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Here is a trick I really like from JawDroppers Two!
In the video I errantly refer to it as Easy Revelation. The correct title is Easy Prediction and it is Harry's variation of a Richard Vollmer idea. As usual, Mr. Lorayne credits his inspiration at the beginning of the written description.
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Loved it, what a fantastic trick. Magicfish, great job.
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Sweet! Nice work Magicfish!
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Nice.
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You have great taste, magicfish!

Here’s is another thread where some additional thoughts were shared regarding this JawDropper.

http://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/easy-prediction-by-vollmer-bof-3-7928339?highlight=vollmer

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   So what in the world are those of you who don't have JAW DROPPERS TWO waiting for!?  Don't be one of the quite a few who keep calling/emailing begging for a copy of JAW DROPPERS ONE which is completely sold out. JAW DROPPERS TWO is heading in that direction.
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     I see some doing actually "selling" here on the forum. So, I'm going to do the same which may make it easier for you. 

 For Sale:
         JAW DROPPERS TWO - $87.90 within the U.S.A. --- $111.95 out of U.S.A.  And you can PayPal directly to this email address:
harrylorayne@earthlink.net. Oh, okay, special for members of this forum - take 10% off those totals. PayPal as a "Personal Payment," if possible. If you do, be sure to include your mailing address and be sure to say if you want the book autographed. I'm standing by!!
      PS: If you want to purchase another one of my still-available books at the same time, email me for special price. HL.

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Nice, Magifish!  Thanks for sharing that.  Great trick, Harry!  Love the extra "kicker" ending.
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    There are many other "great tricks" in the book. Still standing by!!
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You have great taste, magicfish!

Here’s is another thread where some additional thoughts were shared regarding this JawDropper.

http://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/easy-prediction-by-vollmer-bof-3-7928339?highlight=vollmer

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Ditto Rudy! I Love this Lorayne treatment. Vollmer's original is one heck of an impromptu trick as well.
Very cool that we both recorded ourselves doing the same trick.
We should do it again sometime.
A head to head Lorayne-off!
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Oh, I like that...nice job.
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Thanks so much Logan.
It was so weird. I was reading JawDroppers Two in the afternoon on my day off. I read the trick And, as I've described before, I stopped and closed the book and pondered awhile.
Later I was renovating my basement and suddenly the trick came into my head.
I put down my tools, picked my deck, and shot the video.
Sublime.
Very few authors are capable of this clarity of instruction.
Harry Lorayne is the best author in magic history for this reason- and many others.
P.s. Even that last hyphen I owe to you Harry! [wink]
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D**n, that's a good trick.
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I love tricks where you have no idea how it works and don't want to know how it works. 
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Well; guess most here don't want to read the good stuff!!  No reaction at all to my discount offer for JAW DROPPERS TWO, so might as well rescind that offer.
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Well; guess most here don't want to read the good stuff!!  No reaction at all to my discount offer for JAW DROPPERS TWO, so might as well rescind that offer.

Perhaps it's a just matter of simple home economics.
I can't afford every book (everything) I'd like and shipping costs from the States to the UK (and vice-versa) are an abomination.
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   Of course. It's a matter of selection and a matter of saving your money for that selection. I'm well aware of it, my friend. When I first became interested in magic - I had to save pennies in order buy anything. Just be careful of your selections. 
   
Coincidentally, I just, minutes ago, received an email asking if I could put a copy of JAW DROPPERS TWO aside for him until he has the money for it - and would I please let him deduct that 10%. Of course I put a copy aside for him.
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      PS: That "please hold a copy for me" request was from an out-of-U.S.A. person.
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   Of course. It's a matter of selection and a matter of saving your money for that selection. I'm well aware of it, my friend. When I first became interested in magic - I had to save pennies in order buy anything. Just be careful of your selections. 
   
Coincidentally, I just, minutes ago, received an email asking if I could put a copy of JAW DROPPERS TWO aside for him until he has the money for it - and would I please let him deduct that 10%. Of course I put a copy aside for him.


Too true.  I actually had a rather tough choice to make when Jaw Droppers Two came out, between grabbing that or Classic Collection Volume 5.  Even with the fantastic price you were offering, the shipping costs were just too much, and I ended up having to pick Jaw Droppers 2, even though it was the pricier item.  I think I made the right choice in the end.  Great book.
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Harry….

I don’t want to get all "Four Yorkshiremen" here

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But I’ve been careful of my selections all my life. Had to be.

I’m not as old as you, but my parents, had they lived, would have been your age. When they met and got married they didn’t have two h’apennies to rub together. Even less when me and my brothers came along. Scrimping and saving was a way of life for them and their contemporaries. And their kids.

