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shakuni

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On Dan & Dave Buck's website, there is an essay by Paul Wilson called 'Ten Movies Every Magician Should See'. He compares the feeling he gets from certain movies to the feeling he gets watching certain magic tricks:

"I have similar memories about magic effects I’ve seen or performed — memories I try to revisit or recreate whenever I have the chance. The first time I saw David Copperfield perform the license plate trick; Michael Weber dropping three cards onto the floor; Max Maven removing a card from his pocket or Juan Tamariz revealing thirteen hearts in order or that first time I found a thought of card at a thought of number..."

I'm intrigued by this image of Michael Weber dropping three cards onto the floor. Does anyone happen to know what trick Paul might be describing here?
 
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On Dan & Dave Buck's website, there is an essay by Paul Wilson called 'Ten Movies Every Magician Should See'. He compares the feeling he gets from certain movies to the feeling he gets watching certain magic tricks:

"I have similar memories about magic effects I’ve seen or performed — memories I try to revisit or recreate whenever I have the chance. The first time I saw David Copperfield perform the license plate trick; Michael Weber dropping three cards onto the floor; Max Maven removing a card from his pocket or Juan Tamariz revealing thirteen hearts in order or that first time I found a thought of card at a thought of number..."

I'm intrigued by this image of Michael Weber dropping three cards onto the floor. Does anyone happen to know what trick Paul might be describing here?
 


Welcome Shakuni. I've seen you over at the Cafe'. You know about the thread pertaining to this trick as you contributed to it.

The effect is an unpublished Michael Weber effect as you know. Those that have seen it were blown away. The scrupulous ones also refuse to describe the effect, at least in detail. It is nobody's "right" to share unpublished effects without the author's consent. I believe even a description of the effect should be protected.

The fact you are asking is testament to the desire to know and the equally great power of secrecy.

Let's leave it be.

Find Michael's email address and reach out to him. Perhaps he will agree to talk about it.
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Alan Smithee

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Well put RayJ. I think I've seen this over at the Cafe as well.

Oh yes, you might want to make a note of the date. Your senses aren't in free fall. I am actually agreeing with you.
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I got to talk to Michael at length about this effect.  He will neither tip or demonstrate it when asked.  He told me to make sure I was at the bar and if things were right he'd do it.  He said it has to have the perfect set up and look off the cuff. Unfortunately, so many people have written about it the second cards start falling to the floor, everyone is on it and it doesn't hold up.  I saw him as the bar was closing and said that there were too many people there that has seen it before. He doesn't want it reconstructed.
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I don't mind tipping the real work, shakuni. The trick was Color Monte and Paul Wilson's surprise at finding that $14 card staring him in the face was wholly understandable.
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I don't mind tipping the real work, shakuni. The trick was Color Monte and Paul Wilson's surprise at finding that $14 card staring him in the face was wholly understandable.


I think you're mistaken. It's Weber's own variation of the Notis Cascade.
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Locking this one up. Ray makes the case, and Al and Tom close it. And Chris is in for the win with the comedy relief!

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