Scrapbook by Alexander de Cova (Issue 7)
PAPER DARTS – This is the routine I’ve kept back. You stand…
PAPER DARTS – This is the routine I’ve kept back. You stand on stage with a folded paper dart. Spectators decide on a three digit number. The dart is thrown into the audience and the audience member catching it brings it to the stage. The paper dart is opened and on it is PRINTED in big bold letters the chosen number! NO nail writing or whatsoever, the method will make you laugh. Completey “out-of-the-box” thinking here. Hopefully, only a few magicians will go into the troubles making this one up.
HOPA-GIMMICK – This can be made up withing minutes and enables you to force two cards as convincingly as possible. The difference is that these cards have never been in the deck. I describe my stand-up version of card to wallet, which is absolutely easy to perform but baffling.
Two spectators merely think of a card. Your wallet has been on the table the whole time in full view. The thought of cards vanish from the pack and are found in the zippered compartment of the wallet. This is repeated, but this time with the cards signed by the spectators. The first part of this routine can be done with an unprepared wallet, even with a spectator’s wallet!
TAMARIZ MEMO DECK DAY 5 – This ends our little course in memorizing the Tamariz stack. At the end, there is a priceless hint given on how to practice the stack. This will boost up your memo work in lightning speed.
ENTHYMEMATA – Learn a little secret I held back for a long time concerning the use of a key card that is so bold but so good. It makes working with a key card a breeze, no forgetting anymore or difficulties in spotting it. The speed with which you handle a key card in the future will fool all the magicians.
1st edition 2014, 7 pages.
word count: 2654 which is equivalent to 10 standard pages of text