Brad Henderson wrote:Seems to me to be an overhandled version of Jared's Triumph. Watched a video of Jared doing it this weekend. So much cleaner , clearer, and more open. Kent is running way too fast when no one is chasing him.
And Jared's version can be adapted to an in the hands Triumph (which I have developed/used), though for cleanliness and naturalness you cannot beat Jared's original handling.
This isn't even a step sidewise, it's a giant "mother may I" step backwards.
Your dismissive comments were mean-spirted. I like that. I hope you have a sense of humor to match your arrogance.
I'm in my fifties, I weigh nearly 300 pounds. I don't ever run. The last person who chased me, I sat on 'em.
I haven't seen Jared's version. I'm sure it's lovely. I haven't seen the write-up in Genii. The entire magic universe does not revolve around the body of work you're familar with.
I've been toying with my version for a few years. I think the basic idea has been around longer than anyone involved in this discussion. (Unless we can get Harry Lorayne to chime in!!)
Precedence not being all that darned important, I will share my source of inspiration. Expert Card Technique . . . the reverses chapter. I'm pretty sure that was published before Jared came up with his version.
Your assumption that one routine, you happened to be familiar with, was my inspiration is presumptuous, to say the least. I'm not terribly well-read when it comes to magic periodicals. Genii, although world-renowned, does have an immense amount of card work in it's storied pages. Nobody is familiar with that entire body of work.
I chose to post the handling I use on YouTube so world-renowned experts, like yourself, could pontificate and show the rest of us poor amatuers how under-educated and mis-informed we all are.
Actually I'm glad you don't like the handling I put on youtube. It re-inforces that differences of opinion are good things. The version you so despise was concocted as a piece of entertainment for magicians. You were not entertained. For you I failed. It was supposed to be funny too. You didn't laugh.
I do realize you're a full-time professional magician Brad. I know you've released some popular effects for the magic community. In the grand scheme of things that may give your opinions some gravis, in your eyes; I would've hoped success allowed you some modesty and the good grace to not be so quick to jump to conclusions. You pontificate where you should simply remain mute.
I have exactly the same failings.