We all think we know the Si Stebbins Stack, so did I, until I dug a bit deeper. This publication describes the stack used by Si Stebbins himself and it's not the old favourite that we all know and love.
Not just a one-trick pony, a deck of cards set up in the Si Stebbins System can be used to build a complete card routine, consisting of many different card effects. Six such effects are described and explained in this text. Also included is a simple diary or planner with a named card at every date, which can be used in the "Planner Ahead" effect.
Plus you get a new, 'low maintenance' method which enables you to know what card is at a given position in the deck or get the position of any named card. Specially developed for the original Stebbins Stack and for people who do not like mental arithmetic - "Si-Step" is described and explained in full detail.
A description of the stack originally used by Stebbins himself, complete with a method of setting it up.
Mind Over, Don't matter
A 'hands-off' mentalism effect where the deck is given out and cards chosen by two spectators are revealed.
A deck of cards is used as a lie-detector, to see if a spectator is telling the truth about a card he has chosen.
Demonstrating his photographic memory, the magician, instantly calculates the number of cards in a given pile and identifies a missing card from the pack.
Si Plays Poker
Spectators are asked to nominate who they would like to have a winning poker hand. The cards are dealt, the nominated person wins!
A spectator secretly deals a few cards from the deck, they are used to choose a page and a word from a book. The magician mysteriously reveals the chosen word.
A brand new system which enables you to know what card is at a given position in the deck or get the position of any named card. Specially developed for the original Stebbins Stack and for people who do not like mental arithmetic.
Using a diary or planner which has a different named playing card at every date; the spectator is asked to choose any date. A card is taken from the deck. The chosen date is looked up in the diary and its associated card is read out. The card taken previously from the deck is revealed to show that it is the very same card. Three methods of achieving this are explained; the hard Way, the easy way and the very easy way!
1st edition 2014, 30 pages.
word count: 8384 which is equivalent to 33 standard pages of text