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Canvey Card Sharp
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Paul Gordon has a new DVD available giving his tips on working card magic commercially for a full time living. It comes complete with a trick called 'The Eight Of Diamonds' - a truly stunning effect using Marlo's Placement Technique.
Basically, someone thinks of a number, remembers the card at that position and you locate it instantly with a kicker ending. NO questions or prompting are asked throughout and its 100% a self worker.

It's a killer!
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eryanic
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Overkill from one of Ammar's ETMCM!! it's a creation of Paul Harris and some other magicians too
it's really a killer
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Gemini Twins-Fulves
So much to do. So little time.
jezza
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Stolen cards by lennart green is a gemini twins type concept but with the potential for excellant patter story and a kicker ending ,
Ive only just bought stolen cards and it is the dogs dangly bits
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"Who is the World's Greatest Magician"---spectator handles the cards until 1/2 way thru the trick, and then the rest is history---very nice closure trick also
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Quote:
"Will the cards unite" - but I am not sure where it can be found in print.


Try Larry Becker's explanation on this very Magic Café itself:


http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/searc......t=134950

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The one that works itself...

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Elliott Hodges
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I like the clock never lies, the 21 card trick and have you seen it yet
landmark
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Also take a look at Soul Mates in Magic for Dummies (really!)

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Daryl's Dream a Card, Any Card, also in Magic for Dummies.
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My vote goes to "My Favorite Gemini" in Allan Ackerman's Las Vegas Kardma. Dean Dill's variation in the same section of that book is also appealing. It's called "Gem-Money Mates."
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For an effect that that can play very well with some acting, check out Vernon's Emotional Reaction. It's also a great effect for skeptics.
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What's the best 'in the hands' (ie without a table) self-working card trick?
gandalf
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I suppose a simple force and find trick

What about a Svengali deck? I class that as self working!
Richard Shippy
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Random Sample Shuffle-Bored, which appeared in MAGIC August 2003, is EXCELLENT!!!

I performed this effect twice last week for a few friends of mine who have seen almost all of my routines. These friends are totally on to me whenever I perform a double lift, pass, or any technically demaninding move. This is because they have seen me perform many times and I often use their opinion as a gauge to my new routines.

This self working trick was PERFECT since they were burning my hands sooooo hard and there was nothing to find. They were blown away.

I think some self-working effects are great to add into your performance for those situations where a spectator is trying VERY hard to burn your hands and you want to fry them.

Also, Paul Green has a variation on the presentation for Shuffle-Bored which he calls "Jeopardy" and can be found on his "In the Trenches" video. I guess it is a matter of taste whether they prefer Paul's revelations or Simon's.

I think Simon's version has some more logic to the use of the revelations booklet but both routines are winners!!!

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Rich
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I remember a long time ago (my first visit to a magic shop) a trick that was TRUELY self working. The magician handed me the deck of cards, the top card of which instructed me exactly what to do. I did a series of shuffles cuts, chose a card, and I guess it revealed itself after I did a certain sequence. I can't remember the name, but it was VERY self working.
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acmp
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There's a really good 'free trick' in the secret sessions called 'scooby doo' by JSBLOOM. Well worth 50 posts and a search.

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Metius
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Never had the chances to try them extensively, but I think that Daryl's Untouched and Fulves' Gemini Twins could be very powerful.
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"out of this world" by paul curry. hands down my favorite selfworking trick. audiences love it and (sadly) it sometimes gets better reactions than a trick with a dozen knuckle busters.
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A gimmicked rising card deck is self-working and easy to perform. It gets great reactions from kids.
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