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MatthewOlsen

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Most people that learn shuffle bored only learn the basic routine and ignore the massive improvement that can be made when using a mem deck. You can have two cards selected from the deck and replaced. Then have the spectator do all the shuffling involved in the trick. Believe it or not you can tell what the first card is by simply watching the spectator count the face up cards. The second can be located by rapidly dealing through the face down portion of the deck. Perform this like a stop trick then "read their mind" and tell them the name of the first card you saw.
This kills. Found in the shuffle bored manuscript or more easily found in Simon Arronson's book bound to please.
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  I'm a bit confused - I don't remember selected cards in the original ShuffleBored (sp?). Anyway, I'm reminded of my take off on that original called The Equalizer - in the Trend Setters section of LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Volume 3. It's impromptu; no set-up deck needed, and it could have fit into my current book, JAW DROPPERS!, 'cause it's a jaw dropper!

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  I'm a bit confused - I don't remember selected cards in the original ShuffleBored (sp?). Anyway, I'm reminded of my take off on that original called The Equalizer - in the Trend Setters section of LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Volume 3. It's impromptu; no set-up deck needed, and it could have fit into my current book, JAW DROPPERS!, 'cause it's a jaw dropper!

I have page 293 of CC3 bookmarked from when I was learning "The Equalizer". Another "Jaw Dropper"!

As you say in the intro of that effect, "it's worth the price of the book".

Thanks Harry!

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Thanks for pointing that out Matthew, I hadn't thought of that.  Also, if you like Aronson's original effect you should check out Point Spread from his book "Simply Simon" (if you haven't already). It has a unique presentational hook and always gets great reactions. 

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MatthewOlsen

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The name of the trick in shuffle bored was simply "Selection shuffle bored"  very easy handling but you need to have a mem deck cold to do the trick without having to slow down the counting of the face up cards and then the dealing of the face down cards.
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I always loved the unfolding prediction aspect added by Ali Bongo (and later Aldo Colombini and others).  I once used that in a stand up show, the predictions written on a giant pad, each one ripped away to reveal the next.  Stopped doing that when I came across John Bannon's approach described in "Dear Mr. Fantasy". Only difference is that I have the person concentrate on the last card and read his mind rather than have it as a prediction. With all that is going on I'm not sure I'd want to turn it into a "selected card trick" as well, but of course, it's whatever suits your style.
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I kind of like Simon Aronson's thinking that sometimes the unfolding prediction gives away the fact that in the end, somehow, there will be a surprise ending. That is why he uses a booklet that opens but keeps the same size throughout most of the displays of the different predictions, until the end when, hopefully, unexpectedly, the booklet is opened to show the climax to the effect. He describes this in his Art Decko Book and on Disc 2 of his Sessions DVDs by L&L Publishing. I use the same presentation as Simon, but had to translate the information on the booklet so I could present it in Spanish.
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When doing the unfolding prediction in pubs years back, the last card I used was a queen and the last prediction read, :"Except for that b.i.t.c.h the queen of clubs!"

It was funny at the time. Not as offensive in the UK as here in the USA. Here I had to add dots in-between to be able to post [smile]
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Speaking of Shuffle Bored, here is a little variation on the final prediction that I have tried...

I start by asking a spectator to select a card but not to look at it, instead just slip it into a small pay envelope and hold onto it, we'll get to that card later.

I put that deck away and take out a different deck with which I perform Shuffle Bored.

Once the specs have finished the shuffling, I write out the predictions on post-it notes. Just my personal preference, I'm not a fan of the pre-printed booklet.

Once we get to the end, my last prediction says: All the Black Cards will be Spades. I wait for the spectators to notice that this is off by one card, a jack of clubs among the spades. Then I direct them to the card in the envelope which everyone has forgotten about. It's the jack of clubs.

It's a pretty long trick and I've only had the chance to perform it once but it went over quite well.

-Alan

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