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Can you used a borrowed and shuffled deck in Photographic?

Can you used a spectators deck, then directly have them shuffle it and still have the trick work? Or can you at least borrow a spectators deck set up the trick privately then allow them to shuffle the cards?

Asked at 12:36am on July 14th, 2014 by Pe2ramukm (3 karma)
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Preparation is not something you're going to be able to do while watched (or within a few seconds). A normal deck is used but prep is required, and any shuffles need to be controlled, i.e. not done by the spectator.

Answered at 08:14pm on July 14th, 2014 by OzFenric (16 karma)
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The spectator does indeed get to actually shuffle cards.

Hope this helps.


Answered at 10:44am on July 23rd, 2014 by MatthewJohnson (5 karma)
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Hi there! This trick is intended to be performed with a bicycle rider back deck with a small preparation which is meant to be done privately. The cards can be shuffled during the performance though and he explains a way that allows that :)

Answered at 09:58am on July 14th, 2014 by girspiggy (2214 karma)
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