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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello!

I'd like to add a Torn and Restored card trick to my cavalcade of card tricks.

Please let me know if you have any recommendations.

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Although it certainly isn't the easiest, you cannot go wrong with John Lovick's Reparation.  Originally only in book form, it is currently on DVD also.  The card can be handed out after.

https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/962

There are dozens of ways to go.  Each has it strengths/weaknesses like anything else.


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Just saw Wayne Houchin's version at the TRICS convention earlier this month. It's a really solid method. I suspect you can find a video promo somewhere. It's called "Counterfeit."

It's a full restore of a named card (no signature). 

Karl Hein has an excellent version too.

Paul Harris's Ultimate Rip-Off is an impromptu version which leaves one corner un-restored with the usual "this is your proof that it's the same card." 

Ben Harris has a very good version, but the restored card isn't examinable.

Many good ideas out there.

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Brent Braun’s Torched and Restored is one of my favorites. He’s marketed it as a stand alone, but it’s also part of his Penguin Live lecture.
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A little known, but brilliant routine is Charlie Frye’s Ripped and Fryed. I see it’s a Murphy vault reissue, but it was originally in the Paul Harris set (you know, the one without Paul Harris). You can see Charlie performing it at the end if this clip.



This routine has a lot to recommend it. Some years ago, a friend that I much admire reviewed a long series of routines to come up with a “best of breed”. This was the winner, for what it’s worth.

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Brent Braun’s Torched and Restored is one of my favorites. He’s marketed it as a stand alone, but it’s also part of his Penguin Live lecture.


A well conceived routine.

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A well conceived routine.


I'll third Brent's routine. It's visual, magical, and within reach of the average bear. 

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I've always heard that Guy Hollingsworth's The Reformation is worth a look.
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Agree with Mike P.: Karl Hein’s work is good
There’s a decent one in Mark Wilson’s Complete Course as well
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Thanks, everyone!

Great recommendations, as usual.

I'd prefer to stay away from tricks involving fire.

I just came across.....


Torn & Restored Transposition by David Williamson
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-downloads/card-magic-downloads/torn-restored-transposition/


REF4M
https://store.theory11.com/products/ref4m-torn-restored-blake-vogt



Torn by Daniel Garcia
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1103



The Reformation
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-downloads/card-magic-downloads/the-reformation/



What do you think?

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Buffalo, the Williamson routine doesn't resemble the typical restoration routine. Is it what you envision your routine looking like? It is a good trick, but you will need to know a card fold, Mercury or other.

The Frye routine linked to looks closer to the typical restoration routine. It appears less complicated and likely easier than some.
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Paul Harris’ “The Ultimate Rip-Off” TnR using one un-gimmicked card only.
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Paul Harris’ “The Ultimate Rip-Off” TnR using one card and one un-gimmicked card only.


I'll second that. It was the very first I learned.
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Thanks!  I'll check out Paul Harris’ “The Ultimate Rip-Off”.

Is anyone familiar with Guy Hollingworth's "The Reformation"?  If so, what do you think?

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Thanks!  I'll check out Paul Harris’ “The Ultimate Rip-Off”.

Is anyone familiar with Guy Hollingworth's "The Reformation"?  If so, what do you think?

-Buffalo


The Reformation is beautiful, if a little "handly".  Most anything Guy touches is top notch.

To me, there are moments in the trick that just "look odd".  Several popular TnR routines are similar and don't do much for me.

But as always, YMMV!

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Buffalo, most all of the popular ones have video performances you can locate.  My advice is to watch as many as you can and narrow down what type of presentation you like.  For example, there is the "piece-by-piece" restoration, flash restoration, incomplete restoration (where a corner remains unrestored), etc.
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While it’s not an actual piece-by-piece card restoration, I‘ve been regularly performing David Williamson’s, Torn and Restored Transpo for about 10 years.
It always gets great reactions and people would swear that they saw their signed card being ripped up and put back together again.


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Mike Powers mentioned Wayne Houchin's Counterfeit above. He's right, it's an amazing trick, and currently on sale over at VI.

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Anthony and I got to see Wayne perform this live during his lecture at TRICS. It really looks good. His solution to the signed card concept is to have the card named but not signed. 

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Mike Powers mentioned Wayne Houchin's Counterfeit above. He's right, it's an amazing trick, and currently on sale over at VI.

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I'd like to stay away from tricks that require fire.

Can it be done without setting it on fire?  Since it was inspired by Guy Hollingworth's technique, is there any reason why I wouldn't just purchase that tutorial?  Is there an improvement over Guy Hollingworth's technique?

I'd really prefer an approach that requires minimal setup.

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Thanks everyone!

Very helpful advice!

I wound up purchasing the instructions for Torn & Restored Transposition by David Williamson and Guy Hollingsworth's "The Reformation".

I'm wondering if I can perform The Reformation immediately after performing Torn & Restored Transposition.

-Buffalo


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Thanks everyone!

Very helpful advice!

I wound up purchasing the instructions for Torn & Restored Transposition by David Williamson and Guy Hollingsworth's "The Reformation".

I'm wondering if I can perform The Reformation immediately after performing Torn & Restored Transposition.

-Buffalo




I wouldn't. Are you thinking of starting The Reformation with the already-folded card from the transposition effect? I guess it could be seen as a pseudo explanation for how you restored the card, but since you didn't do it piece-by-piece it doesn't really "fit" in my mind.
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The Frye routine linked to looks closer to the typical restoration routine. It appears less complicated and likely easier than some.


Ray, I believe you will find the methodology here really intriguing. It’s based off a David Britland idea, that I have not seen elsewhere. Worth a little digging, I think.

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I wouldn't. Are you thinking of starting The Reformation with the already-folded card from the transposition effect? I guess it could be seen as a pseudo explanation for how you restored the card, but since you didn't do it piece-by-piece it doesn't really "fit" in my mind.



Yes, that's what I was thinking.

For now, I have a lot to learn with both, so I have some time to think about performing one right after the other.

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I say go back to the one that really set magicians off, Daniel Garcia's Torn. If you just want the visual (and cleanest) there is This One.
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I say go back to the one that really set magicians off, Daniel Garcia's Torn. If you just want the visual (and cleanest) there is This One.


There is no doubt that the one on the video is impressive, but to me the fact that you have to go to the deck and cannot see any of the face during the restoration is a potential deal-breaker.  I'm probably guilty of overthinking or perhaps thinking like a magician, but you do have to love the restoration, especially the final piece.
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I say go back to the one that really set magicians off, Daniel Garcia's Torn. If you just want the visual (and cleanest) there is This One.



I looked at David Garcia's version, but a number of reviews said the angles were very difficult and it's best performed at a little bit of a distance.

Bizzaro, have you seen Guy Hollingworth's "The Restoration"?  I find it simple and impressive with minimal setup.

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I think Karl Hein's is one of the best.



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I think Karl Hein's is one of the best.



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I like the flash restoration.  It is less "fiddly" than the piece-by-piece.  I agree this is one of the best.
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Impressive!

Thanks, Mike!

-Buffalo
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