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Phil J.
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I use my own one deck version made from bikes. On show from the start and no switch.
You were born original... Don't die a copy Smile
pegasus
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Too many restrictions with bicycle stock, though. It is perfectly plausible to be using a cheapo looking deck and that reason is that you have marked them all.
cbmar
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So the "Streamline" version only relies on 1 deck, and it's in play from the start, but the cards aren't Bikes?
And the Bikes version requires 2 different decks?
I'd seen the trailer (probably the 'Streamline' version since he shows the cards beforehand and even leaves them on the table), so I was confused when my set showed up and required two decks.
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I have Trilogy 2.0 and it's really good. Yes you do say hi for one choice and low for the other but you say it in such a way as to try to "help" the spectator find that right number. But you will be able to pull those cards plus the named card (they chose) from the same deck. This is a very powerful effect when performed in a light hearted manner. I perform this with the "we're going to put our minds together and do something fantastic" attitude. And get this I find it is worth wild to ask the spectators BEFORE you do the effect to let everyone know that nothing was set up before hand. I can't tell you how many people came up to after my shows and they say they believe I set this up with my spectators before hand. It is that strong.


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I own and have performed the original trilogy in the past. I made it up as in the original instructions, so you have to give the spectators the low/high cue.

Now I want a new one, because I want to make it up so that I can ask one spectator to think of an odd number and another spectator to think of an even number (so that they don't think of the same number).

I was just about to order the bikes version, but then I read this thread.
I want to make one thing clear: the bikes version is not just the original with different (bicycle backs)?

And what is the difference between version 2.0 and the original?
I someone could answer these questions it would be great because I want to order as soon as possible, because I want to use it for two parlour gigs coming up.

Thanks!
Simon
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Quote:
On 2008-11-23 12:54, lucavolpe wrote:
Hi BOob and Luxor, thanks for the comment Smile
As you can see this version works great,will be great if they can produce a Stage Version with a Jumbo cards...!!
;)

I saw a dutch mentalist (Joe Pequerrucho) perform a great stage version of this effect. I don't remember if he used the version with one or two decks, but he used a regular pokersize deck for an audience of about 500 people. His presentation was quite different from any other I have seen and it played extremely well on stage.
He used three volunteers which he selected by throwing balls of paper into the audience. And the three predictions were written inside these balls.
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What a great idea... although I can't imagine he'd be pleased with you posting it here!

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Roger Kelly
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On 2009-07-14 10:28, Simon Bakker wrote:
I own and have performed the original trilogy in the past. I made it up as in the original instructions, so you have to give the spectators the low/high cue.

Now I want a new one, because I want to make it up so that I can ask one spectator to think of an odd number and another spectator to think of an even number (so that they don't think of the same number).

I was just about to order the bikes version, but then I read this thread.
I want to make one thing clear: the bikes version is not just the original with different (bicycle backs)?

And what is the difference between version 2.0 and the original?
I someone could answer these questions it would be great because I want to order as soon as possible, because I want to use it for two parlour gigs coming up.

Thanks!
Simon


Hi Simon - just get the original and do as you said which is exactly how I perform it and the creator agreed that odd/even is probably more plausible thatn hi/lo.

ALL the variants have trade-offs usually by an additional equivoque. The original is simply the way to go. Read back on my use of a certain prop which will allow all to be on display from the start!
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The 2.0 only refers to the new version of the instructions, which are on DVD as opposed to printed. I agree -- the original version is the way to go. You can always take it apart and make the streamline yourself if you decide you want the one deck version.
Pierre Emmanuel
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Actually I have a solution to this kind of trick with one deck of standard traditionnal Bikes ..

- The impact of the trick is exactly the same
- The patter can be the same as the Streamline version (if you like it)
- It relies on subtelties that make all the difference
- 100% reliable, the predicted cards can be handled to the spectator, even a magician.
- There is more reason for the 3rd prediction (through a progression in the effect)
- Entirely fits in a regular deck box.
gboss
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Hi,
I would like to ask something about the streamline version. I bought both versions, and as I suppose I misread something in the booklet of streamline v.
Maybe due to my inappropriate English. Smile
May I write a PM to somebody?
Anthony Jacquin
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PM me if you do not have your answer yet.

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gboss
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Hi Ant,
I sent you my question in PM. Thanx in advance.

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