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Saw it at Hocus Pocus website. I could swear it is Capitulating Queens. Any reviews ?
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I'm meaning to pick this up. Comes with a dvd as well.


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Four aces are shown and one is selected by a spectator. The chosen ace is shown to be "odd" because it's the only RED backed card in the BLUE backed packet! A different ace is chosen and this second selection now becomes the new "odd" card because it's the only BLUE backed card backed card in the RED backed packet! The first "odd" card has a red back and the second "odd" card has a blue back. The two remaining cards also prove to be "odd" because their backs are YELLOW and GREEN! All four Aces have different colored backs! Everything can be examined and you are instantly reset.

Odd Quad comes complete with FIVE poker sized cards printed by the U.S. Playing Card Company (the extra card is for a more advanced handling), detailed written instructions including an advanced handling), full-color packaging and a performance/explanation DVD which includes a live performance at the Magic Castle. Wow! That's a lot of value for only $12.95!
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Add from the man himself. Ordered.

http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbt......r=217452
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Got mine two days ago. What value. This should have been at the very least $19.95.

You get a performance at the Castle. Daryl is one of the smoothest performers out there.

Then you get a basic handling. But the advanced ( which is withing the grasp of everyone, including newbies ).

He gives extra tips and ideas here and makes it perfect to carry in your wallet as all cards are examinable at the end if you like to go that route.

I'll remove the aces, face up, from an actual deck. Then spread the red back deck face down. I think that will make a nice contrast for the revelation(s).

It has a bit of "All the Non Conformists" vibe to it. The cards are bright and high quality.

When Daryl releases material, I get it and have never been disappointed. Don't be fooled by the low price. This is a beautiful effect.

PERFECT for table hoppers out there.

Here's a clip and ordering page:

http://www.foolerdoolers.com/store/produ......d=200500

Chris Kavanagh
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On 2010-03-26 14:39, Review King wrote:
Got mine two days ago. What value. This should have been at the very least $19.95.

You get a performance at the Castle. Daryl is one of the smoothest performers out there.

Then you get a basic handling. But the advanced ( which is withing the grasp of everyone, including newbies ).

He gives extra tips and ideas here and makes it perfect to carry in your wallet as all cards are examinable at the end if you like to go that route.

I'll remove the aces, face up, from an actual deck. Then spread the red back deck face down. I think that will make a nice contrast for the revelation(s).

It has a bit of "All the Non Conformists" vibe to it. The cards are bright and high quality.

When Daryl releases material, I get it and have never been disappointed. Don't be fooled by the low price. This is a beautiful effect.

PERFECT for table hoppers out there.

Here's a clip and ordering page:

http://www.foolerdoolers.com/store/produ......d=200500

Chris Kavanagh



I agree. Just picked this up today at the Cuckoos Nest in Pittsburgh, PA- very nice- definatley worth the price.

RNK
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Chris,
Is the peformance of Daryl showing the basic or advanced handling? I don't like a flustration count as the only convincer being used. Thanks.

-Paul
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Paul, even though he's performing at the Castle on that clip, it's the basic handling. Daryl prefers that handling for his own work. Hmmm.....a big lesson there for folks like me.

The advanced handling has you doing shuffles face up, then double undercuts, which shows the backs. He shows different ways to accomplish the effect. One part of it is that he shows all the cards, faces and backs and then removes an unknown red back ace and replaces it it with an unknown blue back ace. The aces are turned face up and one is chosen and then you go into the routine proper. I like that one very much. Very magical.

It's not designed to be a 'Magician' fooling routine, but that would also depend on their experience.

I had hoped when ordering that there would be something I could use and there is.

Chris
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If I may add my two cents.

I believe that there's a subtle difference between using a Flustration Count to show four identical backs as opposed to four identical faces. Your audience should already assume that the backs of the cards are the same and the Flustration Count subtly "reconfirms" something that they already believe to be true.

In addition to this, when the Flustration Count is performed, the attention is drawn to the different suits on the faces of the cards. If you take a moment and watch the performance, I think you'll see why the backs are not even under suspicion. Here's the link: http://www.foolerdoolers.com/store/produ......d=200500
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It's true there's no heat on the backs during the first phase, when they don't know what's coming, but there most definitely is heat during the second phase. I'd be interested to know more about the advanced routine, or even see a demo. No doubt it's amazing - not that there's anything wrong with the basic handling, but I'm not a huge fan of the FC either when the heat's on. Thanks.
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On 2010-03-27 00:33, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
It's true there's no heat on the backs during the first phase, when they don't know what's coming, but there most definitely is heat during the second phase. I'd be interested to know more about the advanced routine, or even see a demo. No doubt it's amazing - not that there's anything wrong with the basic handling, but I'm not a huge fan of the FC either when the heat's on. Thanks.


As much as I respect Daryl I have to agree the heat is on during the second Flustration count.
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I think it is a great effect. Magicians will see it, but non-magicians.... I wouldn't hesitate to perform this one. Clever thinking re: the colors, too.
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Unlike these guys that release tricks and show a demo of them performing it in their kitchen, Daryl performs this professionally and did it at the Magic Castle. Based on that clip ( a real audience, not screaming teenagers on the street ) they loved the trick. And that's the basic version. Maybe simple is best?
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Very nice...This can be used as an amusing opener to a gambling demo...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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On 2010-03-27 02:11, Joe Mauro wrote:
Unlike these guys that release tricks and show a demo of them performing it in their kitchen, Daryl performs this professionally and did it at the Magic Castle. Based on that clip ( a real audience, not screaming teenagers on the street ) they loved the trick. And that's the basic version. Maybe simple is best?


Good point! No drunk street walkers in Vegas overreacting.
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Lol Paul.
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Best 'fan reaction' I have ever seen is here (even if it is scripted):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqazVa9RoZs

(sorry for the OT-ness of this post Smile )
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As fdbeek asks...

What's the difference between this and Jim Swains excellent 'Capitulating Queens'? The 'Effect' sounds identical?

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On 2010-03-27 13:47, Chessmann wrote:
Best 'fan reaction' I have ever seen is here (even if it is scripted):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqazVa9RoZs

(sorry for the OT-ness of this post Smile )


"Illusionators" is hilarious. My favorite is the one where they show up grave side at a funeral, have one of the bereaved pick a card, then the coffin suddenly opens and grandpa sits up, 7 of spades in hand asking "Is this your card?". I'll have to learn that one as I live near a cemetery.

RE: ODD QUAD to get back on topic. Great DVD, two great handlings, both of which I've tried out on people and both of which got great responses. I was not expecting the DVD but even without it the written instructions are very thorough. The way he explains the subtleties and his performance make it well worth the price.
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On 2010-03-27 18:34, jbadman wrote:
As fdbeek asks...

What's the difference between this and Jim Swains excellent 'Capitulating Queens'? The 'Effect' sounds identical?

Cheers,

Jamie.


If memory serves me correctly, Capitulating Queens uses five cards and a different handling.
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Mine arrived on Saturday and I love it. Very simple to do, even the advanced version. It comes with the cards, but you can get a Rainbow Deck and replace them as needed.

No deceptive "teaser" demo was used. You got to see a performance, for real people and the product was exactly as described.

Highly recommended!
~Joe
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