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 Post subject: What trick is at the open of his TV SHow?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 4:12 am 
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I know I asked this on general board already but:

At the open of his TV special, he flips through a deck of cards
and ask you to choose one. My wife and I both chose
the four of hearts and it was correct.

Is this just a special deck or what he uses?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 8:25 am 
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No, it is not a special deck. It uses a regular deck of 52 playing cards. If you have the video of David Blaine performing this, try putting the speed in slow motion when he flips through the cards. You can probably tell how it was done by then. It is kind of like a psychological trick. PM me if you dont understand.


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the cards are gimmiked.


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Please.... the cards aren't gimmicked in any way. I think the explanation is fairly obvious. Think about it: watch it several times; why do you always just see one card and only that card? I think the answer is fairly straightforward. It is a mental force, Ray Kosby uses it in Impossible Card Magic. It's a pyschological thing. It can be done with any deck.


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It is done with a single gimmicked card. That's how blaine did it, and that's how everyone I have ever met that is good with cards does it.

You can also do it a way without a gimmicked card, but it isn't anywhere near 100%. It's probably the way most of you first thought it was done, I know it's the first thing I thought.


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There are several ways to do a thought force in the same manner that David had performed. Both gimmick and non-gimmick...

One is obviously harder than the other.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:53 am 
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Been working on it and did watch it on CD Rom a number of times.
Still not 100 percent yet:(


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Shibaz wrote:
It is done with a single gimmicked card. That's how blaine did it, and that's how everyone I have ever met that is good with cards does it.

You can also do it a way without a gimmicked card, but it isn't anywhere near 100%. It's probably the way most of you first thought it was done, I know it's the first thing I thought.


I don't want to turn this into a debate, but no, Blaine did it with a normal deck of cards, doing it with a gimmicked card is redundant. I've never ever seen anyone do this with a gimmicked card unless they are using a forcing deck, that is.

Watch it several times. It is a mental force. I think it was called the Optical Riffle Force. It's a fact that when you riffle a deck of cards, you slow down right at the very end.

When I perform this mental force, I have never had anyone tell me that they saw a different card. So, to me, it is 100% accurate - technically, it isn't, but when i perform it, and I've used a mental force thousands of times - it has never failed. Not to sound arrogant or anything.


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the trick is called a snap change and no there is no gimmicks
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You can do the trick both gimmicked and non-gimmicked. Honestly, arguing about it is dumb being that none of us are going to know whether the one card in the deck was gimmicked or not. It's not like you can tell. LOL.


I think forever it will be DB only who truly knows. Who cares anyway?


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i do


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be quiet i am trying to read :!: :evil:


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lfkwee wrote:
Shibaz wrote:
It is done with a single gimmicked card. That's how blaine did it, and that's how everyone I have ever met that is good with cards does it.

You can also do it a way without a gimmicked card, but it isn't anywhere near 100%. It's probably the way most of you first thought it was done, I know it's the first thing I thought.


I don't want to turn this into a debate, but no, Blaine did it with a normal deck of cards, doing it with a gimmicked card is redundant. I've never ever seen anyone do this with a gimmicked card unless they are using a forcing deck, that is.

Watch it several times. It is a mental force. I think it was called the Optical Riffle Force. It's a fact that when you riffle a deck of cards, you slow down right at the very end.

When I perform this mental force, I have never had anyone tell me that they saw a different card. So, to me, it is 100% accurate - technically, it isn't, but when i perform it, and I've used a mental force thousands of times - it has never failed. Not to sound arrogant or anything.


Shibaz is right, Blaine does do the trick with a gimmiked card. He tells of the non-gimmiked way in his book, but that is not the one he performs on his show.


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 Post subject: Force of Thought
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:09 am 
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Read a good review on FORCE OF THOUGHT deck by Charles Reynolds and this is on my wish list.......

Does anyone know anything about Force of THought? Details said spec sees TWO cards, wondering if it can be done with just ONE like Blaine did with 4H. Also you can use this on two spec at one time "seeing" different cards.

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cowboy4ever wrote:
lfkwee wrote:
Shibaz wrote:
It is done with a single gimmicked card. That's how blaine did it, and that's how everyone I have ever met that is good with cards does it.

You can also do it a way without a gimmicked card, but it isn't anywhere near 100%. It's probably the way most of you first thought it was done, I know it's the first thing I thought.


I don't want to turn this into a debate, but no, Blaine did it with a normal deck of cards, doing it with a gimmicked card is redundant. I've never ever seen anyone do this with a gimmicked card unless they are using a forcing deck, that is.

Watch it several times. It is a mental force. I think it was called the Optical Riffle Force. It's a fact that when you riffle a deck of cards, you slow down right at the very end.

When I perform this mental force, I have never had anyone tell me that they saw a different card. So, to me, it is 100% accurate - technically, it isn't, but when i perform it, and I've used a mental force thousands of times - it has never failed. Not to sound arrogant or anything.


Shibaz is right, Blaine does do the trick with a gimmiked card. He tells of the non-gimmiked way in his book, but that is not the one he performs on his show.


He doesn't teach any method of the force in his book. This can go on forever... as B_Magic said, only DB will know... but I still stick to my decision that he didn't use a gimmicked deck. THink for yourselves, people.


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