A Useful Procedure To Know
October 20, 2010 3 Comments
An old Ed Marlo idea. He uses this in a DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND effect buried somewhere in ‘The New Tops’ magazine. I later saw it described by Gregg Webb in one of his brilliant magazines…
Have an ace (say the AH) on the bottom of the deck as a key card. Have a card selected and cut the deck for the return of the card. The AH is now above the selected card.
Say you need the 4 aces for this effect. Run through the deck and withdraw the AH from the deck and throw to the table – at the same time you cut the selected card to the top of the deck. Run through the deck again and throw out the other three aces to the table…
That is it. The idea here is that in any effect involving a 4-of-a-kind and a selected card, you can use this procedure to save you the bother of having to control the selected card to the top of the deck. This throws off any magicians watching (and makes your magic look cleaner).