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Wow, where to begin....

I'm pleased you have all enjoyed the latest project! I'm truly grateful for the above responses. Thanks guys. I hope to meet some of you folks when I'm out on the lecture tour circuit next month!

-Patrick
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It's a real pleasure to see this effect live. I don't know what Patrick is lecturing on but he also has the best 20 card poker deal I have ever seen before.

Posted: Feb 14, 2011 9:18pm
I'm sorry 10 card poker deal.
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I'm excited to hear the many good reviews on this (from Ted, BMWGuy, et al.). And I'm glad to finally learn the price. Three unanswered questions are:

Is the method practical in the real world?
Are angles an issue?
Is the methodology easy or is it a knuckle-buster?

(I'm assuming that the answers are, in order, "Yes", "No" and "Yes" respectively.)

BTW, is the download able to be downloaded and burned onto a CD or DVD and then playable on any computer? Is it playable on a set-box DVD player? I only ask in that I'd like to transfer the downloaded video to either my Android cell phone or my Zune player?

Thanks for the info.

Best,

Mike
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When can I buy the DVD?
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I just bought this and I like it. I think this is the best teaching format a magic video could have.
Excellent Patrick Redford!

Turk asked;
"Is the method practical in the real world?"
Absolutely


"Are angles an issue?"
Not really, Patrick discusses audience management and cover

"Is the methodology easy or is it a knuckle-buster?"
Very easy but presentation skills are required

"is the download able to be downloaded and burned onto a CD or DVD and then playable on any computer? Is it playable on a set-box DVD player? I only ask in that I'd like to transfer the downloaded video to either my Android cell phone or my Zune player?"

There is no DRM so it can play on any computer. It is a WMV file o I don't know about Zune or android. You will have to convert it more than likely.

Hope that helps,
James



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On 2011-02-14 23:12, Turk wrote:
I'm excited to hear the many good reviews on this (from Ted, BMWGuy, et al.). And I'm glad to finally learn the price. Three unanswered questions are:

Is the method practical in the real world?
Are angles an issue?
Is the methodology easy or is it a knuckle-buster?

(I'm assuming that the answers are, in order, "Yes", "No" and "Yes" respectively.)

BTW, is the download able to be downloaded and burned onto a CD or DVD and then playable on any computer? Is it playable on a set-box DVD player? I only ask in that I'd like to transfer the downloaded video to either my Android cell phone or my Zune player?

Thanks for the info.

Best,

Mike
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Congrats for this release Patrick! I felt in love with your method Smile And for only 18€, it is almost too cheap compared to the wonderful thinking you have put into this effect Smile
Just a question to those who have bought it, will you use the preconised stack, you own stack, or no stack? I'm still hesitating...
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Not fishing for methods but is the stack very important and is it hard to remember?
I can forget things like that easily lol.
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I won't be using a stack. GH256 - worry not - you really don't need one, but if you have one that you are comfortable with, it will save you (a little) work. Patrick demonstrates a perfectly good alternative that I have to say is better than working with a mem deck or stack. But then again, I don't work with either.

It really is fantastic. I'd love to get this down with total confidence. The only stumbling block I see with the whole package actually has nothing to do with the effect or it's performance. It's making the darned thing!

Patrick - Why didn't you have them professionally made and sell the effect for $150? Okay - Just kiddin' Smile

Incidentally Patrick, when I saw your design, it made me smile, as I have been performing Brainwave by just that very method for quite some time now. (Those who have Patrick's Hands Off, will immediatley recognise what I'm talking about. Go on - you know you want to - give it a try! Smile )
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Thanks very much Roger, I think I shall be hitting that purchase button soon.

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You should hit that button. The methods are all great.

You can use pretty much any stack you like, including Sti Stebbins and BCS. The maths is VERY simple - if you can divide by 4 in your head then you can do this. I am terrible at ACAAN maths, and the methods taught here are very simple.
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On 2011-02-15 11:05, Eshla wrote:
You should hit that button. The methods are all great.

You can use pretty much any stack you like, including Sti Stebbins and BCS. The maths is VERY simple - if you can divide by 4 in your head then you can do this. I am terrible at ACAAN maths, and the methods taught here are very simple.


I think I will use the no-stack version, very very deceptive! But I am tempted to test the SS stack, just because the method (Tom Baxter's idea) is excellent, but I am a bit worried about the fact that, during the dealing, the spectators sees that the deck is stacked (at least, 1 red, 1 black, 1 red, 1 black, 1 red...). Any piece of advice for me concerning that point? Smile
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I really don't mean to pry into the method here.
But there's one question I must ask regarding the gimmick: do you need to alter the deck itself in order to construct it?
In other words, once this trick is done, can you keep performing (other effects) with the same, full deck of cards, and even let spectators handle it?

If I'm asking beyond my keep, feel free to put me back in my place. Smile
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On 2011-02-15 11:05, Eshla wrote:
You should hit that button. The methods are all great.

You can use pretty much any stack you like, including Sti Stebbins and BCS. The maths is VERY simple - if you can divide by 4 in your head then you can do this. I am terrible at ACAAN maths, and the methods taught here are very simple.


