Important Points

At all times regard the stand as just what it s-ams to be to .the spectators. There is no reason why they should suspect the stand, so don't give them cause to by suspicious handling of the stand.

Always check the stand before you use it to see that the holes and inclined track are clear of obstructions. Keep the viewing window clean so that the balls are clearly visible to you. If you wish to conceal the window for fear the spectators may detect it while they are removing cards from the stand, it- is a simple matter to lay something on the table (such as a pad or a deck of cards) so that the viewing window is perfectly concealed. Than when the time comss to glimpse the balls, just pick up the pad and note the order of the balls. Jot the order on the pad if you wish. You make it appear to the spectators as though y-u just picked up the pad so ycu could mark down each spectator's ne.lect5.on as you "receivedi: the impressions. With the deck of ESP or playing cards, your excuse for picking up the deck would be so that you can run through them, remove a card, and say to the spectator that this is the card he is holding. When the spectator displays his card it will be a duplicate of the one you removed froxa the deck. The same is carried out with the rest of the spectators.

Ycu receive an extra set of balls with the outfit. Cne of these may be used to check the incline of the otand. With the stand set up to perform place one of the extra balls on the top of the stand behind the cards, and using a ruler or straight piece of cardboard to keep the bail from dropping off, see if the ball will roll towards the right in the direction of the window. (You are standing behind the stand). If the ball does roll in that direction you are OK. If it does not roll in that direction or rolls the opposite way then it will be necessary to raise the left side of the stand slightly. This can best be done by placing say a match folder under the table cloth and resting the left edge of the stand on it. You could, if more conve" 1;-.t place s-rtaething under the table legs to give you the proper incline. It is best to check the stand this way before each performance since a.table may be tilting the wrong way and not be noticeable to the eye.

Jim Swoger, who has been having a lot of fun with i!Quantimental:i tells us that his favorite one person routine is to have a lone spectator place one card in each pocket designated by Jim. Each card is removed from the stand, at Jim's direction, studied a moment by the spectator and placed in the pocket Jim designates. Jim turns around and asks the spectator if he remembers which card is in which pocket. Usually the spectator only remembers one or two, which makes Jim's subsequent revelations extremely strong. Very Effective!i

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