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Aug 19, 2008
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That is a beautiful routine, very reminiscent of the “This or That” trick. It seems like a fairly simple sequence of Elmsley counts, so if you experiment with that, you can probably come up with something like it.
 
Jun 18, 2019
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It looks brilliant. I just wish the ending was different. If you're trying to prove that all the four cards are changing colour, then revealing that you actually have just one card of each colour seems counter-productive and ends on a not-so-magical-anymore note.

Upvoted nonetheless. :)
 

RealityOne

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Nov 1, 2009
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It looks like a variation on Roy Walton's Restless Colours. Aldo Colombini taught that for years (with permission) and sold it at his lectures. You can find a video of Aldo performing it. I think you can get the instructions for that routine on Lybrary.com. I think Restless Colours is better motivated on why the deck changes colors.
 
Oct 2, 2018
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Wow....thanks for all the help. I've looked at Restless colors and that looks about right. The only place it's available is Lybrary.com, so I guess that site is still legit? R1...you probably would not have mentioned them if things were otherwise. This will be my resolution for 2021. And learn the Elmsley count.
 

RealityOne

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So a little bit of research... Roy Walton's Restless Colors was first published in Epilogue, Issue 5, Page 40. It was based on Alex Elmsley's "Dazzle" which is in the Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Volume 2. Nick Trost has a version called Razzle-Dazzle in Subtle Card Creations, Volume 2.

Restless Colors isn't exactly the routine performed, but it is close. Be forewarned, you will need cards from eight decks: e.g. two red decks, two blue decks, two green decks and two orange decks. I'll do some research and see if I can come up with other routines that use cards form different colored decks... so you can get some additional use out of those decks. The routine is great fun and I've gotten surprisingly great reactions from it (even from my wife... and that is saying something!).

As for lybrary.com, they are reputable. Everything they sell is either in public domain or they have permission of the author.
 
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