Best Magic Trick Ever !

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Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Jacky Kahan » February 3rd, 2006, 1:58 pm

Check out this GREAT Magic Trick !

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Guest » February 3rd, 2006, 3:35 pm

Looks like Michael Ammar is finally running out of material! --Mitch Dutton

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Tony Brent » February 3rd, 2006, 9:22 pm

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Sorry, I still had my eyes closed when I typed that.

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Carl Skenes » February 4th, 2006, 6:04 am

I concur.

Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Adam Brooks » February 15th, 2006, 4:27 pm

Marlo's got 37 great variations on this effect; one of which actually allows the spectator to gouge his own eyes out before the final revelation.

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Matthew Field » February 16th, 2006, 2:42 am

As I said elsewhere about this:

It flies right by the audience.

(That's my most hated expression in all of magic, except for, "Why that's not the missing silk -- it's your bra!")

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Bob Farmer » February 16th, 2006, 1:53 pm

As is too often the case with today's magicians who just don't read the classics, there is a complete lack of crediting by this guy (whose technique and voice I recognize -- it's Stan Allen).

The method was marketed by Kenton Knepper as "Kenton's Kobra No-Kut Kontrol." The price -- $55 U.S. -- kept this exclusive until now and those that paid are going to be upset.

Incidentally, if you form the first and second fingers of your right hand into a fork-like configuration, you can poke the spectator's eyes out for a quick repeat of the effect that's a real fooler.

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Jacky Kahan » February 16th, 2006, 2:00 pm

Bob,

You should have kept the sources a secret!
now every magician in the world will add this to their repertoire and it will become a "classic" with millions of variations and subtleties ...

It's a pitty magicians can't keep a secret...

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby John LeBlanc » February 16th, 2006, 2:20 pm

Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
Incidentally, if you form the first and second fingers of your right hand into a fork-like configuration, you can poke the spectator's eyes out for a quick repeat of the effect that's a real fooler.
"Oh. Wise guy, eh?" POINK!


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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Randy » February 16th, 2006, 2:22 pm

Yet another ethics problem. I actually invented this trick back in the 60's but, instead of having the spectators close their eyes, I would just turn around for a second. Now, with one little change, this guy calls it a "new" trick. Oh, the nerve.

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Guest » February 16th, 2006, 2:45 pm

There had a great place to post that trick. On the

PUTZ FILE.......Mike

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Jim Snapp » February 18th, 2006, 8:57 am

Hi;
Another version where the spectator does not have to close their eyes is a variation of the 'cockroach pass'. After the card is placed on the face of the deck, you yell 'cockroach' and stomp on the floor several times. While the spectator is looking at the floor you move the card from the face to the top.

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Re: Best Magic Trick Ever !

Postby Gord » February 18th, 2006, 11:23 am

I have just read this trick in "The James File." It's called "32 1/2 Faces North, North-East."
After the telling and explaining of James version of the trick there are several variations by other magicians. David Ben requires you to cover your eyes with your hand, while Howard Lyons version needs the spectator to spin around quickly.
Bob Farmer used the classic "Hey, look over there!" version (First described in Ibidem #3 (August 1955)) While Harry Lorayne uses the variation "Hey, look over there, is that Harry Lorayne?"
Tom Ransom requires you to short the deck of several cards and the rest are all seven of clubs, while Richard Kauffman uses a Svengali Deck.
Allan Slaight has a unique variation where he hires David Ben to do his version, then says "Taa-daa" at the end, while Patrick Watson shows a short documentary about Stewart James doing the trick in between the placement of the card at the bottom and the revelation of the card at the top.
And to end it all, Max Maven only uses four cards and at the end reveals that the other cards are all blank.


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