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Paul

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I decided to use the workings of Inferno by Joshua jay for the Wish You Were Here effect by Peter Turner. I found both blend together pretty well.

Have any of you combined Methods and Effects to make it easier for yourself?

Also, does anyone know of any other Pack Small, Play Big Mentalism that's similar to the above?

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I always mix and match effects all the time. I think that's the only way to really make yourself stand out. I often use Matt Mello's brilliant Imaginary Ball in my personal PK routine.

The goal is to create the best effect possible. That's why I always try to mix and match.

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I've heard of the Imaginary ball before, I really like propless Mentalism, Chi Touch is a nice one aswell, just recently learnt the Invisible Dice Challenge by Mark Elsdon from his At The Table Lecture. I've only been doing mentalism for around 6 months and im trying to find small but play big material.
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Sometimes I do card effects where I need to setup the deck beforehand and pretend to read the spectators minds. When the deck is ready I do a reverse faro or two and then put the deck in its case. When I am going to present the effect I do 1 or 2 faros and I am ready to present the effect. The faros are not necessary for the effect to work but allow me to "shuffle" the deck in front of the spectators and give the illusion that I am working with a shuffled deck. 

I don't do it but I have heard of magicians/mentalists who use a marked deck for a similar effect, and they "read" the backs of the cards boldly, with no cover and then they just blurt out the name of the card. Sometimes they can get away with it and sometimes they get caught.

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