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fkace63
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Hi all, this is my first post. I bought Jay Sankey's Paperclipped special edition, and all I can say is wow. That is one **** of an effect. I was wondering, do any of you perform the card to pocket that Sankey does, and mentions as part of his routine. I think its by Francis Carlyle. Anyway, it's such a cheeky trick, and I absolutely love it. However, I haven't performed it yet. I'm just curious if this trick has served any of you well in the past. If performed correctly, do you think this trick should fool spectators?

If any of you have any extra time, here is an amazing performance. Sure it's a kid, but he is really good at what he does.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJWtbBVa0Jg
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I think Carlyle's trick is among the keepers of many a pro's repertoire.
I use it all the time. I don't see what Sankey added to it at all.
I wouldn't call rubbing the deck on his pocket a "handling" that would warrant any fanfare or accolades. Did he do a DVD just on that trick? I hope not.

It is merely "Francis Carlyle's Homing Card" from The Stars of Magic. Period. A fantastic trick. Are kids actually calling it "Sankey's Card to Pocket"? If so, that's quite a stretch. If Carlyle was alive today, I'm sure he'd be pretty irritated listening to people give credit to Sankey for his trick.
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I really need to move to the states to get reactions like that.

I don't know who invented it first so I'm not going to get into that but it was performed well in the video and it looks like its a good workable routine.

Dan
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Frank,
I bet a lot of the kids in magic today think Greg Wilson invented the double lift after he put out the double take video.lol

The Carlysle routine is one of the strongest effects with a normal deck one can do.
The repeat is the icing on the cake.

Check out Mike Powers card corner forum for my repeat no palm signed card to pocket which is called inspired by Pierce.
Mike has a video clip there of him performing my sequence.

Take care

John
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This is what John is referring to:

http://www.mallofmagic.com/ccvid006.html

I love Mike Powers performing style. His technique is flawless.
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Cheers Chris
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Guys, it was my mistake for calling it Jay Sankey Card to Pocket. I'm glad that you had good things to say about it.
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On 2008-08-26 21:06, fkace63 wrote:
Guys, it was my mistake for calling it Jay Sankey Card to Pocket. I'm glad that you had good things to say about it.


No worries. It got a good dialog going. Thanks for posting your thoughts on it!
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Chris,
Thanks for the link!
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That's such an incredible no palm signed card to pocket and repeat again with the spec deal out the cards! Awesome, totally awesome!
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Chris,

Thanks for the link... killer technique... presentation needs some work, but the method is sweet!
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John Carey's variation is pretty interesting but Carlyle's original is much more direct and easy for spectators to follow. I don't think I could see myself pulling out the kings in an actual walk around performing situation to perform Carey's trick, but I do the Homing card all the time under all conditions. It is simply a classic of magic!

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It works like a dream. Sankey didn't improve much on the Carlyle version but he did bring it back into the younger magicians' arsenal.
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I think Francis Carlyle's version, which several people mention, is extremely good. It is in Stars of Magic as mentioned above. And it is published in Carlyle's own book, The Magic of Francis Carlyle, which is a book that was self-published and had a short run. Therefore it is difficult to find. (It actually is hand written.) For the Homing Card, Carlyle's own book gives a one-paragraph explanation of the one-hand top palm that is a key feature of the Carlyle routine. From this paragraph, I was never able to perfect that sleight. However, Jay Sankey put out his explanation and routine in a DVD, and once I got the Sankey DVD, I was able to do the Homing Card in a short period. Thus, I strongly recommend that you get Sankey's DVD. The Sanky routine is Carlyle's.

As mentioned, the trick is a classic of magic. It is great as it is. However, I think it could be combined with an additional finishing trick to provide an even stronger climax. I have been considering the card-to-sock as a follower to the Carlyle routine. I think Jacques Clousier's card-to-sock is utterly amazing.
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Do we know who this kid is? Good technique.

Homing card is great. So well constructed. I close with it all the time, adding the marlo phase first.

You know a trick is good when you don't have to present it, all you have to do is do it, and people react like those kids did. I'm not knocking him for a lack of presentation, I'm pointing out how strong good close up magic can be. I am surprised that those kids are impressed with that though, I feel like this day in time high school kids (and others) only want to see some stupid crap David Angel or Chris Blaine does to make people pee themselves. Because that's the sign of good magic?

Props to "jarrod" for choosing good classic magic, keep it up!
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I'm going to have to dig this book out and check it out.
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For the record, Sankey totally credits Carlyle for the Card To Pocket. He doesn't claim it as his own. Just added a few of his own touches. It's just a sequence he likes to perform before Paperclipped. But he does not claim it as his own. Paperclipped: Special Edition is very good, BTW. I don't think Sankey sells it anymore but you can still find it at most major online retailers.
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Carlyle's Card to Pocket has always been one of my favorite effects and I think Stars of Magic is one of the best buys in magic. I was pretty happy when I saw Sankey was using it to lead up to Paperclipped.
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