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Eric Buss
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Holy crap this is clever! I just received mine in the mail (ordered it directly from Jon) What a great way to do card in the mouth. The longer the performer is silent, the better the ending builds... It's about time someone puts an original twist on this trick.

Well built prop too. Easy to use instructional dvd...

And, I think the stage version is coming out soon... That's gonna be a popular item.
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I agree, Eric. I wish I'd thought of it. I performed in front of my IBM ring and got a great reaction.
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I watched the performance on vid and just wasn't impressed. Is it something that has to be experienced live?
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Perfect Opener
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A must have....especially if you have the jitters in the opening effect of your show...You don't have to say anything, and it helps you to settle down before your next effect....great item, get it....
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I have to agree on this.....
This trick is amazingly great......
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Can someone please describe this routine/effect in detail?

Many thanks.

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One thing to remember guys, practice, practice and practice this. At the last Plymouth Magic Circle meeting, my best friend decided to perform this, even though he knew I wanted it for the close up act. He bought it when he saw the reactions I got. I told him to practice and not mess up if he was going to show everyone before me, and what did he do, he got the wrong card. So always make sure you get the right card, if not, try and have an out. Other than that, it is an exceptional piece of thinking, and all credit to Jon for making this available to all of us, it fools laymen and magicians when performed right. Also, 1 last point, remember to watch Jons facial expressions when he performs it, and mimic them , his face for each board is perfect
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You can use this link and click on demo video button

http://www.elmwoodmagic.com/?nd=full&key=3153
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Thanks so much for the great video link.

I perform a silent magic-comedy show and am seriously considering the possibility (and practicality) of integrating this effect into my show.

The challenge will be that often (but not always)my audience is made up of both French and English-speaking members. A bilingual set of cards would make this presentation too long. Most likely, I would have two separate sets of cards, and use the set that reflects the overall make-up of my audience on each particular night.

Prior to making this purchase, and in order to know if it fits my act, I would need to know...

If in order to perform this effect, does the magician absolutely need to utilize a "stooge/shill" in the audience, a shill that has been secretly prompted, pre-show, to call out the card you wish to "force" (ie. in this case, the Kind of Spades).

I could well be wrong. But I would appreciate an indication as to whether my "guess" on the method is correct.

If it is correct, the effect (sadly) will not work for me since I do not speak to the audience members pre-show time. Remember, my character is completely "silent" all the time (100 percent).

At this point, all insight(s), suggestions and advise would be would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

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Jonathan,

No stooge or shill required, no secret prompts, no pre-show, no dual-reality. It is the same miraculous effect for the person selecting the card as it is for the audience. It is brilliant.


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Thanks for the verification Brian. Very helpful.

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Definitely perfect for opener in Stage Magic!
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It's not the perfect opener. If you have any kids or drunks in your audience, you don't want them reading for the first trick.
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Have to agree with "asper". I was really excited about this trick. I think it is clever, but...

If people are drinking or have bad eyesight then this trick can be difficult. I had someone pull out their glasses! That really broke the momentum of the trick and it didn't play nearly as well as I thought it would.
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Yes, a stage version would be great. But jumbo card from the mouth????!!!!

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I am still working on the stage version and while it may not be the perfect opener for everyone, it will solve some of your problems.

There will be a choice of any of the 52 cards. This means the audience only need to be able to read the boards. These boards will be a lot bigger than the curent ones so it will play in large theatres.


Just a tip for people about choosing somene to read something. If you are dealing with an audience "of a certain age" it is helpful to choose someone who is already wearing glasses. There is always an awkward moment wwhen someone has to fumble around to find their glasses so if they are already on their face... problem solved!

I can assure you that you do not have to be The Mask for the stage version! You can still use normal cards. Small objects on stage are fine. It's the same as when you vanish and find a borrwed finger ring. The people in the cheap seats can't see a thing but the reaction of those up front and the opwner tell them it's the right one. Same with playing cards.
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I cannot recommend Jon Allen's Silent Treatment...... HIGHLY ENOUGH!! The effect is absolutely tremendous. I ordered this immediately when it was released and have had nothing but success with it.

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I'd buy a stage version. How much set up is there? How long to reset?
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Can you say that our hand never touch your mouth without giving it away?
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