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Topic: Steve Beam Impact! vs Multiple Impact
Message: Posted by: ipe (Apr 27, 2021 04:53AM)
Hi all,
could you please explain the difference between "Impact!" and "Multiple Impact"? What are the advantages of MI that I! doesn't have?

Thank you
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Apr 27, 2021 05:26AM)
"Impact!" was published by Steve in 1985 (issue # 7 of his "Trapdoor"), "Multiple Impact" as a marketed effect in 1993. They are basically the same effect and method, apart that Steve added in the later version a blank card which adds (?) something to its presentation. In any case, the construction is fabulous and it is a very strong effect. You might want to look up also Steve's "Multiplocation" in his "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks" Vol. 2 (1995). It is a version which allows you to perform a very similar effect using a borrowed and truly shuffled deck, probably a bit less strong than the original version. Jan
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Apr 27, 2021 05:59AM)
BTW, I tried once to adopt the system to a memorized deck... it is possible, but not easy (to perform). At least, the deck looks random and shuffled when you start. Jan
Message: Posted by: ipe (Apr 27, 2021 09:58AM)
Hi Jan, thank you for the precious informations. :)

I only know I!. I created a new effect (more "mentalistic" and less magical) inspired by this one and I wanted to know whether MI has some differences from M! in term of methods. So, your reply is all I needed.

Regarding the mem-deck version, I must confess I'm not interested at all. With a good shuffle (and the right attitude) at the beginning, I'm more than happy, since I can finish totally clean.

I didn't know about "Multiplocation". I see if I can get my hands on "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks" Vol.2 to check this impromptu version.