Best Think of a Card Plot

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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 7th, 2010, 6:01 pm

You can do virtually any version of the Sympathetic Coins and laymen can't tell the difference: four coins assemble under one card. Why on earth would anyone pay $2500 to learn a method that is only of value in demonstrating to other magicians?
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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 7th, 2010, 6:08 pm

Richard, look at how many folks wish they could get through the Ramsay Cylinder and Coins trick ... for the want of a teacher.

Seems a fair price to "do that trick" IMHO

Anyone know if Armando also cites his sources and gives license to use that exact routine with the music? That would be both educational and offer a high end performance piece as well. The serious student would then be motivated to see what else is there to explore in those sources. All IMHO.

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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby Zapik » January 9th, 2010, 3:39 pm

Simple is often strongest, especially when seemingly impromptu.
Spectators thinks of a card.
Magician turns over top card.
-and then for a follow-up perhaps spells to the second thought of card.

Armandos work with cards is clever and consummate, (I haven't seen his coin work}. His skill is in altering pace and changing the moment. His ability to switch cards is spot on and daring.
He's using great skill in directing the gaze of his spectators. To a trained eye; a magician or anyone adept at scrutinizing the motivation of others it's pretty easy to see what he is doing. IMO

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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby PMS » February 5th, 2010, 9:56 pm

Has anyone heard of the other deck put out by Magic realm productions called cerebral manipulation?
A two card effect, one card is a mental selection of any card
no limitations. The other is physically selected.
Mentalist draws a number and pip on card case and the both are correct.

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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby phil labush » March 23rd, 2010, 10:49 pm

:ANY CARD AT ANY NUMBER. HAVE ONE SPECTATOR NAME A CARD, ANOTHER NAME A NUMBER. LOOK THROUGH DECK, GET SELECTED CARD TO TOP(I USE A SIDE STEAL TO BOTTOM, THAN SHUFFLE TO TOP.} DOUBLE LIFT, SHOW CARD IS NOT ON TOP. TURN OVER DECK, SHOW NOT ON BOTTOM. DO NECKTIE SECOND DEALS UNTIL YOU GET TO NUMBER THEY SELECTED. SHOW CARD AT THAT NUMBER.
EASIER WAY; GET CARD TO TOP. COUNT DOWN CARDS FACE DOWN ON TABLE. THEIR CARD IS NOT THERE. PUT STACK BACK ON DECK IN HAND. SAY MAYBE YOU MISCOUNTED. HAVE SPECTATOR COUNT TO NUMBER. HE WILL END UP AT HIS CARD. ANY QUESTIONS.?? EMAIL ME. MAGICMONEYMAN1234 EMAIL IS:: LABUSH@ATT.NET

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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 24th, 2010, 1:59 am

Yes, I think we all know you can do Any Card At Any Number if you want to engage is sleight of hand.

Your methods are too complex.

Simply do a Hofzinser cull while spreading the face-up deck and reinsert the card at the named number as you square up. The spectator sees nothing but the deck being spread between the hands "just to make sure that the card you named is in the deck."
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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby flynn » March 24th, 2010, 3:02 am

Anyone know if Kolassal Killer is a name a card or thought of card effect?

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Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 24th, 2010, 8:28 am

flynn wrote:Anyone know if Kolassal Killer is a name a card or thought of card effect?


kenton knepper's item - where inside your wallet you have one card, removed whenver as a premonition, - that they name after you have your wallet out. Sometimes you are off by one - but not really. ;)

There's a marc oberon item, bang on, which has that one card in an envelope in your wallet - so it's a bit more to carry and carry off nimbly.


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