Stabbed in the Pack

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby erdnasephile » July 10th, 2017, 10:45 pm

Brad Jeffers wrote:
David Penn wrote:Kent is a true Mastermind!

That's what I thought.
But how do you explain the Jack of Spades above the selection?


OK, did you notice how the video never showed his feet, and the table shook just before he turned over the cards? Clearly, it's a black-art, deck-switching table, which is cheating and not high art! ;)

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 10th, 2017, 11:11 pm

Mr. Henderson, we should have a toast with a Monte-Christo sandwich!
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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Leonard Hevia » July 11th, 2017, 12:18 am

This reminds me of Spectator Cuts to the Aces. There are gaff free methods out there in the literature, and then there are gimmicked decks to accomplish the magic. Ultra clean straight line procedures that eliminate the move are usually the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a gaffed deck.

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Brad Jeffers » July 11th, 2017, 4:49 am

I think he's using a hybrid gaffed deck.
A Sven-Cristo.
Or Monte-Gali, if you prefer.

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby erdnasephile » July 11th, 2017, 5:22 am

Good catch Re: the Jack, Brad--I believe that blows my previous thought about the MC deck.

I actually think Lonnie Chevrie may have published a trick with a similar mechanism on his "Wanted! The Outlaw Magic of Lonnie Chevrie, Vol 1"

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Jack Shalom » July 11th, 2017, 10:51 am

I suspect the Jack was for our benefit. As were the saliva and the corner displays. :)

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Kent Gunn » July 11th, 2017, 11:27 am

I don't know why more people don't listen to Brad. He's awfully smart. I think he was the first to catch on to where my third false path led. I've done this trick for:

Tom Gagnon and a bunch of the folks at the last MagiFest.

You can buy the hybrid deck being discussed from Penguin Magic. It's Brent Braun's

POSITION IMPOSSIBLE

Great combination of hybrid stuffies.

But . . .

I do the trick with a borrowed effing deck. The video you watched did NOT use Brent's deck. The index displays were red herrings. I think I flash the real 2H index in the video. If you must know how I did the trick. Which is DONE WITH A BORROWED DECK. See the upcoming issue of Channel One, since they asked me before Richard did.

Brad still gets full points, because he's a smart guy and Brent's deck is a solution I had explored.

Hugs, kids.

KG

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Brad Jeffers » July 11th, 2017, 11:57 am

Kent, I have a question.
That little thing you do with the King of Clubs at exactly 5:05 ...
Is that also a red herring?
If so, it's super subtle!
If it was intentional, it was ingenious!

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby erdnasephile » July 11th, 2017, 1:09 pm

Kent,

It's official--your Kung Fu is better than mine.

Thanks for putting me out of my misery.

(PS: Boy, that was fun!)

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby MagicbyAlfred » July 11th, 2017, 3:12 pm

If this was done (and can be done) with a borrowed deck, I'm going to start believing in real magic!

Maybe even start a religion around Kent...

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 11th, 2017, 4:19 pm

Buried in Kent's message is the news that there is a new issue of Channel One coming out!
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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Kent Gunn » July 11th, 2017, 6:32 pm

Sometimes I overstate my case. Sometimes I lie. I'm a magician, you need to get over it.

I've worked on Harry's little trick and have developed many versions to amuse myself.
Next time we run into each other ask me to bust out Harry's, "Stabbed in the Pack". It'll look just like this.

This is the version I can do with a borrowed deck. I hope you can see, via the displays, in THIS video I'm not using Brent Braun's Awesome CAAN deck.

https://youtu.be/wPoTL4_aQcY

It'a all about the effect. Method is not even secondary if . . .

It doesn't suck.

Love to all, especially to Brad who is often the smartest cookie in the jar. To Richard for putting up with my crap on his forum and to you all for watching and reading my poop.

KG

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Brad Henderson » July 11th, 2017, 8:21 pm

you're too kind, kent. happens to be a principle that destroyed me when i was young and is always one of the first that crosses my mind as a possibility.

won't say who that performer who destroyed me was, but you're in good company.

good work on the stab.

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Leonard Hevia » July 12th, 2017, 12:22 am

Kent has a copy of Classic Collection Volume 1.

THAT is more impressive than the stabbing trick.

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Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 12th, 2017, 11:15 am

I have copies of every single book Harry has published: autographed. I didn't realize that any of them were scarce.


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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby erdnasephile » July 12th, 2017, 1:15 pm

"Jawdroppers" can be tough to find, as are the hardbacked Apocalypse volumes.

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby Tom Gilbert » July 12th, 2017, 2:17 pm

The original or number 1 Classic Collection is drawing decent money now as Harry has been sold out for quite a while.

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Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Postby MagicbyAlfred » July 12th, 2017, 5:04 pm

They are averaging about 90 bucks per volume from various vendors.

I have learned quite bit over the years from my volumes - stuff that I actually use regularly, including magician foolers, with an actual bona fide, ordinary or borrowed (non-gaffed) deck.


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