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On 2013-03-29 16:35, Merc Man wrote:
The best packet trick of all time, in my honest opinion, has to be Peter Kane's Gypsy's Curse.

Watch this performance by the Dutch Master himself, Mr. Fred Kaps, for Bro. John Hamman and admire the true, unique brilliance of Kaps by performing it in his own, inimitable style (not to mention his own, particular take upon Bro. John's Hamman Count).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufyCwkc0M6I

This, in my honest opinion, is at the absolute pinnacle of packet tricks. Colour Monte isn't fit to clean it's boots! Smile


Thanks for the link.
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On 2013-02-09 16:41, virtualwizard wrote:
Where can I find Henry Evans, Impossible Divination?


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Color monte is always a favourite of mine, because it was the first one I learned.
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On 2013-06-10 12:04, macphail wrote:
Color monte is always a favourite of mine, because it was the first one I learned.


Yes, but do you think it the best packet trick of all time?
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On 2013-06-05 03:28, Merc Man wrote:
Hi MB (great initials by the way). Smile

NFW. - never performed it as, got to be honest, cards turning face up/face down actually make my eyes glaze over. That said, I've always seen rave reviews.

Yep - Gypsy's Curse is an older trick (from the 1970's). That said, linking rings and cups & balls are even older.............but do you know what?


Thanks Merc, Smile

NFW goes by pretty quickly as an effect, nowhere as long as Gypsy Curse. I happen not to like a lot of the effects that bring together way too much twisting and turning either but NFW has a real nice play and feel to it, good movement (not too repetitive at all and it's done way before you begin to glaze-out) Smile of the cards toward some really awesome magic. Smile It's worth a try and I think you'll love it.

As to Gypsy Curse, well, it's an oldie but goodie for sure. Smile
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Colour Monte gets my vote.
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On 2013-06-10 17:21, Paul wrote:
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On 2013-06-10 12:04, macphail wrote:
Color monte is always a favourite of mine, because it was the first one I learned.


Yes, but do you think it the best packet trick of all time?


Have to agree with your question of this Paul. Smile

While Color Monte is a good trick, in a list of best packet trick of all time, though many do the effect, I would think it would not be listed in any legit Top 5 or 10. It may be a "favorite" for many but "Best," I wouldn't think so. I know "Best" is subjective but with all due respect, I think there are a quite a few better than Color Monte. Smile Sorta like going to an Audi dealer and falling in love with a Jeep on the lot...I guess it could happen but... Smile
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Color monte is always a favourite of mine, because it was the first one I learned.


Yes, but do you think it the best packet trick of all time?


I don't know. I haven't seen every packet trick. But deciding on the criteria would be interesting. Ease of performance, power of the effect, ability to reset quickly, how many sold, how often performed...

I don't really use packet tricks because I don't like spectators seeing obviously gaffed cards and thinking--"well, that's how all tricks work, isn't it? The card can look anyway they like." The great thing about color monte is that it doesn't play around with the standard shapes of the suits and has a stunning close. Sleights are easy, reset brainless, and one can pass everything out for inspection. Plus it's a whimsical take on an old swindle.

Yes, I've talked myself into it...Color monte is the best one of all time (that I know about!) Cheers!

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Any video links to the Color monte? If it is indeed Best of them all.
Sounds like it really would be my new favorite. Smile
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Well, here'a clip to the latest marketed version of the effect:
http://www.previewmagic.com/yedid-jumboquickmonte.html
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The Last Trick Of Dr. Jacob Daley is one of the best, because it happens in their hands.
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There are many great packet tricks out there and it is hard to pick a favorite. But if I have to pick just one, then I choose Nick Trost's "Trick Kards".
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I love Strange Traveller !
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...twisted sisters is nice too
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Just off the top of my head and in no particular order. I literally have these in packet cases every time I leave my house.

8 card brainwave
Double Back
Twisted Sisters
Wild Card
ACES (Sanders)
Jesters (Aldo Colombini)
Twisting Aces
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On 2013-07-07 13:40, TheMag1cian wrote:
Just off the top of my head and in no particular order. I literally have these in packet cases every time I leave my house.

8 card brainwave
Double Back
Twisted Sisters
Wild Card
ACES (Sanders)
Jesters (Aldo Colombini)
Twisting Aces


Isn't Jesters Peter Kane's? Where they change color?
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On 2013-07-11 09:36, Paul wrote:
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On 2013-07-07 13:40, TheMag1cian wrote:
Just off the top of my head and in no particular order. I literally have these in packet cases every time I leave my house.

8 card brainwave
Double Back
Twisted Sisters
Wild Card
ACES (Sanders)
Jesters (Aldo Colombini)
Twisting Aces


Isn't Jesters Peter Kane's? Where they change color?


I learned it off of Aldo Colombini's "True Magic". It;s the second effect on the DVD I dvd I believe. Extremely visual color changes. Love it.
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On 2012-01-13 09:04, magicgettogether wrote:
Trik Cards by Nick Trost


+1. By a mile.


My #1 is still Dazzle, but this is in the Top 10 for sure

Here's a performance for those who haven't seen it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otg8VhR5dwE Smile


Hi Sohaib,

I know I have Dazzle, but I don't remember where? Would you mind providing a citation? (I am thinking it is in the Elmsley books, but, maybe not. Smile )

BTW, nice work!!!
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Vlad ,

You are on the right track. The Dazzle Act is at the end of the Collected Works Vol 2. Dazzle is just part of the act. Page 463.
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Isn't Jesters Peter Kane's? Where they change color?
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I learned it off of Aldo Colombini's "True Magic". It;s the second effect on the DVD I dvd I believe. Extremely visual color changes. Love it.
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Yes, it's Peter's. Sometimes called The Court Jesters or Blushing Jokers. One place it can be found is his book "Kane". J. K. Hartman also has a variation which is either in Card Craft or Trickery Treats. Before the book publication I think it appeared in The Last Heirophant with some further thoughts by Jon Racherbaumer. the exact references are probably in that book "Small But Deadly". :0
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