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There are working, Professional Magicians, all over the world that use the sleights and routines from Harry Lorayne's Rim Shots.
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Now that the train has been put back on the tracks...I'm surprised nobody has mentioned DEVASTATION from Geoff William's DVD. I love that trick. I'll also chime in for Daryl's Untouched.
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I've recently started performing Steve Dusheck's ID Case. It fits in that it's a prediction-type effect, is dead easy and it kills.
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Folks

we managed to source some absolute KILLER self working prediction effects on the DVD we just put out (Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks). Liam Montier's 'Henry Sugar' is one of the best regarded (and still little known), multiphase predictions ever. you can watch Liam performing it here - http://youtu.be/hI2HEZ51nXU

also, Aldo Columbini's 'Contact Colors' is just ridiculously powerful. (watch that one here - http://youtu.be/nHwnTOYfLXw)

but there are other's on there too... mike austin's 'impossible' is the perfect trick to do if someone just hands you half a dog-eared deck. added to which it completely fries magicians. we demmed this thing all week at FISM and nobody had a clue how it worked. HA!
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Well, this one isn't so much of a self working prediction card effect, but a "fortune telling" one because it deals with playing card tarot readings. IT is called Tell-All Gemini by Allan Ackerman in Las Vegas Kardma. It has no set up, and one move that is slightly annoying because you have to do it publicly and it can look suspicous to very suspecious people!
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On 2012-08-10 16:04, Discordia wrote:
Well, this one isn't so much of a self working prediction card effect, but a "fortune telling" one because it deals with playing card tarot readings. IT is called Tell-All Gemini by Allan Ackerman in Las Vegas Kardma. It has no set up, and one move that is slightly annoying because you have to do it publicly and it can look suspicous to very suspecious people!


I have no idea what this post means?
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What don't you understand about it?
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Found this thread while "surfing"

Watched HL "Amazing Prediction"; one I have failed to read or watch! I want to work this one.

Has anyone used this in performance? I love it! I am still in "shocked" mode!! WTH just happened???

There are many great card effects out there. I also watched Aldo Colombini, "Pre-Deck-Ability" also a fun one to do, where spectator has some hands on.

But you can NEVER go wrong with any Harry Lorayne effect!
How did he do that??? I have Classic Collection Volume 2, so I need to go home this evening and do some reading!!! Smile
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Hey Mike: I'm surprised at you - thought you knew all my stuff. Best - Harry L.
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Just watched Harry's "Amazing Prediction", and I am amazed. That is self working?? Looked great!
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I love so many! Off the top of my head: Prior Commitment (Aronson), Point Spread (Aronson), Shuffle-bored (again, Aronson), A View To a Skill (Bannon), OOTW (impromptu half-deck version as done by Ammar), Open Prediction (Curry, as given in Fulves). And those are just a few! Most prediction card effects seem to be mostly or completely self-working, so we can really milk the drama of the presentation. Good question!
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I know a lot of prediction effects but Harry's amazing prediction
is on top for me. I learned it out of his RimShots book. I saw the video and I had to have it.
Wonderful effect.
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Loads of good suggestions here, some I know, others I don't.

A very easy to do, but very cool, prediction effect is to be found on Ryan schultz's Miracles Without Moves DVD: Degrees of Boredom.
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One of my favorite mentalism effects that is self working is called into the future found on Gerry Griffin's Complete Card magic DVD set. I have performed this many times for friends and it kills all the time. One of the nice things about it is that once you make the predictions, you are completely hands off.
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Free Will has a great method for just that! Just start wtih a prediction and amaze! http://www.lybrary.com/free-will-p-476988.html
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On Jul 17, 2010, Vlad_77 wrote:
Amen Barry.

Just a word: Barry's reaction is warranted. You had titled your thread with the word "best". Not only would anyone have to know every possible prediction effect extant, which is an impossibility, more importantly, the term "best" is highly subjective. "Best" is defined by what works for you. The adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is so very true. I think Harris' Overkill is an excellent effect. If it does not work for you, then of course it is a good thing to find different effects/methodologies to the plot. There really never IS a "best" and that's a good thing.

Subjectively speaking, The Beatles are the best rock band ever, Willie Mays was the best baseball player, and Kurzweil Music Systems makes the best workstation synthesizers. You see how ANY of these could be refuted easily? To ME they are the "best" but another would counter with Led Zeppelin, Honus Wagner, and Korg.

