So after doing some serious researching on find the right Torn and Restored Card effect, that fits my style.
I have looked up the items that were posted above by other helpful forum members, but I had a hard time finding them or from someplace that I have not yet ordered from. So here is what I've come up with, these will be the two effects I'll buy first, and practice them until I can do them blind folded.
Here is the short list:
#1 - MAKING AMMENDS by Wayne Fox DVD - $25.95
Do you like 'T n R' effects but the performing environment will not allow the long piece by piece routines? Are you concerned about how angles will work? Well, now at last, with 'Make Amends' the spectator signs a playing card that gets torn into quarters and placed in a pile on the table. The magician now taps the corner of the card box on the pieces and INSTANTLY the card restores. The box and signed card are left on the table to be examined. With many varied ways of performing the effect, you are even able to execute the restoration in the SPECTATORS HANDS. Once again, Wayne Fox has taken a classic effect of magic and changed it to suit a working environment. This more accessible method allows the freedom you need to concentrate on making the effect unique to you.
• A genuinely free choice of card!
• The card is shown in four separate pieces!
• No long piece by piece routine!
• No angles to worry about!
• Instant repeat!
• Perform surrounded!
• No set up!
• Ends clean with everything examinable before and after!
• All props supplied, complete with instructional DVD!
Running Time Approximately: 48mins
#2 - TORN DVD by Daniel Garcia - $33.50
Imagine ripping a signed card into four pieces. Then, as slowly and fairly as possible, you take two of the pieces and simply touch them together at the corners. They fuse rejoining together and visibly restoring. The process is repeated for the third and fourth corners, enacting a complete restoration of the SIGNED, freely selected card. If you are considering buying ANY magic DVD in the next few months, you need to put Torn at the top of your list. You will NOT be disappointed.
So I figured since these aren't too expensive, I'd purchase them both and see which one would get the better reaction. And then the one with the most reaction, I'll use more frequently, while the other I will use to have some variety.
What does everyone think, sound like a good idea?