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I’ve been working on Jack Carpenter’s A Dance for the Devious from “The Expert’s Portfolio No. 1” and have most of the mechanics down. However, the final phase the flash production of the four queens feels clunky. Any suggestions on a different final production?

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I’ve been working on Jack Carpenter’s A Dance for the Devious from “The Expert’s Portfolio No. 1” and have most of the mechanics down. However, the final phase the flash production of the four queens feels clunky. Any suggestions on a different final production?

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I’m not familiar with this effect. Can you tell me where the queens are positioned in the deck? I know a number of ace productions that could fit the bill.

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Rudy the queens are on top of the deck, two face up queens under two face down queens.

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I like the vanish sequence in Dance for the Devious, but have never been wild about the flash production either. Are you familiar with Bill Malone's Radical Aces? If you produce the first/top Queen by any other means, you're positioned to go into the Malone production sequence for the other three.

(Expert's Portfolio is a great book, by the way, Rudy. And cheap!)
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Hey Chris I’m not familiar with that, but I’ll look into it.

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Allan Ackerman has a version of this effect. I'm currently in Orlando, FL for the week, but as soon as I get back home, I will search for it.




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No problem, Jacob.

To be clear, Radical Aces isn't a flash production. It's just a sequence of one-at-a-time revelations he uses for cards in that state. If you know a few card revelations, you might be able to put together something you like just as much on your own.
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Hey Chris, I looked up a performance of Radical Aces and that’s a little longer than I was envisioning, but I will keep it in mind as an option.

Trini, thanks I look forward to hearing back from you after Florida. (Meanwhile, I will see if I can locate Ackerman’s version myself. I let you know if I do.)

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Rudy the queens are on top of the deck, two face up queens under two face down queens.



Lee Asher's Ripper may work for you.
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Ah yes, the Ripper! I remember getting that pdf for free years ago and had forgotten all about it. I will try it out to see if it fits the routine. This might be just what I was looking for. Thanks Eddie!

Chris since you’re familiar with the trick, what are your thoughts on palming the cards off first as opposed to openly removing the packet before the production? It seems like it might slow the final production down too much to “ remove a card, put the deck down and then produce the queens.”

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I’ve been working on Jack Carpenter’s A Dance for the Devious from “The Expert’s Portfolio No. 1” and have most of the mechanics down. However, the final phase the flash production of the four queens feels clunky. Any suggestions on a different final production?

Jacob

The flash production is awesome if you can get it down smooth.
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The flash production is awesome if you can get it down smooth.


Magicfish thanks for posting. After reading this I decided to hunt down a performance of the flash production and found one of Jack. I was surprised when I saw it because it looked so elegant.

I had envisioned a more instantaneous, BAM type production. I was trying to make the move happen much faster and all at once. (*hanging head low and blushing* I reread the description and it said “like a flower blooming “, that sounds more elegant and smooth than explosive.)

Jacob
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