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Jon Dee
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I think this is the name of the effect. The one where each card is picked up and the spec-tator says black or red and at the end every single card is correct. This is awesome and one of my favorited when it comes to cards. I don't really know the origin but I have figured out a way to do the same effect but before the trick starts you can shuffle the cards and fan them out to show no pre arranged order. Has anyone ever heard of this method before? I don't want to steal someone elses credit.

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Hello Jon Dee,

Impromptu version of Out of this world exist! One of the best easy to do effect.
In the book simply imprompt 2 (Colombini), there are 2 (or 3?) version of OOTW. And yes, the deck is completely mixed by spectator! You might want to check it out...

But maybe you just created a new method, which would be even better Smile

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Harry Lorayne has a killer IMPROMPTU version in his "My Favorite Card Tricks" This booklet is reprinted and tarted up in his "Early Classics" book. While there are many impromptu handlings of the OOTW concept, it is this one from Mr. Lorayne that gets it done for me. In fact, it is my version of choice PERIOD. I have read a ton of other methods both impromptu and not, packet and full deck and none have the beauty of Mr. Lorayne's version.

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Jon Dee,
The origin of Out of This World is of course from the late great Paul Curry. It is considered a classic of magic.
I agree with Vlad, the Lorayne method is my personal favorite, no set-up and so easy to do..Many methods do exist though..
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If you do Magic Café Search with "OOTW", you will find tons of information.

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Do a search. I did and it kept me busy for days.
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When I was just a kid, I read Curry's book and liked the effect then saw Kreskin do a version of it on TV. I combined from the two to make my own routine. It works from a cold deck and has a lot of great additions. I'm not going to say it's great, but one guy saw it four times (when I worked at a steady gig) and ended up paying me $50 to teach it to him.

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Is the AoA OOTW (galaxy) not impromptu?
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If I remember it correctly Harris's Galaxy is a little less impromptu yet superior in effect, at least in my opinion. Whatever variation you choose, however, this illusion is absolutely deadly and one of my personal favorite things to do with a deck of cards.
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On 2006-09-19 16:42, Starry wrote:
When I was just a kid, I read Curry's book and liked the effect then saw Kreskin do a version of it on TV. I combined from the two to make my own routine. It works from a cold deck and has a lot of great additions. I'm not going to say it's great, but one guy saw it four times (when I worked at a steady gig) and ended up paying me $50 to teach it to him.

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Another impromptu version out these days where the spectators mix up the cards (and it doesn't have to be the performer's deck) is Rostami's Cosmos. A couple smart subtleties and some good script points, additionally.
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Also see Derren Brown's in The Devil's Picturebook.
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There's a very easy to do impromptu version on Andrew Murray's DVD "Thirteen." I've always shyed away from OOTW and preferred Galaxy as an opener with the stack. But now, it's back to OOTW from a shuffled deck in use! Brilliant.
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Even though I'm a big fan of Paul Harris I don't like his version of OOTW (galaxy). The reason is that I think that spectators could easily figure out that something is wrong at the end because there is a discrepancy. It is subtle but anyone sufficiently intelligent can figure it out, and in fact I tried this version only once, I showed it to a friend, and he noticed the discrepancy right away. My favorite version is still Paul Curry's original. Once at a party I did it for a chick, it blew everyone's mind away, everybody was just talking about it for the rest of the night, and even weeks later some people who were there were asking me about it. I said that it's not a card trick though, that it's just a test of her clairvoyance, and then everyone else wanted to be tested as well (of course no one else turned out to be clairvoyant:)).
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There's no discrepancy at the end of Galaxy, handling cards in order to achieve a desired result isn't a discrepancy.

What's the discrepancy?......in the end half the cards are red, the other half black. It doesn't get much cleaner than that.

I've performed this hundreds of times, and nobody has been the wiser, or even close to the wiser.
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The discrepancy is that when you flip the cards and spread them, if they were in the correct order you should get red then black then red again - because just before you did the spread you had still some (supposedly) red cards in your hand, and you put them at the bottom of the other pile. Even if people don't notice it when you do it, if they think about it when they go home or anytime later they can figure it out - and some probably do.
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Well, you're absolutely correct!

I mask the bringing together of the two packets with my right hand and they don't see which goes on top and which goes on bottom.

I'm also talking at the same time and looking directly at them as I say "this could take forever............"
In other words, they're never looking down at my hands when the two packets come together, and if they DO glance down, they see my right hand with the cards masked behind it. It's also worth saying that this happens rather quickly. It's over almost as soon as it starts.

But you're certainly correct that it's a discrepancy (easily handled perhaps) ...I stand corrected.
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The original OOTW was from Paul Curry. I believe that "Gen" U.F. Grant developed the first impromptu version. The Grant version is a wonderful construction and I highly recommend it.
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Mike Powers also have a great version of OOTW (best of worlds) in his book Power Plays, where the spectator performs several shuffles.
Very hard hitting, and easy to do.
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Lennart Green has a great version on one of his DVD. SOrry I forgot which one.
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