I delivered papers, groceries, worked on the market and saved pennies where I could, but mostly they were needed elsewhere. Like today.

I never managed to save up enough for "Close-Up Card Magic," it was far too expensive. But when a second-hand copy was advertised in Abra, I grabbed it. Actually it came with a bundle of other stuff, including "Personal Secrets" and "My Favourite Card Tricks". The best buy I’ve ever made, bar none.

Yep, those were the days. Still watching the pennies. Still being careful with my selections. Have to.

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Very interesting posts.
Just sent this email to Mr. Lorayne:

Mr. Lorayne:
Some of us have been smart enough to buy your books for the last 5 decades (that would be me)--my first card magic book is My Favorite Card Tricks, 1965, and I still do tricks from it, to this very day.
Wow, since my Bar Mitzvah!
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Haha, Blathermist!  Thanks for sharing that video.  I’m also of the scrimp and save generation.  In fact, to this day, I don’t purchase a new magic book without first generating the cash for it by selling something else in my collection.


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10 percent off is a nice gesture. Almost tempts me to purchase a second copy knowing what this will be worth one day.
Don't miss out on this one gents. I'll never part with my copies of JD1 or JD2. Or Special Effects. Or...you get the idea. When it comes to Lorayne books I apply Warren Buffet's teachings- Buy and hold forever.
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Strange.  I tried to reach Harry's website at harryloraynemagic.com (so I can buy Jawdroppers 2), but can't get access.  Anybody know what's going on?
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Try this link Arthur:

http://www.harryloraynemagic.com/store/c3/Magic_Books.html

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Thanks, Luigimar.  That did the trick!

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    I'm a terrible computer person, so when I hear something like this I get very nervous. So I tried everything - Luigimar's link above, my own icon that I always click to get to that site and the "regular" way via internet. They all took me to the site - sigh of relief. Glad you got there, Arthur.
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I confess to being clueless with computers, Harry!  I don’t do Facebook or iPads or tablets or twitter or snapchat or texting - in fact I don’t even have a cell phone!  

 Anyway, I ‘m glad your site seems to be working now.  Will order a copy of Jawdroppers 2 in just a few moments via PayPal.  Would you please autograph it?

 Thanks!

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   I'm with you, Arthur. I'm still working on the crystal radio!  Be my pleasure to autograph the book for/to you. Harry.
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     Incidentally, you can PayPal directly to harrylorayne@earthlink.net If you can send it as "Personal Payment" that'd be good.
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Sorry, Harry … I just sent payment via your website; probably while you were writing your last post.  I just wanted to add that it’s an honor being able to communicate with you on this forum.  Really looking forward to devouring Jawdroppers 2!


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       No problem, Arthur. Just saw your order. Will try to get your autographed copy Media Mailed to you Monday. Best - Harry.
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Congrats Arthur! Looking forward to hearing some of your favourites.
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I just cracked open Jaw Droppers Two, read the Easy Prediction, practiced what I read and all I can say is .............Damn, that's one fine effect! Need to get further engrossed into this fine book.
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Kudos Magicfish!!!  You made it look so easy!!
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I just cracked open Jaw Droppers Two, read the Easy Prediction, practiced what I read and all I can say is .............Damn, that's one fine effect! Need to get further engrossed into this fine book.


Lucky you! 😉

Please check out Relationships Plus.

Once you've taken time to soak that in, take a look at my variation.

It's not better (as if...), just different.



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Kudos Magicfish!!!  You made it look so easy!!

Thanks Jabs! I'm glad you liked it.
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Great performance of "Easy Prediction", magicfish, thanks for sharing that!

I really do love this trick, and am so glad to have learned it with the help of Jaw Droppers Two (page 163).

As Rudy pointed out here, this first appeared in Harry Lorayne's Best of Friends Vol 3 (page 273).  Is the Jaw Droppers Two version of this routine identical, or have some changes or adjustments been made to the handling of the version taught in Best of Friends?

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The version in JawDroppers Two is the same as the annotated variation at the end of the description in BOF 3 (p. 275).

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Great performance of "Easy Prediction", magicfish, thanks for sharing that!

I really do love this trick, and am so glad to have learned it with the help of Jaw Droppers Two (page 163).

As Rudy pointed out here, this first appeared in Harry Lorayne's Best of Friends Vol 3 (page 273).  Is the Jaw Droppers Two version of this routine identical, or have some changes or adjustments been made to the handling of the version taught in Best of Friends?

Harry's adaptation of Vollmer's excellent trick to result in the revelation of a 4 of a Kind uses almost identical handling.
The idea, the application of the setup, and the placement of the packets, the timing of the kicker etc., are concepts added by Mr. Lorayne.
I've been doing it with Spot cards lately.

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