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Turk
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I am in the process of learning the Aronson Stack and have extensively read the materials in Simon's "Try the Impossible" book (the Undo Influence section and the Unpacking the Aronson Stack section). This got me wondering as to whether or not there are any books out there that generically deal with memorized deck routines that are not specific for a specific memorized deck.

The reason I am asking is because a friend of mine is currently learning Doug Dyment's wonderful "Quickstack". My friend is now somewhat disappointed that Quickstack apparently does not have any built-in features lsimilar to those embedded in the Aronson stack. (i.e., built in spelling tricks, 4 of a kind tricks poker deal, etc.) and he is hping that there are books out there dealing with generic memorized deck setups.

Any info in this regard would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

Mike
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Not book titles but effects, I hope it helps:

Aronson:

Histed Heisted
The Invisible Card
Two Beginnings
Past, Present, Future
Everybody's Lazy
Four-Part Harmony
Twice as Hard
Method to/in Our Madness

Ortiz:

Zen Master
The Last Laugh
Remote Control

Tamariz:

All Of A Kind
Mnemonicosis
Control in chaos (Mnemonica)
Tamariz/Four of a Kind
Crown Jewels
Four Stop Intersection

Michael Close:

Invisible Deck
Luckiest Cards in Las Vegas
The Birthday Book

Ackerman:

Invisible Jokers
Finally Matched

Others:

Mental Triumph
Martin Joyal's Poupart Trick
Steve Ehler's 3-Card Location
John Borns ACAAN
Unforgettable by Pit Hartling
Bob Cassidy's Card Memory
Open Index with the Mullica Wallet
Turk
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Mats,

Thanks for that list. In reading over your list, are there any items on that list that are specific to a specific memorized deck? I know that my friend will be interested in effects that he'll be able to perform with Doug Dyment's "Quickstack".

I am primarily interested in generic effects that can be performed with any memorized deck--or at least any deck whereby you know both the cards' identities and the cards' stack number. And, hopefully books that are dedicated to such effects so that one book can be used to learn many routines.

Thanks again for the list.

Mike

P.S. I've heard the name Histed Heisted before. Is that able to be performed with any memorized deck? Will you need to know both card identities AND card stack locations? Can Histed Heisted be performed with the BCS or with stacks like 8 King?

BTW, what tipped me over into learning a memorized deck was Simon's "Twice as Hard" effect in his "Try the Impossible" book. The materials in that book on his Undo Influence principle and the later material on Unpacking the Aronson Stack is really primo stuff.
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On 2008-03-11 18:59, Turk wrote:
P.S. I've heard the name Histed Heisted before. Is that able to be performed with any memorized deck? Will you need to know both card identities AND card stack locations? Can Histed Heisted be performed with the BCS or with stacks like 8 King?

Histed Heisted can be performed with any memorized deck. You need to know your stack absolutely cold because you'll be reciting it and thinking about the stack numbers under arguably very difficult mental conditions.

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On 2008-03-11 18:59, Turk wrote:
BTW, what tipped me over into learning a memorized deck was Simon's "Twice as Hard" effect in his "Try the Impossible" book. The materials in that book on his Undo Influence principle and the later material on Unpacking the Aronson Stack is really primo stuff.

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All the effects in Aronson's DVD vol 3 are stack independent. You can use any memorized stack. And also I heard his books like Bound to Please and Simply Simon contain many stack independent memorized deck routine, as I only have Try The Impossible, and I'm completely agree with you about Twice as Hard. That's a very nice effect!
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Most of the card effects in the "Covert Use of Memory Techniques" section of my Memroy Effects document are stack-independent.
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Not all effect in Vol.3 of Aronson's DVD are stack independent.
Christ-Aronson Aces and Routine Maintenance depend on the Aronson stack.
I constructed a similar effect to C-A Aces for the mnemonica.
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A smart buy is Juan Tamariz big book: Mnemonica - on the memorized deck.
The last chapter, from page 367 you can find lot of titles about memo stack books: Bibliography.

http://www.hermeticpress.com/Books/Mnemonica.html
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Denis Behr's Hand Cradted Card Magic has several stack independent effects and some great ideas. Well worth your time.
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OOPS... Hand Crafted Card Magic.
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On 2008-03-12 18:34, mushi wrote:
Not all effect in Vol.3 of Aronson's DVD are stack independent.
Christ-Aronson Aces and Routine Maintenance depend on the Aronson stack.
I constructed a similar effect to C-A Aces for the mnemonica.


hmm quiet true for the two effects you mentioned. But actually he explains the two effects as an example of the principle he's describing. Also for Routine Maintenance, it is basically a built in gambling routine that any good memorized stack should have. Aronson explain how to Maintain the stack after the performance of the gambling routine.
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Thanks for all the information, guys. It is much appreciated.
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I just acquired a used copy of "The Aronson Approach" and I love "Four Part Harmony". Wow!! What brilliant thinking and memorized deck application.

I instantly compared it to Simon's "4 Stop Intersection" and I think I prefer "Four Part Harmony". That said, both are very good effects and tomorrow I might change my mind the other way.

Mike
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