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Mark Storms
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Hello, I am wondering if anyone has a good handling for diplopia /Tap a lack that utilizes a sequential stack such as Osterlind's Breakthrough Card System or Doug Dyment's Dao stack. I have come up with some that work, but it feels like there is to much directions to give the spectator and it ends up feeling less free.

I know that the standard method for these effects makes them impromptu but I would like to explore this option because I already carry the DAO and if there were a good handling with it, it could cut down on some of the mental work.

Thanks!
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Darwin Ortiz has a version in his book Lessons in Card Mastery that uses a stack.
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Adam, do you know the name of the effect?
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My favorite version of this type of effect is Michael Vincent's Kismet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34tkB1-QPIc

No clocking, no restriction of red/black cards, no stack required. Completely FASDIU as Mr. Cummins would say.
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Hi Steven, thank you for calling my a attention to kismet. Very cool take on this plot.
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Steve,

I just watched "Kismet". Man! what a great trick. IMHO, this blows Diplopia and Tap-A-Lack out of the water. Thank you for mentioning this effect.

Mike
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Glad you like it, Mike! I had been working on my clocking skills and trying to get Tap-A-Lack performance ready. That's when I first saw Kismet and completely abandoned the other version. This is just so direct.
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On Jul 23, 2014, Steven Keyl wrote:
Glad you like it, Mike! I had been working on my clocking skills and trying to get Tap-A-Lack performance ready. That's when I first saw Kismet and completely abandoned the other version. This is just so direct.


I agree. I didn't want to mention "no clocking"; I was hoping that everyone would assume that, like Diplopia and Tap-a-Lack, clocking was required...and they would quickly decide to move on and not even view "Kismet" or give it a try. Now, the cat's out of the bag. Rats! (Sorry. No cat/rat analogy intended.)

Kismet will definitely be one of the 4-5 effects I will always have at the ready. What's not to like? Impromptu. Borrowed deck. Spectator shuffled deck. Can use less than a complete 52-card deck. Strong emotional connection between the audience and the performer. An effect that will be remembered by the audience long after it has been performed. Other than that, it's just another stupid pedestrian boring card trick. (grin) Move along here. Move along. Nothing to see here. (double grin)

Thanks again for bringing "Kismet" to my attention.
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