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Smart Ass (Props and DVD) by Bill Abbott - Trick
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You place a jumbo card face down on a chair without revealing it's identity.

A participant is invited to sit down on the mystery card and is shown a deck of shuffled playing cards. You explain that they will use their subconscious to deduce the identity of the jumbo card they are sitting on. The spectator cuts the deck into two piles and places them in either hand. They are asked to toss one half away and keep the other. After they do this they cut the remaining cards into two piles, holding one in each hand and they once again toss one pile away and keep the other. Down to the last few cards, the participant chooses one card, having the opportunity to change their mind several times. They make a final selection. With their final choice in hand the spectator stands and picks up the jumbo card, to find it matches their selection EXACTLY!

SMART ASS Considerations:

  • Perform SMART ASS close-up and surrounded.
  • Perform SMART ASS for large audiences.
  • SMART ASS packs small and plays big.
  • SMART ASS happens in their hands.
  • SMART ASS takes seconds to reset.
  • Perform SMART ASS naked (if you need to).
  • SMART ASS can be suitable for all ages.
  • SMART ASS uses no equivoque or magician's choice.
  • SMART ASS uses no switch of the jumbo card, deck or final selection.
  • SMART ASS uses any borrowed chair.

SMART ASS Package Includes:

  • Deck of specially constructed Bicycle brand playing cards.
  • Jumbo Card for final revelation.
  • A DVD that features...
    1. Performance of the routine.
    2. In-depth instruction of the routine and method.
    3. Professional scripts in PDF format that can be accessed by any PC or Mac.


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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 27th, 2011
IT is a good idea but in the video it is written "no force" and all the principle is based on the force...
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
AMAZING FORCE! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
This is the single cleanest card force I have ever seen. It works every single time and it seems like a totally free choice! I use it as a Mentalism effect, where I let the spectator themselves shuffle the cards, which makes them subconciously not suspect the deck.

The DVD is comprehencive and full of great performance ideas, as well as several scripts for you to use if you want inspiration.
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One of the best investments for your show. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I can't say enough good things about Bill Abbott's "Smart Ass". With the inexpensive price this trick really does pack small and play big. On the DVD Bill shows you different ways to perform it as well as some different routines to go along with it. There are some magic effects I rotate out of my magic shows especially if I know a lot of the audience has seen them before, but never this one. It goes in every single show. Its great for all ages from kids to adults. I promise you this one will get good reactions.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 26th, 2012
I just purchased Bill Abbott's "Stabbed and Shot," which reminded me that I never reviewed this one. I was sorry to see that this has been discontinued and hope that it is re-issued soon, as it's a great effect.

Just about every audience has seen the usual card trick where an audience member picks a card and the magician finds it in any number of ways. What makes this unique is that it's the magician who picks the card and the audience member who finds it. (Watch the demo and you'll see what I mean.)

Except for one small, easy (and I do mean easy) move, the trick is hands-off for the magician, and the audience member does all the work. I even took the audience member's seat and said that it was my magician's union break, while the audience member went through the motions. The audience loved it.

I'll let you know about Stabbed and Shot when I've had a chance to audience-test it. But since it's a Bill Abbott effect, I have no reason to doubt it's creativity and quality.
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