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On 2007-10-10 09:42, David Numen wrote:
I did the same thing with tarot a few years ago after Joe Riding released the idea using only the minor cards and the Si Stebbins set-up - I've got a good clip of me doing a reading like this for a presenter on radio and it plays very very strong.


As you know, I only do readings with regular cards, but using the approach with a mem deck is indeed very strong. It provides a context for the card calling effect.
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On 2007-10-09 10:53, JasonLinett wrote:
I'm sure there are others, but Angelo Stagnero was recently seen selling a pack of 52 cards with 13 different symbols repeated in four different colors. The idea being that you could duplicate any memorized deck routine but end with "You're thinking of a blue house" rather than "You're thinking of the two of spades." It gets away from it being a card trick.

I offer no links, but I'm sure some quality time on Google can get you some leads. PM me if you want his e-mail address.


Actually, the first person to come up with this idea is Sean Taylor of Australia with his Symbology Deck. Seans deck uses the Boris Wild marking system and comes with a booklet of very good effects. The deck is also housed in a passable ESP testing card box.

Just wanted to mention this as I feel Sean deserves the credit for this one.

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When it comes to memorised decks Simon Aronsons 'Twice as hard' is hard to beat.
2 people cut to a card, remember it, then replace their cuts fairly, they square the deck. They each name a number and you deal down and their cards fall at their numbers.
The method is genuis, in fact, for most, the performer won't really understand how ot works. The effect should be an all time classic.
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I just updated my MemoryEffects.PDF file. If you look in the "covert use of memory technique" section, you'll find plenty of mentalism routines that use a memorized deck.

(The PDF is only a reference, however. It will show you where to find routines. It will not reveal the secrets themselves.)
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Mesaboogie, Twice as Hard sounds interesting. What book it this in?

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I really like Doug Dyment's QuickStack.
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On 2007-10-13 17:10, Parson Smith wrote:
I really like Doug Dyment's QuickStack.
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I am with you Parson.I am very close to knowing it cold,but until I do I can still perform some nice effects.It was oh so easy to learn the basic stack.

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On 2007-10-09 09:34, BrianMillerMagic wrote:
My personal favorite is Max Maven's Ancient Las Vegas Pulse Reading.


can anybody say where can this be found?
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On 2007-10-19 18:20, teejay wrote:
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On 2007-10-09 09:34, BrianMillerMagic wrote:
My personal favorite is Max Maven's Ancient Las Vegas Pulse Reading.


can anybody say where can this be found?
TJ


It's in a few of his lecture notes including Card Tricks for those that don't like card tricks and some for those who do.

You can also find my take on it by going to Osterlind's website and following the thread on the ODDS effect.

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On 2007-10-12 21:48, edh wrote:
Mesaboogie, Twice as Hard sounds interesting. What book it this in?

edh


Twice as Hard is in Try The Impossible, by Simon Aronson. Make sure you have the memorized deck down cold, as the additional mental work in Twice as Hard can be a bear.
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BrianMillerMagic wrote:
My personal favorite is Max Maven's Ancient Las Vegas Pulse Reading.
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can anybody say where can this be found?
TJ
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It's in a few of his lecture notes including Card Tricks for those that don't like card tricks and some for those who do.
You can also find my take on it by going to Osterlind's website and following the thread on the ODDS effect.
Greg
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I ran through the thread and saw that there was no mention of Bob Cassidy's work? You can see Bob demonstrating his memorized deck routine in his DVD Mental Miracles . It was his show's closer .

Besides that , Tony Buzan has a whole chapter in memorizing full deck of cards in his book `Use Your Memory '.

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Scott thanks for the information. I do have the stack down cold.
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I ran through the thread and saw that there was no mention of Bob Cassidy's work? You can see Bob demonstrating his memorized deck routine in his DVD Mental Miracles ...

The referenced performance is not a memorized deck routine; it is Bob's version of a George Sands effect.

Trivia alert: the two audience assistants for this routine (which was recorded at a PEA convention) are Marc Salem and I.
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On 2007-10-23 11:43, ddyment wrote:
Trivia alert: the two audience assistants for this routine (which was recorded at a PEA convention) are Marc Salem and I.


But how can you two be traced to Kevin Bacon?
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Wat, the guy was you?/=)
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Easy

Also a member of the organization is Banachek. Banachek is connected with the show Phenomena which airs this week on NBC. NBC also owns the SCIFI channel, and SCI FI has aired Kevin Beacon's movie, HOLLOW MAN.
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On 2007-10-23 14:15, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
Easy

Also a member of the organization is Banachek. Banachek is connected with the show Phenomena which airs this week on NBC. NBC also owns the SCIFI channel, and SCI FI has aired Kevin Beacon's movie, HOLLOW MAN.


Nice move.
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But how can you two be traced to Kevin Bacon?


Speaking of memory work and 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon...

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Tony, how many avatars do you have? I see you like to change them.
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