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Its a really great trick! I preform it all the time! 5 out of 5!!
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I only wish the gimmick had a lower profile, more ergonomically friendly shall we say.
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On Jan 28, 2019, pegasus wrote:
I only wish the gimmick had a lower profile, more ergonomically friendly shall we say.


What do you mean by that Pegasus? Do you find it too big or is it more about how it fits your finger?
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I have double cross and would love to use it. But I find it difficult to get the gimmick of the end of the pen without it twisting and get ink on my fingers. Am I alone in this? I would really appreciate any advice how to overcome this.
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Only advice I can give is to prepare the gimmick into position before you walk toward your spec.
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I glued my gimmick to the bottom side of my middle finger TT which makes it much more safer and usable for me.
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I agree that ink on the fingers can be a pain. I take an alcohol wipe and try to clean around the rim where the gimmick sits and where ink can build up. That helps
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I glued my gimmick to the bottom side of my middle finger TT which makes it much more safer and usable for me.

reminds me of a few other gimmicks I have. UV ink stamper from france and another one was an interchangeable symbol stamper on a TT. So, I think your solution might be a good one.
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I don't have any of these problems...Then again, I still do this as 'Ashes on Hand'. And I saved $60.00. But don't mind me, what do I know?

Mike.
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My Ink is not making a complete X I have to go to the link & see how to fix this problem I hope it's in the explanation If anyone knows can you pm me with the details I would really appreciate it.
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I would love to see a Double Cross 2.0, as it’s brilliant but I believe these issues could be totally eradicated
( no pun intended ). Olly
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Ah, yes, Double Cross 2.0 - and then, after that, we have Double Cross Redux. An excellent way to take a product, re-brand it, and then make even more money off of new customers, as well as selling the same product to the old customers. Money, money, money - it's all about the money. Take an old idea (ashes on the hand), repackage it, sell it, and then re-market it 3 or 4 times to keep the money coming in.

And people criticize me for saying that magicians are the biggest suckers on the face of the earth. Too funny!

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Mike with respect as I admire your work enormously, however I never liked the original ashes effect as it was messy compared to this a (dry erase marker) and the original was over exposed imo.
Magical wishes, Olly
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I doff my cap, Olly - well met! Smile

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Interesting. They now have a heart shaped stamper.

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I have been doing Double Cross for some time now and it get GREAT initial reactions.. but (unlike the Ash on Palm effect) people frequently reconstruct the method after thinking about it for some time. They don't know HOW I put a cross on their hand, but they will say "He must have put the x on my hand at the start somehow." Then, in their mind, they have "figured it out" and my reputation as a magician drops just that little bit.

I never had that happen with Ashes, because the ash on my palm was usually dropped on by a cigarette and rubbed in, so they had no idea how I could have done that to them before I started.

I did try the Lipstick on Palm variation, but like Double Cross, people reconstructed it afterwards so I stopped doing it.
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I don't have any of these problems...Then again, I still do this as 'Ashes on Hand'. And I saved $60.00. But don't mind me, what do I know?

Mike.



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I am curious how long the sharpie ink need to be refilled .

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On Mar 9, 2019, Tim Ellis wrote:
I have been doing Double Cross for some time now and it get GREAT initial reactions.. but (unlike the Ash on Palm effect) people frequently reconstruct the method after thinking about it for some time. They don't know HOW I put a cross on their hand, but they will say "He must have put the x on my hand at the start somehow." Then, in their mind, they have "figured it out" and my reputation as a magician drops just that little bit.

I never had that happen with Ashes, because the ash on my palm was usually dropped on by a cigarette and rubbed in, so they had no idea how I could have done that to them before I started.

I did try the Lipstick on Palm variation, but like Double Cross, people reconstructed it afterwards so I stopped doing it.


I do get better reactions with the alternate handling. A friend of mine actually has a tattoo for it - I just use the stamper. Even if they believe that the X was already on my wrist (which is the case), they still don't know how I made theirs disappear. Furthermore, I have made a second gimmick with a regular sharpie (no stamper) and I do a switch then have them play with it. I assure you a lot try again and the ink doesn't come off Smile
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On Mar 9, 2019, Tim Ellis wrote:
I have been doing Double Cross for some time now and it get GREAT initial reactions.. but (unlike the Ash on Palm effect) people frequently reconstruct the method after thinking about it for some time. They don't know HOW I put a cross on their hand, but they will say "He must have put the x on my hand at the start somehow." Then, in their mind, they have "figured it out" and my reputation as a magician drops just that little bit.

I never had that happen with Ashes, because the ash on my palm was usually dropped on by a cigarette and rubbed in, so they had no idea how I could have done that to them before I started.

I did try the Lipstick on Palm variation, but like Double Cross, people reconstructed it afterwards so I stopped doing it.


I do get better reactions with the alternate handling. A friend of mine actually has a tattoo for it - I just use the stamper. Even if they believe that the X was already on my wrist (which is the case), they still don't know how I made theirs disappear. Furthermore, I have made a second gimmick with a regular sharpie (no stamper) and I do a switch then have them play with it. I assure you a lot try again and the ink doesn't come off Smile


Wait so you make the X jump from there hand to your hand?

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