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Fechters Finger Flicking Frolic 2007.
Thursday April 26th, 2007.
The Sakai And Onosaka Lecture
Above Obie O’Brien introduces Ton Onosaka who in turn introduced each on the five performer/lecturers.
On the left Hiro Sakai performed and taught a clean bill penetration. On the right Toto performed and taught a bill switch routine that changed a $20.00 dollar U.S.A. bill into a Japanese bill.
Hiro Sakai, on the left, performed and taught a color changing card effect where,
with the aid of a blue lighting gel, Hiro caused the cards back color to change.
In the end the cards back actually changed from red to blue. On the right
Kazu Katayama performed and taught a cut and restored silk scarf.
On the left Hiro Sakai is being assisted by Obie O'Brien in a purse string through finger. On the right Yosuke Kobayashi performed and taught a prediction effect where a card pulled from an envelope is at first thought to be wrong, however, when the card is pulled
alllllllllllll the way out of the envelope, it is found to be a correct prediction.
Yosuke used a long card, one that is three times the length of a regular card,
to accomplish this effect.
Hiro Sakai, on the left, performed and taught a "Just Chance" routine using a hundred dollar bill sealed in one of the five balloons. Hiro had Daryl, Ali Bongo, Roger Klause, and Obie O'Brien each select a balloon. All four volenteers selected an empty balloon leaving Hiro in the money. Yuji Wada, on the right, performed and taught a very nice card too wallet effect where one of the Jacks escapes from a two card jail.
On the left Yuji Wada concludes the Jack escape routine. In the routine the paper
part of the card is left in jail, however, the cut out of the Jack does the escape.
Hiro Sakai closed the lecture/show. Hiro started by performing a variation of
Max Mavens "Psi-Con-Ruse" which is an off shoot of Dr. Jaks' Supersonic.
On the left Hiro Sakai endes the "Psi-Con-Ruse" routine with the correct prediction. Then, and on the right, Hiro performed a clever coins across routine, however, he used spoons instead of coins.
Hiro Sakai's ending routine I believe was an Allan Ackerman inspired effect.
It is where a spectator deals cards onto the table and freely stops at any point in the deal. Each time the spectator stops, the pile is marked with a bill. At the end of the routine
each of the stopped on cards is found to be an Ace.