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Re: Wonderball

Lawrens, extremely skillful and ABSOLUTELY magical!
(Makes me wonder why anyone would want a gimmicked version anyway?)
Have you ever tried this with a (hollow) steel ball?
I know the lucite ball is what is normally used in contact juggling, but I've never seen it done with a zombie type ball.
by Dan LeFay
03/21/14 08:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 123
Views: 9596

Re: Japanese close-up mat?

Indeed it is. I found them about four months ago and immediately bought one. Everything I could only do with a Dean Dill pad can also with this one. Especially for coin pick-up moves very good.
Recommended.
Dan
by Dan LeFay
02/11/14 11:25 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese close-up mat?
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

Thank you Travis, for that delightful link. For a fanmade clip very nicely done! Reminds me of Alan Moore's concepts though he deliberately left out Sherlock from his League. For me there are other similarities between Moffat/Gatiss and Moore because both seem to possess the unique qualities to use ...
by Dan LeFay
01/16/14 07:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 3682

Re: Moving Hole on a Card

by Dan LeFay
11/10/13 04:39 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Moving Hole on a Card
Replies: 11
Views: 2771

Re: LCD pad for impression work

Briljant! Now let this thread self-destruct in 10...9...8...7... ;-)
Thanks Jim!
Dan
by Dan LeFay
08/12/13 05:00 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: LCD pad for impression work
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: LCD pad for impression work

Interesting Jim. Do you know if a normal pen or pencil can be used to activate the LCD screen? If not, how would one use the stylo that would be required in a performance?

Dan
by Dan LeFay
08/11/13 03:48 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: LCD pad for impression work
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: Switching Decks with Giobbi

Knowing a little of Stephen's interests, I think he will find the confusion of heretic and hermetic quite amusing. ;)
by Dan LeFay
04/22/13 07:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Switching Decks with Giobbi
Replies: 16
Views: 1876

Re: Copper Silver Brass

Sounds like you are adding a silver e[ to the c/s/b gaff. Pretending to pick up the bottom coin from a spread on the table is not quite as natural as one might expect and the audience does not always follow the implied actions. That is right. It does not look good. But try this instead: Hold the th...
by Dan LeFay
01/14/13 10:11 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Copper Silver Brass
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Absurd Cups & Balls Routine!

His mimics remind me a little of George Carl (the one with the microphone stand).
I love this act and it is amazing how much it has evolved in barely two years time!
by Dan LeFay
12/12/12 10:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Absurd Cups & Balls Routine!
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: Alan Rickman in slow motion

Wonderful clip, thanks Jim!
by Dan LeFay
09/29/12 06:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Alan Rickman in slow motion
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Full deck fishing

"You thought of the nine of clubs. If not, then tell me your card."

I find it impossible to read this line without hearing your voice, Max. Well done and thank you for the LOL moment!
by Dan LeFay
08/31/12 06:22 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Full deck fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat

So, logically, if Chriss weighs the same as a duck...he's made of wood.
And therefor...???
by Dan LeFay
08/31/12 05:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat
Replies: 17
Views: 3399

FS: The Shakespeare Experiment

FS: The Shakespeare Experiment. I am selling this gorgeous book(test) because it is collecting dust on my shelve. Only reason it collects dust is that it is very hard to perform in a country where English is not the main language. (I underestimated this.) Never performed with live. Book is in almost...
by Dan LeFay
08/10/12 10:50 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: The Shakespeare Experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Re: Moleskine Journal ideas?

For what it's worth, I bought the mentalism piece Behaviour Pattern's, from Alan Chitty, about a year ago. I liked the effect and method, but not so much the supplied props. I decided to make one up for myself and used a moleskine for that. Took me about two days of love and labour. I rather like th...
by Dan LeFay
07/07/12 08:01 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Moleskine Journal ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

OK, topological seems to be a word that may fit some of these objects. Is a Dean's Box a topological prop?
by Dan LeFay
06/29/12 04:16 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

Ha, could it really be that simple Joe? I guess..?
by Dan LeFay
06/22/12 08:15 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

@Jon, you are more or less referring to the simulacrum theory of Jean Baudrillard which is fascinating but far beyond the scope of what I am trying to understand right now. Stephen's text (quoting TA Waters)is what I was looking for. @Thomas, het gaat prima hier. Leuk om van je te horen! I know abou...
by Dan LeFay
06/21/12 05:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

Denis, that is a great link. It deals exactly with what I was hoping to find!
Thanks!
I could have known Stephen would have something sensible to say about this.
by Dan LeFay
06/20/12 10:52 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

If that is true, than a gaff can be out in the open, while not recognized by the audience. And a gimmick remains hidden (underneath clothes in a box or behind a table). I that correct? The strange thing is that because of a very small community of Dutch speaking magicians, there does not seem to be ...
by Dan LeFay
06/20/12 08:40 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

I've been thinking lately about the routines I prefer and how they relate to the props I use. And I noticed that my money is spent mostly to essentially the same stuff, besides books. Now a question popped up in my head that may help me understand my choices. I have to explain what I mean: Magic see...
by Dan LeFay
06/20/12 07:06 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Re: Shigeo Futagawa

I got two different e-mail adresses, so I will try it that way. Thanks!
Dan
by Dan LeFay
06/13/12 04:51 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Shigeo Futagawa
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Shigeo Futagawa

Never got a reply.
Anyone got other contactinfo besides facebook? Or could the English language be a problem?
Your help is appreciated.
Dan
by Dan LeFay
06/13/12 11:53 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Shigeo Futagawa
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Shigeo Futagawa

Thank you, I just sent him a message.
Dan
by Dan LeFay
05/28/12 09:03 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Shigeo Futagawa
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Shigeo Futagawa

Does anybody know how I can contact mr. Futagawa? And if so, if we will be able to communicate in English? I have the impression that mr. Futagawa can help me with a question I have for a long time...
Your help is appreciated!

