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Topic: Jumbo Three card monte
Message: Posted by: tecumilic (Jul 3, 2018 08:03PM)
Hello peapole I have read a few a few threads on the forum about different jumbo 3 card monte props the mechanical versions. There are 2 versions which seem good the Dave Powell king monte and the to Ton Onosaka Giant monte. What are the pros and cons to each version? How close can the spectators be whitout any risk of flashing? Is lightning an issue? I appriciate the help.

Giant monte

Dave powell king monte
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jul 3, 2018 09:24PM)
Hi tecumilic

I can't speak to Dave Powell's Jumbo apparatus with the Bicycle backs (which seems like a very desirable feature) because I've never handled one nor have I seen a set in live performance.

However, we do have two sets of the Ton Onosaka version and can unequivocally state it is a wonderful set that is reliable and easy to perform AND gets an enthusiastic response to the effect from all audiences. (The second set is a back-up. No, it's not for sale :).

Lighting, angles, etc. don't seem to be an issue.
The audience can be close...

Message: Posted by: tecumilic (Jul 4, 2018 01:26PM)
Could you do the effect under the same conditions as this video but in real life?

YouTube · Wolfgang Riebe Inspiring The World

Magic Trick of the Week 28 (Jumbo 3 Card Monte) with Wolfgang ...
4 mars 2016
Message: Posted by: tecumilic (Jul 4, 2018 01:28PM)
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jul 4, 2018 07:23PM)
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Jul 6, 2018 09:07PM)
I use a variation of Monte effects mainly Harry Anderson Monarch Monte for corporate shows and King Monte effect you mention for shows I need a few minutes of magic to music, I use a stand and some catchy music etc..always plays well. The key to the king monte is not to do lots of changes with the cards -King to Queen etc, most performers do 3-4 changes -I do 2 and the effect plays much stronger,I also use a stand for the cards..
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Jul 24, 2018 10:44AM)
With the arrival of home computers connected to photo quality printers, the need for the mechanical version of the Three Card Monte can be replaced by a variety of Montes for stage use. The advantage is that you can print the necessary cards yourself on your home computer using high quality glossy photo paper in your printer. Templates are provided with our Magic Nook e-Book instructions for making and perorming the larger montes which can be found in The Wizards' Journal # 17 - "Jumbo Ultimate Monte and Stand" and "Jumbo Dutch Looper', Wizards, "Ace Chaser" in WizJ #21, "Three Card Trick (with Four Cards)" in WizJ #22, "NEW Ace Chaser" and "Alice's Wonderland Monte" in WizJ #33, an adult version, "King of Clubs" in WizJ #30 along with a children's version "Threesies", ending with "Mumbo Jumbo Monte" with REALLY big cards from WizJ #37, and which uses NO GIMMICKED CARDS - just great big ones.
Message: Posted by: iugefu (Jan 18, 2019 11:10AM)
Does anyone possess and use the Mikame craft Card Stand in conjunction with Ton's giant 3 card monte?
Message: Posted by: Deckstacker (May 12, 2019 05:43PM)
Iugefu: I can't seem to find any reference online to a giant-size Mikame card stand. Could you point me to a supplier please? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Jan 2, 2020 11:37AM)
Card stands are so easy to make, even a child can do it! Construction: http://wizkidzinc.com/Qua-Fiki/DSCI0016MD.jpg Finished Stand: http://wizkidzinc.com/Qua-Fiki/DSCI0010MD.jpg
Message: Posted by: Magic Mark (Sep 12, 2021 03:38PM)
I recently purchased Dave Powell's 'King Monte' and then purchased a conductor's desk (the desk only) to hold/display the cards. The conductor's desk has a pivoting socket that is designed to be attached to a stand/tripod. I already own a variety of stands/tripods (photography hobby) but I also wanted to be able to use the desk atop a table. So, I simply added a short length of aluminum tubing and, voila, a conductor's desk that can be used on any flat surface. It's very stable!




The conductor's desk I purchased: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EEJD5U

Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Dec 25, 2021 06:38PM)
I actually prefer the Garrett Thomas version over the mechanical versions. He has a jumbo set of cards available.