Twenty-five years ago, Michael Close developed a handling for the Torn and Restored Card effect. The routine was designed to solve many of the problems associated with this type of trick. The routine can be performed in most strolling environments, with or without a table. With adequate pre-show preparation (which is very simple) the trick resets almost immediately. The patter theme provides a logical reason why the card is torn up, and therefore the subsequent restoration comes as a surprise. The spectator is left with a souvenir that includes the magician’s contact information. In addition, the presentation solves one of the big “bugaboo” problems associated with this type of trick.
1st edition 2005; 20 pages, 36 photos, 7 video clips.
word count: 5493 which is equivalent to 21 standard pages of text