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magicfish

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Hi guys, I’ve just finished reading this new book from Mr. Solomon.
Any body else here familiar with this book?
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I have it and am about halfway through my initial reading - currently in the middle of the Purely Mathematical section - and enjoying it. (Fun variations on the venerable 21-Card trick and a shout-out to Mike Powers!) Some great ideas on classic plots. Heavy on sleight of hand and lots of set-ups. So far I haven't sat down with cards in hand and tried working through and of the effects, but that'll come after I've digested the material. 

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Glad to hear it Anthony. I really like the Fingerrint Card Trick and his 4 phase ACR.
I’m puzzled by the instructions in the Solomon/Powers 21 Card trick.
Once you’ve tried it I would appreciate if you could discuss it with me?
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The 21 Card trick originally appeared in my Card Corner column. I can send you a PDF if you continue to have trouble.

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Thanks Mike, I sent you an email about this but I have a specific question.
(Please do send the PDF, very much appreciated.)
Mike, I’m at the part where there are 3 packets of 7 cards on the table with a paint card on top of each. The next step asks the spectator to pick up any pile and shuffle it, then note the top card.
Is this supposed to be one of the paint cards? If so, how can the packet be shuffled?
Also, the description doesn’t say how or when to utilize my first key number that I gain from the appearance of the first key.
I just cannot work this out.
Thanks Mike.
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Saw him lecture recently. He had interesting things to say about the green place.
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Mike Powers

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Magicfish - you have a picture card on top of each 7 card pile. You then pick up any pile and shuffle it. You look at the top card. It's most likely not a picture card, but it doesn't matter whether it is or not. Just remember it. You then cut cards from one of the other piles and drop them on top. Now you pick up cards from the UNUSED pile and sandwich the cards you're holding in the middle of that unused pile. Finally you take the remaining cards on the table and put them on top.

You then deal the three columns of seven cards following the count from seven, six etc. 

I don't have the book. So I can't comment on the clearness of the description. 

Remind me tomorrow and I'll post the PDF from the Card Corner column. I think it's very clear how to accomplish the routine.

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magicfish

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Hi Mike Reminding you. Thanks again.
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Here's a link to some free stuff on my site. I added "21 Again.pdf" 

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Here's a link to some free stuff on my site. I added "21 Again.pdf" 

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Thanks Mister P!
I've downloaded a couple of the PDFs. Look forward to reading them.
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Here's a link to some free stuff on my site. I added "21 Again.pdf" 

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Thanks Mike. That clears things up.
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magicfish

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Hey guys, I’d like to point out a gem of a card trick from this book, it’s called Impromptu Invisible Toss. It’s the kind of card trick I love -it’s impromptu, it’s a real fooler, and you have to think on your feet. It is based on Ed Marlo’s Invisible Toss from The Unexpected Card Book.
There are only three moves in the trick, a crimp, a spread cull, (a possible slough-off faro) and Marlo’s Push -Back Outjog Count.
I don’t know why but this one has an Aronson feel to it. Or maybe it’s a Solomon feel or a Marlo feel. Anyway, it is a great impromptu impossibility. Check it out.
P.s. In my opinion, the Push-Back Outjog Count has been greatly improved on by Harry Lorayne in his Personal Collection (also in JawDroppers and And Finally!) with a subtlety that makes it even more deceptive. However, Mr. Lorayne does it with the cards face down. In Mr. Solomon’s effect the cards are face up, and perhaps the right hand provides better cover for this reason.
Anyway, for those of you have the book, check out this great trick!

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