The performer displays a beautiful wooden stand which has two houlettes, positioned one above the other on opposite sides, and also hands a prediction to someone for safekeeping. He then shows a number of round discs and invites a spectator to shuffle them. Each disc has a single digit number printed on it, 0 thru to 9.
After the discs are freely shuffled, they are placed into the UPPER houlette where they remain on view. The performer now removes the discs, one at a time, from the upper houlette, with the reverse blank side facing out, and slowly moves it above the stand before placing it into the lower houlette. He then tells a spectator to stop him at any time as he holds a disc above the stand before he places it into the lower houlette. When he does so, the performer turns the disc face side out and places it on the display rack, and this is then repeated one more time.
Please note that the spectator stops the performer while he holds the disc, not the one after it has been placed or the next one about to be removed.
At the finish, there are two discs on the display rack, making a 2-digit number. In our photo it is 41. The performer then reminds the spectator that he has a completely fair choice of any one of the 100 numbers from 00 to 99. Now, the prediction is opened and it reads, “41”!
It is a killer effect and a baffling one for those not in the know. It may look like a horizontal Attaboy, however; Attaboy users will immediately recognize that the cards are being moved from bottom to top, not the opposite, negating that method completely.
The stand measures approximately 8.5″ x 5.5″ x 2.4″ or 21.5cms wide x 14cms high x 6cms deep at the base and has been completely handcrafted from natural aged teak wood with a lightly distressed oil finish.
Mystic Numero has been inspired by one of the rarest mental magic effects called Discus by The Great Norman (Norman Hazeldene). If you’re unfamiliar with the method, you’re going to be amazed by the ingeniously designed mechanism used in this baffling magic effect.