Monday, January 30, 2006

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Mystery Card: By Oz Pearlman

Trick Courtesy of Magichat.co.uk
Written by: Kurtiss Gooch
Effect:
The magician takes out a card from the deck and places it on the table, and explains to the spectator that this is a Mystery Card, you´re NEVER to take your eyes of this card. The spectator agrees. The magician then fans the deck, and lets the spectator choose any card. Then the magician places this card on the top of the deck. The magician turns the top card over and shows the spectator their chosen card (lets say its the Nine of Spades), the magician takes this card, and infront of the spectator, places it IN THE MIDDLE of the deck (the face of the card can be facing the spectator for this trick). Once the spectators card is "jutted" into the middle of the deck, the deck is handed to the spectator to shuffle. After the spectator is done shuffling, the magician instructs the spectator to place the deck aside. Now the magician asks the spectator: "You know that, that Mystery Card was in your site the whole time, right? I didn´t touch it or anything, right?", the spectator agrees to this. Then the magician asks the spectator to turn the card over, to the spectators great astonishment, the Mystery Card was their chosen card (Nine of Spades)!

Preparation:
A little preparation is required for this trick, but its still a great effect. What you need to do is get a duplicate of any card in your deck (if you have a duplicate of card but not the same backs: eg. Bicycle deck and the Bee Deck, in this case you can glue an "extra card (Joker)" from the Bicycle deck and glue that to your duplicate card (for example: the Nine of Spades) take the Nine of Spades form the Bicycle Deck and place it on the top of the deck, and take the other Nine of Spades (from the Bee Deck, with the bicycle back glued to it) and put this "Mystery Card" aside on the table. Now discard the Bee deck, and sqaure the bicycle deck up and place it aside.

Method:
This is a wonderful trick which the spectator will always love, this trick is a great illusions and has been preformed in many different ways, but here´s the one I liked the most, here´s my way:1. Tell the spectator about the Mystery Card. Say this is a very mysterious card and it knows all. Tell the spectator to NEVER take their eyes off this card. (This won´t matter since you´ve already prepared it)2. Secondly , make sure the Nine of Spades is still on the top of the deck. You can make sure of this by fanning the deck (face up) to show the spectator that the deck is not arranged in any way whatsoever.3. Now square the deck up and let the spectator choose any card in the deck by fanning it out (face down). Tell the spectator to place their chosen card on the top of the deck . Now when this is done, start squaring the deck up. While doing this push the spectators card to second position from the top, this can be done by using your thumb. This must also be done fast. 4. Now take the deck in one hand and have the spectator turn the top card over, to reveal their chosen card (Nine of Spades). Give them the rest of the deck and their card, and ask them to place their card anywhere in the deck they so choose, after this ask them to shuffle the deck as much as they choose and then tell them to put the deck aside.5. Its the time for the grand conclusion. Ask the spectator: ""You know that Mystery Card was in your site the whole time, right? I didn´t touch it or anything, right?", the spectator agrees to this. Then ask the spectator to turn the card over, to the spectators great astonishment, the Mystery Card was their chosen card (Nine of Spades), this will have them amazed for ages, only you knwo the secret to how its done.

Advice on Performance:
This is an absolute stunner, it will always have the spectator shocked completely. Now, this trick doesn´t require practice just preparation, but its still good to practice it in front of a mirror, just to ensure NO mistakes! This is a simple trick but remember, NEVER reveal its secret, its too valuable to do so. Go on this link and choose any of the video player choices and enjoy! If you ahve any further questions or concerns about this trick. please feel free to e-mail me at: magic-tricks@hotmail.com Have Fun! :)

The Anti-Gravity Card

Trick Effect & Routine:
Courtesy of: Ultimate-Magic.com
The spectator chooses a card. He can sign it if he wants. The card is then placed in the deck and the deck is shuffled. A rubber band is then rapped around the deck to keep anything from falling out of the deck, and to hold everything in. The deck is then thrown at the ceiling, and as the rest of the deck falls, the chosed card mysteriously stays on the ceiling, as if still trying to float up into the night sky....

Preparation:Simple trick i posted in the forums for someone asking about it. I seen this trick done once, my friend Adam did it for someone at his magic store, where i hang out all weekend. I dont even know if this is the right performance, but it works great. Heck, i dont even know the name of the trick i just made it up... anyways... all you need is a deck of cards, a rubberband, and magicians was, tape, or stickytac.

