Back Off! by Tom Lauten
This routine combines two classic card magic routines and makes them obtainable to the
beginner by eliminating difficult sleight of hand. "Back Off" is a blend of the
"All Backs Routine" and "Triumph." Although totally different in
methodology from the originals, the effect of "Back Off" is still similar to
that of the original routines.
A deck of cards is shown to be faulty due to there being backs printed on both sides of
the cards! A spectator examines one of the cards from the unusable deck and verifies this
to be true. However, with a magical gesture, the magician causes all the faces to become
printed, making the deck as it should be. He then proceeds to take half the cards face up
and half face down and shuffle them together. The deck is spread to show the messy
condition of the cards.
With his back turned the magician invites a spectator to remove a card and sign it on
the face. This card is then replaced facedown into any point in the deck, which is then
squared up before the magician turns hack. A magical gesture is made and the cards are
shown to have gone back to their original state of being all backs on both sides, all
except for one card which remains with it's face showing. among the backs of the cards.
Unbelievably, it is the signed sekection! THe only card not to beprinted with a back on
both sides again! The spectator keeps the card as a souvenir of this strange experience
with a deck of cards!
The trick can be easily repeated with a different card! Multiple handlings included as
well as Tom Lauten's "Tidy Up" routine! This effect can be done in the hands or
at the table! The deck is instantly reset!
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 16 February, 2005.