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I've heard about this trick many times but I don't know anything about it. I gather it is a packet trick, but what is the effect and where can I buy it?

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You count through four jokers... Each time you count through, one more joker turns face down, until finally all four jokers are face down. All with no funny moves, you're just counting through the cards. You then devastate anyone who thinks he might know how it works by turning over the cards to reveal that they are all aces. Extremely Powerful!


I copied that description from Penguin's site, but it's out of stock there.
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A Café search for 'nfw' will keep you busy.

You can buy it here or at most magic shops.
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http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=23

It's highly gaffed and not inspectable. If you want a truly beautiful effect of this type, check out Vinny Marini's La Famiglia DVD which includes Pablo Tejero's beautiful Magical Aces routine: http://www.vinnymarini.com/
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On 2006-03-17 17:06, scorch wrote:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=23

It's highly gaffed and not inspectable.


You missed the beauty of this. It's sightly gaffed and if done right, They won't want to see the cards. Why are you handing out cards anyway?
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On 2006-03-17 17:54, MagicChris wrote:
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On 2006-03-17 17:06, scorch wrote:
It's highly gaffed and not inspectable.


You missed the beauty of this. It's sightly gaffed and if done right, They won't want to see the cards. Why are you handing out cards anyway?


I didn't miss the beauty of it. It's a great effect and I didn't say that it wasn't. It's one of the best gaffed packet tricks out there, and that's saying something considering how many have flooded the market in recent decades.

I don't believe in the "too perfect" theory of magic, but NFW does look just too clean to not be inspectable. In my experience people ask to see packet trick cards a lot more readily than effects with the whole deck. It's my personal preference to be able to oblige them, but I'm not saying anything against guys who use gaffs. It's just that when they ask you to look at a few cards that are right in front of them, and you refuse (using any of the standard one-liner excuses), it's pretty obvious what's going on...so personally I'll always prefer to sacrifice a little in the way of visuals and impossibility for the benefit of ending clean, a la Twisting the Aces.

Outside of these considerations, NFW certainly is a really pretty effect. In a parlor situation where people are less likely to ask to inspect the cards, I could see doing NFW.
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I really like packet tricks but since I like doing several in a row, often with a borrowed deck I tend to be limited to a few such as Roy Walton's Cascade, Twisting the aces, Asher Twist etc. all of which can be done with clean endings. Having said that I don't mind carrying some gaffed cards for the right trick.

I'll order NFW and see how I can fit it into a routine.


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^ There's some discussion on an "Ungimmicked NFW" in this thread...

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Apply Richard Sanders Supercards principle using the NFW cards. Superb superb effect
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You should also search out the original effect called "Twixter" by Jason Alford. It is much much better IMO.
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Shoot Ogawa has a gorgeous effect called "KSN" I think, it's a packet trick, that basically means the same thing in Japanese as "NFW" does in English. It's basically you turn four blank cards into thse really funky colored cards, but it's a great trick.
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What does NFW stand for?

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The tagline for the trick is "If you don't know what it means, you've never seen it done"
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No joking by Tyler Corbin is JUST AS STRONG.
Check out his DEMO on Ebay.
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NFW is a great trick and if you are willing to put the effort into it it will pay off. you will love it.
if you feel more comfortable with ending up clean you can always go for mercury by david kong. it's a great effect. it requires a little practice and you will end up clean.
good luck !

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Couldn't you end with a four card vanish at the end?

They'd have trouble inspecting anything then! Smile

Also I object to the term "Highly Gaffed" this has little meaning as what bench mark are we using? Obviously I can't go into the working here but it's only one card that in itself is hardly abnormal in the magic world plus a little something extra. So Normally gaffed would I think be nearer. or just gaffed!



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Here's what I do: I perform the effect, and then I ask them where they think the jokers went? I have a preset of four identical jokers in the wallet. I then show my hand cleanly empty, and produce the jokers from the wallet. (Thus squeezing an extra kicker out of the effect.)

In the meantime, the gaffed cards are placed in my pocket, and conveniently switched for an ungaffed set which they can examine until the "cows come home"

Problem solved.
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On 2006-05-10 12:38, JSBLOOM wrote:
No joking by Tyler Corbin is JUST AS STRONG.
Check out his DEMO on Ebay.


I disagree. Corbin's trick is pretty good, but the handling he teaches, well it sucks. Too many false counts that are just not convincing even to the dumbest of laypeople. Some of his other tricks are amazing, like chamelon backs, but I think this one was a flop.
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Agreed.....Stick with the original NFW....Great effect..... Smile ..
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