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Kjellstrom
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Wow, looks like a dream project for memdeck workers:

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/......eck-set/

Get ready for Woody Aragon’s very first two-DVD set! With over four hours of new content, you will see Woody’s 40-minute memdeck show and learn about his Instant Memorised Deck where you can perform many of your favourite memdeck tricks from a SHUFFLED DECK!

DVD 1: The Show

Woody Aragon is a master magician, and he understands the necessary components of a powerful act. Drama, variety, and a natural build are required to get people to leap to their feet. In The Show you will possess all of these components, each trick setting up the next. You'll learn:

The Blushing Card - In a blue deck, any named card changes to a red-backed card, and then a second named card changes.

Card at Name - An spectator names any card and then their name is spelt, one card per letter. The named card is discovered on the last letter.

Top or Bottom - A named card is not there...and then it is!

Rub-A-What? - A quick routine of visual transformations and appearances.

"Eish" of Diamonds - A comedy routine with a surprise ending.

Texas Hold'em - A Poker exhibition full of twists and surprises.

Mnemo-fry - One of Woody's signature effects. The deck is shuffled by a spectator and he picks a packet of cards. The magician guesses every card.

TeleTriumph II - A whole act in itself, Woody has combined several effects in one long, astounding routine.

Woody teaches his own Memorandum stack, but most of the routines work with any memdeck.

DVD 2: Instant Memorized Deck

"The Instant Memorized Deck" is a new concept that is sure to excite card magicians. It begins with a borrowed, shuffled deck and through a series of clever principles and a thoughtful selection of material, you slowly and secretly put the deck into an order which allows you to do MIRACLES. You can simulate tricks only possible with a memorized deck, without actually memorizing a deck!

This is an entirely new approach and concept in card magic, and one that opens up many possibilities for stack work ... without a stack.

The routines require no difficult sleights and are easy to remember and perform. Plots include poker demonstrations, mentalism, prediction effects, and stunning impossibilities. You'll learn:

4 Card Prediction - From a borrowed, shuffled deck, the magician removes two prediction cards. The spectator then removes two cards in the fairest possible manner...and these two cards match the predictions.

Weighing the Cards - In this classic, the spectator cuts off any packet of cards and the magician instantly knows how the number of cards cut.

Name any Card - The magician knows the exact position of any card the spectator names.

Memory Exhibition - The spectator chooses any card and moves it to any other position in the pack while the magician's back is turned. With just a gaze at the new order, the magician can pinpoint the spectator's chosen card and where it is.

C.A.A.N - A selected card goes to any position called for.

Instant Poker - This is a highly entertaining and multi-phased Poker routine.
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I picked these up a couple of weeks ago at Woody's lecture. While I still have to watch most of it - I only checked out the performance part of The Show - I have seen him do most of the Instant material live.
Getting into it is not hard to do and can be done in the open under cover of a - strong! - trick or two. While it is stack independent, Woody uses the construction of his personal Memorandum stack to great effect here and squeezes out a couple of his own stack-specific routines.
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I hope he didn't explain his Siamese Stack, too good to give away
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I just watched the instant memorized deck, have not started the show yet. It's a good way for people that have never done memorized work to start, and to progress from there to his half stack memorandum, or the siamese work. And it's a great idea for those that already use memorandum (or siamese) to work with a borrowed deck and still accomplish similar effects.
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I just picked up a used copy of his book "Memorandum". I should have it tomorrow or the next day. I was wondering, Does this set of dvds work well in conjunction with the book? Is it working with the same "Memorandum" stack or is it a different stack? (Like Mnemonica teaches both the Mnemonica stack and "stay stack" routines).
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The book works great with these DVDs. The instant memorized deck is a way to get into his memorized deck with only few cards into position, and the effects that you can accomplish with those few 'stacked' cards. The second DVD is a full show using his memorized deck. Also, in the first DVD he walks you through his method to memorize those first cards that you need, so after you are done with that part for the instant memorized deck, you are almost half way to have his full siamese deck memorized (explained in the book). So, I think these are great DVDs to go with the book, for both people that are starting to work through the book or for people that already uses the stack, but want to get to it from a shuffle deck (partially get to it)
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Great. That's what I was hoping to hear.
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