Walkaround Design Duplication

Instead of mentally projecting your mentalism thoughts, type them here.
Andrew
Posts: 48
Joined: July 20th, 2008, 12:16 am
Location: Washington, D.C.

Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Andrew » July 31st, 2008, 5:52 pm

I carry around laminated cards. Each has a different drawing: a baby, birds, tea, etc. I actually took the cards I bought once for "The Empress" effect, laminated them and now use them this way.
Everything is in the hands, showing the spectator each drawing.
Square up the 30 or so cards.
Take a small post-it, put it on the back card, and draw the one drawing you think the spectator just thought of.
Go through the cards again. Spec points out her thought-of drawing.
Turn the whole pack of cards around. On the back is your post-it-- the drawing on it is the same one she thought of.

Explanation: first saw the method on a DVD by British corporate magician whose name escapes me: a card prediction trick called "Storm Force" something. I just used post-it notes and bigger, laminated drawings.
Andrew

Andrew
Posts: 48
Joined: July 20th, 2008, 12:16 am
Location: Washington, D.C.

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Andrew » July 31st, 2008, 5:53 pm

It's a real culler.
Andrew

Andrew
Posts: 48
Joined: July 20th, 2008, 12:16 am
Location: Washington, D.C.

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Andrew » July 31st, 2008, 5:54 pm

Martin Sanderson..I remember his name now. He has it on a corporate magic DVD.
Andrew

User avatar
David Devlin
Posts: 20
Joined: June 7th, 2008, 9:10 pm
Location: Idaho

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby David Devlin » October 12th, 2008, 9:35 pm

Kuffs has a great impromtu DD on his DVD, Mind Stunts.

Maddened
Posts: 10
Joined: October 13th, 2008, 11:58 pm

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Maddened » October 14th, 2008, 2:55 pm

ODDS actually works very well (in fact much better) in a walk-around/close-up situation. I am planning on using it for a charity walk-around that I'll be performing in and has tried it out on a few friends and got very good reactions.

Best part is that it's angle-safe.

Any other impromptu duplication that uses audience suggestions to come up with the pictures and then the L*** System is just as good. Only thing to convince the audience is that the cards are thoroughly mixed, so perhaps that's the only disadvantage.

Shad
Posts: 3
Joined: February 20th, 2009, 12:05 pm

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Shad » September 22nd, 2009, 10:48 pm

With Steve Shaw's Director's Cut (Alakazam Magic) you can do a design dupe of almost thirty movie posters. There are also a host of other effects that you can do, as well, and he has a horror edition, too.

User avatar
Timothy Hyde
Posts: 173
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Australasia

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Timothy Hyde » September 23rd, 2009, 3:10 am

Shad wrote:With Steve Shaw's Director's Cut (Alakazam Magic)


I believe this is credited to Simon Shaw. Steve is some other mental dude.
The Secret Notebooks of Mr Hyde - Vol 1 & 2 - http://www.MagicCoach.com

Danny Archer
Posts: 596
Joined: February 29th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Denver
Contact:

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Danny Archer » October 8th, 2009, 10:26 am

David Devlin wrote:Kuffs has a great impromtu DD on his DVD, Mind Stunts.


In my new lecture notes Alone Again, I have what I think is an improvement on the Kuffs routine...
Producer of MINDvention
mentalism convention

Dick Christian
Posts: 208
Joined: August 18th, 2008, 11:03 am
Location: Fairfax Station, VA (Metro DC)
Contact:

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Dick Christian » October 9th, 2009, 9:23 am

John Riggs makes a variety of great impression devices (clipboards, memo pads in various sizes, "executive folios," etc.) several of which (especially the memo pads and folios) can be used very effectively to give the performer the necessary information "on the fly" in "walk-around" situations. Their advantage over any system that uses cards with forced or suggested images is that the participating spectator has a TOTALLY free choice of any shape, design or image instead of being limited to one either forced, suggested or selected from a list.

The other rather obvious solution is to use a glim or shiner. While this may present some angle problems, they can be largely overcome with skill, experience and the proper shiner.
Dick Christian

Shad
Posts: 3
Joined: February 20th, 2009, 12:05 pm

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Shad » October 10th, 2009, 1:48 am

Timothy Hyde wrote:
Shad wrote:With Steve Shaw's Director's Cut (Alakazam Magic)


I believe this is credited to Simon Shaw. Steve is some other mental dude.


Duh!

You are correct, sir.

User avatar
Liderc
Posts: 21
Joined: July 19th, 2010, 5:25 pm

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Liderc » July 20th, 2010, 3:02 pm

I've never been a fan of Drawing Duplications where you had them write on a business card, and then kept that card in the pack as you write yours.
GLBTQ+

Professional Mentalist,Magician,Shock/Geek Entertainer

Member And Performer At 'The Magic Castle'

J ack Galloway
Posts: 26
Joined: April 22nd, 2010, 6:12 pm
Location: State of Disscontent
Contact:

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby J ack Galloway » July 20th, 2010, 8:37 pm

Liderc wrote:I've never been a fan of Drawing Duplications where you had them write on a business card, and then kept that card in the pack as you write yours.


Why?

J ack

H.o.A-X
"Jim,your arrogance and false sense of importance surprises even me. Steve Brooks, Magic Cafe

User avatar
Liderc
Posts: 21
Joined: July 19th, 2010, 5:25 pm

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Liderc » July 21st, 2010, 2:56 am

Because Spectators are not stupid, and it's easy to back track and say he must have looked at it, some how he had to of. maybe they don't know when or how but still the conclusion they come up with.


I guess really thinking about it, you could say the same for any drawing duplication
GLBTQ+

Professional Mentalist,Magician,Shock/Geek Entertainer

Member And Performer At 'The Magic Castle'

User avatar
mrgoat
Posts: 4257
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Brighton, UK
Contact:

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby mrgoat » July 21st, 2010, 4:12 am

Liderc wrote:Because Spectators are not stupid, and it's easy to back track and say he must have looked at it, some how he had to of. maybe they don't know when or how but still the conclusion they come up with.


I guess really thinking about it, you could say the same for any drawing duplication


You could say the same for pretty much any magic trick.

John Archer
Posts: 96
Joined: March 3rd, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby John Archer » July 21st, 2010, 8:05 am

Place it into a peek wallet, or a 'sight unseen' type wallet. You can even place it in the wallet and steal straight back out onto the card pile.... many options where you don't need to appear to be still hanging onto it. Quite a few options for obtaining an impression from the card too?

John

Kamal
Posts: 86
Joined: August 4th, 2008, 7:51 pm

Re: Walkaround Design Duplication

Postby Kamal » July 24th, 2010, 8:53 pm

+1 on the Kuffs effect. I've been using it for a while now, on regular playing cards, and it works well.


Return to “Mentalism & Mental Magic”