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The Elusive Illusive by Ben Daggers

The Elusive Illusive by Ben Daggers

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Beautiful hardback book with full color printing!

The Elusive Illusive offers more than 200 pages of professional routines that Ben has refined in front of real audiences. In total, there are 12 one-of-a-kind pieces that are equally magical and entertaining, as well as several original techniques-including one of the most convincing full-deck false shuffles you'll ever see.

Ben also shares three insightful essays that discuss the value of thinking like a layperson, his views on the classic force, and the importance of revisiting old material.

This beautiful hardback book is a must-read for any magician that appreciates strong, entertaining, and inspiring magic. As Pit Hartling perfectly summarized in the introduction, Ben's magic is pure and simple. The plots are clear, the effects are strong and the fun presentations make audiences want to be engaged.

Routines with Cards

Those who enjoy pure magic will love "Technicolor", Ben's pseudo card cheating showcase which ends with you changing the back design of every single card as a tongue-in-cheek demonstration of "marked cards".

Or "Tribute", a unique demonstration of skill where you blindfold yourself and attempt to shuffle and find all four Aces with just one hand before a kicker ending that will floor them.

Routines with Coins

If you prefer more theatrical pieces, then you will be enthralled by "Invisible Sleeves", a Coins Across routine where all the magic is seemingly made possible by an invisible jacket.

Or "Babel Coins" a captivating and fun routine where, with the help of a special "elixir", you unlock the ability to visually transform coins.

Parlor Material

"Hands Off ACAAN" is a great parlor routine where a named card is found at a named number in an audience-shuffled deck of cards isolated in a wine glass. The spectators even get to count the cards themselves.

"Uncommon Sense", is also the perfect example of Ben's creativity. You use all five senses to perform incredible feats of magic before leveraging some unorthodox props to help your spectator replicate them

Social and Informal Magic

Like "One-Track Mind", where your spectator becomes a card-tracking master that finds a named four-of-a-kind after just a quick glance at a shuffled deck, or "Triumph for Two", a race between you and a spectator to see who can more quickly sort cards that have been shuffled face up into face down by the audience. After instantly unmixing the cards with magic, and winning the race, you leave them stunned by magically making the leftover mess of cards they have in their hands sort itself.

The Elusive Illusive is an inspiring read that is bound to fuel your curiosity. As with all Vanishing Inc. books, it is perfectly organized with expert writing and crystal-clear photos that make learning a breeze. Pick up your copy now!

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