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suspectacts
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I have two questions for those people who currently do Cardiographic (Rising Card from Drawing Pad):

Should you ask the volunteer what the card was before you make the card rise? Without asking it's more of a card trick (how did he know the card?), Asking first makes it the finale purely about the animation of a drawn object. My gut tells me that asking first makes it somehow even more amazing because it draws the question, "does that mean that if the volunteer say a different card that one would have risen?" "How can he make any card rise from a pad of paper?"

And two more issues:

Should both cards be black cards to match the pen you are holding?

Or is a Red card coming up from behind the black card way more amazing?

Sorry if this has been covered; I did a search and read a bunch of posts but didn't see this covered.

Peter Gross
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nathanallen
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I'd go with red card rising. Contrast.
I would ask first, but that's just my persona... "maybe this magician guy doesn't really know what he's doing..."
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MikeDes
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I never ask which card he selected. Instead I ask the entire audience to concentrate on the selected card. That way it is their energy which brings up the card.

I use a red card for contrast as well.

Just my 2 cents.
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