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Countdown (Instant Download) This extremely commercial routine works well in any walk-around setting. The twist at the end will keep your spectators guessing. Highly Recommended!
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The spectator chooses a card. The card is lost in the pack. The spectator cuts the deck. You act as though he/she has cut to the selected card, but actually he/she has cut to another card. When you count down from that card you find the selected card.
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Easy to do! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 8th, 2014
Great trick and easy to do. This is a great effect for beginners just starting out in magic. It is not complex but yet deceptive. I love this one!
Ok for a beginner's trick Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 8th, 2010
Honestly, I wouldn't use this myself, because the methods are far too obvious for me. The location of the card is based on a very well-known beginner-level principle. And the force used to get the spectator to "cut" at the right spot, is a force I absolutely despise and would never use under any circumstances. But for a beginner, this isn't a bad routine.
My advice to a beginner who wants to add this trick to his repertoire: maintain the first half of the routine, in which you have the card selected and then locate it while thumbing though the deck. But for the second half, dispense with the "counting" aspect, but keep the part of the script in which you're telling the spectator to use his intuition to find the card. At the point, let him "find" it via a riffle force. In my mind, the impact is just as good, while avoiding that "other" force method.
An older trick Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
This trick has been around for a while but it still packs a kick. The trick really is 100% impromptu and the deck can be shuffled before hand by a spectator. Everything is so free for the spectator which makes it more realistic. The trick is pretty easy to do and it's great when you turn over the wrong card and they think they've stumped you but little do they know you're about to prove them wrong. This trick usually gets excellent reactions. If you are looking to add some more impromptu effects, pick this one up.
Not as easy as you think Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I am not a beginner by any means but I must admit - I have not successfully performed this trick for crowds bigger than 5-10 people. The amount of heat that is on you in the middle of this trick (without giving things away here) is massive. There's no sleight of hand, there's no gimmick - it's just you and your ability to multi-task. It's a good trick but, for me, I prefer tricks that I can perfect with my hands. Buy if you are up for the multi-tasking challenge!
It's a cool trick... if you can do 3 things at once... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 24th, 2008
Despite the reviews here, I actually had a hard time doing this trick. It doesn't require any sleight of hand, but it does require you to do several things at once. Without giving away the explanation, you have to find the spectators card, while pattering, while counting in your head, and all the while the spectator is watching you for any hint in your actions that you already know what their card is. I suppose it requires stronger acting skills than sleight of hand. For some reason, I can't do this one very fluentl. Although I've had some pretty stunning reactions when I did do it, the trick is quite difficult despite it not requiring any sleight of hand.
Great for beginners Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 18th, 2007
This is a simple and effective trick. Well worth it.
great trick! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2007
this is a great trick to do it is very immpromptu and seems to fool alot of people, the only reason i gave 4 stars was because one part were the cards match your count, dont always match your count and it can kinda mess you up. if that ever happens im sure you'll find a way to set it right, thats what i did when it happens. buy now!!!
Awesome Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2006
This is probably the best and easiest card tricks I perform. I did it at school and whenever someone asks me to do a card trick I do this one. Super easy to do and awesome.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 18th, 2006
This is a very easy but stunning. Great impromtu card trick I have shown my friends and family they all like it very much. ADD TO CART NOW!!!
lol, eazy! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 2nd, 2006
EAZY! This is extremely eazy! If you know how to do different card tricks you can figure it out though just by combinding different techniques! IT IS A GREAT TRICK FOR BEGINNERS!
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