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Rob Woodward
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How do you start off your very first production at the very start of your acts? I have found that doing a body steal right off the top would be terrible....not enough cover or misdirection. How do you guys start? (any advice?!) I look forward to your replies!
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I start by scaling some previously B*** p***** cards into the theatre, while all the audience is watching that this is adequate misdirection for your body steal!
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Try to incoroprate a previous effect into the first production of cards. Something I have done in the past is is when I pick up my Fantasio candle to silk I steal in BP a stock of cards. After the candle changes to a silk I would snap the silk at the hand containing the cards (like snapping a towel in the locker room) and then produce the cards. It acts as a kicker to the candle effect then you go into your card routine, no muss, no fuss.
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If you do not want to have to make a steal or body load steal right from the start, you can easily place the cards in the front palm position. From this position, the hands look fairly natural and it is easy enough to get the cards into other positions that might be needed for back palm moves or even the perfect production.

Another way is to use misdirection by starting the act with a different effect all together. Somtimes a rolled snap silk production of a white silk is all that is needed to get focus off the hand and to make a body steal of cards.

the silk can be roilled ahead of time and held in the hand ready for theproduction at the start of the act. If you add in some flash paper, it makes for a very nice production of the silk. The flash of fire also gives you ample misdirection and cover to make your steal from.

Hope this helps. You can contact me directly at I will be happy to share any information that I have.
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