credit card number Mentalism.

Discussion in 'Product Questions and Reviews' started by Giianni, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. hey, I'm looking for the best handeling of this classic effect where you ask someone to hold there credit card between there hands and you are able to reveal there credit card number or atleast a part of if for obvieus reasons.

    pleas help, I need it fast!

    I'm not looking for this is mentalism effect but I'm planning to perform this as part of a pickpocketing act.

    Thanks.

    Gianni.
     
  2. I'm pretty sure Dee Christopher has a take on this effect in Pieces @3AM. If I remember correctly it's called theft and uses a small (sealed) envelope.

    I can't recall any other methods at the moment.
     
  3. This is really complicated to do. A method that came to mind was to pickpocket their wallet before the show and get the number.

    Otherwise letting them write it down is another idea.

    M.
     
  4. Or if you know some hypnosis you can get them to give you their wallet, then you memorize the number and make them completely forget that they gave it to you.

    This may not work for everybody, but it is an idea.
     
  5. Or you could just "blindfold" yourself (leaving room for you to peek either straight ahead or down the nose) and then just hold the credit card and reveal details from it. The blindfold does need to be a convincing one though.

    Being blindfolded could make the entire pickpocketing sequence more interesting and impossible..
     
  6. I can think of a few methods to do this, but frustratingly enough, I can't remember where to find them!

    Although another thought just came to mind - if you think outside the box, you could make a two-phase effect out of this using principles from Banachek's Psychological Subtleties. Use the first phase to set up the second divination phase. Then you could cleanly have them hold the credit card between their hands and divine as many numbers as you wished.
     
  7. What your looking for Dee Christopher has I would suggest contacting him here.

    Mindlapse.

    Very clever I've used it many times.

    Shane
     
  8. Dee Christopher's THEFT found in Pieces@3AM would be ideal for you. Minimal practice time, effective, and simple. No gimmicks needed ;)
     
  9. get it written down and do some pen reading...
     

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