Real World Product Reviews
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Issue 26 - May 20th 2015
Real World Reviews
In this issue:
Perfect Score by Jon Allen reviewed by Jon Jensen
Card in impossible location is a very strong trick, proof of this is that
almost every professional magician does some version of it. John
Kennedy`s Mystery Box was an overnight sensation and is now a modern
classic. It has spawned many variations, many of which are very good.
Most of these tricks require you to do a mercury card fold, secretly
folding a card in fourths, and many of the tricks require the fold to be almost
perfect so that the selected card matches a duplicate card.
The mercury card fold is not a difficult sleight to perform with practice,
but even a seasoned professional will have a hard time doing it perfectly
every time. Jon has invented a device that allows you to score the back of
the card. The scoring of the card allows it to be folded quickly and perfectly
This inexpensive device is very clever and I cannot give it a higher
I use Jon`s gadget to score the backs of an entire deck of cards. I can
then fan the cards out, face-up, and have any card selected and signed.
Keeping the deck face up, I control the card to the bottom of the deck as I
ask the spectator to place the cap back on the pen. I then proceed with the
If you have any card to impossible location tricks that require a mercury
card fold, give Jon Allen`s Perfect score a try.