2 Card Flight
Effect: Two cards are selected by two spectators. When the crowd is asked if they would like to see a card fly visible or invisible the magicians compromises and shows both ways. First invisible and finally visible. Both ways are very impressive and if you do it with the right attitude they'll be talking about you for a long time.
First let two spectators pick two cards and let them sign if you want with a magic marker. Control both cards to the bottom of the deck in you're favorite way. I use the overhand shuffle or Hindu shuffle control. I like to control cards as simple as possible. So don't use fancy stuff because that will be coming up next.
When the cards are on the bottom of the deck you ask the crowd if they'll like to see a card fly visible through the air or invisible. At the same time you perform the Swing cut to palm. The patter line is the misdirection. So you control while spectator 2 is still signing his card. Take the magic marker back. Control the second card to the bottom in a easy quick way. For the second control i use a tilt to bottom but i don't put it on the bottom but let it slip above the first selection, a easy task if you now tilt to bottom. Ask them, involve them, look at them and wait for response. If you do it right there will be too much misdirection which will be pleasant. You should notice that if you need the misdirection for this sleight you should not perform the trick but practice till you can pee, read the newspaper, and perform the cut palm smooth at the same time.
No matter what the spectator's response you say " OK OK I'll compromise" (sometimes this is funny because everybody for example said they wanted it to see a visible flight). Continue "I'll show you both. First Invisible then visible".
You've got the packet in the left hand with a pinky break above the top card. And the first selection palmed in right hand.
Now here is the use for the pinky break. You're going to perform a stretch cut which is going to put the selected card that is not palmed in you're hand back to the bottom. As soon as you perform the stretch cut the palmed card is bend away from the palm just as in the invisible color change. The right hand index finger snaps the card in to view while the left hand is completing the stretch cut. The back of the selection will show if done proper. Ask the spectator to tell the card he or she choose and show you found it.
The second selection is back again on the bottom of the deck. To let it fly visible i use the HOT-SHOT Cut from Daryll's Encyclopedia of card magic video series. I'm not going to make the effort to explain it because i think you should make the effort to buy the tape (Look for the HOT-SHUT Cut). It's one of the best investment in magic i made so far. Daryll does a very good explanation of this sleight. At the end of the page you can see a freeze action of this sleight. It looks like the card comes from the middle of the deck and it fly's through the air. The right hand catches the card. WOW!. Don't think it's hard to do. Once you've got the feeling it's easy. Well enough praising the lord. When you perform it well the spectators will gasp for 30 minutes and they'll think you take of like Copperfield. Hope you enjoy the trick.
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