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Duoquadragesimus
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I love Mnemonica, but I also use regular Si Stebbins occasionally.
marc_carrion
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Mnemonica and Si Stebbins here too
IMAGINACIAN
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Is stack magic not so popular ? Anyone seeing this thread may have to believe so. Out of over 60k Café members, only about 100 respond about their stacks - that too in about 2 years. Or am I missing something ? However, this thread is a great effort.

I have been with 8 Kings & Stebbins all these years. But now trying to look around and pick up another one.
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Terrible Wizard
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The current, updated totals so far:

Mnemonica 35
Aronson 23
Si Stebbins (any variation, but usually 3 CHSD) 25

BCS 11

Joyal Stack 5
NDO 6
Woody Aragon's Stack 4
Stay Stack 4 (all variations, not sure how to group this)
8Ks 5
QuickerStack 4

STB 3
Own Stack (not public) 6
Nikola 2
DAO 2
Kindergarten Stack 2

Greg Chapman's Stack 1
Luke Jermay's Story Deck 1
Zenith Zener Symbol Stack 1
Maigret Stack 1
Robinr's Stack 1
Shadow Stack 1
Isis Stack 2
misamagic
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Joyal Stack (CHaSeD)
Just a beginner.
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Aronson
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Quote:
On Jan 7, 2016, doriancaudal wrote:
Isis

Isn't that a terrorist stack? Smile
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Si Stebbins, in CHaSeD order. I only use it for a couple of tricks, but after learning how to determine the position of any card named, it's become kind of a fun thing to practice. Not that it'll ever be automatic (the math's not that hard, but still requires too much thought for me at the moment). Learning another stack would probably be easier in the long run (and much handier for more effects, probably).

For a control, I've been working on ideas using a partial stack (say the clubs in order from king to ace). Not sure it counts as a stack per se, but it's fun working out the different possibilities. It's also been very good practice at estimation and false cuts/shuffles. Particularly for estimation - I've been wanting to get the stack down to perhaps five or six cards, then you could almost do it impromptu. Or alternatively, learn to memorize the bottom five or six cards in a shuffled deck in order - but that's for some other time. It seems difficult enough, but utterly confusing when I actually try to practice it more than a couple of times in a row.
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I'm learning Mnemonica.

I'm curious, I think I saw one or two replies saying they had memorized a sequential stack like BCS or Si Stebbins. Do people really do this?

To me, memorizing a stack means that you know the location of each card and can quickly retrieve the card for any location, or the location for any card,

Sequences let you given a card, determine the next, and with varying difficulty, the previous card. They trade off the need to memorize the stack or some mental calculation. Si Stebbins and Eight Kings are based on simple calculations, but the color and value patterns make them seem fishy. BCS addresses this at the cost of a more complex calculation to go forward in the sequence, and an even more complicated calculation to go backwards.
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There are some who memorize those stacks. I know a few who have memorized Si Stebbins as a memorized deck. The benefit to this is that you retain all the properties of the rosary stack and the unique "built-in" effects that use the Si Stebbins pattern (e.g. Up the Ante immediately comes to mind), as well as the ability to very quickly shuffle into it from NDO. The cons of a Si Stebbins stack also remain, however. After experimenting with a few different stacks and for many individual reasons, I settled with Mnemonica, personally.
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A curious observation here. Some popular stacks have so far drawn a blank here.

Boris Wild stack and Charles Gauci stack for example. Or Karma Deck which claims to be the best selling stack. Or the more recent stacks like Requeim or Solution which made quite a splash here.

One of my favs 8K is nowhere as popular as it should have been (just my opinion)
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A. Evans
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I tend to use either the:

Si Stebbins

or the

Nikola
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Mnemonica and Si Stebbins 3 CHSD for me. I also want to learn Aronson's stack, but don't know how it will conflict with Mnemonica.
Imirik
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I use only the Mnemonica
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My own version of Sam the Bellhop that turns the original 4 personalities into 3 so that I can end in a royal flush. I also use the jokers as quick gags.
Apart from that one stack and the need for partial retentions of culled cards, I don't use any other stacks.
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The current, updated totals so far:

Mnemonica 39

Si Stebbins (any variation, but usually 3 CHSD) 28
Aronson 24

BCS 11

NDO 6
Own Stack (not public) 6
Joyal Stack 6
8Ks 6

Woody Aragon's Stack 4
Stay Stack 4 (all variations, not sure how to group this)
QuickerStack 4
STB 4

Nikola 3

DAO 2
Kindergarten Stack 2
Isis Stack 2

Greg Chapman's Stack 1
Luke Jermay's Story Deck 1
Zenith Zener Symbol Stack 1
Maigret Stack 1
Robinr's Stack 1
Shadow Stack 1

Boris Wild 0
Charles Gauci 0
Karma Deck 0
Requeim 0
Solution 0
LoganPorterMagic
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Mnemonica is the way to go
goochelen
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Quote:
On Oct 6, 2016, LoganPorterMagic wrote:
Mnemonica is the way to go


I suggest to ignore the above post as the person who posted this seems to have posted many message on various forums on the same day in order to increase his quota of number of messages posted.

Secondly, mentioning "mnemonica is the way to go" does not mean anything.

Regards,

g.
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Isis !
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Si Stebbins +3 CHSD
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