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Topic: Card Castle Finale
Message: Posted by: charlatan (Jan 3, 2003 02:38AM)
I was told I would probably get better responses to my post in this forum...

I am working on a card production routine and I want to end with a bang. I was thinking maybe a card castle would be a good ending. Could someone please tell me if card castles are easy to set up and perform? I would not be using a table and I would like to do the castle from the ground up. Is this possible? I know you use some sort of cover then the castle magically appears. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Jeb Sherrill (Jan 3, 2003 04:56AM)
I've made my own, and to be honest I'd just buy one. The giant one, you may be talking about, is quite expensive, but it really does look good. I'm sure someone here will have some good links to shops that sell them.

Sable
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Message: Posted by: Schaden (Jan 3, 2003 11:49AM)
No, the giant ones aren't made. Marvey made his own. Buy a small one and use it to make a gaint one.

Lee
Message: Posted by: Jeb Sherrill (Jan 3, 2003 04:00PM)
Sorry to disagree Lee, but I've seen them. There's one out that you can produce a person from.

Sable
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Message: Posted by: Schaden (Jan 3, 2003 04:03PM)
O.. I was told there was no such thing on the market. Anyways you can make one your-self. It's not that hard.
Message: Posted by: Jeb Sherrill (Jan 3, 2003 07:16PM)
I'll see if I can find the ones I saw and tell you guys. It was several years ago, and they could be off the market now.

Rethinking things, Pyro's right about making them too. Especially with the larger castle, it might be well worth it to try and make one, as the large ones I saw were several thousand dollars. The smaller ones I'd probably just buy.

Sable
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Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jan 3, 2003 07:57PM)
Owen Magic Supreme makes a Giant Card Castle which appears under a large foulard resting on a platform. From within the castle an assistant is produced as the cards part. This illusion is fairly complex in its engineering since the front cards have to hinge on two edges to allow the castle to collapse and permit the assistant a portal to make his or her appearance. Instead of a card castle how about a card fountain? I use it in my card manipulation routine. I bring a top hat with the fountain to the edge of the stage and spray the audience with cards. Its a very strong finish and people remember it.
Message: Posted by: Jeb Sherrill (Jan 4, 2003 04:12AM)
Unfortunately I must report that the Owen version Countelmsley refers to is the only one on the market now. My fiance' tells me that Tannens had a regular (no assistant production) giant card castle, but it has been discontinued and is now a collector's item. Alas...it must have been the one of which I was thinking.:(


Sable
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Message: Posted by: Magicrma (Jan 4, 2003 09:45AM)
Check out Magic4u.com they have a card castle made out of large cards.
FYI; make sure that it is stable when full size. I have had to reinforce the ones that I use.
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MagicRMA
Message: Posted by: Jeb Sherrill (Jan 4, 2003 07:14PM)
Magicrma,
Thanks man. I just went there; not a bad price.

Is it automatic?

Sable
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Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Jan 4, 2003 10:56PM)
I would like to find an automatic card castle, any suggestions.

Darkwing
Message: Posted by: Schaden (Jan 4, 2003 11:01PM)
Well, you can get one from your magic dealer. You can also make one. How else does everyone finish there act? I am thinking about uses my-self vanish.

Lee
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Jan 6, 2003 04:26PM)
Pyro,
Maybe you misunderstand me, I am aware of the card castle that lies flat and you put a foulard over and pull up with a ribbon or a piece of tape. I am looking for one that is spring loaded that can be produced immediately. They may not even exist.
Message: Posted by: Jeb Sherrill (Jan 7, 2003 07:24AM)
Darkwing,
It looks like you'll have to build the spring mechanism yourself, unless the giant one mentioned above proves to be automatic. At the price they're asking, I doubt it. Perhaps through PMs, you, myself, Pyro and anyone else interested, might discuss possible methods.

Sable
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Message: Posted by: Kingry (Jan 7, 2003 04:38PM)
I'm interested in the fountain idea. What card fountain do you recommend? Thanks.