Method:

Ask the spectator to choose a card. You never even need to know what the card is, so it can be anything and you never need to know untill you find out at the end. As an additional option, you can have them sign the card for an additional effect. You could even creat a story line where you force them to choose a king and explain that he is an alien or something who isnt affected by gravity, USE YOUR IMAGINATION. Anyways, have them take a card or sign it or whatever, and put it in the deck. Then force the card to the top using whatever false cuts you want or whatever, to make them think you shuffeled their card into the deck. Then take the rubberband and put it on the deck liek this, take the rubberband and put it on a corner, then go to the opposit corner and wrap it around that corner. Say you wrap it around the bottom left corner, then go behind the deck, and put the other side of the rubberband on the top right corner. Not that complicated, jsut sounds like it is. That will allow the card to slip out of the deck in a moment. Now that the rubberband is on, then secretely put some magicians wax or whatever you decide to use on the top card, which just so happens to be their card. Then throw the deck at the ceiling. Let gravity do the rest. What happens is the card sticks to the ceiling, and sice the deck has more weight than the single card, it will fall, and the card will slide out of the rubberband, and the rest of the cards will fall down, still held together. This is a total baffeler if done correctly. Have fun with this one, and when you practice, make sure to have a ladder with ya....

Comments:
If you know what this trick is really called and the actual performance, please reply to this message. It´d be greatly appreciated. If you are just now hearing about it, learn it. You wont be dissapointed at the reactions you´ll get.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Snap Change: Instant Transformation

Effect: The magician lets the spectator have a free choice of any card they so choose. The spectator then replaces their card to the top of the deck, the magician turn the top card over to show it NOT to be the spectators. Then he/she holds the card between his/her finger and gives it a nice "snap" or "flick" with his/her fingers. After this, the spectator stares, jaw-dropped, at the magician, because after the flicking motion, the magician had just made the previous card change to the spectators chosen one!
(As shown on national T.V. by Criss Angel and David Blaine)
Method:
This is a wonderful trick, which will always leave the spectator in a "jaw dropped" stage for the conclusion. Even though this trick is a marvel, it requires a great deal of practice to perfect. Here´s the procedure.
1. First, fan out the deck and let the spectator have a free choice of any card they choose.
2. Square the deck up when the spectator is viewing their card, and place their card on the top of the deck.
3. Wave your hand above the deck, and concentrate on it as if trying to see something not visible to the human eye.
4. Using the method of the double-lift, lift the top two cards to show them as one.
5. The spectator is sure to be amazed to find the "top" card not to be their very own chosen card.
6. You can discard the deck at this point.
7. Hold the right bottom corner of the two cards,(showing them as one) with the index and middle fingers.
8. This is the tough part. Tell the spectator that you are about to preform the impossible! This next step must be done fairly quickly, to ensure the "snap change".
9. Just like you would snap your fingers, you snap the two cards. This should cause the middle finger to go back toward the palm holding the front or top card, and then the spectators chosen card would be visible to them. The index finger and thumb would be holding the spectators card, but the middle finger would be pulled out from view holding the very first card, which the magician had shown not to be the spectators.
10. From the audience point of view, the middle finger holding the previous card, would be completely masked. Thus the can´t see it at all.
11. You have to be able to preform the "Snap Change" fast so no blunders occur.
12. To conclude the trick, keep your fingers in the position after preforming the "Snap Change". Now what you would have is the top card sticking out from the back of your hand. Take the deck in one hand, and start distracting the spectator by saying things like :" So, whe was the last time you saw a magic trick?" While saying this draw the deck toward the card placed in between your middle finger.Let the card slip out, thus it falls on the top of the deck. Place the deck back on the table, or your lap.
13. Now you can show the spectator the card in your hand, and also show them you had no other card whats so ever in your hand at all for the trick.
Advice on Preformance:
This is a great trick, I have preformed it many times, always concluding to thunderous applause. This trick is though, somewhat complicated to do. A magician needs to get natural with the Snap Change, snap step. This is usually the part where many illusionists tend to mess up. Remember, think about what it should look from the audience´s point of viiew. And practice makes perfect, so keep practicing until you can fool your very self!!