Ton Onosaka's Backing
Ton Onosaka's clever packet effect where four kings turn over one at a time. But you saw Bicycle backs not the backs of the kings. Deal them to the table to reveal what they really look like from the back-the real backs of the kings as dipicted! Great fun. Easy to do.
A new stage or platform illusion that packs flat. Ton Onosaka
takes you step by step on his DVD. A large black envelope contains two Giant
11x15 inch cards. One is a Joker which is set on an easel, back to the audience.
The other, a Jack, goes back into the empty envelope and magically changes to a
Queen. Now we have a series of changes to a King, back to a Jack and into a
Joker. The original Joker on the easel is turned to reveal a single card- with
all three faces. Everything's supplied. You get the DVD, the easel, the envelope
and all the cards that do the work.
Price: $ 135.00
A magician shows some spectators a large manila envelope, inside of which he says is a prediction.
A spectator is asked to select a playing card, look at it and tell everyone what it is. "Nine of Hearts," says the spectator.
Looking cheerful, the magician picks up the envelope, saying that his prediction is 100% correct. He opens the envelope and takes out a plastic board which is transparent except for a decorative frame design around its edges. He shows the board to the spectator who sees that under the plastic is a picture of an entire deck of playing cards spread out so the faces are visible. The magician turns over the board and the spectator sees that the other side of the picture is the backs of all the cards.
Although the spectator admits the magician's prediction is technically correct since the Nine of Hearts is indeed among the cards pictured, along with the rest of the audience he is bemused rather than impressed.
The magician asks the spectator to hold his open hand over the top of the board so that his hand covers the Nine of Hearts. The spectator does so. "Now move your hand away," says the magician.
When the spectator moves his hand away, he sees that the Nine of Hearts has somehow turned face down in the picture, while all the other cards remain face up.
Slowly the magician turns the board over and the spectator sees the backs of all the cards, except of course for the Nine of Hearts whose face is now visible. The magician hands the board to the spectator so he can take a close look at this strange event.
'Frame-Up' is an amusing card revelation and, the more the spectators think
about, completely impossible magic. The fact that the picture undergoes a
surprising change of state inside the sealed plastic frame and that the magician
hands the frame for casual inspection are very strong points in the
presentation. Unlike other effects based on the 52 in one gag, this is magically
The mechanics of the board are quite simple, although one hand must be positioned properly at one end of the frame when it is displayed before the selected card turns over. After that happens the frame can be handled by anyone, it does not look or feel prepared in any way. Obviously the spectators can't be allowed to tear it apart, but this shouldn't be an issue.
The prop is very well made and quite artful, having an aesthetically appealing look that doesn't telegraph magic prop or even that it is somehow gaffed. It looks unusual, but also quite innocent. The only demands placed on the performer are forcing a card and learning how to handle the frame for the revelation. The fact that the spectator's card turns face down among the face up cards and then is seen face up among the face down cards when the board is turned over has a nice kicker ending feel to it.
As most card workers know, once the pick a card part of the trick has happened the effect is all about the revelation. With Frame-Up, Onosaka offers a novel and engaging approach to surprising the spectators with a magical ending.