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Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Card rolling device?
by Xabi
01/12/12 12:53 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

I have one of scotty's gimmicks I would sell at the right price. Would this be similar to the gimmick Dale Shrimpton can't remember? Any more info would be appreciated. I agree about the signing of the card as a convincer, I am comfortable forcing a duped card enabling me to produce a selected card...
by Xabi
12/23/11 06:58 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Xabi, you are very welcome to visit me in Somerset should you wish to read the Elmsley effect. 10 mins. M5 Jct. 25. I don't have the Kaps routine but have Derren's 'Smoke' which is published in 'Pure Effect'. Hope this helps. Regards Alex That is a very kind offer, it's not quite just down the road...
by Xabi
12/15/11 05:49 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Many Thanks Are Kaps' and Elmsley's the same effect/presentation? I'm sure I've seen Derren Brown do something similar on Stephen Fry, only I think the thought of card was just rolled up, briefly lit, smoked, choked on and it is then realised that it is not actually a cigarette but the thought of ca...
by Xabi
12/13/11 06:55 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Best rising card gimmick?

True, you are provided with very helpful and somewhat inspirational material here, McBride's Kundalini story / script is wonderful.
by Xabi
12/13/11 06:46 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best rising card gimmick?
Replies: 36
Views: 5483

Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

The only books I could recommend were written by you anyway
by Xabi
12/12/11 06:49 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: WSJ review of new Diaconis book
Replies: 8
Views: 3246

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

have performed 'selected card to sealed cigarette packet (inside cigarette)' quite a few times since posting which is going down very well 'signed card to sealed cigarette packet (folded)' also gets great reactions but still have not achieved my initially desired effect of 'freely selected signed ca...
by Xabi
12/12/11 03:05 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

De Nada

Having trouble remembering your own tricks Harry?

There's a few books I could recommend for that, you may of heard of some of em ...
by Xabi
12/12/11 02:40 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: WSJ review of new Diaconis book
Replies: 8
Views: 3246

Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Harry Lorayne wrote: Somewhere I published a royal-flush thing based on the Gilbreath principle - darned if I know where. Can someone help?


'Straight Away' in Trend Setters used Gilbreath but I think involved 2 straights rather than a royal flush
by Xabi
12/11/11 06:52 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: WSJ review of new Diaconis book
Replies: 8
Views: 3246

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

thanks JMD

have found a cheaper copy (incl shipping) of Fred Kaps at HankLee

thank you for the heads up on the Elmsley's book, such a shame this has become such a rarity

i'm hoping of course that either (hopefully both) of these versions will help me in my research
by Xabi
12/02/11 10:59 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Alex Emsley, Collected Works Vol. 1
Fred Caps, compiled by Jelsma

both are proving hard to find
by Xabi
12/01/11 06:13 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Philippe Billot wrote:See in Fred Kaps by Freddie Jelsma (1988).


Will check this out if I can find

thank you
by Xabi
12/01/11 04:53 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

I think it was probably a variation on Invisible Card To Cigarette, Collected Works Of Alex Emsley, Vol. 1, p. 274, L & L Publishing (1991), but it was 30 years ago and I've slept since then. Many thanks I only say that because a bill variation by Scotty was published. Card to cigarette sounds ...
by Xabi
12/01/11 04:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Bill Evans wrote:Scotty York used to do a signed card into a borrowed cigarette but I don't think it was ever published. It was wonderful.


was that not a bill to cigarette?

wonderful nonetheless
by Xabi
11/30/11 02:16 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

you could ask the craftsman about how to get a card into a cigarette. That problem, the roller and winder has been around for a century and may have some affordable solutions. thanks when you say 'the craftsman' is that his Genii username? 'the roller and winder'? are these existing tools? any refs...
by Xabi
11/30/11 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Hey, I have come up with a way (in theory) to achieve an effect that as far as I know, has never been marketed, released or even performed. One part of the routine has me quite stumped when it comes to putting theory into practice though. Cutting massive parts of the routine / effect out, in short I...
by Xabi
11/30/11 09:17 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Best rising card gimmick?

I did go for the Kundalini version

it's great but I feel stupid because I already had it (or at least everything needed to make my own

what do you expect when you buy commercial tricks?
by Xabi
11/30/11 08:46 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best rising card gimmick?
Replies: 36
Views: 5483

Re: Gaffed card - what to use for?

was thinking you could force the 4 of D have it lost in the pack read specs mind and bring it to the top actually 'incorrectly' bring the 5 of D to the top colour change 5 of D to the gaff making central pip disappear now colour change again (after moving actual 5 of D) from gaff to 4 of D with diff...
by Xabi
11/06/11 05:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffed card - what to use for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Gaffed card - what to use for?

It should reappear under their dinner plate, or some other absolutely impossible location that doesn't make it gross. You could do Card in Orange I suppose, but you really need either a signature or torn corner for that, and you don't want to run your gimmicked card each time you do the trick. i ho...
by Xabi
11/06/11 05:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffed card - what to use for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Gaffed card - what to use for?

Well, not exactly useless... perhaps useless together. The mis-indexed card could be used with a peek force to vanish the Nine of Spades for any number of "thought of" card to impossible location. Yes, thank you Peek force gaff card (obviously make sure you know which value) fan deck so t...
by Xabi
11/06/11 04:51 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffed card - what to use for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Gaffed card - what to use for?

