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Double Cross

Double Cross


"Double Cross is a must have for any table hopper or close-up performer. This simple routine is devastating to any audience. " -Stuart Philip, MyLovelyAssistant

Full Review

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.

  • Jamie's Notes


    • This is one of the strongest magic effects you can perform
    • It is so strong in reactions that I am listing it twice.
    • Portable
    • Practical
    • Plays from Close-Up Performances to Parlor size shows.


    • The Cap will become loose over time
    • You have to be careful in the amount of sticky stuff you put on the cap as the marker cap may pull it off and it will get stuck in the marker cap. If this happens and you can't get it out, cut the cap open to remove the cross cap as it is cheaper to replace the marker cap.


    You should buy two of them. Really! I am not kidding as this will become one of the strongest performance pieces that you will perform and when it dries out (which you can replace the ink), you will be happy that you have another one as a backup. I perform this in ALL OF MY PERFORMANCES. Yes, it is that good!

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