Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » October 4th, 2004, 4:07 pm

How about Jon Allen's "Double Back".

Two cards change places with the cards held in the spectator's hands. Yes, one card is gaffed, but The magician ends up holding it, and it can be handled quite naturally.

Properly done, spectators scream!

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » October 4th, 2004, 11:28 pm

Gotta go with E&W's Color Monte. Arthur Emerson told me he put his children thru college with that one trick alone.
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Then there's Backflips. I proposed to my wife with that trick. At the end when the backs chage, I wrote Will You Marry Me on each of the 4 cards. Talk about a pressure!

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » October 6th, 2004, 10:56 am

Peter Samelson's "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" is a true piece of close-up theater IMHO. It is a presentation for "Wild Card" and can be found in Mr. Samelson's book aptly titled, "Theatrical Close-Up".

Sadly, my copy of this book went the way of all books lent, i.e. it didn't come back from the lendee and now I'll have to suffer the e-bay consequences of my actions :( .

I used this back in my demonstrator days at Magicland in Dallas. I sold a lot of "Wild Card" sets ;) .

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Bill Wells » October 6th, 2004, 1:43 pm

I would have to cast my vote for Gypsy Curse with a close second for Mexican Monte from the Karl Fulves pamplet of the same name...I do a handling by the late Larry West.
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » October 6th, 2004, 2:07 pm

Two of my favorites are Daryl's "Chameleon Cards" (though not truly "gaffed" I've been doing it on and off for 20 years or so) a beautiful combination of an elegant handling with strong visual magic. My second (newest) favorite is Bob Farmer's "Bammo Monte Monster". Just a great fun trick to perform and for spectators to participate in.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby David Acer » October 8th, 2004, 9:03 am

I'm with Richard - WILD WILD WEST was (and is) a killer packet trick.

Around the same time I also used to do Edward T. Hollins's FLIPPED OUT quite a bit, a "twisting-the-aces" type effect with multiple changes on both the backs and faces of the cards.

On a related subject, whatever happened to Magic Ronnay?
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Ricky Difeo » October 8th, 2004, 10:11 am

Hi!

I like the followings packet gaffed trick:

Twister Sister - is wondderfull

Ultimate 3 card Monte (Skinner) (Richard it revition of "Find The Ace" - Eddie Tatelbaum)include in the Ultimate Card Magic - Lewis Ganson

And... Final Aces (Brother Hamman)
And .. Cartas Increibles of Juan Tamariz

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Glenn Farrington » October 8th, 2004, 10:09 pm

gaffed...color monte, gypsy curse, skinner's 3 card monte and Peter Duffies-Pick me Pick me not.

Ungaffed...and leaves you clean and the audience dumbfounded...Aldo Colombini's Jumbo Coincidence. The reaction I get from this trick is huge...two great climaxes. Easy to do and kills.
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Paul Green » October 8th, 2004, 10:51 pm

Glenn's statement about the Aldo Colombini "Jumbo Coincidence" is right on! You can get it from Meir Yedid! It is one of my favorites.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » October 10th, 2004, 4:42 pm

The reaction from "Jumbo Coincidence" is well out of proportion to the work required.

It's also one of those routines that becomes stronger because the audience guesses what is about to happen as the second climax is unfolding.
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Jon Allen » October 10th, 2004, 6:11 pm

I'm with Mediocre onthis one. I love performing Double Back. Not too many packet tricks involve the audience directly. DB gets them involved, takes them down the garden path, then whacks them over the head with an impossible transposition.

