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by sjrwheeler
March 8th, 2017, 1:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 3445

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

Yeh, I'd love to see the second Vernon book too!

Also looking forward to the new Tamariz book which I heard Rafael Benatar is translating.
by sjrwheeler
May 8th, 2014, 3:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 456
Views: 121902

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Hi Joe,

I am curious about Woody Aragon's use of a magnet. Is this part of the 'Blessed Poker' chapter?

Thanks,

Sam
by sjrwheeler
May 20th, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly

Current ebay price is £72 with an hour remaining.
by sjrwheeler
May 19th, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly

This ebay sale ends in the next day.
Please take a look if you are interested.

Sam
by sjrwheeler
May 12th, 2013, 1:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 2
Views: 708

FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly

Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly for sale on ebay.

Book is in excellent condition.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261213819322? ... 1555.l2649
by sjrwheeler
January 1st, 2013, 8:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 6402

Re: 2012 In Review

I really enjoyed reading that.

thanks,

Sam
by sjrwheeler
December 19th, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Triskadequadra Principle by John Hostler
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

Re: The Triskadequadra Principle by John Hostler

Hi Tom.

Mr Hostler PMed me some detailed and excellent advice, I shall be spending time over the next few weeks working on developing this (and these new eyes).

Many thanks to you both,

Sam
by sjrwheeler
December 15th, 2012, 9:14 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Triskadequadra Principle by John Hostler
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

Re: The Triskadequadra Principle by John Hostler

I only bought this a few days ago on Wednesday, so not long enough to have practiced enough to be sure... but i am struggling with the checking of the deck (to determine whether or not it requires adjustment). Any tips on that Tom? I agree that it seems like it could be incredibly interesting. I jus...
by sjrwheeler
October 31st, 2012, 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Twins - Clearly Impossible!
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: The Twins - Clearly Impossible!

loved the fact that she laughed while she was in 2 pieces...
by sjrwheeler
October 20th, 2012, 4:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "too perfect" theory
Replies: 72
Views: 7115

Re: "too perfect" theory

Roberto Giobbi has a product called Ask Roberto Giobbi, its available on Lybrary.com It has 52 questions and Roberto answers each with an essay. question 11 is on the too perfect theory, and along with his own response he included essays by several other people, in the words of the product descripti...
by sjrwheeler
August 26th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Full deck fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Full deck fishing

Hi Max, Thanks for your response, obviously you are right, I guess I should have been clearer. I'd like to think most people would have understood what I meant. For anyone who doesn't: When I say that I don't mind if the method is good, convincing or effective, I was hoping for a method that could p...
by sjrwheeler
August 26th, 2012, 2:47 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Full deck fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Full deck fishing

Hello all, I'm working on a little research, I'm looking for any methods to fish for a card from a free choice of any in a deck. The method doesn't need to be good, effective, convincing or deceptive. I've come up with a method to fish for a single card out of a possible choice of four, but without ...
by sjrwheeler
July 11th, 2012, 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paris - Three Card Monte
Replies: 7
Views: 2163

Re: Paris - Three Card Monte

Can you tell me more about how the scam works? or is it just an attempt to make me feel guilty for taking the ring and give them some money?

I'll check out Gambling Scams, thanks for the tip.
by sjrwheeler
July 11th, 2012, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paris - Three Card Monte
Replies: 7
Views: 2163

Paris - Three Card Monte

Hello Everyone, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but: I spent a long weekend in Paris, and after visiting the Eiffel Tower we walked along the river, and when we crossed the bridge there were three or four teams of three card monte hustlers. It was interesting to watch, it was cl...
by sjrwheeler
July 11th, 2012, 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who is your favorite Card man from the past?
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Who is your favorite Card man from the past?

Look into the work of Martin A. Nash - he is fantastic, i've seen performances of him very young and much older, he was much more entertaining in the older performances. His magic is fantastic. His books are fantastic and full of useful tips, incredible tricks and sleights (i regret never buying Nas...
by sjrwheeler
July 5th, 2012, 2:49 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic on the radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Magic on the radio

If you happen to have "A Book In English" by Woody Aragon, then there is a fantastic verbal trick in there. Which you won't be able to master in a short period of time, but you could definitely get good if you practice A LOT! other than that, look at Verbal Magic by Juan Tamariz. however.....
by sjrwheeler
June 6th, 2012, 5:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Simon Aronson - Worker Bees - Reset
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Simon Aronson - Worker Bees - Reset

Hello, Just for the challenge I tried to work out a reset to Simon Aronson's Worker Bees. I thought I'd share my result for anyone who might be interested. If anyone has a better way, I'd be interested to hear about it. Prep: You need to mark the 1st (3 diamonds), 13th (2 spades) and 52nd (king diam...
by sjrwheeler
May 28th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English
Replies: 16
Views: 3938

Re: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English

On page 21 they describe: "To finalize the stack, we do two in-faros(22). If the faros are done correctly, the KS remains the bottom card of the deck." Firstly the book seems to be missing figure 22. Secondly, i thought the top and bottom cards changed during in in-faro. Did he mean out-fa...
by sjrwheeler
May 26th, 2012, 5:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L Publishing eBooks
Replies: 271
Views: 31388

Re: L&L Publishing eBooks

Richard, do you think its ok for a person to sell their ebook to another person?
wouldn't they just keep their own and sell a copy on?
by sjrwheeler
May 20th, 2012, 4:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top

Hi Jamie,

thanks, i like that a lot, i was pleasantly surprised when i tried it and found it worked. Especially since i did very non exact cuts.

thanks,

Sam
by sjrwheeler
May 12th, 2012, 6:20 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 14533

Re: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session

thanks everyone, this thread has been very useful to me.

