Click to enlarge FREE AS A BIRD:
This effect is a two card discovery that I find quite effective. It uses the Hamilton/Finnell Free Cut Principle - a visual deception of the highest order.
The trick that follows is a simple, yet effective, royal marriages effect using the Rusduck Stay Stack principle. A Stay Stack is a mirror stack that retains its properties after certain shuffling.
A chosen card is found using three unknown numbers. This uses the Norman Gilbreath Principle. Before commencing set your pack with the colours alternating.
THE MILKING WAY:
What follows is packet version of Paul Curry’s "Power of Thought."
Two cards are very fairly selected and lost into the pack. The first card is found by mental effort - the second selection is found by stabbing the first into the pack.
This is a very easy approach to the Fulves "Universal Card" plot. Here, a black Jack takes on the image of an Ace, Two and Three. Finally the Ace, Two and Three change into the other three Jacks.
Two cards are selected then returned to the deck. You now remove the Ace, Two and Three of Clubs and, after a demonstration of their powers, they ensnare both selections.
A simple red black alternating stack can be a very potent weapon. The following multiple card location is an example of how this simple set-up can be used to good effect.
An elaboration on the classic ‘Do As I Do‘ effect.
Here’s another trick using a Stay Stack. Inspired by ‘Wedluck’, this is different effect.
THE PARTY’S OVER:
The effect is that of Bob Hummer "18 Card Mystery," but with a new approach to the displacement.
ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO:
A coincidence effect with two spectators doing all the work! The second phase of this trick is based on a previous effect of mine called ‘Ethos.’
Simply stated, the two red Aces find two previously chosen cards.
A TWISTED TALE:
This is a combination of Vernon’s ‘Twisting the Aces’ and the ‘Hofzinser Card Problem.’ The original version of this appeared in Abacus.
A simple two card sandwich trick suddenly develops into a full-blown Collectors effect.
THE COUNCIL OF 9:
The following effect is a simple card discovery where a spectator finds his own card without knowing quite how.
Without asking questions you divine the name of a card that a spectator has thought of.