- Jul 13, 2010
Oh sorry, didn`t get itI know. I was just being snarky and implying that Relaxed Impossibilities is better because I'm a Stephen Minch fanboy.
I'm also a Minch fan. Great Writer. "Carneycopia", "Collected Works of Alex Elmsley" (although I just own the ebooks) and "Books of Wonders" are my favorites. Other gems on my list (which I hope to get sometimes in the future) are "Kort", "Vernon Chronicles" and "Ultra Cervon".
As Krab1 stated, you don`t need a color separation with the Grant or Lorayne version. Both are totally impromptu, no separation needed before, not a single sleight needed. The "dirty" work lies within the way you present it and everything is totally justified, unsuspicious and fooling (I assume the Grant version is similar ?!).
However if you want ways of arranging a deck right under a spectators nose, Juan Tamariz "Mnemonica" offers several methods for this, but a "bit" of an overkill if you just want to learn a color separation.
Three "separations" I like:
- GAS (Green Angle Separation). The one Lorayne constantly criticizes because it is too similar to "his" The Great Divide. In my mind, GAS is better.
- Woody Aragon`s Separagon ("A book in English"). Great if you have a more sloppy, careless style of card handling and a table.
- The Cull. I personally love the Cull. You will use it forever and not just for this trick. It`s a devious, universal weapon (the "swiss knife" of card magic sleights IMO) and in my opinion fun to practice.
My advice would be don`t buy the Lorayne book, it`s too pricey just for the trick (or with Lorayne`s words: "Don`t buy my book!" ). Go with Krab1`s advice.