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A Topological Trio
by Paul A. Lelekis


(3 reviews, 6 customer ratings) ★★★★

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A Topological Trio by Paul A. Lelekis


1) There have been many, many ways to perform the Torn & Restored Card over the years, but Paul Lelekis has created a brilliant, brand new version!

Imagine removing a single card from the deck, with empty hands and then, VERY OPENLY, tearing it in half (without ANY cover at all) and then restore it into a single playing card. You then sign the card and hand it out as a souvenir - with absolutely NO clues.

There are NO extra pieces of card to add, NO duplicate cards (except for the construction of the gimmick), NO additions, NO awkward moves, NO fake tears, NO sticky substances or tapes, NO switches, NO hiding of the card...even for an instant. This method is ingenious and leaves no clue as to how it works. Remember, this entire effect works with only one card.

2) The Moebius Strips, aka, The Afghan Bands! This trick does more than just making the loops link and growing to double in size. Included with this routine is a third method with an even more amazing outcome. This is a wonderful, interactive routine with one of the children at your show. Paul's full routine and patter are included. Learn Paul's full 4-stage routine. It is a must-have for your kiddie shows.

3) Card Warp is another amazing topological effect. But now, for the first time, Paul reveals his amazing, very cool idea for the finale. Paul has been performing this effect with his own convincing ending for over 25 years and ... it is so strong that your spectators will sit there with their mouths wide open ... and you can even let them check out the torn "warped" card!

BONUS! Paul has included instructions for a very easy-to-construct "small prop" that will add a new dimension to your magic as it has many, many hilarious applications.

Each move is demonstrated by Paul with color photos.

Remember...Paul KNOWS magic!

1st edition 2014, 10 pages, photo illustrated.
word count: 3405 which is equivalent to 13 standard pages of text

Reviewed by William Lainsbury (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 31 January, 2015

Though T&R is well thought out it is almost identical to HOODWINKS version from the Abra series in the 60's. Doug Hood used MELROSE which meant that ANY card could be used with any OTHER card. This is the version I have used for 40+ years and as it does not require extensive preparation is the one I will continue with.

Afghan bands is a classic and this routine is a top liner for kids who can handle scissors...too much work for most magicians...which suits me fine.

Time Warp is another from way back and again this version almost images that shown to me by Ralf Wichman (Braco)...for those NOT familiar with magic of the past...You won't waste your cash.

Billy Benbo 2015

Reviewed by Enrico Varella
★★★★★   Date Added: Monday 24 November, 2014

Paul's e-books are a treat to read, and a joy to apply. He is an active writer and product critic for IBM's The Linking Ring magazine, and he asserts the same rigorous standards to his own work. In a unique twist (no pun intended), he shares his thoughts on topology and effects related to three-dimensional planes. Other than the large body of work of the late-English magician Terri Rogers on topology, Paul re-introduces this overlooked area with his professional applications to three main areas: Namely, a new and novel Torn & Restored Card routine (its construction is elusive, sensible and it can be given out), presentations for the Mobius Strips, and a simple (but logical) finish for Card Warp. Highly recommended.’

- Enrico Varella, Vice-President IBM Ring 115

Reviewed by Bob Solari
★★★★★   Date Added: Monday 24 November, 2014

"As always, Paul Lelekis delivers the goods! A TOPOLOGICAL TRIO is NO exception! Great plots with simple handling! A MUST for any serious performer!" - Bob Solari

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