Three face down cards are show and tabled to one side for the moment. Introducing a regular deck of cards, you have one selected, signed across its face, returned and then lost.
The deck is now set aside, as you show the three cards tabled earlier. Incredibly, all three appear to be the signed selection! Then the cards become shy and refuse to show their faces in public, backing away from everyone (all three cards now have backs on both sides!) Finally, they all return to normal!
This is a brilliant routine and easy to perform. Only three cards are used - apart from those in your deck that is!
As a bonus you get a second similar routine "Trio".
The Bicycle fake cards required to make up both effects are readily available.
1st edition 2005; 4 pages.
word count: 1766 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text
Reviewed by James Colonna (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 22 February, 2012
I'm new to this review business but I thought I'd start making some.
Fade Away is definitely an interesting ebook. First, you can see demos of both routines on Youtube. Just search "Fade away" and "Trio", by Stephen Tucker. If you like what you see from the demos then you won't be disappointed with the book.
Now my thoughts. In my opinion if you want to do Fade Away, you might as well do the trick "The trick that Fooled Houidin" instead. I just think that there will be less heat on the deck if you do it this way. In Fade Away I think that spec's will want to see the cards, and well you can hand the cards out after. But then the lay people will be handling gimmicked cards. But that's my opinion.
Trio: Is a nice three card trick, and if you like what you see in the demo then you won't be dissapointed.
My one negative is that in Fade Away and Trio, you're not really left "clean" in my opinion. So if like examinable tricks, then I wouldn't recommend it. But if you don't mind ending dirty then I recommend it.