What to do with Double-Faced Cards

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Gary Brown
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What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby Gary Brown » October 22nd, 2010, 11:56 pm

I just bought a deck of standard, double faced USPCC cards. My intention was to use them for a variant of McDonald's Aces -- I wanted to set up a deck with the Jacks, Kings and Queens face up, allow the spec to choose which set to work with, and then do a McDonald's routine. Unfortunately, the faces on the deck don't allow for this -- for example, the Queen of Diamonds is backed with the Queen of Diamonds -- suffice it to say, no matter how I structure this, it won't work. The only thing I could do was a similar routine with the 7s, 8s and 9s, but it really loses something.

So my question: anyone have any ideas what I can do with these cards? The selection of cards (which I assume is standard) is unusual. For example, the deck comes with jokers and blanks which are backed with 5s and 6s -- somewhat interesting, but no ideas have come to me.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Gary

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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby Brad Henderson » October 23rd, 2010, 1:08 am

Steve Beam has a great trick that was in the Trap door as well as in one of his early Self Working books. Robert Parrish has an amazing application as well. Racherbaumer used to teach it in his lectures and can be found in his lecture notes.

FUDA

Brad

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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby Denis Behr » October 23rd, 2010, 5:04 am


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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby Gary Brown » October 24th, 2010, 10:11 pm

Denis - thanks for the references. I guess I should have thought about opening some of my books! Now off to grab Greater Magic and Expert Card Technique . . .
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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby Ryan Matney » October 25th, 2010, 2:38 am

Is this what new double face decks look like now after the changes made at USPCC?
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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 25th, 2010, 9:30 am

Are all four jacks backed with non-jacks? what about the kings?
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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby D0m1n1ck » October 26th, 2010, 10:47 am

If you need some specialty DFs (or any gaff cards) contact Martin Grams at:

Marty@MartinisMagic.com

Just specify what you want and he will send a price. I can vouch for his work and speedy turnaround. Here is a link to his website:

http://www.martinismagic.com/Contact.html

Dom
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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby Rennie » October 30th, 2010, 12:53 pm

I have a softcover book for sale titled: DOUBLE MAGIC by Burling Hull. Which includes 18 effects with DF cards, including a section on "how to make Double Face cards" If interested send me an email,

rennie5129@yahoo.com

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Re: What to do with Double-Faced Cards

Postby El Mystico » October 30th, 2010, 1:53 pm

Doesn't seem to be in Denis's list, but - Anniversary Waltz.


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