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by Shazzbatt
September 20th, 2014, 4:29 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 195
Views: 41702

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

I have received the set but not yet had the chance to sit down and go through it. After reading the comments in this thread about the sound sync issues and lack of specific trick/explanation menus for the original videos I am somewhat disappointed. I transferred my original copies from VHS to DVD so...
by Shazzbatt
August 25th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: C4 - Amazing new visual magic
Replies: 22
Views: 5053

Re: C4 - Amazing new visual magic

Jonathan,

Is the colour changing deck routine which precursors the card case changing on the Magic Castle video included with the instructions for C4?

Regards,

Martin.
by Shazzbatt
June 28th, 2014, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not the Best Review for Penn & Teller
Replies: 33
Views: 4848

Re: Not the Best Review for Penn & Teller

FWIW I saw the show in London a few years ago and the recent show. Whilst I enjoyed the show on the whole my view of it was that the classic pieces were the most enjoyable for me. The newer pieces didn't quite work for me. They were OK but were clearly in need of more stage time. I think on reflecti...
by Shazzbatt
May 2nd, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pit Hartling Memorised Deck Workshop - UK
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Pit Hartling Memorised Deck Workshop - UK

Pit Hartling will be holding a 4-5 hour workshop on memorised deck magic on Tuesday 27th May in Manchester, England. This rare event will see Pit share much of his previously unreleased memorised deck material along with tricks and tips on working with a memorised deck. Pit has also offered to teach...
by Shazzbatt
April 12th, 2014, 9:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Phoenix Deck question
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Phoenix Deck question

Brilliant! :D

If you can do a Faro shuffle then you will have absolutely no problems with a new phoenix deck.
by Shazzbatt
February 8th, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Abracadabra
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Abracadabra

Hi,

Does anyone know who currently owns the rights to the now defunct Abracadabra Magazine please? (Formally Goodliffes Abracadabra)

Thanks,

Martin.
by Shazzbatt
November 15th, 2013, 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Super Triple Coin question
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Re: Super Triple Coin question

Pete,

I believe the answer to your query can be found over at the big green place.

BTW, have you tried optically clear silicon tape on the sticker side of the coins. Makes them handle like a dream!

Regards,

Martin
by Shazzbatt
August 24th, 2013, 7:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nobody asked me, but . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

Re: Nobody asked me, but . . .

Erdnasephile makes a great point about the workshop format. This is something I recently organised for a small group of 12 to experience with Greg Wilson as the lecturer/workshop leader. We each paid £50, Greg got a decent fee and we all came away feeling we'd more than got our money's worth. This w...
by Shazzbatt
August 21st, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Clarity Box
Replies: 15
Views: 3209

Re: The Clarity Box

David,

I for one will be much more interested in this if we can avoid the expensive shipping fees.

Regards,

Martin.
by Shazzbatt
August 14th, 2013, 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Chop Mug
Replies: 11
Views: 3050

Re: Help with Chop Mug

I bought a Thomas Wayne Chop Mug through Bob Kohler a few years ago and thought it was excellent. Not sure if he still sells them though.
by Shazzbatt
August 14th, 2013, 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 455
Views: 99339

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Bob, I think Ask Alexander allows you to search Abra.
by Shazzbatt
August 13th, 2013, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 28343

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Dammit, looks like I missed out on the shipping offer! I forgot to order in time! :(
by Shazzbatt
July 28th, 2013, 12:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!
Replies: 12
Views: 2909

Re: New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!

Looks like the pre-order offer on Mt Bannon's website has changed. It's no longer showing Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks vol 2 and instead offering one of his Fractal card tricks dvds.
by Shazzbatt
July 10th, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copying & plagiarising another's act
Replies: 22
Views: 2222

Re: Copying & plagiarising another's act

I had posted a lengthy and well considered response but it seems to have failed to be posted, so instead... "Socially and artistically reprehensible"?... Wait, what?! Really?! I don't believe society finds tribute acts in any way reprehensible. If it did there wouldn't be so many music tri...
by Shazzbatt
July 9th, 2013, 5:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copying & plagiarising another's act
Replies: 22
Views: 2222

Re: Copying & plagiarising another's act

What about performing someone else's routine with their permission after they no longer do it?

Is that frowned upon?
by Shazzbatt
June 5th, 2013, 4:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for: Tommy Wonder Card Box
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Looking for: Tommy Wonder Card Box

Thanks for the info on this Gary.
by Shazzbatt
June 5th, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for: Tommy Wonder Card Box
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Looking for: Tommy Wonder Card Box

Gary,

The box looks very nice. Do you know if the hinge allows the loose movement of the lid that aids the deception when "tipping the card out of the box", as Tommy's own version of the box used a silk hinge.

