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Ben Train
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I was working behind the counter at the magic store in Toronto, when 2 young girls came in. It was packed with people there to see Mr. Lee Asher, so we had several people working the various sections (I had books and DVD's). I wasn't demoing, but rather talking books and what not. While all this is going on I'm sitting there shuffling.

One of the girls was the daughter of Ariel Fralich, author of the book Card Stories and worked on several other notables. They came over and the other girl, about 14, commented- "oh! your doing that shuffle!"

I smiled, and responded "you mean the riffle shuffle?"

"No," she replied, "the other thing!"

"Oh, you mean up the ladder?"

"No, it starts with 's' something..."

Perplexed, "stripping the deck?"

"no...",

I pause- "um... a strip-out?"

"YES! THAT'S IT!"

And it was. Good-bye ego.

Ben
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MagicKim
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Hahaha tough break Ben Smile

Take care
tommy
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Smile My theory is, any card work which fools a 14 year old girl will fly. They are very sharp!
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Ben Train
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In fairness though...

I had spent a good deal of time at the CAM convention discussing the shuffle with her brother, who told her that I was "the guy with the shuffle". But, I didn't know that at the time- and neither did the other magicians there.

It was pretty priceless!
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Ben, I bet Lee did a great job there. Say hello to him for me.

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As my mom used to say, "Wait until you have kids of your own!" And SHE didn't even do card tricks!

(Thanks for the plug, Ben Smile )
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