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Zackary
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I know this is a old trick, but was wondering where I could get a video of this. I tried searching but had no luck. I was also wondering everyone's opinion for this effect. Can it really be performed with ONE BORROWED card?
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Zack
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You can see a clip of it at Ben Harris's site, http://www.wowbound.com. A direct link to his video page is: http://www.wowbound.com/movies.html

Yes, Hoodwink is done with only one, unprepared card. I should point out, however, that the card is not examinable at the end. In his book "Quarks and Quirks", Ben provides a solution to this problem.

Personally, it's not my cup o'tea, but I do know several people who have gotten good reactions from it.

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For the price, Hoodwink is a good deal. Get the book Quarks and Quirks as it has more handlings for Hoodwink. Smile
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Quarks and Quirks has some amazing tricks that are done with just one or two cards. Ben Harris really does some amazing stuff with the idea of tearing cards. This book is well worth it.
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I think the principle in Hoodwink is a good one.

Alex
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Zackary
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Is the card really being torn or is it just an illusion? Please PM me if it gives away the secret.
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Zack
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Try my "Warped and Restored " only using one card. The card is warped in the fingers, then it is torn in half and finishes with a flash restoration.
Due to be released this month.
PM me if you would like a CD of the effect.
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Mack Magic
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I have Hoodwink and I use it from time to time. If you decide to get Hoodwink, PM me once you do and I'll tell you the method I came up with where you can finish clean.
Once you get the handlings for Hoodwink down you can get great reactions from it.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/archive1/vie......forum=29

Here's the link where it has been discussed before. If you search under the first year archive where this was found, you'll find a couple links on it.
Since it's not really a "method," I guess I'll just explain how you can end it clean which I do and works for me: In the end, after it has been "restored," you then tear the card in pieces and then ask the spectator to try it. It can now be examined and given as a souvenir for volunteering.
I hope this helps you in some way.
Just my 2 cents..
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There are WAY better T & R card effects out there. Not being able to give the restored card away at the end kills it for me.
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HoodWink could possibly be the most realistic T&R card effect available today.

Think about this for a second, if you give something to an average person and tell them to rip it, most likely they will rip it in half, not into 4 perfect quarters. Anything after the initial tear is just magician's fluff.

When I perform HoodWink, I have the card signed on the front and the back by two different spectators. Rip the card in half and show the two sigs at the same time, then restore the card.

The card is then ripped in half again and the two halves with the sigs are given out.

Simple, powerful magic that ends clean.

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I think most people's complaint with Hoodwink isn't that it doesn't end clean but that the card isn't examinable after the restoration. This seems to weaken the effect to most, and rightfully so.
I mean, if they are not allowed to examine the card, why not just use Scotch brand invisble tape. The tear would be really convincing and it really would look like they are again a single piece but noone is allowed to touch them 8). <hope that made sense>
I am in no way saying that Hodwink isn't good. I personally use it a lot after people have seen me do Torch & Restored and they bring a friend back wanting to see it again. I simply take the card back and perform a version of Hoodwink. I think that since they have already seen me tear the card and restore it and it was examinable then the second time they don't even look at the card. They are way too busy freaking out.
Jeff, I disagree with what you are saying about magician's fluff. You may be right that if you tell them to "rip it" they would only tear it once, but then again, they may not even tear it all the way in half. I think if you ask them to "tear it up" the chances of it ending up in more than 2 pieces are pretty high.
Just my thoughts,
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Folks:
I use Hoodwink on a regular basis, but not as a stand-alone. IMHO, it must (repeat, must) be used in a set, once you've established yourself as someone capable of performing wonderful, amazing, stupendous (and pretty good) feats of magic.

I've never been caught (at least my audiences are far too polite to say anything), and have obtained more than my fair share of dropped jaws. And I end clean, so to speak, by divvying up the card for those who've seen me perform.
Cheers,
Steve

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Jeff
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Enjoy whatever version works for you. It's all good!

Jeff Pierce
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I personally didn't like Hoodwink very much, but I did like Vinny's Warped and Restored card!

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I like hoodwink, but yes, as everyone knows it cant be given away. However, i do have another solution , just PM me.

Lol, however guess what guys! One time i decided to try it and i gave it away and he looked at it and said! WOW I CANT BELIEVE IT! He didn't see it! then i took it from him and left a happy magician. Smile Smile
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