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Dr. JK
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On 2011-02-07 13:51, macc wrote:
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On 2011-02-06 09:15, Dr. JK wrote:
Don't remember the name, but where you show the four jacks in a fan, close the fan, put it on top of the deck, insert them into four different places, and voila, they are back on top (there are four misc. cards hidden behind the fan to begin with)....

Good times. A lot of good memories with this question!


Hehe, I also don´t know the name but that was the first card trick I learned.
the plot was that the pack is a bank building and the four jacks are robbers.
three of them are going in different places in the building, one is on top and looks out.
then the police comes and they are instantly all four on top ready to leave.


other than that I would recommend a key card trick.
or what scott mentioned, the cut & restored rope.

or what I recently teached the 10 year old daughter of my girlfriend is the trick where you have one match lying on your hand or on the edge of a table and you rub another one on your trousers then you gently touch the one on your hand/table and it flies away.
she showed it to her teacher in school and he believed the static thing and even explained it to the class. Smile


That's the exact plot! It came in some book "101 tricks" or something (Marshal Brodien kit??) I may still have the book in the garage!!! Smile
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On 2011-02-06 09:15, Dr. JK wrote:
Don't remember the name, but where you show the four jacks in a fan, close the fan, put it on top of the deck, insert them into four different places, and voila, they are back on top (there are four misc. cards hidden behind the fan to begin with)....

Good times. A lot of good memories with this question!

This was one of my early tricks too. I leaned it from a cousin. I called it "jumping jacks" but that might just be a name that either my cousin or I came up with.

Posted: Feb 8, 2011 7:22pm
I believe my first trick was finding a spectator's cards using a key card. I believe my second was called "dead mans hand" or some other reference to Wild Bill Hickok (found in Scarne On Cards, my first magic book). Of course this could have been my first and that would make the other my second.
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Broken & restored toohpick/match. Still slays 'em.
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This n' That. Rather complicated, so maybe not the best place to start. The Grid Trick (close up cards) is fantastic, but I'm fairly sure that it's original. Also, "Feeling A Card" is also fantastic and was taught to me by my Uncle, who teaches a magic/misdirection course in high school. Neither of these require much sleight of hand. PM me if you want instructions for the effects.
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The first trick that I purchased was the Cups & Balls. I threw the instructions away because It took a good two weeks to get the $1.00 the trick sold for. I had watched so many demonstrations that I knew the routine forward and backward, so I naturaly threw the instructions in the trash. When it did not work, I pull out the instructions and found out that the extra ball they gave me was part of the deal, not an error. I placed in on the shelf and went back and purchased a Paddle ($.50) which I mastered very quickly and the Magic bug bit me very hard. Within a years time my bedroom looked like a well stocked Magic Shop.
I still Love the Paddles but wish I could find the same type of Paddle I had back then.
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Posted: Feb 16, 2011 10:19am
Mr. Lorayne: I was wondering if you have available the instructions for your Rising Card effect using the Svengali? I would purchase the instructions, even though I do the effect. I think other's might want to use this method (I never show anyone how to do this effect).
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On 2011-02-06 09:15, Dr. JK wrote:
Don't remember the name, but where you show the four jacks in a fan, close the fan, put it on top of the deck, insert them into four different places, and voila, they are back on top (there are four misc. cards hidden behind the fan to begin with)....

Good times. A lot of good memories with this question!


Jeff Dude that was me too I remember showing the whole family using the 'Four swagmen' looting a building escaping on the roof into the helicoptor story. Haha thanks for the reminder.

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The first trick was the Invisible Deck.

I saw a street performer doing it and got totally fried by it. Went back the next day: different spectator...different card. Three days in a ROW I watched him. No internet back then (early 80s) and I went to a magic shop...the only one in town...and described the effect.

The magician nodded and silently placed a deck of cards on the counter. He didn't say a word. He didn't have to. I opened the package in the CAR and started reading. My reaction went from: What Are They Talking About to...Holy CRAP! This is AMAZING!

I still do the ID...and it is STILL my favorite effect to this day.

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The "Wizard" phone bit, taught by an older cousin.
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First trick I learned was where you jam a fork and spoon together and balance them on a toothpick on the edge of a glass... then you light the other end of the toothpick on fire and it burns down to the edge of the glass.

For a trick that requires no setup or skill, other than getting the setup to balance, it gets great reactions with friends/family.

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I bought a Svengali pack with a dvd of Dave Hudspath showing ''25 tricks with a Svengali deck'' I learned how to switch it for a regular deck pretty quickly so I had quite a big success at school doing this. Then I learned crushed and restored soda can...
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On 2011-02-07 13:51, macc wrote:
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On 2011-02-06 09:15, Dr. JK wrote:
Don't remember the name, but where you show the four jacks in a fan, close the fan, put it on top of the deck, insert them into four different places, and voila, they are back on top (there are four misc. cards hidden behind the fan to begin with)....

Good times. A lot of good memories with this question!


Hehe, I also don´t know the name but that was the first card trick I learned.
the plot was that the pack is a bank building and the four jacks are robbers.
three of them are going in different places in the building, one is on top and looks out.
then the police comes and they are instantly all four on top ready to leave.


Mine too. At least for the people I know it is quite a classic since we were all really young. Unfortunately it made that every one always suspect a DL!!! Than "key card" and "one way deck" pick a card and I'll find it.
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I started at 5, I can't even remember starting, wow I just realized how weird that is :O
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Turning over bottle and water staying in it . Gimmick came in box of cereal . Had to use large bottles back then...before 16.9 oz. and 20.oz.
Trick the same as gimmick you use now. Also stated about using toothpick or match in bottle, when upside down in the instructions. Telling kids to use matches? That trick is really old! lol
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First trick I learnt was Do as I do. Still surprises me how few people catch on to the secret Smile
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There were a few and they probably represent the three most popular already been said.
They were
21 card trick
The four jacks burglers thingy (does it have a proper name?)
card reversed

I never use these but I use the last two with better ways of accomplishing the same effect. By better, I mean ones that people don't know because these are quite popular with laymen.
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My first tricks were:

21 card trick
torn and restore tissue
french drop
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Nickels to dimes. Xray deck, French drop.
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My first trick was Jumping Gemini. I actually also teach some 12ish kids, but I always start with them with something simple like key card.
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