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Steve Landavazo
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I think having the card reach it's "ultimate destination" one could have the card end up on the ceiling. I've done this a few times and have gotten great reactions.

Just my thoughts!

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On 2004-05-19 16:13, twistedace wrote:
To answer the original question...card to mouth - not folded card in mouth. The version where the signed card is seen fairly put into the deck and then suddenly is seen hanging from your mouth.


I would have to agree. This always gets a good laugh from the audience, especially if it takes them a while to realize their card is hanging from your mouth.
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I use card to wallet, at least formally.
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On 2004-05-24 17:41, Steve Landavazo wrote:
I think having the card reach it's "ultimate destination" one could have the card end up on the ceiling. I've done this a few times and have gotten great reactions.

Just my thoughts!

Stever


Michael Ammar talks about this and finally decided against finishing the ACR with a card to ceiling because it diminished the Card to Ceiling. His reasoning was that in the card to ceiling the card has to be lost in the middle. That illicits the, "how did it get from the middle of the deck to the ceiling?" But in the ACR the spectators, by the end, know that the card just popped up to the top. So no big deal on why the card stuck to the ceiling, other than the "how" of how it stuck.
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I really like the Bill Malone version where the whole deck dissapears except the selected card, but now that I've read this, I've gotten some new ideas. Thanks
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Finish off with the Card 2 Toilet Smile
KARDMECHANIC
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Another vote for the Pop-up card. Great reactions.
What do you mean it came from the bottom of the deck?
Ryan 101
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Card to mouth would be the best.




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For escapologists, "Card to Sub Trunk" would be the topper!
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From your list, I think Daryl's Ultimate Ambition is the strongest and in best keeping with the plot of the effect. Pop-Up Card is another one to consider. Personally, I used to finish my Ambitious Card routine by having the signed card end up folded in a small, brown, staple-sealed paper bag. It got very strong reactions. In case ya didn't know, it's Super Sack from AoA vol. 2.
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End an ACR with the simplest moves like
the

-Snap Change
-Braue Pop-Up move
-Shape Shifter
-Long Distance Spinner
-Any Color Change
-or a face-up rise doing a riffle pass
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Do you know the inventor of ACR and why it called ACR?

Then if you ask what is the best ending for ACR, you should try to answer that question first. What is the sense of ACR?

I really do not agree with card to impossible location. It is very confusing for the audience.

I always create my routine based on this simple question: "If the spectator have to tell the whole routine to their friend, what should they say?"

Then I create the routine.

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Nobody mentioned Jay Sankey's "Airtight." It's pretty dramatic to have the entire deck zapped inside a balloon, and then pull the Ambitious Card out without popping it. Sankey's "Paperclipped" is another nice Ambitious Finale.

The bottom line, though, I go along with Budiono, Pebkak, and the rest of you who have said ACR stands well on its own without any fancy finales.

Ultimate Ambition doesn't float my boat. It's too gimmicky. And Card to Mouth is too unhygienic. (I mean, yeah, that's one way to end a trick. Get your saliva all over the card and try to hand it back to the spec.)

All that being said, I'd love to see Dorian's Forklift ending. (snicker snicker)

Pick a card,

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Airtight, while cheap, I feel is another sankey product worth the money. however, that's only 2 that I count that are worth buying Smile
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There can never be an ending to AC, only different ways the card comes back to the top..
Full circle..............This is what makes the effect so powerfull magicians are trying their best top create different ways to bring the card back to the top of the pack.
One could find the card at the bottom of the ocean in Titanc's safe this would not en the effect ....


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The Titanic safe Smile LOL!

That would made a bloody marvelous closer.

Everyone interested for an ambitious card routine with focus and strong conviction, should read Darwin Ortiz's book Scams&Fantasies. It's one of the most well constructed routines, along with Wesley James in his book Enchantments.

They both stress the fact that most ambitious card routines lack in some perspective. That is the presentational factor. I think you'll find their thoughts very interesting and their routines extraordinary.
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My vote is for Bill Malone's 'I Don't Even Have a Pocket'. It's a funny take on the card to pocket idea.
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Wonderful post about 'how would someone tell the story to a friend'. Bravo!

I hope we get more of this kind of thinking around here.

Wouldn't a really ambitious card keep appearing in your WALLET where it tries to mingle with your credit cards?
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In my opinion, it doesn't get any better than Card to Wallet.

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Card to wallet (zipper, envelope etc) is its own effect and very strong.

I was suggesting something ELSE above.
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