This effect was invented by The Great Norman (Norman Hazeldene) from England and sold by Supreme Magic c. 1972 as the effect Discus. What was particularly interesting about this method is that although the effect was similar to Jack Hughes’ Attaboy, the method used by Attaboy can be ruled out because of the motion of cards from top to bottom which is completely opposite from Attaboy. So this effect even fooled magician’s in the know 🙂
Magic Wagon have created a perfect higher end version of Norman’s great idea in Teak. Except for materials they have not veered very far from the original prop and this beauty is a joy to behold. It is easy to do and works every time.
If you like clever effects that clearly look like magic props you will be very happy with this release.
Effect: 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 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.
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