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I don't like the idea of having a BD in a red or blue box. So is there any good way to store BD so when you take it out, your spectators won't be suspicious? I'm thinking to have a half red and half blue box, but it's pretty hard to make.
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Use a plain white box.
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And where can I get that?
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Most card boxes are plain white on the inside, carefully take a box apart. Turn it inside out and re-glue it back together. The flat on the inside will now have color, use liquid paper (white) to cover the color. Use thin coats of liquid paper.
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That's good idea tho even I'm thinking to build from a real white plain card, I just have to find the one with right thickness.
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On 2010-04-21 12:13, Wizzard wrote:
Most card boxes are plain white on the inside, carefully take a box apart. Turn it inside out and re-glue it back together. The flat on the inside will now have color, use liquid paper (white) to cover the color. Use thin coats of liquid paper.
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Perfect. I was to lazy to describe that Smile
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I used to have this same concern. I'm not sure if it's valid or not.

My thought though is that a white box would arouse more suspicion than an off-colored box.

Maybe a better idea is to modify a box with a gag or something - so you have a reason for it to be odd.

One example, though you have to be in the right crowd - Buy a pack of Stud cards, and put your pack in there. When you start your set, say "You can tell a lot about a person by the type of clothes he wears. You can tell a lot about a MAGICIAN by the type of cards he uses." Say the last part as you take out your deck and proudly display the case.
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Wrap the deck with a couple of rubber bands. No case is needed. If you double one of the bands, remember which side the "cross" of the band is on, and you'll instantly be able to pull out the deck with the proper side showing.
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A very good point Cohiba. People, most of them, know about Bicycle cards. So if I really want to have a white box for the BD, I have to prepare a good patter so it won't raise any suspicion. Or a jokes, such as "I left the original box for cleaning and maintenance" Thanks for point it out.

Scott, so do you bring your BD around wrapped in rubber band? I'm worried it will start to ruin the edge of the cards.
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Just for performance--doesn't matter what color case is used for storage.
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A little off topic...

I hardly ever used my BW deck. I ended up getting an Invisible deck, which eliminates the concern being discussed.

I'm just curious - for those that have used both, are the reactions for the BW any stronger than for the ID? I like the fact that the BW really kills the idea that you could possibly have turned the card over with sleight of hand... but the simplicity of the ID and the fact that their card is shown face down (more drama) is nice.
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I've used both and prefer the ID. Paul Rohmany has a great routine/presentation on his L & L DVD's.

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I remember seeing a dealer somewhere carrying a Brainwave box (half red/half blue), which would save you making it. I don't remember where I saw it but. I'd probably just take the effort to make one myself.
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My friend Hugh Randall came up with this idea. Cards by Martin used to make them. I have also made them up in the past.
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On 2010-04-21 12:21, Failed Magician wrote:
That's good idea tho even I'm thinking to build from a real white plain card, I just have to find the one with right thickness.


But why my friend are you reinventing the wheel? And you COULD do the fun, weird "effect" by Paul Harris in which the audience is transported into the card case. I am deadly serious. You see, it gives some motivation, a fun offbeat bit of strange (to borrow a quote from Monsieur Harris) and then smack them with the BW!

And Scott Guinn's idea of rubberbanding the deck is quite cool.

And here is a goofy idea.... go ahead and place the BW in a regular card case! Think about it, no matter which way the effect ends, you have something that in fact IS congruous with the denouement.

Pardon the pun, but, think outside the box Smile

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Gaff the box with red on one side and blue on the other. You can use either the back of an odd colored card or cut out the box from another case. Then for the sides you can cover them with a black magic marker, or if you went all out, replace 2 sides with the appropriately colored sides.
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If you are careful when you remove the box, all anyone can see is 3 sides of the box. So, make 3 sides from a red box and 3 sides from a blue box. This was the idea that Hugh came up with and it works perfectly.
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I a blue Bicycle 'seconds' case and colored the drawings in black ink.
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I have a nice leather case I keep my cards in. You could also get woodgrain contact paper and cover the card box.
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Thanks guys. I'm looking for the half red/blue card box. Anyone got a link I can look into?
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