Nathan Muir wrote:That is an interesting view, Richard.
Are you saying the quality of the effect and the conditions have nothing to do with it? Just whether you have a winning personality?
Richard Kaufman wrote:...But a good performer doesn't need the fancy wallet or the envelope to make the trick a miracle. Your presentation and personality are what make the appearance of the card in your wallet a miracle--NOT the wallet.
Richard Kaufman wrote:But it makes no difference what wallet you use. It's your presentation that makes the trick a miracle.
Richard Kaufman wrote:But it makes no difference what [color:#FF0000]method[/color] you use. It's your presentation that makes the trick a miracle.
Richard Kaufman wrote:Yes.
Think about it: how weak should the Mullica Wallet be?
The wallet is in your hand on TOP OF THE DECK. duh.
Bill Duncan wrote:Given a good wallet, competently loaded, Richard is right.
Bill Duncan wrote:I use a Mullica wallet
Bill Duncan wrote: and the (unsigned) thought of card is under the spectator's hand (and they are absolutely certain of that fact), AFTER the card is loaded.
Since they know exactly where the card was before it is shown to have flown to the wallet, they don't have to go looking through the deck to be certain it's the same card.
Glenn Bishop wrote:He pulled the last signed card out of a business card wallet and handed the un-gimmicked wallet to the spectator letting them open it - and the power punch of this was that when the small wallet was opened the signed card was seen under the plastic of the business card wallet.
And my Dads business cards were right there ready to be handed out in the second compartment of the wallet.
Nathan Muir wrote:... Otherwise he would never have bothered with letting them open the wallet to get the card (proving there was no slit or other gaff), or making the effort to load it behind the plastic compartment - a factor that would have added to the sense of impossibility.
Jim Riser wrote:Showing both hands empty, the performer reaches into the breast coat pocket and removes a wallet. The wallet is opened and inside is a sealed envelope. The end of the envelope is torn off and a face down playing card is removed. This card is fairly placed on top of the deck in front of the performer.
To keep grabby hands away while what has been done is recapped, the wallet is laid on the deck of cards. After the recap, the wallet is lifted off, the deck picked up, and the top card turned over. It is the signed card! This card may be given away as a souvenir.
This duplicates the card to wallet effect using only one double backed card, some card-to-top skill; and some double lift turn-over skill. The wallet was not some expensive gimmicked item. Hence, the type of wallet is not critical to the effect. It is the presentation that matters for an effect not the method.
Nathan Muir wrote:So what you've just said is that the conditions as understood by the spectator, plus the use of a superior wallet design [Mullica] are important factors in your effect achieving maximum impact.
Then we are in agreement.