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Topic: What is your favourite self-working trick from John Bannon?
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Jul 4, 2019 12:05AM)
Requirements: no sleights and no gaffs, and must be able to be performed with cards from a regular deck.

Bannon's Triumph (= Play It Straight Triumph) is an obvious candidate. Which other self-working card tricks would you consider to be John Bannon's very best?
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jul 4, 2019 12:15AM)
Can't tell.
Message: Posted by: mlippo (Jul 4, 2019 02:19AM)
My current favourite is Prophet Motive III

Mark
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Jul 4, 2019 05:43AM)
One of my personal favourites is [b]Collusion[/b], which Bannon teaches on his [url=https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=664716]Move Zero (Vol 1)[/url] DVD from Big Blind Media.

The effect involves two spectators, who each secretly select a number between from 1-20, deal that many cards and then mark that place in the deck with a Joker. The two cards adjacent to the Jokers are revealed to create a third card (one selected card represents value, the other represents suit). When the spectators reveal the numbers they've secretly chosen and add them together, amazingly at that place in the deck is the very card created by the two other cards!

Here's a performance clip:

[youtube]YH5D5WQdBT8[/youtube]

The method uses a principle from the classic Gemini Twins by Karl Fulves, and takes it to another level by "creating" a third card.
Message: Posted by: ejohn (Jul 4, 2019 08:45AM)
Duplicity: a no-gaff Twisted Sisters.
Message: Posted by: MikeBeaudet (Jul 4, 2019 10:46AM)
AK-47
Message: Posted by: darkfonix (Jul 31, 2019 05:07AM)
Although I'm a really fan of Twisted Sisters, if you don't want gaff cards, I recommend Duplicity.
Message: Posted by: dirtyrussian (Aug 12, 2019 06:44PM)
"Power of Poker" has been a great one for me.
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Aug 12, 2019 09:24PM)
[quote]On Jul 31, 2019, darkfonix wrote:
Although I'm a really fan of Twisted Sisters, if you don't want gaff cards, I recommend Duplicity. [/quote]
This isn't self-working though is it?
Message: Posted by: ejohn (Aug 13, 2019 06:48AM)
No physical sleights are needed for either Twisted Sisters or Duplicity. An EC at the beginning is not required.
Message: Posted by: KingOfDiamonds (Aug 14, 2019 12:41AM)
Leverage from his MOVE ZERO series..
Message: Posted by: mtstic44 (Aug 15, 2019 07:14PM)
I love collusion it gets great reactions.
Message: Posted by: tbsmith918 (Aug 16, 2019 03:44PM)
Degrees Of Freedom from Dear Mister Fantasy. It's one of those effects that amazes the heck out of you the first time you do it.
Message: Posted by: Hushai (Aug 20, 2019 02:00AM)
[quote]On Aug 16, 2019, tbsmith918 wrote:
Degrees Of Freedom from Dear Mister Fantasy. It's one of those effects that amazes the heck out of you the first time you do it. [/quote]

And many times thereafter! Bannon says in the book that he's giving you a "toy" as well as a card trick, since you'll want to do it over and over, each time amazed again that it works.
Message: Posted by: rosstrainer08 (Aug 20, 2019 02:38PM)
Dear Mr. Fantasy might well be my favorite card magic book of all time. I can't ignore the fact I keep coming back to it over and over again.

DoF is a winner that's for sure. Do you guys feel you prefer that over its leaner counterpart Origami Poker?

Not sure if it counts as a self worker (I think it does) but Dead Reckoning is a wonderful effect.
Message: Posted by: Hushai (Aug 20, 2019 07:43PM)
[quote]On Aug 20, 2019, rosstrainer08 wrote:
Not sure if it counts as a self worker (I think it does) but Dead Reckoning is a wonderful effect. [/quote]

