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by Chris Aguilar
September 22nd, 2017, 11:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Penguin Bicycle Elite Cards?
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Penguin Bicycle Elite Cards?

They're very nice, but not as soft as the original "stud" decks. Definitely a softer touch than standard bikes though.
by Chris Aguilar
July 28th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11906

Re: RE: Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

erdnasephile wrote:For reference:




Great routine: has a true ending and ends clean.
Saw Valentine perform this at a convention a few years back and it's great.
by Chris Aguilar
July 27th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11906

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

Steve Valentine's "3" uses a modified (non flap) dutch looper and is excellent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_45XUPu9pew
by Chris Aguilar
July 19th, 2017, 1:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Chris, thanks for the advice, but I don't think we allow that because the forum is already a memory hog on our server. Hm, that would surprise me. Back in the day, I was official support for phpBB for a few years and can't remember this ever being an issue. It's computationally inexpensive to serve...
by Chris Aguilar
July 18th, 2017, 9:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

phpBB backed forums (like this one) can be configured so there's no need to third party host images at all. Just set the upload quota (via the admin panel) to "0" (unlimited) give it a name on your server where the files will live and voila, you instantly are able to cleanly drag images (o...
by Chris Aguilar
June 12th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 21655

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Richard Kaufman wrote:Sankey's idea was an interesting one: he uses a rubber band around the center of the card, which has been folded in quarters lengthwise. This lets him use a Paddle Move.

His use of a similar method for a card based version of "Jumping Gems" (also in 100% Sankey) is also pretty clever.
by Chris Aguilar
June 12th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 21655

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

... All I can say is thank God at least one person did not ignore it. I'll check my copy when I get home about the "warp" reference in the manuscript. Jeff Pierce It looks like Jay Sankey had some fun with his "one card" Busby inspired variant ("Definitely Warped" 100%...
by Chris Aguilar
June 3rd, 2017, 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help from a video poobah
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Need help from a video poobah

Perhaps something like this? (And it's open source / free) I used it a few years back to help someone with a project and I seem to recall that it worked well. https://www.dvdstyler.org/en/ About DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVD...
by Chris Aguilar
April 12th, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: More on Bob Cassidy
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: More on Bob Cassidy

The fuji instant camera is a lot of fun and the prints come out surprisingly well.
by Chris Aguilar
February 27th, 2017, 2:19 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Keeping my Eye on "The Eye"
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: Keeping my Eye on "The Eye"

I'm kind of lukewarm towards it. Sometimes a few nice items jump out, but it seems to take up a lot of space that could perhaps be used for something more interesting/focused.
by Chris Aguilar
February 2nd, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books, DVD's, Lecture Notes and Tricks on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Books, DVD's, Lecture Notes and Tricks on Ebay

Some really nice books for sale there at nice "buy it now" prices.

You might want to reconsider the $50 price for "Verbal Control", as it's available new for only five bucks.
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Submitting to Magicana
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: Submitting to Magicana

Richard Kaufman wrote:We have a detective in our midst!

"You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment"
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Submitting to Magicana
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: Submitting to Magicana

Ian Chandler sounds like a nice generic pseudonym.
by Chris Aguilar
January 23rd, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 68
Views: 11286

Re: RE: Re: The Jerx Year Two

.... Will not be interesting for those who don't find it interesting. http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2017/1/22/rest-in-pieces A friend is visiting your place. "Oh, would you do me a favor?" you ask. You bring out a small box the size of a bible, wrapped in brown paper. "Would you hold o...
by Chris Aguilar
December 10th, 2016, 1:56 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The vernon touch book
Replies: 56
Views: 31344

Re: The vernon touch book

Great books. Maybe it is time I pick up a copy of Labyrinth. Cheers, Richard! You really should, it's fantastic. And the So Sato book has rapidly become one of my favorite card magic books. It's so great having the DVD so you can enjoy the routines before learning them. I hope Richard is able to do...
by Chris Aguilar
November 23rd, 2016, 2:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!
Replies: 18
Views: 3855

Re: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!

