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MagicianDM
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Hey all,

My magic order from MJM has arrived, and I got a red deck of bicycle cards, Hollow by Menny Lindenfeld, Mystery Hole by Masuda and WOW by Masuda.

Everyone knows Hollow, it's a nice trick.

Mystery Hole is the coolest gimmick in my opinion, absolutely brilliant. People say it's a bit angle sensitive and it is but not in the "angle sensitive" Hollow way. (if you understand me). Like they can rub their fingers on the photo (back and front).

Now for WOW. I'm very impressed with this gimmick, I showed it to everyone in my family and they said it was amazing.

But then my family's friends came over, and one of them is a very, very smart 15 year old boy.

This is where the troubles started happenning. I practised WOW and was confident to perform it. Then I ask him if the bottom card is his card, and he says his card is on top with a knowing smile. I DL...6 of spades..my wow gimmick is 8 of hearts. Hmmm. During the riffle shuffle something must have happenned. =(

I do it again, perform all correctly, then I grabbed my WOW in biddle grip...oh boy.."and now the 8 of hearts is inside the sleeve" was his comment.

Then I showed some variations of it to my sister, and he then said something along the lines of a hologram or some other thing which I did NOT hear. Now do you think he figured WOW out? Cause it's buzzing me...

Have you had anyone figure WOW out? Also, I rarely lose breaks/stuff up controls.
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They sell a non gimmicked sleeve for the curiuos ones in the group. Smile You should look (read) at the directions again because I don't control there card to the top of the deck.


,Kenny
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Perhaps he has seen tricks exposed on youtube showing where a card is brought to the top.
I have WOW, but have not used it. IMHO, if I do come up with a routine I would start with the 8H inside stating it is my favorite card so I keep it in a special holder so it will not bend ect....
The other thing is force the 8H and make it jump into wow.
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I use wow for card transpo which is very visual transposition.

viris is right, you may also have the ungimmicked holder so you can hand it for inspection.

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I do own WOW, I don't prefer putting something onto my cards like in the routine, I do it impromptu card handling. I also own Boxing Match, FBH and Awatenai Awatenai.
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On 2008-02-13 22:16, MagicianDM wrote:
I do own WOW, I don't prefer putting something onto my cards like in the routine, I do it impromptu card handling. I also own Boxing Match, FBH and Awatenai Awatenai.

Well then that's why you got caught by a 15 year old. It's only a deck of cards, what are they a couple of dollars? It's not like your destroying the whole deck of cards.
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On 2008-02-13 03:05, MagicianDM wrote:

1) I DL...6 of spades..my wow gimmick is 8 of hearts. Hmmm. During the riffle shuffle something must have happenned. =(

2) I do it again, perform all correctly, then I grabbed my WOW in biddle grip...oh boy.."and now the 8 of hearts is inside the sleeve" was his comment.

Have you had anyone figure WOW out? Also, I rarely lose breaks/stuff up controls.


With regards to 1) and how you say you rarely lose breaks or mess up controls, I guess this is one of those times where you'd like to dig a hole in the ground and kill yourself. Everyone messes up once in a while... That's what practice is for mate.

and with regards to 2), I don't get it. You obviously have to show that the 8 of Hearts is in the gimmick yes? Before the colour change happens. So what seems to be the problem..?

I go with what JSBLOOM said. I've always used it as a separate "prediction-gone-wrong-and-then-changes" sort of effect - it keeps the hecklers quiet. After all, predictions are one of the most believable premises aorund. I personally find it odd to suddenly stick a card in the gimmick...

My 2 cents.

Cheers.
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Jamie Grant offers a nice take on the trick HERE
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Try having the participant hold the Wow in his/her hand while you do your patter, dity-work. I tried this the other night at a walk-around gig and the reaction was outstanding. Make them believe the magic happened in their hand and they have control of the outcome.
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Ok so the cards here aren't a couple of dollars, more like $12, I still have spare decks to put stuff on. When I grabbed the WOW in biddle grip I "activated" it, that's what I meant. But I practised it a lot, check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McGaibFBZ-U

I guess it was because I didn't get to "play" around with the gimmick to get used to it.
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I'd suggest that you work on your DL and develop a lighter touch. Also, do you have any outward motivation for using the sleeve? If not, and if you're also not switching the sleeve for an ungimmicked one, you're begging for trouble.
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^^^ My thought exacly^^^. You don't need to DL. Did you get the other "something" in the package that you put on the card? It makes it a lot easier. What cards are you using that are $12? Smile
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Yes, the bicycle cards here are $12, and I need help with my DL, what's wrong with it?
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You have an unmotivated get-ready, and you're handling the top card(s) as if it's heavier than it should be.
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Man where are you living where bikes cost 12bucks?!

Your DL: You're obviously thumbcounting - try other ways of getting breaks.
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Do yourself a favor and just do the routine like it reads in the instuctions.^^^Like they said above about your DL.^^^ And use the d****e s***d t**e that comes with it. It makes the whole routine much easier. And pardon the pun but WOW you have to get your bicycles from someone else.
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Im still learning pinky counts.
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Kids are actually rather smart - as they go for the easiest solution. Grown ups do think more complex.
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Actually, adults and kids reach conclusions based on their beliefs/knowledge of how the world works. Kids know less about how the world works, so they sometimes reach conclusions that adults don't reach simply because adults would find those conclusions illogical (i.e., contrary to the adults' beliefs/knowledge of how the world works).

If you want to fool someone, for example a magician, you simply need to use that individual's beliefs/knowledge against him or her. For example, a number of years ago when magicians weren't doing much sleeving, you could fool a magician by sleeving, simply because magicians didn't commonly believe that magicians sleeved, whereas you couldn't fool laymen with the same technique because laymen commonly believed that magicians did hide things in their sleeves.

To use WOW effectively, you need to take heat off of the gimmick or switch it for an ungimmicked duplicate, which you can do in a number of different ways.
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It's easier to fool a room full of rocket scientists than it is to fool a room full of 10 year-olds.

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