To your credit in your post you used the terms "suggest" and "good". While the term "good" is also subjective, it is not a superlative, so you will actually get more options and you avoid sidetracking your own thread.

Barry is a good guy and one of the most knowledgeable magicians I have ever had the pleasure of corresponding with. Take his "rant" as a positive sort of tough love. That rant is truly invaluable wisdom.

Ahimsa,
Vlad


I've only been a member here for a few hours and have noticed more than one version of Barry's rant in more than one thread, but as the new guy I have to say that when I see a thread asking for the "best" something," I take the "in your opinion" as implied. I see, however, that even though the OP's text included words such as "suggest" and "good" instead of "best," he received a rant anyway because of the technicalities involved in the wording of the thread's title. As you point out, Vlad, everything is subjective, so I would have thought that nobody would take "best" literally. And I would have been wrong.

Since it seems that the word is quite often taken literally here, I ask anyone else who cares to chime in - with no snide intent whatsoever - what other land mines should a forum newbie like me (who very well cound have fallen into the "best" trap without meaning "unequivocally proven to be the very best out of every trick ever performed") be aware of? I'm not as much interested in avoiding the rant as I am in not wasting the time of those who would be inclined to provide one, but I am most interested in not irritating forum members senior to me - and just in this thread alone I've sensed a lot of irritation.

Thank any and all of you for any helpful response. The OP stepped on that land mine with 280 posts to his credit. I can only imagine what would be in store for me if I didn't try to find out about other mines in advance.
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On Jul 17, 2010, Vlad_77 wrote:
Amen Barry.

Just a word: Barry's reaction is warranted. You had titled your thread with the word "best". Not only would anyone have to know every possible prediction effect extant, which is an impossibility, more importantly, the term "best" is highly subjective. "Best" is defined by what works for you. The adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is so very true. I think Harris' Overkill is an excellent effect. If it does not work for you, then of course it is a good thing to find different effects/methodologies to the plot. There really never IS a "best" and that's a good thing.

Subjectively speaking, The Beatles are the best rock band ever, Willie Mays was the best baseball player, and Kurzweil Music Systems makes the best workstation synthesizers. You see how ANY of these could be refuted easily? To ME they are the "best" but another would counter with Led Zeppelin, Honus Wagner, and Korg.

To your credit in your post you used the terms "suggest" and "good". While the term "good" is also subjective, it is not a superlative, so you will actually get more options and you avoid sidetracking your own thread.

Barry is a good guy and one of the most knowledgeable magicians I have ever had the pleasure of corresponding with. Take his "rant" as a positive sort of tough love. That rant is truly invaluable wisdom.

Ahimsa,
Vlad


I've only been a member here for a few hours and have noticed more than one version of Barry's rant in more than one thread, but as the new guy I have to say that when I see a thread asking for the "best" something," I take the "in your opinion" as implied. I see, however, that even though the OP's text included words such as "suggest" and "good" instead of "best," he received a rant anyway because of the technicalities involved in the wording of the thread's title. As you point out, Vlad, everything is subjective, so I would have thought that nobody would take "best" literally. And I would have been wrong.

Since it seems that the word is quite often taken literally here, I ask anyone else who cares to chime in - with no snide intent whatsoever - what other land mines should a forum newbie like me (who very well cound have fallen into the "best" trap without meaning "unequivocally proven to be the very best out of every trick ever performed") be aware of? I'm not as much interested in avoiding the rant as I am in not wasting the time of those who would be inclined to provide one, but I am most interested in not irritating forum members senior to me - and just in this thread alone I've sensed a lot of irritation.

Thank any and all of you for any helpful response. The OP stepped on that land mine with 280 posts to his credit. I can only imagine what would be in store for me if I didn't try to find out about other mines in advance.


Hi RogerTheShrubber,

First off, a deep thank you for your indirect assistance in defeating the Knights Who Say "Nee!" Smile

Okay, here's the thing: There are times when some actually do want "the best" and you might be surprised at how adamant they are. I'm not specifically referring to the post you cited which is four years old, but, it seems that The Café runs in cycles such that people will ask questions but usually don't offer any evidence that they have done any research on their own. The first answer to that is obviously to do some research. It's a lot easier nowadays with resources like Denis Behr's Archive and other online resources to get a sense of what's out there. Additionally, The Café's own search engine is rather good and most topics have been covered many times. I think there are a t least 30 different threads on "The Best Self-Working Card Trick." There have been queries, literally asking for the "best" of something because the questioner had a show in two days! I'm sorry but that sort of question deserves more than a rant.

