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Twisted Sisters (John Bannon)

A popular packet card trick from John Bannon

Overview

This is a mind-blowing card trick by John Bannon, and features just eight cards, with several surprises at the end.

Effect

Here's the effect: you involve two spectators, each of whom selects a different queen in their packet of red or blue backed cards. Then follows three surprising revelations: firstly the two chosen queens are revealed to be the only ones face-up. Then, these selected queens are revealed to have come from the other person's packet because they have a different coloured back. Finally, all the remaining cards are revealed to be jokers.

See John Bannon perform the effect here:



Impressions

The handling of this trick is very straight forward and can be managed by a beginner, but real effort should be put into making a very good presentation, which will really help make this effect powerful. While it can be presented as a feat of mentalism/prediction, it is mostly performed as a magical effect, and perhaps works best that way. The cards aren't examinable at the end, and John Bannon later revised this effect as "Duplicity", which has a more clean finish but requires a more delicate approach in the wording of the patter.

Recommendation

Even today, "Twisted Sisters" is one of the all time most popular packet effects, and with good reason - I highly recommend it.

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My all time favorite packet trick.
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On Aug 20, 2017, jimhlou wrote:
My all time favorite packet trick.

Yes, it's definitely a favourite for many. It's great value too.

It's currently available on Amazon for under $20 - including the gimmicked cards, instructional DVD, and shpping here: link.

A couple of other sellers on Amazon have it for a little more, but in a similar price range here and here.
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