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by Brian Rasmussen
January 30th, 2008, 8:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Wanted: Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz

Check H&R Magic Books as I think they have a couple copies.
by Brian Rasmussen
January 18th, 2008, 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 12638

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Got mine today, Jan 18th, Greenwood IN.

I always enjoy the Giobbi write-ups and the Hollingworth column is becoming a favorite as well. Good weekend reading for sure.
by Brian Rasmussen
March 10th, 2006, 6:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: white border cards
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: white border cards

What about Tally-Ho cards? The Fan backs are a bit more detailed but there are also the circle backs. I wouldn't think they are too hard to find at most places or the web. I visit a local game store that sells them. While not my preference, and most not having white border as you specify, the Viper ...
by Brian Rasmussen
March 9th, 2006, 9:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm
Replies: 35
Views: 1008

Re: Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm

Thanks again to all. In no way did I mean to sound like the classic palm isn't worth learning. I've been trying to work on it for a long time. I don't mind putting in the time to learn such things, I do enjoy it. There were lots of good tips here and they are helping. I have noticed how I was trying...
by Brian Rasmussen
March 8th, 2006, 6:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm
Replies: 35
Views: 1008

Re: Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm

Yeah, and since I wrote my original message I went back to my Al Schneider DVDs and I've been having a blast with One Half Gone. What a great trick!
by Brian Rasmussen
February 23rd, 2006, 8:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Marlo Effect
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Help with Marlo Effect

Ha, thanks again. I'm sure he has the other one too. I've since seen the effect on the Confidential video and I can say that the Wakeman routine mentioned is not the same.
by Brian Rasmussen
February 22nd, 2006, 7:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Marlo Effect
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Help with Marlo Effect

Wonderful. Thanks guys. Now I just need to visit my friend Eric Rose who has the Marlo Magazine so I can read this effect. I know he isn't busy!
by Brian Rasmussen
February 21st, 2006, 7:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Marlo Effect
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Help with Marlo Effect

Does anybody know if Marlo had an effect called Unexpected Prediction? If so, and without giving anything away, can somebody describe the basic effect or give me a reference (if in print)? Thanks.
by Brian Rasmussen
January 30th, 2006, 5:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm
Replies: 35
Views: 1008

Re: Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm

Thanks everybody for the tips and references. I really appreciate the help!
by Brian Rasmussen
January 30th, 2006, 8:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm
Replies: 35
Views: 1008

Coin Effects NOT Using Classic Palm

To this day I'm still frustrated with my ability to classic palm a coin. I have tried to work on the particular sleight to build up the needed muscles and avoid having my hand look like lobster boy. Still it continues.... Anyway, what coin effects does everybody like that does not require use of a c...
by Brian Rasmussen
January 28th, 2006, 7:57 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: 100 Most Important Magic Books
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: 100 Most Important Magic Books

I can also do without the Ricky Jay book for this list in favor of say Classic Magic of Larry Jennings, the John Carney books, or Complete Works of Derek Dingle.
by Brian Rasmussen
November 1st, 2005, 8:32 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The next Steve Forte?
Replies: 27
Views: 6286

Re: The next Steve Forte?

Well I have been rightly corrected!! I did a quick scan on this book right off the shelf and by the topics apparently presented it seemed to cover lots of material that could be used to cheat. I see now that if I would have gone a bit deeper in the content I could have discovered the true intent. I ...
by Brian Rasmussen
October 21st, 2005, 10:08 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The next Steve Forte?
Replies: 27
Views: 6286

Re: The next Steve Forte?

