Thinking Ahead (E-Book) by Ken Dyne
“This pdf is a breath of fresh air! There are great idea on a classic of mentalism which are worth to learn and apply in your own performances. I personally LOVE the routine “Saving Grace”, this will go straight in my close up repertoire.” – LUCA VOLPE
From the introduction:
A lot of us remember learning about ‘one ahead’ from a kid’s magic book of some description and that means we see it as quite transparent or even ‘that old simple thing no one would ever really do’.
To add insult to injury, many of us have seen some kind of one-ahead routine performed so badly that it’s completely see-through.
However, every time I saw some One-Ahead routine I’d always be left with a stinging feeling that is surely must be possible to make this old principal deceptive in ways that satisfy modern audiences.
This project brings together three routines that each solve the common issues with One Ahead routines, which include:
-Why are pieces of information being called out?
-How do you disconnect the idea that you are using One Ahead from people’s minds?
Saving Grace is the routine I do most regularly. Armed with just 3 business cards and a pen I am ready to perform this at a moment’s notice and leave a real lasting impression on people.
Ahead Of the Spectrum is something that came together over a number of months as I was trying to consciously figure out some rational as to why things are called out after each phase.
See Sense introduces the concept of Blind One Ahead which is another technique for camouflaging the One Ahead methodology.
Coinucopia allows you to force a coin and predict which hand someone is holding it in.
As with all my work, it’s not my desire that you go out into the world and perform my routines as-is, but that they act as stimulation for your own ideas.
I hope you enjoy them.