"Forget the card sword routine everybody else is doing - this is a novel and fresh approach to a great card on sword routine".
- TC Tahoe
Effect: A card is signed by a spectator and placed inside the deck. The performer picks up a brown string shopping bag and has the spectator drop the cards in to it. He then explains that he has seen other magicians throw cards in the air and catch a card on the end of sword. Unfortunately the magician doesn't have a gleaming sword, so instead bring out a thick wooden stake, which is banged on the floor. One end of the stake has been sharpened to a point. The cards in the bag are given a shake. The spectator names their card and the performer thrusts the stake down in to the open paper bag with such force that it penetrates right through the bottom.
The stake is pulled back out, and impaled on it is a card. Due to the large size of the stake, only a narrow boarder of card remains. The performer pulls the remains of the card off the stake, holds the empty frame towards the audience and proudly announces the name of the chosen card! After the laughter comes the climax where the performer taps the side of the stake and out of the blunt end he shakes out the chosen and signed card minus it's border!! He shows it to the spectator who confirms it is their signed card and applause follows.
A very strong magic routine complete with gags upon gags making this routine a highly commercial and solid effect. This book comes complete with diagrams and photos showing how to make this yourself PLUS additional ideas showing how to make the stake in to a table. All the moves are very easy to perform and loading the card in stake could not be easier.
Pages: 45 - 8" x 5" - PDF format - Black and white photos