|The Nine of Diamonds by Neil Stirton - Book|
The Nine of Diamonds is a book of close up magic, a collaboration between some of the finest magicians in Scotland. Some are known, some are unknown, but all share a passion of close up magic and have bound some of their finest effects together in a beautiful hard backed book.
The book contains a variety of effects, mostly with playing cards.
Some think of it as an unlucky card. Some know it as "the curse of Scotland." Tarot readers believe it to be the card of bias. It's an image that's used in Coats of Arms which are centuries old.
And to this group of magicians, it's one of the most beautiful cards in the deck.
Sleights and Techniques
Reguritator Revelation - a novel card revelation
Touch Reverse - unpublished Jack Parker move for switching and reversing a selected card
Angled Afterburner - Jason Alford's fantastic control
Plate Clip Displacement - method to displace a card in a spread on top of a deck to any location in the pack
FIRP - Gary Goldberg's obscure method of reversing a card during a faro shuffle
Popout Pass Revelation - a classic pass variation where a card pops out from the side of the deck
Third Finger Crease Grip - method for replacing breaks held in a small packet
Fiend Stack - how much can you cram into a stacked deck
Bart Harding Stack - details on the calculated deck of Bart Harding, courtesy of Alan Shaxon
Himber Vanish Variation - clean vanish of a coin
OK Show Me Something
Jack's Departure from the Stage - convincing new approach to 'Point of Departure'
Amass Aces - a beautifully choreographed collectors routine
Regurgitator - two cards "barf up" a selection
Radical Decency - two Jokers visually transform into two selected cards
Still Smiling - a new handling of a Roy Walton classic
Frankenstein's Bunny - four beautiful assistants help find a lost pet rabbit
A Small Price to Pay - a coin trick with three perfect predictions
Quick n Dirty Three Fly - coins across routine based around a new sleight
Quick n Dirty Hanging Coins - you'll swear trick coins are used, but not so
Zen Stack - hailed as the very best stack using Zenner (ESP) Cards
Some Assembly Required
I Don't Trost You - a spectator deals herself four Aces from a deck shuffled by multiple spectators
Buckley's Angels - new take on an Arthur Buckley miracle that'll blow your audience away
Another Flippin' collectors - a technicians approach to the Collectors plot
Sesame Street - A version of "do as I do" that will leave a lasting memory in the spectators minds
Lazy Man's Memory Test - astounding performance piece with a deck of cards
Two Faced Mother FIRPer - a magician fooler that will have them cursing you
Any Card at Any Number - amaze your fellow magicians, bore your friends!
Pages: 140 - 6" x 9" - Hardcover - Black and white photos
"The Nine of Diamonds is an intriguing book of close up magic for intermediate to advanced magicians. The book teaches a series of useful sleights as well as some great tricks...Its an insightful and informative tome that is an enjoyable read. Wayne Kawamoto, Wayne Kawamoto, 10/10/2012