Bicycle Stripper Exclusive Learning Materials • 6m 30s
A PACK of one-way cards, Bicycle Rider cards, for preference, in which the mark to be noted is near the upper left-hand corner. The trick is presented as a purely mental feat and you take pains to apparently eliminate all possibility of trickery. After having the pack shuffled hold it behind your back for the choice of a card. Keeping the pack behind your back and impressing on the spectator the necessity for him to have a clear mental impression of the card, riffle shuffle the cards, turning them round in the process. The card is returned to the pack and the spectator shuffles the cards. Taking the pack slowly riffle it before the spectator's eyes asking him to make sure his card is still somewhere in the pack and so getting an opportunity of learning its approximate location in the pack as you watch for the reversed card to show up. Tell the spectator you will pass the cards slowly before hi s eyes and he is to think 'Stop,' as the card is passed to your right hand. Hold the pack level with the eyes and push the cards off with the left thumb, taking them in the right hand one by one. If the reversed card was well down in the pack turn your head away until you know you are coming near it. Slightly spread three or four of the top cards and glance at them as you take a card, if the card is not amongst them, turn your head away again, if it is there note if it is second, third, or fourth and turn away. So that when the card is taken off you are not even looking at the back. Take the card, hesitate, say that you feel you are compelled to stay right there and ask if it is the selected card.
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