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Re: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge

I'll just leave this here.

http://www.stevenyouell.com/Apology.html
by Justin Wheatley
09/14/12 11:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge
Replies: 39
Views: 4277

Re: Name of card move?

Looks to be an extremely well-executed Malone shift.
by Justin Wheatley
08/20/11 01:57 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of card move?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Wanted - The Complete Walton v1 & v2

If that's true, this is most certainly cause for celebration.
by Justin Wheatley
08/13/11 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Complete Walton v1 & v2
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Original Card Control to the Top

Careful with that large, frightening swoop.
by Justin Wheatley
07/29/11 10:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Original Card Control to the Top
Replies: 65
Views: 6710

Re: Google+ [off topic]

jdwheat at ku dot edu
by Justin Wheatley
07/10/11 06:57 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ [off topic]
Replies: 23
Views: 2031

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

Also, if you can, check out Walton material. He has the preternatural ability to do so much with so little. A big focus of his is the pass (in several forms--turnover, riffle, cover, classic).
by Justin Wheatley
07/01/11 02:09 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 4673

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

... but I can say that I am extremely comfortable with handling doubles. That wasn't a problem for me. Now, that being said (apologies to Larry David), I let the Invisible Palm fall by the wayside because I wasn't a fan of the repetition of method. I was successful with the routine, but I was never...
by Justin Wheatley
06/30/11 09:42 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Here's the Big Secret to the Invisible Palm. Ready? Convince them that you are not, in fact, spreading two cards. Read up on some Tamariz. Cancel those methods, broseph. Seacrest out. It's rather difficult to convince someone of a negative, especially if you are going to be vulnerable to their inqu...
by Justin Wheatley
06/30/11 03:28 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Here's the Big Secret to the Invisible Palm.

Ready?

Convince them that you are not, in fact, spreading two cards.

Read up on some Tamariz. Cancel those methods, broseph.

Seacrest out.
by Justin Wheatley
06/29/11 07:44 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: Latta Book

From Stephen:

We hope to resume work on the Latta project this autumn, and to get at least the volume on his coin magic out in 2012. Thanks for your interest in our publications!
Best Wishes,
Stephen Minch
by Justin Wheatley
05/21/11 01:19 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Latta Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Latta Book

Alright, I'll do just that.
by Justin Wheatley
05/20/11 11:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Latta Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Latta Book

Are there any updates on this?
by Justin Wheatley
05/19/11 07:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Latta Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: I KNOW THE SECRET "THE BERGLAS EFFECT"!!!

This is an elaborate Andy Kaufman-like joke, right? It's just too good to be true. From his choice of words to his magic, right down to his avatar picture--comic gold.
by Justin Wheatley
02/10/11 01:29 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I KNOW THE SECRET "THE BERGLAS EFFECT"!!!
Replies: 105
Views: 20307

Re: Erdnase Two Handed Transformation, Second Method

If I am remembering this correctly, I believe Malini would palm the card under the guise of saying something to the effect of, "See, my hands don't even cover the cards completely."
by Justin Wheatley
02/07/11 03:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase Two Handed Transformation, Second Method
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: Expert Card Technique

I will forever be indebted to this book for introducing me to that psychological stop force.
by Justin Wheatley
01/17/11 06:42 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expert Card Technique
Replies: 52
Views: 7625

Re: MSN Exposure

I'm curious as to how many intelligent, discerning adults were actually interested in, and furthermore watched, the videos.

Also, the exposure of sleightslike pinky breaks, false shuffles, etc means absolutely nothing.
by Justin Wheatley
09/20/10 07:58 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: MSN Exposure
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: New here

I think Ortiz advised against that in Strong Magic.
by Justin Wheatley
09/20/10 07:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New here
Replies: 20
Views: 2108

Re: looking for a credit for the Jinx Switch

Jonathan,

It is a discrepant transfer action, although the card comes from the top, not the bottom.
by Justin Wheatley
09/20/10 07:37 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: looking for a credit for the Jinx Switch
Replies: 20
Views: 2084

Re: Hugely overlooked sleight

The one that immediately comes to mind for me is a Meir Yedid card production from (I think) Cardworks, where the cards shoots out from the deck. It's quite easy, and fun to use as a secret maneuver as well as an open one.

There are others, I'm sure...
by Justin Wheatley
09/20/10 07:22 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hugely overlooked sleight
Replies: 48
Views: 5710

Re: New here

You've done the right thing in coming here and asking suggestions from more advanced magicians. Many at you're point would continue on with the forums and DVDs, but it's obvious you're looking for more. Good for you! I second Card College. There was a very funny video not too long ago on Youtube of ...
by Justin Wheatley
09/20/10 07:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New here
Replies: 20
Views: 2108

Re: Allerton's "Magnetic Thought" crediting

Thanks for the responses guys.

