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Europe's Famous Mechanical Royal Flush! A gambling routine where you remove a poker hand out of a pack of cards. The hand consists of a FOUR of a kind, with one ODD card. As the cards are held in a fan, you simply run a finger across the face of the fan and
The cards VISIBLEY CHANGE to a straight flush!
Precesion made in Europe. Bicycle Poker!
The card wizard fans the deck and removes five playing cards. He fans the five cards, showing them front and back. He runs a finger tip across the faces of the cards and suddenly they visibly turn into a run of five cards of the same suit in consecutive order: 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace. A Royal Flush, much desired by Poker players.
Once the cards have changed, each card is shown front and back and dropped on the table. The performer's hands are otherwise empty.
MAK Magic's 'Zapped' is supplied with specially gaffed Rider back poker cards and an instruction sheet that credits Paul Diamond and explains the simple setup and handling. The packet can be set and then added to a matching back deck of cards, ready to be removed, fanned and visibly change whenever you'd like. Once the knack is acquired of running a finger tip lightly across the fan, the illusion of the cards visibly changing is quite magical.
By removing the cards from a deck and then returning them after the effect, the fact that the cards can't be examined shouldn't be an issue. This, combined with the apparently casual display of each card front and back after the change, should sell the effect.
The mechanics used with the Zapped cards has proven itself over time to be simple and functional. The supplied cards are constructed in a neat and fairly imperceptible fashion. Handled with a reasonable amount of care they should continue to look like cards from a new deck for some time.
Zapped can certainly be used as a stand alone watch this card effect, but it is more effective as a kicker ending for another effect. Exactly how its presented is up to the individual performer, the magic of Zapped being that it creates a very startling illusion that couldn't be worked without the supplied cards.
Although not mentioned in the instructions, the Zapped cards could also be used in a Three Card Monte routine where the middle card of the three visibly changes from one card to another, which would no doubt convince those watching that Monte is hardly a game of chance.
-- Robinson All Magic Review http://allmagic.com/allmagicreviews/