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Topic: Working on See Through Card Demo
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Jul 19, 2010 11:53AM)
Would have done it this weekend. Problem is that my routine needs a spectator and my wife is *incredibly* camera shy.

Working on what I can do to get around that...
Message: Posted by: stereo (Sep 26, 2010 09:38AM)
We are still waiting ! please don't forget us.
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 7, 2010 10:58PM)
Oh! I thought you had one!


I misplaced my camera but I got a little flip video camera. I'll shoot the demo this weekend!

Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 7, 2010 11:05PM)
I should mention that normally when I perform this I do it with patter. I notice that most Tenyo demo video are silent with music.

Is it alright that I do it the way I perform it?

One fo the things I love about the See Through Card is that, unlike many Tenyo illusions, this is one that does lend itself to actual parlor performance as part of a show.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Oct 8, 2010 09:02AM)
Yes please do the demo as you would normally perform it. Look forward to seeing it.

Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Oct 10, 2010 11:02AM)
Cyberqat, I must admit I am more intriqued then ever to witness the "See Through Card" routine that fools your engingeer and professor friends along with your wife and her fellow masters students. In my circle of hobo friends this would be viewed as a cute puzzling novelty. I am eagerly waiting to be enlightened.

This post may seem harsh but quite honestly after reading your post on the ghost lamp where you discussed expaining the effect to your wife, I threw up a little in my mouth. By the way very nice of your wife to help the "unwashed" of society.. yes I am being sarcastic. I am not sure you realize how demeaning that post was.

Message: Posted by: stereo (Oct 10, 2010 12:20PM)
I'm still waiting pleased to see this video and I am sure the result will be very good and I am still very happy that someone took the time to make a nice video of a Tenyo trick.
Message: Posted by: edshern (Oct 10, 2010 12:38PM)
Me too. I Love this trick, and can't wait to see your handling.
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 10, 2010 03:39PM)
Alright, here is a quick video I shot with my wife.

Less then ideal conditions but I think it gives the gist. I hope no one is disappointed. Spielberg it isn't ;)

Message: Posted by: stereo (Oct 10, 2010 04:26PM)
Bravo ! very good performance, thank you ! tell me if you would be happy that I put it on my blog to illustrate the article on See Through Card because your video is much better than what I have now :

Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 10, 2010 04:29PM)
Oh certainly. Anyone is free to download that and use it however they want.

I made it for the community :)
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 10, 2010 04:33PM)
If anyone was curious about the force, by the way.

The box of cards is set-up with the 5 of diamonds on the top. I palm it off when I take the cards out and then drop it back on the top when I take them back from the spectator.

The force itself is a top-card force that Bill Tarr calls a "riffle force" and can be found on page 40 of his book "Now You See It, Now You Don't."
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Oct 11, 2010 11:19AM)
Excellent, thank you! I really like the way you force the card by the way (especially the 'turn over' move), very convincing :)
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 11, 2010 03:29PM)
Its very cool seeing my demo on your blog, Stereo.

I feel honored :)
Message: Posted by: stereo (Oct 11, 2010 04:18PM)
Yes I'm happy too ! it's just annoying that the " video player" included in the blog is not great, and the result would have been better if the video came from Youtube for example.
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 11, 2010 04:27PM)
I could upload a copy to youtube if you like.

I've always disliked the way youtube compresses things but I have no problem doing that for you if its how you'd prefer it.
Message: Posted by: stereo (Oct 12, 2010 07:45AM)
Youtube or other site you preafear which provides a code to embed the video.
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 13, 2010 12:50PM)
Ill try to do that tonight for you
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 15, 2010 07:48PM)
Alright it is now on youtube at

Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 21, 2010 12:20AM)
This looks like a great deal for this effect:

Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Oct 21, 2010 06:06PM)
I think I bought my replacement for about $15.00 a year ago... but maybe they are getting harder to find...