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Duplicity by John Bannon (Instant Download)

In their hands, multiple phases, building climaxes and here's the part we couldn't believe -- it's all examinable. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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Twisted Sisters is one of John Bannon’s most popular packet tricks. In Duplicity John applies that same clever thinking and three punch reveal only now it is completely examinable.

Here’s what happens:

A packet of four red cards and a packet of four blue cards are introduced to the audience. Your spectator is asked to imagine that each of those packets contain the aces while the cards are shown to be face down. When they are asked to think of just one of the aces it is shown to be face up in the packet. Not only is it face up, but it is also the only ace that is from the other packet of cards. It is shown to have swapped with the ace the performer was thinking of. The final kicker is that neither of the aces could have been secretly switched for any other because all the remaining cards are blank.

John Bannon teaches all the moves that you will need to do this simple but hard-hitting effect. This is Duplicity.

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Is this really possible - YES Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2020
This one bent my mind and after watching the trailer, it had me fooled. Imagine what this one will do to your spectators. There are only 8 cards used, no gaffed cards, nothing to make, add or take away. Yes, you will need to buy some blank cards if you don’t already own any. There is no reset, you can perform this again right way but not for the same audience.

How is it then possible? Well obviously I can’t tell you, but I can tell you that there is a very simple move that you probably already know or do and some slight of mouth. Great for strolling in any venue especially if you are performing table to table in a restaurant or bar. It can be done with out the use of a flat top surface, use a spectators hands as a table top.

This effect and move is very simple to learn, John does a great job of teaching this, it won’t take you long. This move if you don’t already know it is invaluable and very versatile, you can and will use and apply it to other card effects you will perform. I have to admit that the description is very accurate but if you saw the whole uncut performance you will probably figure it out or at least have a good idea. That being the case, I think that it is a little over priced at $9.95, maybe half the price would be suitable. The effect itself is worth 5 stars but gave it only 4 due to the price.
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It's Bannon - 'nuff said! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2020
The interesting thing about Bannon's Duplicity is it how it borrows from so many familiar routines, yet somehow this still retains its own "look".

It's that Bannon fella, I'm sure. His presentation is so low key its mesmerizing, and his explanation vid is equally subdued. Yet what Duplicity brings together is a culmination of stuff you may have seen before, though done in a way that pushes seemingly all choice on the spectator.

This is a John Bannon release. Just get it and thank me later.
Love it - can't wait to perform this.


NOTE: Priced at 9.95 this is an 'instant download', and does NOT include the cards you need to perform this routine. You may already own them - or you may not. So - if you don't then an additional purchase will be required.
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Wow! This is twisted. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2020
I am a huge fan of Twisted Sisters. It was one of the first things I ever learned and I still perform it today. This is a very similar effect performed in a very different way and I love it. You could even borrow a red deck and blue deck from somebody and do this effect with their cards (with some prep of course). I can't wait to perform this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2020
Super powerful magic trick which now ends completely clean! If you have ever hesitated doing Twisted Sisters because it doesn’t end clean, then this is 100% for you!

John Bannon’s card work is always deceptive and always a solid foundation on which to build a routine. That is front and center here as a perfect example. You end clean AND you end in highly visual, highly magical manner which you can color any way you want. Maybe you made the rest of the aces vanish. Maybe they were never there to begin with. OR, maybe there are other cards which play into your presentation.

This is a great routine for inspiring anyone to learn and perfect two very solid fundamental techniques in card magic. The payoff is eyepopping memorable magic.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2020
First, this is a download so no cards are provided, you need to provide your own 6 blank-faced cards. In a pinch you can use contrasting cards, say the J-Q-K of Diamonds and a black ace for each hand. It's still a surprise.

Second, there is one card move that is one of the first moves most of us learn. If you don't know it, it is taught very well here and you will use it a lot. If you do know it you should watch Mr Bannon's teaching of it anyway as he has some good tips.

Third, you have a little sleight of mouth to do which is also taught well.

This provides a great effect for a minimum amount of work. It seems a bit pricey but anything by John Bannon under 10 bucks is a good deal.
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All the elements you and your audience will love in one trick!

In the hands, yours and the spectator CHECK
Instant reset CHECK
Great for walk-around CHECK
Simple to carry CHECK
Multiple climaxes CHECK
Simple workings CHECK
Well taught CHECK
Improves yours understanding of core magical concepts CHECK
Great plot CHECK
Highly recommended CHECK
Get it! CHECK
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It is hard to add anything to what has already been said, this can come into any routine and with forward planning is strong enough to close a set, in the hands of the spectator, and can easily be modified by experienced table workers to have different outcomes on suits and values of cards to avoid spectators talking to each other and realising a similar outcome.
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John Bannon has created an updated version of his Twisted Sisters trick using 8 ungimmicked cards that can be completely examined at the end. What more could you want?

To perform this as shown you will need 6 blank cards, but you can use 6 Jokers instead (as in Twisted Sisters.)

John does a great job teaching the easy move required. If you don't already know it, you will definitely want to learn this move. It is used in many great packet tricks.

Highly recommended!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2020
If you do walk around close up, or want something that you can keep in your pocket. You might want to check out the latest release from John Bannon.

Cards are examinable at the end with an instant reset.
No gimmicked cards and just a little bit of sleight of hand.

If you've been doing card magic, you probably already know the move. If not, he give a great tutorial on it. You'll have this down in a couple of hours tops.
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Another Winner by Bannon! Report this review
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I own plenty of John's stuff and almost all of it is great. This one is no exception. In fact, it's one of his best!
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