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Richard Kaufman
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I don't think laymen really give a crap about what we write here.
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You have a point there.

They're more likely to get their information from YouTube....

I remember a girlfriend who was desperate to know how I did a modified version of Jumpin Gemini (four aces kicker). She trawled the net looking for answers...

After weeks of pestering I came to realise how fortuitous it was that the patter I had used described it merely as the famous 'Four Card Trick'....
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That was one of the points of starting "Real Secrets," because by keeping all information off the internet, no layman can simply look up the trick you're doing on a smartphone before you've even finished it.

I'm pretty sure that's why David Copperfield plays his cards so close to his chest as well.

But no laymen are going to sort through all the messages on a board like the Café just to find the one sentence that says, "Double card!" or "Roughing Fluid." They wouldn't even understand the terms.
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Check this.......great idea!!!.....with this you avoid the problem with the seams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRwQbwNv2Yk
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On 2013-01-07 09:05, magic patagonia wrote:
Check this.......great idea!!!.....with this you avoid the problem with the seams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRwQbwNv2Yk

Now I like that and it looks better then the circular tray,have to fish my card box out.
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I don't care for having the card in the card box. It's completely trapped, too tightly, on all four sides.
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Just dug out my old card trick box that I got many moons ago and adapted it to do this,only do one corner looks good and easy to carry around.Have not in anyway cut or messed up my plate and mate so still everything original if I choose to use it,end of the day though it's just putting a card together already in the dish/box only thing is most folk recognise these kiddies type trick box's that we all started out as kid's with. So after the trick I explain that it is one of those box's but can you explain how I took the corner from you and restored it?,all the best.
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Whoops sorry double blooming post,lol.
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On 2013-01-07 09:05, magic patagonia wrote:
Check this.......great idea!!!.....with this you avoid the problem with the seams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRwQbwNv2Yk

Now I like that and it looks better then the circular tray,have to fish my card box out.


I like the idea of using the box- very clever!
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Finally did this a lot over the Christmas holidays at my gigs. Very strong. Very very strong. I simply say "this is more of a science experment than magic, that's why I have it in a giant petri dish". This pretty much explains the giant petri dish. It is so strong an effect I don't think it even matters.
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Doug,

Do you use the supplied gimmick or some other kind of PK device?

John
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I actually played around with using a PK ring, but went back to the gimmick. The problem is not the gimmick but the adhesive to your hand. Instead of the ridiculously risky glue tabs I smeared "Dexter's Flesh Colored Putty" that I bought from Ammar about 10 years ago and never used. Just smeared a quarter size tab of it on the back and placed wax paper over for transport. The stuff stays sticky and works great. I'd say toupee or carpet tape or some other strong tape would work great too - just don't use what they supply. Too risky in the heat of the moment.

It is possible to have the specs initial the two real corners and you sign the loose corners (to match dupes already on the card). Then you could hand the card out as a souvenir. But I found this completely unnecessary. Also, after the card is "restored" you can place the dish right over the hand holding out the pieces and everything looks clean as you lift the card out of the dish. Do a wrist kill as you table the dish and dislodge the gimmick/pieces in your pocket to finish. I'm doing this behind the bar so I have a bit of an advantage with logistics, but it's also a great trick for return customers or for something different.
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Great info thanks for sharing.

I am experimenting with the other side of the gimmick.

I am trying many different materials to damper the tell on the first pass. I know someone mentioned (Simon or John Talbot) that they use a band aide and a stronger attraction.

If you use a damper then you have to strengthen the attraction so it probably will be a completely new piece when I am done.

I think the shape of the gimmick would be better off narrower and taller.

The narrowness will let it attach to a single digit closer to the tip. The tallness will allow you to not have to go so low with your pass.
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If you practice a bit, the fingers of both hands can be spread, starfish fashion, except for the moment the card is actually covered by the hand. That's how I've been doing it.
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The have not been able to figure out a movement that is comfortable and works for me yet.
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I say this only half jokingly, but if you put the gimmick on the ball of your foot (just inward of the big toe), this might be very interesting done on the floor with your feet!

Why is this good?

First, no hands.

Second, the gimmick is not an issue: it's on your foot before you take your socks off, and when you put your socks on afterward, they go right over the gimmick and pieces.

Anyone want to try it on video?
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Only problem I need to overcome is the click ,ok when there is background noise.
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Richard Kaufman, maybe it is time to put the hookah pipe away. ;–)

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Richard, this is genius. It is a perfect way to avoid anyone wanting to inspect anything. If you saw my feet, you'd see why no one would want to look any closer than they had to. They'd be begging me to put my socks on.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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LOL ,yes I would be the same ,cry I hear!, put them blooming socks back on.
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