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by HighQ
February 22nd, 2006, 6:09 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Corner Rounder
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Corner Rounder

Great idea, Nathan. Now how do you recommend corner shorting the other 51 cards so that the edges are exactly the same?
I need a whole deck corner shorted.
by HighQ
February 21st, 2006, 3:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Corner Rounder
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Corner Rounder

I'm looking for a vintage brass corner rounder for playing cards. Anyone? Thanks.
Mike
by HighQ
December 25th, 2005, 6:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...
Replies: 19
Views: 963

Re: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...

Al Stanger's Poker Machine still fools me a year later!
by HighQ
August 18th, 2005, 6:36 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Thin Playing Cards?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: Thin Playing Cards?

Manipulation playing cards such as Neilsens are about half the thickness of a regular deck.
by HighQ
August 18th, 2005, 6:32 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Steve Beams Compass
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Steve Beams Compass

Good luck finding this. I searched for a couple years before finding one. Barry's magic will not have one, as I checked years ago. Steve doesn't have them either. Your best best is to wait for one on ebay.
by HighQ
April 14th, 2005, 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tonny Van Rhee
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Tonny Van Rhee

Does anyone have any contact information for Tonny Van Rhee? Thanks!
by HighQ
January 29th, 2005, 7:08 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: I Find This Amazing...
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

I Find This Amazing...

Richard,
How come no one has done a book on one of the true legends in magic- U.F. Grant? I'd love to see a biography of him along with a republication of his numerous manuscripts, and details of his many, many effects over the years. Is there a reason this hasn't been done?
by HighQ
February 16th, 2004, 9:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket Index recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Pocket Index recommendations

The best index I have seen is the Excaliber Gimmick. It was precision made from aluminum and sold for $85. It allowed the entire deck to be in a single pocket. Another advantage was that you could remove the whole deck which was rubber banded (eliminating thoughts of manipulation) from your pocket w...
by HighQ
November 19th, 2002, 4:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sucker Tricks
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Sucker Tricks

Harold, I agree with you. I love sucker tricks too. I think they can be very funny and I believe most people find them to be funny and unexplainable. I imagine thats why the Sucker Die Box and the Hip Hop Rabbits have been so popular for years. It's one thing to make an individual feel like they've ...
by HighQ
November 10th, 2002, 5:30 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: watches
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: watches

One of the best watch effects I've seen in a long time is in Alan Nu's The Bizarre Magic of. A Pocket Watch moves itself and upon opening it, the spectators are in for a shock. Great stuff, they will remember forever.
by HighQ
September 1st, 2002, 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tenyo Products
Replies: 24
Views: 8347

Re: Tenyo Products

My absolute favorite Tenyo is Twister. I didn't buy it for years because the method appeared so obvious to me. Boy, was I wrong! This trick works almost like a sucker effect. You put a pencil in the twister and twist the center a little. No big deal. It appears the pencil could be hidden in the flai...
by HighQ
May 26th, 2002, 10:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Shiners
Replies: 12
Views: 3096

Re: Shiners

Two small books that come to mind are Rudy Hunter's called Slap A Steak On That Thing, AKA The Shiner Manual, and the Allen-Giorgio shiner manuscript. Steven's magic sells a perfect sized shiner that I use all the time. Its easy to palm and the back is fleshed colored in case your fingers spread. It...
by HighQ
January 2nd, 2002, 6:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted:Bascom Jones- Compleat Magick (1-4)
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Wanted:Bascom Jones- Compleat Magick (1-4)

Hang in there JP, Collector's Workshop says they will reprint all of them this year.
by HighQ
November 19th, 2001, 4:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: progressive anagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: progressive anagrams

Denny and Lee in Baltimore currently have it in stock.
by HighQ
November 19th, 2001, 7:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: progressive anagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: progressive anagrams

