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This is were you come in, Mark! Smile
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Soda cat...or even Top Cat model of that deck not needed...just an old fashion Popeye should work. But just buy it for the handling & routining that went into this project.
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On Jul 11, 2019, hektormagic wrote:
The real question is - why an effect which is advertised as a “complete sold out at Blackpool Magic Convention” an year ago still don’t have even one single review from a buyer...

Other important question is how this effect compared to the 21st Century Canasta by the same author which looks completely the same in the trailer videos (with the only difference in the way you show the card prediction- a photo in phone or card in envelope) which now is in sale for 6 usd...

And probably the most important- is the cut method sure enough (close to 100 percent success) or it is based on a method used for example in the 5221 effect which is not so ok when the spectator cuts...


Ad says it works 100%.
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On Jul 11, 2019, RC4MAG wrote:
Soda cat...or even Top Cat model of that deck not needed...just an old fashion Popeye should work. But just buy it for the handling & routining that went into this project.


I'm genuinely asking because I'm surprised, you can have a spectator shuffle a popeyed popper deck?
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Soda cat...or even Top Cat model of that deck not needed...just an old fashion Popeye should work. But just buy it for the handling & routining that went into this project.


This wouldn’t work at all. One of the provers for this effect is that you spread the cards slowly and ask them to make sure there are no other duplicate cards. If there lookclose at a deck of pop eyed poppers being spread game over.
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No Svengali Deck, Mirage Deck or Pop Eyed Popper deck is used in this routine, but something else.
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I have the trick. Its very clever and the outcome can change with each performance. However a little extra work would entail. Without giving away anything more, I believe it will leave lots of people impressed.
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Hmm, okay, I'm slightly intrigued then.
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Can the spectator riffle shuffle or only an overhand shuffle?
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[quote]On Jul 13, 2019, Recoplon wrote:
Can the spectator riffle shuffle or only an overhand shuffle? [/quote

It wouldn’t be advised as the trick is supplied but once you have it, you will easily see a way of letting them riffle shuffle the cards
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I like the idea per se, but I don't think it is 100 % fire proof enough for me, as there is a slight chance of failure, so I will not be able to perform it unfortunatly.
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Is there anyone who can give a detailed review?

The video looks great but I'd like to know if this looks like the vid 100% of the time ?
Is there lots of set up?
Can the deck can be used for other things after?
Etc.

Thanks
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So this is a special deck? Is it a one trick only deck or does it have possible other uses?
I could see the same outcome happening using the same concept that's used in a trick put out by Wayne Fox, which those decks could be used for other things, not just cutting to a specific card.
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On Jul 12, 2019, dj wrote:
No Svengali Deck, Mirage Deck or Pop Eyed Popper deck is used in this routine, but something else.


Smart *** deck?
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On Jul 12, 2019, dj wrote:
No Svengali Deck, Mirage Deck or Pop Eyed Popper deck is used in this routine, but something else.


Smart *** deck?

Only a very, very small part of the deck is prepared.



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On Jul 14, 2019, dj wrote:
Only a very, very small part of the deck is prepared.


Gotcha. Thanks for the info. Sounds very interesting.
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On John Carey's latest DVD - Sweet Simplicity - there is a trick also called The Trick That Can be Explained. Is this the same trick? I just watched it but there was no mention or credit to Mark Elsdon.

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Jheff has some comments on this on his latest newsletter (from last friday)
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I have used this in my restaurant gig and it hits 100%. It is a great lead in to The Stranger. Literally the only 2 tricks I did all night. You can also use the deck to do other tricks as well. Highly recommend
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On Jul 14, 2019, lil_magic wrote:
I have used this in my restaurant gig and it hits 100%. It is a great lead in to The Stranger. Literally the only 2 tricks I did all night. You can also use the deck to do other tricks as well. Highly recommend


It may have hit 100% of the time for you that night but this is NOT 100%. Nobody can honestly say that this is 100%. That's like saying the classic force is 100% if you're allowed to keep trying until they pick the right card.

I see no advantage in this vs a Svengali deck because depending how they shuffle (even with a really quick overhand shuffle), they might ruin your ability to cleanly show the faces of the cards. You might as well just riffle shuffle a Svengali deck, have them cut and show the next card as different from their selection and it'd be the same effect but 100%. Or just use the same principle used here but remove the method that allows you to show the faces because it doesn't always work out anyway (which would turn this trick into nothing new at all btw).
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