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Topic: Forces for Mini Deck
Message: Posted by: supremefiction (Mar 21, 2017 12:32PM)

I know there are hundreds of ways to force a playing card.

Any wisdom regarding whether certain forces are well suited when using a mini deck, and what your suggestions are, would be greatly appreciated.

Message: Posted by: Googoomafint11 (Apr 6, 2017 11:23PM)
While I don't specifically use a mini deck, I've tried some forces with it, and it just makes things harder because of the size, and I'm not just talking about for the magician, but for the audience as well. It's harder for them to see what you are doing with it. But some forces that would work would be the classic cross cut force. That would be a great and simple one to use, and yet is very effective.

The 21 card force would work as well, maybe not ideal though.

If I were to use a force with a mini deck, it would be the cross cut force, nice and easy to do, and yet so effective. As long as you have some patter in it, there is no way of the audience knowing what you did!
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Apr 7, 2017 01:36AM)
A mini card in the deck would give you the same type advantage as a short card or a very small break.

Other than using it to help with a force, check out Mike Powers "amBIGuous card". It is a favorite of mine.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Apr 19, 2017 05:42AM)
A super easy force with a mini deck is to have the force card on top; palm it off and present the deck to the participant to shuffle. When she is through shuffling instruct her to set the deck upon the table and cut it anywhere she desires.

Ask her if you have influenced exactly WHERE she cut the deck--at the same time picking up the remaining portion of the deck where she cut--adding the palmed card to the top of this portion.

By looking at her and asking the question you will have momentarily directed her attention from your action of adding the palmed card.

Redirect attention back to this cut to portion of the mini deck and slide of the card where she "freely cut" (in reality this is the palmed/force card you added) off the top and present it to her.

The deed is done and the size of the mini cards makes the execution extremely easy.

Message: Posted by: supremefiction (May 17, 2019 05:16PM)
Thank you.
Message: Posted by: harrisfellman (May 19, 2019 07:59PM)
Something similar I've done with mini cards is "shuffle them" in my hands by shaking them up ... the bottom card stays in place every time. YOu can then do the cris cross force (as above) and force the bottom card)

Also, doing a slop shuffle on the table, you can keep track of the top card pretty easily and allow it to go back on top.
Message: Posted by: holdingoutflat (Sep 3, 2019 01:47AM)
I would say that forces that require the spectator holding the deck would be good. Anything mathematical, timing, illogical, etc.