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.
This trick comes in two versions -- one of them has the black Eight ball, and one has a red 3-ball. I got a great close-out deal on the 3-ball version, so get it while they last at less than half price!
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 3 of hearts) 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 3-ball appears. (Because the chosen card was a red 3, 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 3 of hearts) which is mixed back in the deck. Now show a prediction envelope, and tilt a flat three ball out of it. "You card must be a red three!" But then the flat 3-ball vanishes. The deck is spread and one card has a flat red three 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 3-ball falls to the table! The back of the chosen card no longer has anything stuck to it.
The production of the solid 3 ball requires a jacket, but the props (including extra holdout gimmick) supplied make it very easy and practical. The 3-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 3-ball, hold out, flat three 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 SUPER great price, so don't miss this!
Brand new, with DVD instructions.