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upnxrawk
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Can do an easy deck switch if you just have a routine in-between using a regular deck then need a sharpie for another routine then go back and retrieve the other deck it's already forgotten.
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I started using the Jay Sankey X idea a few years ago, and that is a great improvement to eliminate the sleight of hand possibility. It also gives the spectator something extra to think about. Although someone asking to see the deck was already very rare, the X seems to have eliminated that.
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What about Thom Peterson - Pit boss ?!

Invisible deck with the one a head 🙏👌
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Show the card reversed and ask them to take it out but don't look at it.

Put the deck in your pocket

There's only one card that was reversed - yours

The deck is out of sight before the reveal

Just a thought although I've never really had this problem come up personally!
Perhaps work on HOW it's presented - what's the process/the faux explanation/the pacing and leading of the effect

This will help IMHO
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Show the card reversed and ask them to take it out but don't look at it.

Put the deck in your pocket


When you show the reversed card in the deck cut the deck at that point as you place the card on the table.

Because you cut the deck the deck in your hands now has a back and a front as it should. Put the deck back in the box making sure the spectators see the back as you do.

Don't pocket the deck yet. Have the spec turn over the card and as the audience reacts pick up the card and place it in the box. The card will go back to back with the card that is showing as a back in the box. You are reset.
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I higly recomend the Roughing Stick by Harry Robson

I have poor vision so I buy jumbo index regular-sized decks and in about two minutes I can make my own invisible deck.

By only roughing the middle of the cards, the deck can be handled naturally but when you want to separate the cards you just move your fingers down to the lower part of the cards. This solves the problem of not having enough friction on your fingers which tends to happen as we get older.
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I used to do a single-deck christened reverse (the “Fred” trick)

The Invisible Deck could be handled similarly. Openly spread the cards and invite a strictly mental choice. Close the spread, ask for the selection, maybe have the spec imagine reversing it, then immediately re-spread to show a single reversed card

You’d just need to “flop” the deck. The late Daryl Martinez had a great way to do this “move” without making it a “move.” Basically, from mechanic’s grip, you move your hand “around the deck” so your hand’s palm down while the deck effectively remains motionless in space. Then casually flip your hand and re-spread.

Haven’t tested this yet, I just thought of it now. But if you’ve seen my earlier posts on this subject, you’d know I’m obsessed with IMMEDIATELY showing the reversed card to eliminate ANY suspicion of fiddling/flipping/sleights
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Forgot - I also used a mini invisible Deck with a full size QH / AS flap card glued to it.

I ask for any card and produce the AS, turn it into the QH (the second most popular choice), then push it through my fist to turn it into a mini deck

The patter should be fairly obvious
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On Jan 16, 2015, J-L Sparrow wrote:
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On Sep 10, 2012, Aaron Smith Magic wrote:
Rather than doing math, I raise the cards to eye level, and spread the cards. At this point I'm simply looking at the opposite side, and I spread the cards where I need to.


This is the way Joshua Jay teaches it in his Magic: The Complete Course book. I like Joshua's method (and whole routine as well) so much that I do it that way exclusively now.

One nice advantage of Joshua's (and your) method is that there is no need to calculate or figure out which card is paired with the spectator's card (though you still have to know which "side" the spectator's card is on). The main disadvantage is that it's not as "angle proof" as the more common method, so you have to be mindful of where your spectators are standing.

But other than that one drawback, I think it's a fun and novel way to perform the Invisible Deck routine.



Agree, I have been using this method for many years and can concentrate on the fun and audience interaction of the routine, all Im looking for is the card
created by the audience in a tossed out deck style, which side of the deck odd or even, as I look for the card plays very strong..
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My cleanup is to already put the deck away before even revealing the card.

Show one card face down, take it out, put deck away, spectator names card again, reveal named card.
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