Clear Clipboard Prediction
By Professor Spellbinder
The basic effect is clearly not new. What IS new is the
method for accomplishing it in a way that only requires
inexpensive supplies from your local Staples or Office Depot (or
use my on-line suggested sources).
The effect is based on a routine called Clearly
Mental by Tony Spina and others, the roots of which go back
to Aldinis Improved Slate of Mind and various
other reincarnations including Jim Gerrishs Off and
Running. How it plays out using my method is as follows.
The Magic Mentalist shows two sets of five Zenner Design ESP
Cards. One set of cards has normal faces and backs, with each of
the five designs represented. The other set of cards has
identical face designs on both the front and back of the card.
(You print these out yourself using your own computer OR you can
buy and use commercial ESP cards if you prefer.)
The Mentalist also displays a transparent clipboard that has
been fitted with elastic straps to hold the two sets of cards.
(Easy to make!) The Mentalist takes the first set of cards and
places them on the clipboard under the straps to the left. As he
places each card, he concentrates on the future and
attempts to predict where the spectator chosen will place his set
of identical cards.
The Mentalists cards can be seen by the audience at all
times once they have been placed, since the board is transparent.
They can only see the backs of his cards, but they will know if
he attempts to move any of his cards.
Now the spectator takes the double faced cards, after
verifying that each card has the same design on both front and
back. The first card is handed to the Mentalist and the spectator
tells him where to place it on the right side of the clipboard.
The audience can see the design on the Spectators card
right through the board and the mentalist gives the spectator
chances to change the positions of his or her card choices.
Once all five of the Spectators cards have been placed
according to the Spectators wishes, the board is turned
around and the audience can plainly see that the Mentalists
predictions match the Spectators placements card for card.
I provide you with Zenner Design templates so you can print
out your own ESP cards for the effect, and all the instructions
needed to bring this Mental Magic Prediction to life.
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