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Topic: Great Mnemonicosis on Buzzfeed with David Blaine - lovely subtlety too
Message: Posted by: Magic1 (Mar 3, 2020 01:26PM)
One of the nicest Mnemonicosisí Iíve seen (second effect - starts at 3:38)

Plus a very useful subtlety at 4:03. Davidís acting and jazzing are on point

https://youtu.be/C7lzg3i5nGY
Message: Posted by: Chris K (Mar 3, 2020 03:06PM)
That is an Asi Wind effect, "Crossing Over" from Repertoire.

The subtlety is a direct lift from the Asi Wind effect and it is indeed very useful. David wrote the intro for Repertoire and that's one of a few tricks he uses out of the book. Asi ends the trick a bit differently, I like David's approach (which he also used on Jimmy Fallon).
Message: Posted by: Bobby Forbes (Mar 3, 2020 04:00PM)
[quote]On Mar 3, 2020, Chris K wrote:
That is an Asi Wind effect, "Crossing Over" from Repertoire.

The subtlety is a direct lift from the Asi Wind effect and it is indeed very useful. David wrote the intro for Repertoire and that's one of a few tricks he uses out of the book. Asi ends the trick a bit differently, I like David's approach (which he also used on Jimmy Fallon). [/quote]

I first saw this routine in Jim Swain's "21 Century card magic" book under the title "the miracle deck" on pg. 55. Swain's book was published back in 1999
Message: Posted by: Chris K (Mar 3, 2020 08:38PM)
Thanks for the heads up, Iíll have to check it out. Blaineís performance is a direct application of the effect as written in Repertoire (number of cards grabbed, the aforementioned subtlety) so Iím curious how similar the effect in Swainís book is. As I mentioned, Blaine write the forward to Repertoire (2018 book of the year here I think) so Iím still going with that being the source for the effect.

Edit: Are you talking about the effect using the pass? No pass in this effect.
Message: Posted by: Magic1 (Mar 4, 2020 01:01AM)
Chan Canasta is also a source for this kind of effect
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Mar 4, 2020 10:16AM)
Such a great effect!
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Mar 4, 2020 11:15AM)
Sure does remind me of my MISSING CARD STUNT which I teach in many of my books on memory training. Although the video doesn't show him going through the deck proper quickly - which would have made it all make a bit more sense.
Message: Posted by: Fredzik (Mar 6, 2020 03:22PM)
Great performance. Don't think the first effect is Mnemonicosis though.
Message: Posted by: tomd (Mar 6, 2020 10:51PM)
Yeah this is Asi winds trick. Or should I say, the lovely little subtleties he uses are Asiís idea.

If I remember correctly, Asi uses it for a really clean and quick variation of the biddle trick.
Message: Posted by: stickmondoo (Mar 10, 2020 07:08AM)
You can watch Chan Canasta using that exact subtlety in the only surviving video of his BBC Show at point 1390.
Message: Posted by: tomd (Mar 10, 2020 11:34AM)
Oh yeah youíre right, I take back what I said.
Message: Posted by: WayneBurrows (Mar 11, 2020 02:46AM)
[quote]On Mar 10, 2020, stickmondoo wrote:
You can watch Chan Canasta using that exact subtlety in the only surviving video of his BBC Show at point 1390. [/quote]

What does point 1390 mean?
Message: Posted by: stickmondoo (Mar 11, 2020 10:33AM)
When you watch the video on youtube there is a number running in the bottom left hand corner. it means when that number is 1390 is when he uses the subtelty that we were discussing.
Message: Posted by: WayneBurrows (Mar 11, 2020 07:55PM)
Thanks.

The first effect from Chan Canasta where he gives out clumps of cards is similar but without the subtlety.

Can anyone suggest or point me in a direction that shows how he might keep track of the cards in each group?

Obviously, the first group is easy and maybe the second by simply cutting where the first group was taken from. Then you have two contiguous groups of cards from your stack. So just a peek and the number of cards in each group will give you the entire group.

But after the second group has been taken there is an increasing chance of a clump of cards being split between some cards before and after at least one of the groups already taken.
Message: Posted by: stickmondoo (Mar 12, 2020 03:05PM)
Chan Canasta A Remarkable Man by David Britland
Message: Posted by: WayneBurrows (Mar 13, 2020 03:04AM)
Yeah thanks. That just points out the problem that I suggested.

I have thought of a nice way of keeping track of where the cards were selected by each person.

Slip the card immediately above their selection to the top (or bottom) after each selection. Then by getting them to tell you the number of cards you can construct the groups.

Say you have cards 20, 15, and 12 for three spectators.

If the first spectator has five cards then the cards are 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25

If the second spectator has six cards then the cards are 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, and 27 - not 20 as that was your marker card and not 21-25 as they have been chosen.

If the third spectator has four cards then the cards are 13, 14, 28, and 29.

Make sure you retain the cards slipped to the bottom and then you can peek them to reveal the cards chosen by each spectator. When you reveal the cards you just need to start from your marker cards and remember which cards you have already called for the previous spectators and skip over those if necessary.
Message: Posted by: Illucifer (Apr 8, 2020 03:54PM)
I love David's response to the question, "Did you plant memories?". He looks incredulous and just says, "Just a couple of card tricks." Nice.
Message: Posted by: lifeoftheqc (Apr 11, 2020 01:16PM)
Blaine makes very good use of loading a mercury fold card under a spectator's watch in several situations. I have tried and gotten busted several times. Does anyone know where a good rightup of this technique may be found?
Message: Posted by: Chris K (Apr 20, 2020 01:29PM)
[quote]On Apr 11, 2020, lifeoftheqc wrote:
Blaine makes very good use of loading a mercury fold card under a spectator's watch in several situations. I have tried and gotten busted several times. Does anyone know where a good rightup of this technique may be found? [/quote]

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