I think I will use the no-stack version, very very deceptive! But I am tempted to test the SS stack, just because the method (Tom Baxter's idea) is excellent, but I am a bit worried about the fact that, during the dealing, the spectators sees that the deck is stacked (at least, 1 red, 1 black, 1 red, 1 black, 1 red...). Any piece of advice for me concerning that point? Smile


I have not purchased this and don't think I will, I have a version that is good enough for me... but with the red/black issue, I don't think people will pay attention to that. I believe that your spectators are so intrigued by the premise and presentation that they will just be looking to see if the card named/chosen appears before the number selected. If you are not big in scripting then I recommend "Scripting Magic" since it will give you many ideas to start brainstorming. By scripting, you will in sort, "condition" your spectators to look at what you want them to. As I am sure you have realized, in Mr. Redford's performances,he is into scripting and presentation(At least, that what has led me to believe after buying various of his other products).

The red/black sequence will not cross their mind. But, check it out and try it out anyways, if this advice fails then use what ever else is suggested in the download.'

As long as you don't specifically say "LOOK AT THE RED/BLACK ORDER PLEASE BE AWARE." Then not many people will see it. I promise Smile.

Hope that helps.

Ricky
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Thanks a lot for this answer Ricky
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On 2011-02-15 11:18, doriancaudal wrote:
Any piece of advice for me concerning that point? Smile

Here's mine, for what its worth doriancaudal. Don't use the SS. Don't use anything! No need to risk attention being brought to what is a NORMAL deck. I'm scratching my head to understand why any stack would improve this. (Maybe I'm missing something?) As I said before, Patrick provides a very simple and effective explanation for the alternative - okay, it involves a very tiny bit of math - but it's so simple, it's hardly worth a mention.

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In other words, once this trick is done, can you keep performing (other effects) with the same, full deck of cards, and even let spectators handle it?

If I'm asking beyond my keep, feel free to put me back in my place. Smile

A fair question Gorecki (nice name by the way - after the Composer?) YES - the deck is ready to go! So therefore, this is a priceless opener.

However, I'm thinking along the lines that the effect is so pure, I doubt if there's anything worthy to, literally, follow it. (Not in my meagre repertoir anyway) Maybe in a good mentalism set featuring no other card effects, OR, simply do this one, soak it up, and glide away... Smile
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A fair question Gorecki (nice name by the way - after the Composer?) YES - the deck is ready to go! So therefore, this is a priceless opener.

Yes, after the composer. Smile

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However, I'm thinking along the lines that the effect is so pure, I doubt if there's anything worthy to, literally, follow it. (Not in my meagre repertoir anyway) Maybe in a good mentsalism set featuring no other card effects, OR, simply do this one, soak it up, and glide away.... Smile

Oh, I agree with you, Roger, it's probably a closer. But I often try to sequence each of my short acts so that I leave the door open for those "please just one more" pleas from the occasional spectactor.
And, from your description, it sounds like this one would be perfect for that. Use it as a closer... or perform one or two additional effects with the deck if need be.

(At a wedding, a couple of years ago, I used a very simple setup of two decks: I took a card from a red deck and put it in the blue deck, and took the same card from the blue deck and put it in the red deck. When I started my act, I asked the bride what her favorite color was. "Red? Fine, you hold on to the red deck, and I'll get to work with the blue one."

I then went through about a dozen card effects with the blue deck -- except I had the red card in there, which I concealed the whole time. After about 30 minutes, I concluded my act the way I usually did (can't remember the specific trick for that occasion), and I announced that I was done.
But the groom himself stepped forward and asked for "just one more." I said I would be happy to oblige, and proceeded to perform Bizarre Twist, producing the red card to everyone's bafflement. Someone asked where the blue 7 of clubs (or whatever it was) had gone... And THEN I asked the bride to take out the red deck she had been holding for the past half hour, and spread it on the table. Big finish.

So you see? I already had a strong act with what I'd done. And I would have been quite happy to leave it at that and walk away. But with the additional effect -- which looked like it couldn't have been planned in advance -- I had a total miracle.

And that's the kind of "open door policy" I was hoping for with Patrick's Hands Off. I didn't want to end with a dirty deck, just in case.)

Now, because of Roger, I'll soon be $25 poorer. Smile
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Now, because of Roger, I'll soon be $25 poorer. Smile

poorer, possibly, happier, propably. Smile
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Now, because of Roger, I'll soon be $25 poorer. Smile

poorer, possibly, happier, propably. Smile

Downloaded and watched.

Roger, you were right. Smile
This is very clever. Now I just need to construct the *** thing...
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I'm scratching my head to understand why any stack would improve this. ...

Roger, believe me it does... Smile Jan
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Fair enough Jan, I'm sure there must be a reason but I've been running this through my mind using a Si Stebbins and I just cant 'get it.' I mean, I don't see any benefit. Surely the alternative method that Patrick teaches in a mixed deck is less of a prep and therefore, the way to go?

But, of course, I see the benefit of a mem-deck, if that is firmly planted in one's brain. But any none mem stack, like a cyclical... Hmmmm, maybe its just me. (But I couldn't (or wouldn't!) walk until I was two, and I've only just removed the stabilisers from my bike!)
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