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Patrick Redford
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On 2013-03-04 12:47, MagicAtlas wrote:
As far as Patrick's question regarding response, I personally feel that the reaction that you get is down to the juxtaposition created between a person's expectations when you introduce a deck of cards and what you actually perform using the deck. When you put the marker down and the prediction visibly cannot be altered, you have a strong element of implied control over your subject that is hard to top.


I think you're right in this regard. I think one of the strengths is like reading someones mind after he or she thought of a random word from a book... in the right environment it seems to play innocently enough where as in the wrong environment a book would seem out of place. Good observation, Atlas.
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I agree, Atlas has made some excellent points. Description is typical Redford-outside-the-box-(intended pun)-thinking. I've yet to perform it but my instincts say it will be fun and effective especially framed as mentioned above.

And for ten bucks! Patrick's tangential comments are worth at least that!
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I've just seen it, and I think it's a good effect.
It requires some practice, so you probably can't do it at once, but there are no hardcore sleights at all. Every "move" can be hided well, and the audience will not suspect anything.

What was interesting to me, that while the original effect ( word circled on the back ), is good, I think, the psychology behind the additional effect is better.
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P_n_g just curious which bonus feature you like the best: heads/tails, yes/no, etc.?
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I'm late to the party on this one. Must pick it up!
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@Patrick Redford:

There is a handling which rules out every possible method ( only one written text/at a specific position ).
I had two in my mind to accomplish those 50/50 predictions, but when I saw the secret(s), I found that it gives a very cool logical disconnect.
Just two method combined, and I've just fooled one of my knowledgeable friend Smile
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I just got this and love it! Great thinking again by patrick!

Kieran
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@P_N_G.

I'm glad it's working well for you and that you were able to give your friend that experience! Sometimes we can become jaded as performers and its such a great feeling to be fooled and bring back that small moment of wonder.

@magicman29.

Thanks Kieran! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.
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