Some people have said you can get the same effect (DDLT) with regular cards. However, you cannot get the visual transformation that you get with gimmicked cards.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » October 13th, 2004, 6:38 pm

Perhaps a dumb question. I can't tell from the sales site for Jumbo Coincidence - is this done with full "jumbo cards" or the half size jumbos? Thanks.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » October 18th, 2004, 6:04 pm

hey guys,
im new to this forum however been a long time viewer.
my favourite packet trick would have to be "Entrapment Gold II" an amazing gimmick.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby justin » March 3rd, 2005, 8:44 pm

One of my favs is Mexican Revolution by fenick.
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Glen Guldbeck » March 9th, 2005, 7:24 pm

I've enjoyed performing "Gypsy Curse" over the years...Derek Dingle's routine in particular.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » March 12th, 2005, 6:37 pm

NFW is an all-time favorite.. although lately I've been performing Bob Solari's Double Barrel. I love the dumb gimmick. Almost feel like a kid when I use it.. but it fools everyone so bad...

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Pepka » March 12th, 2005, 8:46 pm

My fav. has to be Simon Aronson's red see passover. I believe it is the greatest gaffed card trick ever. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and find someone who does it and get the pants fooled off of you before you buy it.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Michel Huot » March 13th, 2005, 6:49 am

I am a HUGE fan of Color Monte...it's really something unexpected. Actually, it's the only packet trick I ALWAYS carry on me in corporate venues...

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby David Acer » March 13th, 2005, 8:23 am

Michel Huot is forgetting his own delightful little packet trick, "I Really Knew It," from SEVEN BY MICHEL HUOT. But that's just the kind of guy he is. Humble... And forgetful... And kind of smelly...
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Steve Mills » March 15th, 2005, 6:47 am

I always enjoyed the Tamariz Rabbits. One of the few card tricks that can play for kids and still entertain old guys.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » March 15th, 2005, 11:03 am

Speaking of packet tricks with rabbits;

Years ago....

Steve Dushek released a WONDERFUL routine (better than the forementioned Tamariz' effect IMO.)

Alas, the name of the Dushek routine escapes me...

Bonus points go to anyone who can name this effect.

And extra double points to anyone who can tell me if/where this routine is available (I wouldn't mind putting that 'piece' back in the repetoire... great effect for family groups.)

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 15th, 2005, 11:28 am

Steve can be reached at sdusheck@aol.com

His trick, Rabbit Redux is likely still available from its inventor.
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Tony Baronio » March 16th, 2005, 4:56 am

The name of the Steve Dusheck packet trick which you were referring to is called "Rabbit Roulette". He now has a version of it using buisness cards.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Mecki » March 16th, 2005, 9:27 am

Originally posted by Sterling52:
"Twisted Sister" is hard to beat, esp. if a Himber wallet is used to switch out the "dirty" cards to end clean.
I agree on the fact that "twisted sisters" is hard to beat.
But the "Himber-wallet" does not make any sense in this routine unless one has many Himber wallets available for every possibile outcome. There are six Jokers plus one (faked) red and one (faked) black queen left at the end. But we do not know in advance, which queens it will be to load the HW accordingly.


Originally posted by David Eldridge:
I think that B'wave is the better from a psychological stand point. In T.S. you have at least a 50/50 chance of hitting at least one card. In B'wave, you have a 25% chance of hitting the card, and if you miss, there is no out(as far as the spectators are concerned).
This depends on the presentation. The way I do it, the first choice is absolutely free. This is a natural 25 % chance.
The second choice is more difficult. I want it to be perceived as a 25 % choice as well. An example: If the first choice was the queen of diamonds, this is what I would say to spectator Nr.2:

"The first lady freely picked the queen of diamonds. A RED queen. Would you please pick a DIFFERENT card?"

The natural odds are 2:1 that she picks spades or clubs which is what we need. Actually, the wording subtly forces her not to pick the queen of hearts, because in her imagination spades and clubs are more "different" due to the different colour.

What happens on a bad day? If she picks the queen of heart I have a decent "out" by saying:

"No, the first spectator picked a red card, would you please name a different colour?" This is not a desired outcome, but it is acceptable and I can tell from many performances that I do not need it much.