There is also a dedication section for newcomers to the art and for members with 50 plus posts there is Secret Sessions in which topics can v=be discussed more freely.

As to the OP's number of posts, please do remember that The Café is the largest online magic community. As I look at the banner right now I see that there are 5,010,100 messages. I have 4677 messages which is a mere star in a galaxy. And, if you reviewed the entire thread you will also have noted that a lot of excellent advice was given - and that is the rule rather than the exception here.

Welcome to The Café and really it isn't a place littered with minefields; it's not a No Man's Land where the cries of "Quick lads, GAS!!" will reverberate in the trenches - sometimes it just feels that way. Smile Smile

Slainte,
Vlad

PS: I am curious as to why you chose my response rather than Barry's post, RogerTheShrubber. Have you been here before? WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE SAY NO MORE ...
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On May 31, 2014, Vlad_77 wrote:
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On May 31, 2014, RogerTheShrubber wrote:
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On Jul 17, 2010, Vlad_77 wrote:
Amen Barry.

Just a word: Barry's reaction is warranted. You had titled your thread with the word "best". Not only would anyone have to know every possible prediction effect extant, which is an impossibility, more importantly, the term "best" is highly subjective. "Best" is defined by what works for you. The adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is so very true. I think Harris' Overkill is an excellent effect. If it does not work for you, then of course it is a good thing to find different effects/methodologies to the plot. There really never IS a "best" and that's a good thing.

Subjectively speaking, The Beatles are the best rock band ever, Willie Mays was the best baseball player, and Kurzweil Music Systems makes the best workstation synthesizers. You see how ANY of these could be refuted easily? To ME they are the "best" but another would counter with Led Zeppelin, Honus Wagner, and Korg.

To your credit in your post you used the terms "suggest" and "good". While the term "good" is also subjective, it is not a superlative, so you will actually get more options and you avoid sidetracking your own thread.

Barry is a good guy and one of the most knowledgeable magicians I have ever had the pleasure of corresponding with. Take his "rant" as a positive sort of tough love. That rant is truly invaluable wisdom.

Ahimsa,
Vlad


I've only been a member here for a few hours and have noticed more than one version of Barry's rant in more than one thread, but as the new guy I have to say that when I see a thread asking for the "best" something," I take the "in your opinion" as implied. I see, however, that even though the OP's text included words such as "suggest" and "good" instead of "best," he received a rant anyway because of the technicalities involved in the wording of the thread's title. As you point out, Vlad, everything is subjective, so I would have thought that nobody would take "best" literally. And I would have been wrong.

Since it seems that the word is quite often taken literally here, I ask anyone else who cares to chime in - with no snide intent whatsoever - what other land mines should a forum newbie like me (who very well cound have fallen into the "best" trap without meaning "unequivocally proven to be the very best out of every trick ever performed") be aware of? I'm not as much interested in avoiding the rant as I am in not wasting the time of those who would be inclined to provide one, but I am most interested in not irritating forum members senior to me - and just in this thread alone I've sensed a lot of irritation.

Thank any and all of you for any helpful response. The OP stepped on that land mine with 280 posts to his credit. I can only imagine what would be in store for me if I didn't try to find out about other mines in advance.


Hi RogerTheShrubber,

First off, a deep thank you for your indirect assistance in defeating the Knights Who Say "Nee!" Smile

...

Slainte,
Vlad

PS: I am curious as to why you chose my response rather than Barry's post, RogerTheShrubber. Have you been here before? WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE SAY NO MORE ...


No, I chose yours because my first instinct was to get my point across springboarding off your examples of The Beatles and Willie Mays, but upon reviewing my first draft I remembered that tone can't be conveyed in a post and thought that because of that my post would probably come across as snotty, especially from a newbie. My rewrite of my post eliminated those references and I could have easily just posted it without quoting anyone, but I forgot to do so.

As for not directing my post straight to Barry, I thought the indirect touch might be more prudent because I didn't want to come across as the new guy who thinks it's his place to tell off the vets, especially one who draws such kind praise from another guy who is clearly miles ahead of me in magic to begin with. And even though getting in anyone's face was never my intent, you never do know how posts without voice tone will be taken.

But I love the Python references in your post and thank you for the answer. Smile
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There is an awesome one that almost all self working by woody aragon. He put it in genii about a year ago I think.
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