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Medifro

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Hey,

As a hobbyist I don’t carry business cards with me on a regular basis. It’s not unusual for me to carry post it notes though, so I’ve been using them to great effect lately.


I use specificity routines from Julian Moore’s Post Justify, as well as Barrie Richardson’s center tear designed for post it notes, in Theater of the Mind volume 2.

What about you?
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I've heard nothing but good things about Post Justify. I still use business cards for things like a DD using a John Riggs method.

Post it's make a lot of sense.
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If you’re carrying Post-it notes, you might consider adding Osterlind’s t&r routine. Quite nice and reasonably simple to do.
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Steve Schrott wrote a book exclusively on Post-It effects.
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Medifro

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Logan Five: I recommend Julian's book if you want to use the sticky-part of the Post it notes to do billet switches and peeks. They are interesting but the highlight for me was how to use the notes to do anywhere anytime sneak thief style effects. 

Intensely Magic: I'll look into it. Thanks!

Magicfish: I looked him up, Do you mean Steve Shrott's Amazing Tricks with Self-Stick Memo Notes? Do you recommend it?
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Y'all have piqued my interest. I carry a small pad of sticky notes in my bag for both personal and magical reasons. Magically I use them to jot down predictions. Now I want to look into some of the sources mentioned here to maximize their use.

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Y'all have piqued my interest. I carry a small pad of sticky notes in my bag for both personal and magical reasons. Magically I use them to jot down predictions. Now I want to look into some of the sources mentioned here to maximize their use.

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An idea that I've been using to great success: Write a prediction on your notes and use it, along with your phone, in a 5-item equivoque. As a 2nd phase, write the prediction on your phone and use iForce for an extremely clean procedure.


I've been trying to make an Imp pad with post it notes. Docc Hilford has a version called the Bachelor pad but its really best used for Preshow as opposed to real time. This one looks very interesting, though:

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/9216


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FUNdamentalism by Kieren Kirkland has a great centre tear using post it notes. It makes use of the sticky substance to lock the thought inside the note. It gives you an absolutely enormous peek area too. 
Post Justify is fantastic. I love his method for marking notes as you peel them off. 


If I could figure out a nice way to do Looch's Nod to Pocketwatch (from his first penguin lecture) with post it notes then I might stop carrying blank business cards too! 



This isn't a mentalism routine, but its a truly phenomenal routine using post it notes. I don't want to spoil the performance of the effect (if you decide to buy the lecture), but appreciate that you might want a bit more info to decide if you want to buy it, so I'm trying to write in white text and hoping that it will only be visible if you highlight it. Check out Wayne Houchin's Penguin lecture. He gets several members of the audience to draw on a post it note, then he folds it up, burns it and removes it from his pocket... But then he burns it again (in full view this time), and a spectator removes it from an envelope he has been holding since the beginning. 

It is a truly beautiful effect. And his entire lecture was really good. He is a very engaging lecturer and performer.  

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Hey,

As a hobbyist I don’t carry business cards with me on a regular basis. It’s not unusual for me to carry post it notes though, so I’ve been using them to great effect lately.


I use specificity routines from Julian Moore’s Post Justify, as well as Barrie Richardson’s center tear designed for post it notes, in Theater of the Mind volume 2.

What about you?


Check out Wayne Houchin’s “Drawing to Impossible Location”


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I've been using Justin Miller's Mental Mirror.  It is a mentalism trick that uses Post It notes.
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If you need to do a force of a word, number or ? try the Svenpad "Sven-Notes" pads. They work great. I have quite a few of them.
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You might want to also check out "Riven" by Seamus Maguire. It is a utility that can be used in a bunch of ways. I use it as a simple two out system. 
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Just adding another resource...
https://www.kostyakimlat.com/shop/postit-prestidigitation/

I picked it up at Kostya's lecture 6 or 7 years ago. Clever stuff.
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I've been using Justin Miller's Mental Mirror.  It is a mentalism trick that uses Post It notes.


Based on your post I looked up the effect. It intrigued me enough to suss out a method. Not THE method I'm sure, just a method and probably not too far off the mark. Not sure I like it overall, but am wondering you'd mind telling us what you do like about it. No tipping, just your opinion.

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Just adding another resource...
https://www.kostyakimlat.com/shop/postit-prestidigitation/

I picked it up at Kostya's lecture 6 or 7 years ago. Clever stuff.


Looks interesting. Listed as more or less beginner level, not that that's a bad thing, mind you, just commenting. Do you still use any of the effects? If so, can you describe your favorite? Again, not asking for methods, just opinions.

Thanks!

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Has anyone seen this one yet?
https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=62010
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Justin Miller's Mental Mirror is a very unique approach using post it notes of all sizes.
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