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 Post subject: Invisible Deck: When People Won't Tell You Their Card
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:40 pm 
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What do you do with the Invisible Deck (or, really, in my case, Think-a-Card from AOA) when the person doesn't want to tell you their card?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:04 pm 
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Just walk away.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:22 am 
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Hit em'. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:34 am 
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Name any card. One in 52 times their jaw will drop. The other 51 times they tell you you where wrong and often name there actual card (if not you can ask "well, what was it then?"). You can then continue "Well, funnily enough in this deck I placed one card face up............"

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:41 am 
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name a commen card like the king or queen of diomands and their jaws will drop more often than one in 52 times


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:17 pm 
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I have several people tell me what the card is, ala Billy McComb. One tells what color it is, another tells what suit it is, another tells me if it's a high or low card, and one tells me what the value is. Works for me. Someone would look like a total jerk, not telling you what the card is, this way.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:16 am 
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I agree with Alan, it seems to be one of the best ways to do that. If you just ask someone to name a card, they can be hesitant, and I dont blame them, they're probably not used to seeing a card trick with the card named up front, if a jerk refuses to name a card, you could have someone else name a card, or move onto something else, or just handle the guy in a nice way but do whatever you have to get the show moving again. It is important to know that if you handle your audience properly, you can avoid these things from happening to the point where you never really have to worry about hecklers.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:50 am 
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I usually do it that way, the way Alan said, but if it's one on one, I just find any card and when they say it wasn't their card, I tell them they can't change their mind once I find the right card. It usually gets a laugh. One of the best presentations for this effect is on Bill Malone's On the Loose series.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:40 pm 
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I never perform the Invisible Deck one-on-one, just for standup performances. I do a mental selection with a regular deck for small groups, but not for one person. The same deck is used for other effects, also.

If I were performing for one person, I'd just do B'Wave or some other routine in which they don't have to be so cooperative.


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