I saw this book at my Barnes and Noble yesterday and it seems too good to have on display where anybody (laymen) can pick up and learn some of these methods.
by Brian Rasmussen
June 19th, 2005, 12:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Forte on old TV special
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Re: Steve Forte on old TV special

Wow! I didn't expect there to be much discussion on my original post but I see it has branched out a bit. All I know is Steve Forte is amazing in his skill and knowledge. If he dealt a bottom instead of a center it is still an amazing bottom deal. Whatever skill Steve has is one thing, but I know hi...
by Brian Rasmussen
June 11th, 2005, 7:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 6 Card Royal
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: 6 Card Royal

Thanks to all. I like the ideas given and will try them out Eric. Mr. Thrash...it is nice to hear from you again!
by Brian Rasmussen
June 10th, 2005, 10:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 6 Card Royal
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: 6 Card Royal

I think it is in the book Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop. I've seen Harry Lorayne do it on his card videos and I think it is on one of the newer Easy to Master Card DVDs by Ammar as well.
by Brian Rasmussen
June 10th, 2005, 9:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 6 Card Royal
Replies: 5
Views: 540

6 Card Royal

I really like effects like Doug Edward's 6 Card Royal because of the multiple ooh ahh moments. However, as I've been reading more opinions on magic theory I am starting to look at this particular effect differently in that there are maybe too many things happening without good justification. A card ...
by Brian Rasmussen
June 9th, 2005, 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Steve Freeman

I can't speak on the status of Mr. Freeman, but there already exists two wonderful DVD sets on card sleights. These are Daryl's Encyclopedia of Card Sleights and Allan Ackerman's Advanced Card Control Series. I don't know about most folks, but the material contained on these two sets would be more t...
by Brian Rasmussen
May 31st, 2005, 7:42 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jules Lenier Article
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Jules Lenier Article

I was thrilled to read the Jules Lenier article by my friend Eric Rose. Not only did I learn a lot about Jules Lenier, I confirmed that Eric is really one of the most well read and accomplished students of our art that I know. Maybe with enough response we could see more great writings from him in t...
by Brian Rasmussen
May 29th, 2005, 5:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted:marlo, ackerman, sankey, jennings, dingle, racherbaumer , ouellet, books
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Wanted:marlo, ackerman, sankey, jennings, dingle, racherbaumer , ouellet, books

Don't see why you should have trouble finding most of these books from either Genii or H&R brand new or slightly used. :)
by Brian Rasmussen
May 23rd, 2005, 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Studying an effect
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Studying an effect

I'm still discovering this topic for myself. I have recently read The Ostrich Factor and I feel comfortable suggesting it as a means to study effects, sleights, and build your presentations. Another source I have consulted are the essays in Card College regarding the Study of Card Magic (I think it ...
by Brian Rasmussen
May 11th, 2005, 9:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lecture
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Michael Close Lecture

I was not able to attend the Indianapolis lecture. However, I was thrilled to find Michael's lecture notes available on his website for a small price and they are sent as an immediate download. Included are his Powerpoint slides, suggested reading list, several routines (some from Closely Guarded Se...
by Brian Rasmussen
April 29th, 2005, 8:29 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Forte on old TV special
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Re: Steve Forte on old TV special

Thanks you guys! :)
by Brian Rasmussen
April 29th, 2005, 7:38 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Forte on old TV special
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Steve Forte on old TV special

I remember seeing Steve Forte on a TV magic special sometime back when the World's Greatest Magic shows were being run. Can anybody tell me if he was on one of the WGM specials or was it a different show around the same time period of which I must be thinking? I remember him at a table doing his fan...
by Brian Rasmussen
September 1st, 2004, 10:14 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Effect Recommendations Needed
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: Effect Recommendations Needed

How about a dove pan type effect a la Penn and Teller? You could produce a bunch of bugs.
by Brian Rasmussen
July 15th, 2004, 10:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the name of this effect?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: What is the name of this effect?

Ah ha! That is the one. I didn't think I could find it again. If I remember right the effect was sort of an ace assembly. I remember having trouble with a switch of the cards and also doing a buckle count at the end to show the four aces. Of course, it looks amazing on the video when Derek Dingle do...
by Brian Rasmussen
July 15th, 2004, 8:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the name of this effect?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

What is the name of this effect?

