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Any professional will tell you no trick is 100%. You can even mess up a simple slieght and ruin the whole trick. So what will you do then? Come on. It's all about spectator management. And I hope you are knowledgeable enough to go into something else or have a backup if it doesn't hit. Just like every other trick if you practice enough you won't have to worry about it not hitting.
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On Jul 15, 2019, lil_magic wrote:
Any professional will tell you no trick is 100%. You can even mess up a simple slieght and ruin the whole trick. So what will you do then? Come on. It's all about spectator management. And I hope you are knowledgeable enough to go into something else or have a backup if it doesn't hit. Just like every other trick if you practice enough you won't have to worry about it not hitting.


You're right in that sense, there is probably always a way that a trick can go wrong. I see no point going further with this as I was just answering the biggest question everyone has been asking and those who were wondering hopefully now better understand the situation.
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Mark Elsdon will be joining Luke Dancy on Facebook LIVE tomorrow - July 17th at 12pm PST for a live Q&A.
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Can't make it? No worries - we promise to post the recap for your viewing pleasure, but getting in on it in real time - you can get your questions answered!

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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...


If any product / effect it heavily relies on audience must cut to the exact card in order make the effect happen, I personally will walk away, too many times audience simply cannot cut the position regardless I already mimic and even demonstrate how to cut the deck. It is just Murphy's law happened.

Also I care about my audience, any effect I performed has to be sure fired and best possible the routine / effect or whatever you want to call have fail safe or I called it plan B when things goes wrong. As for many already said it look like previous Mark release of 21 century Canasta, well it does and only Mark could tell us the difference.

I am not saying Mark's release relies on audience cut since I don't have the product, just chime to express my opinion.
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I'm live with Mark Elsdon chatting about The Trick That CAN Be Explained! https://www.facebook.com/MurphysMagicSup......69147195
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So, apparently the demo video is in fact best case scenario. But, according to Mark it hits 90% of the time....Not good enough me, I'm out
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Is this too good to be true?? Find out now! Catch the replay of my chat with Mark Elsdon to get ALL the details

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Full uncut performance by Mark Elsdon:
https://youtu.be/QlhQu4VtNDs



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So, apparently the demo video is in fact best case scenario. But, according to Mark it hits 90% of the time....Not good enough me, I'm out


Bottom drawer crap.
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So, apparently the demo video is in fact best case scenario. But, according to Mark it hits 90% of the time....Not good enough me, I'm out


Bottom drawer crap.


I don’t think so. I have been doing this since Blackpool and I get a first time hit most of the time. If they have to cut twice it’s no big deal. Never had to have them cut more than twice. This trick leaves them nowhere to go.
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Why is it bottom drawer crap?
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£30 for this? Surely anyone who has played with a ******** card has thought "Hmm what if the spectator cut instead"

Steve Draun has a great routine called Unexpected Location which uses the same idea but in a much more deceptive way.
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Jheff has some comments on this on his latest newsletter (from last friday)


I'd like to read that, how do I subscribe please?

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Why do I feel like I'm being charged $30 for a short card?
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Why do I feel like I'm being charged $30 for a short card?

Hope not!!!
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So, apparently the demo video is in fact best case scenario. But, according to Mark it hits 90% of the time....Not good enough me, I'm out



Well, I'll eat my words here. A fellow magi at the club has it. It is what I thought it was but not exactly either, hmmm...... a bit better than that. I did it five times and hit all five times. I did not see anyone have to cut twice. I'm back in, lol
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Is it something that can live in your deck and allow you to use the deck for other effects first, or be rung into a deck at any moment?
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You can do other things if planned properly.
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Why do I feel like I'm being charged $30 for a short card?


Short cards don't work like that. You have to know how to cut to it. The inverse, however....
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