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bigchuck
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Well, I have memorized the Aronson stack and now its time to actually buy a book or two to put it into use (other than the obvious 'think a card & count down to this number'). In particular I am interested in finding memorized deck material that, if possible, doesn't completely destroy the deck order.

Since I am already familiar with the Aronson stack, hopefully you can help point me to find the more impressive effects that utilize that stack the best.
Thanks.
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Try Martin Joyal on his work. It is supposed to be excellant. He has an ad here at the Café.
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How about trying some of Simon Aronson's works? Look for Bound to Please, Simply Simon, and Try the Impossible. They should keep you busy for a while.
Doug Conn
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Workers 5 by Mike Close has some GREAT mem-deck stuff (that keeps the pack in order.)
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Check out this list of books on Martin Joyal's site...

http://www.joyalstack.com/Pages/MemorizedDeck/Readings.html
Law
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Scott Cram is the go-to guy for memorized deck research. Check out his post in this thread. Incredible. (Thanks, Scott!)
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Get Bound to Please first and learn Histed Heisted, Center Cut location, group shuffle, etc. there is a wealth of information in there on aronson's stack and IMO stack work is the most POWERFUL card magic there is if the specs don't know what a mem stack is. you can perform some impossible feats with this method. then go on and get try the impossible...another gem.
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Scams and Fantasies by Darwin Ortiz contains some very powerful effects utilizing a memorized stack.
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I agree with Doug, Mike Close has two terrific routines that are also on his "Very very Close" video series. One is the worlds cleanest ID (since you don't use a gimmicked deck in the traditional sense) and the other is called "The Smiling Mule". Both would fool most magicians.
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On 2003-10-21 09:17, Law wrote:
Scott Cram is the go-to guy for memorized deck research. Check out his post in this thread. Incredible. (Thanks, Scott!)


Thank you!

The list you reference is one I keep updated as I find more memory-related effects (including, but not limited to, memorized deck effects). Anyone who wants the most recent version of the list is welcome to PM me to ask for it.
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