Friday, 20 May 2011
Das feine Gefühl by Jochen Zmeck
Zauber-Abc (German book) by Jochen Zmeck
Page 124 et seq.
Personal Comment: Finding gold in a book on magic for children is always something special. You can actually stack conditions over conditions on this trick. You can be far away as the shuffling happens. You body could be examined for extra cards before, in the middle and after the trick. The hat and everything is ungimmicked. The cards pulled out of the hat were actually inside the deck. Hell... you could even have a bunch of cards being signed in the beginning, then lose them in the deck and then pull them out. You don't even have to use the hat. In fact the book suggests a simple grocery bag.
Do I like this trick? You bet I do. And guess what, the trick is self working. If you think about the theatric of this trick you will see that it is gold. It is a stage card trick (and we know how rare they are) not being a glorified force. It has a motion and sound, the possible element of fail, the many condition that you can include and many other little components that make this a great stage trick. It packs flat, yet plays big. The cloth adds a touch of old school mystery and you can frame it any way you like.
This is seriously good. Even though a kid could do it.
Difficulty: Self Working