New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Bob Farmer » September 3rd, 2011, 6:52 pm

You can show a possum a watch but he still won't be able to tell time.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Pete McCabe » September 4th, 2011, 1:35 pm

Besides, the possum will just use his cell phone.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 13th, 2011, 3:31 pm

"The Berglas Effects" is now SOLD OUT.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » September 13th, 2011, 4:18 pm

Sure glad I got mine early on. Thanks for publishing it Richard!

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Jim Martin » September 13th, 2011, 7:52 pm

Congratulations Richard! Your work in sharing this very important material and capturing the nuances that make the approach of Mr. Berglas available makes it more understandable. He is unique.

(If you missed it, start a queue for the next run -- this is a very important book.)
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » September 27th, 2011, 5:13 am

Richard, you should do something for a guy who sells the pdf version of your book for 20$... Just PMed you for the link

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby mrgoat » September 27th, 2011, 6:23 am

Excellent idea man! Post a link on RK's forum to a place people can pirate his book.

Genius!

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » September 27th, 2011, 6:51 am

mrgoat wrote:Excellent idea man! Post a link on RK's forum to a place people can pirate his book.

Genius!


It is a simple advert... RK mailbox is full. I do that to allow him to delete this file and stop the guy who shares the pdf unconsciously.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 27th, 2011, 8:17 am

friboudi wrote:...the guy who shares the pdf unconsciously.


You mean after somebody renders the guy unconsious?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby mrgoat » September 27th, 2011, 10:39 am

friboudi wrote:
mrgoat wrote:Excellent idea man! Post a link on RK's forum to a place people can pirate his book.

Genius!


It is a simple advert... RK mailbox is full. I do that to allow him to delete this file and stop the guy who shares the pdf unconsciously.


And you couldn't think that maybe you could email him, rather than advertise a pirate copy of his book on the forum?

Or post saying 'please email me I have a link with a pirated version of your book'

or pretty much ANYTHING rather than actually posting a link to the pirate site thus driving traffic to it?

I guess not...

Sigh

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 27th, 2011, 11:20 am

I don't know what you mean by my "mailbox is full." It's never full! Can't be. I just don't accept private messages through this Forum but anyone can email me at genii@geniimagazine.com or moobooks@verizon.net
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » September 27th, 2011, 11:27 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:I don't know what you mean by my "mailbox is full." It's never full! Can't be. I just don't accept private messages through this Forum but anyone can email me at genii@geniimagazine.com or moobooks@verizon.net


Ok, sorry for that Richard, so please erase the link from my previous message and do something for this guy ;) Thanks.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Jim Maloney » September 27th, 2011, 2:47 pm

I've removed the link, and am e-mailing it to Richard now.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » November 10th, 2011, 3:08 pm

How often do you perform ACAAN or the Berglas effect now? At the moment, I perform more "Think of a card".

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 11th, 2011, 2:36 am

I do Think a Card all the time.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Michel Asselin » November 29th, 2011, 10:53 am

The book grew on me. It really is all about performing. If you consider going all the way in trying to master it, consider a stay stack.

If you can faro, you will get there pretty quickly. If you cannot faro, look up Harry Lorayne's Unfaro faro from Quantum leaps. 4 shuffles from a modified full deck order get me there.(Start with a deck in new deck order. The modification is to move all clubs, as a a group, to the top of the deck. Faro away.) If the deck is damaged/old/cruddy, Harry's gets me there.

Of course, this may make sense only if you have the book. And get one of these 20-some sided die from Dungeons and Dragons, it will come in handy for practice.

'Scuse me, I have some practicing to do.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » January 15th, 2012, 4:53 pm

Now that the book is sold out, I'd like to how many of you peform ACAAN, and how often?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 15th, 2012, 6:04 pm

Personally, since I don't use a memorized deck, "Think a Card" has been the most valuable thing from the book for me. Considering the type of reaction it gets, it was worth the years I spent working with David on the book.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » October 28th, 2012, 10:05 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Personally, since I don't use a memorized deck, "Think a Card" has been the most valuable thing from the book for me. Considering the type of reaction it gets, it was worth the years I spent working with David on the book.


Exactly, Think a Card is really powerful when executed well. It's a killer in the right hands of course.

Richard, when or where can we get the answer on the last unexplained point you talk about on page 355? You know, at the end of "the Berglas effect" chapter: "What do you see? David first asks for... Hmmm...". I have read the book until the end, but no info is given on this second Berglas Effect from DVD2 (Bull Theatre Show)... Is it voluntary, to keep our imagination and creativity alive? ;)

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 28th, 2012, 11:20 am

David's response to me when asked about that was: "It's already in the text."
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » October 28th, 2012, 11:34 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:David's response to me when asked about that was: "It's already in the text."


Which text? You mean the explanation for this second performance of the Berglas effect the same evening, on Bull Theatre Show, can be found somewhere between the lines in the book?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 28th, 2012, 12:48 pm

The text that is in the book.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Shanester » December 3rd, 2012, 4:59 pm

Can I get some advice please. I can do the reverse push fan perfectly with an out of the box good quality deck or one with fanning powder. The more I practice with a deck however the poorer the quality of the fan is.
Is this representative ? Do you need a relatively new deck or else use fanning powder or is it simply a matter of yet more practice if I want to use a more worn in deck?

Thanks for the feedback

Shane

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2012, 5:07 pm

Berglas can do it with any deck that is not sticky. He can use an out-of-the-box new Bicycle deck, or a deck with fanning powder.
If the deck is in any way sticky, then it won't work. So, yes, it's either a newish deck or fanning powder.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Shanester » December 4th, 2012, 2:24 am

Thanks very much- that will save me wasting a lot of time.

All the best

Shane


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