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Been practicing and performing "Loaded" by Marcus Eddie. Currently it's on my "B" list of tricks (not ready yet to be used in a paid performance list) but after practicing it and refining the handling of the trick with the help of a few close friends I performed it for my "Magic Monday" Starbucks coffee crowd. I use my Starbucks coffee crowd to perform "B" list tricks to see if they are worth keeping in my repertoire and if so, then gauge whether I am ready to put the trick in my paid shows such as strolling magic or my restaurant gigs (this trick would be ideal as an opener to a card routine for those particular markets). So far, I have been getting good results. My Starbucks coffee crowd couldn't figure out how the trick was done and they liked it as an opener to a card routine. They seemed to really like the trick, but again, I feel this is a good opener for a card routine. Seems like this trick will be a keeper.
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I hate to bring back an old thread but I was just recently considering this effect. What are the angles like? How cleanly can the box be displayed before making the cards appear? Could you pull a prediction out of the box for a previous effect and then close the box back up and do the effect?

Thank you very much for any answers. Anyone else who knows can of course answer as well.
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Right now, I personally can't recommend this trick. The angles can be tricky but you can get pretty good with angle issue with practice. Initially I seemed to be getting good results, but after additional performance experience on my "B" list of tricks, the results weren't so good. However, the handling, despite the appearance of it being somewhat simple isn't as simple as it might initially seem when performing in front of a "Magic Monday" crowd. After performing this more and more, as of right now, I do not recommend this trick. At least I personally do not recommend the trick after some additional experience performing it for the "Magic Monday" crowd and close friends. I haven't performed this trick for any paid gigs. I might construct another one of these and give it a second go. But I think it's too risky to use this trick in a paid gig after some additional performance experience having it on my "B" list of tricks (at least for me).
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Disappointing. I had really grand plans for this. I had a feeling my ideas would probably not work anyway. Do you know of any other deck productions that may be better? I may try this anyway for 9.99 just to mess around bit but it seems I won't be performing it if I can take your word.

Thank you very much anyway.
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On Jul 31, 2014, Sackninja wrote:
Disappointing. I had really grand plans for this. I had a feeling my ideas would probably not work anyway. Do you know of any other deck productions that may be better? I may try this anyway for 9.99 just to mess around bit but it seems I won't be performing it if I can take your word.

Thank you very much anyway.


You can give it a shot, however, I had some issues during performance in front of non-paid crowds. I have fooled people with the trick itself, however my goal is fool everybody, including sharp eyed, intelligent spectators in a paid gig. So I set a pretty high bar for my tricks when it comes to paid performances. Right now it remains on my "B" list. I am going to construct the trick again and give it another shot during a "Magic Monday" to see if there is anything I can change to improve the handling. I have changed the handling a bit from what is shown on the DVD to improve the performance, but even with the changes (and my performance had improved because of those changes), I still had some trouble with it in front of my "B" List "Magic Monday" crowd.
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