Regards,

Martin.
by Shazzbatt
May 10th, 2013, 1:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eddie Fechter's Magic at the Forks Hotel
Replies: 30
Views: 4231

Re: Eddie Fechter's Magic at the Forks Hotel

This looks interesting. It's always good to get an experienced pro's take on something. Sometimes a single tip or subtlety is worth the price of a lecture (or in this case an ebook).
by Shazzbatt
May 10th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Seeking advice on card wallets suitable for credit cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Seeking advice on card wallets suitable for credit cards

Harry Robson's Hands Off Wallet (HOW) would be excellent for a credit card and the reveal can be done entirely by the spectator.
by Shazzbatt
April 1st, 2013, 10:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heads up for Mini-Plunger Fiddlers
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Heads up for Mini-Plunger Fiddlers

Just downloaded from Mr Racherbaumer's site.

As a heads up, the official Jon Armstrong "Tiny Plunger" routine is being released by Kozmo magic in two weeks. It includes a DVD, standard plunger and gimmicked plunger.
by Shazzbatt
March 26th, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Original Tenyo Chinese Sticks
Replies: 0
Views: 223

FS: Original Tenyo Chinese Sticks

T-27 Tenyo Originals in excellent condition. Fully working. Box shows some slight wear i.e. slight creases to the opening flaps. £25 including postage in the UK. Postage to the US extra. Martin Allcock 6 Puffingate Close Stalybridge Cheshire SK15 3 JN UK Tel: +44(0)7917621258 martin@magical-entertai...
by Shazzbatt
February 23rd, 2013, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 17424

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Fantastica, hardly likely either Blackpool Magicians Club or the Manchester Circle of Magicians will kick him out as he is the President and Secretary of the clubs respectively.
by Shazzbatt
February 3rd, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 17424

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Johnny, No need to be surprised at my comments. They were in no way personal or intended to offend. I was merely playing devils advocate and offering alternative thoughts and points of view to the discussion. I am fully supportive of you in this issue and detest any form of descrimination, whether a...
by Shazzbatt
February 3rd, 2013, 11:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 17424

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Interesting.
by Shazzbatt
February 3rd, 2013, 9:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 17424

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Another thought. If the World Society of Deaf Magicians have requested an interpreter for the convention then if Derek agreed to allowing the facility but insisted it was at your cost would that have been acceptable to you? Just a note - I am merely putting an alternative viewpoint across not my own...
by Shazzbatt
February 3rd, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 17424

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Hi, Devil's Advocate here offering an alternative thought on this. In refusing the presence of a sign interpreter for deaf attendees is what Derek/BMC doing actually illegal? (Therefore making any legal action completely pointless) When buying a ticket for the Blackpool Convention are you not in fac...
by Shazzbatt
January 31st, 2013, 5:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 17424

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

I am also puzzled at this situation. I am a member of the Manchester Circle of Magicians and having the young lady signing for the deaf members is a very regular occurrence at our meetings. I can't see any reason why Derek would have any issue with doing this at Blackpool, but then I'm a logical cha...
by Shazzbatt
January 24th, 2013, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians at Inaugural Balls?
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: Magicians at Inaugural Balls?

Were they paid?
by Shazzbatt
January 13th, 2013, 5:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 192
Views: 18061

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Fred Kaps
by Shazzbatt
January 10th, 2013, 2:03 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Tom Stone ebooks
Replies: 15
Views: 4477

Re: Tom Stone ebooks

Tom has made all his ebooks available for two days only. They'll be gone again by Saturday morning.
by Shazzbatt
December 26th, 2012, 7:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card To Wallet in the Spectator's Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Card To Wallet in the Spectator's Hands

OK, so today I got a look at the prototype wallet that Harry has been using for a while now and had a go at loading a card into it. It does what it says on the promo. It's easy to load and uses the "instant reset" system you'll have seen on the mk2 version of the Instant Reset wallet so yo...
by Shazzbatt
December 22nd, 2012, 3:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card To Wallet in the Spectator's Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Card To Wallet in the Spectator's Hands

Erdnasephile, it is a signed card to envelope in (hip)wallet.

I'll be seeing Harry at a gig on Boxing Day and have asked him to bring this along for me to take a look at. The reports from friends who have already seen this are very positive.

I'll report back after the 26th.

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