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Bwals
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I agree with James fortune. I also like the card to mouth (not Lovell's version, but the one where it is hanging out of your mouth)
The card to wallet is SOOOO strong. Great ideas, though, so thanks to everyone. I love these "braninstorming sessions"
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It may not be as "dynamic" as you are looking, but I have always been fond of Dan Garrett's "Hand Sandwich" to end an Ambitious routine. A nice personal, touch so to speak.

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If you have your set of du*** ready, you can end your routine with Here Then There.
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2 tricks in one. as carl cloutier would tell his audience, "they have more for their money"

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For the kicker I like them to sign the back of their card and switch the deck with the fiber glass deck with their (spectator's) card on the top then hand them the deck palming the top card(under their handkerchief)... take the marker put it in the pocket (with the palmed card) take off the handkerchief and blow them with the solid plastic deck...then take the deck slam it on your pocket and show their signed card is in your pocket now.
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I created an ending where I show that their card has appeared at the top again but it isn't their card. I accidentaly drop the card. I step on the card and it changes to their card and I show the bottom of my show and they can pick up the card from the ground.
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I don't think these ending constitute kicker endings. Rather, they form the ending that AC solely needs.

I've ended with all of these:
1 way deck (not matching the forced card)
Saying people sometimes think all the cards are the same, doing a hindu shuffle to Show they are all the same, then spreading the cards to show they are all different and the selection is in my pocket.
The selection changes colour.
The selection ends up in a wallet, card box.
I produce all of the selected cards mates (say the AC is an Ace, I then produce the other three Aces...)

There have been others, but these are what I use the most.
(Technically, the ones I use the most are the Hindu shuffle one and the color changing back one).
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There are many handlings for the finale phase for AC
one of my favorites is Dan Garrettes
Hand Sandwich,,, anythinbg that happens in the spectator's hands is very strong and this is a very strong ending...
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Do the Ammar's card to ceiling seems logical plot to ACR. Never use it. Planning to use it to see how it plays.
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On 2006-03-17 21:28, Art-Fantasy wrote:
Do the Ammar's card to ceiling seems logical plot to ACR. Never use it. Planning to use it to see how it plays.


I thought I read in Ammar's encore 3, he mentioned that he avoided doing card to the ceiling after the ACR due to the fact that the card constantly went to the top of the deck, and spectators are already conditioned to the effect that the card is on top. Thus it diminishes the card on the ceiling effect, as opposed to that the chosen card *IS* in the center of the deck, then magically stuck on the ceiling. Anyone else remember reading that? or am I mixing it up with something else.. lol
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On 2006-03-18 02:34, gamma105 wrote:


I thought I read in Ammar's encore 3, he mentioned that he avoided doing card to the ceiling after the ACR due to the fact that the card constantly went to the top of the deck, and spectators are already conditioned to the effect that the card is on top. Thus it diminishes the card on the ceiling effect, as opposed to that the chosen card *IS* in the center of the deck, then magically stuck on the ceiling. Anyone else remember reading that? or am I mixing it up with something else.. lol


Gamma105, you are right. I'm just working my way through Michael Ammar's ETMCM and he says exactly that on Vol 5.
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Haven't seen this mentioned but I like Ed Marlo's Miracle Card Switch... Now let's see a vid of somebody that already does this and didn't want to give it up ;-)

thanks,

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I have never used the bent card popping up method. Instead, I have a couple of different endings that I cycle between.

The one I use the most, I do at a table when dealing blackjack at casino parties. Lets say their card is the 8 of clubs. I have the end of the final phase appear to reveal their 8 of clubs back at the top of the deck, just like the previous times. I place it face down on the table and have them put their hand over it.

I cut the deck, (break beforehand, and then upsteal) and then ask a second spectator to stop me at random, as I riffle through the deck. (riffle force) I coax (SP?) the card out at their chosen stopping place, and shoot it to the table face down, all ala the "hotshot cut". I ask a THIRD spectator to put their hand over that card.
I point back to the first spectator's hand and say "Okay,I've forgotten... What was your card again? ". They say "8 of clubs" and I say " Um, I don't think that's right...". (Magician in trouble) I look at the other players at the table in disbelief and ask "Is that what it was? " and they all say "yes". Appearing to still not believe them, I tell spectator #1 to turn over their card. Its another card.

