Napkin Trilogy by John Carney
Wow, to me this routine was refreshing. A prediction, located card, and penetration all in one.
Phase 1- A card is predicted on a napkin
Phase 2- The chosen card is located under the napkin
Phase 3- Cards are wrapped in a napkin and penetrate the napkin leaving one card in the wrapped napkin, their selected card.
Price: $7.95, A great deal. This could have been released on a DVD.http://store.dananddave.com/napkin-tril ... arney.html
Teaching: John Carney is a master of teaching. He goes step by step to engage you into learning the routine. No stone is left unturned here fellas.
Difficulty: The routine here in my opinion uses a sleight that needs to be practiced to look good. There is also another sleight that most magicians are scared to do so I would give this a 3/5. 5 being the most difficult. This trick requires attention to detail. Just like any other trick.
Applications: I would use this for an opener. The phases build up to a strong ending and this routine shows that you shouldn't just leave an effect at the prediction. And you should also use your surroundings. This routine inspired a bit of creativity to me. Yay! I would use this is a restaurant/bar setting because having a table around is suggested.
Overall Rating: 10/10. Another perfect effect! The routine is beautiful and includes a napkin penetrating that fooled the heck out of me.