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Topic: Criss Angel effect
Message: Posted by: themartyr (Feb 24, 2006 08:58PM)
Sorry to be lame and ask about another CA effect but this one is killing me. The spectator grabs a chunk of cards and CA tells which ones the spectator. is lookin at. Back is turned and all that... He goes through like ten cards. Anything published anywhere.
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Feb 24, 2006 10:25PM)
Message: Posted by: chichi711 (Feb 24, 2006 10:50PM)
Message: Posted by: taller8 (Feb 24, 2006 11:59PM)
Message: Posted by: themartyr (Feb 25, 2006 12:15AM)
Care to elaborate a bit more?
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Feb 25, 2006 12:57AM)
Ok, Anneman's practical mental magic.
Buy the book from Amazon, read the whole thing and you will know how to do the effect.
Message: Posted by: Jay Are (Feb 25, 2006 12:58AM)
~shakes head~
Message: Posted by: mackmania (Feb 25, 2006 08:24AM)
I believe that routine was Card Calling using Osterlind's Breakthrough Card System. Pick up the ebook, it's fifteen dollars and there's nothing but gold.

Message: Posted by: KiKi (Feb 25, 2006 10:03AM)
Definitely `Calling the Cards`by Osterlind!
Message: Posted by: r1z08 (Feb 25, 2006 11:13AM)
Yes, the effect that you saw Criss Angel performing is, without a doubt, Osterlind's "Card Calling" routine using the Breakthrough Card System. If you are not familiar with this system and are serious about mentalism, get familiar with it now! There are so many ways to use this system and the results, if used correctly, are absolutely mind boggling. Buy it, learn it, love it and live it. You will not be let down.
Message: Posted by: eddie104 (Feb 25, 2006 11:36AM)
I second that - I just bought the e-book and it rocks!
Message: Posted by: Scott Kahn (Feb 25, 2006 01:20PM)
I third it. Did that make sense.

Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Feb 25, 2006 03:56PM)
[b]Before[/b] Osterlind was Anneman, then Striving's updated it, then Osterlind
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Feb 25, 2006 03:57PM)
Dan Tong was in the middle and he made it entertaining. :)

Aditionally, I saw Dan do most of the bits that were on the Angel show, years ago.

Message: Posted by: denis_gbrg (Feb 25, 2006 08:04PM)
I don't know how Osterlind's one works. But it looks like it's very similar to the mind deck by John Kennedy.
Am I wrong?
Message: Posted by: Waters (Feb 25, 2006 08:30PM)
[b]No[/b] it isn't like Mind Power Deck! It is much more versatile and it is ungimmicked (You really can't compare the two).

[b]Check out BCS[/b]... It is the best bargain in mentalism, and is nearly limitless in application. Trust me you will love it.

Best Wishes,
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Feb 26, 2006 03:03AM)
I don't know about origin or anything like that but I do have Osterlinds second series and the [b]EXACT[/b] effect is in there as well as the E-book. Just a heads up you will need to learn his BCS.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Feb 26, 2006 07:51PM)
There ya have it.

A history lesson and an effect. What more could you ask for?
Message: Posted by: themartyr (Feb 27, 2006 06:43PM)
Thanks to all!
Message: Posted by: entity (Feb 27, 2006 06:55PM)
Performers were doing this long before Osterlind.
Dunninger did it, as did Koran, Beglas, Canasta and others.

- entity
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Feb 27, 2006 08:50PM)
Oh yeah - it could also have been a [b]stooge[/b].
Message: Posted by: Vanian (Feb 27, 2006 10:49PM)
Criss Angel IS notorious for using more stooges than most... but in this case I am pretty sure as previously mentioned that it is Osterlinds BCS.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Feb 27, 2006 11:35PM)
Try looking here:
Si Stebbins’ Card Tricks and the Way He Performs Them
Published in 1898, I guess what is old [b]is[/b] new again.

Message: Posted by: Matt Andrews (Feb 28, 2006 06:57AM)

This thread is a perfect example, why we miss the search function so much.

Annemann's "practical mental effects" and Corinda's "13 steps to mentalism" are THE reference books if one wants to start in the field. And there are hundreds (and I mean 100s) of posts about these books.

The same goes for Richard Osterlind's Breakthrough Card System.
Message: Posted by: Alikzam (Feb 28, 2006 06:52PM)
Why BCS? Why not just any memdeck? Never saw the performance so I never saw the cards in question...

either method.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Lozoff (Feb 28, 2006 10:12PM)
We know it was BCS because of the cards he called out. I was calling them out along with the TV set. It was Osterlind. No hypothesizing about it. It [b]was[/b] the BCS, card for card.
Message: Posted by: chichi711 (Feb 28, 2006 10:17PM)
Joshua said all that needs to be said.
Message: Posted by: Algebra2 (Mar 2, 2006 03:10AM)
Osterlind Mind Mysteries Volume 2 Osterlind is an advisor for the Mindfreak
Message: Posted by: Cody Fisher (Mar 24, 2006 06:28PM)
I remember seeing this, but I would like to see it again. What episode was it on? Was it in the hellstromism one?