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mark o
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Which is your favourite magic with the Aronson's stack? (magic created by Simon...)
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I don't do memorized deck work but I can tell you for years back in 70's I sat around the same round table with Simon and he would do stuff that would boggle the mind.

A memorized deck is one thing but incorporate it with someone who can also handle cards very well and OHHHHH, my head hurts thinking about it!
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Everybody's Lazy. I posted a thread about it a while ago, and I consider it my second strongest routine (The strongest being Card to Wallet).

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Histed Heisted
Everbody's Lazy

both are real killers

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Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
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Hard to pick a favorite, because there's so much that can be done with memorized decks in general and with Aronson's stack in particular.

Currently, I'll often open a close-up by having a person visualize a card (which I try to force per Derren Brown's first book), then visualize picking it from an imaginary deck. I then classic force the selection to demonstrate the "power of positive visualization."

I also perform the 10-card poker deal and five-hand deals built into the stack, but only, ONLY if someone mentions poker or card games. If they do mention it, then THAT is my favorite trick with Aronson's stack.
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I like what Michael Close offers:
Tut Tut
Invisible Deck

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Jimmy,

It's obvious from what I've read here at the Café that you have excellent card skills.

So, based on your post, why don't you do memorized deck work???

Just curious.
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Past, Present, Future
Twice as Hard
Histed Heisted
and many, many more!
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Four Stop Intersection - its not easy but the impact makes it well worth the effort
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I like 2 beginnings
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Histed Heisted (In "Bound to Please" book)
Four Stop Intersection (In "Bound to Please" book)
Four Part Harmony (In "The Aronson Approach" book)
Past, Present and Future (In "Simply Simon" book. A stone-cold killer!!)
Twice as Hard (In "Try the Impossible" book)

Although Four Stop Intersection is a great routine, I find the calculations more complex than some of Simon's other effects and really requires you to keep performing this to keep the calculation steps straight. I subsequently discovered Four Part Harmony and found it cleaner and the calculations much easier to remember and to perform than Four Stop Intersection. Caveat: Each of these two excellent effects require four audience members in their performance.

Just recently, I discovered Past, Present and Future (in Simply Simon). Virtually hands-off handling of the deck by the performer. Three cards are freely selected by a single spectator and the sections of the deck are repeatedly shuffled--sometimes before the selection, sometimes after. I love the interesting pseudo fortune-telling plot and having the spectator picking cards to reflect her Past, Present and Future. All calculations are a slam-dunk, are "keyed off of" a single card and are easy to calculate, remember and perform.

Just, IMHO; your mileage may vary.
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Histed Heisted
The Birthday Book
Aces Awry (As a lead in to Twisting the Aces)
Prediction a la Kruskal with the Aronson Stack
Aronson's 3 Phase Poker Deal
Dealing the Perfect Bridge Hand
Jazzin

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Michael J
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Hi Mark o,

My favourite trick of Simon Aronson's is the Invisible Card from his book Try the Impossible P175, it just kills, followed by Twice as Hard P46 of the same book.

Kind Regards

Mike
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I have to second Simon's "Invisible Card." It should have been on my list.

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Turk
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Ditto!! (Re: Invisible Card)
Magic is a vanishing Art.

This must not be Kansas anymore, Toto.

Eschew obfuscation.
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Amen!
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Yes, many are mentioned. Three of my further favorites: Everybody's Lazy, Twice as Hard and 4 Part Harmony ( a bit reworked, but so strong!). Jan
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Quote:
On 2004-10-29 10:40, jcards01 wrote:
I don't do memorized deck work


You should! You could borrow a deck, then use your cull to stack it right in front of everyone. Smile
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Jeff Hinchliffe has some crazy ideas on stack, check out his lecture notes "What I've learned so far..."

Personally there are some great effects out there, "everybody's lazy" and "Histed Heisted", but creating your own ideas are worthwhile!
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Where can I get the lecture notes from Jeff Hinchliffe????

Best regards,

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