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Topic: Linking Cards
Message: Posted by: James Washer (May 21, 2002 02:56PM)
I remeber seeing David Copperfield perform a linking card routine on one of his specials. Does anyone have any resources?

Thanks In Advance,
Bama Gambler ;)
Message: Posted by: Paul (May 21, 2002 04:44PM)
This is Paul Harris's effect which can be found in THe Art of Astonishment books.

Paul Hallas.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (May 21, 2002 11:04PM)
I have been doing that card illusion for years. It is great to learn. It is called the "Immaculate Connection"

A magician in Germany (I can't think of his name)instead of placing the card onto the table to link them, he places the card between his teeth and links them.

Message: Posted by: Thomas Hudecsek (May 22, 2002 12:14AM)
i learned immaculate conection just from watching the routine (copperfields) over and over in slow motion. i did not buy the book, for learning.

important: donīt let the peaces on the table after finishing the show. they will figure it out.

thomas :bwink:
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (May 22, 2002 12:16AM)
Also in Art of Astonishment there is a great linking piece called Osmosis... it looks great and within the routine you dispose of the thing that makes it work.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Quinn (May 22, 2002 03:21AM)
I also learned Immaculate Connection from watching the Copperfield video in slo-mo, but I later bought the routine and was glad I did -- it has some finesses I wouldn't have picked up on otherwise. Beside the AoA book, the routine is also available as an individual manuscript, and shows up on eBay pretty regularly for under $5.

Message: Posted by: cardstain (May 22, 2002 02:20PM)
Paul Harris has three versions in his AoA books. Although the Osmosis is not of his creation, it is a beautiful linking card routine with only two cards and no extra bits or pieces. Highly recommended.

Message: Posted by: Stephen Long (May 22, 2002 11:03PM)
Here's another vote for osmosis.
It is one of my all time favourite card effects.

It's another of those effects where the cards are used as objects.
In other words, the point is that they link and shouldn't be able to; the fact that they happen to be cards is purely incidental.

It can be performed completely impromptu as well.
Always a bonus.

Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (May 23, 2002 12:08AM)
I agree, Step. I sometimes wish I hadn't stopped practicing it because it's an amazing effect. It does take some work to figure out all the configurations, but it's well worth and kind of looks like a strange piece of art when linked.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 23, 2002 02:09AM)
This is a great linking routine. Easy to perform, just do some preparation and you are set for a miracle:
The Complete Card Linking by Sixten Beme .(Stockholm, Sweden) I think he was fascinated by Paul Harris "Cardboard Connection", but Sixten developed a version where the cards could be handed out for examination. And he did it :rotf: One good linking routine was developed by Roger Crabteree and Harry Lorayne has a nice linking routine in "Quantum Leaps".

Effect: You display two cards, The cards are folded and the centre pieces of both cards are torn out. The result will be two so-called card frames. The frames are holded between fingers, otherwise your hands are completely empty. A spectator is then asked to insert a finger through one of the frames. The frames are fall into each other and are LINKED. They can examine the linked card frames to his heartīs content.

Some advantages with this method:
The cards are openly displayed and you tear them slowly one after the other. The frames are shown apart.
After the linking of the frames they can be handed out for examination immediately.
Both are shown empty during the whole routine.
There is no exchange of linked card frames.
No difficult moves.

Published by El Duco, Sweden. 1979,1981.