The Close-Up Illusion
In the second phase, the different card is placed on the bottom and moved in a circular pattern and again, it travels between the other two cards. In the third phase, the different card is placed between the other two cards and it moves to the bottom of the packet. The effect is visual and convincing and relies on a gimmicked card that can't be handed out for examination.
I performed this trick for a time and it got good reactions.
There were two other effects that I particularly liked on Volume One of "Miracles for Mortals." 4-Way Coincidence is a fun prediction routine that can be performed at any time with a shuffled deck. You can even perform this one with a borrowed deck. You ask a spectator to shuffle a deck of cards.
After mixing, you remove a "prediction card" and lay it face-down on the table and then deal cards onto the table until a spectator says "stop." At the end, you reveal four of a kind, including your prediction card. It's a great card trick that I occasionally perform in my strolling sets.
The other fun effect that I performed for a time was Just a Bit More Ultimate than John Mendoza's "Ultimate Torn & Restored Card, a torn and restored card effect where a card is signed on both sides and after restoring the card, you're clean. I think both effects are worth the extra ten bucks you would spend over the stand-alone DVD that only features a single trick.
No Hard Feelings
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
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