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Sixten
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On 2007-08-14 20:29, korttihai_82 wrote:
There is an version of that trick with a spectator shuffled deck in one of Simon Lovell videos. Sorry I cant be more spesific cos I just don't remember where it was.

I have used it a lot to fool magicians but really its so easy and effective that it might fit your need. Effect is allmost the same. Spectator shuffles the deck and gives it as many cuts as he wants. Behind his back he can take the top or bottom card, or actually even one from the middle if he wants, it doesn't matter. Reverses it and squares the deck. The deck is spread to show only one card face down and you know it. Oh, and did I mention it can be borrowed deck Smile

Also marked deck could accomplish the same thing as well.

J-M


Hi J-M:

I know that the above is over 2 years old, (just found it)
By any chance, would this effect be "Mental Cards", found on Simon Lovell's:
"Million Dollar Card" dvd?

Thanks!

Sixten Smile
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'Up The Ante' by Martyn Smith would let your friend shuffle the deck and retain the deck. The magic happens in his hands...should fool him nicely!
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Hi Captain!

Hoping you are well.
Thanks, anyway. I have your "U.T.A.". Well done!
The reasoning behind my above thread:
Want to possibly use that effect as a 'lead in' to another effect.
Just trying to nail Simon's effect down. I'll wait a bit. If no one chimes in,
I'll e-mail Mr. Lovell.

Warmest regards, Smile

Sixten
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Hi,

try to see the Mr. "G" solution Smile

M.P
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Thanks, Mario:

I'll look into it.

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Do different trick, that gives him something else to worry about.

Gil
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Mario: Thanks, anyway. Not what I'm looking for.

Gil: I already perform the other effect, that I mentioned above.
(I'm trying to do away with using extras)
If Mr. Simon Lovell's effect is as clean as J-M, above, threaded?, it would
suit my needs perfectly.
(Waiting for Mr. Lovell to answer my mail)

Warmest regards, Smile

Sixten
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Get a new friend.
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Hi Gil:

I made a mistake, sorry.
I should not have included you in my above thread. Boo-boo. Smile

Back to the regular program...
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Stop showing him magic
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Get an old deck and glue all the cards together and hand it to him, tell him to put cards behind his back and remove one. Obviously he can't, then you accuse him of ruining your deck and will not do any more magic for him.
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I DO Endless chain for impossible spectators - Fast & Loose, works every time, hehe.
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On 2009-09-13 19:51, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
Get a new friend.


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Try this: ask him to shuffle, THEN proceed with the trick.
Act as if you don't care.
Often, the trick will work out of a shuffled set-up.
Acting as if you don't care will limit his shuffling time, and when he does select a card, it may be from a stacked segment.
And if it isn't?
it's no big deal.
BTW, you should learn another trick. There is a lot out there.
Without cards.
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I agree with two trains of thought already seen here.

1) Learn another trick to go straight into, never repeat a trick.

2) Hand him the deck and ask him to do it.
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This reminds me of a trick I perfomed to a friend (whose parter was with her) too, it was 'The Professors Nightmare'. She thought it was great, whilst HE said, 'I know how that's done'...proceeded to tell the secret and then say, 'Well it was in the XXXXXXX magic set!'

My feelings were the same, now I don't perfom when he is around, these type of people don't deserve to be entertained with magic. I know that sounds harsh, but they don't see magic, they see 'intellectual puzzles', they are possibly the ones that give the masked magician his audience and the kiddy exposers on youtube their hits.

Incidently, the woman who loved the trick (my university friends fall into the same catagory and love what I do), she loves any sort of magic...why? Because it gives her the sense of wonder like she had when she was a child. And she loves seeing it performed. That's the type of friend who you should perform to, a one who likes the wonder and excitement of the art, than one who rips it to shreds because they don't like to be fooled.
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With such a friend you don't need enemies.
My mind reading routines: http://www.basjongenelen.nl/goocheltrucs/. Scroll a bit down to the English routines.
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Some people don't like magic as magic, but as an intellectual puzzle, like Tjaymagic said. I don't blame them, because I'm one of them. When I see a trick performed, I want to know how it's done. The thing with this friend is that he's kind of pain in the *rse. The puzzlers are allowed to puzzle, but it's never friendly when they disturb the trick itself.
My mind reading routines: http://www.basjongenelen.nl/goocheltrucs/. Scroll a bit down to the English routines.
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The ultimate lesson here is never become too dependent upon a single method. Knowing effects with varying methods will allow you to size up the spectators and determine what you will perform for them.

I was doing a few tricks for a friend of mine (which I don't normally do) and he told me he knew that 'most tricks are done by turning over two cards at once'--(thanks YouTube). In any event, I didn't do any effects that required a DL and he was mystified as to how anything worked.
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Having said that, isn't there a part of us, when we (magicians) see a trick, we want to know how it's done...the difference is that we keep our mouths shut, and the puzzlers well...don't! Smile Also, we want to know the secret because we want to perform it - possibly because we want the same reaction!!!
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