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B-Nelley
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I just got mine in the mail yesterday...I understand how it works and all obviously, but performing tricks using it is kind of confusing. First of all for like a simple pick a card do you just try to get the card in the middle then cut the deck or am I missing something. Also I got brainwave and I really enjoy it, needs practice, but nice effect. Thanks.
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Like the Svengali deck, the stripper deck is just a tool; it's up to the performer to "work the magic" with it.
If you're having a problem with the deck, I would suggest you get the small booklet, 25 Tricks With A Stripper Deck written, I believe, by Milbourne Christopher. It should still be available at most major magic shops.
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Although stripper deck is only a tool. I think if you use it the right way at the right time, it is a tremendous tool for creating the most impossible effects. Though I don't recommend you use the deck all the time, you can find some spare time playing with it and find some uses yourself.

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It is a wonderful tool. If you know the principle and you set up your deck accordingly and you can have the deck shuffled and then cut instantly to the four aces, or deal a straight flush (or any other winning hand), or…

I can probably do about a dozen different effects using a Stripper and NOT one is a “pick-a-card-put-it-in-the-deck-and-find-it” trick. The deck should have come with a sheet of about 25 or 50 (depending on the make of the deck) tricks. Many of them are strong and potentially jaw-droppers (given that you can present them properly!).

As Peter has said, this deck is a tool. It is an often undervalued and overlooked tool. I have been badly fooled by a card worker that managed to get a Stripper in on me. I was used to him using clever slights then POW! he rung in the stripper and did several killer effects that were just impossible! Imagine how I felt when he finally shared the secret!

Now that you have the tool, go buy a book (or video tape) on it and learn some of the really cool effects that can be performed with it. Then you will start to develop your own tricks using it. Or, do what most beginners do with the deck, look at it and then toss it into a drawer unused and unexploited.
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B-Nelley
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Thanks...I've been practicing, having a hard time trying not to make it obvious when pulling the cards. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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I bought the "25 tricks with a stripper deck" DVD. Not bad in my opinion, but it's really for beginners. Smile
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On 2003-04-16 11:14, B-Nelley wrote:
Thanks...I've been practicing, having a hard time trying not to make it obvious when pulling the cards. I'll let you know how it turns out.


B-Nelley,

rather than pulling the card out, I choose cutting the deck to the desired card(s) and then put the cards on the table. This will make it less "odd".

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alexhui
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Instead of pulling out the cards, Hindu shuffle action can hide everything. You can shuffle normally with Hindu shuffle and do the 'move' at the same time.

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The Stripper Deck is one my most favorite trick decks. I think it's the most useful one. Tons of applications. Many other trick decks can do only one trick, but the Stripper Deck can do tons of stuff. Get the video and the book. They have great ideas which would really help. Good luck with it. Smile
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I use this trick when I perform in the mall and I get a good reaction. The only time I don't get a good reaction is when I perform it too much. I agree it is one of my favorite trick decks. Smile
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Personally, I don't have a stripper deck, but would like one just to use in regular card tricks.

Think about how easy a triumph, or a set up for OOTW, or any four ace production.

I made a suggestion awhile ago, that we learn all tricks with a regular deck and then start using a stripper all the time, that way you don't need to use a stripper all the time, but you have its functionality when you want it.

With some spectator control, you can even let them shuffle together and cut however many times they want!!! makes for a good routine
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The only problem with using a stripper deck all the time is that many non-magicians are familiar with it. It would be ok to ring in after a few tricks with a normal deck, but if somebody recognizes it for what it is you may loose your "credibility" with your spectators. It's sort of hard to recover after somebody shouts "He's using a trick deck!" and they're right Smile .
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Can anyone suggest some sources to learn good routines with a stripper deck??

Andrew Smile
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If you are known around your friends as a skilled card magician give it a try. Why would they think you are not using a normal deck?

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On 2003-04-23 20:56, Andrew Wong wrote:
Can anyone suggest some sources to learn good rountines with a stripper deck??

Andrew Smile


Encyclopedia of card tricks by Jean Hugard. There is a chapter on it. PM me if you need any help.

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After reading this thread, I was inspired an idea and created a trick with Stripper deck. Please find it in the Secret Session titled "Kato's Trick No.95 Good Bye Mr.Gilbreath".

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Hey Frank
That site is great! I'm on a quest to manufacture as many illusions as I can by myself. The book is perfect. Do you have any more gems hiding somewhere.... anywhere?
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