A long time ago I bought a video, can't recall the title, which had several magicians performing some pet effects. I remember Derek Dingle performing an ace trick and I wonder if anybody knows what the effect of the trick was and if it had a title. Was this published or did he just do it specificall...
by Brian Rasmussen
July 1st, 2004, 10:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You gonna use that advertising card?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

You gonna use that advertising card?

If memory serves me I have came across some card effects which use the poker rules/advertising cards included with most decks. I think such effects may have been in a Simon Aronson book. Does anybody know of other such routines and where I could look for them? I've been brainstorming some things to ...
by Brian Rasmussen
April 28th, 2004, 10:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stranger's Gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Stranger's Gallery

Sadly, I too have this trick sitting in my case. I can't remember the last time I performed it, but it used to be one of my favorites. One thing I wanted to mention was that at one time I peeled my own cards and made several gaffs for this effect. To me it was more logical to have cards appear with ...
by Brian Rasmussen
April 15th, 2004, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this how businesses treat their customers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1222

Re: Is this how businesses treat their customers?

I too am a frequent customer of Ed's at the Funtyme Magic Shop and I totally support Eric's post. I read all this hype about some of the big name dealers, but Ed is really a diamond in the rough. He is a fine magician and wonderful thinker regarding our art and not just a guy who can demo some trick...
by Brian Rasmussen
March 29th, 2004, 5:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help With Matrix
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Help With Matrix

Another gem of an idea! Thanks Eric.
by Brian Rasmussen
March 25th, 2004, 9:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help With Matrix
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Help With Matrix

If I remember right the machine made a round coin about the size of a half dollar. They also have machines that smash pennies into the oval shapes you are speaking about. I can't remember what types of things you could have imprinted on the penny. No matter how I could obtain such coins, or somethin...
by Brian Rasmussen
March 25th, 2004, 7:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help With Matrix
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Help With Matrix

The last time I was at my local zoo I saw a machine that can make souvenir coins about the size of half dollars with animal images printed on them. I was thinking of using such coins in a matrix type routine where the animals gather together. Does anyone know of such a presentation for Matrix or any...
by Brian Rasmussen
February 26th, 2004, 11:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr. Daley's Last Trick
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Dr. Daley's Last Trick

I've always liked this effect but I never enjoyed the original presentation or 'observation test' most people tend to do. Does anybody have a different presentation for this effect they like to use?
by Brian Rasmussen
February 26th, 2004, 11:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Weighing references?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Card Weighing references?

I may be mistaken but I think Card Magic of Nick Trost had a simple method for weighing cards. I don't have it with me so I can't give you the page.
by Brian Rasmussen
February 24th, 2004, 5:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sankey's Beyond Secrets
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Sankey's Beyond Secrets

I just wanted to say thanks to David Acer, who not only provided me a better idea of Beyond Secrets, but also mentioned Zen and the Art of Standup Comedy. I found the comdey book at my local Borders and it looks great even though it is not directly about magic.
by Brian Rasmussen
February 23rd, 2004, 8:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sankey's Beyond Secrets
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Sankey's Beyond Secrets

Has anybody had a chance to read Jay Sankey's Beyond Secrets? How would you rate it? I apologize if this has been discussed before. Thanks.
by Brian Rasmussen
February 6th, 2004, 9:50 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Card Conditioning
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Card Conditioning

For me I used to have issues with cards slipping or being a bit difficult to work with out of the box. But after watching a Martin Nash video where he shows how most people destroy a good deck with a few riffle shuffles I started to ease up on my handling. Now my skills have improved to where I do u...
by Brian Rasmussen
January 13th, 2004, 6:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Warp again! (preparation)
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Card Warp again! (preparation)

You may want to check out Darwin Ortiz's Card Warp Deck. I believe this is in his book At the Card Table.
by Brian Rasmussen
December 8th, 2003, 6:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards and those who love them
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Cards and those who love them

Does anybody know where the terms 'cardman' and 'cardician' originated (Jon)? Also, what makes somebody a cardman anyway? Is it how much you know, how well you do sleights or tricks, or that you only perform with cards? I consider Vernon one of the great cardmen, but of course he was well versed in ...

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