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Profile of Moderncelt
Has anyone played with this? I've done fast and loose for years, both the SFS version and others, but this is the first one I've seen with three pegs.
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Profile of vanp8
I have not, but I started to play with this handling (issue 166 Apocalypse Oct 1991) and (issue 221 May 1996 Apocalyspe) but after someone (I believe it was Pop Haydn) saying more than two choices or performing in the air appearing to complicated to get a Mark I mean spectator to bet on so I abandoned it.

But I did like the suggestion of using a piece of styrofoam and pencils to try to see if it is something you would like.

Also Linking Ring January 1989 caught my interest with Pentacle by James Prince and I thought about combining with a layout on a piece of wood with dowels with a pentagram so that it would turn into a magic or Bizarre presentation instead of gambling scam.

I've always been intrigued with on the barrelhead because of only needing a string or chain to perform.
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A great routine ...
don't know when this "version" was released, but it is documented in the Supreme Magic publication of 1967.

Published under a different name in "The Art of Close Up Magic" Vol 1 - by Lewis Ganson.
Chapter 4: It's a Gamble
Triple Circle Routine (Fred Lowe)

Also performed on UK TV by the late magician Paul Daniels.

This is the same routine. The chain is laid down onto the table, in 3 loops without pegs.
The spectator then selects any peg with their finger.

This is a win-win situation for the performer.
The outcome is always win or always loose, no matter which of the loops is selected.
A foolproof method.
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There is also a routine published in one of the older Magic Magazine issues. Somewhere around the years 1995-2000. Couldn't find it in my files but I will keep looking. It was another one of the 3 loops surrounded by a large one, just as in the Lowe routine. I am not sure but it could have been written up by Bob Farmer.
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