Ask Alexander is fantastic...

they say they will ban you if you save or print too many pages, i tend to do most of my reading in my lunch hour at work... does anyone know how many pages are too many?
by sjrwheeler
May 10th, 2012, 7:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Intentionally sticking cards together
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Intentionally sticking cards together

Hello, thanks for your replies, Digit: i think wax would be a good way to go. i was looking at a Marlo book the other day, and he suggested the use of saliva, however with an overhand shuffle (as he advises) i was unable to find the stuck cards. so i couldn't make that work. has anyone had any luck ...
by sjrwheeler
May 10th, 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top

Hello all, I'm working on an effect, and i need to be able to control a card to 26th from the top. the strongest method i've found of doing this is Marlo's Incomplete Faro Control. Alternatively i've used a corner short and riffle forced the 26th spot for the return of a card, but the faro control f...
by sjrwheeler
May 7th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 14533

Re: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session

Thank you Richard, 10 years should keep me busy!
by sjrwheeler
May 7th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 14533

Re: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session

I agree, i've only recently subscribed to Genii, and I am particularly enjoying Roberto's column, i've looked at a few in the Ask Alexander archives, however could anyone tell me when Roberto's first column was? I'd like to read them chronologically. I'm also currently enjoying reading his "Ask...
by sjrwheeler
May 2nd, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Intentionally sticking cards together
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Intentionally sticking cards together

Hello there, i'm currently working on trying to solve a very specific problem, I'd appreciate any help or advice anyone has. While I'm sure there are better ways to achieve the result I'm looking for, I'm doing this for purely my own enjoyment, however: I need to find a way so that when a playing ca...
by sjrwheeler
May 2nd, 2012, 1:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woody Aragon Lectures
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Woody Aragon Lectures

/his book would make a great present for any card magician. One of the best books I've read in years
by sjrwheeler
March 24th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alex Elmsley
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Alex Elmsley

haha, good point Lisa.

thanks Joe, good to know i've helped contribute in some small way.
by sjrwheeler
March 24th, 2012, 3:03 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: BEST Self Working Card Trick with No Setup / Gimmicks
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

Re: BEST Self Working Card Trick with No Setup / Gimmicks

I use two self working/ semi automatic card tricks. both require a setup however I'm mentioning one of them here because I am aware of a method of doing it without a setup. Mockingbird by Max Maven. It requires a full deck stack, however it is (in my opinion) completely worth it. Mick Ayres publishe...
by sjrwheeler
March 24th, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alex Elmsley
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Alex Elmsley

Hello, I'm a big fan of Elmsleys work, and my favorite books on magic are the wonderful Collected Works of Alex Elmsley by Stephan Minch. Anyway, i always knew he went to Cambridge University, but i didn't know anything about Cambridge until i met my girlfriend who studied at Kings College. I didn't...
by sjrwheeler
March 1st, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bryn Reynolds Double Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Bryn Reynolds Double Down

Hello Richard, thanks for your quick reply. I agree with what you say, but I'm having trouble doing that. I can't tell them that i haven't memorised the cards, i need to be more subtle than that, but i'm struggling to think of any other words to forestall the reaction. However its fun trying to figu...
by sjrwheeler
February 28th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bryn Reynolds Double Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Bryn Reynolds Double Down

Hello everyone, I'm relatively new here, and also a new member to Genii having subscribed Sunday just gone, so far I'm thoroughly enjoying reading some of the very early editions on Ask Alexander! I've downloaded the recent editions onto my ipad but not looked at them yet. I must say that i really t...
by sjrwheeler
December 16th, 2011, 4:06 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Maven & Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 48
Views: 10929

Re: Maven & Gilbreath Principle

Hello,

did i miss this? or is this something thats still being made?

i'm fairly new to gilbreath but totally captivated by it.

thanks,

Sam
by sjrwheeler
April 22nd, 2011, 4:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Can You Help? Elmsley, Avis & Bill Reid
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Re: Can You Help? Elmsley, Avis & Bill Reid

Take a look at the article on Elmsley at Wikipedia.
it's not very long bio but has some answers you are looking for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Elmsley
by sjrwheeler
February 9th, 2011, 1:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Building Blocks by Luke Jermay Ebay listing
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Building Blocks by Luke Jermay Ebay listing

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by sjrwheeler
February 9th, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly

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by sjrwheeler
January 30th, 2011, 12:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly

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by sjrwheeler
January 30th, 2011, 12:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Limited Edition of A card Merely Thought of, Tom Baxter
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Re: Limited Edition of A card Merely Thought of, Tom Baxter

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