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Impromptu Out of this World (Lorayne or Ammar)
Lazy Man's Card Trick (in Lorayne's Close Up Card Magic)

The Royal Road to Card Magic has some great self-working gems in there. Mountebank Miracle, Gray's Spelling Trick, and several others are really delightful little stunners.
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Personally, I don't think Gemini Twins is a self working trick. I know no one has said it, but ambitious card isn't a self working trick, as it involves sleights, such as the DL, and Gemini Twins involves a DL, Flustration count, Gemini count. sleights mean it isn't self working IMO, I could be wrong, but I've just asked a friend magician, and he agreed. A layman, can do the 21 card trick, as it is self working, but he wouldnt be able to do Gemini Twins or something.

IMO, Blind luck by Dan Paulus is the Best slef working trick EVER created
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Christopher - there are two different card tricks: Gemini Twins which is published in Karl Fulve's book of self working card tricks (the first trick in Volume 2, I think) and is a true self working trick. The other is Bro. John Hamman's Twins that uses the sleights you mention including the Gemini Count which is why the two are often confused with each other.

I agree with you that Blind Luck is a great effect.

I also like Timely Departure by John Bannon.
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Overkill is good - I like Mark Wilson (from his book) Fantastic 4 - because it gets 4 aces into play from a "normal" looking deck (if you don't spread the last 5 cards) in an unusual way

Then I do ace routines

I liked this trick so much I put a Fantastic 4 gaff card in the CAJ DECK of Gaff Cards
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Which Daryl DVD is Untouched on ?
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I quick google search for daryl untouched came up with this letter from Daryl: http://www.ultimatemagic.com/qa/show.php......START=35

A great trick would be "Untouched" from my F. I. S. M. Lecture Notes "Daryl Does Den Haag." These lecture notes sell for $7.00 (U.S.) and they're available from my web site http://www.FoolerDoolers.com[/i]
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Dai Vernon's "Royal Marriages" and Simon Aronson's "Point Spread". Spectator does almost all the work.
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Re: Blind Luck.If it wasnt for the awkward part where performer puts cards behind his back it would be better.
Although I showed it to another magician friend and he was fooled.....
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A great trick would be "Untouched" from my F. I. S. M. Lecture Notes "Daryl Does Den Haag." These lecture notes sell for $7.00 (U.S.) and they're available from my web site http://www.FoolerDoolers.com


This can also be found in Magic for Dummies
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'Untouched' is also published in at least two far earlier sources under different names. One by Al Leech and one in a Rufus Steele book.
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Fulves Gemini Twins is a great self working trick. Scotty York has a version out using a deck with different backed casino cards which really add to the effect. I bought one at Denny & Lee's a couple of months ago and it's been killing.
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At this moment nobody second my opimion about Ultimate Fate and I think is one of the most beautifull pieces of card magic, so maybe no one have seen this effect because in my top list including no self working effects? Anybody there known this effect?
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Harry H...

With Blind Luck if you want you do not have to put the deck behind your back at the end.

You can just spread the deck on the mat all the way to the last few cards, without exposing the "other card".

Not as clean an ending but believe me when they see the two cards matching this flys right by.
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If you would consider Out Of This World, it is a mind blower albeit using one very minor slight, eh not actually a sleight....it does not take any gimmicked cards and the spectator deals the last half of the deck as he chooses. I allow them to make 'mistakes' pointing them out as we go thru the first half and do not correct them.........This blows minds...."How did he correct those mistakes, they were scattered throughout the row?

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I just purchased Blind Luck. It certainly is a great effect when considering the effort/impact ratio. I consider this a very strong "self working" effect.

BTW - After watching the video a few times, I figured out the method but felt it worthwhile, and the right thing to do, to buy the DVD. There is a nice other effect, and some Zarro tips, on the DVD.

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Here are the improvements I have made to Blind Luck:

1. I spread the cards before they select a card to prove a "normal deck of cards" without exposing the force card. I just use a tight spread and spread wider toward the end. Just reinforces that the deck is cool.

2. I display and spread the deck again at the end to reinforce the fairness that their card is the only one reserved. I just simply spread the deck on the mat all the way to the last few cards, without exposing the "other card".

3. I still put the deck behind my back at the end to do the clean up so you end absolutely clean.

I'm working on a force so the specs don't have to put it behind their back!
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I am not sure if Paul Rosini's "Gamblers Outwitted" is regarded as "Self Working" but it can be very good for such a simple trick. I smoke, so there is always an ash tray about.
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Hi guys,

I realy like "Stolen Cards by Lennart Green"

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Check out "Pairs" in Jerry Mentzer's Card Cavalcade II. Great trick but, I'm prejudiced since I came up with it.
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SImon Aronson's Shuffle-Bored.

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