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4 More on Floor or 5Speed

May 13, 2008
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St Albans, UK
For those of you who know both 5 Speed (TOoC/1on1) and More Four on the Floor (Full Metal Jacket), which do you think is the better trick?

The problem is they both have valid pros and cons.

5Speed requires a gimmick, even though i know a version without one. It seems like a more elaborate and fun routine to do.

More4 is a little easier and can include a greater climax if the spectator chooses well enough.

I have tried testing both out on specs but they are very similar therefore reactions are always different since i'm performing to different people.

My question is: which one is better?
 
Apr 28, 2008
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They both have their advantages and disadvantages.

I would say 5 Speed is slightly better as I think the sequence before you reveal the selection makes a bit more sense. There doesn't seem to be any motivation for turning the cards face up then face down then face up again before you reveal the selection in 4 on the floor.

Also, 4 on the floor can leave you in quite an awkward situation if the spectators choose the wrong card and you have to do a magicians force.

Although I would probably still perform Four on the floor if I didn't have the 5 Speed gimmick with me.
 
Apr 28, 2008
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One day you will learn that it's not what you do, it's how you do it.

-PTG

This isn't entirely true in my opinion. While presentation is incredibly important some tricks are simply better than others. Obviously a poor performer would get a worse reaction with 5 Speed than a good performer with 4 on the floor.

Assuming that the performances are equal I think 5 Speed is a more logical and impressive effect that doesn't leave you in a potentially awkward situation if the spectator doesn't do what you expect them to.
 
May 13, 2008
543
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St Albans, UK
One day you will learn that it's not what you do, it's how you do it.

-PTG

I perform both flawlessly... :p

Really though, they are both so similar that i just don't know which to use. Probably go with 5Speed since it doesn't involve a p. force.

Cheers for the input guys
 
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