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Bill Hegbli
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I am looking to only purchase the very best Torn & Restored card currently on the market. It seems there are quite a few and they all say they are the best.

I do not care if it has to be set ahead of time if the effect is in the miracle class. By this I mean that it still can be carried on your person and pulled out or off the deck to perform. If it can be signed and given to the spectator that is okay too.

I am only interested in the complete restoration. Can be done close up and nearly surrounded? If it can be transferred to a business card or photo that is great.

Please post your choice and the Internet page for the reference.
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Jonathan P.
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Go in "the secret sessions" forum and take a look at the post "torn + restored?" (1st page of the forum at this moment). I think everything you need is in there.
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Bill Hegbli
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Jonathan,

No that is not my question. I want solid opinions and references.

If someone has more then one, I would appreciate a comparison.
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I have these:
Paul Harris version
Torn
Ripped and Restored
Reparation
Reformation
Although these are all good, I prefer Torn.
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DADE
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I"d personally go for either J.C Wagner's "Torn and Restored Card," or Guy Hollingworth's "Reformation."

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The bottom line is which one is best for you.
They all have their strengths and weaknesses. Some effects are piece by piece; others are a flash restoration. Some effects work best in a parlour; others are for walk around. I can tell you the ones that I have worked with of recent:

1. One Tear At a Time by JC Wagner
2. Reporation by John Lovick
3. Quaterley Returns by David Eldridge
4. Hoodwink by B. Harris
5. Torched and Restored by B. Braun
6. Warped and Restored by V. Marini

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Geoff Weber
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This will answer what you are looking for I hope:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=37
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For those who are members over at Magic Video Depot, I think this is a brilliant Torn & Restored routine (great finale!). Not sure which version this is:

http://www.magicvideodepot.com/view.php?a=v&t=1901
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My vote is for Torched & Restored. Practical, easy to do...Real world, "workers version."
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Well I know the Hollingworth (Reformation), JC Wagner (One Tear at a Time), Paul Harris (Ultimate Rip Off) and David Acer's Variation of the Harris routine.

The Hollingworth routine is probably the most visual of the 4, with a piece by piece restoration more visual than the others. The Wagner routine doesn't have a visual restoration, whereas the Harris and Acer versions do, yet not as clear as the Hollingworth routine.
They can be found in the following books:
Reformation - Drawing Room Deceptions
One Tear at a Time- 7 Secrets
Ultimate Rip Off- Art of Astonishment Vol.1
The Acer Routine- Natural Selections Vol. 2

My personal favourite is the Acer routine, but Reformation is by far the most magic looking.
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I watched Torched and Restored, and IMHO it is sooooo good... and soooo easy to do. Every move is covered.

I plan to buy it myself after having searched and seen so many others.

Simplicity is so important, yet this one has some cool convincers.
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1. Yes, NeoMagic whoever you are [I think this CB type handles for names practice is so stupid (not you Neo; the principle). Why can't we use real names?!!!] I agree that T&Ron Magic Video looks excellent. A bit like DeCova's but cleaner. I worked out a handling for walkaround for DeCova's where it is difficult to keep the gimmick. I told him and he disinterestedly replied, "I only do this on televison." Any more ideas on this one? Many of the comments are in Spanish, the language of the performer, unfortunately for me.

2. Pete- does the Torched & R actually use fire as in the name?
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Anthony,
You can watch the video for torched and restored over at penguin magic.
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=204
It's a very clean routine and yes it does use fire to fuse the card into complete restoration.
Best Wishes,
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Larry Davidson
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Stand-up: Torn.

Close-up: Torched and Restored.
Lonnie Dilan
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Daniel Garcia's Torn is on the top of my list.
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Torched & Restored (Brent Braun)

Wink-Wink (Ben Harris)

And most likely (soon to be) Reformation by Guy Hollinworth.

Quote:
On 2004-02-26 10:01, NeoMagic wrote:
For those who are members over at Magic Video Depot, I think this is a brilliant Torn & Restored routine (great finale!). Not sure which version this is:
http://www.magicvideodepot.com/view.php?a=v&t=1901


I've seen this somewhere before. Does anyone know the source?
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Larry Davidson
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JoeKing, it was marketed, but I don't recall the name of the effect...anyone?

Larry
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On 2004-02-26 13:45, anthonyb wrote:...I think this CB type handles for names practice is so stupid...Why can't we use real names?
Breaker, Breaker 1-9, Check out my handle. You copy good buddy? Come back... Lee.

P.S. Larry has a cool C.B. Handle. So do many others here at the Café. The choice to remain anonymous is up to you. Smile

As far as the topic at hand I favor J.C. Wagoner's "One Tear At A Time" and "Quarterly Returns" by David Eldridge as Vinny mentioned above. Both are different and excellent and I don't regret buying either one of them. I've only messed with two others in the past and can't recall either of those. They're in the book collection somewhere around here... Good luck, Lee.
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Torched And Restored gets my vote.

However, do consider Ripped and Restored. The Jay Sankey one is quite good when used on laymen.
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My favorite is Guy Hollingworth's, but I don't perform this yet as I haven't quite perfected all the moves.

I also like the JC Wagner version on Ammars ETMCM 5, but is this the same as 'One tear at a Time' which is mentioned above?

My only problem with this version is that the spectator only sees you tear the card half way down the width, then fold in half and tear in half lengthways, which wouldn't leave you with the 4 quarters that you claim to have. It's not really a big deal but if anyone can offer any help on this I'd be grateful.
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