I appear confused, say "What the..wait a miinute." ( magician in even more trouble) turn the deck face up, and ribbon spread. Once they have had a moment to see it isn't in the deck, I stroke my chin, and say facetiously "Gee... I wonder where that card could be...?" and cast my eyes over at other spectator's hand. Sometimes I repeat "Hmm... I wonder.." as I lean in near their hand.

But I don't tell them to turn over their card. By now, everyone at the table is usually laughing, and often, someone else at the table always tells them "Turn over your card!" for me. (Pick a shy person for this.) They turn over their 8 of clubs and more laughter usually follows. Tension and release.
As the Godfather said, when a card change in a spectator's hand that is pretty powerful to them.
I like this ending, because its not only still "in the spectator's hands", it also gets other spectators involved as well.
I use this ending most frequently. It reallt is a lot more simple than it sounds.

The other one I use frequently is to have the final card NOT be their card, place the indifferent top card in their hand, and it changes to their card. Again, it appears to happen in their hand, but its just the one person involved. I think a number of people do this one.

Another I've used just a couple of times is to have the final card NOT be their card, grab half a dozen cards from the deck, turn them face up and fan them to show none is their card. Square up the cards, show nothing is palmed in my right hand, or hidden behind my left hand. I then do a "window change" using a Halfpass/Hermann Pass and the frontmost card instantly becomes their card. That "instantaneous change" gets great reactions from people too, but you can usually only do it for a single person because of the angles.
Hope this helps.
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I think that the one ortiz uses in his scams and fantasies volume one is absolutley brilliant. he uses the monkey in the middle marketed effect. it is supper clean and looks like real magic. it blew me away. look into it if your interested. basically a sandwich phase which is supper clean.
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I like to use a card from mouth or a mercury card fold from hat,shoe.or what ever I have around.here is a idea produce the card from a spectators wallet FOLDED!
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2 pretty strong endings could be variations of brother johns "signed card" or elmsleys "between the palms". Mr Vinnsmagic hits it dead on...having the card that's been jumping around in the deck and then all of sudden winds up in the spectators hand....BAM..be prepared to pick them up off the floor.
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Usually I do the pop-up move since it's impromptu and really visual.

I've also been playing around recently with a few other endings (which I've come up with on my own). One that seems to get really good reactions is to turn the card face-up, put it into the middle of the deck, and then riffle pass it to the top. After this, I explain that I'll do the only thing I can to make it more fair. I ribbon-spread the entire deck face-up, put their signed card face-down in the middle of the deck so that there's no possible way I can do anything to the card without them noticing, and then flip over the spread (sorry, I'm tired and can't remember the name of this flourish) to show that their card has traveled to the top. Since the deck is still spread, it's clear that there are no other face-up cards which "proves" that it actually did travel all the way up to the top without me doing anything to it.

Another one I've been playing with just over the last few days is to take the signed card, and put it face-down into the middle of a face-up deck (or a face-down deck with a different colored back) so it's outjogged about an inch or so. It you want you can turn over the deck briefly to let them verify that their signed card is still in the middle. I wave over the deck and the outjogged card instantly materializes on top of the deck (still in an outjogged position relative to the deck). It's a little hard to describe but looks really visual.
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I don't think Omni Deck has been mentioned here, I'm always asked to do that one. Jeff
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Gerry Griffin has a great folded signed card to wallet routine.

Steve Bedwell has a great card to watch routine. Also ceck out my Homing Tie routine. It is a great way to end any signed card routine. The card ends up being extraced from behind the tag on your tie that you have gone nowhere near.

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The item Cyril showed on his special, where the card winds up back in the deck, in the case, and all sealed back I plastic seems a good idea.

For more practical/table hopping work I suggest the Paul Harris ideas of the solid deck and his deck vanish. Taking a tip from Tommy Wonder, it's likely a good idea to alternate between the two when working. Smile
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How about this?
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