I'm working through your Vernon biography right now, Mr. Ben. If they're anything like this great book, I will not be disappointed.
by Justin Wheatley
07/21/10 08:55 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Allerton's "Magnetic Thought" crediting
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Allerton's "Magnetic Thought" crediting

Today I was revisiting Hugard's More Card Manipulations , which contains Bert Allerton's great trick "Magnetic Thought." Upon reading the trick, I realized that the effect is identical to Vernon's "The Challenge," which, if memory serves, is located in The Dai Vernon Book of Magi...
by Justin Wheatley
07/14/10 09:04 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Allerton's "Magnetic Thought" crediting
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Roy Walton trick...

Thanks a lot Joe. I really love the trick and I needed to remember! I went ahead and bought the issue of Mystery Magazine, because $1.50 is too good to pass up. Also, really loved that article.

Pete-- I have have the TA Waters book, although I don't remember that trick. Would love to know...
by Justin Wheatley
02/11/10 03:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Roy Walton trick...
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Roy Walton trick...

I also remember the trick uses the Elmsley Count as a displacement of four cards.
by Justin Wheatley
02/11/10 02:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Roy Walton trick...
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Roy Walton trick...

Hey guys, I'm trying to remember where I can find this trick and what it's called. I believe it's in Pabular, and I know it's by Mr. Walton... If I'm recalling correctly, the spectator chooses some cards out of a packet, much like a ten card poker deal selection procedure. Then you show what cards t...
by Justin Wheatley
02/11/10 02:15 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Roy Walton trick...
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Radio Magic

Check out Juan Tamariz's latest book, Verbal Magic. The effects are designed specifically for hands-off effects, and culled from Juan's own radio broadcasts he does in Spain.
by Justin Wheatley
02/05/10 12:09 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Radio Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 1286

Re: Do As I Do

Any time I've ever encountered Mr. Baker's material, such as in Tarbell, it is always a cut above most of the thinking. I intend to check out the Baker book. Getting back to the Do As I Do discussion, there are two (I believe only two) interesting approaches in Expert Card Technique . If memory serv...
by Justin Wheatley
01/27/10 01:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 1981

Re: Do As I Do

You beat me to it, Espermachine. I absolutely love the one-deck version by Ose. I had never seen anyone else use it, so I assumed it was just another overlooked gem. Great news that Mr Skinner got it out there. That's interesting about Al Baker. Do you mean it's the same general principle? Or is it ...
by Justin Wheatley
01/27/10 03:07 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 1981

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

I think the key phrase in Mr Helvia's post is "difficult to do well."
I've only seen video of Mr. Lucero performance, but he performs it very well, and makes the effect clearer than it would be in lesser hands.
by Justin Wheatley
01/07/10 01:42 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 11413

Re: The story of Triumph

Wow, thanks a lot for that clarification, Mr. Ben. I can't wait to read the next installment of your book!
That is very interesting about his prior knowledge of the principle.
by Justin Wheatley
01/07/10 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The story of Triumph
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: The story of Triumph

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but on one of the Revalations tapes, doesn't Vernon attribute his inspiration for the Triumph shuffle to Jack McMillen's card rise technique?
by Justin Wheatley
01/07/10 03:06 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The story of Triumph
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Flynn, While the Dingle book is a fantastic must-have for any magician (and his think-a-card method very good), if you're basing your decision on think-a-card alone, your better bet will be Roger's Thesaurus. Besides being an amazing book with excellent material, the chapter on Think-a-Card is hands...
by Justin Wheatley
01/02/10 03:20 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 11413

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

Yes, Papa Kaufman.
I didn't know that. That's very unfortunate.
by Justin Wheatley
12/14/09 08:01 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 10748

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Oh lordy lordy
by Justin Wheatley
12/14/09 06:18 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 706
Views: 188525

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

Well put, Mark.
by Justin Wheatley
12/14/09 06:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 10748

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

You know, after watching this video again, it really seems that everyone is entertained and impressed. The spectator at the table is a little dull, but I think this is probably just his countenance (and his haircut). The audience reaction is fairly enthused. One problem seems to be Slydini's accent ...
by Justin Wheatley
12/14/09 05:53 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 10748

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

While I agree with you, Richard, that magic can be completely compressed and un-deceptified by video, I do think this particular performance looks great. If I didn't know the workings, I think I'd be fooled (at least for a moment). But that's just my opinion.
by Justin Wheatley
12/14/09 01:07 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 10748

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

I'm intrigued by the fact that Joe calls the Helicopter card undeceptive. While this thread deals more with the aspects of presentation of the effect, I must argue that it is entirely deceptive. I would be hard-pressed to say that a layman would watch Slydini perform this effect and give a good expl...
by Justin Wheatley
12/13/09 11:29 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 10748

Re: Dai Vernon in Expert card Technique

Yeah, that's basically what I've done. It's fun to speculate. That's interesting about the get-ready...
by Justin Wheatley
12/09/09 07:20 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon in Expert card Technique
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Dai Vernon in Expert card Technique

I am not familiar with Lorayne's version. Is it a variation of the stop trick in ECT? I do enjoy performing the trick in the spectator's hands, so the Lorayne version would be of interest. Going back to Giobbi, he has some fine psychological points in dealing with the trick in the person's hands rat...
by Justin Wheatley
12/01/09 09:36 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon in Expert card Technique
Replies: 63
Views: 7667
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