Two mentalism card routines.
Cut It Out
The spectator is asked to cut a regular packet of cards and to complete the cut by placing the bottom half on top. The performer ribbon spreads the cards face-down onto the table, inviting the spectator to slide any card from within the spread. The selection is at this stage kept face-down with its identity remaining unknown.
The packet is once again gathered up before the spectator is asked to again cut the deck into two piles. The position cut to is marked by placing the lower half of the deck onto the upper at a right angle. The selected card is turned face-up revealing its identity.
The performer points out the fact that the spectator has actually cut to two cards, one on the bottom of the top half and one on the top of the bottom half. The top half is turned over and shows a card that exactly matches the suit of the spectator's selection. The top card from the bottom half is turned face-up, showing a card that exactly matches the value of the spectator's selection.
Out of Sync
A prediction card is placed face-down onto the table and a packet of playing cards is introduced. A spectator is identified and asked to name any number that is higher than fifteen but less than forty. The named number is used to count off an amount of cards from the top of the packet. The dealt-off pile is then separated into two piles by the spectator, dealing alternatively until all cards have been used. The business card prediction is turned face-up to reveal the following message:
- The performer's card will be black
- The spectator's card will be red.
Both top cards are turned face-up and indeed prove to be the colour mentioned on the prediction card. The performer suggests that it may have simply been a lucky guess as the odds every time are simply 50/50. The performer continues to show that every other card in each packet are of the opposite colour, ribbon spreading the remaining cards in the performer's pile to show them all as red and ribbon spreading the remaining cards in the spectator's pile to show them all as black.
1st edition 2021, PDF
word count: 2300 which is equivalent to 9 standard pages of text