I spend my time showing the participant and spectators card tricks from my repertoire, then to close, I take the deck that has been in use the whole time and rip it clean in half, or only half way, and if that's not enough madness, I then allow the participant to discover their freely selected and signed card completely in tact amongst the wreck.
I have developed this effect over the past 7 years and discovered a few powerful variations and alternative handling techniques which allow you to appear to rip a deck of cards with almost no effort at all.
This half-hour video covers everything, from the construction and sleights to the performance and psychology of the effect, by the end of the video, you'll be able to create a perfect moment of magic.
I am Daniel Madison. This is Wreck.
This is a great closer. The method is a lot more simple than I thought, which is a good thing. This is not for beginners, (*Edited to remove exposure*). Absolutely loved this, but I won't perform it that often, because you need to ruin a deck every time to get the best out of it.
This is a good effect but, the setup is simply too much to perform on a regular basis. I finish with crush when I need just one more effect. I get great reactions out of this and it looks pretty sweet.
This is a pretty cool way to end a set of card effects. Setting up the effect will take a while, but it's not very hard. Ripping the deck box in half along with the cards is kind of difficult, but you just need to practice. If you have a lot of used decks laying around, then you'll be all set.