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by Corneilius Jay
December 1st, 2012, 11:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Pendragon busy time
Replies: 14
Views: 3162

Re: Jonathan Pendragon busy time

Hey Jonathan. Firstly congratulations on the marriage, I hope you have many happy years together. I was watching the videos you posted on your website and was amazed! I have absolutely no idea how the effects were done especially the motorcycle effect (which blew my mind) and frankly I don't want to...
by Corneilius Jay
November 2nd, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

Going slightly off topic for a sec i was watching a Magic DVD and was amazed to find out that aristocrat banknotes are all naturally one way backs! being an owner of said deck it was totally oblivious to me and now i cant miss it. now theirs another reason to buy aristocrat banknotes as apposed to &...
by Corneilius Jay
September 5th, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1806626

Re: ERDNASE

So what your saying in less words "facsimile" is a nicer less offensive way of saying "fake"?
Ok I'll agree with that.
;)
by Corneilius Jay
September 5th, 2012, 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1806626

Re: ERDNASE

I wasn't intending to imply anything by the word "fake"
Though for fear of sounding cheeky the word facsimile is a synonym of the word fake

The price is too rich for my blood right now but I'll keep an eye open.
by Corneilius Jay
September 5th, 2012, 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1806626

Re: ERDNASE

I have just received the facsimile first edition of Expert at the Card Table which is being distributed by Michael Canick and it is THE edition to have if you love this book. I do have a first edition and it looks virtually identical. Are these first edition copies still available? I realise this i...
by Corneilius Jay
September 1st, 2012, 5:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Choosing a memorized deck
Replies: 18
Views: 4117

Re: Choosing a memorized deck

I believe Dai Vernon used to memorise a new deck order every night before going to bed as practice using Harry Lorayne's methods in super power memory.
by Corneilius Jay
September 1st, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tom Baxters "A Card Merely Thought Of"
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Tom Baxters "A Card Merely Thought Of"

It's cool got a hold of him.
Going to receive a nice shiny new book Sometime real soon
Can't wait to read it.
Thanks for the help guys.
by Corneilius Jay
September 1st, 2012, 12:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tom Baxters "A Card Merely Thought Of"
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Tom Baxters "A Card Merely Thought Of"

Thanks! Ill try that. I sent him an email through the link for the book on google but I'm sure that link is at least 3 years old. I know he frequents the magic cafe but I can't get on there to ask him because of they're registering policies about free email addresses. I just noticed he has an accoun...
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 10:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Choosing a memorized deck
Replies: 18
Views: 4117

Re: Choosing a memorized deck

For me i went with mnemonica coupled with Harry Loraynes "Super Power Memory" I cant reccomend that book enough! never thought i could remember 100 random things but now i can and a deck only has 52 cards in it! perfect for memorising any deck order, in fact you can memorise a new deck ord...
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 10:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tom Baxters "A Card Merely Thought Of"
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Tom Baxters "A Card Merely Thought Of"

I Would like to know if anyone has this book for sale or if Tom Baxter himself is actually selling them anymore?
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 10:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Suggestions for contrasting Jokers
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Looking for Suggestions for contrasting Jokers

I realise this thread is quite old and your probably sorted by now but i like aristocrat banknotes they have a really nice pair of identical jokers.
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 4:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jumping Gemini Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Jumping Gemini Trouble

Just had a few minuits practicing and I've got it now basically thanks to you guys. The info supplied was top notch despite my shambolic use of the English language.
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 3:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jumping Gemini Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Jumping Gemini Trouble

Thanks Erdnasephile, that book looks great!
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 3:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jumping Gemini Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Jumping Gemini Trouble

Thanks guys! Appreciate all the help! I didn't know that the "diminishing lift sequence" had a name or I'd have just asked about that. Yes Mr Townsend that's the one. Mr Fry, thank you for the PM. I sent a reply but I don't know if it got to you. Erdnasephile I'll have to take a look at th...
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jumping Gemini Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Jumping Gemini Trouble

Yes the Darwin Ortiz routine.

The part where he shows that he hasn't been using the 2D at all because all of the cards are 10S and he shows four 10S.

When you show the second 10S.
Hope that was clear, if it isn't just say and I'll try and explain again.

Thanks.
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 11:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jumping Gemini Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Jumping Gemini Trouble

I'm currently working on the handling to Jumping Gemini and I'm having trouble with one particular part. I don't want to go too much into detail as I'm sure the effect is still marketed but the second revelation requires that you perform a DL and turnover while holding a card in your hand and I'm fi...
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: Controlling A Card To 26th From The Top

Check out the chapter on key cards in The Royal Road to Card Magic

"The 26th card"

Hope this helped.
by Corneilius Jay
August 31st, 2012, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat
Replies: 17
Views: 4275

Re: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat

Actually let's not go to Camelot.





Tis I silly place.
by Corneilius Jay
August 30th, 2012, 6:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat
Replies: 17
Views: 4275

Re: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat

As I said already to my friends on Facebook who have this vid posted . Dynamo and Criss angel should quit pretending to do magic and take a break to read both The Principles of Magic by Richard Osterlind and Our magic by maskelyne and Devant, it would make them both more critical of what they they h...
by Corneilius Jay
August 29th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?
Replies: 82
Views: 12858

Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

I think Darwin Ortiz. Would be my first choice if I could pick three it would be Ortiz , Teller and the Amazing James Randi. I was very fortunate to spend a recent evening with Darwin Ortiz (at the Golden Gate Gathering). I can't express how nice it was to be able to tell him how much I respect/adm...
by Corneilius Jay
August 29th, 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Drunk heckler - what would you have done?
Replies: 19
Views: 7594

Re: Drunk heckler - what would you have done?

