A Nice Control
January 8, 2010 11 Comments
Don’t know the name of this but it’s a nice control I sometimes use. If anyone can tell me the original source I’d be eternally grateful. Deck is spread face up for spectator to touch a card – cards are squared but a break is held below the card. Execute a T.O pass as you ask the spectator how far down they think their card is. Card is now on top (or second/third/or bottom depending on where you took the break. The misdirection here is brilliant as you are asking a question which will inevitable cause them to look at you while you do the pass.
It fits nicely with an ambitious card routine as the card can be controlled to say third from top so you’re several steps ahead. This is probably not new to most of you but I hope some of you find a use for it.