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Card enthusiasts will all find something to love on Trade Secrets. In addition to the 3 amazing effects, there is also a bonus interview where Michael gives insight into his creative process.
Included on the DVD:
1. Resetting Travelers
You begin by showing 4 Jacks and placing them into 4 separate pockets. You then take 4 Aces and slowly change them one-by-one into the 4 Jacks. Now that the Jacks are on the table, you reveal that the Aces are in your pockets where the Jacks used to be! The final surprise comes when you reveal that the Jacks have also jumped back into your pockets! Only 8 cards are used - no gaffs or gimmicks!
The routine begins by having the spectator shuffle the deck - there is no question in their mind that the cards are thoroughly mixed. You then instruct them to use their intuition to deal the cards into 2 separate piles however they would like, only to reveal that they have blindly separated the red cards from the black cards. The spectator is truly in control of the shuffling and dealing, and you can use any deck!
3. Manhattan Opener
A blue deck of cards is introduced and handed to a spectator. They are directed to allow another spectator to select a card and return it to the deck. When the cards are spread, one card in the middle has turned red! The spectator removes the card from the spread to reveal that it is the selection! The process is repeated with a 2nd card, but this time nothing in the deck changes. There is still one red card on the table, the original selection. It is turned over to reveal that it has inexplicably turned into the 2nd selection! All of the magic is performed by the spectator, making it that much more impossible!
Running Time Approximately: 1hr 30min