Rubber band effects are now very popular in the field of magic. I wasn't very interested in this
particular branch until I came across the Ken Simmons book, 'Riffling The Pasteboards, Again!"
His effect, "A-Band-Ment", made me think and forced me to create new routines with cards and
In this booklet, you will find several effects with rubber bands and cards, mainly card revelations,
which should give you enough input to work with, hoping that you will be able to create some new
routines of your own.
All I can say is that besides two routines, everything that you will read here is the result of a couple
of weeks work, showing you that if you are really willing to put forth the effort, you will find the joy
and the pride of creating.
As a bonus you will also find my presentation of a Dan Harlan routine using two rubber bands and
And so, buy some rubber bands and go through these routines. I hope that you Will find at least one
trick that will cause you to say, 'Vow! This was worth the price of the book!" And I hope that the
only thing that snaps back at you are the rubber bands!
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After studying the Ken Simmons' "A-Band-Ment" routine, I came up with a new way to
wrap the elastic band around the deck. These first routines just show you how versatile
A card is selected and lost in the deck. A rubber band is wrapped around the deck and it
vanishes and it is found around the selected card!
A deck and a rubber band (#16). The rubber band should be large enough to fit around the deck
Have a spectator select a card. Control the card on the top of the face down deck. If you want,
false shuffle and/or false cut the deck leaving the selected card on the top.
The deck is face up in your left hand. Set the top 51 cards in a sort of Tilt Position as in figure 1.
Stretch the rubber band between your right thumb and the first three fingers of your right hand and