Mark Elsdon, a terrific mentalist from England sells his lecture notes on CD. Included with same is the software for making your own Anagrams with any words you want. Mark uses the seven deadly sins based on the movie Seven.
by HighQ
September 21st, 2001, 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to perform for the Dare program
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: How to perform for the Dare program

I too, am a policeman. I put together an antidrug show a few years ago. I found a book I can't remember the name, but it was called Stranger Danger, the Magical Say No To Drugs Book, or something like that. It was a little help. I can also recommend some other books if you're interested.
by HighQ
August 26th, 2001, 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Denny's Ad on the September back cover
Replies: 71
Views: 4401

Re: Denny's Ad on the September back cover

I thought the ad was excellent. Look at all the attention it has focused on the most ethical, honest, and respected dealer in the business. I think that was it's goal and it has met it admirably. I laughed and no one got hurt, so where's the problem? Denny is a very funny person and this ad reflects...
by HighQ
August 24th, 2001, 7:38 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

I just came across Lim-Tricks. My goodness Richard, what were you thinking?
by HighQ
August 24th, 2001, 7:38 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 59
Views: 4002

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

I just came across Lim-Tricks. My goodness Richard, what were you thinking?
by HighQ
August 11th, 2001, 11:16 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery
Replies: 15
Views: 3026

BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery

Finally, after years of searching I came across what I believe is Richard's second book-- BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery. For such an early comb bound book it is exceptionally well done. The writing is typically great and the illustrations are the best I've seen on this subject. What an obscure...
by HighQ
August 8th, 2001, 1:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended
Replies: 43
Views: 3484

Re: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended

I've seen many, many lectures. Ones that stand out are Mark Mason, Aldo Colombini, and Dave Williamson (Rocky has the be the funniest 5 minutes in magic! Although Jon Allen's Quadro Chick is a close second!)
The common link to those are that each are very funny and genuinely nice people.
by HighQ
August 1st, 2001, 9:00 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Dream books!
Replies: 32
Views: 6639

Re: Dream books!

Lubor Fiedler, John Bannon, and Terry LaGerould, all need great big books!
by HighQ
July 31st, 2001, 8:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Repeated forcing of a card
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Repeated forcing of a card

Only if I know the person well, like a friend or family, then I use a tarot deck and repeatedly force the death card on them. I only do this in joking manner, and would not try it on a stranger. It actually gets lots of laughs.
by HighQ
July 29th, 2001, 5:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Most Powerful Card Tricks
Replies: 27
Views: 4403

Most Powerful Card Tricks

Packet tricks have been discussed, now how about regular card tricks? The most powerful I've done is James Swain's Air Mail Card. I used to have the person sign the card, but after it ended up in my wallet it was so overwhelming to them that all I heard was how did you copy my signature. So now I ha...
by HighQ
July 29th, 2001, 5:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mental card tricks
Replies: 46
Views: 2234

Re: mental card tricks

The best mental card trick that I do is a version of Think-a-card on Mark Mason's real World Magic Video vol 1. They shuffle a deck and you fan them out until they merely think of one. Each card is seen, none are hidden. You shuffle and then reveal it. It is super easy. I saw him blow everyone away ...
by HighQ
July 29th, 2001, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Does anyone care about an Andrus book after 3 videotapes?
Replies: 18
Views: 22343

Re: Does anyone care about an Andrus book after 3 videotapes?

Books are forever. Don't let this man's genius be limited to a few videos. That would be a disservice to the magic community.
by HighQ
July 29th, 2001, 5:17 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

John Bannon's Smoke and Mirrors is my all time favorite book. I'm anxiously awaiting anything new by this genius. I've yet to find any Kaufman book that wasn't at least very good.
by HighQ
July 29th, 2001, 5:17 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 59
Views: 4002

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

John Bannon's Smoke and Mirrors is my all time favorite book. I'm anxiously awaiting anything new by this genius. I've yet to find any Kaufman book that wasn't at least very good.

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