Dead Reckoning is on one of the Move Zero disks, I think -- so I guess it qualifies as self-working in Bannon's eyes.
Message: Posted by: ryanshaw9572 (Aug 20, 2019 07:56PM)
Enigma is a good one as well. I think thatís a name. Itís the one where the two spectators find the Aces.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 21, 2019 10:24AM)
Prophet Motive
Message: Posted by: LarryD (Aug 27, 2019 10:29PM)
I like both Prophet Motive III and Collusion (which I call "Collaboration."
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 7, 2019 07:41PM)
Chronic.
Shhh...
Message: Posted by: mentaldiego (Sep 28, 2019 06:16AM)
Prophet Motive III
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 28, 2019 07:48AM)
[quote]On Sep 28, 2019, mentaldiego wrote:
Prophet Motive III [/quote]
Nice!
Message: Posted by: Brian Thomas (Jul 12, 2020 01:40PM)
Degrees of Freedom for sure. It still surprises me each time I perform it. It can be found in his book Dear Mr. Fantasy. Lots ways to adapt this to other themes (Bannon uses a poker theme and turns up a Royal Flush).
Message: Posted by: Cebulon (Jul 13, 2020 01:51AM)
I second the already mentioned "Collusion" and "Degrees of Freedom". "Sort of Psychic" from his "Move Zero" series is another great one.
Message: Posted by: PaulPacific (Sep 8, 2020 09:47PM)
"Collusion" gets tremendous reactions from people. There's something poetically eerie as you slow the face up-deal at the end of the effect and their target card shows up at the last card counted.
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Sep 8, 2020 11:23PM)
I included several of Bannon's tricks in my article [url=https://playingcarddecks.com/blogs/all-in/10-of-the-best-self-working-card-tricks-in-the-world]10 of the Best Self-Working Card Tricks in the World[/url] and the follow-up [url=https://playingcarddecks.com/blogs/all-in/10-more-of-the-best-self-working-card-tricks-in-the-world]10 More of the Best Self-Working Card Tricks in the World[/url].

My picks as his best self-workers were:

● Play It Straight Triumph (John Bannon)
● Dead Reckoning (John Bannon)
● 51 Fat Chances (John Bannon)
● AK-47 (John Bannon)
● Power of Poker (John Bannon)
● Collusion (John Bannon)
Message: Posted by: Wez_Evans (Sep 27, 2020 02:43AM)
Love the principle and the 'folding' procedure used in DOF from Mr Fantasy
Message: Posted by: markc1975 (Oct 2, 2020 02:52AM)
I like 'A View To A Skill', something I always do when someone gives me a deck and says 'can you show me a trick?'... just make sure you have all 52 cards.
Message: Posted by: Mofman (Nov 24, 2020 02:20PM)
I can't remember what it's called but 2 spectators each think of a number between 1-20, before hand you have placed a prediction card to one side.
After using the Gemini principle for the 2 cards, you then add the two numbers together to get to a third card. All four cards then match. Brilliant trick.
Message: Posted by: pnerd (Nov 24, 2020 03:26PM)
[quote]On Nov 25, 2020, Mofman wrote:
I can't remember what it's called but 2 spectators each think of a number between 1-20, before hand you have placed a prediction card to one side.
After using the Gemini principle for the 2 cards, you then add the two numbers together to get to a third card. All four cards then match. Brilliant trick. [/quote]
I think it's called Four-Sided Gemini. A similar effect, which uses the same principle, is Collusion. Both great effects.
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Message: Posted by: Russ182 (Jan 2, 2021 02:29PM)
Another vote for Degrees of Freedom
Message: Posted by: JonHackl (Jan 2, 2021 10:23PM)
I like Sort of Psychic a lot, but I rarely do it because I like to save it as an out. If you modify it to start with the whole deck and narrow down to the packet you need, then if you a lose chosen card, say, you can transition into SoP. "Hmmm... I wasn't able to find your card. But maybe you can..."
Message: Posted by: iFeatherly (Jan 20, 2021 08:12AM)
[quote]On Aug 20, 2019, Hushai wrote:
[quote]On Aug 16, 2019, tbsmith918 wrote:
Degrees Of Freedom from Dear Mister Fantasy. It's one of those effects that amazes the heck out of you the first time you do it. [/quote]

And many times thereafter! Bannon says in the book that he's giving you a "toy" as well as a card trick, since you'll want to do it over and over, each time amazed again that it works. [/quote]
Is this the one where he says at the end not to do it with aces? (I always do it with aces😅)
Message: Posted by: Rodeo (Jan 21, 2021 11:59AM)
Another vote for Play it Straight Triumph and AK-47
Message: Posted by: Kassim (Feb 23, 2021 06:22AM)
AK-47