I'd like to be there when you do it to someone to see what happens. :)
by Corneilius Jay
August 29th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?
Replies: 82
Views: 12858

Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

I think Darwin Ortiz. Would be my first choice if I could pick three it would be Ortiz , Teller and the Amazing James Randi.

Man what I wouldn't give for just an evening picking they're brains.
by Corneilius Jay
August 29th, 2012, 1:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Drunk heckler - what would you have done?
Replies: 19
Views: 7594

Re: Drunk heckler - what would you have done?

Roberto Giobbi had a great idea whereby if a heckler wouldn't keep quiet through any mainstream methods like asking politely for example he would begin a card trick invite the heckler to help him choose a card. "Of course to allay any suspicions on your part that I could be peeking at The card ...
by Corneilius Jay
August 29th, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat
Replies: 17
Views: 4275

Re: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat

A case of pot calling kettle black in my honest opinion. In fact this type of TV magic shouldn't be classed as Magic at all as by Magics defining principle it is the creation of "mystery". As 99.9% of the spectators supposedly mystyfied are in truth payed stooges the best classification I ...
by Corneilius Jay
March 6th, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 11428

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

Check out Darwin Ortiz' book "Strong Magic". Lots of good advice in there about audience management and making your effects non challenging as opossed to tricks that challenge the audience to find out how it's done.

Kind regards.
Neil.
by Corneilius Jay
February 27th, 2012, 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rubik Cubes
Replies: 37
Views: 5680

Re: Rubik Cubes

Theatrically, it would seem that a prediction that takes careful examination to confirm would be kind of a buzz kill for an audience. Now Betty, would you call off the colors on side number five? Even with a simple visual comparison, shown on a big screen TV, youd still have six sides to confirm Yo...
by Corneilius Jay
February 27th, 2012, 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: shape of my heart card trick
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: shape of my heart card trick

Hey idan
What's that technique you use at 3:45 to reveal the aces. It's very smooth.

Regards.
Neil.
by Corneilius Jay
February 26th, 2012, 6:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

Smurf.
Whether it be the printing or the cutting, that is no excuse for shoddy workmanship.
I'll probably only buy a brick of standard bikes now if I want some decks to practice with other than that it's aristocrat banknotes for me.

Regards.
Neil.
by Corneilius Jay
February 26th, 2012, 5:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 8031

Re: The juiced deck.

I'll tell you what.

You can owe me one.

:)

(wow, I've got THE mrgoat in my pocket)
by Corneilius Jay
February 25th, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 8031

Re: The juiced deck.

I was never able to master viewing juice. It just kind of made my head hurt. It isn't a problem for me right now though I'm only starting to dilute my formula, even though sometimes just after I've marked a card I can't see it even though I know it's there! But once I can see it I can't imagine any...
by Corneilius Jay
February 25th, 2012, 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 8031

Re: The juiced deck.

Mr. Kaufman. That is a far cry from "totally useless for magic". mrgoat. I'm not trying to be contrary towards your point of view to be purely argumentative I'm genuinely interested in the juice deck, its construction and it's applications, just as much as I'm interested in every other asp...
by Corneilius Jay
February 25th, 2012, 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 8031

Re: The juiced deck.

mrgoat. I'm honestly not disappointed in fact I'm enjoying working on it. If what everyone is saying about regular juice burning the finish off USPCC cards I may be on to something. Like I said before. . . I can't see how anyone can be disappointed with the pursuit of knowledge whether the knowledge...
by Corneilius Jay
February 25th, 2012, 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 8031

Re: The juiced deck.

Well I finally got all the equipment and ingredients together for my juice and juicing kit and was close to immediately successful. Preliminary testing on a USPCC Bee deck resulted in no damage whatsoever to the finish of the cards. All that remains is to work out a few kinks with my "formula&q...
by Corneilius Jay
February 24th, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

"USPCC is also a big company, so expecting them to "care" is like expecting McDonald's to use first quality meat" "(and there are more types than we honestly need)." You are of course right on both counts. Apart from the off centre backs effectively marking a deck the ...
by Corneilius Jay
February 24th, 2012, 3:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

If Bike decks were all printed perfectly, there would be someone selling you a Bicycle one way deck for $20+. Since no one but you will notice that the cards are off center anyways, why care? Costco... $1.00 a deck. I do care. I care about every aspect of the art of magic including the quality of t...
by Corneilius Jay
February 24th, 2012, 2:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

I agree mostly with the concensus that the stock and finish is basically the same for most cards but i haven't got an issue with that at all. Of course we have our psychological favourite brand as Anthony Vinson has pointed out but in the end it doesn't really matter anyway because you should be abl...
by Corneilius Jay
February 24th, 2012, 8:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

Mr pecore.
I've heard of the Richard Turner deck alright but haven't used it yet. I think I'll buy a deck and see what they are like.

Thanks for reminding me.
Neil.
by Corneilius Jay
February 24th, 2012, 7:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

Mr pendragon. CJ Thank you for the compliment, although such talk always makes feel a little calcified. If by calcified you meant I made you feel old I am sorry, If it's any consolation I'm glad I've had you and performers like you to grow up watching. Monarchs, Aristocrats, Erdnase (which seems a s...
by Corneilius Jay
February 24th, 2012, 7:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

Does anybody know WHY the USPCC decided to make the Bicycle mandolin backs their "magician's deck"... From my understanding, the USPCC decided not to allow any more modifications to their standard 808 Rider Bicycle back design in fear of loosing their trademark. Thus, magicians designed t...
by Corneilius Jay
February 24th, 2012, 7:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 7483

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

Edward Pungot wrote:Not only that, but Aristocrats have matching jokers PLUS a blank card to boot. How sweet is that?


Ye they're sweet. And the stock feels real good aswell nice and firm. Your making me want to go out and buy a brick of these bad boys.

:)

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