Double Take (GBP) by Jason Knowles - Trick
Double Take is an absolute reputation maker and your spectators will remember you for this long after you leave your gig!
Double Take is based on 2 devious gimmicks working together to put you so far ahead of the spectator that it will be impossible for them to back track.
It comes in £'s €'s and $'s but also works with any of the following currencies:
- Chinese 5 Yuan
- Australian 5 Dollar
- Hong Kong 10 Dollar
- Singapore 5 Dollar
Double Take Effect:
The spectator selects a card and puts it back in the deck wherever they want.
The magician tries to find the card, but pulls out an indifferent card that the spectator confirms is wrong.
The magician pulls out his wallet and offers to raise the stakes. He shows a bill in his wallet and asks the spectator to hold onto it. If the magician cannot find the card, the spectator gets to keep the bill.
The magician places the indifferent card under his foot.
The magician continues to try and find the card until they reach a startling conclusion... The selection has vanished from the deck!
The magician opens his wallet and the spectator reaches inside to pull out the bill -- but instead lies their selection!
The magician steps back and now the bill is under his foot.
The magician then spreads through the deck again and the indifferent card is reversed in the middle.
Ambitious Money Effect:
A card lost in the deck rises to the top, where it springs up and transforms into a bill in mid-air. The selection is now in the magician's wallet.
Invisible Pickpocket Effect (With permission from Patrick Kun to use this presentation):
The spectator selects a card and holds onto it as the deck is put away.
The magician pulls a bill out of his wallet and then passes the empty wallet to the spectator.
The magician then takes the selection back from the spectator and then folds the bill in half and puts them together.
The magician places the bill and card inside the wallet while the spectator keeps hold of it.
The magician then explains about pickpockets and then slides the playing card out of the wallet.
The magician then explains about invisible pickpockets and, with a slight flick of the wrist, the card changes into a bill.
The spectator opens the wallet to find their selection inside.
Bills and cards in the same effect - a double winner for audiences!