Best, Bob
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Aug 31, 2010 11:19PM)
Folks, I'm enlightened. I found it in a Si Stebbens book. Best, Bob
Message: Posted by: writeall (Sep 1, 2010 02:41AM)
Here's a link: http://magic.about.com/od/libraryofsimpletricks/ss/012207do.htm
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Sep 1, 2010 09:38AM)
Writeall, I PMd you abut the effect...thanks for your reply....bob
Message: Posted by: zcore13 (Sep 3, 2010 12:40AM)
There was a "do as I do" card trick I used to do about 15 years ago. I can't remember how it was performed now though. It used 2 decks and had the same shuffling of the other persons cards like the basic "do as I do", but it was more than just one card was found to be the same. I believe it was a series of 3 or 4 cards were chosen by the spectator and then by the magician and all turned out to be exact.

Does anyone know this one? This was one of the best tricks I ever performed. Everyone was always stunned.
Message: Posted by: magicdano (Sep 9, 2010 12:53AM)
Hideo, can you please direct me to a reference for the one deck Do As I Do you recommend?
Thanks, Magicdano@aol.com
Message: Posted by: Sagar (May 27, 2011 06:26AM)
There's an amazing one deck version of Do as I Do in one of the ebooks that Peter Duffie has put out which - I think it is his "The Card Addict" - has loads of great stuff in there.The name of the trick is called "Make Mine a Double". A spec selects a card for you and a card for him/herself and the 2 are twins - same color, same number/court value but different suit!!
Message: Posted by: Turk (May 27, 2011 11:32AM)
On 2010-09-09 01:53, magicdano wrote:
Hideo, can you please direct me to a reference for the one deck Do As I Do you recommend?
Thanks, Magicdano@aol.com

There is a one deck version in "Scarne on Card Tricks" within the first 20 effects in the book. As I recall, the effect is one where the two "mates" (i.e., the two red 7s, the two black queens, etc.) are found.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 27, 2011 02:28PM)
If you like the do as I do effect and your looking for a version that uses just one deck of cards you should check out Balducci as I Balducci by John Carey infact if memory serves correct he actually put it up for free in the secrets section.
Message: Posted by: harvini2 (Jun 23, 2011 08:48AM)
It is Great
Message: Posted by: magictaffy (Jun 23, 2011 02:06PM)
Take a look at Wizard Product Review 1.6.11 around 6 mins in, shows Craig performing Balducci as I Balducci, excellent!
Message: Posted by: duanebarry (Jul 5, 2011 11:16AM)
Useful link to Lawrence O's great bibliography of Do As I Do effects:

Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Jul 5, 2011 09:59PM)
Nick Trost's Subtle Card Creations series has a TON of great Do As I Do variants that are well worth your time. I agree with nyphoebe that even the original effect still is a STRONG effect. This simple effect has SO many presentational angles and deserves its status as a classic plot in card magic.

Message: Posted by: Mike Maturen (Jul 8, 2011 07:23AM)
A two-deck version can also be found on page 44 of the Mark Wilson Complete Course in Magic book.
Message: Posted by: DaveS (Jul 12, 2011 09:37AM)
The movie "Magic" features Anthony Hopkins performing "Do As I Do" for Ann Margret. Very powerful impact! ;-)

Message: Posted by: thelearner (Aug 9, 2011 07:17AM)
I love this one! As a beginner, it's simple to do, but as I've got better I've added other bits in to make it more entertaining and confusing. I'd like to see it performed by a professional. Any favourites?
Message: Posted by: alibaba (Aug 9, 2011 12:59PM)
Harry Lorayne has a great version of "do as I do" in Close Up Card Magic. It's called, I believe, "Automatic Mindreading". Such a simple, cunning variation yet it will baffle everyone.
Message: Posted by: thelearner (Aug 9, 2011 04:58PM)
I'll have to give that one a look. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: papawemba (Aug 10, 2011 03:02AM)
Yes "Automatic Mindreading" is really good !
It is very similar in effect to Daniel Madison "Blind".

Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Aug 11, 2011 01:05AM)
Has anyone tried out "Cards of Coincidence" from Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic? How does it play?
Message: Posted by: Count Zapik (Feb 17, 2021 10:31AM)
There is a version using only four cards, where the magi demonstrates a series of moves which the spectator copies using their own set of four cards. Despite both starting from the same position the spectator keeps on having one card face up in their packet, whilst the magicians are all face down. The effect is repeated using a second spectator who follows the magician, cards in hand and manages to replicate the magicians moves~ to much humour and to the chagrin of the first spectator. Anyone know the routine to which I am referring? I have it in hand written notes somewhere, but seem to have misplaced them ;-((((
Message: Posted by: cigmas (Feb 17, 2021 04:39PM)
It's called Vernon's Variant and is in Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic. There are several versions around including one by Johnny Thompson on one of his DVD and one (I think) by Karrel Fox.
Message: Posted by: cigmas (Feb 17, 2021 04:47PM)
Sorry! That last reference should be Milton Kort not Karrel Fox. It is called Off Color Do as I Do and was published in Swami, vol. 1, No. 2, 1972
Message: Posted by: Count Zapik (Feb 18, 2021 05:53AM)
Thanks for the info cigmas. You are spot on. I have looked up both references and they are exactly what I was looking for. What a great resources the magic Café can be. Many thanks
PS. I have sent you a private message
Message: Posted by: dj (Feb 18, 2021 12:42PM)
See David Williamson with his version
(start at 4:53):
Message: Posted by: Count Zapik (Feb 19, 2021 03:12AM)
That's the one, sure enough.
Thanks for the link dj.
Works well with Jumbo cards~. It's a little impromptu gem ;-))))