Today I am convinced: You can’t fool kids with an Elmsley Count (at least I can’t). And I had to learn it the hard way. If they watch closely, they will inevitably catch you (or me) false-counting or at least “doing something while counting.“ To present any face-up card twice within the count also does not fly by them. Is it just me? Anyway, I have come to accept this and refrain from having good old Count Elmsley haunt my packet tricks or even myself!
On the other hand, I have never been caught or questioned on the Goldin Force, not even by those little rugrats. This one does fly by! I take it as another proof that this force is not only quick, elegant and surefire, but also brutally underrated and underused among majishuns. Go look it up in Roberto Giobbi’s Card College Vol. 1 in case you are interested!
Do you agree? What are your experiences?