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Can anyone tell me where Dai Vernon’s “The trick That Can’t Be Explained” is written up or it what book I might find it?
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It is in Vernon's 'Inner Secrets of Card Magic.' If you are not familiar with it, I would steer clear of doing it, as it is a weird routine. Never tried it, but no desire to...
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Posted: Feb 6, 2007 11:47pm
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Checked this evening, and it is in 'More Inner Secrets of Card Magic,' page 76.
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Rennie,

Thanks for the post. I do not have "More Inner Secrets of Card Magic", but I will be on the look out for the book. A card man at our IBM meeting, Monday, did it, and it was very good. All the card stuff he did was very, very good. He is totally dedicated to card magic, and reads and researches magic books for gems that go over-looked by others. When he did this, without explanation, there was nothing weird about it. You might give it a second look.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2007 5:40pm
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Rennie,

After studying Dai Vernon’s “The Trick That Can’t Be Explained,” I understand your suggestion about steering clear of it. It must have been the special handling by a devoted, skilled and creative card man that showed it to us.

Thanks,
Tom
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As you can see, it is not as simple as it sounds. You have 52 cards to go through while trying to locate the selected card, which you magically reveal after numerous cuts and moves....I think while trying to perform it, you look like a fool who made a mistake... Maybe Dai could do it ok, but us commoners, uh-uh.
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Wait!!! What a great routine and an excellent exercise in jazz magic!

Why would you steer clear of it? There are soooo many possibilities with this effect. TOM, there are a lot of other write-ups about this effect, particularly appearing in Eric Mead's Tangled Web where he uses two decks in play to create absolute miracles using the procedures in TTTCBE (THE TRICK THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED).

Others have made some amazing contributions to this effect, as well. Just have to do a little more digging. I have just discovered this myself, and I have been having an amazing time with it. I already have some additional work, myself, on it.

Please don't pass this by. It deserves your consideration. Especially for those times when you don't have anything setup and you aren't prepared to be "MAGIC BOY" when everyone wants to see a card trick.

Just my thoughts...

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And, it is completely hands off! You don't have to touch the deck... not once! The spec can't go back and pin anything on you. They did all of it. What a miracle!
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Aaron, some of us are myopic, so using marked cards is out, and similarly, some of us are harebrained, needing to keep attention and focus on the audience, so "thinking on ones feet" is not so attractive either.
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Aaron, some of us are myopic, so using marked cards is out, and similarly, some of us are harebrained, needing to keep attention and focus on the audience, so "thinking on ones feet" is not so attractive either.



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Yes, and some of us have hated card tricks and refused to use any until recently. Only after realizing that I'm missing out by not doing card magic have I decided to learn any at all.

Have you ever tried to learn something you have a great dislike for? The hole thing is like being sick and taking medicine that tastes absolutely horrible, only because you know it will make you better. That's why I have decided to start with something easier first.

I just would like to find two or three good ones, and none with the words “Pick a card”.
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Purchase 'The Card Magic of Nick Trost,' and you will have enough card effects to satisfy you for a long time. Not very many "Pick a Card" tricks are in it, just mindblowing, simple to perform, fantastic card magic...Very highly recommended!!
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On 2007-02-13 10:25, Rennie wrote:
Tom,
As you can see, it is not as simple as it sounds. You have 52 cards to go through while trying to locate the selected card, which you magically reveal after numerous cuts and moves....I think while trying to perform it, you look like a fool who made a mistake... Maybe Dai could do it ok, but us commoners, uh-uh.
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Most of the time, no cuts or shuffles are required to reveal the card. Just large brass ones.
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Most of the time, no cuts or shuffles are required to reveal the card. Just large brass ones.



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A card man at our IBM meeting, Monday, did it, and it was very good. All the card stuff he did was very, very good. He is totally dedicated to card magic, and reads and researches magic books for gems that go over-looked by others.


That's probably why he did the trick so well. As Vernon explains: the more knowledge you have, the more skilled with cards you are; the more "tools" you have, the better you can do the trick.
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Might I add to check out the Vernon Revelations, Vol. #7. A really good interview about the trick and how the Professor came up with it.
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This trick can be found in 'More Inner Card Secrets' by Lewis Ganson.
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Aww... I've read about this one somewhere. Can anybody explain/describe the effect? Smile
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Effect: A card merely thought of is revealed in an astonishing way. Sounds pretty good, huh? According to Vernon, "there is no sleight of hand involved; no moves; no memorising; in fact nothing difficult at all; (and) the method is certainly sure-fire". The only downside to the trick is that it requires a lifetime of experience in order to perform it.
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On 2009-08-09 21:54, Retchin wrote:
This trick can be found in 'More Inner Card Secrets' by Lewis Ganson.


And, as Rennie pointed out, in the third post of the thread.

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Checked this evening, and it is in 'More Inner Secrets of Card Magic,' page 76.


It helps to read the whole thread. Trust me on this.
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Bill,
Thanks for pointing that out. I was about to say the same.
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Stewart James had some work on this. His version was called the Face-up Prediction (I think).......whilst reading this thread, I have had a thought. Could this premise be applied to the Open Prediction plot? .......this would be a jazz approach to the plot (for those in the know) and would be kind of like a hybrid ending to Vernon's plot.


Hmmmmm, thinking.......
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