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rhucko1
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The single card version fooled me bad! Even after repeated viewings... Unfortunately, the four ace version screamed the answer. I guess because it is more subtle with a single card than with four.
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'tis a thing of beauty brother! Congrats!
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Excellent, very well done
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Woaw! Beautiful! I think I haven't read the right books - yet! Not a single clue...
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I appreciate all the great ideas. Trouble is the intention, when I devised the routine was to have it be apparently MOVELESS. Yes there are some sleights and techniques in the routine. It was designed for you guys, NOT for layfolk. If I do triumph for laypeople, I do a slop shuffle. It is a stronger, more emphatic display of mixing the cards.
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I thought, as I PMd Kent, that it was done with some gaffed cards and I love the idea that I was wrong. I also like the single card version better. Great work.

... as you can see, Kent, it's another triumph !!!

From now on we might have to call you Shot instead of Kent... Gunn
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Very nice! Fooled the hell out of me!

After about 10 viewings, I finally got it, but that's a nice method, especially for fooling fellow magi's!
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Although most of us feel the single card version is better than four Aces version, the latter can be also very good if the four Aces were scattered face up in the face down spread (or face down in face up spread).

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Mr.Gunn,

Thanks for the excellent ideas involved in the effect. I'm a really big fan of this, and I can't wait to start working on other applications. Looking forward for more stuff from you.

Mihai
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Kent - first thanks for showcasing your work.

I was stunned at first (am still stunned but that's from starting Friday happy hour at 11am today!) and thought it was due to a case of a cardman fooling a beginner. Am glad to read so many vetern card guys were fooled too.
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Tony,

Thanks for all the props in your blog! I had no idea the guy that ran the GGG was so cool.
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And that's why they call ya "The Cucumber" brutha!
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Really, really nice!

... and some ballsy displays (if my thinking is right, which it isn't always!)

Thank you for sharing Kent.
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*Faints*

Show me this at the next Friday super secret meet.

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CB,

Anytime brudda. In ten years, I'll be fatter and uglier.

You kid, you'll be freakin' famous!

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Wow, that was incredible and with no gaffs simply outstanding and super clean
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There's a certain "economy of information" aspect to most theatrical movies, simply because the average film is around 80 - 90 minutes long and most stories of any substance are complex enough to make that a pretty tight schedule. So if, earlier in the movie, the characters take time to discuss the hero's grandfather's old pocket watch [that the hero inherited] (for example), you can be pretty sure that watch is going to be important later in the story. There is simply not enough time to waste on details that aren't important to the plot. What this means is that - if you're paying attention to the details while watching a movie - you can often predict what's going to happen later by what you've already seen.

Many times magic tricks are the bound by a similar economy. A magician who has a reasonable knowledge of technique (and is actually paying attention) can often discern method by simply noticing small details. That's why this routine didn't fool me. The inverted reassembly of the decks halves immediately following the selection is a minor detail, but a major tip off if you notice it. Also, I only know a few practical needs that a reverse thumb fan would serve, and (given the economy of Kent's routining) there obviously had to be a good reason for that.

It also doesn't help any that I love the Triumph plot and have bothered to learn a few versions over the years. All that said, I liked the concept, and this is one of those routines that make me wish I could take off the magician's goggles long enough to see it through a layman's eyes.

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On 2009-03-16 10:34, ilmungo wrote:
I think I just peed my pants a little... Smile


You were "lizzin"
(if anyone watches 30 Rock tv show you'll know that one)


Wow Triumph blew me away.
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Wow Kent,

I love the idea a LOT. What a great performance. Simple and direct.

It really fooled me bad the first 2 times. As mentioned if you'd done it for me in person, I'd be floored.

I agree with Thomas about the reverse thumb spread. I don't wanna say this but . . . I fan cards with both hands, if you can fan with your left thumb, then that will solve your reverse fan discrepancy.

This is by far the cleanest Triumph that I've ever seen.
Greg Rostami

P.S. I like the one card reveal . . . keep doing it your way and forget the Aces.
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Greg, TW,

For magicians (and darned few magicians at that!) the RF is a tell. I can fan in either hand. I cannot yet fan to this trick's requirements in the right hand yet. Luckily there is no limit on how much practicing I can do!!!!

Thomas, glad you liked it. I'll pull the tell just for you!
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