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For anyone looking for Criss Cross but haven't got My Favorite Card Tricks you can see it in Bob Longe's 101 Amazing Card Tricks entitled Cross Hands (p85).
However, the write up of it is far superior in the Lorayne book.
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Thanks apple123.
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A quick ambitious card routine & follow with Out of This World!
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I’ve been working my way through John Bannon’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” as of late and I found myself fascinated by the underlying (self)workings (i.e. principles) of Degrees of Freedom. I tried it out a few nights ago on a couple of folks and was quite pleased with the reactions I received. I can envision some novel uses for this.
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On 2007-09-07 15:19, sparks wrote:
I’ve been working my way through John Bannon’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” as of late and I found myself fascinated by the underlying (self)workings (i.e. principles) of Degrees of Freedom. I tried it out a few nights ago on a couple of folks and was quite pleased with the reactions I received. I can envision some novel uses for this.


Dear Mr Fantasy has also some very good ones such as the improved version of the Gemini Twins. I love the handling of Henry Chist's four ace trick, "Mark of the Fabulous" and also "Dead Reckoning".
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Impossible by Larry Jennings

And I also like 'Netherworld' in 'Close Up Illusions' by Gary Oulette. This is an OOTW that starts with a well shuffled deck (even the spec can shuffle) and the colours are separated DURING the presentation of the effect. I like it a lot!

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Sean,

Thanks for the input. I'll take a look at "Netherworld." I haven't opened my copy of Close-Up Illusions in quite a while, but I think it is a fantastic book. I've never been a big fan of Larry Jennings' "Impossible." I saw him perform it on video and it seemed very procedural and uninteresting to me. He didn't really even look like he was interested in performing it! What do you do to dress it up?
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Impossible is incredible... it truly is impossible to the onlooker.
Some of my favs are Psychic Sense by Eugene Burger, Untouched by Daryl Martinez and Psychic Twins by Max Maven.
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I haven't seen it mentioned so far. So I would highly recommend Overkill bt Paul Harris.
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Is overkill by Harris different to the one featured on the Ammar easy to master card miracles volume 2?
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Sorry guys but I cant understand why you mention overkill in this topic. Sure its self-working. However, its not impromptu.
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That's why I asked above question.
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Sorry, I didn't understand your view at first. To answer your question, from memory, its about the same.

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Sorry Guys, I got so wrapped up in reading the posts on this thread that I forgot about the totally impromtu bit.
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So what would your impromptu favorite be, truesoldier?
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Solomons 7 card lie detector and Harry Lorayne five card reverse faro ending
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Solomons 7 card lie detector and Harry Lorayne five card reverse faro ending


Stickmondoo,

Thanks for ressurecting a fun, old thread! Where can these be found?
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That is a very good question. The lie speller I think is in the wisdom of Solomon (might be his second book?) it's quick and easy. It's origin I think is Jim Steinmeyers (sorry if I spelled that wrong) which is in his book Impuzzibilitys. To tell you the truth my favourite version is actually lie speller #2 by JC Wagner in a book called Full Metal Jacket. The reason I didn't mention it before is although it is completely impromptu it requires a bit of memory work so isn't exactly self working. I think if you tried it once on a lady you would not be disappointed. It's a lot of fun and gets great reactions and the final spell is impossible with a very devious method. I think Harry Lorayne reverse faro ending is in personal collection but not sure. It's def on his DVDs. It's just 3 reverse faro with five card packet leaving selection face down in face up packet. Simple but gets great reactions. Especially when combined with a devious count that shows ?! Five cards while hiding the selection.
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