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Tom Kracker

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I was sorting sorting through some old magic boxes and found the very first deck I made to use the PM Principle back in 1992 after seeing Mike Powers perform it outside and in the showroom at Abbott's in Colon, MI.

They still spread nicely, fan nicely, and even Faro nicely.

I remember getting to help during one of the routines, and Mike asked me to shuffle the cards and instead of riffle, I had Faro'd the cards, because that's the shuffle I had been working on practicing (not because I was trying to be a jerk or ruin anything).  He had still found my card, and I was an instant Mike Powers fan.

Side note: this deck is noticeably thinner than newer Aviators.
Additional side note: I use this with one card from the bottom half put on top to make the hmm hmmmm not visible on top.0519192354_HDR.jpg

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Wow! A blast from the past.

I remember showing PM to Tim Wright at Abbotts around that time. He asked if I would show him how it worked and I agreed. He went to the restroom and I put the "work" into his deck which he had left on the table. When he came back I performed it with his deck without mentioning the "work." I just called the cards "key cards." Since everything was face down with his deck, it seemed even more impossible. Then I revealed that the work had been put into his cards. It's fun to mess around with fellow magi!

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Mike,

That's a great story!  I'll have to ask him about the PM Principle next time I see him.

I once was teaching some friends a routine that uses 4 spot cards that I chose.  With the cards face up, they would rotate one of them end for end, then combine to one pile.  Then I look at and find their card. This was the pip method.  Later they handed me 4 random cards and asked me to do it again.  On the spot, I thought a different method in the nick of time and still fooled them.  I never taught them that method.

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