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magicfish

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Hey fellas, before I shot this video I experimented with lots of methods and performed it a few times with the unseen random card. I would find the mate and then reveal the identity of the initial card. It's a good but different effect.
I think Lorayne has it right by showing the cards identity first, then find the mate.
Anyway, here is how it has evolved for me and it's how I am doing it...for now.
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 It might not seem like much to magicians, but it is an impossibility to a layman. I'm a bit slower and more casual (less handly) when doing this for laymen. On the video here I'm stressing no breaks or crimps for the magicians here. With Ackerman's probability cull I can do this virtually every time with a borrowed shuffled deck. 
It is a stunner. There are plenty of Card games going on at work in the lunch room- euchre, cribbage etc. Grab someone's and deck and show them this. You will definitely here some reactions.
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Axel

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Hi magicfish,

well done and a good choice! Hm..seems that we two went almost the same way: After the Allan Ackerman lecture here at TMF I use his Probability Cull in some routines quite frequently and so it came to my mind, too, to use it in this routine. And I also played with the idea to first produce the mate and then to reveal the identity of the initial card...and I gave it up, too, because I think it looks too much like luck and accident to the layman. The way Mr. Lorayne describes it is more astonishing, you have a target card, a completely shuffled deck, you show that the target card is neither on top nor on bottom (no crimps, no breaks...) ...then a rapid cut and you nail it. I think that´s more to the point, more entertaining (because of the inherent challenge..) and of course more "JawDropping"...

Thank you for the video! Keep on doing the good quality of your choices and your handlings!

All the best,

Axel
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magicfish

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Thanks so much Axel. And I agree with you, and Mr. Lorayne about having the target card openly displayed.
In the right place at the right time, this little beauty is a Reputation Maker. As are so many items from And Finally!
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