"Fast Company" dvd by Andy Nieman

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Postby Tony Riveral » 05/02/08 11:44 PM

Does anyone own the "Fast Company" dvd by Andy Nieman? I've seen some of the card table moves on the trailer but the price is kind of high so I would like to get some feed back before I decide to make the purchase. Thanks everyone.

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Postby Rennie » 05/03/08 01:14 AM

Tony,
Not sure if it makes any difference for you , but the spelling is Andy Nyman.
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Postby Roger M. » 05/03/08 01:34 AM

But the DVD on card hustling routines I think you're talking about is actually by Damian Nieman!
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Postby David Regal » 05/03/08 01:13 PM

Aren't you thinking of Alfred E. Newman?
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Postby AJM » 05/03/08 02:29 PM

David,

To paraphrase Rennie above: -
Not sure if it makes any difference for you, but the spelling is Alfred E. Neuman.

I was a regular reader of MAD magazine in my younger days and used to love the great artwork, Spy vs. Spy, the 'foldy' thing on the back cover and the pastiches of the tv shows of the day (Columbo will always be 'Cool-dumbo' in my book).

The only time I buy the magazine these days is when I'm in the US - I always pick up a copy to read on the flight home.

Long live Alfred E. Neuman!

Cheers

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Postby Doc Dixon » 05/03/08 07:06 PM

Is it possible for a thread to be hijacked that was never on course to begin with?

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Postby Tony Riveral » 05/03/08 10:00 PM

David hit this one right on the nose. For some reason, I was thinking of Alfred E. Neuman but I still miscalled Damians real name... and Alfreds. You have my sincere apologies Damian... and Alfred.

So, is anyone going to give any reviews for the dvd? Thanks.

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Postby Arnie Fuoco » 05/04/08 12:18 AM

Tony,

There is a thread on this over at the Cafe. Reviews seem to be favorable.

Click HERE
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Postby Rennie » 05/04/08 12:47 AM

Wow, did this thread ever go sideways. However AJM,I must admit I was also a big fan of Mad Magazine. Some of the stories in there actually made sense, which was sometimes a little scary !
Did we ever figure out what Tony was looking for ?
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Postby Tony Riveral » 05/04/08 01:07 AM

Hey Arnie, thank you so much. I just looked at the link and it was very helpful. I noticed some people who bought the dvd were having some complications with the second disc: it had skipping problems. Everyone seemed satisfied with the material however. I think I will purchase it but I'll make sure I buy it in person from a dealer so that I can check the quality of the discs to make sure they're not damaged.

Two things I'm really looking forward to learning are the "crossroad stripout shuffle control" and "Scarne's Aces." I'm hoping to be able to incorporate the control into a run-up sequence for a gambling routine that I have. As far as Scarne's aces, I just want to know how Scarne did it=) I usually just cold deck a stripper during the routine and I'm pretty satisfied with my handling. Usually people will argue that a borrowed deck can be brought in with Scarne's method, but no one has ever asked me to use theirs.

Other than that, thanks again for the help and the info.

My apologies again to Damian Nieman and Alfred Neuman.

Take good care,
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Postby Rene Clement » 05/04/08 09:19 AM

No Apology is need to Alfred. As he would say. "What? Me worry?"
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Postby Rennie » 05/04/08 11:59 AM

Tony,
Here is a performance of Scarne's Aces by Bill Malone. I must admit it is a mindblowing effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC8vDC7DWrc
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Postby Jon Allen » 05/04/08 01:38 PM

What about that David Blaine, eh?
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Postby Rennie » 05/05/08 12:46 AM

David who ?????
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Postby Tony Riveral » 05/06/08 03:39 AM

Rennie,

I really appreciate you posting this link on here. And yes, that was pretty "mindblowing" and really clean as well. So clean that it bugs the living hell out of me! It's hard for me to imagine that the deck was not stacked prior to the show (unless Malone has some super extraordinary gift of culling the aces and then crimping or bridging the deck afterward).

I'm certain the method is quite simple as stated by many others but the fact that it can be performed impromptu is still the most mindblowing thing to me. Thanks again and I'll add the "Scarne's Ace" routine that I saw from youtube that was also pretty impressive. Well, not as impressive bec. the performer did too much comentating on what Scarne was doing (it was quite annoying). Again, I really appreciate your help. Thank you.

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Postby Tony Riveral » 05/06/08 03:40 AM

Yes, David Blaine rocks, and don't any of you forget it. =)
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