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I'm curious to hear how effective and convincing you think it is, and how it compares to other forces that involve the spectator selecting from a spread.
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I use it for a specific trick: John Bannon's Proxy Shock. Works like a charm. Otherwise, I've not found a use for it despite its utility.

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I use it for two tricks...Bannon´s Proxy Shock, too, and Cameron Francis´ Interchange. Otherwise...no...don´t know why not, it´s quite convincing and you could use it as an out if the classic force fails and the spectator picks one above the target card...

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I use it all the time. It is very flexible. Here's a tip that makes it work better (and Gary Loved this idea): do not outjog the touched card, in jog it. This looks much better and also prevents a flash of the face of the card. Also try it face up for ideas. 

Try this for a eye-popping quickie: put a Same Both Sides card (e.g., KC) on the bottom of the deck. Remove the regular KC from the deck and place it face down in the card case. Use the Touch Force to force the SBS card, but once shown square the deck leaving the SBS card in the deck.

Spread the deck face up and ask the spectator if he sees his card buried in the middle of the deck. He does.

Turn the deck face down very slowly so there are obviously no moves. Spread the deck to reveal his card face up. 

Say, you will do it again. 

Pick up the card case and place the SBS card into the card case and on top of the face-down regular card. 

Close the case and slowly turn it over pointing out the card is now face down. Snap your fingers: reach in the case and remove the regular card--now face up. Add it to the deck and continue. 

That's the beauty of the Touch Force: they see a back but the force card can have a different back, be a doublefacer, etc.





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If it's not a breach of the code could someone give a description of the Touch Force being discussed.
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If it's not a breach of the code could someone give a description of the Touch Force being discussed.
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Since we're not in the Session Room, that wouldn't be cool. If you have Gary's book, Close Up Illusions, or Bannon's Mentalisimo, it's easily found. In case you don't, I'll send you a PM later.

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Thanks I totally understand
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Ender, 

It's a very convincing force.  For those interested you can also learn it on Siamese Waltz where Ryan Schlutz teaches it - I have no idea if he got permission to teach Gary's move but that's becoming the new norm in magic it seems. 

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Great feedback everyone, thanks for all the comments so far!

It seems like such an `obvious' move, I'm surprised someone didn't come up with this before Gary Oullet, unless it did exist before he publicized it?

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This is a video I did a while back of a variation of that force called the "Isolated Touch Force. You slid  the top half down on the bottom half and then show the card. Probably not better than the original but just a different way to perform it.



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Looks a little weird.
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Bob,

             I agree. Just wanted to put it up in case anyone wanted to see a different way of doing it. 
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Gary Ouellet’s Touch Force.

I did have “Close-Up Illusions” back in the olden days and I do recall the “Touch Force” being among the contents.

It clearly made an impression on me, because I can recall nothing about it. If I still had the book, I’d revisit the thing and possibly find that elusive something that I missed all those years ago. But I don’t so I won’t. Can’t.

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