I remember when I first read “The Pyschotronic Card”, I thought it was a great effect, however, carrying two deck around just didn’t fit my style at that time so I passed the effect by. I was already performing successfully Brother Hammans, “Signed Card” and getting amazing reactions from lay people, so Darwin’s routine was off my radar.
In the book, there is another routine which makes use of two decks called “The Unholy Three”. When I read this effect, I just thought OMG, this has to go into my show. This routine was the impetus that made me feel, carrying two decks wasn’t such a bad idea after all.
in 2005, I appeared at The Magic Castle appearing along side the late Alan Shaxon as part of an all British week. This was an amazing week of magic in my life simply because, I went fully loaded intending to do some serious work. One of the routines which I presented was Darwin’s “The Unholy Three”, this routine brought the house down, in fact, I closed my show with it.
This was the beginning of my personal transformation as a technical artist – this book inspired me to dig deeper into my passion and raise my standard.
Another routine which has become a big part of my life is “The Sting”. Ten years of study and practice to master this sensational routine…it was worth it.
I will use this effect a lot more form now on.
The three effects I have chosen for my further study are:
Time and Again
The One Hand Poker Deal
Stay tuned for another update.