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20:20 by Oliver Clark The "Color Monte" for professionals!
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"If you're like me, you have performed the original Emerson & West "Color Monte" a thousand times. I know... why mess with it if it aint broke, right? Well, I'll tell you! I perform close-up in a lot of different places and, as much as I like the original trick, I would regularly find myself gigging in a bar with less than bright lights and it wasn't easy for the laypeeps to make out the difference between the "blue diamond" and the "red diamond." Also, even though I like packet tricks (small amount of cards + BIG punch!) sometimes when I would take out the Emerson & West cards people would immediately say they were "trick cards" either because of the back design or as soon as they saw "diamonds on blank-faced playing cards."

"But there is one more big reason I sweated and jammed for months trying to come up with an improved routine for the Monte original trick. For me, the whole "this guy I met" and "you owe me fourteen dollars" patter line always sounded a little corny. I bet with another performer it would probably fly, but with me the patter never really felt super comfortable or cool." -- Oliver Clark

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
20:20 is one of my favorite tricks. It packs small and plays big. I typically use this with kids, but works with adults too. The surprise ending always gets a laugh and is an easy way to add humor to a set. The card stock isn’t make great – in fact I wish it were the quality of bicycle cards, but they have held up fine. I bought a plastic packet trick wallet to keep them in.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 12th, 2013
I really like this. The only reason it loses a star is because the colours wear off on the backs of the other cards so a really observant spectator may notice the different backs, but no one has caught me out yet!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 30th, 2013
20:20 is a good trick and I like the script and style. I already knew the color monte trick before this and I like this routine more than it. However, the cards are not good for sleights or anything which is basically what this trick is.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 30th, 2012
The good news is the price is not too high. However, the cards are not a good quality. They don't have the slide and feel of playing cards, so they just don't handle well. The script is not bad, but frankly, I would have used something a little different with a different script. If you are not familiar with the basic moves for the "color monte", this is probably not a bad trick to purchase so you can learn those moves.
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