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by Alpen
December 19th, 2012, 4:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon Video Notes
Replies: 21
Views: 1757

Bruce Cervon Video Notes

I'm fortunate enough to be helping out with a project that I know many would be interested in, so I thought I'd mention it here. As most of you know, after years of taking his notes in written form, Bruce Cervon switched to recording his notes on video, and a project is currently underway to transcr...
by Alpen
May 17th, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller Bio?
Replies: 17
Views: 2014

Re: Charlie Miller Bio?

The material that Charlie Miller published, along with the material contained in the Csuri transcripts, is a very small fraction of his body of work. The majority of it was not written anywhere but was passed on to a few people.
by Alpen
April 9th, 2012, 10:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Transposition by Vernon's son
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Transposition by Vernon's son

Yes, it is published in "A Lecture on Impromptu Magic" by Charlie Miller, and it belongs to Ted.


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by Alpen
December 22nd, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Evolution: New Ebook from Bill Goodwin
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Evolution: New Ebook from Bill Goodwin

Not that anything with Bill Goodwin's name on it needs any recommendation, but this is brilliant material from one of the best card magicians in the world.
by Alpen
June 2nd, 2011, 12:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Erdnase 1902 Green Acorn: Special Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Erdnase 1902 Green Acorn: Special Edition

Tiny, look in the middle of the card.
What a great idea... Good work Ricky :)
by Alpen
May 24th, 2011, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Four-Minute Yeggs by Ricky Jay
Replies: 19
Views: 4338

Re: Four-Minute Yeggs by Ricky Jay

They said that there wouldn't be any more available and that they were all sold out.
by Alpen
May 24th, 2011, 11:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Four-Minute Yeggs by Ricky Jay
Replies: 19
Views: 4338

Re: Four-Minute Yeggs by Ricky Jay

I ordered it from a site that was selling autographed copies for $40 shipped, unfortunately they're sold out now.
by Alpen
May 24th, 2011, 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 12
Views: 2529

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

No, that particular dove production of Johnny's has not been published nor has it been explained on video.
by Alpen
April 26th, 2011, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Naughty Swedish Boy
Replies: 40
Views: 5844

Re: Naughty Swedish Boy

It's John Thompson's and as far as I know, it was created (only) for Teller.

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by Alpen
March 31st, 2011, 11:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Re: Dribble Pass

Steve, Exactly, I agree, and that's my point. I never said he couldn't do it, or that it wasn't a good move. All I was saying was that in the original video, there wasn't a shift being done. Dan, I wasn't correcting your typos, I think you completely missed the meaning on that one. Verify if my opin...
by Alpen
March 31st, 2011, 12:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Re: Dribble Pass

Dan, Thank you for taking the time to post about this. Firstly, I have no personal issues with Patrick. I have never met him and have nothing against him. I stand by my belief that there was no shift (or side steal) being done in the video. That is not to say that he can't do it, or that it doesn't ...
by Alpen
March 30th, 2011, 8:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Re: Dribble Pass

Yes you did show it to me, I thought it was great, especially the context you used it in, and I remember you mentioning that someone said that the two were similar, but I thought there were some important differences in the handlings.
by Alpen
March 30th, 2011, 6:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Re: Dribble Pass

That's really nice David! The dribble pass that's being claimed to be done in the video (the Fishman Dribble Pass) is a block pass, similar to the Shields Dribble Block Pass, and, in my opinion, an inferior version of the unpublished Conover pass that I showed you last time I saw you. So that's one ...
by Alpen
March 29th, 2011, 4:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Re: Dribble Pass

Great point, Steve. Like I said in my second post, ironically he's not even a good enough card guy to know HOW to fake a pass. Or a side steal for that matter, as he claims to be doing on the last one. Thanks for your interest in my work and for being so fooled by dribble pass. Patrick, the only rea...
by Alpen
March 27th, 2011, 6:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Re: Dribble Pass

Patrick,
So you're saying that one of the 'shifts' in the video was a top and bottom retention dribble block pass?
You turned the top card face up at one point (which doesn't prove anything) why not just put a card face up in the middle and have it come straight to the top?
by Alpen
March 7th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Center deal
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Center deal

Good job. No hesitation/adjusting, clean take....Looks great.

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by Alpen
March 3rd, 2011, 12:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Re: Dribble Pass

There's no question about that. I find it upsetting, especially since the technique which Patrick Redford claims to be doing is published in a manuscript that he sells for $40. While there are other things in the manuscript, it is possible that someone bought or will buy the manuscript for the descr...
by Alpen
March 1st, 2011, 9:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dribble Pass
Replies: 65
Views: 10779

Dribble Pass

Has anyone seen this?

http://vimeo.com/15472114

Really?
by Alpen
January 19th, 2011, 10:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Christ's Four Ace trick.
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Christ's Four Ace trick.

The H.C. Aces in Epilogue was also apparently the original handling, but neither that nor the one in the Chronicles is Christ's original exact handling.
by Alpen
January 19th, 2011, 9:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Christ's Four Ace trick.
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Christ's Four Ace trick.

Richard I'm guessing one of the routines you're referring to is H.C. Aces from Epilogue, do you remember where the other one is published?
H.C Aces is closer to Christ's original than the one in the Cliff Green book is, but I'd be interested to read the other one that Fulves published.


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by Alpen
June 11th, 2010, 7:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Lecture Notes, # 2 FSH
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Magic Lecture Notes, # 2 FSH

I'll take the Ron Wilson, Mike Weber, Fred Kaps, Shigeo Takagi, Mike Rogers, Peter Pit, Reinhard Muller, Martin Nash, Frank Shields, David Roth, Pavel, and Schwarzman notes, PM sent.

