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Topic: Alpha to Omega
Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 7, 2010 10:31AM)
Has anyone any opinions on the Alpha to Omega effect by Stephen Tucker? I am not a great card man and would like to know how it compares to John Bannon's Twisted Sisters?
Message: Posted by: fvdbeek (Apr 7, 2010 11:49AM)
I have Omega,
it's a pretty good effect. Big advantage is: you end clean and there is no equivogue.
There's an old and a new demo of Omega. I prefer the old one as more real, I think they made a cut in the newer one.
Search here for more info, there's is a lot to find about Omega.

Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 7, 2010 12:17PM)
Thanks for that Frans, I have ordered the effect so it will be the new version not the old.

Message: Posted by: fvdbeek (Apr 7, 2010 01:19PM)
>I have ordered the effect so it will be the new version not the old

The effect is the same. but in the new version of the demo there is a cut that masks something essential.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Apr 8, 2010 03:42AM)
But both are the same, that you have to hide your hands behind your back for a while?

I'd love to buy this effect but when I saw he had to do something on his back, it just killed my mood. Is it possible not to do that move?
Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 8, 2010 04:49AM)
As I have not yet received the effect yet, I cannot comment. When I get it I will let you know, unless there are further posts on this site before then.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Apr 8, 2010 06:10AM)
Ok thanks. Because in the demo videos, that always happen.
Message: Posted by: fvdbeek (Apr 8, 2010 09:00AM)
>Is it possible not to do that move?

The move must be done. Behind your back, under the table. It enhances the effect for the first revelation. (Which is of course not really a revelation, but a build-up to the real one)
Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 8, 2010 09:47AM)
Thanks fvdbeek, I do not quite understand what you are saying but I am sure it will become very clear when the package arrives.

Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Apr 8, 2010 02:41PM)
Butey, lemme know when it arrives. :)
Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 12, 2010 08:38AM)
Hi Failed,
It has just arrived but I have but I have not got my head around it yet as too many magic items have arrived all at the same time. I will post you an answer.

Message: Posted by: Trois (Apr 12, 2010 10:00PM)
I thionk it is a pretty neat effect. Thumbs up ! Trois
Message: Posted by: zhoudumu (Apr 14, 2010 10:21PM)
As I said in the other post. I do not think it is a big problem to putting the cards behind the back. As the climax is the pack already on the table.
Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 15, 2010 01:55PM)
My answer to 'Failed's' question is that the move has to be done hidden but the way Stephen performs it on his video, does not seem to have a detrimental aspect to the trick. It is just one of those things that some magicians will hate it and others can't see a problem. I can't see a problem and it just give one revelation after the other.
Message: Posted by: martyjacobs (Apr 16, 2010 09:16AM)
All the tricks in [b]Mega 'Wave[/b] (Bannon's new book) are based on Stephen Tucker's Alpha to Omega. I suggest you check it out when it is back in print :D. All the effects remove the need to put the cards behind your back. Still like the original method though, and would recommend you pick up the DVD from the [b]Big Blind Media[/b] guys.

Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 18, 2010 03:11PM)
Thanks Marty

I will check out 'Mega Wave' ASAP

Message: Posted by: motown (Apr 20, 2010 01:17PM)
I personaly like Alpha to omega better then twisted sister. Another trick on this DVD that's really good is Exhibit A.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Apr 21, 2010 08:48AM)
Well, if someone has it up for sale, I might grab this. I'm starting to love bringing packet tricks. It's suitable for almost every occasion.
Message: Posted by: Don-G (Apr 22, 2010 02:48PM)
I agree with you Motown about Exhibit 'A', I like this trick as well. I am trying to think of another murder weapon for 'F' in place of the matches. Does anyone have any ideas?