No Bad Ideas…

One of the things I try to do is act on most of my ideas. No matter how bad, impractical, or not my style it is. Just working them out is a good exercise for my brain. Most of these ideas will never make it into my show. Here’s an idea I’ve had in my … Continue reading “No Bad Ideas…”

One of the things I try to do is act on most of my ideas. No matter how bad, impractical, or not my style it is. Just working them out is a good exercise for my brain. Most of these ideas will never make it into my show.

Here’s an idea I’ve had in my head for a little while:

I’ve come up with several methods for it, all of which are very impractical. This one is probably the most usable version of the trick.


The downfall is that the trick isn’t how unpractical the method is, it’s that it’s a small trick. Visually it’s hard to see, and it’s got a very specific spot in a show that at can be. This trick has to be the opening of a card set, or when you introduce an additional deck of cards into a card set.

I’m glad I worked through the methods and got to work out my creativity muscles.

Magician’s Love a Deal…

A week or two ago magicians started noticing that the Walgreens Drug Stores in the USA stared selling Jumbo Bicycle Decks of cards.  They also started buying a ton of them when they were on sale as a “buy one get one free” deal.   Then came the realization that the cards were the new … Continue reading “Magician’s Love a Deal…”

A week or two ago magicians started noticing that the Walgreens Drug Stores in the USA stared selling Jumbo Bicycle Decks of cards.  They also started buying a ton of them when they were on sale as a “buy one get one free” deal.

 

Then came the realization that the cards were the new thinner stock jumbo cards.  By “new” I mean the stock they changed to a decade ago.  This thinner stock is harder to use than the old stock which was at least twice as thick as the new stock.  The same magicians that were hoarding the cards were complaining about how they were useless.

 

These cards have tons of ways to use them.

 

  • Practice with them and you’ll be able to handle them like the old stock. I’ve been using the new stock for years.
  • Make a “double deck” where you essentially have two decks in one.
  • Make a pop eyed popper deck
  • Think outside the box.  The advantage of the thinner stock is you can make some interesting gimmicks without having to “split” the cards.  Here’s one of the things that I made:

 

This is a flap card and my design was based on FLAP by Hondo.  In the future I want to make a card that has two changes, so shows a total of three cards if you include the card it starts one.  My plan would be to use this for a reveal of the cards for the classic “Tossed Out Deck” trick.

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