Does the gaffed frame stand up to any scrutiny should anyone pick it up to examine it?
by Chris Aguilar
October 29th, 2016, 12:49 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 18900

Re: Genii Archive Question

Great to hear it Richard. I use the Genii android app several times a week to read downloaded issues during my light rail commute to work.
by Chris Aguilar
October 29th, 2016, 2:34 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 18900

Re: Genii Archive Question

Let me address this issue: I spent several hours on the phone the other day with the company who handles our digital side, and ran a test on the new HTML5 platform. It works great, and the search function works great. Small things need to be addressed. If you'll be patient just a little while longe...
by Chris Aguilar
September 16th, 2016, 2:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Remembering the SS Adams Company
Replies: 32
Views: 7237

Re: Remembering the SS Adams Company

Mystic smoke promo video from Houdini magic. :D


by Chris Aguilar
September 15th, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Remembering the SS Adams Company
Replies: 32
Views: 7237

Re: RE: Re: Remembering the SS Adams Company

Richard Kaufman wrote:Michael Weber taught me how to use Mystic Smoke so that it actually works and looks like smoke. Great stuff.

Did he also have a solution to the godawful smell?
by Chris Aguilar
September 1st, 2016, 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 5018

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

That rumor has been denied. And, as was pointed out in something I read, Daniel Radcliffe wouldn't be old enough to play the role for another decade. Radcliffe or no, do you really doubt that they'll try to squeeze at least a few movies from the play? They've already re-cast for the play, why not f...
by Chris Aguilar
August 31st, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 5018

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Chris Aguilar wrote:Seems nicely set up for them to milk at least two movies out of the play.

Well, I almost nailed it.

They're thinking going full on "cash cow" with a trilogy.
by Chris Aguilar
August 31st, 2016, 10:33 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 15175

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

The "mimic show" routines, especially the excellent "collectors" variant really gobsmacked me when viewing them on the DVD. Lots of room for further exploration of that ruse...
by Chris Aguilar
August 30th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 15175

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

This book is fantastic. So many clever ideas and most of the effects are extremely direct.
by Chris Aguilar
August 23rd, 2016, 12:36 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 18170

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

The DVD was a lot of fun and has me fired up to read the book. Viewing it has encouraged me to read through and try some of the effects I might have otherwise skimmed over.
by Chris Aguilar
August 22nd, 2016, 9:24 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 18170

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

So Sato's new book arrived today in Sacramento. Looks great and am now watching the DVD...
by Chris Aguilar
August 19th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 18170

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I definitely look forward to the updated videos.
by Chris Aguilar
August 18th, 2016, 10:03 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 18170

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Since I had never heard of So Sato before, these few videos really sold me on ordering the book.










I'm really looking forward to the book.
by Chris Aguilar
August 18th, 2016, 12:57 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 18170

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Have the pre-orders started to ship yet?
by Chris Aguilar
August 16th, 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our FIRST Ad! Let us know watcha think!
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

Re: Our FIRST Ad! Let us know watcha think!

Looks good.
by Chris Aguilar
August 12th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My Knack Magic Tricks is Still in Print
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: My Knack Magic Tricks is Still in Print

I've seen it in a few of my local libraries also.
by Chris Aguilar
August 11th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?
Replies: 24
Views: 6563

Re: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?

I've been ordering from penguin for years and have always been pleased with their customer service, selection, and pricing.
by Chris Aguilar
August 3rd, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 5018

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Seems nicely set up for them to milk at least two movies out of the play.
by Chris Aguilar
July 9th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 18170

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I just pre-ordered and was wondering if if the DVD contains performances of all the material of just several featured items? Either way, it's a great bonus and I look forward to watching before reading the explanations.
by Chris Aguilar
July 6th, 2016, 4:13 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 24696

Re: The Works

For some odd reason I've been unable to make the broadside for "The Works" a readable size. If anyone has any bright ideas on how to fix that, please let me know. If you're interested in better handling of images posted to the forums, you might want to consider using the stock forums atta...
by Chris Aguilar
June 15th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 4973

Re: Help with castle pass

When people visit the castle for brunch, do they get kicked out at some point so the castle can prepare for the dinner crowd?
by Chris Aguilar
June 13th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 4973

Re: Help with castle pass

Richard Kaufman wrote:Call the castle and make a ressie. Then they call us to check.

Thanks for the clarification in terms of needing to call for a reservation. I had assumed that perhaps they had a current list of Genii subscribers that they could check upon entry.
by Chris Aguilar
June 13th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 4973

Re: Help with castle pass

@ Richard,

How does a Genii subscriber use their once a year visit to the magic castle?
by Chris Aguilar
March 21st, 2016, 9:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini & Doyle review
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Re: Houdini & Doyle review

Looks dreadful.
by Chris Aguilar
March 14th, 2016, 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 11859

Re: This New Blue Board

Jack Shalom wrote:Still not able to send a PM. It's stuck in my Out folder

That just means it hasn't been read yet, not that it's stuck.

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