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As the title suggests I was wondering what you guys think is the easiest torn and restored card out there to perform? I understand it's quite subjective when we're talking about how easy or how difficult a trick may be given everyone's skill level is different, but in terms of best getting to know the know the general idea of how T and R works, is there a good one to learn or one that invoves less complicated moves for someone who's fairly new to card magic?

I only ask because I find all of those routines facscinating and would like to learn a couple of them myself but just don't know which one would be the best to start at>
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You could use a magnetic card box. It doesn't get much easier than that.
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Be sure to also check the following excellent thread on torn & restored card routines... lots of useful info on about thirty individual versions:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=37
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Uli is right. You can even do the "missing corner" bit as a convincer.

Or you should use a paper envelope and just not really put the piece in it...
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On 2006-03-18 16:25, NeoMagic wrote:
Be sure to also check the following excellent thread on torn & restored card routines... lots of useful info on about thirty individual versions:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=37


It says I don't have access to that thread for some reason. Maybe I don't have enough posts or something, I don't know. Until I can get in there I'll definately check out the magnetic card box. I'm not really familiar with it so I'll do some recearch. Thanks guys.
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^ Oh yes, sorry, it is from the Secret Sessions section so you'll need to have "50 legitimate posts" to enter. Should have noticed you are a new member.
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The one that I think is good, and is very easy, is hoodwink.
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The easiest I've ever come across is a routine called "The Healers" from Jerry Sadowitz' book "Cards on the Table". The effect packs a nice visual flash-climax in which the pieces restore all at once.

Another easy routine is Jay Sankey's "Ouch". The idea is that a signed card is torn down the center for about an inch. Then there is a very visual appearance of a rubber band over the torn part of the card. When the band is removed, the card is totally healed. Its not exactly the most 'exciting' torn and restored ever, but the positive side is that you have secretly set yourself up for Card Warp- and that makes the effect a lot more exciting in my opinion.
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Stormer,

At the risk of tooting my own horn...

...you would be hard pressed to find an easier T&R than JUST A BIT MORE ULTIMATE THAN JOHN MENDOZA'S "ULTIMATE TORN & RESTORED CARD" from Volume 1 of the DVD set "Miracles For Mortals: Killer Magic For The Rest Of Us."

In an e-mail to me, Mr. Mendoza said he thinks more of this version of his trick (the original which appeared in "The Book of John") than any of the "piece-by-piece" restorations out there. You're clean at the first and clean at the end. As a bonus, it's SUPER EASY to do even though the card is signed on both sides.

You might want to check it out.


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Guy Hollingworths "reformation" as taught in his drawing room deceptions book. Very Easy.... Smile
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Brent Braun's Torch'n'Restored gets my vote. Superb full restoration of a signed card that was definately torn up...

If you want a "piece by piece" restoration, then check out the aforementioned "Reformation" by Hollingworth or "Reparation" by John Lovick.

JC Wagner does a great T&R, and David Williamson performs a brilliant "Torn & Restored Transposition".

There are loads of variants out there!
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Paul Harris, in SuperMagic, has The Ultimate Rip-Off.
Although it's not a fully restored card it is a very easy T&R.
The bonus is that it is 100% impromptu and uses only 1 card.
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Kenton Knepper showed a very easy T&R in a video called Live at the Capital (or was it Capitol). I'm not sure if it really was his effect, but he did perform and explained the effect.

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On 2006-03-19 08:46, rannie wrote:
Kenton Knepper showed a very easy T&R in a video called Live at the Capital (or was it Capitol). I'm not sure if it really was his effect, but he did perform and explained the effect.
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Knepper also explains this on one of the Secret Sessions or FFFF videos.....
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Torched and Restored is pretty good. Ripped and Restored is also pretty good. Although both of these, and most others require your hand at some point go into your pocket. I didn't like that so I came up with my own version. Very easy. Very clean. You can check it out at dropshots.com/platt
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In the Stranger Card chapter in Hugard's Expert Card Technique is a really wonderful T & R routine that only requires that you do a finger palm of a crumpled up piece of paper. It's also one of the only flash paper effects that I like.
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Dude the easiest one ever; if you really don't want to put the pratice into it, you should look into the Guy Hollingworth torn and restored..
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I assume you're being facetious, since Reformation has such a reputation for being difficult. But in fact it's not nearly as difficult as some people say. Mainly it's his forty page description of it that makes it hard to learn. This is one effect that could use a DVD to describe, because it's really not that difficult to learn if you see it demonstrated visually. Just make up a cheat sheet of the moves from the book so you don't have to keep flipping through it as you practice. It's not as easy as Torn, but I think it looks a little better all things considered, and still it's not terribly difficult.
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A self serving plug to have you consider Oops! as an EASY, and amazing torn and restored routine whereby the restored card is inspectable and impossible. The simple T&R routine, for the Oops! cards, is featured in this month's Antinomy.

See the "before and after" here...

http://innovamagic.com/_wsn/page3.html

Thanks,
Mike
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Thanks for all your replies guys, you've certainly given me plenty to look into. It's nice to come on a board and see so many willing to help out someone who's new to magic and not look down on them like I've found on some other forums I've been on. I think some people seem to forget that they too were once beginners and needed just as much help as anyone when just starting out.

Anyway thanks again guys it's greatly appreciated.
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