Skill Level: Beginner

Double Cross

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Double Cross by Mark Southworth

Ask a spectator to hold out their hand and make a closed fist. Pull out a marker and draw an 'X' on the center of your palm and close it into a fist. Now without any rubbing, erasing or funny business, you slowly open your hand and reveal your X is COMPLETELY GONE. Now ask the spectator to open their hand - THE X IS ON THEIR PALM! 

Ask them to try to rub away the X - they can't! It's Sharpie ink! Tell them not to worry though - it's safe and nontoxic and can be washed away easily with soap and water. 

The secret behind Double Cross is diabolically clever, and perhaps more importantly, practical. It's always inked and ready to go. There is nothing you need to make or prepare beforehand - just throw the pen in your pocket and you can perform it all night long. 

Because there are no difficult sleights, you'll sail through the routine. You're so far ahead, the spectators will never remember you coming near them or even touching them. The result is a unique magic effect that's self-contained, has NO reset, and can be performed surrounded. It's a table hopper's dream. 

Double Cross includes the MagicSmith designed and fabricated Double Cross Sharpie pen, accessories and online instruction link.

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    06/28/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Favorite Trick I Own

    I purchased Double Cross at theory11, but I just wanted to say this trick easily gets amazing reactions. Difficulty I would put it at a 2. I'm sure people have talked about examining the marker, but honestly I let my spectator do it, and not once have I had them figure out what makes it a gimmicked sharpie. The price might seem high, but I guarantee it's worth every penny. Oh plus it takes up barely any room to carry around.

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    06/28/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Makes me feel cool

    It's pricy, but it's worth it. I've lost 2 gimmicks(cause I'm an idiot) and am about to buy another because the reactions are undeniable. The gimmick leaves some residue but I'll get over it. It's cool stuff.

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    06/28/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Incredibly strong

    This is one of the strongest effects you can perform for laymen. People invariably freak out when the X is revealed in their hands. The plot is ingenious and the method is invisible. Highly recommended.

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    06/28/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Mark Southworth’s Double Cross

    Want an effect that people remember you by? This is the one you want! I’ve used this every day for two years now. The reactions are outstanding and it’s one that your spectators will talk about for years to come. I do this multiple times a day and it’s the one effect people come up to me and ask about. Spectators even take a picture on their phone of the X on their hand and posted to social media with my tag on it.

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    06/28/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    go to effect

    Very few effects give you such a great reaction with so little practice or preparation. Like every effect, I needed to put some time in, understand where the spec's emotional tie-in in with the effect, and tailor the presentation to that person. To one guy, the X is a "tattoo", to a little boy, the X represents a "strike"... etc... I will admit that I have not figured out the "best" way (for me) to carry this around everywhere, but I don't see that as a fault of the product. Selfishly, I look forward to more people being turned away by the price!

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