After a card has been «peeked» and controlled by your left pinky, which maintains a break below it, cover the deck with your right hand (deck face down), and extend your left pinky, making the corner of the peeked card stick out on the right. Perform the Perpendicular Control (TPC). The card ends up as in figure 6a. Bend the part of the card that is sticking out downwards with your left fingers (fig. 29). You can see the card's number and suit. Straighten out the card. Do the Perpendicular Control backwards, leaving the card squared up with the rest of the deck. At the same time, hand out the deck to be shuffled. You already know the card.
The deck should be flexible so that the card doesn't hold the bridge. Do it in humid conditions — if the air is too dry, the card will bend — with thin American cards or the thinnest 505's from Fournier. Also, try not to hold the card in bent position for more than a second, just long enough to look at it. Try to flatten it out with your left fingers as you release it. Another even more magical way to use this «glimpse»: a spectator shuf
fles the deck and places it behind his back. There, he removes any card, turns it over and places it into the center of the deck. He turns the whole packet over, brings it back out, and hands it to you. (There is an unknown card face down in the center of the face up deck). Pick up the deck. Spread it between your hands. One back will be seen among the faces. Close the spread and hold a SEP with your left pinky below the face down card. Perform the glimpse described above (TPC and bend and square up). Hand the deck to the spectator. Dramatically (after a suitable «parenthesis of forgetfulness», or «time misdirection») identify the card. If you have another deck, you can look for the matching card and secretly reverse it. Spread both decks and the face up cards match.
If you have a Brainwave («Invisible») Deck, show that the reversed card matches the one that you turned over «beforehand» in your deck. Of course, with the BW (Invisible) Deck, you don't have to know the name of the spectator's card beforehand. You can do it very directly and clearly, by having the spectator himself spread his deck, and remove and show the card that he turns over. Remove your Invisible Deck from the case, spread the cards and, what a coincidence, the same card is reversed in the center of your deck. (You pretend to reverse a card under the table before the spectator does the same with his deck).
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