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MorrisCH
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Hi guys, I've been working on Redford stack and have practiced the stack up to performance level
one of the main features in redford stack is by shifting few cards the stack arrive at red/black alternating set up

right now I'm working on Tamariz's neither blind nor stupid and Pit Hartling's Chaos
can anyone recommended other tricks that use such set up?
I'm not worry too much about the value of the stack, I'm only worry about the colour
and I can live with stack being destroy at the end.
Thanks
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You could use the Gilbreath Principle here.

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Card college light, TNT followed by Intuition (if my memory serves me right).
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I strongly recommend that you try to do "Neither blind nor stupid" with your stack instead of red/black alternated sequence.
It is really easy, you don't need to "hide" the faces of the cards at the end and you can work on convincers trough the routine like showing the faces so people see they are random, etc.

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Take a look at New Self-Working Card Tricks, More Self-Working Card Tricks and My Best Self-Working Card Tricks from Karl Fulves. Each of them does have a chapter on Red-Black tricks.
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Lennart Green's Index Red and Black
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The Ron Bauer booklet #3 Feminine Side by Tony Chaudhuri. Doesn't use the whole deck.
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You could go from a shuffled pack in use to alterating r/b by performing Aunt Mary's Terrible secret.
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Blockbuster by Darwin Ortiz from the Cardshark book - ends with alternating red/black.
This is a very good trick, recommmended.
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Look up Point Spread by Simon Aronson (it's the first effect in Simply Simon). Brilliant demonstration of shuffle-tracking by the performer that is almost entirely self-working, done in the hands of the spectators, and utterly baffling.

I'm also partial to Beyond by Stephen Leathwaite (Spiral Principle DVD). It's a two person OOTW that is similar in methodology to A Pale Blue by Ben Blau, which Patrick recommends in the back of Temporarily Out of Order.

Of course, you could also remove 8 consecutive cards and perform Nick Trost's classic 8 Card Brainwave from The Card Magic of Nick Trost.
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On Jan 30, 2018, Shikina wrote:
Look up Point Spread by Simon Aronson (it's the first effect in Simply Simon). Brilliant demonstration of shuffle-tracking by the performer that is almost entirely self-working, done in the hands of the spectators, and utterly baffling. ...[edited]...


Point Spread is fantastic. I used to do this and for some reason stopped. Must dust this one off again.
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Card college light, TNT followed by Intuition (if my memory serves me right).
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If you use Si Stebbins for “Neither Blind Nor Stupid” , you can remove the first card to reveal it, then never look at the faces of the second packet. In this way, with the slightest bit of fishing you can reveal the second card (“with only your mind”). This also leaves you in a great position for the world’s most popular card trick.
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"Color Vision" - Steve Beam, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Volume 1

Spectator legitimately shuffles the (ordinary) deck, then tables same face-down. You then both take turns at guessing the color of the top card of the deck, going through the entire thing, or until you wish to stop. And while the spectator is occasionally correct, you are NEVER wrong.

Wonderful, wonderful effect and one that I probably shouldn't have mentioned....

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... thanks for that Sudo. Always appreciated!
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On Jan 30, 2018, Shikina wrote:
Look up Point Spread by Simon Aronson (it's the first effect in Simply Simon). Brilliant demonstration of shuffle-tracking by the performer that is almost entirely self-working, done in the hands of the spectators, and utterly baffling.

I'm also partial to Beyond by Stephen Leathwaite (Spiral Principle DVD). It's a two person OOTW that is similar in methodology to A Pale Blue by Ben Blau, which Patrick recommends in the back of Temporarily Out of Order.

Of course, you could also remove 8 consecutive cards and perform Nick Trost's classic 8 Card Brainwave from The Card Magic of Nick Trost.


Nice of you to mention “A Pale Blue”. I’ve continued to work on the concept since publishing Asymptotes, and have a brand new version that blows it out of the water. It’ll be in my new book, which will be coming out soon.
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In “Art Decko” Simon Aronson mentions using a cyclical stack such as Si Stebbins for The Trick That Cannot be Explained, which has become my favorite use of said stack. You can also go straight into Call to the Colors from Bill Simon which is another great use of a red/black alternating setup (and my favorite sleight of all time).
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