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What do people think of this? I really like the look of it, adds further phases to your triumph routine. Reasonably priced too!

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-Array-By-Baz-Taylor.html

Alakazam Magic Are Proud To Present

Array

By Baz Taylor

Array:- Verb. To Place In Proper Or Desired Order

Baz Taylors Array has taken John Bannon’s now classic "Play It Straight Triumph” Plot to new heights with his beautiful custom printed gaffs & incredible sleight free handling.

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After shuffling a deck of cards two spectators are requested to select a card and leave them face down on the table sight unseen. You now explain you are going to find the value of the cards in a weird and very unusual way. Splitting the deck into 4 piles you turn two of the piles face up and leave two face-down. The piles are shuffled together face up into face down until you are left with a haphazard collection of face up and face down cards.

This is where the magic begins…. After making a magical pass over the cards, every card apart from one suit corrects itself into the face down position. Leaving the suit in perfect order (minus one card) the card that is missing from the face up suit is proved to be selection number 1. The deck is now squared and instantly re-spread to show a different suit is now face up and once again, it’s in perfect order with only one card missing. Could it be the second selection? Watch their jaws drop as they turn over their card and realise it’s the one missing from the spread!!

Baz’s Array is visual card magic at its best. It makes you look like a master of sleight of hand BUT the best bit is there is NONE! Not one little bit.

Array Comes with the custom printed cards (add to your own deck). These cards have been design by Baz Taylor and printed by the USPCC to ensure they are a perfect match to a standard red Bicycle deck. Array also includes a full instructional DVD starring Peter Nardi and Andy Smith. Routines explained on the DVD.

Baz’s Taylors original 2 card Array (A Lovely take on John Bannon’s Play It Straight)

Peter Nardi’s 3 card Array routine (Peter took Baz’s original idea and added a great 3rd phase)

Peter Nardi’s In the hands handling of Array (Ideal for when there is no table)

Andy Smith’s Out Of Order Triumph (An Eye-Popping Rearrangement Of The Cards)

Andy Smith’s Pack Transpo. (A visual Transposition between Two Packets Of Cards)
"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice."
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<BR>- Joseph Dunninger -
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Hmm... you can practically do this whole routine with a normal pack of cards.

Vernon's "Triumph" and "Bannon's Triumph" a.k.a. "Play it Straight". That's what I've been doing for the past 10 or 15 years.

But, I must admit... that last reveal with all clubs threw me. It's a good third phase kicker - if you think it justifies using gaffed cards.

Personally, I think this is very good, but I'm not sure if it's worth the trade-off.

Robert
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Triumph was one of the first real card tricks I learned growing up. I'm always a fan of additions and revamps of Triumph. This looks pretty killer. Nardi is one of my heroes in magic.
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I'm pretty sure I can find a way to do this impromptu! Great concept! I love it. I'm off to my workshop to see what my brain can make up Smile
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On 2012-11-24 21:26, Robert M wrote:
Hmm... you can practically do this whole routine with a normal pack of cards.

Vernon's "Triumph" and "Bannon's Triumph" a.k.a. "Play it Straight". That's what I've been doing for the past 10 or 15 years.

But, I must admit... that last reveal with all clubs threw me. It's a good third phase kicker - if you think it justifies using gaffed cards.

Personally, I think this is very good, but I'm not sure if it's worth the trade-off.

Robert


Robert, you hit every point I had while watching.

I look at tricks like this and think "what if X Magician was doing an L&L shoot and did this". It would be a smash hit for the audience and I think Magicians watching. It would probably be a performance only spot because it's a marketed trick. But if they offered the trick separately, I think it would be a big seller.

Peter Nardi is a wonderful performer and I'm sure many watching will order Array. It said no table required, so that is a BIG plus for hobbyists like myself or table hoppers.

When it comes to Penguin, I'll be tempted to order. This would be one of those things I'd get just to see the workings. If it was practical for the casual performing I do, all the better.
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The moment Baz showed me Array I fell in love with it. The version Baz showed me was the 2 selection version and its great. I added the Triumph first phase and have been having so much fun with it.

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Hi Guys,

Just a heads up. Its looking like we should be able to start shipping Array next week!!

Best Regards

Peter
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Order in. Looking forward to this.
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Even better news guys. Array ships tomorrow!!

Enjoy

Peter
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That is very good news indeed.
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My order is in, this will be my to go trick at the card school this Christmas !

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Any reviews on this?

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(Maybe some got it for Chribo!)
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I'm not really a 'sit down at a large table and watch me perform' type and although there is an 'in the hands' method presented by Peter I have come up with my own in the hands version. Basically I have added some extra gaff cards, not that it matters. I will shoot a clip as soon as I can.

In a nutshell 2 cards are chosen, half the deck turned face up and shuffled into one another and shown to be a complete random mess of shuffled face up / face down cards. Deck squared and then immediately shown that just the clubs are face up, in order, with one missing. It is spec 1's selection.

Deck re-squared, and now spread to show that just the diamonds are face up, in order, with one missing. It is spec 2's selection.

This hits very hard. There is no explanation as to why this happens. Amazement follows. I love this effect.
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