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stickmondoo
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Hi Bob,

I just sent you a Pm.

I’m really sorry but the Mike Powers routine is not the one I was thinking of. The names confused me. I have sent you a pm.

The Vernon routine is on reel magic somewhere but is not coming up on the search so I suppose it must be uncredited.
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Don't worry about it, stickmondoo. It's clear that I'm going to learn a lot from the Penguin lecture regardless.
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I managed to find the trick I was thinking of in the end. It’s in reelmagic magazine issue 32 Boris Wild and it is by someone called Marien Hopman. The tricks name is “I use Trapdoors”
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Some of the ideas presented above are similar to Herb Zarrow’s version Herb’s Variant published in Jon Racherbaumer’s The Legendary Kabbala (1971-1981).

In the Zarrow effect the card finally disappears from the performer's packet and reappears face up in the deck.

Bob, as you’re using jokers, you could have a duplicate joker face up at the bottom of the deck and later on centered with a cut. You could lap your own joker before the last phase. It would be easy enough to glide the packet towards you to the edge of the table and lap the card under the cover of both hands squaring the packet.

Just a thought.
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Many thanks, Claudio. I know how busy you are, and I appreciate your taking the time to suggest these ideas. Stickmondoo and I have been discussing similar ideas privately, but not exactly this one. I'm happy to have more grist for my mill!



I like Racherbaumer, but I'm going to have to pass on his legendary Kabbala book -- too expensive. But between your ideas and Stickmondo's, I should be able to come up with something good.
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I just had another thought about the ending -- though I think Claudio and Stickmondoo's ideas are just fine. But I wonder what people think about the following: At the end I say, "This joker is too mischievous; I don't think I can use it, so I'm going to make it disappear." I put it face-up on the top of the face-down pack, and do an erdnase change so that now a face-down card is on the top. The joker seems be be gone. Then, as I say, "Thank goodness *that's* over, I quickly cut the deck and ribbon spread the cards face-down. One card - the joker - is seen to be face-up. (Or alternatively, I could spread the deck face-up, and one card is face-down. Once the spectator notices it, I invite them to turn it over, and it's the joker.)



Perhaps the handling I just described is too obvious? I have no feeling for how easily a layperson could put two and two together and figure out that I'd simply exchanged the joker with a face-down card somehow (i. e., done the Erdnase change) and then cut the joker to the middle of the deck.




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