Sometimes the big finish to a trick is the whole reason for the trick, right? Certainly this is true with Mark Southworth's 3D Realization Pro, which starts as a simple "pick a card and I'll tell you what it is" trick, but ends with the magical production of a solid billiard ball from inside the deck of cards.
It looks like this: Magician shows a deck of cards and his otherwise empty hands. (His sleeves are rolled up). A card is selected (for example, the 8 of clubs) and it is mixed into the deck. The magician cuts to a card, but it is the wrong card. He one-hand fans the cut off packet of cards, and waves it over the remainder of the deck. Bang! A real 8-ball appears. (Because the chosen card was a black 8, get it?) The billiard ball is solid and real, and immediately examinable, as is the deck.
For a quick follow up, the magician magically flattens the ball like a pancake on the spectator's palm.
That is one way to do this. I prefer the other routine that is taught on the DVD, with a couple easy, minor changes. Have a card chosen (the 8 of spades) which is mixed back in the deck. Now show a prediction envelope, and tilt a flat eight ball out of it. "You card must be a black 8!" But then the flat 8-ball vanishes. The deck is spread and one card has a flat black eight ball stuck on it's back! the card is turned faceup and it is the chosen card. The chosen card is held in your hand, and shaken until... a real 8-ball falls to the table! The back of the chosen card no longer has anything stuck to it.
The production of the solid 8 ball requires a jacket, but the props supplied make it very easy and practical. The 8-ball supplied is actually smaller than a regulation billiard ball, but not by so much that anyone but a pool shark would notice. The smaller size is just as impactful when produced, but much easier to work with when concealed.
Comes with 8-ball, hold out, flat eight ball, card stickers, etc -- all you need is a jacket, and a red deck of Bicycle Riders. (And a little practice.
Normally sells for $40+, but I got a few at a great price, so don't miss this!
Brand new, with DVD instructions.
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