It's always good to get one of Ron Bauer's Private Studies in the mail. You never know exactly what you are going to get, but you know several things about it before you even crack the book.
1) Every move is going to be described meticulously.
2) Every word you utter will be there on paper.
3) The routine (or routines) will work.
The effect is very simple. The spectator looks at a group of cards which are fanned in front of him. He remembers one card, then the group of cards goes back into the deck, the cards are thoroughly mixed, and the magician then identifies the thought of card. The cards may be borrowed. It is sure-fire. And it is entertaining.
I could stop right there, and you wouldn't understand why you need this booklet.
Well, first of all, the title tells the story. It's about a multiple outs card revelation. But that still doesn't tell you why you need it. One reason is that if you aren't accustomed to working from a script, this routine will show you beyond a doubt what you have been missing. When you work from a script, you have things you did not have before.
First, you have the bare bones of the trick -- that's the moves and the sequence of events. Then you have the flesh and blood -- that's the script. The script helps you remember which of the bones is connected to the next one, as in hip bone connected to the thigh bone. In this case, the script helps you remember what you do next.
There is also a very high impact ending from David Regal, which I am going to see if I can track down so I can do this thing for my friends.
It's a great booklet -- 23 pages of text, 25 if you count the insides of the covers -- profusely illustrated by Sandra Kort, who is the daughter of the late Milt Kort, who, not coincidentally, used to fool the PANTS off of very knowledgeable magicians with this very routine.
You can get it from several different sources -- www.thinklikeaconjurer.com
has them. And it's only $10.00.
Do yourself a favor. Get the book, but don't tell the other guys in the club.
Then practice it, and fool them at the next magic club meeting. You will be glad you did.