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The Card Trick That Beat Houdini and the Man Behind it - Dai Vernon

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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Darth_Prime; from what I can gather, Houdini was very upset at being "humiliated"; in the world of magic, is Dai considered to be one of the greats? Thanks.

ColoradoJens




posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by Darth_Prime
As a Professional Magician/Mentalist/Shock

i am quite Savvy on not only that specific Routine (amongst the countless others) but the story Likewise,

what additional information would you care to learn?


Yeah, how about what everyone is asking? How is the trick done.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Shamatt

Originally posted by Grifter.be
then explain the trick... I am intrigued!


Actually it is two different tricks in 1. And uses 1 special card in the deck. Watch again you'll see it.


is the second card, the same print on both sides? The only logical thing, but what when she pulls it?



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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Indeed, i'm hired quite frequently for various events/openings/private parties in and around Hollywood, likewise other places

Is anyone Savvy on 'The Magic Castle'? I'm also a Magician Member and Performer there

Whilst on the topic of 'Dai Vernon'








and to imagine, there have been vast 'Improvements' since Dai has been around



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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From what I can understand , all hes doing is removing two card the first time , one card the second time and 2 cards again the third time) Easy LOL



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by ColoradoJens
reply to post by Darth_Prime
 


Darth_Prime; from what I can gather, Houdini was very upset at being "humiliated"; in the world of magic, is Dai considered to be one of the greats? Thanks.

ColoradoJens


Houdini was quite upset and it created a feud betwixt Dai and Houdini from then on

Dai is considered to be one of the 'Greats' Indeed,

he created many of the 'Techniques' utilized and Improved upon in today's magical 'Routines' and 'Effects'

Dai Vernon, Ed Marlo, S.W. Erdnase are few among the 'Legends'



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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on 14-6-2011 @ 02:41 PM this post

Originally posted by Shamatt

Originally posted by G

Sorry guys, there are no trick cards involved



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by bluemooone2
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From what I can understand , all hes doing is removing two card the first time , one card the second time and 2 cards again the third time) Easy LOL


I think I see what you are saying...I need a deck of cards in front of me. I am a visual learner.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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Thanks for that. Gives me some more information to work with here. Appreciated and I look forward to researching.
CJ



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Hey, off topic - did you make a thread about the caballaros templaros? I thought I saw your thread when I was looking on search recently...I posted a vid about them here last night...just curious because last night is a little foggy...



CJ



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth

Originally posted by bluemooone2
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From what I can understand , all hes doing is removing two card the first time , one card the second time and 2 cards again the third time) Easy LOL


I think I see what you are saying...I need a deck of cards in front of me. I am a visual learner.


Yeah well, I need a better explanation. I'm a slow learner



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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I remember an old friend of mine, who was a girl, showed me one trick which I still cant figure out.

First she told me to pick a card out of the deck.

Next she told me to split the deck into 3 piles.(It didn't matter how I split them.)

Then she told me to put my card on one of the piles.

I put it on the left most pile.

She then slowly, so I could see better, put one pile over the other, with the pile where my card was on the bottom.

After that she asked me how I wanted her to hit the card.

So I just told here to punch it.

Without shuffling the deck, she punched the top card and it was my card.

Can anyone help me figure it out?



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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While performing, he often mentioned that he had learned his first trick from his father at age seven, adding that he had "wasted the first 6 years" of his life.


LMAO, what a character.


Very nice thread, didn't know those competing magicians feuds like in the film "The Prestige" really happened.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Thanks Grey Magic! Apparently it isn't all fun and games in the magic world. Some have it, some don't:





ColoradoJens



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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to be honest from what I gather the thing he does is basically put the card second and when he pulls the one up he actually pulls both of them and when he turns it the second one turns its side up.

My 2 cents.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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need a little bit more info. After the piles are all together does she hold the cards? or touch any card but the top one? Did she ever let you flip over the card instead of her?

It is hard to digest a magic trick without seeing it



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Seeing that people have stated they know how this trick is done, yet noone has posted how, tells me noone knows and has been blowing hot air up people asses.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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Originally posted by Skerrako
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need a little bit more info. After the piles are all together does she hold the cards? or touch any card but the top one? Did she ever let you flip over the card instead of her?

It is hard to digest a magic trick without seeing it


After stacking the decks on top of each other she doesn't touch them again.

She let me flip over repeatedly and it kept being my card.

I even checked the deck and it wasn't rigged.(From what I could tell.)



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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At 2:13 he has her card facing up on top ,he then turns over 2 cards so her card is second from the top (notice how he grabs the cards carefully),then he takes the top card(not her card) and puts it under hers.The one card has two backs so you can't tell when he flips both cards.I think thats how it's done



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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the first top card in the deck has no face value
the back design is on both sides.

when he flips over the top card
it's always 2 cards instead of one.

When the selected card is removed and
placed back in 2nd, the double backed card
is still on top again and he flips 2 cards again

he shields the user from choosing that
double backed card with his hand
at the beginning which is on the far
left in the video when the selection is
made.

took me 4 times


edit on 6/14/2011 by boondock-saint because: (no reason given)




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