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hiwese1
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I am interested in this trick as I tried to email Bryn a few days ago and he never responded. Is he on tour or something.
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I started using Double Down, or looking at it a litttle closer. I do like it. I tried out the thing where they pick up some cards and I tell them how many. Seems to work fairly well without suspicion. I will work with this in the future.

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Hey guys.

Thanks for the comments on DOUBLE-DOWN (and on my other effects) and I'm the effect is taking off like it has. (and I'm thinking it will be getting some BIG promotion soon!)

Talk soon,
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Thank you, John. I believe it was Jheff that suggested that "bonus variation." I appreciate all of the handling touches that have been suggested by him and others.

I'm psyched that a LOT of people may be seeing DOUBLE-DOWN soon and that it has become a good worker for some!

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Very very very nice. I just recieved it and the method is sweet. now I just need to sit down and set it to memory
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Thanks for the compliment, lunatik.

Until you commit your particular set to memory, which shouldn't take long at all, just do what I did: PEEK! The "Annemann-style" glance back while tilting the cards toward you works wonderfully here and is what I use when I am demonstrating this with a new set I am not familiar with yet.

As a matter of fact, you can downright LOOK at the cards in the open and have the specs suspect nothing; the other principles at work cancel out that option in their minds.

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When you say that a lot of people may be seeing "Double Down" soon, do you mean that there's some of re-release or that it's been picked up by a bigger company?
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Hi Bugjack. What I can say for now is that DOUBLE-DOWN is supposed to appear on some as-of-yet unreleased DVDS.

And no, I have no plans to ever offer this for wholesale. Each 52-set run of the 10 different casino cards is chosen & assembled by me for their "special properties" and with the time involved it wouldn't be worth it to me to wholesale the effect. For now, and probabaly always, it will only be available directly from me.

Thanks!

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"Double Down" let me see what can I say .... another triumph for Bryn (I also have the $ Kit and the ESPnvelops)DD is going straight into my close up ATAP it really is VERY SIMPLE & VERY GOOD (like all good mentalism)leaving you to take all the credit.
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Thank you very much...I certainly appreciate it.

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All:

I just wanted to take a minute to pubicially thank Richard Osterlind here for including my DOUBLE-DOWN effect on his new DVDs "No Camera Tricks" (on the Bonus Disk.)

I am very proud of this effect and am most thankful that many purchasers have taken their time to write me and to and post reviews on the various boards. It means a lot.

For Richard to find this effect strong enough to include on his DVD set is is a HUGE thrill for me. He has always been one of my inspirations when scripting routines and creating effects and to have someone of his caiber find DOUBLE-DOWN "worthy" of performing, when he had hundreds to choose from, means a lot to me as well! Thanks again to Richard and to all of you for your suppport!

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This is a wonderful effect!!!! I love the look on the specs faces when their cards are revealed. They clearly have NO idea how it was accomplished. Plus it's so easy to perform.

Thanks Bryn!

Bobby
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On 2007-06-07 15:05, bobbyk wrote:
This is a wonderful effect!!!! I love the look on the specs faces when their cards are revealed. They clearly have NO idea how it was accomplished. Plus it's so easy to perform.

Thanks Bryn!

Bobby


Thank you very much, Bobby!

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I’ll pretend all the other reviews don’t exist and start from scratch…

Double-Down!


Advertisement:

“The mentalist shows his "card collection" of some souvenir playing cards from various casinos. Each card is from a different casino and each face has a different value. A spectator is invited to cut off some of the cards for himself (no force) and the remainder is given to a second spectator. Each freely shuffles their respective packets, even turning cards face up or face down as they wish, and each spectator thinks of a secret number...nothing is ever said or written down. The packet is reassembled and again shuffled by each spectator if they wish; again some cards face up and some face down if they desire.
The performer shows the cards to the spectators and they only think of either the particular casino or playing card value that falls on their secret mental number as the cards are shown. Since the cards are in such a mess either could be showing. Nothing is ever said or written down by either spectator yet the performer not only tells each spectator whether they thought of a casino or a playing card he then goes on to name the exact casino names or the values of the playing cards!”


Review:

This is one of those rare effects that plays exactly as advertised. It’s easy to perform and lets you read the minds of two spectators under seemingly impossible conditions. I have already performed it a few times, and it went over very well.

Considerations:

You need at least two participants.

For best results, a small amount of memorization is advised. Still, memorization is optional.

It uses cards from a bunch of different casinos. Justification for using the cards is included in the instructions, and the reasoning makes a lot of sense for most folks even remotely associated with the magic business. Still, the use of the casino cards has to fit your style.

A simple false cut or shuffle could come in handy. Otherwise, no sleight of hand is required.

Bottom Line:

This is an extremely strong double mind reading effect. It’s technically easy, packs small and plays big. Buy it!

10/10

Elliott
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Thanks for the imput, Elliot!
I am glad you like DOUBLE-DOWN and appreciate you posting here.

Knowing your love of pure mentalism from reading & discussing with you your evolving "Switchcraft" E-Book manuscript puts a great perspective on the review for me.

(And, by the way, Elliot ordered and payed for my effects, since that seems to be a point of discussion lately for mutually-favorable reviews

Thanks everyone (and most importantly to Richard Osterlind) for your support of DOUBLE-DOWN!

Bryn
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is it available in th UK or can you give the cost of UK postage?
thanks
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Hello Matt.
United Kingdom airmail postage would be $3 additional.

Thanks for the interest!

Bryn
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I just got done performing Double Down last night for a friend of mine. (We were sessioning on various magic and I just happened tohave Double Down on me.) Necessarily, he had to play the part of two spectators. That said, he still was both surprised and amazed by this effect and he didn't have a clue.

This is a great effect. "Packs small-plays big" and both the effect and reaction are far all out of proportion to the props and methodology used.

Mike

P.S. Oh! And, the methodology is super-easy--which leave you free to place all your remaining efforts into the presentation.
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I have to reiterate what others have said about this effect. I got this a few months ago on ebay and have used it a few times. People have no clue how you know the cards. Nice effect.
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Thank you very much, Midway.

I am glad you found the Café....welcome!


Bryn
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REVIEWS:
" The Safwan Papers":
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=253272&forum=15

"THE LOGAR SCROLLS":
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