Europe's Famous Mechanical Royal Flush!
A gambling routine where you remove a poker hand out of a pack of
cards. The hand consists of a FOUR of a kind, with one ODD card. As the
cards are held in a fan, you simply runs a finger across the face of
The cards VISIBLY CHANGE to a straight flush!
Precision made in Europe. Bicycle Poker!
card wizard fans the deck and removes five playing cards. He fans the
five cards, showing them front and back. He runs a finger tip across
the faces of the cards and suddenly they visibly turn into a run of
five cards of the same suit in consecutive order: 10, Jack, Queen,
King, Ace. A Royal Flush, much desired by Poker players.
Once the cards have changed, each card is shown front and back and
dropped on the table. The performer's hands are otherwise empty.
MAK Magic's 'Zapped' is supplied with specially gaffed Rider back poker
cards and an instruction sheet that credits Paul Diamond and explains
the simple setup and handling. The packet can be set and then added to
a matching back deck of cards, ready to be removed, fanned and visibly
change whenever you'd like. Once the knack is acquired of running a
finger tip lightly across the fan, the illusion of the cards visibly
changing is quite magical.
By removing the cards from a deck and then returning them after the
effect, the fact that the cards can't be examined shouldn't be an
issue. This, combined with the apparently casual display of each card
front and back after the change, should sell the effect.
The mechanics used with the Zapped cards has proven itself over time to
be simple and functional. The supplied cards are constructed in a neat
and fairly imperceptible fashion. Handled with a reasonable amount of
care they should continue to look like cards from a new deck for some
Zapped can certainly be used as a stand alone watch this card effect,
but it is more effective as a kicker ending for another effect. Exactly
how its presented is up to the individual performer, the magic of
Zapped being that it creates a very startling illusion that couldn't be
worked without the supplied cards.
Although not mentioned in the instructions, the Zapped cards could also
be used in a Three Card Monte routine where the middle card of the
three visibly changes from one card to another, which would no doubt
convince those watching that Monte is hardly a game of chance.
-- Robinson All Magic Review http://allmagic.com/allmagicreviews/
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 04 May, 2006.