New Hue View

An outgrowth from a previous effect of mine called A Piece of Fred that appeared in Obsession. Both this and the previous effect are inspired by an, as yet, unpublished Fred Robinson concept along with a Charles Jordan Riffle Shuffle principle. This is better performed for other magicians. Set the deck as follows 13 reds 13 blacks 13 reds 13 blacks. We'll assume the upper quarter is red, but it doesn't matter in performance if the blocks alternate in reverse. 1. Begin by cutting the deck at the...

Suit Yourself

A variation on Roy Walton's Suit Yourself (Devil's Playthings and Complete Walton Vol.1). Roy based his trick on Karl Fulves' Self-Duplicating Set-up (Epilogue -also see Replica Poker, More Self-working Card Tricks). The following offers a way to perform Roy's trick with a rotational stack that can be cut by the audience. 1. Remove 16 cards that rotate with the four suits repeated, for example 2. Give the packet, with the faces upwards, to a spectator and ask him to give it a few cuts, then to...

Mini Hellraiser

A fast moving Elevator routine that finishes in the hands of a spectator. This is a short version of my Hellraiser routine from Obsession and is useful where no table top is available. See Effortless Card Magic for further Hellraiser thoughts. The elevator plot was developed by Ed Marlo. 1. Remove the A, 2 and 3 of any one suit and place them face up on a spectator's outstretched hand. The cards should be in order with the Ace showing at the face. Now remove the two black Kings then place the...

Between Queens Dark Places

The two black Queens are placed together face up in the deck. The deck is flipped face up and spectators remember both the face card and the card at the rear. The deck is turned face down and immediately spread, revealing one face down card is now caught between the Queens. This is one of the selections. The other selection is brought out your pocket. 1. Remove the two black Queens and obtain a break under the top two cards of the deck. Place the Queens face up on top and lift off all four...