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 Post subject: Tricks Using a Normal Deck of Cards.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:43 pm 
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I was just wondering how many tricks you can do with a normal deck of cards. I guess i can do about 50. How many can you do? :)


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I don't really keep track. If I did, it would only be 15 or less


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 5:15 pm 
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I've developed around 12 non-variation card tricks, and I've really only practiced with about 25 others.


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I forget who it was...could have been the Professor. When asked how many card tricks he knew, he paused for a moment and then answered, "about eight."

Remember, it's not quantity, it's quality. No offense, but I am willing to bet you couldn't perform 20 of those tricks right now flawlessly. If you can, good for you.

I don't consider reading or watching a trick once or twice "knowing it." Tricks you know are the ones you perform and practice non-stop...the ones you didn't read or watch, but truly studied.

Oh, and to answer your question. About 10.


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RoatC wrote:
Remember, it's not quantity, it's quality.


i completely agree


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:19 pm 
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I know about, what, 80 over card effects. I only actually perform around 20 of them. And those 20, I perform absolutely flawlessly. And 8 of those 20 are tricks I developed myself. (One variation of Red hot Mama with an X on the back substituting for the red back, one variation of Cards to Pocket where teh deck jumps to the spectator's pocket, one effect where I visually pull a hole made by a holepuncher off one card and slowly drag it onto another, one color-changin deck routine, I think I'm going out of topic here....)

I agree with RoatC. Quality, not quantity. If you can't pull off the trick flawlessly in front of an audience, don't perform it at all until you get it right.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:17 pm 
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RoatC wrote:
I forget who it was...could have been the Professor. When asked how many card tricks he knew, he paused for a moment and then answered, "about eight."

Remember, it's not quantity, it's quality. No offense, but I am willing to bet you couldn't perform 20 of those tricks right now flawlessly. If you can, good for you.

I don't consider reading or watching a trick once or twice "knowing it." Tricks you know are the ones you perform and practice non-stop...the ones you didn't read or watch, but truly studied.

Oh, and to answer your question. About 10.


Well said, I totally agree. Sure you might know a ton of tricks but wouldn't you rather know only a few but have them down perfectly? I mean look at David Blaine. He performs the two card monte often but he does it perfectly. You can't perform 30 tricks PERFECTLY. It just isn't going to happen. Thats just my opinion.


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RoatC wrote:
I forget who it was...could have been the Professor. When asked how many card tricks he knew, he paused for a moment and then answered, "about eight."



Your correct it's in TRRTCM its quoted as such[/quote]


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:39 pm 
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Based on Roat's definition I know about 5-7 tricks.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:18 pm 
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I'm sorry. It was not the Professor, but David Devant. Adam is correct...I checked in the Preface to Royal Road and it's in there.


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