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Mark Hogan
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Dear all
2 Questions that require your expertise!!!

1)I have a very clever 3 person routine with a great peak that allows me to do a great Drawing Duplication

However I work private parties and invaribly someone asks me to duplicate their drawing one on one

I'm not averse to a device,however in small groups they invaribly smell a rat and want to know why i'm putting it in my wallet etc any clever ideas that will allow me to dup a single drawing with the minimum of handling or use of a device?

2) I'm working on a routine based around Fords Excellent Suggestive Mentalism

I've heard good things about Chan Canastas book test, however I've never got a full description and it seems very expensive!

Here is the usual set up....

A) I don't claim to be a mind reader so speed reading the book is allowed and use of NLP reading eye access cues etc would fit into my routine

B) As its a private party, people will have books lying around and i'd like to use them where possible.

Again sonmetimes i am asked to repeat this effect so I'd like a method with minimum handling, convoluted page numbering etc

Any ideas /recommendations/ridicule would be appreciated!!

Thanks in Advance

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As far as the Chan Canasta BT goes, its more of a skill than anything else. No gimmicks. The pricy part u r referring to is the book(?) Yes it is, but it adds to a great collection. Its all about presentation. If you think you'll be receiving new ideas/tricks then it may not be as suitable. But u get great ideas on presentational angles.
Hope that helps.
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Answers to 1, 2, and 3...
Richard Busch's "Peek Performances".
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I'll second that, Ted. "Peek Performances" is full of gems. Smile
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Why do many one on one dup's? One time a show, engagement is enough...
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You could use the PR technique. It is completely clean. This is ideal for a 1 on 1.

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Docc Hilford's "7th Sign" is an impromptu, no-gimmick design duplication that was designed to be presented as a 1 on 1.
Banachek also has an effect, called "Picture Duplication" (I'm not sure of the title), which fits the bill too. It's a double effect, allowing the spectator's and the mentalist's powers to be tested. Also meant to be 1 on 1.
And of course, as said before this post, Peek Performances is THE source...
Hope that helps.
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Could someone tell me a little about the set up for Doccs 7Th Sign Pleas, and where I can purchase the effect!

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Re Question 2:

Chan's booktest is not easy (even Chan missed from time to time), and not everyone will be able to develop the knack for it. However, it is fabulous stuff. Personally, I would (and do) use it as well as the classic (far easier) David Hoy booktest, plus Richard Busch's excellent handling of the Hoy-type test from "Peek Performances. For good measure, you might want to carry with you the little gizmo that comes an effect that I believe is called "Final Booktest," which I use primarily with magazines that might be lying around. And pick up a copy of Richard Mark's "Mind Warp" or the new release "Ahead of the Pack" and learn a good impromptu progressive/cummulative anagram method of (apparently) revealing a word in a book, magazine or newspaper merely thought of by the subject

With the above-described methods in your arsenal, you should be well equipped for any private party/newspaper office situation that may come your way. Others may disagree, but I think it is important to vary your methods, or at least be prepared to do so, in more informal performance situations, particularly where you might rightly be asked to "do that thing with the book" (or magazine or newspaper) for others at the gathering, or where a particular method(s) turns out to be better suited to the performance dictates. In these kinds of situations, I like to think of the performance as a kind of jazz improvization, where what you do next, and how you do it, is determined to some extent by the exigencies of the moment and the mood of the performer and the audience. Yes, you have an outline for your performance (the melody), but you are not afraid to "riff" when the situation presents itself. The performer with good "chops" (flexible, variable methods and techniques at his disposal) is well positioned to "go with the flow" and create memorable experiences that he might not have planned but is prepared to exploit.
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The Canasta book test is only for the serious performer. And I am not just saying that. The practice and ability required will make it a cumbersome test to perform. It can fail, not only because of the method but because of the human skill required.
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On 2002-10-30 11:11, Mark Hogan wrote:
Could someone tell me a little about the set up for Doccs 7Th Sign Pleas, and where I can purchase the effect!

mark Smile


7th Sign is performed and explained in the Vol.2 of the Desert Brainstorm Video Series (as far as I know, it is not a marketed effect). The method is simple, straightforward, and only involves a few business cards.
If you need to know more details, send me a mail.
All the best.
Eric
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Three times lucky!

Peek Performances is what the doctor ordered. This is an indispensible book.
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You might also want to look at Confesions of a Psychic and Further Confessions of a Psychic. Both have info on Drawing Dups.

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