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Someone who knows magic please explain to me how the f*ck someone pulled this off?
So as mentioned in the NYE thread, my better half and I went to the country club to ring in the new year. The theme was vegas and they did it up very nicely. As we're enjoying the prime rib, a magician comes up to our table and says "This is what I used to get my gig at The Bellagio."
He proceeds to offer me an IMAGINARY deck of cards and asks me to remove the IMAGINARY plastic wrapping before moving the imaginary cards from the imaginary box. He then asked me to remove the imaginary jokers and then pretend to shuffle the invisible deck three times which I did. He then told me to pull out one imaginary card, look at it, and then place it back in the deck face up without letting anyone else see it before putting the imaginary deck back in the imaginary box and resealing it with two imaginary rubber bands, one length wise and one width wise. Finally he asks me to place the imaginary deck of cards into his jacket pocket. I pretend to do all of this as the people at our table chuckled.
Here's where it gets crazy. The magician then asks me to tell the people at the table what my card was. I announce to everyone that my imaginary card was a 3 of Diamonds. The magician says that I made it too easy for him because I turned my imaginary card upside down before placing it back in the imaginary deck. He then proceeds to pull a REAL deck of cards out of the same jacket pocket, sealed with two REAL rubber bands and removes REAL cards from the box. He then fans the cards out and sure as shit, the one card that was turned upside down was the 3 of Diamonds.
So... HOW THE F*CK DID HE DO IT???
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If I tell you, I'll have to kill you....
Call me a relic, call me what you will,
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill....
Its not magic its ILLUSION
I think you mean illusion. A "trick" is something a whore does for money.
It's not a trick -- it's an ILLUSION!
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
But were the jokers in the deck?
He clearly has magical powers.
Lol the fact that 50% of the posts in this thread are Arrested Developments references just shows why the Suque is the best site on the internet
I actually know this trick and do it to people sometime - just have never seen it done with an imaginary deck angle . He used NLP on you (google it).
You can tell someone to imagine a card and motion with your hands while saying "picture the number at the top of the card, the middle of the card, and the bottom of the card" each while forming your hands in the shape of a diamond. This subconsciously points you to pick diamonds, and the fact that you are picturing "top, middle, bottom" points you to think of a "3". It works probably 40% of the time which is pretty good. He may have done this a different way than what I just described but I'm sure he did something along these lines.
Now if you didn't pick the 3 of diamonds, I'm positive the magician had a back-up trick he would go to that didn't involve the other deck with the 3 of diamonds flipped up already. You're welcome.
Here you go:
This post was edited by UMTerp 18 months ago
I get that he must have somehow planted that suggestion in my mind but I can tell you he didn't do any of what you described. He kind of made a big deal about the rubber bands before taking the cards out of the box and I assumed he was trying to avert my attention my making me focus on them.
He had no idea what your card was until you told him. He had every card stashed somewhere on his body, and subtly grabbed the right one, palmed it, and slipped it into the deck when he appeared to be straightening it before fanning it out.
The Magicians' Guild is not going to like this.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
When he pulled out the deck, did he hold it up high to show you the rubber bands were on it? That's when he grabbed his hidden card with his other hand.
This is not suggestion. It's an entry level magic trick involving a gimmicked deck. Not going to name the trick though because then everyone youtube's it and that takes the fun out of it.
he had 52 pockets in his jacket, each with a deck with a different card facing the other way
This post was edited by miniterp8982 18 months ago
Sorry to thread hijack but it looks like you got your answer. Anyhow, for those who enjoy magic, my wife found episodes on youtube where Penn & Teller host a British show for magicians - think American Idol for magicians. It's called "Fool Us". But, I'm surprised it wasn't done in the U.S. cause it's pretty entertaining.
Clearly subscribes to Poof!
this thread reminded me of this guy on the Penn and Teller show. just an amazing trick.
I had the opportunity to travel to London and present an effect for the dynamic duo, Penn & Teller in their show, Fool Us. Vegas baby ...
52 pockets, 52 decks. He just picks the pocket corresponding to the card. Pretty simple trick , really.
Edit - holy shit, miniterp read my mind 2 hours before I even saw this thread!
Great frickin trick!
This post was edited by SATerp 18 months ago
Not sure if you're serious but that's definitely not it. He had me put the imaginary deck in his jacket pocket before asking me which card it was and he removed the real deck from that same pocket. I can only assume he Jedi mind tricked me into saying 3 of Diamonds but I have no freaking idea how.
I told you above how it's done. It's a free choice of card. He has no idea what card will be "turned over" until you say it. It's a gimmicked deck.
Not 52 decks, just 52 individual cards stashed on his body. Then he grabs the right card (while you're looking at the rubber bands), and using slight of hand, slips it into the deck before fanning it out.
Actually, it could only be 13 cards, with a different suit printed on each corner, so he can select the suit by choosing the orientation of the deck or direction of fanning.
This post was edited by TerpBE 18 months ago
svengali deck fellas.
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