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Scott F. Guinn
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This effect is VERY old. It's cute. I wouldn't use it as my "feature routine" but it's a cute little quickie that makes for a good interlude between stronger effects, and of course, like anything else, with a strong presentation by a strong performer could be made into a minor miracle.

I seem to remember first seeing it in Tarbell or one of the older books. Later(late 80's?) got it as a gift from someone in the form of a single trick with a jumbo card called Parallax, as Brett mentioned. It is fun, although I've never seen it as particularly magical, but interesting nonetheless.
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Magicmike221
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Been using this for yrs Its a good little quickie to throw in between major effects.
JeffHall
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On 2009-01-11 00:22, coachc wrote:
JUST PRINTED THE INSTRUCTIONS OFF AND PLAN ON LEARNING THIS TRICK. WISH I COULD SEE IT IN ACTION FIRST BUT ILL TRY TO SEE WHERE I CAN GO WITH IT.

I've seen it on youtube or somewhere.
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On 2009-02-03 20:50, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
This effect is VERY old. It's cute. I wouldn't use it as my "feature routine" but it's a cute little quickie that makes for a good interlude between stronger effects, and of course, like anything else, with a strong presentation by a strong performer could be made into a minor miracle.

I seem to remember first seeing it in Tarbell or one of the older books. Later(late 80's?) got it as a gift from someone in the form of a single trick with a jumbo card called Parallax, as Brett mentioned. It is fun, although I've never seen it as particularly magical, but interesting nonetheless.


I was amaazed to see that this effect was actually been sold for almost $30 some places. To me its just a puzzle, plus if you return the note or the card to a spectator then you are amost giving away the trcik as within 5 mins of fiddling they will work it out (hence why I do a restore routine with it) Plus the above posting suggests that its an old effect, how can it be justified to sell such an item!

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Lawrence O
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On 2009-01-11 00:22, coachc wrote:
JUST PRINTED THE INSTRUCTIONS OFF AND PLAN ON LEARNING THIS TRICK. WISH I COULD SEE IT IN ACTION FIRST BUT ILL TRY TO SEE WHERE I CAN GO WITH IT.


http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=5077

A patter idea: one side is marked Democrat, one side is marked Republican. Ask the spectator if tonight he feels rather democrat or rather republican. Let's say he says democrat. Ask him to play the role of a Democrat politician. He has to hold on to the value which are on to the democrats' side (have him hold the flap on the democrat side or the other side if he chose Republican). Now you warn him that as a serious democratic (or republican) politician he should really hold on to his values and never let go or renounce them.

Fold the bill and as you start unfolding ask him if he ever considered switching sides. Whatever he answers just state "Well you know! When a financial crisis unfolds, one may wonder..." and finish unfolding.

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One question for Brett Sirrell Magician:
Did you ever buy a book with great poetry in it? Did you mind if some of the poems were written a couple of centuries ago? Well just consider that this effect is Dollar Bill's poetry... As marketing people say "This effect alone is worth the price of the book"
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I do the same trick with a "bet" presentation. Only I do it with a business card. I learned mine by Simon Lovell's Survival magic.

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I do it with a joker, reinforced with tape to last longer, inserted into a vanishing cardcase.

I remove the case from the box, removes the card and reinserts the case in the box (positioned to effect the vanish).

Then I perform the effect and states that I can understand that the card turns around in spite of the spectator holding the flap, but I can´t understand where the deck goes.

And I show the now seemingly empty box.

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On 2008-12-04 13:54, HollowMan wrote:
I found this in the archives a while ago so I guess it's OK to post again. http://professorwonder.com/magic24.htm
-Chris-

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