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Re: Lessons in Card Mastery

by Spoook
10/06/14 12:10 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Lessons in Card Mastery
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

Re: WTB - Jack Parker's 52 Memories

Thanks for your help guys. I have arranged to purchase a copy.
by Spoook
04/17/14 01:24 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Jack Parker's 52 Memories
Replies: 2
Views: 370

WTB - Jack Parker's 52 Memories

I would like to purchase a copy of Jack Parker's 52 Memories.

Please email me if you would like to sell a copy.
spoook@rocketmail.com
by Spoook
04/15/14 06:40 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Jack Parker's 52 Memories
Replies: 2
Views: 370

WTB - Dominatricks by Tyler Wilson

I would like to purchase a copy of Tyler Wilson's book Dominatricks. I would really like to find a copy that still has the DVD.

Please email me if you would like to sell a copy.
spoook@rocketmail.com
by Spoook
04/15/14 06:39 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Dominatricks by Tyler Wilson
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

Next order:

1 - '67 Jennings
2 - 5x5 Scotland
3 - Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields
by Spoook
01/07/13 02:09 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

DONE

1 - The Collected Almanac
2- Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi
3 - Secrets of Brother John Hamman


'67 Jennings will have to wait :(
by Spoook
01/07/13 02:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

What is the difficulty level of Feints and Temps of Harry Riser? I saw plenty of non-card material, but I also some some routines with billards balls, golf balls, and a cups and balls. How are the card effects in the book? There seems to be a lot of 5 card poker effects, which I don't care to prefor...
by Spoook
01/07/13 01:13 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

Between Jennings '67 and Secrets of Bro Ham which is more towards the beginner/intermediate skill level? I would also like to make sure there are some effects I can do standing up.
by Spoook
01/06/13 12:09 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

The video is only 1:30 where is the magical 2:15 mark you speak of?
by Spoook
01/06/13 12:07 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

Still looking for a 3rd selection.

1 - The Collected Almanac
2- Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi



I am currentley deciding between Jennings '67 & Secrets of Brother John Hamman. Unless somebody has a better suggestion with some reasons to make a convincing argument.
by Spoook
01/05/13 11:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Praise for Vanishing, Inc.

I have made a few purchases from them and been very happy. They ship quick and have answered a lot of questions about products. They even made a couple of videos available for down load after purchase of a specific book. These videos demonstrate effects from the books they publish. It's a great way ...
by Spoook
01/05/13 07:44 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Praise for Vanishing, Inc.
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Collecting Playing Cards

I have noticed certain websites seem to be producing an insane amount of different styled playing cards. I also noticed people seem to be collecting them. I don't understand the inherent value of these cards. Other than being a first edition of a specified run is there anything that makes them valua...
by Spoook
01/05/13 07:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Collecting Playing Cards
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

This is the Wayne Houchin routine I was referencing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YRjJkpXFGU Wayne's performance is nice, but what I like least about that video is the credit at the end that reads "The Invisible Palm created by Paul Harris" Was that the effect in which Jennings '67 chro...
by Spoook
01/05/13 06:51 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

The Takagi book is excellent. He never did anything that was very difficult, so it might suit your level of skill. The book also contains a wide variety of material, all of it high quality. You should never base your purchase on the size of a book versus its price. NEVER. It's the value of the cont...
by Spoook
01/05/13 05:26 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

"Invisible Palm Aces" is nothing like "The Homing Card." Not sure what routine Wayne Houchin performs, but there have been many variations by others of Jennings' original routine. The section on that routine in the book traces it from Jennings' first version until what he consid...
by Spoook
01/05/13 05:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

Well, Spoook, you're "spoilt for choice" as the Brits say. I think that's a good thing. Too bad my next Jennings book "Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy" isn't out yet--it's just what you need. Thanks Mr. Kaufman, I will be sure to put it on my wish list. I also appreciate your replies...
by Spoook
01/05/13 04:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

