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Detour: an incredible double prediction effect
by Raphaël Czaja

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Detour: an incredible double prediction effect by Raphaël Czaja


The magician displays a pack of cards and a prediction (one card between the two Jokers, all held by a rubber band). He deals the cards from the top of the pack until the spectator says "stop". He is asked to remember the suit of his first selection.

The deck is gathered and the value of the first card is used to find another card. He is asked to remember the value of his second selection.

So basically, a card has just been made up. The deck is gathered, turned face up and the value of the second selection is used to find a third card. Wouldn't it be great if it was the made-up card?... Unfortunately, it is not.

The magician then removes the rubber band and shows that both cards have been predicted.

  • Effortless
  • Instant reset
  • Ordinary deck of cards
  • No duplicates
  • No marking
  • No switch
  • No gimmicks
  • No rough & smooth

"It is a beautiful routine. As usual, you have a very unique way to create things!" - Aldo Colombini

"Detour is a real tour-de-force!" - Stephen Tucker

"I really like your new trick. The principle behind [it] is very clever! I also like, that you reset the deck during the performance." - József Kovács

"I performed it this weekend a couple of times and it had a very good impact." - Tommaso Guglielmi

1st edition 2013, 4 pages.
word count: 1207 which is equivalent to 4 standard pages of text

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