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Mike Powers

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Great session Saturday! I had a few thoughts after the fact to share. Here's a little video. Not the best technique but I think you'll see what I'm trying to accomplish.

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Excellent thanks
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Wow Mike.  Thanks.  As an observer, I relished watching some knowledgable guys jam.  I also learned several great tricks that had me fishing around in my Ackerman/Close books to find Impromptu Ultra Mental(thanks again Mike).

That was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
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Mike,

We are so fortunate to have you on board. Anyone reading this forum would do well to pick up the pdf version of Power Plays from your website MallOfMagic.com

After viewing your IBM Card Corner tutorial, I'm now such a fan of the face-up ATFUS, my inclination is to find actions and patter to justify the placement of the aces on the face up pack. Spectators can be enlisted to keep the packets and the selection off of the table. An introductory handshake--while asking for assistance or a demonstration of how the selection should be guarded, may provide the justification for resting the aces on the deck.

Nico's contribution was also brilliant. I rely on a Paul Harris "invisible deck" move from Las Vegas Close-up to achieve a similar result. Oftentimes a second spectator will ask, 'What card am I thinking of?" In this event, Nico's method would combine beautifully.
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Mike Powers

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Thanks guys!

I think Nico's ideas combined with a mem deck i.e. first 26 FU, second 26 FD so you can hold deck either way allows for an incredibly clean "Impromptu Ultra-Mental" routine. Nico's handling changes are just great. Also loved Craig's "fixes" to Cardboard Connection. I still have to do it with cards in hand, but it looks like an excellent modification. Also Tommy's presentation for Snap reminded me of what an excellent phase of a rubber band sequence Snap is. 

Great ideas all around. 


Looking forward to the next Saturday get together!

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Stevie Ray Christian

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In the event the mem deck order is not set up--and I believe Nico may have alluded to this--one could use Harry Lorayne's Great Divide on the offbeat to quickly separate odd and even.

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Mike,

We are so fortunate to have you on board. Anyone reading this forum would do well to pick up the pdf version of Power Plays from your website MallOfMagic.com

After viewing your IBM Card Corner tutorial, I'm now such a fan of the face-up ATFUS, my inclination is to find actions and patter to justify the placement of the aces on the face up pack. Spectators can be enlisted to keep the packets and the selection off of the table. An introductory handshake--while asking for assistance or a demonstration of how the selection should be guarded, may provide the justification for resting the aces on the deck.

Nico's contribution was also brilliant. I rely on a Paul Harris "invisible deck" move from Las Vegas Close-up to achieve a similar result. Oftentimes a second spectator will ask, 'What card am I thinking of?" In this event, Nico's method would combine beautifully.

They would do well to pick up the book as well. Perhaps even better off, but both versions are wonderful assets.
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I love the look of your library, Mike.
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Stevie Ray Christian

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I love the look of your library, Mike.


I'll second that. 

I must confess when I watch your MF lecture, the voice in my head (well... at least one of them) is saying, "Got it, got it, need it, got it, want it, he's got that!, need it, got it, what's that?... need it... etc.
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Surely a fine way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thanks Rudy. The Aftus move in the Hofzinser plot that was shown by Mike Powers was good to watch. Another fine Hofzinser plot is Peter Duffie's Erdinase meets Hofzinser on his web site which is easier to do in regards to the Aftus so check it out. Barry
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That's great Mike!  Thanks so much for sharing this.
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