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Happy Travels by Rick Lax (Instant Download) A chosen card JUMPS from pocket to pocket. NO PALMING! DOWNLOAD INSTANTLY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Really easy to do, really hard to figure out. You’ll be fooling people with Happy Travels in no time. The plot is simple…but the method is diabolical.

Here’s how it looks: You remove the deck from the box and show that every card is different. Then you return half the deck to the box.

You turn around and tell your spectator to shuffle the remaining 26 cards and then pick one.

“I want you to put your card back in the pack,” you say, “but not the pack it came from; put it in the middle of the cards in the card box.”

After that’s done, you turn back around.

The box goes in your right pocket and the leftover cards go in your left. A couple seconds later…you not only reveal the spectator’s card by name, you show that IT’S JUMPED FROM POCKET TO POCKET, from the boxed packet to the unboxed packet. You pull out the unboxed stack and spread the cards to prove it.

Thanks to Justin Flom and Jon Armstrong. Credits to Flom, Annemann, and Tannen’s.

WARNING: Justin Flom loves this trick and he’s going to be lecturing on it soon. So if you want to perform it before anyone else, get the download and see what all the fuss is about.

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13 of 13 magicians found the following review helpful:
Anyone can perform this! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 16th, 2013
note: I'm not listed as a verified buyer because I bought this download off another magic website, not realizing it was also on Penguin.

This is so easy to perform. It involves NO PALMING or other sleight of hand (I don't consider the natural handling of the cards necessary for the trick as sleight of hand), and very importantly, as many may be wondering -- NO MISDIRECTION!

The catch for a perfect trick that is so easy to perform is that the deck is gimmicked, which really doesn't give anything away (The spectator is handling the cards while your back is turned, and you still have nothing to worry about!) The jump cuts in the video are not significant (remember, this trick has no misdirection to compensate for); if the demo fooled you, I promise this would fool you live.

I only give it four stars because I'm a stickler for impromptu magic, and like to do magic with other people's cards (Bicycle only :)

Is this instructional worth $10? -- Absolutely. Rick also explains WHY this trick is so difficult to debunk. This fools magicians. Grab it.
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4 of 6 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 19th, 2013
I was going to finally taper off buying so much new stuff from Penguin, but then I saw this trailer and for under $10 had to go for it. Boy was that a good $10 spent, for a real worker. I got the download last night and set up the trick for myself immediately and it's going right into my walkaround repertoire. Watch the trailer, this is as powerful and easy to do as it looks, you can concentrate nearly all your efforts on your individual presentation. This may be one of the best new card tricks I've seen in a long time, and the result is different every time. Reset in seconds and you're ready to repeat it. Well thought out and well taught, and well worth it.
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3 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
not as good as it looks Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 30th, 2013
This trick is a nice trick.
But the video is very misleading.

There is one part in the video, which actually convinced me to buy it, which is very misleading.
The chosen card, the ace of hearts, appears to jump to the other pocket and it is on the bottom of the deck in the video.
This makes the reveal very sweet.
when performing the trick, the card will NOT be on the bottom of the deck but somewhere in the middle.

When the card is on the bottom your audience will know you placed it there. when it is somewhere in the middle the audience will start figuring things out.

The trick is not as powerfull as the video makes it look.

The trick also uses gaffed cards.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
again simply amazing Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 18th, 2013
this effect fits my style and my repertoire very well.

i personally do not mind having gaffed stuff. and if in any way there is a need to give things for examination i somehow find my way so that they feel that it is ok.

this method is very clever and i do believe that even magician can get fooled by this effect.

once again Rick does a great job explaining every thing into details and you can easily just catch up and start performing this effect right away.....

i do recommend this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 22nd, 2015
Took very little time to whip up the gimmick and then some time to work on the presentation. Started blowing minds right away with this. This one is diabolical in it's workings and there is nothing hard at all about performing it. In case you are wondering about being able to bring the selected card right out of your pocket this is not explained on the video but it is possible to do with a little more work. I'll put my idea up in the discussion area.
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Fun and visual card to other location! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2015
The setup takes a little while but worth it in the end to do this visual self working trick. To be honest, I do prefer Extractor for card to impossible location as there are more than one place where the card can end up, and you can sign the chosen card, and you can't do that with happy travels. But it's still a great trick and much cheaper than Extractor's price tag. And with no difficult sleights, just practise the handling and be aware of your angles, and you have a great trick!
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BUY IT!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 31st, 2014
I purchased this effect a while back and I have performed it several times. It has completely fooled everyone I have performed it for! I highly recommend it for anyone who wants an opening card trick that will allow you to break the ice by performing something that totally blows people away without having to do any difficult slights at all. It allows you to do an undetectable deck switch at the end so you end completely clean, or you can bring out a stacked deck without any fear of being caught. Don't think about it, just buy it already!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 30th, 2014
happy magician!!!!! wow what a trick. soooo easy so convincing , very well taught as always by rick. highly reccommend
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HAHAHAHA! So genious Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 12th, 2014
I was literally laughing because the method was so clever and Rick obviously during the video was so excited that he was practically acting like an excited kid because he came up with something he knew was really clever.

Two words

GET IT!
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Simple to perform yet Amusing to audience Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 3rd, 2014
Requires some simple preparation to make the gimmick. Can be done within 10 minutes. Love the effect of how it combines with other effects. Really good purchase!
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