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Sybilmagic
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I have heard that this is in Jerry's new book althogh the general outline of the trick is clear can anyone describe the speed of which this trick can be accomplished.
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Sybilmagic, the trick can be found in Jerry Sadowitz'Cards On The Table. It use one or two shuffles plus a couple of cuts so it can be done fairly rapidly.

Hope it helps

P.S. You can buy a copy of the said book at Tannen.

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As Yves says, "Name A Card Triumph" can be found in "Cards On The Table" which has just been re-published. I unresevedly recommend this book and not just because of "Name A Card...". This book is FULL of great magic from one of the best minds in card magic.

I have seen Jerry do this effect a few times and each time, the card is controlled and the deck shuffled within a few seconds. It will take work, but do not let that put you off. The effect that this can have on lay people (and magicians, for that matter) is fantastic.
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I have seen Jerry use this countless times and it is mazing the breakneck speed he has accomplished. Jerrys name a card triumph is one of the few worthwhile additions to the classic effect.

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Cheers guys thanks for the info looks like another chunk out of my bank account however the book does not seem to be too expensive!!
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I remember seeing Jerry do this in Halifax. He also did a standard Triumph and asked the audience to compare!

Paul.
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Imagine performing the same effect but with the card never having been named. Obviously, this isn't feasible (i.e. invisible deck with a thought of, but never stated, selection) but I think you agree it would be twice as strong.

Naming the card belies the same sort of manipulation possible as having a card selected, lost, then found to the highly intellectualizing spectator. Once a card has been selected (physically) or named aloud, there is certain card control immediately possible, especially working with a memorized deck. Most spec's wouldn't think we'd take the time to memorize a deck, but some do.

An effect like the Triumph described above would be incredibly strong.
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I remember seeing Sadowitz do this on TV. I also remember him verbally abusing Darwin Ortiz for criticising the trick in Strong Magic. I think it is an incredible trick.
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Do you really think it is weak to the spectators? I thought Darwin was wrong.

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Paul wrote:
"I remember seeing Jerry do this in Halifax. He also did a standard Triumph and asked the audience to compare! "

So Paul, how did it compare??? what were there comments (was it a laymen audience or magician audience???)

Let us know, as this would be good feedback.

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On 2003-08-11 05:01, Euan wrote:
Yes, It would be even stronger if the spectator did all the shuffling himself too Smile

--Euan


Culligula Triumph allow the spectators to
do the shuffling, with a little extra work
the card could also be named, but I don't
think this makes it stronger. In fact I think
the construction as it sits is really good.
They pick a card they never name, take the
deck and shuffle the cards
back to back, face to face... they do it
you spread through the deck showing its
mixed, they name the card and you spread
the cards revealing all cards are now
face up with one face down card... their card. pretty straight forward. Fast.
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I don't think it is worth culling in a spectator shuffles the deck triumph. It is just much easier to switch decks, then break flow and cull the deck. I personally use a deck switch and my own handling for name a card.


I would like to hear Paul's comments,
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then don't break flow. Kimlat's Cull is very good, and is part of the "flow". You show
the cards all mixed up then bam. they aren't.
that fast. that smooth.


But I do conceed it is not for everyone.
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Yes, his triumph is really good but, the question is the Sadowitz triumph. I think the Sadowitz would be the best because, the spectator's have to think it is impossible to find their card in a shuffled deck. However, I think the Sadowitz triumph takes away from the reversal of the cards and puts it all on the named card. With some direction, it would have a much higher impact.

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In my opinion, Jerry's routine is very strong to laymen, as well as to magicians.
Darwin was wrong this time.

I have been told Jerry has many HOT stuffs!
Check them out!

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I'm surprised someone like Darwin Ortiz who likes the 'skill tricks' doesn't like this one. Thought it would be right up his alley.
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I think it would be a good idea for those people who insist on Darwin being wrong or jealous or whatever about the Named Triumph approach to carefully read again what Darwin actually wrote about it and WHY he thinks that the original Triumph plays stronger for LAYPEOPLE. He even provides a way to improve the Named Triumph plot.
The passage in question starts at page 61 in "Strong Magic".
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