Kept guarded for more than a decade, Vincent Hedan is finally sharing the secret that won him the first prize trophy in Mentalism at the French National Championship in 2008.
This stellar routine has been a workhorse for Vincent. He's used it to get into the legendary F.F.F.F. Group, earn an Award of Merit at the Canadian National Championship and, of course, fool and entertain laypeople and magicians around the world.
Rainmain explains the namesake routine in complete detail, as well as three other remarkable memory effects with playing cards. Everything is beautifully laid out across the 150 pages of this amazing book, and accompanied by 45 photos and illustrations.
These routines require mastery of a stacked deck. Vincent uses Mnemonica, but also provides tips for Aronson, Osterlind and Rix stacks. After you understand the core principles, you can apply them to any non-repetitive stack.
You will also be using specially-prepared decks. All the instructions for making them yourself are included so you can prepare them with your own preferred back design and stack. This is a fairly straightforward and simple process.
Just like when you first learned a memorized deck, mastering these original principles will require a serious amount of mental training. However, once you have them down, the actual performance of the routines is not technically challenging.