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How similar is this to Route 101 Gaz 🙂
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I get his point, all that nuance in there, it's a lot to take in.

If nuance, subtlety, and patience aren't your thing...might I suggest that one could give up mentalism and take up box magic?
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Due to several requests, Fragment is now available in DVD format too Smile

Best Wishes Michael
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Just got the download from penguin magic on this. very very nice and very nice thinking but I will add if you do get the download you have to go to video four for the tutorial.


Good magic to all,

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Just want to give this a massive thumbs up after purchasing this yesterday and watching the download tutorial today .
It’s a brilliant effect with a borrowed shuffled deck that’s has some wonderful layers and subtleties .
I 100% will use this , it really is a fooler and it’s genius thinking from Michael as ever .
This couldn’t be more up my street , highly recommended and the explanations are easy and clear .
Best wishes to all Gaz 🙂
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On Jan 31, 2020, 252life wrote:
I get his point.
MindFx should shorten the instructions to 30 seconds, add music, omit those annoying nuances, and include coffee.

Maybe shorten the name as well. Fragment takes half the day to enunciate.


You're right; it should come with coffee since I literally spewed mine all over the screen while simultaneously knocking over my coffee cup as I attempted to clean said screen after reading your comment. Smile

On another note, I watched the performance for this and like very much. I may have to pick it up.
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On Jan 31, 2020, 252life wrote:
I get his point.
MindFx should shorten the instructions to 30 seconds, add music, omit those annoying nuances, and include coffee.

Maybe shorten the name as well. Fragment takes half the day to enunciate.


You're right; it should come with coffee since I literally spewed mine all over the screen while simultaneously knocking over my coffee cup as I attempted to clean said screen after reading your comment. Smile

On another note, I watched the performance for this and like very much. I may have to pick it up.


Lmao well then my job is done Smile
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With regards to this effect:

Dastardly simple and very sneaky - I absolutely love it!

How another commented earlier that this was too complex, leaves me feeling very perplexed. Honestly, you couldn't ask for a more straight-forward and elegantly simple solution. This is precisely the type of sheer pluckiness and boldness that I adore and is something you can put into use pretty much immediately. Loved all the little subtle nuances here , and particularly, the bit with the two cards at the end. Just wonderful. This is a perfect FASDIU effect.

Thanks Michael! Smile
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Love the presentation of the effect of the principals involved.
Don't have it,but see the beauty...
Gotta buy it now, cause,I'm gonna use it.
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I haven’t read the whole 8 pages but two times I read that people are wondering if this has been thought before. More than 20 years ago David Roth showed me nearly the same routine on a convention in Switzerland. It was not his idea, but I can’t remember whom he credited it to. So this has definitely been thought on long before. I can’t understand why this qualifies as an ACAAN effect. To me its more a „The card chosen through your number is still laying at your choosen number“. Bit different in my opinion.
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The point is the card can be thought of if you wish before the number and it’s then completely shuffled so you have no idea what number or card it is but you are able to put the thought of card back in the thought of position . Brilliant Gaz 🙂
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The point is the card can be thought of if you wish before the number and it’s then completely shuffled so you have no idea what number or card it is but you are able to put the thought of card back in the thought of position . Brilliant Gaz 🙂

This doesn’t change much...
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I’ve bought Fragment and iam undecided yet.
Good thinking went into the effect and Michael Murray is a beast when it comes to that!

The core method is what I’ve expected it to be. There is a obvious limitation with this.
I’ve asked myself if a simple thought of your participant could put the illusion at danger. Even with the nuances explained.
You ask your spectator to name a number and remember the card at that exact position.
After byplay, a simple but crucial move and convincers you later reveal the card at that exact position.

The nuances to sell the effect are reasoned and necessary.
The whole thing is very procedural like already mentioned. You have to like and sell that.

Fragment seems very well suited for impromtu situations and a borrowed deck on the fly.

It will not replace the version(s) I already use.
There are much stronger and direct CAAN and ACAAN around.
The procedural handling of Fragment makes it less transparent (in terms of layers of deception) but potentially less entertaining in my opinion.

If you like it - go for it!
If you still have a good and working version there is no need to buy this.
If you want to educate yourself and looking for a impromptu version I would recommend the Crusade.
I wouldn’t mind bore my spectators with the Crusade followed by Fragment (or vice versa)! Only if you want to put them to sleep.
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I got bored and picked this up. Demo fooled me. At first I thought it was too procedural but I’ve done it five times now and was honestly shocked by how great the reactions have been. Even the wife said it was one of the best tricks she’s ever seen. So glad I gave it a shot. Will definitely be using it.
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I don't own this, but I do something very similar. I can't say it is the same method, but I assume so. I love the plot and I think this is a great "borrowed deck" routine. I do several variations of ACAAN, most of them not technically ACAANs as this isn't either, but who cares? Audiences just want to be entertained. I have never had an audience member, even with magicians in the room say: "Wait, that technically wasn't an ACAAN." and even some where ACAAN is combined with other effects. I do two sleights in my routine, and from what I have read here, there is just one sleight in Fragment. The second sleight I do isn't absolutely required, but I think it sells the effect very well. What I love about this routine is that in my routine it is 98% theater of the mind that makes people think that what is happening isn't happening, and I suspect that in Fragment, it is 99% theater. Very nice.
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I think this is simply brilliant! I can see why people are surprised this (exactly)hasn't been done before but not in a negative way. Yes, it is procedural, but I feel it gives you time to sell the effect. I even devilishly laughed myself while practicing because I can imagine how it plays in the spectator's head...impossible! I've performed a few times and it's gotten great awe reactions! I always liked the idea of The Crusade but not so much the way it plays out. I feel Michael kept the same "impossible guidelines" of it but made the effect way better. Well done Michael
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I hugely appreciate the very kind words and hope that you all have great fun with this!

Best Wishes Michael
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I really enjoy performing Fragment, and I realize that one of its strengths is that it can be done totally impromptu with a borrowed deck of cards - which is great. But the reality is, most of the time I perform this, I'm in a situation where no one has a deck of cards - just me...and in those circumstance, I actually prefer to use a marked deck. Why? Because during the performance, you're claiming to have read their mind and know their card - so when they finally deal down to the card but just before they turn it over I say "And your card was the 4 of hearts, right?" When they confirm it, I give them a slight smile like "Great, I got it!" and then they turn over the 4 or hearts (or whatever card they selected). Hope that makes sense, and hope I'm not giving anything away.
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[quote]On Apr 9, 2020, Mr. Mindbender wrote:
I really enjoy performing Fragment, and I realize that one of its strengths is that it can be done totally impromptu with a borrowed deck of cards - which is great. But the reality is, most of the time I perform this, I'm in a situation where no one has a deck of cards - just me...and in those circumstance, I actually prefer to use a marked deck. Why? Because during the performance, you're claiming to have read their mind and know their card - so when they finally deal down to the card but just before they turn it over I say "And your card was the 4 of hearts, right?" When they confirm it, I give them a slight smile like "Great, I got it!" and then they turn over the 4 or hearts (or whatever card they selected). Hope that makes sense, and hope I'm not giving anything away. [/qu
Nice!...
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Mr Mindbender, that's a NICE touch! I'll be trying that out, thanks.
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