Ryan Matney wrote:
Mr. Charming wrote:Ryan Shlutz has a method to perform this effect where at the end the spectator can chose what card points the "value" and what card points the "suit"
I have a couple variations that also have this feature.
In 1994 I came with an idea for the end of this trick related to allowing the spectator chose what card points the "value" and what card points the "suit."
It is not exactly about letting to choose, but a funny and surprising or unexpecting final:
At the end part of the trick you can say, "authoritatively", that the card on the left side will point the suit and the right side one, the number. And, that's it, the trick works.
At this point, spectator may be amazed, but may feel as well that the magician chose the order, so spectators may not take very seriously that particular order of "reading" the prediction.
However, the trick does not finish yet...
The magician says: "now that the trick is over, please, give me back my magical powers".
So then, both touch their index fingers (like ET) and the magician is the magician again.
At this point, the magician notice that the ORDER of the "prediction reading" must have change, since now the left side card and the right side card are the opposite from the point of view of the (now) magician. So, there are certain mystery about it... Everybody look at the (face down) prediction card, again...
The magician ask for turning it over and, surprise!
The prediction card changes to fit the new way of reading the prediction!
I have this idea described in my amateur card magic book with the title "Role Exchange" p.246.
I hope you understand may explanation...