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UJ
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What is your favourite effect using a memorized deck? So far, mine has been Barrie Richardson's Any Card at Any Number.

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There are many, but my current favorite is Aronson's "Invisible Card." The deck remains in order (nearly in order) too.

The most practical mem deck stuff are those items which retain full deck order. Otherwise it's a one shot deal with a huge set up.

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I use the Aronson stack and my favourite at the moment must be the Mind Reading Deck Part 9.

I find a lot of stack work to be quite slow. "Ok, Now deal one card for each letter of The Queen Of Diamonds....Ok now deal another 27 cards. " and this trick trys to keep this to a minimum.

It does use three short spells, red or black, club or spade, etc... but it also has the opportunity to produce three cards using fancy flourishes of your choice. This may not be to everyones taste but it really breaks up the dealing and takes the focus of the spelling and counting.

Effect: A card is selected and lost in the pack. The deck then spits out three different cards, one showing red or black, spade or club, etc... The deck is always right in its mind reading.

Finally the selected card is found at the end of the spells and the three piles of discards are turned over to show the matching four of a kind.

Best of all it keeps your stack order. It can be found in Try the impossible, incidently it also contains "Twice as Hard" -Two cards at any two numbers which is well worth checking out.
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Doug Dyment has a very nice effect in his book, Mindsights, called the Immoderate Deception. In the book, Mr. Dyment uses his own method which he calls QuickStack. It's a very easy, elegant stack that I've found useful.
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I also like Simon Aronson's "The Invisible Card" from "Try The Impossible". I believe that this question as been asked and answered before on this forum. A search on memorized deck effects should yield the results.
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Memorized as in the deck in order, and can it be gimicked?

If that's what you meant, then of course "cardtoon"

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No, a memorized deck is one in which you can instantly name what card lies at any position(for example, if someone says "12th from the top," you know it's the Ace of Clubs (6 hour memorized deck version 2)) and in which you can instantly name the location of any card (for example, if someone says "Ace of Clubs," you know it's the 12th card from the top). A memorized deck is a subset of a stack (it's a stack where you know the position of every card). It's an extremely powerful tool.
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Tamariz has a wonderful effect in Lessons in Magic video vol. 2. It requires good acting skills though.
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The Birthday Book, which is described by Mike Close in one of his videos...uses Aronson's stack.
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Besides coding cards to a friend who also knows the stack the one trick I have performed the most is Past,Present, and Future from Simply Simon.

It's one of those tricks that even with knowledge of memorized decks and other things it will destroy magicians.

The down side is it does destroy a great deal of the stack, but there are sections that are untouched which can be used for other things.

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Thanks, everyone, for your inputs. Looks like I'm going to have to get Aronson's Try the Impossible.

Ian, I searched for memorized deck and all I found was discussion about which stack is the best. The Joyal stack that I use doesn't have any built in effects, so that discussion isn't very useful to me anymore - I just wanted to know what you guys do with the existing tool. I appreciate all your comments!

Thanks,
UJ
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Hi UJ,
The discussion on peoples favorite effects with a memorized deck was in the archive:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/archive1/vie......;forum=2
Sorry for the confusion.
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My vote would currently go for "Histed Heisted" by Simon Aronson. (I think it's in his book "Bound To Please".)
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UJ
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Thanks, Ian.

Good archive!

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Zen Master in the new Ortiz book is a killer.
UJ
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Has anyone seen Tamariz's routine on the "A-1 All-Stars Vol. III" video?
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I second for "Zen Master". Ortiz killed all the magicians he lectured for in NYC with this one. One magician even yelled out "NO #$%^%$$^ WAY!" Laymen don't have a chance. Smile
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Now, I've finally seen the Tamariz-routine (on A-1 All Stars Vol. 3) myself and it's great! Tamariz' personality is hilarious. The routine itself doesn't have to be presented as comedy at all.
The first effect could even stand on its own as a strong mind reading experiment.

Thanks for the recommendations, everyone. I'm getting the Ortiz book...

UJ
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Well I have to agree with all.

Tamariz has great routines at least in his book "Sinfonica en Mnemonica Mayor". I haven't see his USA tapes, but I think that maybe there are a few effects from the book in the videos, for example "Buńuelos de Viento" appears in the video as Four Of A Kind.

I want to get Ortiz´s new book. I have heard a lot of times here, that Zen Master is incredible. So how good is it? Should I buy it since I am maybe a "beginner-medium" cardician?

All the best magic,

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Quote:
On 2002-12-15 14:13, MarkFarrar wrote:
My vote would currently go for "Histed Heisted" by Simon Aronson. (I think it's in his book "Bound To Please".)


If you like this effect you need to take a look at "Heisting Histed Heisted" by Mike Powers. It is the same effect as Simon's trick but you can do it blindfolded!
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