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Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories S. Brent Morris.

I found this book on Amazon.Com.
A book about card magic & faro shuffle and math. Any comments?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det......v=glance
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*Great* book.

I've found that usually libraries will carry this somewhere in their system, so you might want to rent it before buying.

It was a fun read and a lot of cool things were discussed in it.
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Mnnaaaaa. I dunno. If you really want the mathematics behind faro shuffling fine. However, if you are interested in magic applications of the faro go for Alex Elmsley volume 2.

i.e. Don't bother unless you want pages of theorems.

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I'd recommend the Marlo material on the Faro over the Elmsley to be honest; Marlo studied the Faro in tremendous detail. Check out his 'Faro Notes', 'The Faro Shuffle' and if you can find it, 'Faro Controlled Miracles'!

What the Elmsley book does give you is a 'correction' system for if you miss the faro by a little...

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http://www.underground-collective.com - check out our new DVD now!
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This book contains Paul Gertner's Unshuffled, which is probably one of the best applications of the faro. It also has a very magical trick called The Seekers, which I like a lot.
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Yeah yer probably right Jamie. The faro stuff in RCT is extensive. And yes Ashah, Gertner's Unshuffled is very good.
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Some great Faro Shuffle effects:

Allan Ackerman´s Impromptu Paul Fox
Marlos Original R or B Phantom
Marlos Spade Routine
Marlos Matching Routine (Stay Stack)
Alex Elmsley's has several effects with faro shuffle.
Alex Elmsley´s Collinspell
David Williamson´s Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret (Faro, Miraskill, Gilbreath Principle)
Darwin Ortiz Deja Vu Poker
Darwin Ortiz's Si Stebben's Set Up Secret (not an effect, a setup for Si Stebbins, use it when yo do stack effects)
Darwin Ortiz´s Deja Vu Poker
Darwin Ortiz Combination Cull, very strong effect.
Derek Dingle's Mental Triumph
Paul Gertners Unshuffled
Martin Nash Ovation
The Two Detectives from Card College
Harry Loraynes Interlaced Location
(my first faro shuffle effect, easy to do)
Harry Loraynes The 29th card, and Combination Aces
Faro stuff in Harry Lorayne´s Close up Card Magic
Racherbaumers Red Hot Mental Mamma
Jeff Pierce by Power of Four
IUD (Invisible Ungimmicked Deck): http://iud.sleightgeek.com/
Paul Swinford has a booklet called "Faro Fantasy" with several faro effects.
Juan Tamariz book Mnemonica has some effects with faro.
Faro stuff in Bruce Cervon's Hard-boiled Mysteries.
Great Scott it's Magic - The Trilogy.
Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories by S. Brent Morris of the Mathematical association of america .
[There is even a section about learning the faro]
R.Paul Wilson's Non-Faro (ebook)
http://www.rpaulwilson.com/

You can download some great faro videos here:
http://www.denisbehr.de/

Ed Marlos book: Revolutionary Card Techniques (Hardback, dust-jacket, over 550 pages, over 1000 illustrations).

Allan Ackerman FARO SHUFFLE Video #6 (A-1 Multimedia)
its a very good source for Faro students.
Allan is a very good teacher, crystal clear presentation and pretty good video quality.
There are several great effects at the end of the video.
http://www.a1magicalmedia.com/

Michael Close has a great cd-rom that focuses only on the faro shuffle.
http://www.michaelclose.com/
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