What is your favorite close-up effect you read about FIRST in Genii?

Discuss your favorite close-up tricks and methods.

Postby magicbar » 06/10/08 09:28 PM

What is your favorite close-up effect that you discovered in Genii? Please supply the issue if possible so we can share in your discovery and any tweaking or success you had with the effect. I know I have several.
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Postby magicbar » 06/12/08 11:39 AM

I am still trying to find my issue with Ray Grismer's 'Ringed' but I also found a Vernon take on the working to Jim Ryan's Ring and Rope Routine in Vol 45, #3 March 1981. There were other issues that (re)visited the effect around that time and it was the someof the basis of my own fashioning of a routine 9that basically borrowed sequences from everyone but I worked out my own plots.
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Postby magicbar » 06/12/08 11:43 AM

Another effect I found that was good for awhile but basically led to my thinking more about the thumb tip and structuring an effect was David Williamson's 'an envanishment and mysterious re-appearance of a quantity of salt' in the Magicana in May 1991 vol 54 #7 - David sold this effect at his lecture but i got the 'deal' as it was included in the Genii with the other good stuff that usually comes in Genii.
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Postby Silly Walter » 06/12/08 05:38 PM

magicbar wrote:Another effect I found that was good for awhile but basically led to my thinking more about the thumb tip and structuring an effect was David Williamson's 'an envanishment and mysterious re-appearance of a quantity of salt' in the Magicana in May 1991 vol 54 #7 - David sold this effect at his lecture but i got the 'deal' as it was included in the Genii with the other good stuff that usually comes in Genii.


When I read the thread title, this is the exact effect that came to mind. What an absolutely wonderful effect for restaurant workers.
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Postby rkosby » 06/12/08 09:27 PM

Although I only performed it a few times, I like Neal McDermott's "A Good Trick Without a Snappy Title". It's a coin through glass effect with a wine glass mouth down on the table. You push the coin through the base into the glass. It's in Genii volume 45, number 2, February, 1981.
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Postby magicbar » 06/13/08 11:32 AM

I was looking at that one recently as well it uses a move popularized (without credit) years later by some people that really got good publicity for their brilliance and that the method works well behind the bar.

I also noticed the effect because the title was curious and non-promotional yet similar to the title of Vernon's, 'Trick With No Name' (that is the name of the trick, right?). I liked that one because it used the principle of 'managing the moment' rather than 'hiding the gimmick'.
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Postby Glenn Godsey » 06/17/08 01:47 AM

My favorite is Larry Jennings' Chop Cup Routine from 1965? I have continued doing it all these years and it is still my favorite.

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Postby Doc Eason » 06/17/08 02:08 PM

Almost 30 years ago, Chris Frings from Birmingham AL published a routine with nuts and bolts that has lived in my front pocket ever since.
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Postby Steve Cobb » 06/17/08 02:51 PM

Doc: If you would be so kind to reference what issue almost 30 years ago this was in?
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Postby George Olson » 06/17/08 02:54 PM

The simple thing would be to go to Doc's web-site and buy his version, complete with the best nuts and bolts!

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