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 Post subject: what card to people usually think of?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:07 pm 
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i was just wondering if anyone new like if you ask a guy to think of a card, if anyone know's what percentage of men say what card or what most people would think of and same thing for girls. and if anyone knows any number tricks like wut number people usualy think of when you ask them one of those kind of questions.


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That is really hard to answer, but while performing the I.D. i ask them to pretend to pull a card out and name it. I would say the most name card i have received has been the ace of spades.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:00 am 
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I always get 9 of diamonds or Queen of hearts from women. Jack of Clubs or 4 of clubs from men.


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If you're interested in psychological forces, card and otherwise, I recommend looking for Banachek's book, Psychological Subtleties.

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Neil


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first card that comes to almost everyones mind when i ask them to think of a card would have to be the Ace of Spades for me.


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actually there is a series of cards people will think of ....


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:58 pm 
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what does the Banacheks Book teach you and is it worth it?


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Crazything2 wrote:
what does the Banacheks Book teach you and is it worth it?


The Banachek book, Psychological Subtleties, teaches nothing less than how to make your mentalism look like the real thing to your audience. In my opinion, it's brilliant and worth every cent.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:59 am 
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it is worth far more than the asking price. i have a feeling you will buy it and not like it. hey, i did, i read it and was like, "what is this???" but keep the book until you get more experienced. then you will see the value. you probably shouldnt get it until you have been performing mentalism for awhile. that is when the true value will be appreciated. you won't find any big effects in it. nor are people going to think you are a mind reader just by your reading this book. it takes time and practice to develop the skills needed. the book is a tool, not a book of effects.


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well the most picking one for me is ace of hearts


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i think it's usually the ace of spades. i read somewhere that men most often pick ace of spades, and women most often pick queen of hearts. of course, this is not always 100% fool-proof. i mean, come on...there's 52 cards in a deck. you have a 1 in 52 chance of guessing it right! anyway, those 2 cards are very common.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:54 am 
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those two cards are becoming less and less common because they are more widely known to be common. if people dont think about it there is a high possiblility that one of those cards will cross their mind. if you allow them to think at all though, i doubt they will settle on those cards. they will try to "catch you out"


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:01 pm 
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that is true. but, those cards do seem to creep up when you ask that. if i'm doing the invisible deck, i'll say "don't make it an obvious one, like the ace of spades", or something to that nature. i've had a lot of people say, "that's what it was". but i agree....those cards do seem to be dwindling down now.


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I just went through david blaines book mysterious stranger and it had a short section on what cards people think of. That is a great book not only on his autobiofgraphy but on houdini's and others. It has a few effects but I could not put that book town. Pick it up.

Ben


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Neil_Tobin wrote:
If you're interested in psychological forces, card and otherwise, I recommend looking for Banachek's book, .

Best,
Neil


Hi X-Neil,
is the Psychological Subtleties good? because to be honest Banachek is always my favourite mentalist i perform his silveware bending alot which get huge reaction and i basically got all his books
( p.touches,pre-though,how to read people's mind,p.time etc)but this,recently looking for it in ebay cause can't buy it here in penguin.However,the pre-though is not as fascinating as i "pre-though".
How do you reckon Kenton Knepper's stuff,because personally i reckon Kenton's stuff is not as practical and fancy as larry becker's stuff.Looking forward to do some Derren brown's style mentalist rather than the wonder word (sometime it is not as practical as i tried,may be i am not pro enough to perform kenton's material,although so far i only have 7 deception).I like the effect of cold reading to add-in to my mentalist sometime to psy people out,so which cold reading is good.Do you recommend Ian Rowland's full fact of cold reading?


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