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Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 9th, 2015, 12:15 pm

This just popped up for sale at Seo-Magic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SXaNiwwg_8
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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby P.T.Widdle » May 9th, 2015, 2:34 pm

Love the trick, but I don't understand why there is that small hole in the middle of the frame.

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby I.M. Magician » May 9th, 2015, 2:55 pm

I suspect that the hole is the key to the trick. I think I figured it out!

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Matthew Field » May 9th, 2015, 3:03 pm

Matchstick penetratioin variant.

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 9th, 2015, 3:16 pm

Matt, I don't think so. When he drops the small piece at the end, it falls cleanly away from his fingers. Spit wouldn't have held it, and any adhesive substance wouldn't let it drop away so cleanly.

The hole is there for misdirection, I suspect.
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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby I.M. Magician » May 9th, 2015, 3:20 pm

I don't think the trick can be done without that hole. I wish I could spill the beans but if I do, they will throw me out of the Magician's Union. :D

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 9th, 2015, 3:24 pm

What does the hole do that merely dropping the piece on the table wouldn't?
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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby I.M. Magician » May 9th, 2015, 3:25 pm

If you drop the piece, it must land somewhere. The hole eliminates the need for it to land.

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Q. Kumber » May 9th, 2015, 4:23 pm

Wondering about the cloth!

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby I.M. Magician » May 9th, 2015, 4:31 pm

You need the cover so you can do something sneaky.

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby erdnasephile » May 9th, 2015, 4:51 pm

I think Sugawara's stuff is really clever, but for some reason, this one didn't do it for me.

However, this Sugawara deck penetration effect on the Seo Magic site fooled me (assuming the top card and bottom cards appear normal close up):




This one really fooled me as well:


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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Ian Kendall » May 9th, 2015, 5:36 pm

Um, I'm not trying to be facetious, but did that actually fool anyone?

I'm assuming we shouldn't post solutions here, but it's a tad transparent...

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby I.M. Magician » May 9th, 2015, 5:42 pm

It's certainly not one of my favorite Sugawara releases.

For me, his MYSTERY DONUT tops his FORTUNE DONUT Tenyo release. In fact, it can fool someone who already owns Fortune Donut. Very clever and one of his best post-Tenyo releases in my opinion.

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby AJM » May 10th, 2015, 9:35 am

It's the musical accompaniment which does it for me.

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 11th, 2015, 5:31 pm

Got mine today. You do not drop and pick up the piece. It's much more clever than that and it should not be performed over a table so that doesn't occur to a spectator.

You never drop the piece.
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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby I.M. Magician » May 11th, 2015, 5:48 pm

So I was correct on that detail. Then my theory on how it works may be correct.

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Ian Kendall » May 11th, 2015, 6:35 pm

Was I close?

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby I.M. Magician » May 11th, 2015, 6:40 pm

:shock:

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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 11th, 2015, 7:15 pm

It's more clever than that, however I showed it to both my wife and daughter. My wife was able to duplicate it immediately. :cry:
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Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Postby P.T.Widdle » May 18th, 2015, 11:07 am

I like this trick. Fooled half a dozen people with it so far.

One thing is I don't offer to let them handle the apparatus after the trick. They seems satisfied that they've already done that beforehand.

And the extra hole is great misdirection.


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