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Arsenian
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I love this trick. This is my version about this effect. what do you think about this!!


http://youtu.be/6zcj4HuD2Kw

Thank you !!!
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Arsenian, it looked fantastic! I loved the casual displays and seemingly out of control nature of the beginning of the routine.
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You might consider looking at Ramon Rioboo's Control in Chaos in Mnemonica.
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Barry
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My favorite routine is to start with Aronson's Point Spread which concludes with a version of Shuffleboard. I've got a method of setting it up impromptu which allows for putting it at the end of a set.

Control in Chaos is a great recommendation.
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On 2012-02-15 05:41, Nicolino wrote:
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On 2012-02-14 10:31, RobertP wrote:
It's unfortunate because they were great performances.

Exactly, that's why I was asking...
Since they were taken from the LL Video/DVD series and only showed the performance it's even more incomprehensible to me.
Bummer.


Exactly! And any alleged copyright holder is only shooting himself/themselves in the foot both by the resentment that will attach against them for so petty and petulant an action, and, because it is by building interest in the performed effects that are on these DVDs that many viewer(s) are motivated enough to actually buy the product to now learn how the effect works.

No matter. But, these actions do remind me of the saying: "If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough".
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Check out my THE EQUALIZER.
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And, a bit late now, but check out Joshua Jay's Penguin Live Lecture (the second one) for an incredible impromptu version (as an alternative to the equalizer). There is a fun way of shuffling too which involves lots of specs.
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On Oct 25, 2013, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Check out my THE EQUALIZER.

Clearly, many haven't Harry.

Some people just don't recognise a MIRACLE; even when they (apparently) have the book. Smile

I've read negative comments elsewhere about 'Trend Setters'. Clearly, if these people do have the book, they've not read it from cover to cover; nor worked the content within. It contains card magic dynamite.
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Yeah, Barry, the newbies just don't know about the "good stuff." (I assume that they think they do!)
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Great effect, sure.

https://youtu.be/SbaL8zGRlzA
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Reading this thread has prompted me to re-read Shuffle Bored (Aronson) and Wait Until Dark (Bannon).

I have watched many performances on YouTube that involved multiple predictions, culminating in the "except for" kicker. I always assumed I was watching Shuffle Bored. But whilst Simon Aronson explored many variations, none of them had that finale. (Reading the above, I get the impression it was Aldo Colombini who added that.)

In Wait Until Dark, John Bannon argues that having a series of perfect predictions is "too perfect". I.e. it suggests that the whole "random" mixing process was actually not random at all.
His presentation is that he "senses" the cards - face down; red; clubs. Only the kicker finale is a written prediction.
I see that Lennart Green also has a similar presentation. He makes his estimates after all the shuffling; they are not pre-written.
However both of these are pretences - in reality they control the outcome; which requires them to make the first cut.

Interestingly, Aronson's first variation of S-B involves the performer secretly detecting the number of cards face-down, red etc. NOT controlling the outcome - which is an idea he addresses subsequently.
So if you want a presentation wherein the performer "senses' the outcomes rather than predicts them, it seems to me you might as well use a method that allows the very first cut - so the performer can be completely hands-off.
This is certainly something I plan to explore.
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On Jun 22, 2022, Nikodemus wrote:
Reading this thread has prompted me to re-read Shuffle Bored (Aronson) and Wait Until Dark (Bannon).

I have watched many performances on YouTube that involved multiple predictions, culminating in the "except for" kicker. I always assumed I was watching Shuffle Bored. But whilst Simon Aronson explored many variations, none of them had that finale. (Reading the above, I get the impression it was Aldo Colombini who added that.)

In Wait Until Dark, John Bannon argues that having a series of perfect predictions is "too perfect". I.e. it suggests that the whole "random" mixing process was actually not random at all.
His presentation is that he "senses" the cards - face down; red; clubs. Only the kicker finale is a written prediction.
I see that Lennart Green also has a similar presentation. He makes his estimates after all the shuffling; they are not pre-written.
However both of these are pretences - in reality they control the outcome; which requires them to make the first cut.

Interestingly, Aronson's first variation of S-B involves the performer secretly detecting the number of cards face-down, red etc. NOT controlling the outcome - which is an idea he addresses subsequently.
So if you want a presentation wherein the performer "senses' the outcomes rather than predicts them, it seems to me you might as well use a method that allows the very first cut - so the performer can be completely hands-off.
This is certainly something I plan to explore.

Very interesting thoughts! I assume Rainman is the Lennart Green version? I need to check out his work on this.
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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Thanks Andrew
Here is Lennart Green's brilliant performance of Rain Man -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8lyF8gatk
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On Jun 24, 2022, Nikodemus wrote:
Thanks Andrew
Here is Lennart Green's brilliant performance of Rain Man -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8lyF8gatk

Thank you for sharing! Fun to see a different spin on it.
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