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by Alpen
September 5th, 2009, 9:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Erdnase Four-Card Stock
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Erdnase Four-Card Stock

Ah, I had the page open for a while and didn't refresh. Glad to see you noticed your error and can now do the shuffle!

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by Alpen
September 5th, 2009, 9:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Erdnase Four-Card Stock
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Erdnase Four-Card Stock

John, The Three Card Stock and Two Card Stock descriptions have all the necessary information to answer your original question, Erdnase does not "shift gears" with respect to the naming convention of jogs. The Three Card Stock write-up provides the answer as to which card is in-jogged when...
by Alpen
March 17th, 2009, 12:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 58857

Re: Triumph

Steve, When someone posts a video, with no explanation, asking questions pertaining to originality, how can anyone answer the question or provide insight without supposing a method? If you have a way of doing this, please let us all know (and before the suggestion of a PM, this question was asked on...
by Alpen
March 16th, 2009, 10:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 58857

Re: Triumph

I received this from Kent : Alpen, Since you're so free with methods, not of your own devising, where have you seen this in print? I assure you, even though I read a lot of magic books, I can keep my own stuff straight from the works of others. I do hope you weren't intimating I stole this thing. Le...
by Alpen
March 16th, 2009, 10:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 58857

Re: Triumph

This looks like it uses a bank of faced cards, and if so, I have seen it in print before.

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by Alpen
December 23rd, 2008, 2:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps' Show
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Eric DeCamps' Show

Having liked it so much the first time, I did end up going back to see Eric's show... And again, it was fantastic! I think that this upcoming show is the last one (if Eric reads this, he can probably confirm) so if anyone hasn't seen it yet, or is thinking about it, go see it, this might be your las...
by Alpen
December 1st, 2008, 9:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps' Show
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Eric DeCamps' Show

Just wanted to mention something about Eric DeCamps' show Pure Magic I missed the first 2 runs of the show and was when I heard that Eric was doing another run, I was sure that I wasn't going to miss it again. For starters, I travelled from Boston to NYC just to see the show, and saying it was absol...
by Alpen
June 10th, 2008, 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Card Warp
Replies: 122
Views: 19987

Re: Card Warp

I'm curious as to why someone has only three posts to their credit and they're all about this one topic... I appreciate your concern Mr. Sisti. I was registered in the old Genii Forum, and since the recent changovers, have been too busy to re-register and actively post. I have never thought that a ...
by Alpen
June 9th, 2008, 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Card Warp
Replies: 122
Views: 19987

Re: Card Warp

Thanks for clearing that up Richard.


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by Alpen
June 9th, 2008, 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Card Warp
Replies: 122
Views: 19987

Card Warp

Hey All, I had addressed this in another thread, and failing to get a response get, I thought I'd post it here... The question is concerning Paul Green's Card Warp Finale. I saw someone do this a while ago and attribute it to Paul Green, saying that Mr. Green only tipped this in person and not to th...
by Alpen
June 5th, 2008, 1:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Card Warp Finale--Autographed copies
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Card Warp Finale--Autographed copies

Paul, I've seen someone do a Card Warp ending and attribute it to you, and I actually tried to correct the fellow saying that it belonged to Mike Weber. Weber showed me something years ago that is exactly the one that this gentleman did (that he consequently attributed to you.) Is this DVD of a diff...
by Alpen
April 25th, 2005, 12:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LAST BOOK UPDATE BEFORE EBAY
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: LAST BOOK UPDATE BEFORE EBAY

Which Fleshman notes are they?
by Alpen
January 13th, 2005, 8:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hacking The Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 872

Re: Hacking The Pass

Sorry about the confusion Steven... I don't think I phrased myself correctly. Your pass definately is much different from a standard riffle pass (just because it has a rifle, doesan't make it a riffle pass... my bad...) How I should have explained it was that you took the strengths of the Riffle pas...
by Alpen
January 13th, 2005, 5:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hacking The Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 872

Hacking The Pass

I normally don't post reviews of magic items... But I recently received Steven Youell's Hacking the Pass in the mail, and it is phenomenal! I am letting everyone know what I think of it, because to me that's the best way to thank Steve for putting out this (as well as his other) great material. The ...
by Alpen
November 19th, 2004, 9:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You won't believe this
Replies: 69
Views: 2575

Re: You won't believe this

This reminds me of a trick, by Paul Harris maybe, which you hold the cased deck flat on the table and the deck rises out... it was a matter of simply putting a little work into the flap to make it look like the deck rose out... Does anyone remember that trick? Anyways, the trick looks amazing... Jus...
by Alpen
July 1st, 2004, 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Miami
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Miami

Hey everyone,
I'm in the Miami area for a few days, and I was wondering if anyone could suggest some magic shops/shows in the area to see. The only one that I know of is Malone's. Thanks in advance


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by Alpen
April 23rd, 2004, 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: New York
Replies: 2
Views: 157

New York

I'm going to be in NYC next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a bit. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what (magically) is going on there. Especially if there's a "Reuben's"-like gathering. Thanks a lot for any info


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by Alpen
March 23rd, 2004, 6:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Peter Kane
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Peter Kane

I heard a quite disturbing and sad rumor about Peter Kane... and I'm hoping someone out there can say something otherwise, and confirm that he is ok and well.


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by Alpen
February 10th, 2004, 10:52 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: George Daily's NEW list of used Books on Card Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: George Daily's NEW list of used Books on Card Magic

Thanks Richard...

Wow, that's more than I payed when I bought the book from you :)


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