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French Kiss by Wayne Houchin (Instant Download)

The spectator's SIGNED, selected card changes places with another - all while securely held in the spectator's mouth.
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From Wayne Houchin, renowned performer, creator, and star of Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic.

In 2002, Wayne Houchin developed a unique card transposition effect. He called it French Kiss, and in 2009, he published the basic handling. Since then, it has become one of the most popular effects in card magic.

Your spectator is asked to select and sign a card at random. Their signed card is folded and held securely between their lips. You select a card as well, sign it, and place it in your mouth. Somehow, impossibly - the cards switch places. Your signed card ends up in their mouth. Their signed card ends up in your mouth.

It’s been called the most intimate effect in magic. Performed around the world by notable magicians like Cyril Takayama, Yif, Joshua Jay, Dynamo, & Dan White.

Refined and perfected over thousands of live performances. In addition to the basic effect, learn innovative variations including an all-new French Notepad Routine. Includes the original masterpiece and NEW applications.

30 minutes of instruction + Multiple Live Performances

Get a rare glimpse of Wayne Houchin performing his creation with additional voice-overs highlighting key moments of each presentation. Wayne shares his thoughts on magic - and how to maximize your reactions.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 8th, 2015
Just purchased FRENCH KISS and all I can say is BRILLIANT! This is probably the first trick I have purchased that I feel 100% confident performing in front of several people with out the fear of messing up just days after buying it. It does require a little practice on steps but it's super easy to perform. Wayne explains every step very professionaly and slowly. My top hat off to Wayne and FRENCK KISS!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 26th, 2016
At least 75% of the time a trick is requested, it's this one. This is the trick everyone remembers me for, whenever I'm introduced as a magician they almost always tell the person of the time I did this trick. While not impromptu, you can set it up if you have 10 seconds to yourself, and if you're really good as far as cards go you can actually have it set up in advance to repeat the trick. I once had to do this trick 6 times in a row at a large party as one person kept grabbing new people to see it. I know I was breaking one of the most important rules of magic, performing the same trick for the same audience, but I couldnt resist. Two caveats: first, I have had some audience members figure out the trick, as it's not overly complicated, but almost every time the crowd explains why they didnt get it right (even though they did) and they end up looking like idiots. Second, this trick involves very basic slight of hand, sleights every magician should know, but probably the most common sleights magicians avoid. So, any intermediate or advanced magicians need to get this trick, any beginner magicians need to get Born To Perform by Oz Pearlman and then get this trick.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 20th, 2014
I've wanted to learn this effect since I saw the art of magic a few years back. I'm finally glad I got to pick it up in download form for instant views. the method is great and the teaching is very clear. He shows performance than instruction back to commentary performance so you can hear him explain everything during the routine. He's done this teaching style in other effects as well. Wayne is a great teacher and I have several of his effects. This is worth the money. Very easy and extremely practical. I performed this right away and got a really great reaction. This is going directly into my repertoire.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 3rd, 2017
This is one of my favorite go to tricks I have. Simple and easy but a mind blower. TIP Keep the signed card for your next deck to use. Saves you on ruining more cards.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 3rd, 2014
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This is the very first effect I have purchased by Wayne Houchin. After watching the trailer once I knew the mechanics of the trick. I've been playing around with magic since 77, so very familiar with most sleights. If you are a fairly serious card handler, you will already know the sleights that Wayne uses for this beautiful piece of magic. Mr Houchin has basically taken a classic effect to a higher level. I purchased the download mainly because I wanted to see and hear Wayne's approach and his tips and extra touches. I've never been very good at the sleight he uses, so now I have motivation to really practice it. I will definitely now master the sleight required to perform this masterpiece. Excellent job Mr. Houchin. I'm very pleased with this purchase and look forward to purchasing some of our other effects. I especially liked the version with an ordinary small pad. The only downside to this is that you can't do it in a walkaround venue as there is a little setup involved in both cases, but at the right time, as a one time piece of magic, it will fry your audience. It's not impromptu, but it IS powerful. I think I like the routine with the 'pad' more than with the cards. It seems more impromptu. Well done Wayne. Highly recommended.
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Great Idea but Contact Superior Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 17th, 2017
Intimate transposition with a card is a great idea but Rich Lax's Contact accomplishes same effect with 1 card in more straight forward manner. And there is no need to turn cards off the top of the deck...just straightforward handling.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 7th, 2016
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Like most Magi, I hate to pay full price for something if I don't have to, but I try to support my local brick and mortar magic shop as well as visiting lecturer's when I can. Wayne came and lectured to our group and incidentally, his talk was full of very clever and reaction getting ideas. He is very gifted at simplifying miracles! I purchased this for full price at his lecture and I am not disappointed. This is a "go to" trick and the reactions I get from this are phenomenal. The execution is minimally knacky and is easy to learn, but the tips he gives makes it very simple to perform. Similar effects have been done with cards for decades but he has transitioned this over to a simple notepad, which breaks up the monotony for your audience. Refills you can purchase for a dollar or two if you don't have small spiral bowel pads and paper laying around your house! It plays just as it looks. If you like it, buy it! Highly recommended
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 21st, 2014
The explanation is fairly basic, I actually quite like the pad idea. The real value lies in the subtleties and the nuances, which Wayne goes over at the end. Don't expect any revolutionary handlings, but watching Wayne perform this will improve your own performance!

If you don't know this effect, BUY IT without thinking about it, it's one of the strongest card tricks available.
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Included Notepad Trick Should Not be Overlooked Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 22nd, 2019
The card effect is a great idea...But, I really like the second included effect using a portable notepad...That seems like a nice effect without having to do another card trick.
The explanation is very well done. I went to Staples, bought some notepads and pens. I really enjoy performing this and it seems quite impromptu.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 4th, 2018
So nice! Do it with respect and love for the art.
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