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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
05/08/14 03:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 25857

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

Current ebay price is £72 with an hour remaining.
by sjrwheeler
05/20/13 04:13 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 2
Views: 444

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
05/19/13 01:24 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 2
Views: 444

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
05/12/13 01:05 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay Don England's Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: 2012 In Review

I really enjoyed reading that.

thanks,

Sam
by sjrwheeler
01/01/13 09:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 3311

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
12/19/12 11:16 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Triskadequadra Principle by John Hostler
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

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
12/15/12 10:14 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Triskadequadra Principle by John Hostler
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: The Twins - Clearly Impossible!

loved the fact that she laughed while she was in 2 pieces...
by sjrwheeler
10/31/12 07:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Twins - Clearly Impossible!
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

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
10/20/12 04:43 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "too perfect" theory
Replies: 72
Views: 4088

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
08/26/12 05:36 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Full deck fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 780

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
08/26/12 02:47 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Full deck fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 780

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
07/11/12 06:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paris - Three Card Monte
Replies: 7
Views: 999

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
07/11/12 05:19 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paris - Three Card Monte
Replies: 7
Views: 999

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
07/11/12 05:09 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Who is your favorite Card man from the past?
Replies: 6
Views: 925

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
07/05/12 02:49 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic on the radio
Replies: 6
Views: 597

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
06/06/12 05:08 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Simon Aronson - Worker Bees - Reset
Replies: 0
Views: 282

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

Thanks Ken
by sjrwheeler
05/28/12 05:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

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
05/28/12 01:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

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
05/26/12 05:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L Publishing eBooks
Replies: 274
Views: 22008

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
05/20/12 04:20 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

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
05/12/12 06:20 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 8403

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
05/10/12 07:50 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Intentionally sticking cards together
Replies: 3
Views: 540

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
05/10/12 07:47 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session

Thank you Richard, 10 years should keep me busy!
by sjrwheeler
05/07/12 11:34 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 8403

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
05/07/12 10:44 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 8403

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
05/02/12 01:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Intentionally sticking cards together
Replies: 3
Views: 540

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
05/02/12 01:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woody Aragon Lectures
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Alex Elmsley

haha, good point Lisa.

thanks Joe, good to know i've helped contribute in some small way.
by sjrwheeler
03/24/12 06:53 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alex Elmsley
Replies: 3
Views: 658

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
03/24/12 03:03 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: BEST Self Working Card Trick with No Setup / Gimmicks
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

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
03/24/12 02:55 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alex Elmsley
Replies: 3
Views: 658

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
03/01/12 06:39 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bryn Reynolds Double Down
Replies: 4
Views: 561

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
02/28/12 06:36 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bryn Reynolds Double Down
Replies: 4
Views: 561

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
12/16/11 05:06 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Maven & Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 29
Views: 4392

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
04/22/11 04:43 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Can You Help? Elmsley, Avis & Bill Reid
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Building Blocks by Luke Jermay Ebay listing

Hello I'm selling a copy of Building Blocks by Luke Jermay which i'm selling here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Building-Blocks-Luke-Jermay-Magic-Mentalism-/260733660651?pt=UK_Collectables_MagicTricks_RL&hash=item3cb4efedeb#ht_963wt_1139">http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Buildi...
by sjrwheeler
02/09/11 02:03 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Building Blocks by Luke Jermay Ebay listing
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Re: Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly

Hi i have a second copy of Paradox which i am now selling on ebay as well. anyone who is interested please see the link below: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Don-Englands-Paradox-Kevin-Kelly-Magic-Card-/260735050005?pt=UK_Collectables_MagicTricks_RL&hash=item3cb5052115...
by sjrwheeler
02/09/11 02:00 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly

Hello, I am selling my copy of Paradox on ebay at the moment. See the link and item number below. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260727632517&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_1304wt_1139">http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 304wt_...
by sjrwheeler
01/30/11 01:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Don Englands Paradox by Kevin Kelly
Replies: 1
Views: 361

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

I have a second edition copy of this which i am interested in selling if anyone else is interested? I've posted the book on ebay see the link and item number below. it is a second edition hard cover copy and is signed by Tom. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...
by sjrwheeler
01/30/11 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Limited Edition of A card Merely Thought of, Tom Baxter
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

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