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Tearable - from Doc Eason`s bar magic vol3

PostPosted: Dec 18th, '07, 12:44
by steve-h

I know this trick has been around for a while, but thought i would review it as i used it table hopping last night for the first time

The Effect
Two (previously used) torn cards change places , one half at a time, even when held in place by the spectator

Hmm... cost of the dvd , long forgotten
cost of the props... free if you are any good at splitting, if not a few pounds or dollars

(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

3. but very easy to do

I looked at this several times, and never thought to use it. Its very fast (blink and its gone)
Doc Easons reset method (attributed to someone else) makes this ideal for table hopping or barwork

Well i tried it!..
after the first couple of tables I thought "they completely missed that, I think i have just wasted their time and mine"
I called back on the tables later, to find that the effect had eventually sunk in and people were talking about it, and even better were using the bits of card i had left behind to try and figure it out!! (good luck to them!)

Its a simple illusion, but worth the time.
Make sure its not the first thing you do or people will just be confused, but give them some time and tongues will wag!

I split myself, and found it a great way to use up some of the half decks i have lying around.
Give it a go .... you may like the result