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Chaps

Just came across this in the ultimate self working card tricks DVD from BBM. Was having trouble - unbelievably, I know! - making it work if I cut a small portion off the top, yet the explanation appears to allow for this scenario. Has anyone else had any trouble in this area?

Posted: Jan 14, 2013 02:27 pm
Actually, got it sorted. The explanation gives the impression of a large leeway in the cut but it is not a LARGE leeway....! They really mean close to the centre with a leeway of about 10 cards either side.....
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There is a bit more advanced version in on of Harry Loraynes books called Stop!. It requires a good eye and a decent amount of practice but it is a bit stronger. Great trick that can be done with any deck. One of my favorites. Smile
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On 2013-01-14 14:58, brad12d3 wrote:
There is a bit more advanced version in on[e] of Harry Loraynes books called Stop!. It requires a good eye and a decent amount of practice but it is a bit stronger. Great trick that can be done with any deck. One of my favorites. Smile

Specifically, it's in Close-Up Card Magic. Good effect.
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Yes, very good effect which is also in Classic Collection, vol 1 and Scarne on Card Tricks (if I'm not mistaken) under a different name but I'll let you have the pleasure of exploring this great card book.
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Thanks gentlemen! I have the Lorayne book and will look it up....
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On 2013-01-14 14:58, brad12d3 wrote:
There is a bit more advanced version in on of Harry Loraynes books called Stop!. It requires a good eye and a decent amount of practice but it is a bit stronger. Great trick that can be done with any deck. One of my favorites. Smile


Who is Al Thatcher? This is actually Harry Lorayne's trick. Do they give any credit to Harry on the DVD?

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The Al Thatcher version is also in Aldo Colombini's Impromptu Card Magic eBook
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But it's exactly the same as Stop! by Harry Lorayne. I have it on Colombini's Impromptu Card Magic Vol 2. DVD.
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Nothing is quite sacred anymore!!
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That's why we need your next book to be lots of stories from the old days. I wasn't born until the early 70's but I'd love to hear some of your war stories! Just let me know when it's due out and I'll be first in line Smile
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This is another great effect I think Mr. Lorayne is the master of effects like this, It does not suprise me someone changed it up a bit & called it his own. Effects like this are great to perform because to the laiman this is impossible. The DVD contains allot of great effect this is my favorite DVD but I still enjoy reading books. Books contain so much more magic than DVD's do...
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The fritz (and anyone else that's interested) - send me your email - to the first email address listed under this post. That way, you'll be advised when any new book of mine appears. Best - Harry L. Amazing, isn't it? The obvious thieves out there. Aldo (who should know better) told me that he'd mention the THEFT in his next book. We shall see. H.
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On Jan 14, 2013, captainsmiffy wrote:
Chaps

Just came across this in the ultimate self working card tricks DVD from BBM. Was having trouble - unbelievably, I know! - making it work if I cut a small portion off the top, yet the explanation appears to allow for this scenario. Has anyone else had any trouble in this area?


Captain, I too found the instructions/tutorial a bit misleading. They didn't do a good job explaining the 4 & 6 cut portions. They just lead you to believe "it's always 5". I finally played around with it enough to figure it out. I also found a couple other tricks on there that they didn't do a good job explaining the proper technique instructions.
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You could just check it out in CLOSE-UP CARD MAGIC where it was originally published by me, and properly taught, even way back then. And then re-written, updated, etc., in LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Vol. 1 - unfortunately, both books are out of print. You guys have to start reading the good stuff!!
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You could just check it out in CLOSE-UP CARD MAGIC where it was originally published by me, and properly taught, even way back then. And then re-written, updated, etc., in LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Vol. 1 - unfortunately, both books are out of print. You guys have to start reading the good stuff!!


Mr. Lorayne, has there been any thought of taking some of the out-of-print stuff and making .pdfs out of it? I ask this question under the assumption that you yourself still have a copy or two of all the stuff out of print.
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Roger: All my magic books, including all APOCALYPSE issues, are now available as e-books. Just go to harryloraynemagic.com and click on "Magic E-Books" and you'll see the entire list. I do much prefer that people purchase the regular books, those that are still available, directly from me - but you can do the same with the e-books. So - no excuses!! Best - Harry L.
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For the historians and those that care...

This was a great trick when it was originally published as I Should Judge, pp. 38-40, in Rufus Steele's 1946 book 50 Tricks ~ Tricks You Can Do - You Will Do - Easy To Do.

Unfortunately, there is no attribution as to the creator of the effect.
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I'm not an historian and I don't care. (Repeat: You guys should start reading the good stuff!)
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Never mind.
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Done. I never mind.
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