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billappleton
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Sorry, thinking about this further.

You could also make use of different color backs on the cards.

First, bring out a deck with a blue case for them to see the blank cards and you write on them, they go face down on the table.

Next, bring out a deck with a red case and locate the two cards they have mentioned, they go face up on the table.

I don't much like the frame. I would just line them up on the table, sweep up the four cards, flip them over and slide them back out.
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Not sure if I'm aloud to promote this here, but if anyone is looking to buy this fine effect, I have Steven's Magic's version (by Louis Gaynor)on sale in the Make a Deal area.
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Grant also put it out in the 60's as "Dr. Rhine Outdone"...

the pairs of cards were clipped beneath a strip of elastic - that ran along the top of a clear lucite board.

In the act of removing each of the paired cards - the magi did the "move" - as opposed to the board in "Ultissimo".


I suspect that those who never HEARD of "Ultissimo", &/or were fooled by it ---also have no idea who Merv Taylor, Grant, or Holden were....and have never seen, nor opened, a magic catalog that you don't require a computer to view.
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What if the cards were arranged in a 2 x 2 array, say on a clear plastic frame

To reveal give the frame a 180 degree twist and turn over, I have tried this it looks great, kind of like a paddle move

Then all the cards are in the absolutely right location for a very convincing display

This takes advantage of the fact that cards are horizontally AND vertically symetrical

Add the different color backs and I think this is a killer card close up effect
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Sounds like that would work well for a close up situation!

PM sent.
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"Ultissimo" was "reinvented" as "TIME AHEAD" in the 1990's --which utilized a clear spinning six-pointed "star" ..instead of a sraight rack stand.

The 6 cards were placed on the tips of the "star"...the perfromer then spins the "star", & revolves it.

..upon the "star" stopping - all of the cards match.
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Crap! That is pretty similar to what I was thinking of.

I can't find much on "Dr. Rhine Outdone"
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"Time Ahead" is currently on the Hank Lee website...the ultimate improvment of "Ultissimo"!

You wont find the Grant item - unless you have his 1960's era catalogs.
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Hi All,

Here is a new trick I call "Under Glass" with that also uses the Paul Curry principle.

So this has some similarities to Ultissimo and Time Ahead, except presented as a close up card trick.

I have also tried to address some of the logical problems and cumbersome equipment that is needed for other presentations.

Let me know what you think. I made up a few of these, send me a PM if you would like one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjU4ShqQBWA

Best, Bill
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Very well done! The whole idea of the set up with the cards in the case before the trick starts works well. Thanks for sharing!
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Ha bill
very nice different way of doing ulitissimo.
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Heck, I use a spinning apparatus I made out of 1/2" PVC and spray paint. $10 including the paint. And the effect slays each time I've run it. takes a minute for the applause to start given all the gaping mouths of disbelief.
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I think this effect is great. I would like to add one thing that I think could make it even better. Instead of using the current method, I would like to replace the prediction cards with double-face cards. The only problem is that the deck of double-facers need to have the same card face on each side. I have a couple of Double-Face decks and they all have different cards on one side than they do on the other.

Does anyone know where I can get a deck of double-face cards with the same card face on both sides? As far as I know, they don't make them. I hear there is an older trick that came with a deck like that but cost about as much as Ultissimi (around $150). Obviously, I woulnd't pay that much for a gimmicked deck. I would gladly pay $10-$25 for such a new or used deck (depending on the age and condition).
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On 2012-04-03 17:40, acortest wrote:
Does anyone know where I can get a deck of double-face cards with the same card face on both sides? As far as I know, they don't make them. I hear there is an older trick that came with a deck like that but cost about as much as Ultissimi (around $150). Obviously, I woulnd't pay that much for a gimmicked deck. I would gladly pay $10-$25 for such a new or used deck (depending on the age and condition).


http://themagicwarehouse.com/TA5175/Doub......des.html
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On 2011-10-26 19:26, **Roper** wrote:
Thanks, wmhegbli! Can you please say anthing else to make the question seem even more dumb than you have already? I'm J/K, please don't.

I could see this as good closing effect, having built up the idea of mind reading or whatever with other routines.

I'll work it out...


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How would you close with this kind of ending? The cards and the predictions match, tada! Thank you for coming and if any of you leaving that would like to look at the cards and stand on your way out can inspect them, I will be here for a while after the show anyway for those that want to inspect the cards. Good Nite All! Does not sound like an exciting ending.


Question? How would you close with this kind of ending?
Example: The cards and the predictions match, tada!
Example of what a performer would say. Thank you for coming and if any of you leaving that would like to look at the cards and stand on your way out can inspect them, I will be here for a while after the show anyway for those that want to inspect the cards. Good Nite All!
My thoughts on the above example. Does not sound like an exciting ending.

Well, I wish people would read what I wrote, and not be so quick to jump to negative responses. In the English language a question mark, is asking a question, that requires an answers. If I had put a period at the end of the sentence, then it would have been a statement. The next sentence is an example of how I interpreted your post. This is a forum, not a book, so some interaction from posters is required.

I really don't know why you feel your are bringing up dumb comments. I don't think anyone said anything to have you feel that way.
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Astor makes a flat dice version. http://www.fantasmamagic.com/proddetail.php?prod=3755&cat=11
Pricey, but all Ultissimo's seem expensive considering what they are.
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Cool, I hadn't seen that version. But once again lots of strange looking props surround the effect.

I like my version of this, the props are totally natural. I've performed this a few times, getting really good reactions.

On advantage of the virtual dice is that you don't have to worry about two people picking the same card, or go through the rigamarole of having one person select a red card amd one a blue card.
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I love your presentation of this Bill.No magic prop looking utensils, will fool everyone for sure really clever thinking !!!!!
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Have been playing with this for a couple of days now,Bills routine is just great,but have been just turning the cards over in my hand and it fools everyone so may well stick with this method, they think of any card you read their mind write down prediction and when you turn cards over you were right it cannot get any better than that can it
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On Dec 8, 2010, Jeff Dial wrote:
In the July 1981 Linking Ring Stephen Minch published his handling called Ultra-Ultissimo. If you read the article I think he'd be happy if someone performed it.


Bumping an old topic.

Jeff, thanks for the heads up on Stephen Minch's handling of Ultissimo. I have an Ultissimo on the way from Stevens Magic and while searching for discussion about the prop I found this topic. I read Stephen Minch's article and I really like his handling idea. I think that's the way I'll perform it from the get-go.

Thanks again!

Side note: Stevens Magic Emporium has become my favorite Magic retailer. I've received an amazing level of customer service from multiple employees at Stevens. My thanks to the entire Stevens crew! For this order, my heartfelt thanks to Shawn Reida. Shawn went above and beyond! It is very much appreciated!

Mark
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