Arsène Lupin (Slawomir Piestrzeniewicz) is a qualified medical doctor from Poland who became a full-time professional magician in 1980. He placed second for Manipulation in FISM 1982 and 1991, and third for Invention in 2003. He creates some really wonderful and unique magic that is well priced.
This is well made effect by the Arsène that is similar in method to Final Card however instead of just one card being found, 4 numbers are revealed in the end. The effect described, with all of the audience looking at their watches, sounds more amazing than the method really is. For sure it is possible to perform the effect as stated below, but it does require fairly precise timing and most people will probably not want to be bothered with it. Instead they will go with a more fixed target of a prediction or a birth date, etc.
Effect: You show the audience a special deck of cards, where the front side of the cards are numbered. You get someone from the crowd to shuffle the cards thoroughly, after which you give another spectator the pile. This person now must give you four cards – four times. The bundles of cards are placed around the face of a clock, that has been marked respectively A, B, C, and D.
You throw an object (a beach ball, a foam stone, a balloon, etc.) out to the audience and the first to catch it then chooses one of the four letters. You then remove the corresponding bundle of cards from the dial. The person who catches the first object then throws it along and the next two people to catch it does the same until there is only one set of cards left. Those cards are then spread around the clockface which then creates a random four-digit number… For example, 1357. It could be a PIN code. It could be a random year. Or it could be … a time of the day.
You immediately ask the audience to look at their watches, and slowly they realize … Miraculously the random selection of numbers have precisely led to the current time in this very moment!!! And after a few seconds, the mumbling in the crowd is replaced by cheers and laughter.
Mental clock works just as well on a big stage as it does at home in the living room. Throughout the show, multiple people from the audience are actively involved – and in the end, EVERYONE is suddenly a part of the effect, as they look at their watch and phone in disbelief.
You will receive a cleverly thought out prop that will do most of the work for you. No palms, no ”magician’s choice” and you can concentrate 100% on delivering the presentation in the best way possible.
Instead of being a time of day, the four-digit number can naturally also be other things that fit your show. Maybe the year the birthday girl was born? When the company was founded? Or the current date? The choice is yours.
- The stand – nicely made of plexiglass. That can be disassembled into two parts. Included is also a solid box for transportation.
- A deck of special plastic cards with Bicycle-backside with the numbers 1 to 9 printed on them.
- And a DVD with Asene Lupin’s comprehensive explanation in Polish, but it is clear enough to understand in any language how to perform the effect.
(Notice: The Printed instructions are in English, but the DVD is in Polish.)
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