Array (Gimmick and DVD) by Baz Taylor and Alakazam Magic
Array: - Verb. To Place In Proper Or Desired Order
Baz Taylors Array has taken John Bannon's now classic "Play It Straight Triumph" Plot to new heights with his beautiful custom printed gaffs & incredible sleight free handling.
After shuffling a deck of cards two spectators are requested to select a card and leave them face down on the table sight unseen. You now explain you are going to find the value of the cards in a weird and very unusual way. Splitting the deck into 4 piles you turn two of the piles face up and leave two face-down. The piles are shuffled together face up into face down until you are left with a haphazard collection of face up and face down cards.
This is where the magic begins... After making a magical pass over the cards, every card apart from one suit corrects itself into the face down position. Leaving the suit in perfect order (minus one card) the card that is missing from the face up suit is proved to be selection number 1. The deck is now squared and instantly re-spread to show a different suit is now face up and once again, it's in perfect order with only one card missing. Could it be the second selection? Watch their jaws drop as they turn over their card and realise it's the one missing from the spread!!
Baz's Array is visual card magic at its best. It makes you look like a master of sleight of hand BUT the best bit is there is NONE! Not one little bit.
Array Comes with the custom printed cards (add to your own deck). These cards have been design by Baz Taylor and printed by the USPCC to ensure they are a perfect match to a standard red Bicycle deck. Array also includes a full instructional DVD starring Peter Nardi and Andy Smith.
Routines explained on the DVD:
Baz's Taylors original 2 card Array (A Lovely take on John Bannon's Play It Straight)
Peter Nardi's 3 card Array routine (Peter took Baz's original idea and added a great 3rd phase)
Peter Nardi's In the hands handling of Array (Ideal for when there is no table)
Andy Smith's Out Of Order Triumph (An Eye-Popping Rearrangement Of The Cards)
Andy Smith's Pack Transpo. (A visual Transposition between Two Packets Of Cards)