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Card Through The Window

Trick Courtesy of: Brian Reaves (manna@quicklink.net)

Original Author: Unknown

Effect: The magician allows the spectator to choose a card. Once they see it, they slip it back into the deck. The magician then shuffles the deck and without warning tosses it against a nearby window. After all the cards settle, one is left sticking to the window. When the spectator goes to peel it off, he finds that it's actually stuck on the OUTSIDE of the window. As the cards are gathered up, the spectator's card is found missing and indeed stuck.

Card Trick:

A real baffler, but a little preparation is necessary. Get an exact duplicate of the card you want to force by buying two alike decks. Put double-sided tape (the clear kind) on the face of the card and stick it to the outside of a window near where you will be presenting the trick.

Now, get your spectator - making sure that their back is to the window AT ALL TIMES. Now force the card on them (using your method) and let them slip it back into the deck. Shuffle the cards, but keep a lookout for the card they chose. When you see it, make it the top card of the deck.

Now, WITHOUT WARNING toss the deck past the spectator to the window. Make sure that you palm the top card before you let go. As the spectator turns to watch the cards fly, slip the palmed card into your pocket.

This one is great, but angles are everything. If they see the card before you toss the deck, the trick is a bust.

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