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Wow!! Thanks for the review Bill
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Sorry if this question has already been asked:
Can the card be examined by the audience after having been performed?
What are the limitations, if any?
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Yes, the card they signed can be examined. And of course, it is the same(?) card you put the Sharpie through.

You can give that card away, every time.

Sorry to be opaque, but I hope that is clear enough.
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Tomsk,
Yes, your answer is clear, more or less, thank you.
More or less because what do you mean by "same(?) card" ? (If explaining it does not reveal the secret.)
Or, in other words - can they handle the card while the sharpie goes through?
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Same(?) card as in 'not actually the same'. It should be the same from the audience's POV, however.

They could, possibly, hold the edge of the card, or preferably hold the Sharpie as you pull the card off it.

This is a gaff, clearly, and does need to be handled accordingly.The perception should be that not only do they handle the card, they even get to keep it if they wish.
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Tomsk,
Thank you once again for your clear response.
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On 2013-07-18 07:40, tomsk192 wrote:
Same(?) card as in 'not actually the same'. It should be the same from the audience's POV, however.

They could, possibly, hold the edge of the card, or preferably hold the Sharpie as you pull the card off it.

This is a gaff, clearly, and does need to be handled accordingly.The perception should be that not only do they handle the card, they even get to keep it if they wish.


I think allowing the spectator to hold the Sharpie is probably better than holding the card imo.
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Me too!
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I have no problem with a fine point sharpie?


I actually use the extra fine point Sharpies- the pens bodies do not have enough circumference to grip the card. The effect is better with a longer object anyway (more object underneath the card to be seen without worrying about angles) as long as that object has a reason to be in the picture at the time. This is great to use after coming out of a routine which utilizes the wand in a more traditional manner...
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Strange as mine grip the card no problem
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I would be afraid to let them grip the card as they might feel the thickness of the card or know that something is off. Sharpie is much safer to let them handle in my opinion.
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On 2013-07-18 12:59, Knobz1 wrote:
I would be afraid to let them grip the card as they might feel the thickness of the card or know that something is off. Sharpie is much safer to let them handle in my opinion.


Plus you want them to immediately take the sharpie and direct heat off the card while you prepare to hand them their signed card.
Them holding the sharpie just makes better sense all around.
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On 2013-07-18 12:59, Knobz1 wrote:
I would be afraid to let them grip the card as they might feel the thickness of the card or know that something is off. Sharpie is much safer to let them handle in my opinion.


Plus you want them to immediately take the sharpie and direct heat off the card while you prepare to hand them their signed card.
Them holding the sharpie just makes better sense all around.


The reference was to the extra-fine Sharpies not having the circumference of the regulars, thereby not 'gripping' the card properly, meaning they will penetrate all the way through the card (hmm... maybe there's an alternate effect there). Try using a normal pencil and you will get the same restult. I do have the spec hold the wand while I remove the card in a quick, fluid motion, though.
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Got mine this week.
Added to my performance and got great great reactions!
Jaw dropping trick.

The only thing you have to be careful is with the lights.

This trick is wicked!

Fernando.
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On 2013-07-18 13:47, Shadowmoor wrote:
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On 2013-07-18 13:35, videoman wrote:
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On 2013-07-18 12:59, Knobz1 wrote:
I would be afraid to let them grip the card as they might feel the thickness of the card or know that something is off. Sharpie is much safer to let them handle in my opinion.


Plus you want them to immediately take the sharpie and direct heat off the card while you prepare to hand them their signed card.
Them holding the sharpie just makes better sense all around.


The reference was to the extra-fine Sharpies not having the circumference of the regulars, thereby not 'gripping' the card properly, meaning they will penetrate all the way through the card (hmm... maybe there's an alternate effect there). Try using a normal pencil and you will get the same restult. I do have the spec hold the wand while I remove the card in a quick, fluid motion, though.


The diameter of the hole idealy fits the Sharpie at varying lengths - and adds perfectly to the illusion of the pen literally "melting" through the card - the visuals are perfect with a Sharpie.
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Remarkable by Richard Sanders and S.T.C. are wonderful ttogether for a magical experience.

Joe
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Remarkable by Richard Sanders and S.T.C. are wonderful ttogether for a magical experience.

Joe


In that the spectator gets a true moment of magic after a moment of utter s***e?

Tom
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On 2013-07-18 19:57, tomsk192 wrote:

In that the spectator gets a true moment of magic after a moment of utter s***e?

Tom


I take it you are not a fan of Remarkable?
Actually I'm not sure what you mean.
But if I were to combine the two I would probably do STC as a stand alone effect first, and then use Remarkable as a surprise kicker and show the pen now says their card.
Aww, I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud. I don't even own Remarkable.
Have to admit though that I have always liked the idea of having specs sign a forced card in effects where you can do this. It seems to pacify even the real suspicious types, and increase their amazement.
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I love STC and the gimmick . . . except for one thing. It's not simple for me to ditch the gimmick, which because of its stiffness is hard for me to palm off the deck. I'd love to hear how all of you handle this. You can just answer this post, or send me a PM if a reply here might expose something.
Thanks!

Spike
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For me it's a closer in my set. So there is not need to ditch the gimmick, I leave the spectator hodling the sharpie and their card and I put deck in the box and put it away.

I did this for a room full of people, the reactions were awesome!

It also passed the girlfriend test.
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