X Marks The Spot
by Justin Miller and Kozmo Magic
As magicians, whether we've practiced for 10 months or 10 years, we've all "found" a spectator's card. We've all made a card flip upside down in a deck. We've all made a signed-card rise to the top of the deck. We've all done a triumph routine.
But that's where it stops.
We have NOT all made a mixed deck correct itself while the ENTIRE DECK (every single back in the deck including the spectator's card) changes... Every card, all 52, in the entire deck changes in a flash of fire within a split second giving a moment of startling, visual, in your face magic.
THIS is X-Marks The Spot...
You, in a pseudo demonstration on how magicians use marked cards take your audience through a deck of red cards to see if they can find the marks themselves. Unfortunately, they are not able to see a thing, and believe at this point that you are pulling their leg. So, to prove they really are marked, a card is selected and signed on its face and lost in the deck. One half of the deck is turned face up and shuffled into the face down half. The cards are spread to show the mess. You ask one more time if they can see the marks on the back. Once again, the answer is no. Accusing the lighting conditions on this sight problem, you pull out a lighter and a piece of paper with a big black X drawn on it. Suddenly the paper is ignited (accidentally) and in an explosion of fire the paper is tossed at the deck and INSTANTANEOUSLY a black appear on the back of the deck. Also, all of the cards are face down and ALL THE CARDS HAVE A BIG X ON THE BACK OF EACH CARD except for on that is face-up in the spread...you guessed it, the selected signed card. As if that were not enough, you explain that you were not really looking for those marks but the one on the back of the selected card. As you turn the card over, its found to have a BLUE BACK.
No rough and smooth
Nothing is added or taken away
No deck switches
Resets in minutes
Perfect for walk-around and restaurant work
Running Time Approximately 27min
Includes gimmick Bicycle cards.
X Marks The Spot