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Hi Everyone!

I know many of you have been waiting patiently to see this, but for those who may not be aware of my upcoming video release, it's one of a few different card-based mentalism effects I am teaching. It is a direct mindreading piece intended mainly for parlor and social performances. Here is a link to the performance:

http://youtu.be/6Q7xUyy1HD0

This will be bundled with my Polygraph routine, plus some surprises I haven't mentioned yet.

I hope you enjoy it!

-Ben
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Quote from John Carey:

"Bens hands off think of a card is a beautifully conceived piece of mental deception. The presentation is so engaging and the effect is truly a five star fooler. On this download Ben not only explains how his devious mind rolls with this piece, but also shares additional material that will enlighten you and inspire you"!
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That's awesome
waiting now for learning this Smile

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I like this. Can't wait to learn it!
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Hi All,

Ben is a very clever individual and this looks like real mind reading. Definitely on my list of "things to get".

Regards, Steve
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It really doesn't matter how Ben does it. I'm sure you can find your own method, there are a million ways. But what Ben has handed to you in his video--free!--is a beautiful performance of a very well thought out presentation. Free! So, Ben to thank you, I'll be buying this in payment of the video. Anything else you might throw in--like your method--is a bonus.
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Thank you! I think the real value of these routines comes in terms of their structure, which works synergistically with the more "secret" parts of the methods involved. I hope that is something that potential buyers take away from this.
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The question is when? For this and polygraph? And how? By download? And how much, the question is not if
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Thanks for that Ben.
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They will be available together via download. No price has been determined as of yet, but we should know very soon.
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Can't see how. Nice routine. Very nice.
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Ben's method and performance is fantastic! I have been patiently wringing my hands, and am still holding my breath...

Great job!

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Very good!
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Great stuff!

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Don't mean to hate on anybody but can someone explain to me how is that better/simpler/more usefull than a simple f***e or p**k?
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That is a fair question to raise Stubbs .

For as yet it is not clear what the performing conditions are for this effect . Can it be done with a borrowed deck , is there a small or large set up , how careful do the spectators need to be managed given that the performer turns ways when providing instructions .

Often it is the performers who are more excited about a method than the spectator . As performers we see a spectator merely think of one card of many they hold and then a method allows us to divine that card. This causes a buzz ... The question is - will a spectator find this more amazing than handing you his own borrowed shuffled deck , he peeks a card and then you go into reading his mind with no further process .

I feel both have there place . I published a ACAAN routine for mentalists it is far removed than a standard name a card , name a number and voila effect done . Yet my longer routine plays very well .

Ben's effect is the same, you have to know when it is the best time to perform it

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I have probably once, by a ten year old kid, been asked to use their deck. Not a problem.
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This is a great effect and I am really curious about the method but I had the same tought as stubbs360. How is it better...than a peek or a force? The spectator will think they had a free choice anyway.

I don't know but this plays out very nice anyway. If I am impressed a layman will be impressed for sure.
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On 2014-02-04 08:18, stubbs360 wrote:
Don't mean to hate on anybody but can someone explain to me how is that better/simpler/more usefull than a simple f***e or p**k?


I personally think that it's inherently stronger when a spectator can just think of any card he wants while holding the cards in his own hands (which he gets to shuffle before and after, all while my back is turned), compared to any f**ce or p**k I've ever seen.

Don't misunderstand me -- I use those techniques as well when they are the more appropriate choice to meet a specific performance criterion. But in this trick, I enjoy taking my time, and letting the conditions speak for themselves.
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I personally think that it's inherently stronger when a spectator can just think of any card he wants while holding the cards in his own hands (which he gets to shuffle before and after, all while my back is turned), compared to any f**ce or p**k I've ever seen.



That is true Smile
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