Monday, 16 May 2011

Fifth Twist by Mirko Ferrantini

Apocalypse by Harry Lorayne
Volume 7, Number 6 June 1984
Page 934 et seq.

Personal Comment: There is only so many times a weak method can withstand repeat. And this routine shows the same cards a little too often so it will become obvious to some spectators. So is this a good routine? No, not really! The kicker in the end of a card vanishing could be solved as convincingly with a simple palm, or a duplicate. So this is effort wasted in my humble opinion. There are way better "twisting" methods out there and even better climaxes. Why did I add this then... because it uses a nice subtlety by Ed Marlo. That might be of use for some. Btw: there is actually an error in the description by Harry Lorayne. If you do it like it is written you will have "three red cards" as the final display. So here is my little tip... When you get to the point in the text, DO put the card to bottom, don't pretend to. Then cut the two bottom cards to the top. Then go on as suggested.

Difficulty 3/5

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