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On this volume, J. J. performs the tricks he uses in strolling situations, much to the obvious amazement and delight of the studio audience. Then, after the show, J. J. rolls up his sleeves and shows you how you can perform his award-winning magic, too!
Killer Card Routine – This is J. J.’s favorite and it features some of the most eye-popping card effects ever created, all rolled into one ten-minute tour de force. It’s the routine that J. J. makes his living with.
Coin Routine – Take a purse frame and add some half dollars, a few Chinese coins and a couple of spectator’s hands and the result is a six-minute coin routine that, as soon as you learn it, you’ll perform for the rest of your life.
Break the Ice – This is the routine J. J. uses to first engage a group in a cocktail setting. A touched card behaves in a variety of startling ways that includes visibly appearing on the face of the deck.
Reversed – A peeked-at card magically reverses itself in the deck and then penetrates through the deck to drop onto a spectator’s hand. For the finale, the entire deck reverses itself around the selection!
Daryl’s (and JJS’) Boomerang – A peeked-at card visibly jumps out of the deck and into the performer’s other hand and then jumps back again. The card travels across one more time – invisibly!
Your Favorite Card – A spectator is asked to name any card. The selection is apparently missing from the pack so the performer takes three random cards and, one by one, changes them into the named card. For the finale, the three cards turn into the mates of the selection while the missing “favorite” card is found in the performer’s pocket!
Cigarette Thru Coin – With a politically-correct presentation (smoking is bad for you!) and a handling that utilizes only one hand, J. J. breathes new life into this classic. You’ll also marvel at the switch at the trick’s end, though you probably won’t see it!
Running Time Approximately 1hr 55min
Twisting Hofzinser – Hofzinser’s classic Four-Ace Problem meets Twisting the Aces and the results are truly amazing. J. J. also teaches his utilitarian Retro Count.
Ubiquity – The spectator’s selected card is everywhere! It even matches the performer’s prediction. You’ll also learn J. J.’s incredible Twirling Double Lift.
Invisible Flush Palm – Jennings’ Open Travelers with a startlingly new climax.
Card Fusion – Possibly the last word on this neo-classic. Two cards are visibly fused together face to face and then, just as mystifyingly, are separated. The cards are then signed and fused back to back and given out as an impossible souvenir.
Table Change – This is one that wowed the judges at FISM. A tabled card visibly changes into a peeked selection.
Vista – A spectator freely thinks of a card and writes its name on a slip of paper. The performer runs through the cards and sets one aside and it’s shown to match the thought-of card. You’ll learn how to turn your card case into a magical secret weapon.
Impossible Prediction – The performer writes the name of a card on a slip of paper and it’s found to match the card found at the spectator’s freely named number. A strong and virtually self-working miracle!
Cool Cold – The performer is dealt a Royal Flush from a deck that is shuffled and dealt by the spectator. You’ll find many uses for this powerful technique.
Running Time Approximately 2 hrs 8min
Card in the Lemon – The secrets of the Universe explained with a deck of playing cards and a citrus fruit! A selected card, after going through several miraculous changes, is found inside of a lemon. The routining makes the lemon a logical part of the routine and the ending is guaranteed to elicit a gasp from even the most reserved audiences.
Babybel – This is the trick that J. J. uses to close his show – that says it all! In this routine that could almost be considered an act in itself, a borrowed bill is vanished and found within a small cheese. It should also be mentioned that said cheese is covered in wax, wrapped in cellophane and factory sealed in a net bag. Oh, yes – the bag is also sealed in a can of peas. This is a Nest of Boxes-type of effect that your audience is never going to believe. Plus, J. J. takes you through the setup of this effect in one of the most meticulous explanations of any magical effect ever committed to video.
Running Time Approximately 137 min
I Ching – A brand new deck of cards are shuffled and cards are eliminated by the spectators until only one is left and, after some by-play, is shown to exactly match the performer’s prediction. You’ll also learn J.J.’s masterful equivoque and verbal control techniques.
Royal Rollover Aces – If you think you know this classic effect, think again. After the deck is shuffled face up and face down several times, the cards are turned to reveal the four Aces while the remainder of the cards are shown to now be all face down. The Aces are set aside to reveal a Royal Flush in Spades on top of each packet of cards. As if that weren’t enough, the five packets are spread to show that each contains four of a kind in matching suit orders. For the incomprehensible finish, the rest of the cards are spread to show that they are now in perfect numerical order. Use this as your closer (though J. J. often uses it as his opener!)
Bill and Pen – The metal “core” of a borrowed bill is removed and then replaced after which a fountain pen is thrust through it with no damage. J. J. combines two classics of magic and makes the entire procedure logical and magical.
Surviving Card – If you’ve ever lost your break or had a troublesome spectator, this routine is the perfect solution. The spectator names the only card not in the deck. It’s found, uncannily, in the performer’s pocket.
Show Me A Trick – Once again, J. J. shows you how to handle a situation that every close-up magician faces. This time, you’ll learn how to turn a spectator’s request that you teach them a trick into a perfect magical moment.
Flying Dollar – This is the last word in Fingertip Coins Across routines. Coins travel back and forth from one hand to another. For a finale, they all change to Chinese coins. The silver coins are reintroduced magically and then vanished one at a time.