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Rik Chew
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What are some good tricks with this, apart from the choosing a card from behind back, then your telling them what it is?
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Oh, my goodness!

A st*** can be used for so many things. Merely revealing a chosen card is not the best way to use this deck.

Imagine that you have a deck that allows you to use multiple k** cards. Or...

I would recommend investigating tricks that require the use of multiple cards in a setup. You should master a false sh***** as well, which definitely removes suspicion that you are using a st***.

I recommend you look at books like the Encyclopedia of Card Tricks for ideas. There is quite a bit out there that is moved to another level through the use of tools like Stebbins/Eight Kings.

You might also do a search on "Stebbins" here on the Café. I found multiple entries, and I think that the search function might be a helpful tool for you, if you harness it. Why not?

Cheers!
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Well put.
Mago Gregorio
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You'll find also nice suggestion (routine of 5 tricks) in the Learned Pig Project site, lot of ressources for the real magicians !.
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This is a great ebook for Si Stebbins workers:
http://www.trickshop.com/stebbins.html
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How about just "name a card, any card?" Or Card at Any Number?
Rik Chew
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Sorry, I do use the search for most things, I just forgot this time sorry again.
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Take a look at the 'si stebbins secret' in darwin ortiz at the card table for an easy way to shuffle a new deck into stebbins order.
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Vol 2 - Steve Beam's Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - "Sly Stebbins" Page 46
The Card Magic of Nick Trost - Automatic Lie Speller - page 155

These are two Si Stebbins stack effects that I like. Anyone care to add some more specific references to the list?
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Practical Mental Magic has some excellent applications of Si Stebbins.
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On 2005-08-26 01:23, Kjellstrom wrote:
This is a great ebook for Si Stebbins workers:
http://www.trickshop.com/stebbins.html


I just purchased this and while I haven't digested everything in it there are some excellent ideas consolidated in this relatively inexpensive e-book.

Thanks for the suggestion Kjellstrom!

Anyone else have more specific reference points for SS related material?
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If a magician know a hundred ways to find a card and one way to reveal it, he knows one trick. If a magician knows one way to find a card and a hundred ways to reveal it, then he knows a hundred tricks...

Stebbins gives you a wonderful way to find the card, now you need to work on the hundred revelations that will make you a magician...

Best, PSC
"You can't steal a gift..." Dizzy Gillespie
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Also...

Ortiz book At the Card Table tells you how to set up this stack from a new deck order.

It requires two Faro shuffles

I usually do this then go into Steve Beam's Sly Stebbins.

It knocks them out!
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On 2005-09-03 19:46, Paul Chosse wrote:

Stebbins gives you a wonderful way to find the card, now you need to work on the hundred revelations that will make you a magician...

Best, PSC

Paul,
In my opinion, anything you write should be required reading. Thanks for that nugget Smile
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In my opinion, the best source for tricks with a stacked deck is Mind Mysteries Vol 2 by Richard Osterlind. If you like working with a stacked deck, and do not have this DVD, then you are missing out.

ETMMM Vol 3 (also by Richard Osterlind) has two excellent tricks using the Si Stebbins stack. They are Encore Card Stab by Al Koran, and Par-Optic Vision by Theo Annemann.

There are some excellent OOTW type effects that require the deck to be set up in red/black/red/black order as well. These are John Kennedy's "Red and Black", and better yet Gordon Bean's "Splitting The Difference" found in the May 2005 issue of Genii magazine.

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