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The Escalator by Gaetan Bloom(c. 2004) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Every now and then an effect comes along that is so different it floors all the pros. This effect is just one of those effects. It looks like real magic, if we can remember what that looks like! It is easy to do but does take a bit of handling practice … that means it will take 5 mins. to do it when you receive it but a couple of hours handling to make it smooth and get the angles right. The gimmick works with any normal deck of cards and if you desire to use a different brand or color you can do so with a little effort. The cards can be freely handled before and after the effect too.
Effect: Imagine a spectator freely selecting a card from a normal shuffled deck and signing its face. Shuffling the signed card back into the deck and returning the deck to its box. And then:
Sliding two face-up Jokers halfway into the card box on top of the face-down deck (the Jokers can even be paper-clipped together) . The two out-jogged Jokers visibly penetrating down through the encased cards to the bottom of the deck and then visibly rising back up through the cards to the top of the deck. Dumping out the deck and spreading the cards. A single face-down card is sandwiched between the two Jokers, it’s the spectator’s signed card!
Sliding a small pay envelope halfway into the card box on top of the face-down deck. The envelope taking the same down and back journey through the deck as the two Jokers. Dumping the deck and the envelope out of the card box, the spectator’s signed card is inside the envelope!
Performing “The Ultimate Ambitious Card Finale” by inserting the signed, face-up, “ambitious card” halfway into the card box at the bottom of the encased deck. The card visibly rising up through every card in the deck until it reaches the top. Dumping out the deck, the spectator’s signed card is face-up on top of the deck!
Approx. Price: $99.95 (2004) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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