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Re: Strike Second Deal

On a quick note, I got my hands on Walter Scott's tecnique and I must say it does help making the brief smaller. I have a question for you: do you think lifting the thumb is an element that can be added?
by AlessandroPangia
04/23/12 10:52 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Strike Second Deal

Yes, I've seen a video of him doing it and was basically flawless, it looks like the top card never moves, but it moves. I've realized that timing is crucial.
by AlessandroPangia
04/15/12 03:12 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Strike Second Deal

erdnasephile wrote:Jack Carpenter has some relevant thoughts on this on his Seattle Sessions DVD's


It is on by "To Buy" list. Without revealing too much, does he go over the brief and rhythm?
by AlessandroPangia
04/13/12 05:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Strike Second Deal

"The greatest lie that was ever started by gamblers is the fact that the Strike Deal must be done with a narrowest possible margin". If my memory serves me right it should be an approximate quote. That's absolutely true, but for some instances you need to have it small, but normally I use ...
by AlessandroPangia
04/13/12 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Strike Second Deal

Ian, I totally agree with you, I believe that for most applications in magic a half an inch brief is excellent if it has correct rhythm. Martin Nash had a very small brief, but we are still talking about 1-2mm. He was very proficient even with a very tiny brief. I got useful tips from his videos. Ja...
by AlessandroPangia
04/13/12 04:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Strike Second Deal

I completely agree. I just wanted to know if it was possible to do what I stated.
by AlessandroPangia
04/13/12 08:59 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Strike Second Deal

He said I could state that on a public forum and he already talked about that on another public forum, so everything should be fine.
by AlessandroPangia
04/13/12 08:58 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Strike Second Deal

I was practicing my Strike Second Deal and read on a forum that professional cheaters use a brief of 1/64 of an inch (roughly 0.3 mm). I was wondering if it is possible, I have a brief of about half the white border or a little bit more, I have studied the move for just a month, that's why. But what...
by AlessandroPangia
04/13/12 08:25 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Transposition by Vernon's son

I believe it was in "A Lecture of Impromptu Magic" by Charlie Miller. By the way does anyone here have information about the remainders of the Verner family? If you do, please pm me.
by AlessandroPangia
04/10/12 03:36 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Transposition by Vernon's son
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Derek Dingle, John Scarne

I only have seen the Scarne part unfortunately, but here you go: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTjLxhnet6g&feature=channel">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTjLxhne ... re=channel</a><!-- m --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by AlessandroPangia
03/21/12 02:40 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Derek Dingle, John Scarne
Replies: 52
Views: 4057

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

In a sense, what topspin is doing sounds a little like Vernon's Kiss Pass (not sure which of the Inner trilogy, or Ultimate Card Secrets, it appears in). Because of the similarity to Vernon's handling of the Kiss Pass, Jennings always thought the Mechanical Reverse was also Vernon's. Feel free to c...
by AlessandroPangia
03/18/12 01:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 79
Views: 12023

Re: The Vanishing by Shin Lim

Ah, where are we going with magic today! I don't want to accuse anyone, but he hypes products too much and it seems as if every week he posts something new, strange, isn't it? It almost looks impossible, it cannot be a standard holdout. Until a review I call this editing.
by AlessandroPangia
03/11/12 07:32 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Vanishing by Shin Lim
Replies: 10
Views: 2537

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

Very bad to say the least. His nationality doesn't count, but he gives us a bad image.
by AlessandroPangia
03/07/12 09:18 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I KNOW THE SECRET "THE BERGLAS EFFECT"!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 23583

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

He is a bad example of us Italian Magicians. If he can be called a magician too, he is just good at editing videos. He is just stupid to say the least. Ah..thinking that Slydini, Paul Rosini and Scarne had Italian origins it's a shame that now there is an individual like him.
by AlessandroPangia
03/06/12 03:23 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I KNOW THE SECRET "THE BERGLAS EFFECT"!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 23583

Re: Marlo's back!

Do you know the Bicycle Stag Back? The one with the two Bucks on it, Russel&Morgan made it custom for him, he was the Malini of his time ahha
by AlessandroPangia
03/06/12 12:26 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's back!
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: Marlo's back!

Davy Crockett?...I didn't know Marlo was a squirrel hunter!...
by AlessandroPangia
03/05/12 02:06 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's back!
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: Allan Kennedy Center Deal

Alessandro, Recently published by Vanishing Inc. is "Finding the Center" Quotes from various cardmen. "Congratulations on developing an excellent move for gambling demonstrations." Darwin Ortiz "Great!" Roberto Giobbi "If you want to learn the center deal - and wh...
by AlessandroPangia
02/10/12 05:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Allan Kennedy Center Deal
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Allan Kennedy Center Deal

Does someone do that Center Dealing Method? I know Jared Kopf does it very well and Andrew Wimhurst uses a modified Kennedy Method and is excellent at it, that's why I bought "Down Under Deals". Anyway, I was surprised to see that no one discussed it, so it might be interesting to see the ...
by AlessandroPangia
02/10/12 04:11 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Allan Kennedy Center Deal
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?

Thank you! What is the image hidden in your avatar? Thank you for the interest, it is a Bee Back No.35 (Worm Back) rivisited by CARC, instead of the little squiggles of the original back it has miniaturised images of "Expert at The Card Table" moves, pretty interesting. It is one way too ...
by AlessandroPangia
02/09/12 06:39 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2260

Re: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?

I've asked the previous poster to stop using Vernon's image for his avatar and nickname for his Display Name. Same thing goes for everyone else: don't use the identity of a famous person--living or dead--in our field. Unless it's S.W. Erdnase, and then you're all welcome to go nuts. I'm sorry, I wa...
by AlessandroPangia
02/09/12 05:44 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2260

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

Ah, Another year another great loss in magic, I'm so sorry to hear this. I've never had the chance of meeting him unfortunately, well he may Rest In Peace.
by AlessandroPangia
02/09/12 07:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 79
Views: 12023

Re: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?

Replying to Philippe, I think that all of the Steven's control and shuffle and maybe the Strip Ou will never be published by Jason, at least for now, because many young "magicians" that watch online tutorials on youtube and are not serious about card magic, will buy them, like the others d...
by AlessandroPangia
02/09/12 07:20 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2260

Re: Source for Belly Strippers?

You can make reverse Belly Strippers yourself, you probably already know how, if not contact me. The "problem" with reverse Belly Strippers is that they have to be controlled individually. I think th Blue Book might help you, even though it was a catalog for a company that doesn't exist an...
by AlessandroPangia
02/09/12 06:59 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Source for Belly Strippers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: New Bikes - faro issues

Right now though, it seems like quality control is getting better at Erlanger, so in a few years it might go back to Cincinnati quality. For Faro shuffles I have to agree, it seems like the dozen pack they sell sometimes they don't Faro good. That's why I invested in Gold Seal Bicycle, the stock and...
by AlessandroPangia
02/09/12 06:32 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Bikes - faro issues
Replies: 22
Views: 2648

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