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Act surprised that the spectators don't seem too impressed and then slowly turn both cards around to show the matching faces, wait for the applause!

The effect appears to be over but you continue . .. ." Perhaps you are wondering why I was so pleased.when you selected the King of Hearts from this deck." point to the blank faced deck. "Simply there are no other cards in the deck!"

Flip the deck face up and ribbon-spread it to reveal all the blank faces.

"You might also be wondering why I was so amazed that you both selected the blue backed cards. This is simply because your card was the only blue backed card in this deck!" Pick up the Rainbow deck, flip if face down and spread it to show all the different back designs.

I usually perform a normal spread with the blank cards but completely wipe out the Rainbow deck so that they can see the design on the back of every card and no two cards have the same back designs except the chosen ones!

Editor

Gay prefers not to shuffle the decks before performance as this tends to slow down the pace of the routine and is not really necessary. You can of course work out your own false shuffles and apply them to each deck ... IF YOU MUST.

FANTASTIC ELASTICS El Duco

El Duco, who needs no further introduction, has very kindly given me permission to detail one of the two methods for performing his excellent marketed effect. Should you wish to add the effect, which comes complete with a fully illustrated 11 page booklet, to your collection . . . simply write to El Duco's magic, Box 31052, 20049 Malhio, Sweden and he'll forward you details of this and his other items.

Before we go any further you'll need to obtain three identical elastic bands of reasonable thickness. Cut one of the bands and Super-Glue it together again but first thread one of the other

two bands onto it so that the end result is a two band chain.

You'll also need a stiff piece of card and you're almost ready to perform but first wrap the bands around the card as depicted in Fig:l. Notice that the single band is at the bottom and the normal band of the chain is wrapped around the card at the top. The prepared band is held in place as shown but no stress is placed upon it.

NOTE. Never stretch the elastic with the joint!!

In the illustrations to follow the gimmicked elastic is depicted black so you can keep track of it.

Performance

With the elastics wrapped around the card and in your pocket, you can always get the right grasp on them prior to performance. Fig:2 shows how the card is held as you openly remove the lower elastic with your left hand. The elastic with the join is hidden in the right hand. Once the left hand has removed its elastic, it keeps hold of it as the right hand removes the other elastic from the card. Notice that the right thumb and forefinger grip has not changed throughout and the other elastic of .the chain is still within the right hand.

Fig:3 shows the removal of the upper elastic. Place the card to one side and hold both elastics shown in Fig:4. Hold the hands about 20cm apart over the table top. Sit calmly, leaning backward so that the distance between you and the table is 15-20cm. Don't lean forward over the table!

Now the left hand places its elastic between the right thumb and forefinger but make sure that it is placed behind the elastic previously held in the right hand. Fig:5 shows this position.

Remember that the single elastic is nearest you in Fig:5 and it is slightly to the left of the other one.

Now place your left forefinger through both elastics and you'll be in the position shown in Fig: 6. Check to make sure that the elastics are not twisted around each other. Stretch the elastics (Fig: 7) Note that the elastics are at the tip of your left forefinger but the single elastic is at the very tip!

Hold the elastics vertical between your hands and release your grasp with your right thumb and forefinger. At the same time, take hold of the elastic which is further up the left forefinger in Fig:7.

The result will be that the loose elastic shoots into your lap and in the same instant the other elastic from within your right hand will fall into the position shown in Fig:8.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

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