In this case, it's the Six of Diamonds. The routine that started it all. I posted some of my cards but we can take a tiny break so let's post my magic library. We strive to create the very best magical products the world has ever seen. Refined and perfected over thousands of live performances. The spectator opens their hands to find the Four of Diamonds. Im rather rough with my cards from doing flourishes and sybils, I might ruin this and its really expensive to replace.
That is why Houchin's special bags have a strip of moisture-activated glue -- the same glue used on envelopes -- along the inside edge of the bottom opening. His attention to detail and audience interaction is unparalleled. With no funny moves you make a spectator's card penetrate and appear inside a sealed ziplock baggy. You can get that gimmick at magic conventions or certain online shops. It is so simple, yet so powerful.
An amazing effect using a basic principle with a personal twist. This page was created in 0. It hurts my index finger a lot when coming in contact with the gimmick so its virtually impossible for it to go down without cutting my finger. The Four of Diamonds is also used. All you need is paper and a pencil. And remember to always seed, seed, seed.
Not This from Constant Fooling — Anytime, anywhere impromptu mentalism. You can read about them here: Here are some more pics. It can be performed as a close-up effect, or as a story piece. Spectators remember handing over the card and they remember some shuffling, so in their mind the card was shuffled into the deck. Some of the best reactions from something so simplistic.
Another card transposition with a twist. The effect in 5x5 Japan is called New Era Moving Pips I believe. The second opening runs all across the bottom of the bag -- as if the bag's bottom was never sealed. You can get that gimmick at magic conventions or certain online shops. Anything would help as I would love to perform this trick.
Kids, don't be like me. Study this effect very carefully if you are looking for a very intimate, and strong piece. You clearly place the Six of Diamonds in the spectator's closed hands in a sandwich manner , holding on to the Four of Diamonds. At Ellusionist, we have one goal: to give you the power to perform magic beyond belief. And right off, let me say that I don't post this to impress you, I post this to show you what an addiction can do, and how overwhelming it is for me to find direction.
These volumes are going viral thanks to you. We manufacture many of our own magic supplies, tricks, effects, and custom playing cards. If you look at the theory 11 demo, in the end of it, Houchin does switch the indexes from a 4 to a 6. His attention to presentation is fantastic and he really makes you believe in what you are seeing. Control Yourself from Constant Fooling — A shuffled-deck impossibility.
Otherwise personally I would try a small dab of fast drying crazy glue. Hopefully you can get it working. We work with the United States Playing Card co and have produced 14 lines of playing card decks that are repeatedly acclaimed by top industry pros and magic enthusiasts all over the world. Carried Away from Constant Fooling — An any-deck, any time incredible transportation. People will stare at the card trying their best to get a good look at it and that's of course when you put the gimmick into action, which means that you'll hit them when they are the most focused. Some of the people from ellusionist who have pre release copies of distortion were complaining about the quality of the gimmick. The one in the convention from some Jap guy is of such high quality.
There's a reason Cyril famed Japanese magician performed a variation of this effect on national television. The gaffed card can be in the deck for an entire card act and brought into use whenever the performer desires. Make sure you take care when learning this effect, it is an incredible piece of magic that should be treated as such. It can now be examined without fear of exposure. Tenacious Climber from Constant Fooling — This entertaining approach to the Ambitious Card plot leads to a climax that will fool all. This can be presented in conjunction with Carbon Paper or as a stand alone effect. The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.