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Josh Chaikin
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Being a fan of Tamariz, I had picked up a copy of Mnemonica a number of years ago. It sat on my shelf for a while and I occasionally made efforts to memorize it, never fully committing myself to it (bad form, I must say). Then a friend of mine started to learn the stack - not wanting to be out done (or have him beat me to learning it), I buckled down and learned it, it came much easier that time around. Also, John Born's "Meant to Be."
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Having a stack buddy is the way to go. I did the Aronson stack alone and then it faded from no use. I later did the Tamariz stack with a friend and it is burned in. If you have no friends -- stackview is a resource you will want.
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I learned the Aronson stack after seeing Bill Malone perform a 3-phased routine with it.

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For me it was a very simple variation of Si Stebben, the 8 Kings stack (for lack of a better term, the stack uses the CHaSd method, starting with 8C, KH, and so on. To make it more effective I found one of those "crooked" decks of cards that are actually crooked in shape, as in a slanted "Z" shape. A simple, easy memorization when you know the whole line, Eight kings threaten to save ninety-five queens for one sick knave. You can't shuffle but you can cut as often as you wish. If you want the stack, PM me. Best, Bob
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I cannot remember the name of the sequence, but, I was looking for a REALLY impossible Poker dealing sequence that built on each succeeding stage to a crescendo that made me look like Ortiz!

So, I found it in Try the Impossible. Since then, my magic has been taken to crazy levels Smile

Dennis, I JUST got Guatemalan Miracle two weeks past. It looks like it is a KILLER. Hope to get to it by this winter.

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PS: Mary, your story was so very cool. I am sorry of course about the emotional loss you suffered, but, it was the catalyst for you getting into this wild part of card magic. I am glad you did Smile
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Isn't this thread about memorized stacks?

If so, I just wanted to point out that neither the 8 Kings or Si Stebbins setup is actually a memorised stack.

I personally use Tamariz' "Mnemonica" stack, after switching from Aronson.

For anybody interested in mastering a mem deck without the advantage of built-in effects, you might want to check out Martin Joyal's "6 Hour Memorized Deck". Very simple, and will get you on your way fast if you don't need anything stack-specific.

Cheers.
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Mr. Warrens, I am curious as to why you switched for Aronson to Tamiriz's stack? Would care to ellaborate.
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I didn't know any memdeck tricks after learning a stack!

I wanted to know the advantages of learning a stack...

I did a search on the café and in less than an hour, I picked an old copy of Mnemonica laying on my dad's "magic room" (we call it that way).

Vlad, I'm thinking about that Guatemalan miracle. Since it has no description, I wanted to ask you if its worth it...

The only effect I bought without a full description was the 5 card opener. And its great.

I do not work with close-up. But I perform it almost everyday for friends and possible clients.
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It was not a trick so much as the idea itself , once I came across it. I have a background in computers , that might explain why I saw the power right away .

Talk about being ahead of your spectator - you are 52 steps ahead:)
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On 2010-07-26 14:29, edh wrote:
Mr. Warrens, I am curious as to why you switched for Aronson to Tamiriz's stack? Would care to ellaborate.


Sorry for the late reply, I hadn't checked for responses.

To answer your question - I really like some of the built-in effects in the Mnemonica Stack, and the fact that I can get it set-up from new deck order so easily.

Aronson's stack is also wonderful, but the ability to set-up the stack openly (if desired) is priceless for a guy like me who works in the trenches.

Hope that answers your question well enough. Smile

Cheers.
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On 2008-01-11 05:06, Cain wrote:
I suspect most people decided to adopt a stack because they saw a trick (or tricks) they just had to perform. (I suppose a slim minority of others found it attractive for entirely different reasons.) For me it was definitely Ackerman's Opener. This routine clearly affected my thinking because it made me want to incorporate a true full deck blockbuster trick into the stack I would choose. Ackerman uses tetradistic stack, which is two faros away from grouping together each and every four of a kind in the pack. Needless to say, his routining excellent.


I am still a beginner - moderate level card manipulator.
With that said,
I recently adopted my first stack, The '*i S******* ****k' so that I could perform 'U* the ***e'.
I dig it man. Smile
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Ok, just so we're clear: Si Stebbins is NOT a memorized stack. Neither is the 8 Kings.

A memorized stack means that you know every card at every position and vice-versa.

For example: 18 = 3 of Clubs, 10 of Diamonds = 41 etc.

Not to sound like a grump (I'm not!) I just strongly dislike when things are inappropriately labeled, especially when living in the "dis-information" age. Smile

Cheers.
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On 2010-08-13 18:26, J.Warrens wrote:
Ok, just so we're clear: Si Stebbins is NOT a memorized stack. Neither is the 8 Kings.

A memorized stack means that you know every card at every position and vice-versa.

For example: 18 = 3 of Clubs, 10 of Diamonds = 41 etc.

Not to sound like a grump (I'm not!) I just strongly dislike when things are inappropriately labeled, especially when living in the "dis-information" age. Smile

Cheers.


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Outlaw - that last post placed wasn't aimed at you - several others also have the same misconception.

Hope that helps!

Cheers.
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On 2010-08-14 03:24, J.Warrens wrote:
Outlaw - that last post placed wasn't aimed at you - several others also have the same misconception.

Hope that helps!

Cheers.


:)
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ACAAN- I was obsessed with the effect for a while and I just had to learn a memorized deck!
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For me it was after a friend of mine fried me with Steve Ehlers' "Three Card Location."

It's still the most amazing effect I've ever seen with a memorized deck. Even if that was the only effect I did with my memorized deck it would have been worth it.
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I saw John B. Born perform and lecture on Any Card At Any Number. I was hooked. I'm still obsessed with the effect, actually.
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On 2008-01-11 05:06, Cain wrote:
I suspect most people decided to adopt a stack because they saw a trick (or tricks) they just had to perform. (I suppose a slim minority of others found it attractive for entirely different reasons.) For me it was definitely Ackerman's Opener. This routine clearly affected my thinking because it made me want to incorporate a true full deck blockbuster trick into the stack I would choose. Ackerman uses tetradistic stack, which is two faros away from grouping together each and every four of a kind in the pack. Needless to say, his routining excellent.


I never forget the first time I saw Michael Close work miracles with a mem stack. I still have that DVD to this day, and it was the beginning of a great journey for me.
Spectator's just can not grasp that you would actually take the time to memorize an entire deck!
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