Arthur is one of those tricks which has two magic moments for the price of one. Not a kicker, but a second magical looking event built right into it. It's like when the lady is sawn in two. The "in two" part gets one reaction, but the restored part gets the real reaction!
The story is simple but the implications are grand. The story of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone has been passed down, translated, and presented in thousands of ways for almost a thousand years. A story of power, destiny, and magic which has withheld the test of time. Christopher Wiehl has taken inspiration from this timeless story and has created one of his strongest effects yet.
Have a card selected by a spectator, while the rest of the deck is placed into the box. The chosen card is then replaced, only half way into the deck, much like King Arthur's sword in the stone. Like the tale, the card is now held by the deck, which is now as solid as a rock.
The spectator holds the card, and as the story goes, tries to pull the card up from the deck, only to find out that the entire deck is now solid, and simply hanging in mid-air by the one chosen card. With a gentle wave, the sorcerer releases the bonds of the solid deck, and the card releases along with every other card that has now become, fully restored and freely spreadable as if nothing ever happened.
This release of tension, both literally and dramatically, creates the classic dramatic release of tension for your audience and is their internal cue to react. We are all programmed that way and many card tricks fail to make use of this release of dramatic tension to get a reaction. Arthur capitalizes on it in a big way which will get big reactions.
It's a fantastic piece of magic that you can easily perform anywhere, anytime.
- Instant Reset
- No Forcing
- Can Sign the selection
- Customize your gimmick with several styles of decks
- Virtually sleight free
- Multiple presentations included
- Use the deck for normal routines*
- Arthurs Ghost V1: A spooky way to find 2 selections
- Arthurs Ghost V2: A super clean looking and feeling haunted deck
- Deck Vanish
Chris showed me this effect and I instantly loved it. The deck was solid hanging from my fingers, then melted like butter in Chris' hands. I wanted it immediately!Justin Flom
It's not often I feel that intense need to buy a magic trick, but that feeling quickly came back to me in full force when I first saw Chris perform this trick. There are so many untapped possibilities and routines with this deck I can't wait to see what people discover.Chris Mayhew
A solid fooler John Guastaferro