With the linking card effects getting a sort of a renaissance at the moment, I turned back to the father of pieces of strange to unleash, Paul Harris, who also happens to be the father of linking cards. Im working on the Immaculate Connection trying to get it smooth, and it happens to me that playing around with this effect and getting it down, it sorts of looses the magic it seems suddenly non-magical. When I look in the mirror it just looks to plain simple, but still I believe that it should be great visual magic. I havent tested it out yet, because its still not smooth enough. So before I put an additional 40 hours into training this piece of magic, I would like to ask a question to those of you who performs the Immaculate Connection, Whats your experience, whats the spectator reaction and should I throw in another 40-50 hours of practice to fine tune the handling, flow and patter?
I've got some great advice from other magicians to either make the tabled link happen in the spectators hands, or to hold the card in the mouth and make it link from there - nice variations that you might find use for.
I am only talking about the PH effect, I am familiar with Sixten Beme's, Sean Fields, Lorraynes and other handling, but I would like specific reactions to Immaculate Connection.