One Card Link

by Sixten Beme

I purchased Sixten Beme's "Complete Card Link" when it came out several years ago. Mr. Beme has revised the effect so that only one card is used. Here's what happens: The spectator selects a card from the deck (forced). A rectangle is torn from the center of this card, leaving just a frame. The center of this rectangular piece is also removed, turning it into a frame. The two frames are linking together, and, in this impossible position, the two frames are given to the spectator to examine. (Mr. Beme advises against giving the frames to the spectator as a souvenir, although that is what I used to do with the two card version.)

El Duco's Magic has released this effect in very nice format. You receive a 12 page, well illustrated instruction booklet which details all the moves, plus you also get a video tape which shows both the trick in performance and Mr. Beme doing the necessary preparation.

And it's the preparation part which makes this a less than real world trick. It takes a bit of time to prepare the card for this effect. Enough preparation that I don't think that you would use this in a walk-around or table-hopping situation. However, that doesn't mean that this trick isn't useful. Anyone who has done restaurants or hospitality suite work knows that every now and then a "hitter" comes into the room, and you really want to impress them. This is a great trick to do that, and that's how I used it years ago.

You should also know that there is some handling involved in this trick, but I would not classify it as a difficult routine. This is an amazing routine, El Duco is offering it in a way which makes it very easy to learn. I recommend it.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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