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Alan Munro
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This is great! I especially like the possibilities it presents for billet predictions. One could even use use small objects, such as coins, as prediction items. Use the case with a swami gimmick, and you have a great combination.

A business card is difficult to put into the case, for the peek. It requires considerable practice to avoid bending the card. A great solution is to make-up a heavy laminated card, smaller than a business card, that could be written on using a grease pencil or dry-erase marker; it could have a black border that would make it silly to write in the unpeekable area. I wish I could fit more business cards into it.

Questions or comments are appreciated. I know that I'll be using this, a lot!
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Hi Alan.

I agree with you. Did you get the Unseen Edition as well?
It is a good utility item and I think it is quite easy to come up with ones own ideas for it.
Yes another section on each side would be better although it may be that the handling
wouldn't be as quick, as you would have to make sure you had the right slot- if you
know what I mean ?
The only comment I could make is that it does seem a little pricey for what it is.But then again - most things are simple once you know.A bit like - you pay the plumber for knowing what to do, not for what he does!!

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Alan Munro
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I didn't get Unseen Edition, at least not yet. I did get "Miracles From the Hip" and I especially liked the ideas on indexes.

As for the price, I thought SUC was reasonable, considering the ideas that were in the instruction booklet.
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Did you get yours direct from Mark? I also bought his RTW but not tried it out yet.

Are you familiar with any of his other offerings ? i.e, The Ultimate Invisible Brainwave Deck.

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I agree -- it's a great device. If it's more pockets you want, there's always the SUC II. For more about the two of them, here's a thread that might interest you:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=15
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I bought mine from Hocus-Pocus. There was a lot of other stuff that I also wanted to buy from them. I figured that I might as well have it on the same order.

I haven't tried much of the stuff on an audience, yet, but I look forward to it.

I appreciate the additional info.
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Alan, once you are comfortable with SUC, you'll never leave home without it. It is a truly invisible tool and has countless possibilities to assist in the preformance of extraordinary feats.

Enjoy!
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HI,
If you are a magician too, then you will find it useful as a card to wallet device also.
I put two elastics around the case widthwise and carry it in my front trouser pocket. A mercury folded card is now easy to load.
Phillip
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I own a SUCII and the extra pockets really are useful..To add to the above, it can also be used to ADD cards to the top of the deck:

For a nice little routine, take four cards (i.e. Blue) from a deck and commit them to memory. Load them into the "ACTIVE" side of the wallet. Get a card with a red back that matches the fourth card and load it into the other side of the wallet.

Have the spec. shuffle the deck and table it. Place the wallet on top as you say that you have a prediction card inside. As you start to open the wallet to show the face down red card, strip out the blue cards adding them to the top of the deck. Give them the wallet and turn away.

As they turn over the 3 top cards you can discern them with whatever mentalism premise suits you best. The FOURTH card will match the red card in the wallet. Done.
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Great effect, Mindhunter!
Thanks, I really like it.
I'm really new to mentalism and as such haven't used my SUC yet. I'm waiting to get comfortable with the presentation needed to make the effects with it as strong as possible. Also I think that many of the effects offered by Mark Strivings call for some reading or the use of a swami (two things that I still have to put some work into) for good misdirection. I mean anytime you are doing billet work there has to be strong misdirection to make it come off as mindreading IMO. But your effect is something that I'll be able to do right away. I hope that you wrote to Mark to tell him about it.
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Another magical application: I've started using mine in Deep Astonishment, both for gleaning the spec's magic word (which I never have them say out loud) and for producing the cards. A happy coincidence about having the business card with their word on it in the active side: not only does it not get in the way of the playing cards, but it actually makes it easier to get them into place.

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Not a bad application there Quinn.
ZeroG: Thanks-The routine suits me well. I'm not sure if Strivings is going to put out another booklet of effects for the case or not. It really is a great utility item.
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I have the SUC and think it's excellent but I agree with Alan that it's not easy to slide a business card in, so as to get a peak. I'm referring here to a situation where, e.g., the spectator has written something on the back side of the card and I simply want to place the card back into the wallet (but to do so on the "active side" so that part of it is exposed so I can get a peak). Because of the "hem" in the leather the card does not slide through the gimmicked side easily. In practice, I'd say I get it to slide through perhaps 2/3 of the time.

Mark Striving's writings on his SUC stress that he originally developed it for the purpose of loading billets or cards from the outside in (such as billets or cards that the magician has written on, using PW or some other method). Certainly, sliding a card from the outside in works smoothly.

Any suggestions for sliding a card from the inside out?

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I have many, many shows on 2 SUC's, and I carry my SUC 11 daily (for a couple years-version 1 longer)
I found that a small piece of clear scotch tape over the seam eliminates the problems and I've never had to replace it.
For what it's worth,
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Alan Munro
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I made some laminated cards for use with SUC, for peek work; it's like a tiny slate. Works well with either a dry erase pen or a grease pencil. There is a border formed by the laminant, around the card, as well as a printed border on the card. This helps to make sure that the card doesn't have to be repositioned, just to peek it. I had the back of the card printed in black to make it opaque. The card is smaller than a business card, so it fits into the pocket without fumbling.

I used a pencil grip as a cap for the grease pencil so that it doesn't soil my pocket.
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which one of the two versions do you recommand for peeking effects ? which one handle business cards better ?

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Great tip, Ted (Leondo)! I just modified mine accordingly.

Talisman: the SUC II has more pockets to hold more cards (but some performers prefer the clean look of the original SUC). They are both equally suitable for peeks.
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At the end which is the best version to buy?The first or the second one?Also is there any difference to the things you can do with the SUCII or it is the same principle with a different look of the wallet?I searched for SUCII and i did not find it...Where i can find it?
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Alan Munro
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Email Mark Strivings at markyapril@aol.com. He should be able to give details on SUC II.
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I have allready emailed him in the past but still did not get any answer...can you tell me the basic difference between the sucI and sucII?Can you perform more routines with sucII?
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