Scraper (Card Through Window) - Trick
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The magician removes a deck from its case and a spectator freely picks a card. He signs on the face as an evidence of what happens later. The magician holds the returned card and the empty card case and asks the audience to come by the window. The window is opened a little and the card case is held outside. Then the magician slowly pushes the spectator's card against the inside of the window. After a while, he lets his hand off from the card to show that it is stuck on the window. To the amazed audience, the magician tells to look the card closer. The card is now stuck to the outside of the window! It has apparently gone through the window and stuck to the other side! The magician says he is going to check if it is the spectator's card and is not switched, and then he scrapes the card with the card case. The audience sees the card visually slides into the case that is held outside. The card is kept in the case so the magician does not touch the card. The case is carried into the room and handed to the spectator. The magician could not switch the card, as he did not touch it at all. However, the spectator checks the card in the case and finds his signature on the face!
"...Like many of the magicians such as D. Forest, I became fascinated with the CTW. When I start thinking about it, at first it went along smoothly and most of the issues of the CTW were cleared one after another. But the last issue was the hardest challenge for the CTW. Yes. You might understand, as you have been thinking about the same thing. There is one issue that would never been resolved.
... My brain went blank again on that day, and I fell a sleep while looking out the window. Suddenly I got the vivid image in my head! Does it really work out that way?
... I got up and tried the method immediately. At the same time, I recorded it to check from the audience view if there is any discrepancy. What I saw on the monitor was "it"! That was the moment when I cleared the last issue that I had struggled for a long time.
... All of my thoughts are here. This is just one solution out of many the CTWs. Off course I do not think this is the final answer for the CTW. However, I believe my CTW has solved the problems and discrepancies that many CTWs had. So I believe it will give you a big step forward. I hope we can share the pleasure."
- Cifer Feb. 2007
Includes 10 pages of photo-illustrated instructions and gaff.