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Vlad_77
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Well, a lesson learned!!! I just watched the performance and WOW!!! Excellent effect Mr. Lorayne. The kicker is of course that I HAVE the routine in my library. YOu blew me away. You realize I HAVE to learn it Smile

All,

Another great effect that I have seen nobody perform is an excellent effect from Tom Dougherty called "Three Proofs". It is along the same vein as Mr. Lorayne's Amazing Prediction but the effect is different. Anyhow, it is in the "black" volume of Apocalypse.

There is also a marketed effect called White Bikes. It is very strong and only requires ONE move. I used to do it before Blizzard came out. So, for those of you afraid of Blizzard, ask your dealer if he has White Bikes. It was released by Paul Richards through Elmwood Magic. And really, the "move" in this beautiful effect is one virtually everybody knows, and it is NOT "bold" as the essential move in Blizzard.

Two more mentions because again, they seem to be neglected effects. Both are from David Regal.

"Luck of the Draw" and "Yes, You Can Change Your Mind". The first effect is truly off the beaten path and it surprises me that this is not done. The second effect is IMPOSSIBLY clean. The spectator CAN change her mind.

If I was the type of magician that liked the fool the cognoscenti at magic club meetings, I know I could fry these folks with all of the effects I have mentioned. But, I find the exercise of fooling magicians rather boring.

Thanks Mr. Lorayne for a great effect. I think like many of us, I really have NO idea of the treasures right there on my book shelf.

Ahimsa,
Vlad

PS: Rodney!! You did it AGAIN!! LOL Is it your mission to know my library better than *I* do you scoundrel??? Smile Why I passed this by in Rim Shots I will never know. You realize Rodney that I owe you TWO now Smile I'll getcha Smile
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Sorry, Breather, can't agree. Okay to use "best" if you know them ALL. Otherwise, easy enough, and CORRECT, to say "This is the best for me" or "This is the best within my knowledge" or "This one works best for me, this one gets the best reaction, this is my favorite," and so on. Making a definite statement like -"This is the best" as if it's the "best" for everyone, and, without qualifying, is really not subjective, it's just wrong. My opinion. Anyway, this really has nothing to do with what's under discussion here. HL.
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OOTW
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On 2010-07-27 17:34, tltq wrote:
OOTW


tltq,

Respectfully submitted, but if you are presenting OOTW as a prediction effect, you are asking for a LOT of difficulties. PM me if you would like to know my reasoning - not that I am an authority - but, presenting OOTW as a prediction weakens it - CONSIDERABLY - to the point of a puzzle.

Ahimsa,
Vlad

PS: I will give you a hint: PSYCHOLOGY
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Anyone here remember Synchronicity III ?
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On 2010-07-27 17:34, tltq wrote:
OOTW


tltq,

Respectfully submitted, but if you are presenting OOTW as a prediction effect, you are asking for a LOT of difficulties. PM me if you would like to know my reasoning - not that I am an authority - but, presenting OOTW as a prediction weakens it - CONSIDERABLY - to the point of a puzzle.

Ahimsa,
Vlad

PS: I will give you a hint: PSYCHOLOGY



Actually, I agree......I thought about it after I made the post
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Vlad are the two David Regal tricks you mention self working or relatively simple on sleights ?

Have watched a video of Harry's Amazing Prediction on Youtube and will seek this one out as it looks very clean and has a killer climax

I've also seen a video of Yves Domergue's Ten for Ten which I'm desperately trying to find. I know it was in the September 2003 issue of Magic Magazine but can't find it anywhere
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Just thought of another...Thom Peterson's "The Known" is a very nice prediction effect.
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Some members will get mad at me for letting this slip, but don't overlook Lorayne's brilliant Tell My Fortune. Not exactly self working, but one of the strongest pieces of magic I've ever come across. I'll be quiet now.
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Shhh! Smile
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On 2010-07-31 00:35, magicfish wrote:
Some members will get mad at me for letting this slip, but don't overlook Lorayne's brilliant Tell My Fortune. Not exactly self working, but one of the strongest pieces of magic I've ever come across. I'll be quiet now.
Rod

Could this be found in apocalypse?
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Couldn't find "Tell My Fortune" in any of the "Apocalypse(s)". I did locate it in one of Mr. Lorayne's books: "Close-up Card Magic", page #104.
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Always go to my The Classic Collection volumes to find these long-ago written gems. HL.
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On 2010-08-01 18:08, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Always go to my The Classic Collection volumes to find these long-ago written gems. HL.