Tom Frame wrote:The Five of Diamonds could be used in a "Moving Pip" effect.


Yeah Vernon's Picking of the Pip came to mind with the 5 of D
by Xabi
11/06/11 04:46 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffed card - what to use for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Gaffed card - what to use for?

never really seen any card tricks that use these so am at a bit of a loss How many books have you read? A lot but not all of them include tricks that need the use of gaff cards the ones that did were still read but tricks that require gaff cards were skipped due to the lack of, well ... ...gaff cards
by Xabi
11/06/11 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffed card - what to use for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Gaffed card - what to use for?

Hi All,

I'm unsure of how I can put a couple of gaffed cards to use

a 5 of diamonds with missing centre pip

and a 7 of spades (7 pips) with one 9 of spades index (two index card) and the other a 7

never really seen any card tricks that use these so am at a bit of a loss
by Xabi
11/06/11 11:00 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffed card - what to use for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?

Isn't there a similar trick available where you can make a coin spin at will mysteriously?
by Xabi
10/28/11 03:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

Re: P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S???

I thought the 'P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S' printed on the tuck flap may be something to do with the fact that it came in the 'Mnemonica' stack rather than new deck order.

Any thoughts?
by Xabi
10/28/11 02:56 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S???
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S???

Richard Kaufman wrote:You could make one up.


I'm guessing you've never heard of it either.

Really baffled about a deck of cards given to me.
by Xabi
10/28/11 02:42 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S???
Replies: 3
Views: 334

P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S???

I opened a new deck of cards and noticed...

...'P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S' printed on the tuck flap

is there such a thing as an Indigo force?
by Xabi
10/27/11 03:58 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: P L A Y I INDIGO C A R D S???
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Please Watch! - Overhand Blind Shuffle (with no hands?)

by Xabi
10/21/11 06:32 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Please Watch! - Overhand Blind Shuffle (with no hands?)
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Card trick with one double backed card?

Richard Kaufman wrote:My routine "Fusion" uses one double-backed card. Pretty good trick.


Any video links?

This is in 'Cardworks' right?
by Xabi
10/20/11 06:07 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card trick with one double backed card?
Replies: 56
Views: 3890

Re: Harry Lorayne's SPECIAL EFFECTS

Harry Lorayne wrote: Richie: Unfortunately, that's all Greek to me. Even worse - I know a little Greek!

Xabi: If you want one, order one. No?


I just emailed you Harry

real name Jamie - you very kindly agreed to signing my copy.
by Xabi
10/19/11 11:57 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Harry Lorayne's SPECIAL EFFECTS
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Card trick with one double backed card?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Xabi wrote:Card trick with one double backed card?

Any suggestions or video links?



Vernon had some fun with Houdini doing a trick that requires a DB card.


I thought that was just an ACR, did he use a DB?
by Xabi
10/19/11 11:05 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card trick with one double backed card?
Replies: 56
Views: 3890

Re: Harry Lorayne's SPECIAL EFFECTS

I tried to copy/paste the full-page ad for my new book, SPECIAL EFFECTS, here as I usually do - but couldn't make it work - I'm a lousy computer person. Really. If you'd like me to email a copy to you, send your email address to me, at: harrylorayne@earthlink.net and it will be done. Best - Harry L...
by Xabi
10/19/11 10:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Harry Lorayne's SPECIAL EFFECTS
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Card trick with one double backed card?

Out of interest, why the question? also - is it a red/blue double backer? I already sometimes include one in my ACR routine and know a few tricks where you use multiple DBs blue and red. But this is from a black backed deck (of which I only have one) and there is only one, just wondering how I can ...
by Xabi
10/18/11 04:38 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card trick with one double backed card?
Replies: 56
Views: 3890

Card trick with one double backed card?

Card trick with one double backed card?

Any suggestions or video links?
by Xabi
10/16/11 11:23 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card trick with one double backed card?
Replies: 56
Views: 3890

Re: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?

Yeah it looks sick but don't think it was ever released
by Xabi
10/11/11 06:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

Re: Best rising card gimmick?

Finally, that famous line in Greater Magic declares how much the public loves the rising card, but in this day and age of tiny electronic marvels, I wonder if that appeal persists--especially in methods where the deck is not borrowed/examinable. Never really been interested myself but everyone asks...
by Xabi
10/11/11 06:00 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best rising card gimmick?
Replies: 36
Views: 5483

Re: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?

guess not then
by Xabi
10/10/11 04:14 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

Best rising card gimmick?

Hi People

was considering buying Kundalini rising but i'm having doubts

any suggestions?

and links to perfrmances would be gr8

many thanks in advance
by Xabi
10/10/11 04:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best rising card gimmick?
Replies: 36
Views: 5483

Re: What do you have on you when doing walkaround?

Self Tying Shoelace
Ambitious card (my personal favourite)
by Xabi
10/08/11 04:42 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What do you have on you when doing walkaround?
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?

under the link it says

'skip to 5:00'

he performs the trick there
by Xabi
10/08/11 04:33 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Retro-Spinning coin with cell phone?
Replies: 7
Views: 4438
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