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Where There's Smoke - Jack Tighe

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Where There's Smoke - Jack Tighe

  By Jack Tighe  Recently, while I was engaged in one of my altogether too frequent 4am YouTube marathons, I came across this video of Chris Pratt doing a simple card trick for Will I Am and Jennifer Lawrence. My reaction was not a favourable one, at least initially. The trick seemed to take forever, the handling was dull, ugly and unsophisticated and there was no attempt at an interesting presentation. Yet, at the end, Jennifer Lawrence reacted like she’d seen real magic. What gives? At first I was, like many magicians who saw that clip, scornful...“Pfft. If she thought...

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Get the money!

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You shuffle a deck of cards, and invite a spectator to play a simple game - highest card wins!     You cut the deck and end up with the 9H.  You feel so confident about it, you put a £20 note on the table.  Highest card takes it. The spectator cuts, and turns their card over... it's the Jack of Spades!  They win! You hand them the money, and suggest they unfold it.  Like in all things that seem too good to be true, there's terms and conditions... The banknote says... 'UNLESS YOU CUT THE JACK OF SPADES'. 'Thanks...

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Going Old School (and a Card At Any Number)

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Going Old School (and a Card At Any Number)

It's funny - I've never really thought of myself as an 'old fashioned' magician, but it's definitely becoming more and more obvious. I worked out a trick based on Roy Johnson's Card In Gum, and sent it to a friend (who also happens to own a successful magic shop).  The effect was simple - a torn card is sealed in one envelope (the little pay envelopes), and a stick of chewing gum in another.  SHAZAM!  They are supposed to change places, but the first envelope is opened, and instead of the card pieces, it contains a stick of gum... the...

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Message in a Bottle

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Message in a Bottle

I've been doing some mentalism lately, and the first port of call is Annemann's Practical Mental Magic. In the first few pages, there's some GREAT work on billet switches, and I enjoyed learning some of the techniques.  Here's how I pieced them together to make a strong routine (and get around some of the problems of using a switch rather than a peek). Get an attractive empty glass bottle, and fold several slips of paper, tucking them inside. With the bottle, you also need a few billets and a folded dummy slip, and a pen. To perform, set the bottle...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This is just a quick post to say that if you are reading this - many, MANY thanks for all the support. Kaymar Magic is going from strength to strength, and it makes a HUGE difference to us.  This year we have struck some very exciting deals with some of the UKs BEST magicians to produce their tricks through Kaymar. So, if you have been a customer, you have my genuine heartfelt thanks. Stephen and I include handwritten notes and other goodies in the orders, because we really do appreciate the support. Much love to you if you aren't a...

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