If you haven’t heard anything about this book, it is a shame. The material is all practical, and commercial. The book really is a lot of fun to read and the effects are great to perform. Don’t be fooled by the cover, this book is full of entertaining stories, and routines from truly one of magic’s greats
I’ve been performing this for over 15 years…it’s one of the strongest card effects around. Everything’s examinable, it’s KILLER. I use a Himber wallet for the "extra card", and that adds to its power. Don’t overlook this because of its price or the manufacturer. I can’t emphasize enough the power of this.
This effect is a version of Bank Night with ropes. The Spectator gets to chose any two ropes out of the three that are available and of course the rope that is left has a knot tied in it, and a $100 bill tied in the knot!
It does not come with the box, but I found it lying around and thought it was stronger if instead of holding the ropes you were hands free and the ropes were all in the box up front. You can do it anyway you want.
This effect from Zanadu has been around for years but it really is wonderful. Quite simply a card is chosen, the deck is padlocked, and even in the spectators hands, with no palming or funny moves whatsoever – the card dissappears from the locked deck only to appear in a wallet or card box or anywhere you fancy.
Very strong impact on the audience! The wallet does not come with the effect – use your own.
Just to set things straight when I first saw this effect advertised I thought it was a Wild Card routine. It does have the similarity that 4 different cards change into 4 other cards, but it is called Wild because of it’s talented inventor Boris WIld!
Anyway, you cleanly show 4 cards back and front, turn two cards over – and still cleanly show back and front of all 4 cards, but when you push them together they have now changed to 4 Aces, and you can show all the backs too. There are no half cards, and the cleaness of the change is a joy to behold.
No real sleights, but a little handling practice is required to make this miracle perfect!
This is a very simple little outfit from Rob Bromley and it is amazingly clean. You show the perspex board with 6 cards attached. You can clearly see through the perspex. The spectator names any number – no force – and you turn over the card at that position. You can take the whole card out and freely show it. This card matches your prediction. You then turn around the board and the other cards are all different.
Gaft card magic has been around for many years and definitely has a place in Magic history. The problem is that sooner or later gaft cards wear out and have to be replaced. With the aid of this valuable book these cards can be duplicated for pennies! The book covers everything, tools and techniques, to manufacture double face, double back, split face, split back cards. There is a slight learning curve to the technique, but after one deck’s worth of splitting you have the technique down enough to create any gaff required. This is a wise investment to keep a dying art alive!
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