Richard Kaufman wrote:Sorry, but they look unnatural no matter how he got into or got out of them. He could just about get away with it, but no one else can.
For what it's worth, i agree 100%.
the thing is, his sucess was taking his own natural movements and rhythms, and expanding on them.
most people doing slydinis routines, take Slydinis staged movements, and expand on them. the movements being totaly alien to them.
what they should do, is break the trick down to its basic components, and apply their own natural movements and rhytums to that effect.
in adition,applying some of the subtlties Slydini used..
In paper balls over the head for example.
Ive noticed many stand right up close to the volunteer, and do all the slydini wrist movements.
in my eyes, the most important thing in Slydinis routine, is standing forward of the volunteer, forcing them to lean forward.( youtube has this in a video) this foreshortens their Peripheral vision, so you can ditch the ball, with less movement.