DECK DROPPER by Trevor Duffy

Magic Friday is written by Vancouver Magician Jamie D. Grant

What The Audience Sees:

”Why can’t Jamie make us all rich? I mean, he can make deck of cards appear out of nowhere, can’t he just make a million dollars show up?! Check it- he did this amazing card trick where he didn’t even use a deck of cards. They were invisible. But halfway through the show a deck simply appeared OUT OF NOWHERE! It was supernuts! Big Ted fell to his knees and began speaking in Tongues! I mean, one second his hands were empty, and then the next? BOOM! Deck of cards! Caaaarazy!”

How It Went:

Sometimes I come home with a big magical glow all around me. My amazing wife (seven years this year!) can always tell if a Magic Friday’s gone well (that’s also the reason, by the way, that some Fridays are missing reviews- disasters, lol.). Anyway, I was glowing this Friday!

What’s funny is that I didn’t even try the Deck Dropper until the night before. I’ve had it for a while but never really ‘set it up’ for whatever reason. What a mistake. This thing is fantastic. I did the Invisible Deck all day which, as we all know, is already killer, but with the Deck Dropper, you’ve got a lethal companion. The appearance is awesome and, as anyone who sleeves can tell you, is extremely shocking. But the great thing about the Deck Dropper is the fact that you can carry a deck around with you 24/7 (providing you sleep with a jacket on) and not use up any pocket space! Invaluable! Plus the instant reset?! Fuggedaboutit. Just go pick one up.

Best Lines:

”Oh My F#%^!!!!
-I can honestly say that I’ve never heard that word combo before, lol.

”That’s not real! That’s not real! AIIYUUAUAKKAKKCHKAK”
-I call this the surprise choke. Where people are so shocked they start choking on their own amazement, lol.

Angry Bob Rating:

For those of you reading this article for the first time, Angry Bob is a co-worker who has an understanding of some magic because his uncle was a magician. Angry Bob knows that TT’s exist, for example, but he has no desire to become a magician himself. He also has an anger management problem that can be experienced first hand if he can’t figure out how a trick is done. A high rating means he has no idea.

Ahhh, nothing makes a Friday sweeter than destroying Angry Bob!

”WTF!? I’ve seen this f%#^^ trick before. I can actually do it %@%^@... ... ...WHERE DID THAT DECK COME FROM? Tell me now!!!! %#^^#
-Gotcha. 5/5


I have to say that this will be going into my working repertoire immediately (I always use a suit when I work) so on that alone, I have to give this 9/10. And the only reason it’s not a ten is because of the jacket requirement. Then again, is it ever possible to make a deck appear so cleanly without one? Maybe I’m being unrealistic. So how about 9.5/10. This rocks.

The JDG Tip:

Really practice with the placement. While the Deck Dropper is crazy easy to use itself, the placement of it needs some experimenting. I would hate for someone to use this and think that it doesn't feel right and then not use it. I tried different places for about half an hour and have found the 'sweet spot', if you will. I don't even know it's there. Sweet, it is!

Closing Thoughts:

Going back to why you see some missing Magic Fridays- I should write a book one day of all the disastrous Magic Fridays I’ve had (through my own poor trick selection choices), lol. There hasn’t been a lot but there’s been enough to maybe write something up. Something to think about...

Have A Great Week Everyone!

~jamie d. grant


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on what sounds like a fantastic Magic Friday.

I'm glad that I know who Angry Bob is. A new character seems to be emerging: Big Ted.

Who's he? How big is he, really? Is Ted his last name and Big his first? What does he do for a living? Does his work somehow make use of his size? And if so, how?

One question spawns another, and the mystery of the enigmatic Big Ted grows.

Shaun :)

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