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Does anyone know anything about this demonstration? How difficult is it to master? How many legitimate digits of Pi are used in their proper sequence before the numbers set forth in the book deviate from the real Pi sequence?
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You have to know a card stack. Don’t know which one though.
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There is some memory work unless you already know a card stack. However there is a version that doesn’t use a card stack. This is an absolutely fantastic demonstration.

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On Dec 16, 2020, Jim C. wrote:
Does anyone know anything about this demonstration? How difficult is it to master? How many legitimate digits of Pi are used in their proper sequence before the numbers set forth in the book deviate from the real Pi sequence?


I own this book test. The first page of the book contains real digits of pi.
To attain a recall speed similar to that of Vincent Hédan's in his videos, you'll need a LOT of practice. There's a little bit of mental arithmetic in addition to the stack recall at times. On the bright side, there's an iPhone app you can download that trains you in your Pi recollection/recognition (for this book test, that is).

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It is recommended that you memorize the first 100 digits of pi. It's a great party trick on its own.
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On the bright side, there's an iPhone app you can download that trains you in your Pi recollection/recognition (for this book test, that is).

And an Android app as well.
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It's a great party trick on its own.


That sounds like one boring party. Smile
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Ha - actually, I love Vincent's presentation in his Penguin lecture, how everything significant about your life, both past and future, is somewhere in Pi - the day of your birth, the day of your death, the last image you'll ever see...etc. Really personalizes the effect.
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It's a great party trick on its own.


That sounds like one boring party. Smile


Clearly, you don't go to Mensa parties. ;-)
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You have to know a card stack. Don’t know which one though.


There is one stackless version and ten different stack versions of the Pi book.
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I have it, works great not too difficult on the memory side of things. My advice is don't do it for a bunch of egg head math people the magic is lost on them.
The working is pretty easy so you can focus on the presentation.
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I agree with Mark. This is a fantastic routine. When the world returns to normal I intend to introduce as something I learned during lockdown. I think it will give it a very believable back-story.
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Anyone have the Mnemonica version? I'd be interested to find out more how the Tamariz stack goes with this.

Also, if you have this version I'd be happy to pick it up from you.

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