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stormchaser
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I saw a review for Cardharpie on the internet that said "Wow! This is the least expensive miracle I ever bought!", so I said what the hey, I'll just buy with some other tricks. However, it doesn't seem to be a miracle at all. The three trick suggestions it came with could be done just as easily with a regular sharpie as far as I can see. And on cardsharpie.com there weren't any ideas. Can someone who owns cardsharpie tell me what this is supposed to do?
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Corey Harris
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The cardsharpie is meant for prediction effects.
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I KNOW what it's FOR, but it doesn't WORK. Today, I tried the card trick and "geometrick!!!!1" FIVE TIMES on people and it didn't work ONCE. What I'm doing is saying "Here. Regular sharpie... (let them have a look at it) Now write name of a card/shape inside a circle like a square." And it hasn't worked once. Any suggestions?
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Corey Harris
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Its not the cardsharpie that's not working. Re-read the effects.
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I've read them about eight times. You know what? I actually had to improvise to make them include the cardsharpie. With "Countdown", I had to figure out myself that the force card should be the four of spades, and after that I'm still not sure what to do after that. With Geometrick it's the same thing: I had to figure out that they should write down the shape, because otherwise it has nothing to do with Cardsharpie. And with Mathemagic, well, EVERYONE knows those "now add this, subtract this..." things. If it was supposed to come with more than just a little sheet of paper hooked onto the pen, it didn't.
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No, it wasnt supposed to come with any thing else. This item is not targeted towards beginers. I don't know how far a long you are with magic. The sharpie is pretty self explanitory though.
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Okay. I would consider myself a beginner. However, I AM able to understand instructions. Could you point me to somewhere where I could find a guide for it? Thanks in advance.
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For the card, you have them pick a card, and write it down with the sharpie. You lose their card in the deck and try to find it. When all goes wrong, you have them show what their card was and then show them the prediction on the sharpie.
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The 1089 is an old math trick.
See here:
http://plus.maths.org/issue31/features/acheson/
How you go about getting to the sum of 1089 is up to you.

It's not a subliminal thing.
You need to use forces of some kind.
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So the idea is to force the card, then show that it's on the sharpie? Wouldn't that just prove to them that they were forced to pick a card?
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Storm, I think you are overanalyzing this. Any time we force a card and reveal it they can think that. Not just with the cardsharpie. However, When I force a card I don't actually do the force. They force the card on themselves. Now I am looking at what came with the cardsharpie. And it all seems self explanitory to me. The Force of the card is simple, and the spectator with it forces the card on themselves basically. the 1089 effect is explained as well as the geometric effect.
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Corey's right. Unless it's a crumby force how would a layperson know anything about forcing?

How you present this effect is all important.
Open with some patter, force the card and after some byplay reveal the 4S.

Can you show a blank area on the marker and can you do a paddle move to make the 4S image appear?

This is not a strong trick and it's up to you as to how, and if, you can make it seem magical.
Sometimes you get what you pay for.

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stormchaser
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Thanks you guys. I'll try that.
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