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Rainboguy
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After reading the description again in Kaufmann's Book, The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman, I decided to play with this and think it might be terriffic for civilians and magicicians, too!

Just curious as to whether any of you are using this in your card performances, and, if so, what your thoughts and suggestions are in regards to this trick......

Your input and feedback is appreciated..
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Hamman's Two-Card Trick originally appeared in the very first year of APOCALYPSE (March, 1978) - over three decades ago! You might want to check my write-up. I taught it a my lectures for the same number of decades, and I perform teach it on Vol. 4 of my "Best Ever" DVD set. You might want to check 'em out. Best - Harry L.
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It is a very good effect. Michael Skinner used it for many years. As magician fooler. I'm not sure unless one isn't very well versed in card magic. I think it would appeal to most that haven't seen it.
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I've always put it in the "killer" class.
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On 2011-06-15 12:23, Rainboguy wrote:
After reading the description again in Kaufmann's Book, The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman, I decided to play with this and think it might be terriffic for civilians and magicicians, too!

Just curious as to whether any of you are using this in your card performances, and, if so, what your thoughts and suggestions are in regards to this trick......

Your input and feedback is appreciated..

I used it for a good while, not sure about fooling the magicians part but it does go very well with humans.
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There's a youtube clip of David Williamson performing his version at what appears to be some sort of convention somewhere in Asia.

It appears as if he was performing impromptu while surrounded by spectators & press(?) and had at least two different decks out and on the table. He is very subtle and gets into the effect in the middle of his set.
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I'm with Harry about this being a "Killer"....

In typical Hamman-esque fashion, you lead the spectator down the rosy road, then WHAM......hit 'em over the head with a series of completely unexpected surpises, then hit 'em again with a knock-out ending.

GREAT trick, in my opinion.
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A word of caution that I think is appropriate here: Mr. Lorayne mentions that The Two Card Trick is something you need to do frequently or you will forget the handling (paraphrased from the Apocalypse write-up).

He is right. I have had to re-learn this effect at least three times. Mr. Lorayne wrote that Bro. John had to refresh his memory on the handling.

Precise reference: Hamman, Bro. John. "The Two Card Trick." in APOCALYPSE. Lorayne, Harry. v.1, n,3, March 1978, pp. 32-33. ("Blue" volume in the L&L hard bound set)

Ahimsa,
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You are correct Vlad, I must be on my 4th time now!
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Does anyone have the youtube link of David Williamson performing the two card trick?
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On 2011-06-16 15:16, Juble wrote:
You are correct Vlad, I must be on my 4th time now!

Believe it or not, I'm probably nearing my twentieth.
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Apparently, the clip was taken down due to copyright infringement claims by Yigal Mesika and Roy Dean Media [skeptical question mark]?
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I need to relearn this one again *grabbing the Hamman book of the shelf* Smile
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On 2011-06-18 19:53, MichielTummers wrote:
I need to relearn this one again *grabbing the Hamman book of the shelf* Smile



Haha Michiel, you too?

BTW man, I am moving to Holland next year!!! To Rotterdam!! We have to get together. PM me when you get a chance.

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I have NO idea why this effect is so hard to remember! Smile I am telling you that if someone offered me right at this second EVERY book in Byron Walker's collection if I could explain the method, well, I would never have them. Yet I can remember effects with HUGE setups and tons of sleights.

I am truly convinced that Brother John Hamman, S.M. is looking down from heaven and having a good laugh at all of us Smile

Ahimsa,
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I can recall this effect regularly today only because of an exhaustive study of it with a sessioning partner a while back. We both struggled but persisted and I even came up with an alternate methodology achieving the same results. A boon to learning this is to transcribe the directions into an outline form which my sessioning partner devised. After several sessions and persistant study and practice we both have "ingrained" this jewel into our subconscious...

It is an excellent effect that will enrich both you and the audience only if you study it's underlying principle instead of concentrating on memorizing the mechanics...

Cardamagically,
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Michiel: You might want to "grab" my original description of the routine in APOCALYPSE "off the shelf." H.
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On 2011-06-19 10:31, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Michiel: You might want to "grab" my original description of the routine in APOCALYPSE "off the shelf." H.


@ harry

I did that in one continuous grabbing move, juggled both books while walking to the practice table, and had a blast reading both explanations (while flipping trough apocalypse to marvel at the other great stuff in it! Smile ).
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On 2011-06-18 21:26, Vlad_77 wrote:
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On 2011-06-18 19:53, MichielTummers wrote:
I need to relearn this one again *grabbing the Hamman book of the shelf* Smile



Haha Michiel, you too?

BTW man, I am moving to Holland next year!!! To Rotterdam!! We have to get together. PM me when you get a chance.

Vlad


I pmd you! Smile
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Here is a clip of someone doing this trick...

http://dailycardtrick.blogspot.com/2010/......man.html
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