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Topic: Favorite trick with 1 duplicate card
Message: Posted by: jmuscold (Aug 23, 2007 09:21PM)
I am practicing a trick that involves one and only one duplicate card. So now when I open a new pack of cards , I open 2 decks at the same time. Then I swap the 5 and 6 of diamonds in them, therefore I have one duplicate card in both decks.

So now that I am carrying a deck with this duplicate card, what are some good card tricks that need one duplicate card?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Aug 23, 2007 09:35PM)
Card to pocket . . .
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 23, 2007 09:52PM)
Queen of Diamonds splits into two Six of Diamonds.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Jason Simonds (Aug 23, 2007 10:35PM)
The Chicago Opener aka Red Hot Mama is my favorite.
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 23, 2007 11:08PM)
Duplicate card in RHM is also called as 'Stranger Card'.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (Aug 23, 2007 11:38PM)
Card transposition (ala David Blaine)

I think its called "Here then There" in one of the Ellusionist dvds.
Message: Posted by: Aldinuin (Aug 24, 2007 01:42AM)
I agree, the "Here then There" trick is my favorite to use with one duplicate card. I find it to be a fairly effective opener for a lot of people.
Message: Posted by: spycrapper (Aug 24, 2007 02:46AM)
If the duplicate card could be another back color, it's Chicago Opener..
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (Aug 24, 2007 10:16AM)
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On 2007-08-24 02:42, Aldinuin wrote:
I agree, the "Here then There" trick is my favorite to use with one duplicate card. I find it to be a fairly effective opener for a lot of people.
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Simple plot, no apparent 'moves', 1 card, boom, changes to another.
Message: Posted by: Froste (Aug 24, 2007 12:39PM)
Card to notebook!
Card to couch!
Card to windshield wiper!
Card to <place I just stashed a duplicate> !

Can ya feel me? :)

Oh yeah, here's another one I disturbed my daughter with once.. it was one of those perfect timing things.. but, I showed the Ace of Hearts on the bottom of the deck, turned it face down, magical gesture (with the blatant absence of any card movement at all), and show the Ace of Hearts on top of the deck. She lost her mind for about 5 minutes.
Message: Posted by: The Amazing Noobini (Aug 24, 2007 02:17PM)
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On 2007-08-24 00:38, yin_howe wrote:
Card transposition (ala David Blaine)

I think its called "Here then There" in one of the Ellusionist dvds.
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Thanks! I had forgotten about that one. The second trick I remember ever being completely blown away by. Have to put an extra card into the box in my pocket right away just in case the opportunity arises!

Posted: Aug 24, 2007 3:20pm
P.S: Uff. Now I have to slaughter a new deck just for that one card. I hate that. Even though I have enough cards to last for... decades.
Message: Posted by: Magikrn (Aug 24, 2007 03:02PM)
John Mendoza's Simple Tunnel.

It's on his My Best dvd Vlolume 3
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Aug 24, 2007 05:26PM)
Three card monte
Message: Posted by: magic_man_jim (Aug 24, 2007 06:30PM)
I second the Chicago opener just make the dup a different color back! Or use A idea from Jay Snakey and tape a piece of paper on the back of the dup and write don't pic this card.
Message: Posted by: spatrick (Aug 24, 2007 07:50PM)
You can always buy a one way forcing deck.


That gives you plenty of options.

S. Patrick
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Aug 24, 2007 07:50PM)
Quarterly Returns :devilish:
Message: Posted by: knickz4lyfe20 (Aug 26, 2007 07:11PM)
Ripped and restored transpo - david williamson
its also my personal favorite ffect
Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Aug 26, 2007 09:46PM)
I have to agree with Red Hot Mamma, it got me a long running contract with a local crabby joes.. they asked me to show them ONE thing in the interview and then make ONE balloon creation.. so I made a monkey climbing up a banana tree and then did Red Hot Mamma.

I learnt RHM at Magic camp.

Daniel
Message: Posted by: AnthonyMaze (Aug 26, 2007 10:58PM)
After ALL THIS TIME, I just now started doing Red Hot Mama! and wow does it get a GREAT response. ON TOP OF THAT if you have one dup card with a different back (i.e red single card in blue deck or vis-a-versa) you can perform Paul Harris's effect BIZZARE TWIST, eye's pop when the card's back changes color... I love that :)
Message: Posted by: fallingblood (Aug 27, 2007 03:39PM)
I personally like a transposition effect. I believe the one I use is called Impossible Transposition. I'm not completely sure. But having a card placed in a spectators hand, and then switch with another card in your hand, just seems unbelievable to people.
Message: Posted by: mrsmiles (Aug 28, 2007 05:38AM)
Well I just put one card in one specs hand (say the 10c) and another in the other specs hands (say the 6d), and ham up the patter about something mystical about to happen & get them to turn over their cards. They've swapped places. Maybe this is the David Blaine effect referred to by others above, I don't know - I just know what I do(!)
I have to say, in almost heretical fashion on magiccafe, that I find red hot mamma too long and indirect. But I haven't tried it real world - just in the privacy of my garret; I recognise there's enough praise from all sorts on here raving about it (usually high up in peoples' top 10) to realise its a real worker. Just not to my taste, that's all
Message: Posted by: sirbrad (Aug 28, 2007 10:52AM)
Rope a card for sure.
Message: Posted by: jquackc (Aug 28, 2007 11:22AM)
There are many great things possible with a duplicate card. Just make something up. The "here then There" ellusionist crap is really just a transposition in a spectators hands (it's a great trick but ellusionist ripped it off). Many transposition tricks are possible.

Try brent braun's "kickback transpo" from his DVD... "Decks, Lies, and Videotape". It's one of my favorite tricks with a duplicate because the card the transposes is face up the entire time. It almost changes when you blink. It's a great use of some Marlo ideas.

Also I believe Derek Dingles torn and restored uses a duplicate. It's out of the book The Complete Works of Derek Dingle. I could be wrong though.

Troy Hoosers got some ideas about duplicates... try DesTROYers... by Joshua Jay

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ON TOP OF THAT if you have one dup card with a different back (i.e red single card in blue deck or vis-a-versa) you can perform Paul Harris's effect BIZZARE TWIST, eye's pop when the card's back changes color... I love that :)
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I second the Paul Harris effect.. it's a great one and still prominent in my repetiore. John Guastaferro's "Tailspin" is a great routine that utilizes The Bizzare twist in which there is a lot of magic done with the spectators signed card, before the color is changed. It's in his L and L video Brainstorm Vol. 2

Expert Card Technique has an entire section on stranger cards... check that out...it's great stuff.

Good luck
Message: Posted by: what (Aug 28, 2007 01:27PM)
Derek Dingles Card Assembly.
It is like a coin matrix with cards. It requires one jumbo card(the cover card which could simply be a piece of cardstock), and a duplicate card.