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So I guess the question is..is it worth a deck switch...
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On Oct 19, 2017, videoman wrote:
See if this works better:
http://www.rsvpmagic.com/corporate-close-up/


Thanks for the suggestion on Strike Force 7, DJ! I noticed that is also accessible as a download, in case people in the UK or overseas don't want to pay shipping to get it: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/-p-15956.html

I came to this thread to read what others were saying about Touch......but like most, I tend to stay away from single trick decks unless it's truly astonishing. I think I will look into that Strike Force 7 by Martin Sanderson since it sounds like it accomplishes the same thing, without a completely gaffed deck.
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The advantage of this updated version is it allows you to write your prediction on a Joker- which I think is much more justified as its a "throw away" card. That is worth it for me as I never liked how most other versions require you to write on the back of another random card- which seems very illogical.
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Is this effect language dependant?
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my faro is starting to look nice after
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Is this effect language dependant?

Nope
Although some Spanish native speakers from one particular country might have an advantage in rolling things over (joke)
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On Oct 20, 2017, KatieD wrote:
I came to this thread to read what others were saying about Touch......but like most, I tend to stay away from single trick decks unless it's truly astonishing. I think I will look into that Strike Force 7 by Martin Sanderson since it sounds like it accomplishes the same thing, without a completely gaffed deck.


Storm Force 7 is another complete gaffed deck.
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That's true.
Storm Force 7 deck is gimmicked deck, but the big difference is, you can make Storm Force 7 deck by yourself at any time.
And you can spread Storm Force 7 deck face up and face down on the table or in your hands.
With the "Touch" deck or "Just Name It" deck, you cant spread the deck face down.


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On Oct 19, 2017, westo wrote:
So I guess the question is..is it worth a deck switch...


As a "one time" trick, Touch is super powerful. You write a prediction on a joker, they pick any card, you reveal your prediction. Its a dead end. There is never any heat on the deck. All the spectators care about is your face down prediction. Once you reveal that, there is no where for them to go. The reason why, is because the handling and method of Touch make the whole presentation easy for your audience to follow, and fair.

In the instructional video, all the performances are of me performing Touch walk around. In all of these clips (instructional and demo) I never bothered to switch the deck, before or after. Touch was the only card effect I was performing in my set, and throughout the routine, they see the faces and backs of multiple cards. Proving the deck is normal was just never necessary, and it never failed to get an incredible response from my audience.

Now I'm not saying that you shouldn't switch the deck. In fact, I highly suggest that you do. Because of the way Touch is presented, it allows you to perform with a regular deck before or after. Its not the type of effect that ends with a blank deck, or has a "trick shop" feel with pre-printed writing on it. It can hide beautifully at the beginning, middle, or end of your card set.

Is it worth the deck switch? Absolutely. I think Touch is among the best possible options, and an excellent reason to make a switch.
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Found it, Waters...thank you! The effect is as interesting as its history -- there are more than three pages of small print in WORLDS BEYOND that describe the history. Fascinating reading.


Totally agree. If any of you guys have Worlds Beyond sitting on your shelves give it a quick read. Its a fun look back into 1940's magic drama. lol. I would have loved to have seen Curry or Grant perform this trick. It must have been a wildly popular effect as there seemed to be so much controversy surrounding it. I found a nice gem in there about how Grant would perform Touch over the phone. Very cool find.
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I actually had the necessary deck made up years ago, having read about the effect in the Curry book. I thought--and still think--that the method borders on genius. But I never performed it, probably for fear of someone's asking to see the deck. Nick Locampo's assurance that with the proper handling this needn't be a worry is reviving my interest. I think I'll order it just to see his approach.
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I have emailed Penguin Magic regarding this release of Touch. In 2003 I received permission from the Curry Estate (his son Myles) to produce this effect for the magic community. It was carried by Fun Inc, Steven Magic Emporium, and a few others. As far as I know, I am the only person with permission from the Curry Estate to produce this effect for retail. Waiting to hear Penguin's response.
Will follow up on this thread.
Thank you
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I was going to order this as it seemed like a substantial improvement, but I'm holding off until I hear the outcome of the discussion between Penguin and Seth.
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Hello everyone. I had a very good conversation with Penguin regarding the production rights of Paul Curry's Touch. Everything is in the clear. Penguin Magic did their due diligence and they were not aware of the previous agreement I had with Myles Curry. As it stands, Penguin's version is readily available for anyone.
I highly recommend you getting this effect. I have been using it for years in my performances.
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Is this effect language dependant?


Nope, the Touch deck is customizable. It can be performed in any language that you want. There are also ways to set it up with any card back design.
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$30 to ship a deck of cards....just too much. Smile
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$30 to ship a deck of cards....just too much. Smile


Some other sites are starting to carry it, might have better shipping costs for folks across the pond.

https://www.magicshop.nl/Touch-by-Paul-Curry
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Good man...cheers!
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Today- the deck in use as per the Curry effect is common. Is it that expensive to obtain this deck outside the states?
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Rizzo, does the deck you're describing allow you to do the effect with the prediction written on a Joker, as this new release does?
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I totally love this new version. IMO, much better than the Curry deck, although that was brilliant and ingenious.
I know this is probably considered by some to be kind of an old school effect, just a simple prediction. But an absolutely clean and convincing prediction. But yes, it lacks the visual "wow" instant change that is so popular among creators and magicians these days.
Showing both sides of the deck is a non-issue to me, especially if one were to do a deck switch, which would really make this a miracle.

I will probably pick up another one of these because the deck itself provides many cards that can be used for a myriad of other effects and are impossible to find without having them custom made.

Really glad this was released. Highly recommended.
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