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The movers and shakers of this world know that Michael Close is one of our best! In this volume, Michael reveals more of the secret ingredients that go into every one of these tasty treats. They may not be genuine miracles, but they're...very...very...close!
Includes: Red Blue Mama Fooler -
This trick has a strange name, but the effect is killer. The audience decides on the name of any card. A red-backed deck is spread; there is one blue backed card in the deck. It is the named card. For a kicker, a blue-backed deck is spread. There is only one red-backed card in it. It is also the named card.
The Wishing Trick -
This is the trick Michael Close developed to help him become comfortable using a memorized deck. The routine is charming and you will learn important techniques for the memorized deck.
The Haunted Deck -
Anyone names any card. Without any overt manipulation, the deck cuts itself at the named card. This is another memorized deck trick, but it can also be done without the memorized deck. In addition, Michael has added a visual touch that makes it look as if the deck is alive.
Reverse Logic -
Here's the perfect card routine for strolling performers: a series of baffling card reversals. Because the routine is modular, you can stop at any point and still have a strong ending.
26 Cents Worth of Change -
This routine is a rarity in magic: a truly impromptu coin trick. Two dimes go through a series of logical changes, ending up with the magician holding only a penny. This is another excellent strolling routine.
Flying Home -
This is Michael Close's routine for the classic "Homing Card" effect. A signed card flies to the pocket two times. As a kicker, the entire deck flies to the pocket, except for the signed card.