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One of the nicest Mnemonicosis’ I’ve seen (second effect - starts at 3:38)

Plus a very useful subtlety at 4:03. David’s acting and jazzing are on point

https://youtu.be/C7lzg3i5nGY
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That is an Asi Wind effect, "Crossing Over" from Repertoire.

The subtlety is a direct lift from the Asi Wind effect and it is indeed very useful. David wrote the intro for Repertoire and that's one of a few tricks he uses out of the book. Asi ends the trick a bit differently, I like David's approach (which he also used on Jimmy Fallon).
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On Mar 3, 2020, Chris K wrote:
That is an Asi Wind effect, "Crossing Over" from Repertoire.

The subtlety is a direct lift from the Asi Wind effect and it is indeed very useful. David wrote the intro for Repertoire and that's one of a few tricks he uses out of the book. Asi ends the trick a bit differently, I like David's approach (which he also used on Jimmy Fallon).


I first saw this routine in Jim Swain's "21 Century card magic" book under the title "the miracle deck" on pg. 55. Swain's book was published back in 1999
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Thanks for the heads up, I’ll have to check it out. Blaine’s performance is a direct application of the effect as written in Repertoire (number of cards grabbed, the aforementioned subtlety) so I’m curious how similar the effect in Swain’s book is. As I mentioned, Blaine write the forward to Repertoire (2018 book of the year here I think) so I’m still going with that being the source for the effect.

Edit: Are you talking about the effect using the pass? No pass in this effect.
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Chan Canasta is also a source for this kind of effect
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Such a great effect!
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Sure does remind me of my MISSING CARD STUNT which I teach in many of my books on memory training. Although the video doesn't show him going through the deck proper quickly - which would have made it all make a bit more sense.
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Great performance. Don't think the first effect is Mnemonicosis though.
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Yeah this is Asi winds trick. Or should I say, the lovely little subtleties he uses are Asi’s idea.

If I remember correctly, Asi uses it for a really clean and quick variation of the biddle trick.
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You can watch Chan Canasta using that exact subtlety in the only surviving video of his BBC Show at point 1390.
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Oh yeah you’re right, I take back what I said.
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You can watch Chan Canasta using that exact subtlety in the only surviving video of his BBC Show at point 1390.


What does point 1390 mean?
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When you watch the video on youtube there is a number running in the bottom left hand corner. it means when that number is 1390 is when he uses the subtelty that we were discussing.
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Thanks.

The first effect from Chan Canasta where he gives out clumps of cards is similar but without the subtlety.

Can anyone suggest or point me in a direction that shows how he might keep track of the cards in each group?

Obviously, the first group is easy and maybe the second by simply cutting where the first group was taken from. Then you have two contiguous groups of cards from your stack. So just a peek and the number of cards in each group will give you the entire group.

But after the second group has been taken there is an increasing chance of a clump of cards being split between some cards before and after at least one of the groups already taken.
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Yeah thanks. That just points out the problem that I suggested.

I have thought of a nice way of keeping track of where the cards were selected by each person.

Slip the card immediately above their selection to the top (or bottom) after each selection. Then by getting them to tell you the number of cards you can construct the groups.

Say you have cards 20, 15, and 12 for three spectators.

If the first spectator has five cards then the cards are 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25

If the second spectator has six cards then the cards are 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, and 27 - not 20 as that was your marker card and not 21-25 as they have been chosen.

If the third spectator has four cards then the cards are 13, 14, 28, and 29.

Make sure you retain the cards slipped to the bottom and then you can peek them to reveal the cards chosen by each spectator. When you reveal the cards you just need to start from your marker cards and remember which cards you have already called for the previous spectators and skip over those if necessary.
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I love David's response to the question, "Did you plant memories?". He looks incredulous and just says, "Just a couple of card tricks." Nice.
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Blaine makes very good use of loading a mercury fold card under a spectator's watch in several situations. I have tried and gotten busted several times. Does anyone know where a good rightup of this technique may be found?
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Blaine makes very good use of loading a mercury fold card under a spectator's watch in several situations. I have tried and gotten busted several times. Does anyone know where a good rightup of this technique may be found?


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