While reading reviews the Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi really caught my eye. I do have a couple concerns. 1 - It's only 120 pages and 25 effects. The cost/value concerns me. 2 - It seems to have a good amount of coin effects. I don't really see myself learning anymore than beginner sleight of ...
by Spoook
01/05/13 04:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

So with the Jennings '67 book, exactly what skill level are most of the effects? And can they be done standing up? Is Palmed Invisible Aces in this book the same effect Wayne Houchin performs know as the invisible palm? Is this the effect who's history we are learning? Or is it an effect more like t...
by Spoook
01/05/13 04:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

Actually, the third book I really wanted to recommend was "Mastering the Art of Magic" by Eugene Burger. However, I noticed it is apprently OOP. Would have been perfect for an beginning/intermediate close-up worker. (To Ian (and others), I think the world of the Williamson book, but doesn...
by Spoook
01/05/13 04:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

So it sounds like Collected Almanac is going to be the first book. I have see it has 175 effects and more than just cards. So I think we have book number 1 selected. I like the part I read about Jennings '67 having the evolution of the invisible palmed aces effect. Is this the effects where you plac...
by Spoook
01/05/13 09:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

For the freebie: Sankey Pankey if you don't already have a ton of Jay's videos... or Williamson's Wonders Both are exceptional books that represent the best work of two really clever guys. Plus COINMAGIC The Collected Almanac The two above should be required reading for any serious close up magicia...
by Spoook
01/05/13 09:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3

Please suggest 3 books from the Kaufman & Company Books which I should buy. Before posting I have searched the internet to gain as much information as possible. I prefer to do card tricks, but would like at least 1 book with more than cards. I am just beyond beginner skills, but not a solid inte...
by Spoook
01/04/13 11:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman Reprints - Suggest 3
Replies: 39
Views: 1982

Re: WANTED- Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter

I have tried all the above links, it looks like it is out of print. Anyone want to sell a copy or make a trade?
by Spoook
12/15/12 12:38 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED- Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter
Replies: 21
Views: 1202

Re: Looking for Jack Parker's 52 Memories

I am also looking to buy this book, Email me at spoook@rocketmail.com
by Spoook
11/19/12 10:31 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Jack Parker's 52 Memories
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

7 - Finally if I am about ready to end when they start heckling I do one last mind blowing effect. French Kiss is my favorite and I just walk away from the heckler. You will find out the crowd will normally go w/ you and not the heckler if you moved to a nearby area. (i.e. went to the other side of ...
by Spoook
03/01/12 04:02 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8583

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

6 - Sometimes people walk up who haven't seen the whole routine and start challenging. Sometimes you can just tell you audience "Can someone please take him aside and explain to him why that wouldn't work?"
by Spoook
03/01/12 03:57 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8583

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

5 - I find doing the pop up move or the pass when someone is suspecting in the ACR routine will silence critics.
by Spoook
03/01/12 03:55 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8583

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

4 - keep a couple of self working tricks, or tricks that are not slight intensive. The Biddle Trick is normally good for when people are making guesses (random or not) about how you are doing a trick. I find the biddle as a great trick to fool people who think they are on to me. They always think yo...
by Spoook
03/01/12 03:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8583

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

3 - If it's kid (younger than you) I normally just stop and say "This is why I don't normally do tricks for kids." Now if you will all back up and give me some room I will continue. Now the ball is in the kids/hecklers court. If they stop I continue, if not performance over.
by Spoook
03/01/12 03:47 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8583

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

2 - Be sure to never give in to conditions for doing a trick. If you give in once the spec will think they have the right to tell you how to preform every trick. Instead I normally advise everyone that doing magic is like being a good chef. When you make a pizza you don't bake the crust first and th...
by Spoook
03/01/12 03:39 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8583

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

Here are a few ways to handle challenging spectators 1 - Blow there mind with the first trick. Once you get a WTF moment, you will gain their respect and they will let you do your thing. * Two Card Monte is a great opening effect for this very reason. I show the spectator a card (Ace of Spades) and ...
by Spoook
03/01/12 03:30 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8583

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