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Nikodemus
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I am interested in Twinkle by Simon Lovell. In particular the second variation, called PREDICTED TWINKLE.
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S29755
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/stage-......booklet/

Is it really as clean as the ads claim???

Here is what Penguin says -
"All the cards are closely examined - there's nothing to find!"

And Vanishing Inc -
"Everything can be examined. There's nothing to hide."

My interpretation of "All the cards" and "everything" is EVERY card in both decks. If that is true [without a d*** s*****] it really would be brilliant. I can think of ways to achieve the effect - but not with two fully examinable decks. I strongly suspect these ads are bending the truth (as so often!) Can anyone shed any light please?
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I would say very EZ to do with 2 regular decks, although in this video, red deck by spectator & the blue deck the magi.
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Hi Rizzo,
According to the ad description there are three versions in the booklet. The one in the video is the FIRST version - and, yes, it uses two regular decks.

The SECOND version is the one I was asking about. The spectator places deck 1 behind their back, cuts it, and removes 3 cards (same as first version). Then the second deck is spread, revealing the matching 3 cards are reversed. Now, we all know a way to spread a deck revealing one card reversed!!! And it's easy for that same method to be adapted to 3 cards. BUT there is no way, using that well-known deck, that "everything" can be examined.

I can also think of a method whereby deck 2 could be examined - but then deck 1 couldn't.

Hence my question. If the ad copy is accurate (which I doubt) then it really is a miracle.
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At the end, both decks can be examined and the red deck is missing three cards. What's described is what's experienced by the audience, therefore there's always the occult side to deal with.

I'm a big fan of Simon Lovell's. You can find those decade-old tricks in Simons Says and some variations in Son of Simon Says. I don't have the booklet, but maybe some new thinking could've gone into it.

My personal favourite is the one-deck effect.
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Hi Claudio,
Thanks for clarifying that.
Nick
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What happened to Simon? Is he doing well?
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