*Smiles* Except for your gems in Apocalypse and Best of Friends 3 volumes set.

I have been trying off and on for the past 3 years to have Steve Brooks have a section in the periodicals part of the Café devoted to OOP journals, but, to no avail as yet.

I really think the great journals such as Apocalypse, The Jinx, and, well, there are SO many, really deserve a section, and not buried. Many of these are STILL available in hard copy, and a growing number are available digitally. Some of the greatest magic you could ever perform waits in these pages.

Someday I will bribe Mr. Brooks with a Lamborghini. (I could NOW, but, I don't think a Matchbox (TM) car would cut it Smile

Okay, back on topic: these really should be posted in Gaffed and Funky, but, it also DOES fit here too. But, if it gets moved, that's cool.

Blizzard, White Bikes, and Synchronous are WICKEDLY strong prediction effects. The third one is perhaps the least well known, but oh MY is it POWERFUL.

As for another that technically IS all in the cards:The Annihilation Deck, by Cameron Francis.

I bet many here who have knocked about in Scarne on Card Tricks would know Vosburgh's "Future Deck". Smile

Ahimsa,
Vlad

PS: I hope I mentioned in an earlier post, Three Proofs by Tom Daugherty. This is VERY strong. You will find it in Apocalypse.
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One of my favorites is a three phase prediction effect called Jeopardy by Paul Green. It's from his DVD "In the Trenches." Completely self working.

Here is a performance video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JKx_iFWoWU&feature=related
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I am REALLY awful sometimes at keeping up with PMs. Somebody had PMd me asking about David Regal's excellent "Yes, You CAN Change Your Mind" published in Apocalypse. My PM box had runneth over and I THINK the PM got trashed Smile So my SINCEREST apologies to that person. If you are reading this here is the answer to your question as I recall it:

There are absolutely no "sleights". There is a little maneuver that has to be done, but, if you can lift a packet of cards, you can do this very powerful prediction effect. The strength of Regal's effect is that the spectator truly CAN change her mind. In addition, what Regal does in this effect I believe has wider applications.

The other question was about Luck of the Draw (also from David Regal) but I cannot remember the question! Grrrrr!! So, if you are here, PM me and I WILL get back to you Smile

Ahimsa,
Vlad

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One of my favorites is a three phase prediction effect called Jeopardy by Paul Green. It's from his DVD "In the Trenches." Completely self working.

Here is a performance video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JKx_iFWoWU&feature=related

Hi Bill,

I have heard a LOT about this effect. Paul Green is an AMAZING talent, so, thanks for the video clip!

You realize I am going to cry if I find this in Magic Menu lol

Ahimsa,
Vlad

PS: I noticed you are in Ohio. So am I. Is the magic shop you are standing in front of in the Buckeye state? My dealer is Buck Bressler at IllusionsMagic in Cleveland.
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Hi Vlad,

The picture is of my "Pitch Joint" I set up from time to time at flea markets and smaller street fairs and festivals. I pitch Svengali decks and Squirmles (magic worms). It's a lot of fun and usually very profitable, but a lot of hard work,too.

I recently moved to Lakewood - haven't made to to Illusions yet but hope to soon.
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@magicfish: Synchronicity III, yes I remember it, still perform it from time to time, too.

Why? Are you nominating it? LOL
Just making light.

Cheers.
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Sure Warrens, I'll nominate it. Its quite clever and its a fooler. The trick popped into my head and I wondered if any of you knew it- thanks for responding. Cheers!
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Yeah - it definitely does rock! I can't remember seeing any other magicians doing it over the years, which is always nice (for me)! Smile

Cheers!
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