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Platt
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Well, at least my own variation on a great move. I generally do this if I see any skeptical faces. It just doesn't get more convincing.

Do a double, showing card on top. Flip it over and put entire double into the middle of the deck. You can now cleanly show their card, face-up, sticking out in the middle. Here's where I use my own subtlety. I riffle the cards above the double asking how many cards they think are above their signed card. The riffling is perfectly natural with the patter and gives perfect misdirection for sliding the actual signed card back into the deck while the right fingers keep the indifferent card in place. Even the most skeptical observer, grilling your hands, would have to agree their card is the one sticking out. After all, they've been staring at it sticking out the entire time. Now simply do the "lets put it even further in" as you pick up the card sticking out with the cards above it and stick them further in. Ask, "how many cards in is it now?" It's on top.

Of course this is very similar to a number of moves, but I feel the riffle subtetly puts your fingers in the perfect position and gives you all the time in the world to slide back the signed card in the most natural way.
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this has been done by ed marlo. sorry
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On 2002-11-25 09:38, reg crisp wrote:
this has been done by ed marlo. sorry


From what I've seen, Marlo would simply push the signed card in immediately upon sticking the double in the middle. And proceed as mentioned. This never worked for me for two reasons. First, the action itself never looked natural when I did it. Second, you can't really show the card stuck in the middle after it's placed there. That's how I sumbled upon the riffle. Are you saying the riffle thing(for misdirection and an excuse to get your hands in position) was created by Marlo?
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I believe that when Marlo did the move, the double was turned face up, and taken by the inner corner, so that the face was flashed momentarily before it was inserted in the deck (face down). The proximity of the time that they saw the card and the time that the move was to be done is probably not long enough to warrant a second showing of the card, which would draw undue attention, and add on the the unrelaxed state of the spectator (as they might more so expect a move...)

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From my memory, Tommy Wonder had done this in his ACR. (without the riffling though)
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Just the riffle is THE idea, and how the card is controlled to the top during the handling -- Thanks dear Platt for this your fine handling!

reg crisp and Alpen, please be so kind and give us the more exact source--> WHERE can I find this in the "MARLO"?
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MagicRocks, I believe it was a Max Maven move in Tommy Wonders ACR.
One time, when I was young, I botched a sleight so bad, Vernon, Marlo & Miller rolled over in their graves. But I didn't see Elmsley, probably because he was behind the others.
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And again, my urgent request:

reg crisp and Alpen and rawdawg,
please be so kind and give us the more exact source--> WHERE can I find this in the "MARLO" and as the case my be in the "MAVEN"?
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MueCard,

Max Maven and Tommy Wonder discuss the move during the explanation of the ACR on Tommy Wonder's Visions of Wonder Vol 3.

http://www.llpub.com/zenshop/index.php?m......_id=1646
One time, when I was young, I botched a sleight so bad, Vernon, Marlo & Miller rolled over in their graves. But I didn't see Elmsley, probably because he was behind the others.
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I like the riffling (is a nice misdirection idea) Smile
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Thanks,rawdawg, for your hints!
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On 2009-11-12 07:10, MueCard wrote:
Thanks,rawdawg, for your hints!

isn't it in the Cardician? There is an item called Ambtious Card Move. I'm not sure if its the same concept mentioned above, the book isn't around me at the moment.

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ting
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This indeed is a good idea and a nice touch to a move.
Thankyou for sharing the idea with us,.
Chris Bruce
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The Max Maven move being discussed (the one from Tommy Wonder's routine) is on pg. 46 of Ambitious Card Omnibus.

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Thanks Chris Bruce for your giving an exact source!
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Platt, just to make sure I'm understanding...

You use the riffle to separate the cards of the double?
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Hi Platt, yes, I'm also a little confused as to what the fingering is here. Are you using the third finger to push the double in as the second does the riffle?
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I might not be getting something here, but if all you are suggesting is a rifle, couldn´t I suggest that you wave your right hand away from the deck while the card is being pushed in, and call it my move?

Not that I think it's a bad idea, I just don't exactly get the point of it being mentioned. Shouldnt the misdirection be worked out within your own performing style?
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I think the name of this topic is a little (just a little) too ambitious, it is not a move, just a tip to make an already existing move (as you say yourself) more deceptive.

It is not a bad idea, just not a move in itself
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I tilt the deck 11 degrees to the right..... It's MINE, ALL mine!
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