This is an outstanding mentalism trick that will leave your audiences baffled as they try and figure out just how you did it!
The performer shows a deck of cards to the audience and fans through the deck to show that it is indeed a complete and randomly arranged deck. He then takes three rubber bands and securely wraps them around one end of the deck, ensuring that no cards can be added to or removed from the deck and that the order of the deck cannot be changed.
The deck is then passed to a spectator who is asked to flip to some point in the deck and view a card. The spectator is then asked to remember that card and pass the deck to another spectator. Let's say the spectator chooses a 3 of Diamonds. The second spectator is asked to do the same. Let's say the second chosen card is a King of Hearts. The third spectator is then asked to flip to some point in the deck to choose a card, remember that card, and then give the deck back to the performer. Let's say the third spectator chooses a 9 of Spades.
The performer takes the deck back and, without inspecting it by any means, throws it to someone else close to him in the audience to hold onto. He then asks for the three spectators who participated to "please stand up." The performer puts his hands to his temple and begins concentrating. He says, "I'm beginning to see colors... red and black. Now I see suites... I see a Heart. I see a Spade. Wait... now I see numbers. Okay. I think I've got it. When I say your card... if I say your card... please sit down in your chair." The three spectators watch and listen for their chosen card. The performer then says, "King of Hearts, 3 of Diamonds, 9 of Spades!", and all three spectators immediately sit down. The performer has correctly named all 3 randomly chosen cards!
"A very fine method and presentation... I would recommend it unhesitatingly." - Herb Zarrow
"First a word of advice. Trust me when I suggest that all well seasoned 'workers' toss out your Tossed-Out-Decks! That's right: get rid of them! Once you experience David's In Flight , you will be in command of the most bewildering and diabolical feat of pure mentalism one could imagine. I can personally attest to the stunning impact this effect had on the very knowledgeable attendees at the 2004 4F convention. Included with the ingenious deck and professional script, David has been granted permission to share a 'wonderful subtlety' of Wayne Dobson's. On a personal note: in the early days I became friends with the legendary David Hoy and witnessed his signature performance of this effect on many occasions. If possible, Mr. Hoy would be the first to give In Flight a standing ovation." - Roger Klause
Comes complete with rubber bands, gaffed deck, and 10-page instructional booklet detailing how to perform this astounding mentalism routine!