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Good day everybody! I'm going to get the Mind Power Deck sometime soon and was wondering if you could do any of the regular card tricks I know with them. By that I mean, tricks with regular cards just with the Mind Power Deck. Also, where are places for a cheap price that I can get it?

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No, you can't. The cards are gaffed
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Oh. Than how does Gazzo use the same deck the entire time, then does this trick, then some more. How could he do that? Also, where's the cheapest place I could buy it?

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Dunno. Gazzo must be amazing.

You can buy it directly from John Kennedy's site. Try Googling his name and the word Magic.

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Where did you see that? Cause you can't even show the backs of the cards. Don't think this can be done!!!
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The Houdini Jester, just be creative in your thinking and you could easily see how anybody uses their trick decks for other card tricks. Just one simple move could accomplish this
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True true... there's a move called "switch" Smile
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Rick, if you can't see the backs than how is it his effect goes like this? Spreads the deck face up. Someone comes up and looks at one card. He then closes the fan, looks at the deck (backs showwing) pulls out one card puts it face down on the table. The person announces their card. Gazzo flips the face down card, it's that card. Smile
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That sounds like a totally different effect.

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On 2005-07-06 12:30, the_houdini_jester wrote:
Rick, if you can't see the backs than how is it his effect goes like this? Spreads the deck face up. Someone comes up and looks at one card. He then closes the fan, looks at the deck(backs showwing) pulls out one card puts it face down on the table. The person announces their card. Gazzo flips the face down card, it's that card. Smile

Oh god... I mean, I know how the deck works, looks like and which things you just CAN'T do. If you don't believe then buy the deck and see for yourself, BUT YOU CAN'T SHOW THE BACKS!!!Anyone else here who has the deck and can help me?! If you have Derren Browns Devil's Picturebook video then you can see what I mean (his effect "Smoke" uses this deck).
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p.s.: Maybe Gazzo used Osterlind's brilliant Radar Deck or Docc Hilford's Cassandra Deck
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You can show the backs of the cards.

But I do believe that Gazzo must be using a different deck. If the effect has been described accuratly, then it is not the Mind Power deck.

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First of all, the trick you describe is not John Kennedys mind power deck. Secondly, the original mind power deck does not have ordinary bycycle backs, it has Two suns with faces on the back. Finally, there are now bicycle backs available for this deck.
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I made a BIG mistake... you can show the backs, Steve is right (got confused with the methods)!! Sorry folks. But you can't let the cards be examined by the spectators.
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Gazzo does not use the Mind Power deck. He uses the standard method for this effect thatwe all used for years, which entails possible use of "outs".
Those who throw in the "Switch" as mentioned earlier, would be please to know that the Mind Power deck is now made with Bicycle backs.
I have used the original Mind Power deck for years and I am sure if you asked the spectator(s) 5 minutes after the effect what kind of backs were on the cards, they couldn't tell you - nor would it have mattered to them.
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Rick, I was kind of thinking you were wrong the entire time. The reason is, why would it have "Bicycle Backs", if you're not supposed to see the backs? But Gazzo told one of his good friends, who is my really good friend, that it is a regular deck.

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On 2005-07-06 21:58, the_houdini_jester wrote:
Rick, I was kind of thinking you were wrong the entire time. The reason is, why would it have "Bicycle Backs", if you're not supposed to see the backs? But Gazzo told one of his good friends, who is my really good friend, that it is a regular deck.

Alex

ok Smile so, no MPD
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What's MPD?

Are there any other card tricks that you can do with the Mind Power Deck? I mean other than the mindreading trick?

Alex
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Alex: You were the one in the beginning that said that Gazzo was using the Mind Power Deck (MPD).

Rick was just trying to answer your questions. His answer was correct, by the way. Up until very recently the backs of the MPD looked odd, and so you couldn't really show the backs if you were using another style of deck for the rest of your effects.

There IS a way to make it appear that the backs were seen to match your regular pack, but that is another topic. Recently the MPD was put out in Bicycle backs, which has been mentioned, so that is a problem solved.

The MPD is designed specifically for a mind-reading trick. You could use your own imagination though, and turn it into something more, as Derren Brown did with his effect called SMOKE. Let us know what YOU come up with.

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I thought Gazzo used one. I just learned that he dosen't, after I started this topic.

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Just saw Gazzo perform Saturday night. He did the same effect Alex is asking about. No MPD. Just a regular pack and a performer who knows how to entertain his audience.
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