From the creative mind of Ben Williams comes THREE brand new easy to do, high impact card tricks involving the torn corners of signed cards. Virtually sleight free so you can concentrate on your performance. Learn two routines centred around making the torn corner of a signed card appear anywhere you want, under your watch, in a spectator's pocket, on the OTHER side of a window, the possibilities are endless. Also learn how to restore the corner to a signed card with a routine so visual and simple you will have the perfect starter for your favourite ambitious card routine or your favourite signed card routine. All of these routines have been tried and tested and have never failed to get great reactions, their simplicity in plot and handling combined make these routines perfect for your arsenal.
TEAR-ific A spectator's selection is marked by having a corner torn off and the torn card is also signed. The spectator holds onto his card as the magician takes the corner and eats it, no switches take place, it is the corner you tear off. A moment later when the spectator is satisfied the corner has been swallowed the magician reveals that the exact piece to the spectator's signed card is now taped to the underside of his watch. Torn but not forgotten!TEAR-ified A spectator chooses a card this card is then marked by having the corner torn off AND being signed by the spectator. The performer then takes the torn corner and chews it up. The pulpy remain of this torn corner is then offered back to the spectator. When they make it clear they do not want it back the performer swallows the pulpy corner to get rid of it. Not to be bothered by this the performer strives on claiming that the spectator can still have their piece back, all that is needed is a bit of magic. The performer then takes the signed, torn card and lifts it up to his face where he blows on it to reveal the corner piece is now restored back onto the signed card.TEAR-ibble A spectator selects a card and it is signed. The signed card is then placed in between the spectator's palms and held tightly. The performer asks if the spectator would be impressed if he managed to steal the card from between their hands. When told that the spectator would be impressed the performer has a go at trying to steal the signed card without the spectator feeling anything. Upon the third failed attempt the performer explains that he has been training for this and he simply must show something to try to impress the spectator. So, the performer suggests stealing some of the card and mimes ripping the corner off of the card. When the spectator opens their hand the signed card is indeed missing a corner. The spectator is told to turn around and the corner piece is stuck to the window behind him, on the outside.
Are the routines easy to do?Yes! with a little practice, even complete beginners can master these routines. Ben has refined the techniques over many years of performing them 'in the trenches', stripping out hard sleight of hand, and reducing the methods to their most direct and visual forms.Is this suitable to the working professional magician?Yes! These are not just effects in 'theory' Each one has been developed and perfected in the real world for maximum impact on a spectator and with practical performing considerations central to their construction. For TEAR-ibble and TEAR-ific, are the corners left with the spectators at the end of the trick, REALLY the corners from the signed cards? YES! The corners are REALLY from their signed cards! These are not just close matches, they genuinely are the original corners!Will I need to use Stooges?NO! There is no need to use stooges or hidden assistants of any kind for these effects.
We sent out advance copies to some of our customers and here are just a few of the responses:"What can I say.. more first class magic from Mr Williams" - H Marcus. Southport"Received my copy yesterday and have only learnt the first trick. LOVE IT.. I'm planning a 'sicky' off work to study the rest :)" - MagiMark. Kent "I was impressed most of all by TEAR-ibble. The moment when the corner disappears from the card right in the hands of the spectator. Very clever thinking. " - Jay. London
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