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 Post subject: how do i save myself???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:11 pm 
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Okay there was one time...actually a couple of times where i was doing a card trick, that i can do any other time perfectly, in front of my friends and i reliezed i messed up. They had no clue i messed up. But i didnt know how to get out of it and it ended up showing a DL and it killed the routine. Any ideas on how tosave myself or how to go into another trick if i mess up? It doesnt really matter what the trick or routine is i just want back up tricks or someway to still pull off a trick without them knowing i messed up.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:09 pm 
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The Invisible Deck is a good "out" for many card tricks. If you lose track of their card, don't know what it is, just shuffle a couple of times, cut the card and reveal -- the wrong one. (Or you may get lucky at this point an land on the right card. Take a bow and don't let on that you couldn't do it again to save your life!) If it is the wrong one, ask the spec to name the card. Whip out the Invisible Deck, say, "Last night while I was practicing, I had the weirdest feeling about that very card! So I put it in this deck, face down. It must have been a premonition that you would pict that one particular card. Here, I'll show you," cleanly show that their card is the only face-down card in the face-up deck, and you've recovered!

You can't do that too often, and not more than once in one show, so practice until you don't mess up. Actually, you should always practice until you can't get it wrong before performing. Then you'll only need this escape clause in really rare events that are beyond your control.

Robert V Frazier


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:48 pm 
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This is why you should work on outs for your tricks. Consider what you would do at any given point in your routine where something would go wrong.

Also, many methods, like key cards, crimps, and forces can be used to save you from disasters.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:08 am 
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The number one rule, dont mess up. You should have your tricks perfect before you perform them. I dont show any card tricks until I feel comfortable. One thing I do to make sure I remember everything is to, when I am sitting down somewhere quiet, think about the whole trick and everything you have to do but dont use the deck.
I also go through the trick with the deck and do it as the spectator would think I am doing. So dont do a DL but only lift the top card. Ofcourse you wont be able to do the whole trick correctly. So you should be doing the trick from the spectators point of view. Then do the trick with all of the sleights in a mirror and see if it looks natural from the spectators point of view.
Dont just go out and do a trick if you dont think that you are ready.
-Tyler


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:02 am 
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okay i think i didnt word it right. See the tricks that i do i know and i am comfortable with them. i have done them all enough and i really only show my tricks to my friends who do magic with me. i have only done it once or twice with other people n school and stuff and i havent essed up. i jsut wanted to know these just for backup. these ideas have helped. just wanted information thats all.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:40 pm 
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Robert I like your idea thats great


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