Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Yesterday morning, we released the Aberdeen Thread by James Dickson - an overhaul to the classic Gypsy Thread effect that annihilates previous methods and shortcomings. The spectator can examine the string before and after the effect, and the best part: the secret is hidden in plain sight. No cumbersome setup. It truly is a beautiful effect that breathes new air into a classic routine dating back to 1584. Using the Gypsy Thread as inspiration, this week's contest is all about the classics. The challenge is simple: perform a classic effect in magic. It can be exactly as published - like cups and balls - or a version/twist of your own for some bonus points. It can be ANY classic effect in magic, so the sky's the limit with what effect you choose to perform. Our judging criteria for this week is as follows: best performance of the effect overall (no flashes!), and bonus points will be awarded for creativity. Keep in mind that performance is the main key this week, so even if it's very creative, a bad performance will knock it down the list. Make sure you practice your effect before filming! Film and upload your performance to YouTube, Vimeo, or Instagram, and post the link to your performance in response to THIS forum thread by no later than 11:00pm EST tomorrow, Sunday, May 1st. Once time is up, our panel of judges will go through all submissions and decide on a winner based on the criteria listed above. What's up for grabs? 1,000 Elite Member Points, ABERDEEN THREAD by James Dickson, and a deck of 5th & Laurel Playing Cards, shipped on the house, anywhere in the world. We can't wait to see your performances. Get to it!