Dan LeFay
The Netherlands
by Dan LeFay
05/27/12 04:44 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Shigeo Futagawa
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Dancing Cane on ice

Agree completely with mr. Riser.
I guess some routines need a context outside of magic to make them more meaningful.
I enjoyed that a lot and are also curious about the reactions.
by Dan LeFay
04/18/12 09:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dancing Cane on ice
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Y'all Made My Blog!!!!

Indeed I enjoyed reading your blog here in the Netherlands. You have way with words. Keep 'em coming!

Dan LeFay
by Dan LeFay
08/21/11 05:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Y'all Made My Blog!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Pet magic loves

I agree with everything being said about Slydini's One Coin routine. An ultimate close-up illusion. Anyone of you ever seen his (most famous?) student Cellini do the linking rings live? A wonder to behold. It does not matter if you know how the rings work, he milked the effect for all it was worth a...
by Dan LeFay
07/03/11 10:05 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pet magic loves
Replies: 22
Views: 2476

Japanese close-up mat?

I have seen/felt a close-up mat that is supposed to be made in Japan. It is black on top with a light green underside. It is very flexible and it seems to remain in perfect condition even when severely folded. The material is rather spongy. Two performers I've seen using it were either very vague ab...
by Dan LeFay
07/03/11 06:48 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese close-up mat?
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

Re: Video of the Rube Goldberg Card Trick

Great! Very entertaining!
by Dan LeFay
05/22/11 05:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Video of the Rube Goldberg Card Trick
Replies: 15
Views: 1974

Re: new magic theatre opening

Great for you Math!
Who knows one day I'll walk in...?

All the best,
Dan
by Dan LeFay
05/20/11 08:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: new magic theatre opening
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Whatever became of James Lewis?

I can assure you the purses that you see in the link I provided are the right ones. Forget about the name (medium or large). That is confusing (maybe even wrongly named). If you look at Stevens' site you will see one picture showing 3 different sizes. Those are NOT the ones you want for James Lewis'...
by Dan LeFay
04/06/11 05:11 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whatever became of James Lewis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

Re: Whatever became of James Lewis?

These are the purses you need for James'routine: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=52&products_id=111626">http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?m ... _id=111626</a><!-- m --> When I performed at the Castle in 2001 I did a r...
by Dan LeFay
04/06/11 06:23 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whatever became of James Lewis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

Re: Looking for contactinformation of Al Schneider

Thank you, will try that.
by Dan LeFay
03/05/11 05:15 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for contactinformation of Al Schneider
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Looking for contactinformation of Al Schneider

Hello,
Does anybody know Al Schneider's e-mail adress? I would like to send him something, but can not find it.
Your help is appreciated.

Dan
by Dan LeFay
03/03/11 04:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for contactinformation of Al Schneider
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: IS good Acaan?

Come on Goat, this can be some classic Python sketch again...
gimme some! ;-)
by Dan LeFay
01/20/11 01:26 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: IS good Acaan?
Replies: 22
Views: 3642

Re: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.

I got a couple of inquiries for these sets. I'm sorry but I have nothing to do with the sales. As mentioned above, in the US, Stevens Magic may have them.
The manufacturer, Auke van Dokkum mailed me today that he is going to produce new sets soon. So I assume they will be available again.
by Dan LeFay
12/28/10 05:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.
Replies: 31
Views: 3912

Re: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.

Ask him to let you handle a set for a few moments. Then let us know if my comments make sense.
by Dan LeFay
12/21/10 04:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.
Replies: 31
Views: 3912

Re: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.

Yes, his own routine is described. It is still an assembly of objects...(which can also be done with sugarcubes, borrowed quarters and bottlecaps, as a matter of fact ;-)
by Dan LeFay
12/21/10 12:36 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.
Replies: 31
Views: 3912

Re: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.

Because bells have clappers, Tommy called them chimes. Like a string of windchimes that make sound because they touch eachother, not a clapper. If Tommy would have lived, chances are big that this set would only have been sold with a soundgimmick, electronic or mechanical. In fact, the very last dis...
by Dan LeFay
12/19/10 07:19 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.
Replies: 31
Views: 3912

Re: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.

Tommy's thoughts are in the booklet. It was his wish to offer these with the set. It would be unfair to purchasers if I would eleborate more on the subject. Which is also the reason I may seem overly vague in this thread. I hope that hose who have a set will work with it and showcase it in their rep...
by Dan LeFay
12/18/10 12:27 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder's Wandering Chimes. A (biased) review.
Replies: 31
Views: 3912
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