I enjoy taking little risks and I think that this approach is superior to the standard ruse ("To avoid picking the same card would one of you pick a red card and the other a black card."

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » March 22nd, 2005, 12:25 pm

:whack: Color Monte has my vote and Nick Trost's "Trick Kards" was a fav of mine too!

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Glenn Godsey » March 22nd, 2005, 7:31 pm

Originally posted by Glenn Farrington:
gaffed...color monte, gypsy curse, skinner's 3 card monte and Peter Duffies-Pick me Pick me not.

...
I don't think that Color Monte is gaffed.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » March 23rd, 2005, 4:51 am

Originally posted by Glenn Godsey:
Originally posted by Glenn Farrington:
[b] gaffed...color monte, gypsy curse, skinner's 3 card monte and Peter Duffies-Pick me Pick me not.

...
I don't think that Color Monte is gaffed. [/b]
:whack: Well bop me over the head with a hammer[lol]...I stand corrected "Color Monte" is gaff-less...so "Trick-Kards" is one of my favorites because it was Trost who helped kindle my interest in card magic...his approach to card magic always instilled simplicity, subtlety and principles rather than knuckle-busting sleight-of-hand to come up with entertaining card magic!
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Ira Rush » March 23rd, 2005, 10:03 am

My favorite gaffed packet tricks...

Harry Anderson - The Last Monte - (with the torn corner finish), The Shadow Card, Gang of Four

Johnny Thompson - Prowling Jokers

Gordon Bean - Joker Joker, Limited Edition (old & new)

Mike Skinner - Ultimate 3 Card Monte

Bro. John Hamman - Final Aces

and perhaps not exactly a "gaffed packet trick" per se but...

Tony Binarelli - Lips

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Guest » March 23rd, 2005, 4:11 pm

Twisted Sisters and Flipped Out Fours both nailed me to the wall when I first saw them. Even though I knew the general principle and method of both...sigh, I fell in love and have been doing them both ever since.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby swamy » June 7th, 2008, 10:11 am

A marketed trick where five sad rabbits were shown which changes to five smiling rabbits. This is one of those few card magic with pictures.

What is the exact name of the product and does any dealer sell it ?

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby swamy » June 7th, 2008, 11:52 am

A good pictured card trick

EGG OR HEN CARD TRICK
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 7th, 2008, 12:03 pm

I'd say that Jennings' "Pineapple Surprise" is one of the best. A real good magical kick in the head.
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby BlueEyed Videot » June 9th, 2008, 3:39 am

The "leanest" of packet tricks--one card--Bob McAllister's Greenwarp (from the Collected Almanac.) Absolutely my favorite trick of all time.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 9th, 2008, 9:39 am

Along those lines I'd go with "The Contortionist" - just a smidgen more preparation and one heck of a card warp ;)
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby David Devlin » June 9th, 2008, 12:49 pm

B'Wave, Tonte jr, Wild Card, Shinkansen, and Vanishing Point.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Brandon Hall » June 9th, 2008, 1:43 pm

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Leonard Hevia » June 9th, 2008, 6:02 pm

I like Jim Swain's "Capitulating Queens." But you have to be careful: Your Elmsly Counts have to be on the money because all the backs are different. I had one spectator speculate that there were eight cards in play, but it uses only five. The Ascanio display at the end is a nice way to demolish the idea that "extra" cards in play.

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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Rachel Milano » June 10th, 2008, 12:33 am

Twisted Sisters is one of the best I think. Rachel
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby rage » June 10th, 2008, 1:30 am

I don't do many gaffed anything. But Gordon Bean's Bikers is pretty kick ass. It is self contained, logically correct, and instantly resettable. It is the only gaffed trick I currently perform, and often.

I'd recommend it in a heartbeat!
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Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Postby Mr. Alexander » September 2nd, 2009, 9:02 pm

Though the cards are not gaffed per say, Cardboard Chameleon is an outstanding routine with a lot of magical happenings!


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